Announcement of the Theme for 2017

The theme for the Outlaw Trail Festival of the Arts’ contests in 2017 is “Once In a Lifetime”!

A strong shift is occurring this year as some major changes have been made in the rules… and everyone is automatically entered in the “theme”!

We want to see the best you’ve ever had… that “Once In a Lifetime” piece that will never be duplicated!

First of all, there is no time limit for your entries. In the past, it has been a requirement that your art (or photo) must have been created within the last two years. Not this time… you may have a drawing or a photograph that was created 10, 25, or 40 years ago, if it is your “Once In a Lifetime” piece, you may enter it, as long as you created it and as long as it has never been entered in one of our previous shows. That would be Uintah Arts Council, Outlaw Trail Festival of the Arts, or any contest at the Western Heritage, or now the Uintah County Heritage Museum. If it was shown but no prizes were awarded for that show… it may be entered in our show this year.

The second big change is that each artist may now only enter two (2) pieces of artwork. So pick you two very best items.

The last big change is that we have had to revamp the prize matrix. In well over twenty years of paying out more prize money than we have taken in, we have had to trim back the cash prizes somewhat.

Our greatest hope is that all of you artists and photographers will continue to enter these shows/contests for the recognition, exposure, and just the sheer pleasure of showing off your wonderful creations.

Most of the rest of the rules are staying nearly the same, but you should double-check all of them as you prepare your entries.

Click on the tabs at the top of the web page at OutlawTrailFestival.com, to get to the information you need, whether its for the Photo Shootout or whether it’s for the Art Show. I think you’ll find everything you need.

Four Important Points

Hello Artists,

A few things, first, check your promotions folder or junk mail  if you didn’t receive the meeting invitation already sent.

Second, The Library in the large conference room has wonderful artwork and photography featuring  Lori Burchinal, Jay Stocks, Deena Millecam, Susan Dart, and two other artists work.  They are hosting an Open House on Monday, November 14 at 7:00 PM.  Hope to see you all there!

Third, a reminder that we will be presenting our Uintah Mountain Artist group, our intentions and goals to the Chamber of Commerce at their luncheon on Tuesday, November 15 at noon at the Golden Corral.  If you want to show 1 or 2 pieces of work be there by 11:30, and bring your own easel.  You can buy lunch if you’d like but it’s not necessary.

Fourth, our next meeting is Wednesday, November 16.  I know…busy busy busy!  Creative people tend to be busy people…true?

And think on this….we need someone to oversee the “Trees for Charity Event” Artwork will be displayed in the back foyer, and the UBOC Christmas concert also wants artwork displayed that Saturday, Dec. 3rd and someone needs to oversee that Event,  Be prepared to volunteer!  We’ll talk about these needs on Wednesday

Till we meet again…
Nila Jane
Event Coordinator

Uintah Mountain Artists Invitation

Melissa Deletant UMA artist Josephine M

Uintah Mountain Artists

Presentation by Marjorie Reynolds
‘The Art of Composing Your Composition’

Please bring your sketchbook and your favorite sketching tools!

Help us make the Uintah Basin an Art destination
Any type of visual artist is welcome…quilting, crafts, photography, painting, drawing, sculpture, woodworking, pottery, origami…

Remember to bring your “Resurrect” challenge!
Wednesday, Nov. 16
7:00 PM
Split Mountain Conference room in the Uintah County Building
152 E 100 N, Vernal, UT

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Featured ‘High Contrast’ artwork:
Rebecca Ipson
Marjorie Reynolds
Lori Burchinal
Kenna Rieske
Josephine Moellmer

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Nila Jane Autry
2381 West 550 North
Vernal, UT  84078

Photo Show on Display Through Nov. 4th

The Outlaw Trail Festival’s 20th Annual Photo Shootout is on display at the Uintah County Heritage Museum until November 4th… during regular business hours every day. Come see the

boy on playground equipment

Jungle Joe – Eliza Stocks

work of our photographers! It’s free! You may even cast a vote for your favorite photo! (Please, only one vote per visitor… must be present to vote)


The Outlaw Trail Festival of the Arts is a part of the Uintah Arts Council.

Photo Show Is Ready to View!

Our 20th Annual Juried Photo Shootout is ready to show! The photos were all hung over the weekend… and judged. There are lots of very, very fine photos.

If you’re interested in the awards… there will be a reception (free) for the photographers, their families and friends and the public on Thursday, October 13th from 6:30 p.m. until about 7:30 p.m. Awards will be announced at 7 p.m., and the results will be posted on this website and on our Facebook pages after Thursday.

You may even cast a ballot for your very favorite photo while you are visiting the museum. (Only one vote per person, please, and every voter must be present in the museum to cast their vote… no proxies)

Please visit the Uintah County Heritage Museum, in Vernal, and take a look for yourself. It’s free! The address is 155 E Main street and the hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (closed on Sunday). The show will be on display through Friday, November 4th.

This year’s theme is “Boots, Buckles & Bling”

Enter Our Photo Shootout!

Do You Take Some Great Photos? Would you like to show them to everyone and have chance to win a prize?

The Uintah Arts Council’s Annual Juried Photography Shootout is just a few days away. October 6th and 7th are the days to submit your photos (up to 4) for this year’s contest!

You will only compete with other photographers that are at your same approximate skill level… Amateur, Advanced Amateur, Professional, or Child (under 12).

Your photos may be of people, landscapes, plants and animals, or… if you want to have some extra fun, enter in the “theme” category and test your creativity. The theme this year is “Boots, Buckles & Bling”.

Go to OutlawTrailFestival.com/photo-shootout to find all of the details. It’s easy! You can do it!