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Fine Arts

Date of Show: August 17-25
Time of Show: Fair Hours
Location: Expo Hall - South Hall
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Information for Competitors

FINE ARTS

Chairman: Clyde Rountree – 615-509-5930

Open to Wilson County Residents Only

Premiums: 1st $10; 2nd $7; 3rd $5


DIVISIONS

  • Professional: Includes full-time college level art students, persons with significant art training, and persons who regularly sell their work.
  • Amateur: Includes persons with limited art training or for whom art is primarily a hobby. 18 years old and older.
  • Youth: Amateur status ages 13 - 17
  • Junior: Amateur status ages 7 - 12
Reasonable precaution will be taken in handling entries, but the Fair Board and its management cannot assume liability for loss or damage to submitted works.

Items will be displayed as space allows. Anyone with large pieces, please contact the chair person prior to August 11, 2018.

Entries may be claimed and premiums will be paid between 1-3 p.m. Sunday, August 26.

Don’t forget to buy your Fair commemorative prints; 2009-2018 at the Wilson County Fair. Proceeds go to Youth Art Scholarships in Wilson County.


Rules:
  • Competition open ONLY to Wilson County residents.
  • Exhibits will be entered Saturday, August 11, 2018 between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Entries will be taken in the Wilson County Expo Center.
  • Only one entry per person per category.
  • Only one division can be entered. For Amateur status, the division will be determined by the entrant’s age on the opening day of the Fair. However, entrants have the option of moving up one division level if they desire to compete at a higher level.
  • All Art Work must have been completed within two (2) years prior to the opening day of the fair.
  • Greenware and folk craft items are not eligible.
  • The backs of all paintings and drawings MUST have wires and screw eyes attached for hanging of the entry on a metal hook – no saw-tooth hangers.
  • It is strongly suggested that Plexiglas be used rather than glass.
  • Name, address, and phone number of contestant MUST be on the back of every entry.
  • Digital Art category is for exhibit only – no judging or premiums paid in this category. Art must be submitted on media that can be copies onto a PC. Animation entries limit to a maximum 120 seconds long.

Awards:

  • First, second, and third place ribbons will be awarded for each category in each division. Best of Show rosettes will be awarded in each division. A Best of Show for the Fine Arts exhibit will be chosen from the divisional Best of Shows.
  • Ribbons and Best of Show Rosettes are awarded at the judge’s discretion.
  • Premiums will be awarded for first ($10), second ($7), and third ($5) place for each category in each division.
  • Reasonable precaution will be taken in handling entries, but the Fair Board and its management cannot assume liability for loss or damage to submitted works.
  • Items will be displayed as space allows. Anyone with large pieces, please contact the chairperson prior to August 11, 2018.
  • Entries may be claimed and premiums will be paid between 1-3 p.m. on Sunday, August 26.

CATEGORIES

Fine Art
    • Painting
      • Oil
      • Acrylic
      • Watercolor
    • Drawing
      • Graphite Pencil
      • Charcoal
      • Color Pencil
      • Ink
      • Chalk Pastels
      • Crayon
      • Mixed Media
    • Sculpture
      • Clay
      • Metal
      • Stone
      • General/Misc.
  • Fine Crafts
    • Glass Art
    • Pottery
  • Wood Work
    • Wood Working
    • Wood Burning
  • Digital Art - Exhibit Only

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