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RAMP it up Around Weber County Plein Air Competition

Weber County offers a blend of natural beauty, recreational opportunities, cultural attractions, economic vitality, and community spirit, making it a great place to live, work, and play. The Eccles Art Center’s “R.A.M.P. it up Around Weber County” Plein Air Competition seeks to emphasize the natural beauty, recreation, culture, and spirit of Weber County.

“R.A.M.P. it up Around Weber County” Plein Air Competition is open to all regional artists. Original works painted between June 6th and 14th, 2024, are eligible. Participating artists will provide their own surfaces, which must be stamped before beginning the work. Stamping serves as contest verification when the surface is returned. Maximum surface size is 24” x 36” 

The first 25 participants will receive a custom umbrella and R.A.M.P. and Art Center swag bag.

STAMPING BEGINS: Thursday, June 6, 2024 at 10:00 a.m.
RETURN DEADLINE: Friday, June 14, 2024 by 3:00 p.m.


  • The competition is open to all artists who presently reside in the state of Utah
  • Artists may enter up to two pieces, but may have as many surfaces stamped as they would like. 
  • Original works in any medium including paintings, drawings, or mixed media.
  • Size limitations: Maximum surface size is 24” x 36”.
  • Entries must be painted between June 6th and June 14th, 2024
  • Entries must be ready to hang, mounted, gallery wrapped, matted and framed, or otherwise ready for display. 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. Click here to review the EAC’s framing guidelines.
  • Boundary:  Each entrant will draw for a location to paint within Weber County

STAMPING: Beginning Thursday, June 6, 2024 - 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
WORKING PERIOD: Thursday, June 6, 2024, 10 a.m. to Friday, June 14, 2024, 3 p.m.
RECEIVING: Monday, June 10, 2024 to Friday, June 14, 2024, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
OPENING: Saturday, June 15, 2024 at 11 a.m.

Eccles Art Center
2580 Jefferson Avenue
Ogden, Utah 84401
(801) 392-6935

Work will not be accepted after 3:00 p.m. on Friday, June 14, 2024

Every reasonable precaution will be taken to protect work submitted. Work after July 6, 2024 are 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.

Sales will be encouraged, but are not required. The Eccles Art Center will retain a 35% commission on sales.


Best of Show: $500.00
First Place: $300.00
Second Place: $200.00
Third Place: $100.00

Best of Show will be donated to the Weber County R.A.M.P. Commission for display in the commission office with artist recognition.

Works accepted for exhibit and not sold must be picked up on July 1st and 2nd, 2024, between 9:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
See the LIABILITY section for insurance restrictions and storage charge notice.

A reception for artists, friends, and the community will be held on Saturday, June 15, 2024, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Art Center Carriage House. Awards will be posted that day. The exhibit will be on display from June 15, 2024, through June 29, 2024. 

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.

$20.00 entry fee
$5.00 for 2nd entry (after initial entry fee)

     *Members with an "Artist Membership" will receive 2nd entry fee.

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

Entries must be identified by the artist based on title, medium, and price/insurance value. Identification tags will be provided at the time of entry. 

RAMP it up Around Weber County Plein Air Competition Registration Form

The Eccles Art Center hereby grants to the undersigned artist permission to display their artwork in the Eccles Art Center, located at 2580 Jefferson Avenue, Ogden, Utah June 15 - 29, 2024.  

The Eccles Art Center cannot accept responsibility for works damaged due to incorrect or poor framing.    

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 over 60 days at the Eccles Art Center is deemed abandoned and may be sold or disposed of at the Board of Directors' discretion.

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