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The Ogden Valley news Page 4 Volume XIV Issue XV May 15, 2007 Calling All Artists for Statewide Competition The Eccles Community Art Center in Ogden is announcing a call for entry for its 33rd Annual Statewide Competition. This competition is open to all artists who presently reside in the state of Utah. Original work in any medium, including paintings, prints, monoprints, drawings, graphics, pottery, sculptures, and textiles are eligible. Photographs are not eligible. A statewide photographic competition was held in February. Works must have been completed within the past two years and not previously exhibited in a juried exhibit sponsored by the Eccles Community Art Center. Artists are limited to a total of two entries. Entry fees are $8 per entry. Entry fees are used for prize money and publicity and are not refundable. Entries must be clearly identified by the artist with title, medium, and price/insurance value. Identification tags and result cards are provided to the artist at the time of entry. The original works will be accepted on Friday June 22, 2007 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and on Saturday, June 23, 2007 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Eccles Community Art Center at 2580 Jefferson Avenue, Ogden. Work will not be accepted after 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 23, 2007 This is a juried competition. Works accepted by the jurors will be exhibited and awards will be presented. The Eccles Community Art Center will present monetary including first, second, third and a purchase award. The Eccles Community Art Center Board of Directors determines the purchase award. Works purchased become a part of the Art Center’s permanent collection. A reception for artists, friends, and the community will be held on Friday, July 6, 2007 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Eccles Community Art Center. The awards will be announced at this reception. The competition exhibit will be on display July 6 through August 30, 2007. Regular gallery hours are weekdays 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The gallery is closed Sundays, and major holidays. For more information, or a call for entry, call Debra, Donna, or Liz at 801-392-6935. The call for entry may be found on-line at <www.ogden4arts.org> This project has been funded by grants provided by Utah Arts Council, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Ogden City Cemetery Walking History Tours Planned Miles Goodyear, the builder of Fort Buenaventura traveled the west trapping and trading. Desiring a permanent home for his Ute wife and two children, his eye was always open for a “good spot.” The spot that he selected was situated where the Weber and Ogden Rivers crossed a beautiful valley full of wild game and fertile soil. It would also be a favorable place, two years later, when Mormon pioneers came visiting from Salt Lake City By November of 1847, a deal was completed as James Brown, representing the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, purchased the whole valley from Ben Lomond to the Weber River, and from the eastern mountains to the Great Salt Lake. The deed to the land was exchanged for $1,950 in gold. James Brown and his family settled in and, soon after, others did the same. Everyone Loves a SECRET! Art lovers and bargain hunters mark your calendars. The anonymous SECRET! Art exhibit and sale is off to a raging start. To date, over 160 artists have confirmed their participation in this exciting show. SECRET! a unique four-day exhibit The public is invited to attend the open- love drawing and painting birds in the ing of another great art exhibit in Gallery at field through a scope. I continually strive and fundraiser begins May 16 in the Union the Station, located inside the historic Union to bring this feeling of life into my studio Station, at 2501 Wall Avenue in Ogden. paintings. May’s exhibit will feature the paintings My painting process has evolved of Kimberly Roush of Park City, and ceram- through different mediums, out of both ics by Kevin Frazier of Salt Lake City. medical necessity and artistic preference. The exhibit runs through Tuesday, May My training was in oil, painting figures 29, 2007. Gallery hours are Monday through actually. Due to an illness caused by Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5: 00 p.m. As environmental toxins, I had to switch to always, there is no charge for admission. egg tempera. However, egg tempera did not match my direct, painterly process or my desire to paint from life. As my body About the Artist Of her work, Roush has said, “I paint began to heal I was able to paint with birds because they represent a strong con- watercolor. Watercolor allows for brilliant Station Grand Lobby next to the Gallery at nection to the delightful creativity in cre- color, painterliness and the ability to work the Station. Artists are generously