DEPARTMENT M - FINE AND DOMESTIC ARTS

PREMIUMS OFFERED - Fine Arts - $504.00    Domestic Arts - $426.00

Superintendent - Michelle Beaty  (815) 474-2859

  

Entries will be accepted 5:00 - 7:00 pm on Wednesday, August 30, 2017. An entry fee of .50 per entry will be charged. (Pre-entry fee is .25 per entry and must be received by Monday, Aug 28)  Release date will be Sunday, September 3rd from 5:00 - 7:00 pm. Must have a stub to pick up entry. Alternate release date is Wednesday, September 6th from 6:00 -7:00 pm.
Decision of the judges will be final. See rules and regulations. All articles must be the work of the exhibitor alone. In making entries follow the working of the premium list. Please know categories in which items are to be entered. No premiums will be awarded on articles not enumerated on the list. No shipment of articles in this class will be received. No articles can be allowed more than one entry per exhibitor under each category. Entries must be articles never before awarded first place premium at this fair. Entries must be clean and worthy of competition. A plaque will be awarded in Fine Arts to the exhibitor whose entry is judged as best or most outstanding of show. A plaque will be awarded in Domestic Arts to the exhibitor whose entry are judged as best or most outstanding of show. A plaque will be awarded in Photography to the exhibitor whose entry is judged best of show. Entries made by PROFESSIONALS will be disqualified, except in the Professional class. PROFESSIONAL is defined as an individual who is in the business of creating and selling the items which they are exhibiting. The judgement as to who is a professional is left to the Superintendent., whose decision is final. Professional class is at the end of this section. A plaque will be awarded to the Professional whose entry is judged best of show.

 

RULES FOR DOMESTIC ARTS

1. All articles must be the work of the exhibitor. Must be fresh, clean, in good condition, not showing signs of wear, fading,

or stains, and must be worthy of being judged. No purchased item, and no article that has previously won 1st prize can compete.

2. During the judging the hall will be closed. No one is to enter the hall at this time, or will be asked to leave.

 

DOMESTIC ARTS

 PREMIUMS OFFERED - 1st - $3.00; 2nd - $2.00;  3rd - $1.00 (for 5 or less entries per class)

1st - $5.00; 2nd - $3.00; 3rd - $2.00 (for 6 or more entries per class)

   

QUILTS/BED COVERING                                

1601 - Any quilt                                       

1602 - Cross stitch - any design                      

1603 - Any - hand tied                                        

1604 - Child’s or crib size, hand quilted                                                                                                                                            

1605 - Any other not listed

 

PILLOWS                                                     

1606 – any pillow

 

PILLOWCASES

1609 – Embroidered

1610 - Cross stitch

1611 - Any judged on trim ONLY

1612 - Any other not listed - can be single

 

LATCH HOOK                                   

1613 - Any larger than 10”x10”                        

1614 - Any other not listed                              

                                                               

BUFFET OR DRESSER SCARF             

1615 – Any Buffet or Dresser Scarf

 

RUGS

1616 – Any Rug                                    

                                 

PLASTIC CANVAS                                       

1617 – Any Plastic Canvas

 

CHRISTMAS                                 

1619 – Christmas Ornament     

1620 - Christmas stocking                

1621- Christmas hand towel                           

1622 - Christmas table runner

1623 - Christmas picture (framed)                                                   

1624 - Christmas, any other not listed

WEDDING                                                           

1625 - Ring bearer pillow                                                                                          

1626 - Bride bouquet                                                

1627 - Bride’s veil/headpiece                                                  

1628 - Wedding, any other not listed                                     

                                                               

MISC NEEDLEWORK                                  

 (Crocheted, Knitted, Sewn, Quilted)                                      

1629 - Doilies - any 2                                                                                               

1630 - Handbag                                                   

1631 - Pot holders (2)                                                                                                  

1632 - Any other not listed                             

                                                               

CROCHETED ARTICLES                                                     

1633 - Any crocheted article                             

                                                               

KNITTED ARTICLES                                                                      

1634 - Any knitted article                                            

 

PICTURES

(Pictures should be able to be hung – screw eyes with wire or picture bracket.

NO LARGER THAN 30”x30”. Cover any last names)

1635 - Counted cross-stitch - 8”x10” or larger

1636 - “No count” cross-stitch – any

1637 - Any other special wall hanging not listed

 

MACHINE EMBROIDERY

1638 - Any on pre-made article

1639 - Any on self-made article

 

SCRAP-BOOKING/STAMPING

1640 - Scrapbook cover, any

1641- 2-page layout

1642 - 1 page layout

1643 - Greeting card, any type, no computer generated

 

AFGHANS

1644 - Hand-knitted, any design

1645 - Crocheted, any design

1646 Afghan - 1 or more colors

1647 - Any other not listed

 

SEWING

1648 - Dress - best wear

1649 - Any other not listed

 

CHILDREN’S CLOTHES

1550 - Dress - best wear

1651 - Any other not listed

 

MISC SEWING

1652 – Vest

1653 -  Home furnishing (drapes, slipcover)

 

A Plaque will be issued for Best of Show in Domestic Arts

 

FINE ARTS

Entries accepted 5:00 - 7:00 pm Wednesday, August 30. Release date will be Sunday, September 3rd from 5:00 - 7:00 pm. Alternate release date is Wednesday, September 6th from 6:00 - 7:00 pm. A plaque will be awarded to the exhibitor whose entry is judged as most outstanding of Fine Arts. See rules and regulations. There is only one entry per category in all areas. An entry fee of .50 per entry will be charged. (Pre-entry fee is .25 per entry and must be received by Monday, Aug 28)

