A Tradition since 1924...
94th Annual Charles County Fair                            September 14-17, 2017                                              La Plata, Maryland
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Department R - Fine Arts
Superintendent Gale Kladitis Asst Superintendent Cindi Barnhart Open Exhibit of Original Works of Art TOTAL PRIZE MONEY - $1500.00 Superintendent - Gale Kladitis, 301-932-0889 Assistant Superintendent - Cindi Barnhart, 301-609- 9949 Assisted by the Catalog Committee: Bill Cassidy, Sue Cassidy, Judy Crawford, Jackie Kersey, Dianne Shisler and the Charles County Arts Alliance, celebrating their 30th Year of Service to the Community   This department is displayed in the P. D. Brown Building (Home Arts) in the Greens area.
Easy Fine Arts Entry Rules 1. All Fine Arts submissions must be wired and suitable for hanging. 2. Entries are limited to original creative works which have been completed since the last Charles County Fair. 3. All entries must be the work of the person in whose name the entry is made. 4. If there are too few entries in any one class, prizes will be awarded at the discretion of the judges. 5. Adults and teens are limited to TWO (2) ENTRIES PER SECTION. Children limited to ONE (1) ENTRY PER SECTION. 6. Exhibits accepted on Wednesday, 1-8 p.m. only. ADULT DIVISION — AGE 18 and OLDER Premiums for Sections 1-8 1ST $10.00, 2ND $8.00, 3RD $6.00, 4th Ribbon SECTION 1 — OIL — Any work framed as an oil painting or otherwise suitable for hanging, whether on canvas, Masonite, wood, etc. Classes 1. Portraits 2. People 3. Land/Seascapes 4. Still Life 5. Animals/Wildlife 6. Floral 7. Abstract 8. Other 9. Copied Work SECTION 2 — ACRYLICS —Any work framed as an acrylic painting or otherwise suitable for hanging, whether on canvas, Masonite, wood, etc. Classes 1. Portraits 2. People 3. Land/Seascapes 4. Still Life 5. Animals/Wildlife 6. Floral 7. Abstract 8. Other 9. Copied Work SECTION 3 —WATERCOLORS and TEMPERA— Any framed watercolor or tempera painting under glass. Classes 1. Portraits 2. People 3. Land/Seascapes 4. Still Life 5. Animals/Wildlife 6. Floral 7. Abstract 8. Other 9. Copied Work SECTION 4 — DRAWING — Pencil, charcoal, Conte crayon, ink, marker, crayon, pastel, oil pastel. Classes 1. Black & White (monochrome) 2. Color SECTION 5 — PRINTMAKING — Silkscreen, etching, linoleum or wood block prints, etc. Classes 1. Black & White (monochrome) 2. Color SECTION 6 — MIXED MEDIA — Any artwork which is created in combinations of three (3) or more art mediums. Collage will also be included in this section. Classes 1. Mixed Media 2. Collage SECTION 7 — SCULPTURE — Any 3-D Medium Classes 1. Wood 2. Metal/Wire 3. Clay 4. Other (sculpey/fimo, plastercraft, foam, papier-mâché, etc.) SECTION 8 —POTTERY and CERAMICS — No molds Classes 1. Hand-built 2. Potter’s Wheel TEEN DIVISION — AGES 13-17 Premiums for Section 9 1ST $8.00, 2ND $6.00, 3RD $4.00, 4th Ribbon SECTION 9 —TEEN 2-D and 3-D FINE ARTS Classes 1. Oil Painting and Acrylics 2. Watercolors and Tempera 3. Color Drawings, any medium (color pencil, pastels, etc.) 4. Black and White Drawings, any medium (pencil, charcoal, etc.) 5. Pottery/Ceramics (no molds) and sculpture 6. Mixed media (collage), other CHILDRENS DIVISION — AGES 5-12 Premiums for Section 10 1ST $8.00, 2ND $6.00, 3RD $4.00, 4th Ribbon SECTION 10—CHILDREN’S 2-D and 3-D FINE ARTS Classes 1. 2-D Art (Drawings or Paintings) 2. 