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CREATIVE ARTS & CRAFTS and WOODWORKING

Superintendent Conact
Charlie Waldron
907-232-0081
chalie.pie@gmail.com

Superintendent Contact
Nan Mucha
907-240-2763

2018 Department F

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FAIRGROUNDS Entry – Irwin Exhibits:

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

FAIRGROUNDS Pick-up – Irwin Exhibits:

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

Arts and Crafts Department is a showcase for craftspeople. Therefore all entries must be crafted in some manner by the entrant.

Enter only once per class. Like items may not be entered in two classes in the same age group. Entrants may not enter items in more than one sub-category per department. Entries are judged on workmanship, finished appearance, design and color, and originality. No item or part of a collection may have been entered the year before. Collections should include labels and/or interesting information. Collections and items of several pieces should be displayed and moveable as a unit. If your entry doesn’t fit any classes, please call the Superintendent.
*Entries must have approval from superintendent prior to entering items (larger than 3’x3’x3’) or if it is a heavy item that may need special consideration to display.

Models must withstand normal, careful handling without pieces coming apart. LEGOS OR CONSTRUCTS ARE UNACCEPTABLE.

Macramé hangers display best if a plant or pot is included. Pictures, clocks, wreaths and wall hangings must be ready to hang on pegboard hooks or nails. Items, including Junior work, that are not dry (i.e. wet paint or finish) will not be accepted.

All divisions are open to all ages. If you are entering as a Junior, place the appropriate letter on the entry form under sub-category.

SUB-CATEGORIES:

A: Junior, ages 12 and under
B: Junior, ages 13 through 17

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.

DIVISION 01: PAPER & PAPIER MÂCHÉ

Please, no poetry or school reports. No preprinted 3-D puzzle type assembled kits.

Class:

  • 01 Handmade Paper
  • 02 Origami
  • 03 Paper 3-D, no 3-D puzzle kits
  • 04 Paper book
  • 05 Paper collage
  • 06 Paper cuts
  • 07 Paper, other
  • 08 Papier mâché animal
  • 09 Papier mâché mask
  • 10 Papier mâché other
  • 11 Quilling
  • 12 Scrapbook page
  • 13 Scrapbook other

DIVISION 02: BEADWORK

Class:

  • 01 Bottles, vases, boxes, baskets, etc.
  • 02 Dolls or figurines
  • 03 French beaded flowers or figurines
  • 04 Loomed
  • 05 Off-Loomed
  • 06 Sculpture
  • 07 Wall-hanging
  • 08 Wirework, complex
  • 09 Wirework, simple
  • 10 Other

USING BEADS MADE BY EXHIBITOR

  • 11 Bead (one to three beads)
  • 12 Clay, Fimo, paper mâché, paper, etc.
  • 13 Lampwork glass beads
  • 14 Miscellaneous items
  • 15 Other

DIVISION 03: DOUGH ART, CLAY

Entries must be stable (moveable). No kiln fired ware. Kiln fire should be entered in Clay Arts.

Class:

  • 01 Aired dry clay
  • 02 Diorama
  • 03 Dough art – animals
  • 04 Dough art – people
  • 05 Fimo/Sculpy clay
  • 06 Friendly clay
  • 07 Mixed Media
  • 08 Modeling clay
  • 09 Other – single item
  • 10 Other – multiple items

DIVISION 04: JEWELRY

Class:

  • 01 Beaded, leaded, loomed
  • 02 Beaded, macramé
  • 03 Beaded, off-loom
  • 04 Beaded, stringing
  • 05 Beaded, stringing advanced
  • 06 Cloth
  • 07 Complex Construction
  • 08 Glass
  • 09 Macramé
  • 10 Metal
  • 11 Mixed Media
  • 12 Plastic
  • 13 Simple Single Necklace – Juniors <12 only
  • 14 Wire
  • 15 Wire, complex
  • 16 Other

DIVISION 05: THEMED HOLIDAYS AND CELEBRATIONS

Class:

