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Eccles Community Art Center

20th Statewide Photographic Competition

February 3 through March 25, 2017


This Statewide Photographic Competition had a total of 92 pieces entered by 49 resident Utah photographers.  The juror for the competition was professional photographer Alan Gibby.  Mr. Gibby & The Eccles Community Art Center awarded  the following photographs in association with this exhibition.


BEST OF SHOW: The Icelanders Are Coming

A. Steven Cain ~ Ogden



Daniel T. Bauer ~ Ogden


Irrawaddy Twilight

A. Steven Cain ~ Ogden


Hydrotherapy at Alcatraz

Jessica Hollon ~ Ogden


Grey Ghost

Ron Kusina ~ North Ogden



Ryan Smith ~ Taylor



PAUL W. MULLER Lonely Nest

Memorial Award: Jim Stettler ~ Ogden




The Two Tunnels

Cambree Johnson ~ Clearfield


Sparks Will Fly

Emily Ohman ~ Salt Lake City



Works & Photographers:

Xantan 2016 

Last Boat Home Robert  Barberio ~ Magna


Angry Morning 

Brush Strokes  Daniel T. Bauer ~ Ogden


Home Sweet Home- Laundry

Home Sweet Home- Sunday Dinner  Jayne L. Blair ~ Ogden


Attic Treasures

At the Gate  Peggy Brown ~ Salt Lake City


The Switches Broom

Blue Crabs Jerry Brown ~ Salt Lake City


The Icelanders are Coming

Irrawaddy Twilight A. Steven Cain ~ Ogden


Queen Noor Camille Cain ~ Ogden


Mt. Moran

Winter at North Fork Larry Carr ~ Ogden


Young French Man

Peacock Colors  Marie Casas ~ Eden


Pelicans Flying over Palm Trees 

Tree Covered with Ivy  Laurel Casjens ~ Salt Lake City


Storm's a-brewin

Snow Capped  Jake  Childress ~ Clinton


Strange Environment 

Nadia at Spiral Jetty  Jared Christensen ~ Salt Lake City


A Step Back in Time                                                     

Greetings from Peru Rachel Degn ~ South Jordan   


Birth of the Cosmos                                                              

War of the Worlds  Peter M. Ellis ~ Ogden


Walking Meditation

City of Dreams  Gretchen  Faulk ~ Salt Lake City


Bottomless Lake 

Kentucky Morning   Kathy Gardner ~ Salt Lake City


Flying Bags   Janet E. Hancock ~ Wellsville


Lake Powell Reflection, Darth Vader 

Strike    Cynthia Heath ~ Kaysville

Burnt Out  

Welcome   John Heath ~ Kaysville


Sunrise on the San Raphael Swell  

Storm Clouds and Skyline, Zermatt   Daniel Hendriksen ~

Salt Lake City


Hydrotherapy at Alcatraz

Larry's Collection    Jessica  Hollon ~ Ogden



Storm over Capitol Reef   Kelly Horne ~ Syracuse


The Two Tunnels  

Working Hard  or Hardly Working?  Cambree  Johnson ~ Clearfield


Bannock Textures   

Windows on the Past   Kerry W.  Jones ~ Cottonwood Heights



Craters of the Moon    Corinne  Jung ~ Layton


Grey Ghost

Sunset , White Rock Bay   Ron Kusina ~ North Ogden


Floating Guitar   

Salt Lake City Library   Randy  Lowder  ~ Salt Lake City


Apache Fierce    Janette K. Lucero ~ Layton


Variations on a Flying Vee   

White Rose      Mike Manfull  ~ Bountiful


Madonna and Child   

Love Will Tear Us Apart   John Mootz ~ Murray


Window Treatment  

Winter Storage      Charles A.  Neal  ~ Centerville


Standing Alone  

Sunflower      Kenneth  Neely   ~ Salt Lake City


Sparks will Fly

Featherweight   Emily Ohman  ~ Salt Lake City


From a Dream

Flower Girl David  Parsons  ~ Ogden

Winter Princess

Tilt of the Head Frances Potter ~ Tooele


Time to Shear

Gus, Sundae & Primetime TV Sue  Poulsen ~ Liberty


Silver Back in Jungle 

Pink Magnolias & Cherry Blossoms, Washington DC

Marguerite Roberts ~ Salt Lake City


Park Scene

Autumn Foliage A.B.  Russell ~ Layton


Merida Street Arch 

Wall at Hacienda Yaxcopoil Mexico  Dayna  Serna  ~



"Light Worker" Portland Headlight, ME  Estrellita Silva ~ Layton



Pathway to Zen Ryan Smith ~ Taylor


Evening Water

Fall Light John  Steele  ~ Salt Lake City


Lonely Nest

For Every Door that Closes   Jim Stettler ~ Ogden


Pulse Gordon J.  Swenson ~

Warm Filigree   Gordon J. Swenson ~ Salt Lake City


Hotel Gallery

Alex @ the GSL    Thomas B.  Szalay  ~ Ogden


Jack Bollard

Boo Flowers #1  King Thurber ~ Ogden


Spacewalking Eccles  Charles Uibel ~ Salt Lake City


Eve Adrian Van Suchtelen ~ North Logan


Artist Ruth Wintle 95 yr. Hands   

Morning Hawk    Darol  Wintle ~ Centerville



ECCLES CENTER PHOTOGRAPHIC ART COMPETITION - 2017                 Judging this year's photographic art competition was a rewarding and pleasurable experience. I was strongly impressed with the caliber of entries and the obvious effort and artistic thought that went into each photograph.                          

