Eccles Art Center
PLEIN AIR QUICK DRAW COMPETITION
125th Anniversary Celebration
of the Historic Home
The Eccles Art Center Plein Air Quick Draw Competition is open to all regional artists. The Quick Draw Competition will take place on Saturday, August 25, 2018 during the Eccles Art Center’s 125th Anniversary Celebration of the Historic Home. Original works painted on August 25, 2018 between 8:30 a.m. and 1:30 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 Eccles Art Center (Adams to Monroe between 24th and 27th Streets).
August 25, 2018 8:30 to 1:30 p.m.
REGISTRATION & STAMPING
Registration and Stamping will occur on the Eccles Art Center’s courtyard 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 art center’s courtyard. Jefferson Avenue from 25th to 27th and 26th Street from Adams to Orchard will be closed to traffic. The Art Center’s parking lots will not be available for parking, as they are in use for vendor set up.
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.
PAINTING TURN IN
Return works to the art center’s courtyard, by no later than 2:00 p.m. all submissions will be turned in for exhibit at the 125th Anniversary Celebration at the Eccles Art Center, 2580 Jefferson 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 Eccles Art Center will retain a 35% commission on sales.
First Place: $500
Second Place: $300
Third Place: $200
Awards may be picked up after the auction closes August 25, 2018 at the Eccles Art Center. The silent auction closes at 6:30 p.m. August 25, 2018 PICK UP 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.
Angela and Matt Choberka, the Eccles Art Center board and staff appreciate your valued assistance with the Quick Draw Competition.