  • 01 Centerpiece
  • 02 Mantle item
  • 03 Diorama, no 3-D puzzle kits
  • 04 Ornament, beaded
  • 05 Ornament, jewel
  • 06 Ornament, plastic
  • 07 Ornament, other
  • 08 Painted item
  • 09 Wall hanging
  • 10 Wreath
  • 11 Other

DIVISION 06: MODELS

Class:

  • 01 Balsa “stick & tissue” aircraft
  • 02 Buildings
  • 03 Diorama, all materials; (No preprinted 3-D Paper/cardboard puzzle type kits)
  • 04 Pinewood derby cars
  • 05 Plastic kit, aircraft
  • 06 Plastic kit, armor/military
  • 07 Plastic kit, cars/trucks
  • 08 Plastic kit, figures, animals, people
  • 09 Plastic kit, ships
  • 10 Plastic kit, other
  • 11 Other material, aircraft
  • 12 Other material, armor/military
  • 13 Other material, cars/trucks
  • 14 Other material, figures, animals, people
  • 15 Other material, ships
  • 16 Puns and funs
  • 17 Other material, other

DIVISION 07: ALASKANA ARTS

Class:

  • 01 Antlers/horn
  • 02 Baleen
  • 03 Baskets
  • 04 Beadwork
  • 05 Fur
  • 06 Grass/reed
  • 07 Hide/leather
  • 08 Ivory/bone
  • 09 Masks
  • 10 Metal
  • 11 Wood
  • 12 Other

DIVISION 08: NATURAL ITEMS

Class:

  • 01 Antlers/horns
  • 02 Bark
  • 03 Bone
  • 04 Cones/nuts
  • 05 Dried Flowers
  • 06 Driftwood
  • 07 Feathers
  • 08 Fungus
  • 09 Fur
  • 10 Leather
  • 11 Mixed media; (>2 different media)
  • 12 Rocks/shells
  • 13 Soapstone
  • 14 Other

DIVISION 09: RETRO ART

Class:

  • 01 Art foam
  • 02 Braiding
  • 03 Carnival theme
  • 04 Collection
  • 05 Flowers from fabric or fur
  • 06 Pet accessories
  • 07 Pillows/blankets
  • 08 Rubber stamping
  • 09 Soaps/lotions
  • 10 Tie-dyed
  • 11 Wax/candles
  • 12 Other

DIVISION 10: GLASS

Class:

  • 01 Acid etched
  • 02 Blown, ornament
  • 03 Blown, other
  • 04 Free form flat
  • 05 Fused flat
  • 06 Fused bowl, vase, etc.
  • 07 Lamp and/or shade
  • 08 Layered glasswork
  • 09 Mirror
  • 10 Mosaic glasswork
  • 11 Sun catcher, small, ready to hang 12 Sun catcher, 3-D, ready to hang
  • 13 Window copper foil
  • 14 Window, lead
  • 15 Other

DIVISION 11: DECORATIVE PAINTING

All items must be ready to hang. Paintings/pictures considered traditional art will not be accepted; must be entered in Art.

Class:

  • 01 Animals
  • 02 Birds
  • 03 Flowers and Fruit
  • 04 Holiday Theme
  • 05 Landscape
  • 06 On Fabric (not canvas)
  • 07 People
  • 08 Rosmaling
  • 09 Stencil
  • 10 Refrigerator Art (juniors 12 & under only)
  • 11 Other

DIVISION 12: MINIATURES

Class:

  • 01 Collections of miniature items
  • 02 Furnished room
  • 03 Multiple items, except wood
  • 04 Single item, except wood
  • 05 Wood, not carved
  • 06 Other

DIVISION 13: HANGING ITEMS

Must be ready to hang. Paintings or pictures considered traditional art will not be accepted, they must be entered in Art.

