Visual Art

Chairman: Lisa Kersey

BEST OF SHOW 2016 Non Professional: Candy Pope
BEST OF SHOW 2016 Professional: Lisa Kersey

Rules

  1. Entries will be accepted Thursday, September 7, 2017, 1:00 pm – 6:00 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 17th, 6pm to 8pm.  Fair is NOT responsible for Exhibits not picked up.

Categories

Framed Art Professional

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 Year Theme
  • Lot 06 Experimental
  • Lot 07 Graphic (Comic book style)
  • Lot 08 Mixed Media Art (not photos)
  • Lot 09 Oils
  • Lot 10 Pastel
  • Lot 11 Pen & Ink
  • Lot 12 Watercolor

Framed Art Non-Professional

  • Lot 01 Acrylic – Animals
  • Lot 02 Acrylic – Floral
  • Lot 03 Acrylic – Landscape
  • Lot 04 Acrylic – Portrait
  • Lot 05 Acrylic – Still Life
  • Lot 06 Barn Quilt
  • Lot 07 Computer Generated Art (not photos)
  • Lot 08 Current Fair Theme
  • Lot 09 Graphic (Comic book style)
  • Lot 10 Mixed Media – Animals
  • Lot 11 Mixed Media – Floral
  • Lot 12 Mixed Media – Landscape
  • Lot 13 Mixed Media – Portrait
  • Lot 14 Mixed Media – Still Life
  • Lot 15 Oil – Animals
  • Lot 16 Oil – Floral
  • Lot 17 Oil – Landscape
  • Lot 18 Oil – Portrait
  • Lot 19 Oil – Still Life
  • Lot 20 Pastel/Charcoal/Pencil/Graphite – Animals
  • Lot 21 Pastel/Charcoal/Pencil/Graphite – Floral
  • Lot 22 Pastel/Charcoal/Pencil/Graphite – Landscape
  • Lot 23 Pastel/Charcoal/Pencil/Graphite – Portrait
  • Lot 24 Pastel/Charcoal/Pencil/Graphite – Still Life
  • Lot 25 Rock Art
  • Lot 26 Watercolor – Animals
  • Lot 27 Watercolor – Floral
  • Lot 28 Watercolor – Landscape
  • Lot 29 Watercolor – Portrait
  • Lot 30 Watercolor – Still Life
  • Lot 31 Any Other

Pottery

  • Lot 01 Earthenware
  • Lot 02 Hand-Slab Built
  • Lot 03 Stoneware
  • Lot 04 Wheel-thrown

Natural Materials Weaving

  • Lot 01 Chair Caning
  • Lot 02 Reed Basket
  • Lot 03 Split Basket
  • Lot 04 Any Other

Woodcarving & Turning

  • Lot 01 Chip
  • Lot 02 ‘In the round’ 12″ or larger
  • Lot 03 ‘In the round’ less than 12″
  • Lot 04 Relief
  • Lot 05 Turned Vessels (12″ or less)
  • Lot 06 Turner Vessels (larger than 12″)
  • Lot 07 Any Other

Sculpture

  • Lot 01 3-D
  • Lot 02 Wall Hanging
  • Lot 03 Any Other

Stained & Leaded Glass

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

People’s Choice Award

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