DRIVING THE SPIKE: Past to Present 1869 to 2019 PLEIN AIR COMPETITION

ELIGIBILITY
The Eccles Art Center Driving the Spike: Past to Present 1869 to 2019 will include a plein air and photography competition themed with trains and railroads in the Utah landscape.  The Plein Air Competition is open to all regional artists.  Original themed works painted between May 28 through June 2, 2019 are eligible.  PHOTOGRAPHS ARE NOT ELIGIBLE FOR THE PLEIN AIR COMPETITION.  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.  Maximum surface size is 24” x 36”.

Artists are limited to a total of three surfaces/works.  Entries must be ready to hang, mounted, matted and framed and otherwise ready in exhibition condition, ready to sell. TWO DIMENSIONAL WORK, LARGER THAN 21” x 21” 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.

BOUNDARIES
The EAC’s Driving the Spike: Past to Present 1869 to 2019 Plein Air Competition boundaries are set to pay tribute to Ogden’s Railroad legacy and history.  Artists may paint along the rails from Ogden to Promontory, Utah.  Works must pay tribute to the history of Ogden and the Transcontinental Railroad.

WORKING PERIOD
May 28 through June 3, 2019  4:00 PM

REGISTRATION & STAMPING
We suggest that you register in person when you have your surfaces stamped.  Registration and stamping may be accomplished May 28 through 31 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM and June 1, from 9:00 AM to 2:30 PM

FEES
$25.00  PROFESSIONAL/ ADDITIONAL ENTRIES: $10:00/entry
$15.00 AMATEUR/ADDITIONAL ENTRIES:$5.00/entry

When entering the professional or amateur division, you will pay for one surface entry when you have your surfaces stamped.  You may have several surfaces stamped at this time for the fee of one entry.  Additional fees will be charged if you decide to turn in more than one surface, up to three surfaces are acceptable.  All fees are non-refundable, even if the original surface is unfinished.  Entry fees are used for prize money and publicity.

RECEIVING
Monday, June 3, 2019 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

 

Eccles  Art Center
2580 Jefferson Avenue
Ogden, Utah 84401

Work will not be accepted after 5:00 PM
on Monday, June 3, 2019

Entries must be clearly identified by the artist with title, medium, minimum and premium price.  Identification tags will be provided upon receiving the finished surfaces.  Only those works that are properly registered and stamped will be accepted for the competition/exhibit.

 

LIABILITY
Every reasonable precaution will be taken to protect work submitted.    Work left at the Art Center after July 3, 2019 is 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 Community Art Center does not accept responsibility for works damaged due to incorrect or poor framing.

SALES
Accepted works entered in the Plein Air Competition will be exhibited and offered for sale.  A Plein Air Silent Auction will be established.  Artists will indicate a minimum price for which they are willing to sell their work, an immediate sale/premium price (Buy It Now) will also be established.  During the auction, art enthusiasts may bid on the freshly created plein air masterpieces beginning at the artist’s minimum price.  Sales will be encouraged and the Eccles Art Center will retain a 35% commission on sales. 

PICK-UPS
Works accepted for exhibit and not sold must be picked up July 3, 2019 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. & 5:00 p.m.

See LIABILITY section for insurance restrictions and storage charge notice.

AWARDS
PROFESSIONAL:                             AMATEUR:
First Place:            $1000.00             $300.00
Second Place:       $500.00               $200.00
Third Place:           $250.00               $100.00

 

OPENING RECEPTION, EXHIBIT & AUCTION
A reception for artists, friends and the community will be held on Friday, June7, 2019 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Art Center.  Awards will be posted at the reception.

The exhibit and auction will continue through June 29, 2019.  

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

Eccles Art Center 
Driving the Spike Past to Present 1869 to 2019 Themed 
Photography Competition

This photographic Competition will be themed on trains, tracks and the buildings of Ogden and Promontory, Utah that were built due to the influence of the Transcontinental Railroad and modern railed transportation.

ELIGIBILITY
Open to all photographic artists who presently reside in the state of Utah.

Participants are limited to a total of two entries. All prints must be themed original, completed within the last year, and not have previously been exhibited in a juried exhibit sponsored by the Eccles Art Center.

All prints must be framed, fully assembled, including wire for hanging, and ready for exhibition display. PHOTOS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED IN CLIP FRAMES. Works will not be accepted with only alligator hardware, D-ring, V-ring or keyhole hangers under any circumstance.

The jurors or the Art Center may refuse works which are not suitable for exhibition in the Gallery because of size or liability.

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.

ENTRY FEE
The entry fee for Eccles Art Center members in good standing is $5.00 per entry. Non-members may enter at $10.00 per entry.   Entry fees are not refundable and are placed toward the presentation of   monetary awards.

RECEIVING
Work will be received in the Main Gallery of the Eccles Art Center, 2580 Jefferson Avenue, Ogden, Utah on:

Thursday, May 30, 2019 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday, May 31, 2019 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Entries must be clearly identified with photographer's name, title of work, and either price or insurance value. Work not for sale must be marked "NFS" on entry forms with a value for insurance purposes given.

Tags will be provided for identification at time of entry. Self-addressed jury   results cards, filled out by the entrant at registration, will be mailed as             notification of jury results.

PICK UP
Work not exhibited must be picked up by June 3, 2019, during the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Work included in the exhibit will be on display June 3, through 29, 2019.  Work from the exhibit must be picked up by July 3, 2019 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

LIABILITY
Every reasonable precaution will be taken to protect work submitted. The Eccles Art Center will not accept responsibility for damage due to poor or incorrect framing.

SALES
A price or insurance value must be indicated for all items entered. The Eccles Art Center will retain a 35% commission on sales. Sales will be   encouraged. Any item sold will remain on display until the end of the exhibit.

AWARDS
Four Honorable Mention awards of $100 each, and one Best of Show award of $300 will be chosen by the Juror. .

OPENING RECEPTION
Awards and cash recognition for the Driving the Spike Past To Present 1869 to 2019 Photography Competition will be posted  Friday, June 7, 2019, at 5:00 p.m., followed by  a reception for all the photographers, friends, EAC patrons and members of the community until  8 p.m. in association with Ogden’s Art Stroll.