Visual Art

Chairman: Lisa Kersey

BEST OF SHOW 2017 Non Professional: Wendi Stewart                         2016: Candy Pope

BEST OF SHOW 2017 Professional: Charlotte Highers                            2016: Lisa Kersey

Rules

  1. Entries will be accepted Friday, September 7, 2018: 1 pm – 6 pm.
  2. All entries must be in the name of the person who actually did the work.
  3. Only first place winners will be judged for Best of the Show.
  4. Best of Show rosettes will be awarded in both amateur and professional divisions.
  5. All entries must be entered during the entry time.
  6. All entries must be original artwork.
  7. Items cannot have been exhibited previously in the West Tennessee State Fair.
  8. The committee and the chairman reserve the right to refuse any item that they consider unsuitable. No nudes, violence or obscenity.
  9. All artwork must be framed and wired for hanging. No saw tooth hangers will be accepted. No hanging supplies will be provided. If you have doubts about your hanging hardware contact the department chairman prior to entry date.
  10. Maximum size of artwork including frame is 48 inches in any direction.
  11. Professional is for those who teach for pay or earn at least 10% of their personal income from art sales.
  12. Awards will be as follows, unless otherwise noted:
    • First Place — $3.00
    • Second Place — $2.00
    • Third Place — $1.00
  13. Exhibits MUST be picked up Sunday, September 16th, 6pm to 8pm.  Fair is NOT responsible for Exhibits not picked up.

Categories

Framed Art Non-Professional – Class 1

  • Lot 01 Acrylic
  • Lot 02 Barn Quilt
  • Lot 03 Charcoal/Pencil/Graphite
  • Lot 04 Colored Pencil
  • Lot 05 Computer Generated Art (not photos)
  • Lot 06 Current Fair Theme
  • Lot 07 Graphic (Comic book style)
  • Lot 08 Mixed Media
  • Lot 09 Oil
  • Lot 10 Pastel/Chalks
  • Lot 11 Watercolor
  • Lot 12 Any Other

Framed Art Professional – Class 2

To encourage more professional involvement, the awards in the Professional Framed Art Division are as follows:

  • First Place – $8.00
  • Second Place – $6.00
  • Third Place – $4.00
  • Lot 01 Acrylic
  • Lot 02 Charcoal/Graphite
  • Lot 03 Colored Pencil
  • Lot 04 Computer Generated Art (not photos)
  • Lot 05 Current Fair Theme
  • Lot 06 Experimental
  • Lot 07 Graphic (Comic book style)
  • Lot 08 Mixed Media Art (not photos)
  • Lot 09 Oils
  • Lot 10 Pastel/Chalks
  • Lot 11 Pen/Ink
  • Lot 12 Watercolor
  • Lot 13 Any Other

Pottery – Class 3

  • Lot 01 Earthenware – Hand-built
  • Lot 02 Earthenware – Wheel-thrown
  • Lot 03 Stoneware – Hand-built
  • Lot 04 Stoneware – Wheel-thrown

Ceramics – Class 4

  • Lot 01 Figurines
  • Lot 02 Free Handed
  • Lot 03 Glazed (basic, combination)
  • Lot 04 Porcelain
  • Lot 05 Stains (unfired)
  • Lot 06 Underglazed (opaque, translucent, misc.)
  • Lot 07 Any Other

Glassware – Class 5

  • Lot 01 Beads
  • Lot 02 Etched or Engraved
  • Lot 03 Stained Glass Window
  • Lot 04 Suncatcher
  • Lot 05 Warm Glass (fused, slumped, lamp work)
  • Lot 06 Window
  • Lot 07 Any Other

Miscellaneous – Class 6

  • Lot 01 Rock Art
  • Lot 02 Sculpture
  • Lot 03 Any Other

People’s Choice Award

Fair patrons will vote for their favorite art entry. Winner will receive a ribbon.