Plein Air Exhibit and Reception

Awards Announced

Purchase Award
"Concrete" - Eric Zschiesche

Professional
First Place: "Spring on Ben Lomond" - George Handrahan
Second Place: "Vintage John Deere" - Bonnie Frucci
Third Place: "Union Station" - John Huerta, Jr

Amateur
First Place: "Orange Caboose" - Ye Liang
Second Place: "Reflected Union" - Alisa Laporte
Third Place: "Basin Beauty" - Jan Carlsen

Call for Entry Plein Air 2017

Eligibility
The Eccles Community Art Center Plein Air Competition is open to all regional artists.  Original works painted between May 22 through May 30, 2017 are eligible.  PHOTOGRAPHS ARE NOT ELIGIBLE.  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 ECAC’s Plein Air Competition boundaries are set to capture the historic architecture of Ogden and the natural beauty of Weber County.  Artists may paint anywhere within Weber County.  Subject of  works may be outside the boundaries of Weber County as long as the artist paint from within the County boundaries.

Working Period
May 22 , 2017 9:00 a.m. through  May 30, 2017 4:00 p.m.

Registration & Stamping
We suggest that you register in person when you have your surfaces stamped.  Registration and stamping may be accomplished May 22 through 26, 2017  from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. & May 27, 2017 from 9:00 a.m.  To 3:00 p.m.

Fees
$25 Professional | Additional entries are $10 per entry
$15 Amateur | Additional entries are $5 per 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
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 9 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday, May 31, 2017 9 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Eccles Community Art Center
2580 Jefferson Avenue
Ogden, Utah 84401

Work will not be accepted after 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 31, 2017

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.  All work submitted will be insured through June 22, 2017 while at the Art Center. WORK ACCEPTED FOR EXHIBIT WILL NOT BE INSURED AFTER JUNE 22.  Work left at the Art Center after this dates is 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 Community Art Center will retain a 35% commission on sales. 

Pick-Ups
Works accepted  for exhibit and not sold must be picked up  June 22, 2017 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: $1500 | $300
Second Place: $750 | $200
Third Place: $400 | $100

Opening Reception, Exhibit & Auction
A reception for artists, friends and the community will be held on Friday, June 2, 2017 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 17, 2017.  

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.


Quick Draw Competition

In association with the Ogden Arts Festival

June 10 & 11, 2017

Eligibility
The Eccles Community Art Center Plein Air Quick Draw Competition is open to all regional artists.  The Quick Draw Competition will take place on Saturday, June 10, 2017 during the Ogden Arts Festival. Original works painted on June  10, 2017 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.

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
Artists will paint in the vicinity of the festival and the Eccles Community Art Center (Jefferson to Wall between 24th and 26th Street). 

Working Period
June 10, 2017 8:00 to 1:30 p.m.

Registration & Stamping
Registration and Stamping will occur at the Eccles Community Art Center beginning at 8:00 a.m.  Stamping will close at  noon.

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

Participants will be informed at time of registration of the location for turning in paintings.

Fees
$25 | Additional entries $10 per entry

Participants may have  multiple surfaces stamped at the time of registration for the fee of one entry.  Additional fees will be charged 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
Location will be announced at time of registration.  By no later than 2:00 p.m. all submissions will be turned in for exhibit at the Ogden Arts Festival (if inclement weather occurs, the work will be turned in and exhibit at the Eccles Community 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.

Sales
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 Community Art Center will retain a 35% commission on sales.

Awards
First Place: $650
Second Place: $350
Third Place: $250

Awards may be picked up after the auction closes or June 12th at the Eccles Community Art Center. The silent auction closes June 11, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.

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.