Eccles Art Center Plein Air Quick Draw Competition

at the Ogden Arts Festival

The Ogden’s Arts Festival/ Eccles Art Center Plein Air Quick Draw Competition is open to all regional artists.  The Quick Draw Competition will take place on Saturday, June 8, 2019  during the Ogden’s Arts Festival. Original works painted on June 8, 2019 between 8:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. are eligible.  Artists may enter more than one surface.  Multiple surfaces may be stamped.  Only surfaces registered are eligible for the competition and silent auction. Maximum surface size 36” x 36”.

Entries must be ready to hang, mounted, or  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.


Artists will paint in the vicinity of the Ogden’s Arts Festival (Wall Avenue to Jefferson Avenue between 24th and 26th Streets). 

June 8, 2019 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Registration and Stamping will occur on the Eccles Art Center beginning at 8:30 a.m.  Stamping will close at  11:00 a.m.

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.  Works must be framed and wired for hanging in exhibit condition, ready to sell.

Participants will return works to Ogden’s Art Festival at Union Station.  The Eccles Art Center’s Quick Draw booth will be inside the station near the gallery.



FEES: $25.00/ADDITIONAL ENTRIES: $10.00/ entry

Participants may have  multiple surfaces stamped at the time of registration for the fee of one entry.  Additional fees will be charges if you decide to turn in more than one surface.  All fees are non-refundable, even if the original surface is unfinished.  Entry fees are used for prize money and publicity.

Return works to the Ogden’s Arts Festival at Union Station Eccles Art Center’s booth,  by no later than 2:00 p.m. all submissions will be turned in for exhibit at the Ogden’s Art Festival at Union Station, 2500 Wall Avenue, Ogden.  Works must be framed and ready to hang with a wire in exhibition condition; ready to sell. Works will be judged.  A silent auction will begin as works are placed on exhibit.

All work accepted for the Quick Draw Competition  will be exhibited and offered for sale in a silent auction.  Artists will establish a minimum price for which they are willing to sell their work(s), an immediate sale/premium price (Buy it now)  will also be established.  Art enthusiasts and collectors may bid on the freshly painted masterpieces beginning at the artist’s minimum price.  Sales will be encouraged and the Ogden’s Arts Festival/ Eccles Art Center will retain a 35% commission on sales.  Artist will be mailed checks for their work less the commission after payment is confirmed on sold works.

First Place:  $500
Second Place: $300
Third Place: $200

The silent auction closes at 5:00 p.m. June 9, 2019.
Awards may be picked up Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at the Eccles Art Center. 

Works accepted for exhibit and not sold must be picked up when the auction closes.

Those purchasing silent auction items may also pick up the pieces at this time.