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Traces of the West 2022 Call for Entry

Ogden Pioneer Days Committee, and the Eccles Art Center are pleased to issue this call for entries for the Annual Ogden Pioneer Days—Traces of the West Statewide Emerging Artists’ Competition.

The Ogden Pioneer Days—Traces of the West Statewide Competition is open to all artists who presently reside in the state of Utah. Western themes include western landscapes, native Americans, cowboys, cowgirls, indigenous wildlife and domestic animals. Original works in any medium including paintings, original prints, monoprints, drawings, graphics, pottery, sculptures, and textiles are eligible. REPRODUCTION PRINTS such as Giclee’ and PHOTOGRAPHS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. Work must have been completed within the past two years and not previously been exhibited in a juried exhibit sponsored by the Eccles Art Center.

Work selected for the exhibition must remain for the duration of the show. No changes will be allowed.

The submission of entries gives the Eccles Art Center the right to reproduce work for publicity and educational purposes.

Artists are limited to a total of two entries. Works consisting of multiple parts are not recommended and 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 ACCEPT-ED 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 key-hole hangers under any circumstance.

Tuesday, June 21, 2022 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday, June 22, 2022 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Thursday, June 23, 2022 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Eccles Community Art Center
2580 Jefferson Avenue
Ogden, Utah 84401

Work will not be accepted after 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 23, 2022

Every reasonable precaution will be taken to protect work submitted. Work not accepted must be retrieved by June 30, 2022. Works accepted may be retrieved on August 2, 2022. Work left at the Art Center after those dates, is at the artist’s own risk and storage charges may accrue. Works left at the Center for over 60 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 at 35% commission on sales. Any item sold will remain on display until the end of the exhibit, July 30, 2022. WORK NOT FOR SALE MUST BE MARKED ‘NFS’.

$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. Please make checks payable to Eccles Art Center.

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.

Online registration is recommended for ease and safety. Numbered tags with claim tabs will be provided for identification of works. Artists will received an email as notification of jury results.

Work not accepted must be picked up on or before June 30, 2022. between the hours of 10:00 a.m. & 4:00 p.m.

Works accepted for exhibit and not sold must be picked up August 2, 2022 between the hours of 10:00 a.m. & 4:00 p.m.

See LIABILITY section for restrictions and storage charge notice.

BEST OF SHOW:`$500.00
PEOPLE CHOICE: $200 announced July 1, 2022 at 8:00 p.m.

A reception for artists, friends and the community will be held at the Eccles Art Center in association with The Traces of the West Art Fest on Friday, July 1, 2022 from 3:00 to 8:00 p.m. Awards will be posted at the reception and online. 

The exhibit will be on display July 1 through 30, 2022

This community event is sponsored by Ogden Pioneer Days, and Eccles Art Center..

Traces of the West License and Release

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 for the period of June 21, through July 30, 2022.   The Eccles Art Center cannot accept responsibility for works damaged due to Shipping and incorrect or poor framing.  Every reasonable precaution will be taken to protect work submitted. Unaccepted works left at the center after June 30, 2022 and accepted works left after August 2, 2022 are left at the artist’s own risk and storage charges may accrue.  The artist does hereby release the Eccles Art Center and Ogden Pioneer Days Foundation from any and all liability after August 2, 2022 for any work submitted for the Traces of the West COMPETITION.

License and Release
I agree with the above rules and regulations, and acknowledge that a low resolution image of my work may be used in online marketing and sales for the Art Center as well as acknowledging that if my artwork is left over 60 days at the Eccles Art Center, it is deemed abandoned and may be sold or disposed of at the Board of Directors discretion.
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If this piece is not for sale, please enter "NFS."

If this piece is not for sale, please enter "NFS."
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