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Superintendent Contact:

Michelle Cornelius

907-631-2584

michellec@pobox.com

2018 Department L

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Fairgrounds Entry – Hoskins Exhibits:

Friday, August 10, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Saturday, August 11, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Fairgrounds Pick-up – Hoskins Exhibits:

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

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

Entries without entrant contact/mailing information will be automatically disqualified and not judged.

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.

Sub-Categories: (If sub-category is not specified, entry will be classified as “Open”.)

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

Division 01: Art

Class:

  • 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: “Memories in the Making”
  • 12 Digital (not photographic)
  • 13 Other

Size Requirements:

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)

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.

Framing Requirements:

All frames must be able to be hung with screwed hangers and wire. Canvases that are gallery wrapped, at least ¾” deep, with painted edges can be framed or unframed. String, fishing line, yarn, rope, cardboard hooks, saw tooth hangers, or taped wire is not acceptable.

Junior entries need to be on finished edge, gallery wrapped canvases with wire to hang, or framed. Drawings, watercolor, pastel, charcoal can be framed in inexpensive, light weight photo frames with sticky hangers or wire hangers.

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.

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.

Special Awards – Art

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