donatation. in the field. Watercolor’s range from soft, ing new works on 5x7 canvases, each of On a deeper level, the health of all lovely washes to powerful, intense color which will be sold for $99 in drawings at animals-humans, birds and the thousands gives me great freedom. I love the beauty the close of the show Saturday, May 19. of other species in existence or on the of the paper, the feel of the paint interacting Adding to the anticipation, the identity of edge of existence-is a barometer of how with the paper, and the dance-like quality the artists will remain unknown until the well we tend to the planet that sustains us. of applying watercolor to paper. I find the final night when canvases are purchased The health of our planet has had a direct light of watercolor on paper matches the and signatures are revealed on the back. effect on me, as well as many species of feel of natural light more than any other For a cool $99 you might steal away with a Brian Kershisnik, a Steve Songer, a birds, creating a strong bond between these medium. lovely, winged animals and myself. My most powerful inspiration comes Blanche Wilson, an Adreian Van Suchtelen, I prefer to work with species I can inter- from the watercolors of John Singer Sargent a Paul Butler, a Gary Collins, or grab hold act with. Therefore, most of the species I for their quality of light, bravura brush of an up and coming artist, a favorite local, study are regional birds I can spend time mark, and frequently incredible abstract an unknown, a celebrity, or a talent from with in the field on a regular basis. I am passages. Lars Jonsson, a well-known elsewhere in the state! after a sense of being with the bird, and Swedish bird artist, is one of the few today This sounds really fun, but how will it I constantly pursue artistic means to cre- who works from life; he is a great inspira- work? First, preview the work. Visit the Union ate a sense of “being there.” I absolutely tion to me also.” Station the week of May 16 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily. Previewing the work will give you an advantage over the rest of the crowd. You’ll be able to breeze Variety art: Hand building in clay, wood, paper. in the night of the sale and write your name on a registry sheet for a chance to purchase Drawing skills, painting, cartooning. the masterpiece of your choice. Fun activities in every class! The registry sheets will be run like a Starting: June 4 through July 9 drawing. Accompanying each painting will Gallery at the Station VALLEY ART CLASSES! Ages: Teacher: Location: 11 to adult Douglas Wood ( Art instructor in Ogden and county schools and Weber State University.) Classes are in Liberty Our class filled up fast last year! Call . . .745-3083 Bored this summer? It has been 160 years since then, so it is only fitting that we focus this year’s tour on 1st Avenue, the final resting place of many early settlers. Come join us as we step back in Ogden’s history and listen to the stories. The tours will begin at the south end of 1st Avenue each evening June 9 and 11, beginning at 5:00 p.m., and continue every ten minutes until 6:30 p.m. The tours are free, but donations are accepted and appreciated for the proceeds of the donations are used to repair damaged cemetery markers. This event is sponsored by the Utah Genealogical Association, Ogden Region with volunteer guides coming from the Ogden Regional Family History Center. Histories will be given by ancestors. For more information, call 626-1006. be a registry sheet for a limit of ten names. The night of the sale, Saturday May 19, an admission of 10 dollars will buy you a SECRET! pencil so you may “bid” on multiple images, in hopes of being drawn for the right to purchase one or more. Participants are encouraged to write your name on as many canvases as you love, increasing your chances of taking home a “prize.” At the close of the evening, names will be drawn for the paintings that have more than one name; those with only one name will automatically be sold to the lucky person who signed for it. You will have the option to decline a painting if you “won” too many—provided there is another buyer. The sale and reception will be held Saturday May 19 from 5:30 to 9:00 p.m. Final preview and bidding is from 5:30 to7: 30 p.m. The drawings for canvases will begin at 7:30 p.m. sharp; signing up for the drawing on remaining canvases may continue until those pieces are called. SECRET! is the deal of the year! The chance to take home a prize painting, perhaps by a well-known artist, for just $99 doesn’t come around very often! How can you beat it? Thank You Artists and Art Aficionados Both the artists’ donations and your purchases will directly support the Union Station Foundation and its world class museums, and The Gallery at the Station and its growing exhibition program committed to bringing dynamic art experiences to Utah. For additional information call Ginny Stout at 801-393-9890.