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Traces of the West - Call For Entry

The EAC and the Ogden Pioneer Days Committee are pleased to issue this CALL FOR ARTISTS for the “Traces of the West” Competition. The competition will be on exhibit in our Main Gallery during July 2024. It is open to any resident currently residing in the state of Utah who creates works with a Western theme.

ENTRY DEADLINE: Friday, JUNE 28, 2024


  • The Ogden Pioneer Days—Traces of the West Statewide Competition is open to all artists who reside in Utah.
  • Entries must be Western-themed. This includes (but is not limited to) Western landscapes, Native Americans, cowboys, cowgirls, indigenous wildlife, and domestic animals.
  • Artists may enter up to two pieces. 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. Entries containing various parts must be priced as one piece.
  • Original works in any medium, including paintings, original prints, monoprints, drawings, graphics, pottery, sculptures, textiles, and photography, are eligible.
  • Size limitations: 3D entries may be at most 60 inches in length or width. 2D clip or front-loading frames larger than 21" in length and width will not be accepted.
  • Entries must have been created within the last two years and must not have been previously exhibited in a juried exhibit sponsored by the Eccles Art Center
  • Entries must be ready to hang, mounted, gallery wrapped, matted and framed, or otherwise prepared 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.

JUNE 24 TO JUNE 28, 2024
9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Eccles Art Center
2580 Jefferson Avenue
Ogden, Utah 84401

Work will not be accepted after 4:30 p.m. on Friday, JUNE 28, 2024

Every reasonable precaution will be taken to protect the work submitted. Work not accepted for exhibit left after JULY 2024 and accepted work left at the Art Center after AUGUST 2024 are left at the 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 not required. The Eccles Art Center will retain a 35% commission on sales.


Best of Show: $500.00
Juror's Award: $150.00
Honorable Mentions (6): $100.00

Work not accepted must be picked up on or before July 5, 2024, between 9:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.
Works accepted for exhibit and not sold must be picked up on July 29, 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 at the Art Center on Friday, July 5, 2024, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Awards will be posted at the reception.
The exhibit will be on display from JULY 5, 2024, through JULY 27, 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.

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

*Members with an "Artist Membership" will receive one free entry into this competition

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

The artist must identify entries with title, medium, and price/insurance value. Identification tags will be provided at the time of entry. 

Notification of jury results will be emailed to the address you provide.

Traces of the West 2024 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 July 5 to 28, 2024.  

The Eccles Art Center cannot accept responsibility for works damaged due to shipping, and 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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Members of the Art Center at the "Artist" level are entitled to 1 complimentary enter to all competitions for the year. If you are already a member at the $35 Artist level, please select the $5 entry fee. If you wish to become an "Artist Member" click on the "Donate" Button
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