State Fair
August 23 - September 3, 2018


Superintendent Contact
Pam Strahan

2017 Department L

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FAIRGROUNDS Entry – Hoskins Exhibits:

Friday, August 11, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Saturday, August 12, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

FAIRGROUNDS Pick-up – Hoskins Exhibits:

Tuesday, September 5, 2 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturday, September 9, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Enter only once per class, three entries maximum. Label back of all entries with name, address, telephone number, medium, and title (optional).

All divisions are open to all ages. If you are entering as a Junior or Professional, place the appropriate letter on the entry form under sub-category. A professional is someone who sells or instructs.


A: Junior, ages 8 and under
B: Junior, ages 9 through 13
C: Junior, ages 14 through 17
P: Professional

If sub-category is not specified, entry will be classified as OPEN.

Entries without entrant contact/mailing information will be automatically disqualified and not judged.
Work will be judged on design, composition, originality, creativity, color saturation, lighting, contrast emotional response, technical expertise, and craftsmanship. Entries in the Professional Division will also be judged on presentation.

Art must be original: no copies or kits will be accepted. Art must be painted within the last two years. The superintendent reserves the full right not to hang or judge any entry. The Fair is not responsible for frames damaged during handling or hanging; every measure is made to prevent injury to artwork.

Pay special attention to size and framing requirements. Entries not meeting any and all requirements (including framing requirements) will be disqualified. Disqualified entries will not be judged, however, if space permits may be displayed.


Maximum size is 60 united inches including the frame.
(example: height + width: 24+36 = 60 united inches)
Minimum size is 18 united inches
(example: height + width: 8+10 = 18 united inches)


All frames must be able to be hung with screwed hangers and wire. String, fishing line, yarn, rope, cardboard hooks, saw tooth hangers, or taped wire is not acceptable. Framing junior entries is recommended; however if framing is not possible entries may be stretched and taped to a stiff, non-warping foam backing board or shrink wrapped. Wire through the foam backing board will make a hanger. All Open and Professional entries must be framed in a sturdy wood or metal frame under glass. Oil and acrylic paintings need not be under glass.



  • 01 Acrylic
  • 02 Charcoal
  • 03 Colored pencil
  • 04 Ink
  • 05 Marker
  • 06 Mixed media
  • 07 Oil
  • 08 Pastel
  • 09 Pencil
  • 10 Watercolor
  • 11 Alaska State Fair Theme: “Better Together”
  • 12 Digital (not photographic)
  • 13 Other


Outstanding entries will be recognized by these generous donors:

The Gallery
Best of Show

Alaska Watercolor Society
Class 10 – Professional

Madd Matters Gallery
Director’s Choice Award