 

PREMIUM AWARDS

1st - $3.00; 2nd - $2.00; 3rd - $1.00 (for 5 or less entries per class)

1st - $5.00 2nd - $3.00 3rd - $2.00 (for 6 or more entries per class)

 

 

ARTWORK

No painting or entry larger than 30x40 inches including frame. All entries must be equipped for hanging. DO NOT use scotch tape, masking tape, string, sawtoothed hangers, or gummed eyelets. Pictures will be disqualified if these are used. Sketches or drawings must be properly framed and equipped for hanging. DO NOT use loose mat frames. The finish on the frames and paint must be dry. If you sign your painting or drawing your name must be covered. Only one entry per category. The decision of the judge is final. Tri County Fair tries to keep articles safe, however, we are not responsible for articles missing or taken during the fair.

 

NON-PROFESSIONAL (Artwork must be ready to hang)

                                   

1694 - Painting, Acrylic, Person
1695 - Painting, Acrylic, Landscape
1696 - Painting, Acrylic, Plant or Animal
1697 – Painting, Acrylic,  Still Life 
1698 - Painting, Acrylic, Any Other                      
1700 - Painting, Oil, any subject
1701 - Sketching/drawing, any subject, any drawing media
1702 – Mixed Media Art
1703 - Painting, watercolor, any subject                                                         
1704 - Collage 

HOBBIES AND CRAFTS

All wall hangings must be equipped for hanging. DO NOT use scotch tape, masking tape, string, sawtoothed hangers or gummed eyelets. If sets are entered, please mark pieces. Only one will be judged. Due to limited space we ask exhibitors not to enter articels that are extra large in size.

 

1705 - Wreath - grapevine, straw, dried materials or nature items                         

1706 - Christmas, any        
1707 - Wall hanging, any                        
1708 - Any other decoration not listed

 

COLLECTIONS

(Minimum 6 items, maximum 12 items, on tray, no larger than 12”x12” base, 12” high)

1710 – China Set
1711 – Salt & pepper collection
1712 –  Souvenir  
1713 - Advertising
1714 - Bell collection                                              
1715 - Fashion accessories                          
1716 – Chicago Cubs Collection                                                                                                                                      
1717 – Animal collection, any animal                
1718 - Farm toy collection
1719 - Any other collection 

WOODWORKING

1723 - Article for tabletop

1724 - Article for outside display

1725 - Misc wooden article not listed                                              

 

JEWELRY MAKING

1726 - Earrings, non kit                                   

1727 - Necklace, non kit                                                   

1728 - Bracelet, non kit

1729 - Matching set, consisting of three pieces
1730 - Any other not listed, non-kit     

                          

MY GARDEN

1731 – Fairy Garden
1732 – Desert Garden
1733 – Windchime
1734 – Paint a Rock
1735 – Stepping Stone 

 Plaque will be awarded to Best of Show Fine Arts

 

PHOTOGRAPHY

(Non-Professional ONLY)

 

PREMIUMS OFFERED - $156.00

Photo size maximum 5”x7”; minimum 3 1/2”x3 1/2”. Photo must be mounted on lightweight WHITE posterboard or cardboard (colored mountings disqualified), with a maximum margin of 2” and a minimum of 1”. Framed or professionally matted photos will be disqualified. A photo may be entered in only one category. No duplicate photos allowed. Photo must have been taken by the person entering it. Only one entry in each category. The Superintendant has the right to disqualify photos in bad taste. The decision of the judge is final. STAPLES AND/OR THUMBTACKS WILL BE USED FOR DISPLAYING ALL PHOTOS.

 

PREMIUM AWARDS - 1st - $3.00; 2nd - $2.00; 3rd - $1.00 (for 5 or less entries per class)

1st - $5.00; 2nd - $3.00; 3rd - $2.00 (for 6 or more entries per class)

 

BLACK AND WHITE PRINTS

(digital or from negative)

 

1780 - Enhanced/tinted                                  
1781 - Children, under 6 years
1782 - People, age 6 and over                            

1783 - Automobiles, any age

1784 – Macro

COLOR PRINTS

(digital or from negative) 

1785 – Selfie
1786 - People any age     
1787 -  People in action                                                          
1788 – My Hometown
1789 - Landscapes  
1790 - Farm scenes                                                          
1791 - Country scenes                                   
1792 - Sunsets                                     
1793 - Fall scenes                                
1794 - Winter scenes                                   
1795 - Mountain scenes                                   
1796 - Florals                                        
1797 - America the beautiful
1798 - Historic USA
1799 – Architecture
1800 – Animals
1801 – Wildlife plants or animals
1802 - Still life
1803 – Novelty
1804 - Tri County Fair – 2016
1805 - Misc. not listed
1806 – Picture Album (3-5 pictures of same people, subject, or landscape)

 

PROFESSIONALS ONLY 

 

QUILTS & AFGHANS                           

1850 - Quilt, any type                       

1851 - Afghan, any type                                                    

 

SEWING                                                              

1852 - Wedding dress

1853 - Suit, 2 or 3 piece                      

1854 - Any other not listed

 

PHOTOGRAPHY

(digital or from negative)

1855 - Any black & white photo

1856 - Any color photo


Best of Show Professionals Only - Plaque