Driving the Spike: Past to Present 1869 to 2019 Plein Air Stamping

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Presented by Eccles Community Art Center and Golden Spike 150 at Eccles Community Art Center, Ogden UT

May 28 2019
Jun 03 2019
Driving the Spike: Past to Present 1869 to 2019 Plein Air Stamping

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”.


The EAC’s Driving the Spike: Past to Present 1869 to 2019 Plein Air

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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




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.



First Place:            $1000.00               $300.00

Second Place:       $ 500.00                 $ 200.00

Third Place:          $ 250.00                 $ 100.00

Contact: 801-392-6935

Email: debra@ogden4arts.org

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Additional time info:


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.


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

* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.


Eccles Community Art Center

2580 Jefferson Avenue, Ogden, UT 84401

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