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The Eccles Art Center, 2580 Jefferson, Ogden will exhibit the accepted works from the Pride Statewide Competition in the Main Gallery and feature paintings created "En Plein Air" June 5 Through 27, 2020 in the Carriage House Gallery. A reception in association with Ogden’s Art Stroll and held within the State Covid- 19 guidelines on Friday, June 5, 2020 from 5 to 9 p.m.   Awards will be posted at this reception as well as online at www.ogden4arts.org.  For anyone still sheltering at home, virtual tours of these exhibits will be posted on the center’s website and social platforms: Facebook and Instagram.

The Eccles Art Center announces the inaugural celebration of pride during Pride Month. This 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.  

The Eccles Art Center is proud to celebrate Pride Month.  We support the coming together of artists and art appreciation, through the offering of this competition of shared creative expression.  When the world is disheartening, a show of support and acceptance is all that someone needs to feel understood.  We asked artists to create using the six colors and/or themes of the Pride flag; Red: Life, Orange: Healing, Yellow: Sunlight or Energy, Green: Nature, Blue: Harmony or Peace, Purple: Spirit.  

The Eccles Art Center staff in support of Ogden Pride will be receiving donations.  Ogden Pride Outreach and Eccles Art Center programs will share the benefits.  Your donation will place a small rainbow flag or an ornament on a tree located in the Eccles Art Center’s main gallery.

The EAC Plein Air exhibit is competitive; open to regional artists, professionals and amateurs, interested in create works outdoors, on-site not in a studio.  The exhibit will include original works painted between May 26 through June 1, 2020 within the boundaries of Weber County.  The Plein Air Competition boundaries were established for artists to capture the historic architecture of Ogden and explore with paint the natural beauty of Weber County.  Patrons and art collectors are invited to view these freshly painted works or add one to their private collection.

Monetary awards will be presented for both the Pride and Plein Air Competitions.  Awards will be posted for the art stroll reception, shared on the art center web page and social media.

The Eccles Art Center is pleased to be continuing the Plein Air Competition started by the Ogden Arts Festival.  Sponsor, Heather A. Hess Lindquist will share a select collection of original framed plein air works by previous Ogden Arts Festival purchase award winners. These works will remain on display at the center through June 27, 2020

The staff of the Eccles Art Center invites you to view the exhibits.  June hours are weekdays 10a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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