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Eccles Art Center

Plein Air Competition

Sponsored by Heather Hess Lindquist

The Eccles Art Center Plein Air Competition is open to all regional artists. Original works painted between June 21 and 28, 2021 are eligible. PHOTOGRAPHS ARE NOT ELIGIBLE. Participating artists will provide their own surfaces which must be stamped before beginning the work. Stamping serves as a contest verification for when the surface is returned. Maximum surface size is 24”x36”.

Artists are limited to a total of three surfaces/works. Entries must be ready to hang, mounted, matted and framed and otherwise ready in exhibition condition to sell. Two dimensional work, larger than 21”x21” will not be accepted in clip frames. FRAMED WORK MUST INCLUDE A WIRE OR SIMILAR HANGING SYSTEM. Works will not be accepted with only alligator hardware, D-ring, V-ring, or keyhole hangers under any circumstance.

The EAC’s Plein Air Competition boundaries are set to capture the historic architecture of Ogden and the natural beauty of Weber County. Artists may paint anywhere within Weber County. Subject of works may be outside the boundaries of Weber County as long as the artist paints from within the county boundaries.

June 21, 2021 10:00 a.m. through June 28, 2021 4:00 p.m.

We suggest you register and pay online prior to having your surfaces stamped at Registration may also occur during stamping. Stamping may be accomplished June 21st through June 25th, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Professional Entry Fee: $25
Additional Professional Entries: $10 per entry (up to 3 total entries)
Amateur Entry Fee: $15
Additional Amateur Entries: $5 per entry (up to 3 total entries)

When entering the professional or amateur division, you will pay for one surface entry when you have your surfaces stamped. You may have several surfaces stamped at this time for the fee of one entry. Additional fees will be charged if you decide to turn in more than one surface, up to three surfaces are acceptable. All fees are non-refundable, even if the original surface is unfinished and not ready to enter in to the competition. Entry fees are used for prize money and publicity.

Monday, June 28, 2021 – 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
at the
Eccles Art Center
2580 Jefferson Avenue
Ogden, UT 84401

Work will not be accepted after 4:00 p.m. on Monday, June 28, 2021.

Entries must be clearly identified by the artist with title, medium, minimum and premium price. Identification tags will be provided upon receiving the finished surfaces. Only those works that are properly registered and stamped will be accepted for the competition/exhibit.

Every reasonable precaution will be taken to protect work submitted. Work left at the Art Center after July 7th for works not accepted and after August 4th for accepted works are left at artist’s own risk and storage charges may accrue. Works left at the Center for over 30 days will be deemed abandoned and disposed of at the Board’s discretion. The Eccles Art Center does not accept responsibility for works damaged due to incorrect or poor framing.

Accepted works entered in the Plein Air Competition will be exhibited and offered for sale. A Plein Air Silent Auction will be established. Artists will indicate a minimum price for which they are willing to sell their work, an immediate sale/premium price (Buy it Now) will also be established. During the auction, art enthusiasts may bid on the freshly created plein air masterpieces beginning at the artist’s minimum price. Sales will be encouraged and the Eccles Art Center will retain a 35% commission on sales.

Works accepted for exhibit and not sold must be picked up on Monday, August 2, 2021 between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

                                    PROFESSIONAL:      AMATEUR:
First Place                   $1000                          $300
Second Place              $500                            $200
Third Place                 $250                            $100

A reception for artists, friends and the community will be held on Friday, July 2, 2021 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Art Center. Awards will be posted at the reception

The exhibit and auction will continue through July 31, 2021.

Plein Air Competition 2021

The Eccles Art Center, 2580 Jefferson Avenue, Ogden, Utah hereby grants to the undersigned artist permission to display their paintings or other works of art at the art center July 2nd through 31, 2021.  Every reasonable precaution will be taken to protect work submitted.  The Eccles Art Center cannot accept responsibility for works damaged due to incorrect or poor framing.  Work left at the Eccles Art Center after August 2, 2021 is left at artist’s own risk and storage charges may accrue.  The artist does hereby release the Eccles Art Center from any and all liability after August 2, 2021 for any work submitted for the PLEIN AIR COMPETITION.

I, hereby, acknowledge that a low resolution image of my work may be used in online marketing & sales for the Eccles Art Center. I, hereby, acknowledge that artwork left after September 2, 2021 at the Eccles Art Center is deemed abandoned and may be sold or disposed of at the Eccles Art Center boards’ discretion.
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For additional entries, a $10 fee for professional artists, and a $5 fee for amateur artists, will be collected upon returning finished surfaces. You may enter up to 3 finished pieces.
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