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The Eccles Art Center (EAC) in celebration of the beauty of flowers, art and summer is opening a competition to all resident Utah floral artists and interior designers. Original floral designs are to be created to accompany art works from the 47th Annual Statewide Competition. Designs must be free standing, so that damage is not incurred in the historic home, its furnishings, or by the artwork on display.

Categories will include permanent botanicals and fresh floral materials. Permanent botanicals are defined as artificial floral designs including dried materials. Fresh floral designs may include fresh floral materials including but not limited to mosses, lichens, branches, flowers, etc.

Additionally, the EAC staff will provide Art in Bloom registered participants with an artful container in which they are to design a floral display to be auctioned at Friday evening ‘s Auction.

Designers may register to participate by returning the attached form with the entry fee by August 23, 2021. Due to spatial limitations, applications will be processed on a first come basis.

Eccles Art Center
2580 Jefferson Avenue
Ogden, Utah 84401

Registration will not be accepted after August 23, 2021

Every reasonable precaution will be taken to protect props (excluding flowers) used in the creation of the design submitted. Props left at the Art Center after August 30, 2021 are at the de-signer’s own risk and storage charges may accrue. Props left at the Center for over 30 days will be deemed abandoned and dis-posed of at the Board’s discretion. The Eccles Art Center does not accept responsibility for works damaged due to incorrect or poor design.

$10.00, which includes an annual membership for the design-er to the Eccles Art Center, and each designer may participate in both categories. Sponsor Olive and Dahlia are underwriting the balance of the entry fees in 2021.

Entry fees are used for prize money and publicity and are non-refundable.

Designers may review the assigned work of art any time during business hours after August 9, 2021 to begin working on their concepts.

Designers may work on their display August 27, 2021 from 9 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.. Art center pedestals are available for use in placing your floral design. All other supplies, flowers and props must be provided by designers.

Props must be picked up by August 30, 2021 between the hours of 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

See LIABILITY section for restrictions.

Juror will review the designs on August 27, after 2:00 p.m.

First Place In Each Category: $400
Second Place In Each category: $300
Third Place In Each category: $200
Ned Favero Award of Excellence: $500
Eccles Community Art Center Award of Merit: $200
Peoples’ Choice Award: $100

A silent auction of floral artistry and reception for designers, friends and the community will be held on Friday, August 27, 2021 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Eccles Art Center. Awards will be posted. A $10 donation is requested at the door. Designers will receive two complimentary tickets to the reception.

The exhibit will be open to the public Saturday August 28, 2021 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. along with a Summer Art Fair with performing buskers, and visual art booths on the art center campus; and the Queen of Aces fundraising event at the center with live artists painting and selling art on Jefferson Avenue from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

This project has received funding from the Ned Favero Memorial Fund, Weber County RAMP, Ogden City, and is supported by the Utah Arts Council, with funding from the State of Utah and the National Endowment for the arts.

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Thank you for registering for Art in Bloom 2021. You may choose work to interpret from our 2021 Statewide Competition starting August 9, 2021. To see available works, please visit the Eccles Art Center (2580 Jefferson Avenue, Ogden, UT 84401), Monday through Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. You may also call us at (801) 392-6935 or email to see images of eligible works. Registration will end August 23, 2021.