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Ogden Arts Festival and Eccles Art Center

Plein Air Quick Draw Competition

The Ogden Arts Festival/Eccles Art Center Plein Air Quick Draw Competition is open to all regional artists. The Quick Draw Competition will take place on Saturday, June 12, 2021 during the Ogden Arts Festival. Original works painted on June 12, 2021 between 8:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. are eligible. Artists may enter more than one surface. Multiple surfaces may be stamped. Only surfaces registered are eligible for the competition and silent auction. Maximum surface size 36”x36”.

Entries must be ready to hang, mounted, or matted and framed and otherwise ready in exhibition condition, ready to sell. TWO DIMENSIONAL WORK, LARGER THAN 21”x21” 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.

Artists will paint in the vicinity of the Ogden Arts Festival (Wall Avenue to Jefferson Avenue between 24th and 26th Streets). Please no parking at Union Station as the festival is using the Union Station grounds.

June 12, 2021 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Online registration below is recommended. Stamping will occur at the Eccles Art Center beginning at 8:30 a.m. Stamping will close at 11:00 a.m., artists may also register at that time.

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. Works must be framed and wired for hanging in exhibit condition, ready to sell.

Participants will return works to Ogden Arts Festival at Union Station. The Eccles Art Center’s Quickdraw booth will be inside the station near the gallery.


Participants may have multiple surfaces stamped at the time of registration for the fee of one entry. Additional fees will be charged if you decide to turn in more than one surface. All fees are non-refundable, even if the original surface is unfinished. Entry fees are used for prize money and publicity.

Return works to the Ogden Arts Festival at Union Station Eccles Art Center booth, no later than 3:30 p.m. all submissions will be turned in for exhibit at the Ogden Arts Festival at Union Station, 2500 Wall Avenue, Ogden. Works must be framed and ready to hang with a wire in exhibition condition; ready to sell. Works will be judged. A silent auction will begin as works are placed on exhibit through June 13, 2021.

All work accepted for the Quick Draw Competition will be exhibited and offered for sale in a silent auction. Artists will establish a minimum price for which they are willing to sell their work, an immediate sale/premium price (Buy it Now) will also be established. Art enthusiasts and collectors may bid on the freshly painted masterpieces beginning at the artist’s minimum price. Sales will be encouraged and the Ogden Arts Festival/Eccles Art Center will retain a 35% commission on sales. Artists will be mailed checks for their work less the commission after payment is confirmed on sold works.

First Place:      $350
Second Place: $250
Third Place:    $150

The silent auction closes at 4:30 p.m. on June 13, 2021.
Awards may be picked up Tuesday, June 15, 2021 at the Eccles Art Center.

Works accepted for exhibit and not sold must be picked up when the auction closes.
Those purchasing silent auction items may also pick up the pieces at this time.

Quick Draw Competition 2021

The Ogden Arts Festival and Eccles Art Center hereby grant to the undersigned artist permission to display their paintings or other works of art at the Ogden Arts Festival, Ogden, Utah on June 12 & 13, 2021. The Ogden Arts Festival, Ogden Union Station, and Eccles Art Center cannot accept responsibility for works damaged due to incorrect or poor framing. The Ogden Arts Festival, Ogden Union Station, and Eccles Art Center will not be responsible for any loss or damage to the artist's property after 5:00 p.m. on June 13, 2021 for any work submitted for the QUICK DRAW COMPETITION.

I, hereby, acknowledge that artwork left after June 16, 2021 at the Ogden Arts Festival or Eccles Art Center is deemed abandoned and may be sold or disposed of at the Eccles Art Center's board discretion. Work not picked up on June 13th from the Ogden Arts Festival will be taken to the Eccles Art Center, 2580 Jefferson Avenue for the artists to retrieve before June 16, 2021.
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