3-D Art (Pottery/Ceramics—no molds, sculpture) 3. Digital Manipulation—Computer Art Easy Photography Entry Rules PLEASE READ CAREFULLY! EXCITING CHANGES TO DIVISION CATEGORIES, SECTIONS, CLASSES, AGE CLASSIFICATIONS & ENTRY RULES! HAVE FUN! Check age parameters for each Section. Exhibitors may enter a Section with older exhibitors (for example, a teen may enter the Open Sections) and so will be competing with Adults as well as Teens. However, Exhibitors may not enter a Section with younger Exhibitors (for example, a teen may not enter a Children’s Section). Exhibitor’s Choice as to which Section and Class to enter in their division. Judges will consider Section and Class when determining winners.   1. Entries are limited to original creative works which have been completed since the last Charles County Fair. 2. All entries must be the work of the person in whose name the entry is made. 3. Exhibitors limited to SIX (6) TOTAL ENTRIES. Exhibitors limited to TWO (2) ENTRIES PER SECTION. 4. If there are too few entries in any one class, prizes will be awarded at the discretion of the judges. 5. All photos must be individually mounted on a mat board (gator board, photo mount board, etc.) no larger than 11 inches by 14 inches and no smaller than 5 inches by 7 inches. Matted prints are acceptable. No framed photos accepted except in Section 14. 6. Only individual photos will be accepted—no multiple photos on a single board except in Section 14. 7. All photos must accurately reflect the subject as it appeared through the viewfinder. Normal processing of image files, including minor dodging & burning, adjustments to color and contrast, cropping, HDR and focus stacking are permitted. 8. Exhibits accepted on Wednesday, from 1-8 pm only . OPEN DIVISION — (Formerly Adult Division) OPEN TO ALL AGES Premiums for Sections 11-14 1ST $8.00, 2ND $6.00, 3RD $4.00, 4th Ribbon SECTION 11 — BLACK and WHITE PHOTOGRAPHY — DIGITAL OR FILM TO INCLUDE SEPIA Classes 1. People 2. Landscapes, Seascapes, Cityscapes and Architecture 3. Still Life 4. Mammals 5. Birds 6. Other Animals 7. Floral (all plant life) 8. Abstracts 9. Other SECTION 12 — COLOR PHOTOGRAPHY —DIGITAL OR FILM Classes 1. People 2. Landscapes, Seascapes, Cityscapes and Architecture 3. Still Life 4. Mammals 5. Birds 6. Other Animals 7. Floral (all plant life) 8. Abstracts 9. Other SECTION 13 — DIGITALLY MANIPULATED PHOTOGRAPHY Classes 1. Original digitally manipulated photograph SECTION 14 — ANYTHING GOES — ALL PHOTO MEDIA! ALL AGES! Classes 1. Anything Goes! TEEN DIVISION - OPEN TO ALL EXHIBITORS AGED 17 AND YOUNGER Premiums for Sections 15-17 1ST $6.00, 2ND $4.00, 3RD $2.00, 4TH Ribbon SECTION 15 - BLACK and WHITE PHOTOGRAPHY - DIGITAL OR FILM TO INCLUDE SEPIA Classes 1. People 2. Landscapes, Seascapes, Cityscapes and Architecture 3. Still Life 4. Mammals 5. Birds 6. Other Animals 7. Floral (all plant life) 8. Abstracts 9. Other SECTION 16 - COLOR PHOTOGRAPHY - DIGITAL OR FILM Classes 1. People 2. Landscapes, Seascapes, Cityscapes and Architecture 3. Still Life 4. Mammals 5. Birds 6. Other Animals 7. Floral (all plant life) 8. Abstracts 9. Other SECTION 17-DIGITALLY MANIPULATED PHOTOGRAPHY Classes 1. Original digitally manipulated photograph CHILDREN'S DIVISION-OPEN TO ALL EXHIBITORS AGED 12 AND YOUNGER Premiums for Sections 18-19 1ST $6.00, 2ND $4.00, 3RD $2.00, 4TH Ribbon SECTION 18 - BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOGRAPHY - DIGITAL OR FILM TO INCLUDE SEPIA Classes 1. Animals 2. People 3. Scenic 4. Action SECTION 19 - COLOR PHOTOGRAPHY Classes 1. Animals 2. People 3. Scenic 4. Action
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