Jr Fair Book

Visual Arts – Department J-18

  • To be judged Thursday, 10:00 a.m.

Up to 4 Grand and Reserve Champions may be selected in visual arts. Members enrolled in Arts & Crafts may exhibit in any

Visual Arts Classes A-N, & Q. Exhibitors bring entries at their own risk.  A 3×5 card is optional for any exhibit to explain the techniques used.

Premiums Offered (Class A-Q)

Blue – $2.00
Red – $1.75
White – $1.50
Pink – $1.25

Dept. J-18, Class A — Drawings & Paintings

Rules and Regulations:

  1. Exhibits are open only to members enrolled in the Art or Drawing and Painting projects. Paintings and drawings must have been made during the current club year. Entries must be the work of exhibitor and each entry must be original.
  2. All exhibits must be suitably matted (no frames, no glass, no foam board). Suitably matted means that drawings or paintings must be backed by using poster board, matting board or colored paper.
  3. All entries in Class A must have a title placed on a 3”x5” card stapled to the lower front right-hand corner.
  4. Entry tag must be stapled to title card in the lower right hand front corner.
  5. Painting and drawing exhibits should be no larger than 18”x24”. No matting needed for canvas board.
  6. Chalk and pastel articles must have a sprayed finish.
  7. No paint-by-number kits.
  8. No computer generated drawing and painting unless noted

Unit I – All Ages

  1. Shape, 2-D, paper, dimensional art
  2. Shape, 3-D, paper, dimensional art
  3. Space (toothpicks, wire sculpture, etc.)
  4. Scratch
  5. Computer generated drawing or painting

Unit II – Grades 3-6

  1. Watercolor painting
  2. Tempera paint painting
  3. Painting on any other surface
  4. Acrylic painting
  5. Any other painting
  6. Graphics (pencil, pen, or charcoal drawing)
  7. Bird drawing
  8. Abstract drawing
  9. Animal drawing
  10. Combination drawing (attach a 3×5 card with media used-marker, color pencil, chalk, etc.)
  11. Other media (chalk, pastel, etc. must be sprayed)
  12. Any other drawing
  13. Poster with a 4-H or fair theme.
  14. Cartoon (must be cartoon strip, 3-6 frames)

Unit III – Grades 7-9

Drawing – May exhibit 5 of the following:

  1. Animal/Bird drawing
  2. Figure drawing (is an identifiable whole body figure, head to toe)
  3. Portrait
  4. Perspective
  5. Still life
  6. Landscape
  7. Abstract
  8. Combination of drawing techniques. On 3×5 card, explain techniques used.
  9. Any other drawing

 Painting – Paintings may be watercolor, tempera, acrylic or oil paint. May exhibit 5 of the following:

  1. Still life (any media)
  2. Abstract
  3. Landscape
  4. Portrait
  5. Animals/Birds
  6. Painting on any other surface (wood, saw blade, mailbox)
  7. Any other painting

Unit IV – Grade 10 and above

Drawing –May exhibit 5 of the following:

  1. Animal/Bird drawing
  2. Figure drawing (is an identifiable whole body figure, head to toe)
  3. Portrait
  4. Perspective
  5. Still life
  6. Landscape
  7. Abstract
  8. Combination of drawing techniques. On 3×5 card, explain techniques used.
  9. Any other drawing

Painting – Paintings may be watercolor, tempera, acrylic or oil paint. May exhibit 5 of the following:

  1. Still life
  2. Abstract
  3. Landscape
  4. Portrait
  5. Animals/Birds
  6. Painting on any other surface (wood, saw blade, mailbox)
  7. Any other painting

Department J-18, Class B — Bead Art

Indicate on 3×5 card if kit. All exhibits should be in a Ziploc plastic bag if possible. Use cardboard inside the plastic bag to display jewelry.

Unit I – Open to Grades 3-7

  1. Bead jewelry, displayed in Ziploc plastic bag and on cardboard.
  2. Pony bead art, no jewelry.
  3. Any other bead art, no jewelry or pony beads.

Unit II – Open to Grades 8 and above

  1. Bead jewelry set, 2 items (such as necklace, bracelet, ankle bracelet, earrings); displayed in Ziploc plastic bag and on cardboard.
  2. Pony bead art, no jewelry.
  3. Any other bead art, no jewelry or pony beads.

Department J-18, Class C — Glass Art

Indicate on 3×5 card if kit

Unit I – Open to exhibitors in Grades 3 and above.