Class:

  • 01 Dreamcatcher
  • 02 Fabric
  • 03 Hoop
  • 04 Macramé
  • 05 Mobile, paper
  • 06 Mobile, plastic
  • 07 Mobile, other
  • 08 Ojo de Dios (God’s eye)
  • 09 String/wire art
  • 10 Wallhanging-Other than painting/picture
  • 11 Wreath
  • 12 Other

DIVISION 14: RECYCLED ITEMS

Please check entry size limit requirements on page one of Creative Arts and Crafts

Class:

  • 01 Fabric
  • 02 Glass/Ceramic
  • 03 Metal
  • 04 Mixed Media
  • 05 Paper
  • 06 Plastic
  • 07 Wood
  • 08 Other

DIVISION 15: METAL

Class:

  • 01 Cast
  • 02 Embossed
  • 03 Etched
  • 04 Sculptured
  • 05 Wire animals, people, birds
  • 06 Wire chain maille
  • 07 Wire flatwork
  • 08 Wire sculpture
  • 09 Wire other
  • 10 Knives, forged
  • 11 Knives, stock removed
  • 12 Other

DIVISION 16: EMBELLISHED ARTS

Class:

  • 01 Box
  • 02 Cloth
  • 03 Frame
  • 04 Glass/Plastic
  • 05 Pillow
  • 06 Shoes Wearable
  • 07 Small Tile
  • 08 Vase/Jar
  • 09 Wearable art, except shoes
  • 10 Other

DIVISION 17: EGGERY

All eggshells must be blown and sanitized. Traditional eggshells that are not blown will not be accepted.

Class:

  • 01 Boxes – made by cutting an eggshell in half, then using one piece for the lid and one piece for the box
  • 02 Decoupage – pasting pictures on the outside of the eggshell
  • 03 Filigree cut – cutting openings in the shell
  • 04 Folk art – coloring the shell using wax and dye
  • 05 Juniors only – may enter one non-natural, egg shaped, hand decorated item.
  • 06 Painted
  • 07 Other

DIVISION 18: PLASTIC & PLASTER

No framed tile kits.

Class:

  • 01 Duct Tape
  • 02 Plastic mesh, multiple
  • 03 Plastic mesh, single
  • 04 Plastic, other
  • 05 Plaster, mask
  • 06 Plaster, flat items
  • 07 Plaster, 3 dimensional, sculpture
  • 08 Plaster animals
  • 09 Plaster, other
  • 10 Rubber bands
  • 11 Scroll worked Corian®

DIVISION 19: DOLLS

The entire doll is judged. Entrant must make both doll and clothing except for “Class 04”. Entrant should provide appropriate stand with ceramic, porcelain, and all other dolls that do not sit or stand alone. Previously judged, broken or mended dolls are ineligible for entry. Sets – please designate one to be judged. DOLL CLOTHES not on doll made by entrant must be entered in SEWING or HANDWORK & NEEDLEWORK Departments (except Class 04).

Class:

  • 01 Alaskan Native
  • 02 Celebrity doll
  • 03 Reborn (Keep display container to min.)
  • 04 Theme Barbie (Non-commercial theme, created/accessorized by entrant. EX: AK State Fair, Talkeetna, Etc)
  • 05 Other

DIVISION 20: DOLL HOUSE & FURNITURE

New size restrictions: 2’ x 3’ x 3’ high including movable stand.

Class:

  • 01 Cardboard
  • 02 Furniture
  • 03 Wood, furnished
  • 04 Wood, unfurnished
  • 05 Other

DIVISION 21: YARD ART

Class:

  • 01 Concrete (for large items call superintendent for approval)
  • 02 Ground Art (low level such as stepping stones or concrete leaves)
  • 03 Mosaics
  • 04 Recycled Tools
  • 05 Rustic Furniture
  • 06 Sheer Whimsy
  • 07 Other

DIVISION 22: FLY TYING

One Fly per class, except collections. PLEASE display so Judges can view entire fly construction. Entries judged on quality of construction, style & finish of fly pattern;

  • Head of Fly – proper finish, size of thread for style of fly, thread crowding eye of hook, loose thread ends, glue seep back into material.
  • Body of Fly – balance of Fly front, sides, top & bottom,
  • Legs, tails & antennas – proportionately tied
  • Wings – tied per style of fly
  • Ribbing & Hackle
  • Standard & innovative use of materials

Tie your Fly to show skill and use of materials to achieve look that will induce fish strike.

