Spirits by Darryl Erdmann - 2018 Purchase Award Winner

The Eccles Art Center Statewide Competition is open to all artists who presently reside in the state of Utah.  Original works in any medium including paintings, prints, monoprints, drawings, graphics, pottery, sculptures, and textiles are eligible.  REPRODUCTION PRINTS such as gicleé and PHOTOGRAPHS ARE NOT ELIGIBLE.  Work must have been completed within the past two years and not have been previously exhibited in a juried exhibit sponsored by the Eccles Art Center.

Artists are limited to a total of two entries.  Works consisting of multiple parts may be entered as a single work only if each of the parts cannot exist as a complete work by itself.  Multiple parts of a work may not be priced separately. 

Entries must be ready to hang, mounted, matted and framed and otherwise ready for exhibition display. TWO DIMENSIONAL WORK, LARGER THAN 21” x 21” WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED IN CLIP FRAMES.  FRAMED WORK MUST INCLUDE WIRE OR SIMILAR HANGING SYSTEM.  Works will not be accepted with only alligator hardware, D-ring, V-ring or keyhole hangers under any circumstance.

Thursday, & Friday, July 25 & 26, 2019
 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Eccles Art Center
2580 Jefferson Avenue
Ogden, Utah 84401

Work will not be accepted after 5:30 p.m.on Friday, July 26, 2019


Every reasonable precaution will be taken to protect work submitted.    Work left at the Art Center after September 3, 2019,  is left at artist’s own risk and storage charges may accrue.  Works left at the Center for over 90 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.

A price or insurance value must be indicated for all items entered.  Sales will be encouraged and the Eccles Art Center will retain a 35% commission on sales. WORK NOT FOR SALE MUST BE MARKED ‘NFS’  AND A VALUE FOR INSURANCE PURPOSES GIVEN.

$10.00 per entry
$5.00 per entry for members of the Art Center.

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

Forms will be provided when entries are received at the Eccles Art Center on July 25th & 26th.  Entries must be clearly identified by the artist with title, medium and price/insurance value.  Identification tags will be provided at the time of entry.

Self addressed jury result cards are to be filled out at registration  and will be mailed as notification of jury results.

Work not accepted must be picked up on or before August 3, 2019 between the hours of  9:00 a.m. & 3:00 p.m.

Works accepted  for exhibit and not sold must be picked up  September 3, 2019 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. & 5:00 p.m.

See LIABILITY section for storage charge notice.


Best of Show: $750.00
First Place: $500.00
Second Place: $300.00
Third Place: $200.00
Honorable Mentions (3):   $100.00


A reception for artists, friends and the community will be held on Friday, August 2, 2019 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Art Center.  Awards will be posted at the reception.

The exhibit will be on display August 2 through 31, 2019

Join us August 22 through 24 for an ART In BLOOM COMPETITION EXHIBIT for floral and interior designers. 

The Art In Bloom Auction & Reception will be held Thursday, August 22 from 5 to 7 p.m.  A $10 donation is requested at the door.  Lovely floral designs in artful, hand crafted containers will be available  to the highest bidders.

This project has received funding from 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.