The variety of entries was especially notable.                                                         

I could readily see that each photographer was striving to achieve a work of excellence and merit. Narrowing them down to a few "winners" was very difficult since all were winners in that they brought out the vision of each maker. It was only after considerable time viewing each entry, not once but several times, that I narrowed the finalists down to about 20 items.

Then after further consideration I selected six for the top awards -- Best of Show and five honorable mentions.

This was especially difficult since there was so much variation in the subject matter. This variation, however, makes for a much more interesting exhibit.

In judging I relied upon the following factors, a judging theory I developed many years ago for national judging:                                                                                

1. The message of the photograph - the feeling or expression it portrays.              

2. Lighting - the photographer's "paint brush" which gives the image depth and texture.                                                                                                                  

3. Composition - the relationship of the elements of the image to other elements and to the image as a whole - use of artistic principles.                                        

4. Presentation - print quality, finishing, framing, etc.                                           

5. Impact - how do these factors move the viewer.

In summary I must compliment the photographers who entered this competition and the Eccles Center for sponsoring the exhibit. This is a great example of leadership in the arts and especially in photography as a art form, which is so dear to my own heart. Thank you.

Alan Gibby, Professional Photographer


Eccles Community Art Center

Call for Entry 20th Statewide Photography Competition


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 original, completed within the last two years, and not have previously been exhibited in a juried exhibit sponsored by the Eccles Community 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 also 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 Community Art Center the right to reproduce work for publicity and educational purposes.


The entry fee for Eccles Community Art Center members in good standing is $5.00 per entry. Non-members may enter at $10.00 per entry.   Student (age 18 and under with student ID) entry fees : $3.00 for members, and $5.00 for nonmembers.

Entry fees are not refundable and are placed toward the presentation of   monetary awards.


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

Thursday, January 26, 2017 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Friday, January 27,  2017 9 a.m. to 6 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.


Work not exhibited must be picked up by Monday, February 6, during the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Work included in the exhibit will be on display February 3, through March 25, 2017.  Work from the exhibit must be picked up by March 29, 2017 between the hours of  9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.


Every reasonable precaution will be taken to protect work submitted. The Eccles Community Art Center will not accept responsibility for damage due to poor or incorrect framing. All work entered will be insured from January 26, through February 6, 2017. After this date, only those works accepted for the exhibit will be insured through March 29, 2017.


A price or insurance value must be indicated for all items entered. The Eccles Community 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.


Four Honorable Mention awards of $100 each, and one Best of Show award of $300 will be chosen by the Juror. A Student Recognition Award and An Award in Honor of Photographer, Paul W. Muller will be presented.


Awards and cash recognition for the Twentieth  Statewide Photographic       Competition will be posted  Friday, February 3, 2015, at 5:00 p.m., followed by  a reception for all the photographers, friends, ECAC patrons and members of the community until  8 p.m.


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