Class:

  • 01 Articulated Fly
  • 02 Atlantic Fly
  • 03 Dry Fly
  • 04 Nymph Fly
  • 05 Saltwater Fly
  • 06 Streamer Fly
  • 07 Traditional Fly
  • 08 Collection of “like” Flies, >3 fly examples in same class
  • 09 Collection of “various” flies, >3 fly examples in at least 3 different classes
  • 10 Other

DIVISION 23: FAIR THEME

Class:

  • 01 “Memories in the Making”

DIVISION 24: WOODWORKING

(*Please note size limits.)

Class:

  • 01 Beds, Headboards only. *Entries larger than 4’ x 8’ need pre-approval by the Superintendent.
  • 02 Bird House
  • 03 Boards (black boards, bread boards, game boards, etc.)
  • 04 Boxes
  • 05 Canes, staffs, walking sticks
  • 06 Canes, staffs, walking sticks – Diamond Willow
  • 07 Clocks
  • 08 Conveyances (boats, canoes, kayaks, dog sleds, other sleds
  • 09 Cribs
  • 10 Furniture cases (chest of drawers, hutches, desks, chests, etc.)
  • 11 Hand tools
  • 12 Jewelry Box (finished interior, possibly lined)
  • 13 Kitchen utensils
  • 14 Lamps (hanging, sconce, table, floor)
  • 15 Marquetry
  • 16 Miniatures – collector quality (executive toy quality, not child’s toy)
  • 17 Musical instruments
  • 18 Ornaments (these are items that might be displayed on a desk or table or tree and do not fit any of the other
  • classes and are not scroll work or turnings)
  • 19 Re-purposed wood (made into a completely different item)
  • 20 Seating (benches, chairs, stools)
  • 21 Tables
  • 22 Toys – large (Rocking horses, etc. meant to be sat on or climbed on)
  • 23 Toys – small (for use by children/handheld)
  • 24 Other

DIVISION 25: WOODTURNING:

Class:

FACEPLATE TURNING

  • 01 Forms – closed (lip of the container turns inward)
  • 02 Forms – open (lip of the container turns outward)
  • 03 Hollow Forms (bowls, vases, etc.)
  • 04 Forms – segmented
  • 05 Lidded Pieces
  • 06 Miniature
  • 07 Natural Edged (bowls, platters, vases, etc.)
  • 08 Plates & Platters
  • 09 Segmented Forms
  • 10 Other

SPINDLE TURNING

  • 11 Captured ring forms
  • 12 Lidded forms
  • 13 Miniature
  • 14 Off center forms
  • 15 Ornaments (table, tree, etc.)
  • 16 Pens, etc.
  • 17 Pierced form
  • 18 Segmented form
  • 19 Spindle (candle holder, table, leg, cane, etc.)
  • 20 Other

DIVISION 26: WOODCARVING

Class:

  • 01 Animals
  • 02 Birds
  • 03 Burls
  • 04 Caricature – animal, people, etc.
  • 05 Carousel type
  • 06 Chain-saw carving
  • 07 Chip carving
  • 08 Cottonwood bark
  • 09 Cultural styles
  • 10 Fish
  • 11 Gunstock (no hardware included)
  • 12 Human in the round
  • 13 Miniatures
  • 14 Relief
  • 15 Reptiles and dragons
  • 16 Spoons
  • 17 Wood canes, walking sticks, and staffs
  • 18 Wood Burning
  • 19 Other

SPECIAL AWARDS – ARTS & CRAFTS

Outstanding entries will be recognized by these generous donors:

Greatland Welding & Machine, Inc.

– Best Metal Entry

FV/Olivia J

– Best Nautical Entry

Phyllis Walker Award

Awarded for “Most Winning Entries” by one person in Creative Arts & Crafts and Woodworking