  1. Stained or painted glass.
  2. Glass etching.

Department J-18, Class D — Scrapbooking (No Books)

  1. Scrapbook 4 pages/pieces in 2 plastic protectors (back-to-back), grades 3-6
  2. Scrapbook 4 pages/pieces in 2 plastic protectors (back-to-back), grades 7-9
  3. Scrapbook 4 pages/pieces in 2 plastic protectors (back-to-back) grades 10 and above

Department J-18, Class E — Macrame

  1. Macrame Jewelry (grades 3-7)
  2. Macrame Jewelry (grades 8 & above)
  3. Accessory for the home (hot pad, spice rope, no pot hangers)
  4. Clothing accessory (belt, purse). NO JEWELRY.
  5. Wall hanging
  6. Pot hanger (bring container to show fit. No breakable Pots.)
  7. Any other article not listed above

Department J-18, Class F — Mosaics

Include in the exhibit the mosaic article and a 3”x5” card with the title of the article. NO COLLAGES. No kits are to be used and the design must be an original one.

Unit I – Open to Grades 3-7

  1. Mosaic made of seeds
  2. Mosaic made of pasta
  3. Mosaic made of colored glass
  4. Mosaic made of stones
  5. Mosaic made of any other material (paper, yarn, egg shells, etc.)
  6. Mosaic made of a combination of materials/techniques

Unit II – Open to Grades 8 and above.

  1. Mosaic made of seeds
  2. Mosaic made of pasta
  3. Mosaic made of colored glass
  4. Mosaic made of stones
  5. Mosaic made of any other material (paper, yarn, egg shells, etc.)
  6. Mosaic made of a combination of materials/techniques

Department J-18, Class G — Stencil Painting

Articles should be on hanger if possible. Use a different design for each item number — you cannot use the same design for entries under a different item.

Unit I – Open to all grades

  1. Shape painting on paper.
  2. Splatter or string painting on paper.
  3. Block printing item
  4. Stenciling on wood
  5. Stencil on an article to wear (T-shirt, etc.)
  6. Cloth accessory for the home. (such as pillow, rug, towel, wall hanging). Must be a finished project.
  7. Any other material (no cloth, wood or paper). Example: glass, cork board or plastic

Department J-18, Class H — Poured Molded Ceramics

A molded ceramic is a commercial mold that uses ceramic slip. Not paper plate or face mold.

No multidecorative pieces unless glued or secured together. No embellishments, i.e. flowers, ribbons, beads, etc.

Glazed pieces must have sharp stilt marks sanded off. Eyes should be exhibitors own work.

 Unit I Open to exhibitors, Grades 3 – 6

May exhibit 6 or fewer of the following molded ceramics. Current fair year must be labeled on the bottom of exhibit (painted, etched, permanent marker).

  1. Glazed piece
  2. Underglazed piece
  3. Item using stain
  4. Item using dry-brush technique
  5. Decal/Overglazed piece
  6. Christmas decoration (no more than 3 pieces)
  7. Any other exhibit not listed (chalk, antique) (attach 3”x5” card explaining technique)
  8. Combination of at least 2 techniques (attach 3”x5” card explaining techniques)
  9. Any other holiday

 Unit II Open to exhibitors, Grades 7-9

May exhibit 6 or fewer of the following molded ceramics. Current fair year must be labeled on the bottom of exhibit (painted, etched, permanent marker).

  1. Glazed piece
  2. Underglazed piece
  3. Item using stain
  4. Item using dry-brush technique
  5. Decal/Overglazed piece
  6. Christmas decoration (no more than 3 pieces)
  7. Any other exhibit not listed (chalk, antique) (attach 3″x5″ card explaining technique)
  8. Combination of at least 2 techniques. (attach 3″x5″ card explaining techniques)
  9. Any other holiday.

Unit III Open to exhibitors, Grades 10 and above.

May exhibit 6 or fewer of the following molded ceramics. Current fair year must be labeled on the bottom of exhibit (painted, etched, permanent marker).

  1. Glazed piece
  2. Underglazed piece
  3. Item using stain
  4. Item using dry-brush technique
  5. Decal/Overglazed piece
  6. Food safe item (Cookie jar, etc.)
  7. Any other exhibit not listed (chalk, antique) (attach 3″x5″ card explaining technique)
  8. Combination of at least 2 techniques. (attach 3″x5″ card explaining techniques)
  9. Christmas decoration (no more than 3 pieces)
  10. Any other holiday

Department J-18, Class I —Handmade Ceramics

Current fair year must be labeled on the bottom of exhibit (painted, etched, permanent marker).

No use of mold to shape exhibit unless stated.

  1. Pinch pot
  2. Slab item
  3. Coil item
  4. Wheel-thrown item
  5. Combination item (any combination of above techniques), include 3×5 card explaining techniques.
  6. Molded plaster of paris cast item
  7. Any other item, include 3×5 card explaining techniques.
  8. Molded clay item (may use a mold to form your piece)

Department J-18, Class J — Batik, Tie Dyeing

Unit I – Open to exhibitors Grades 3-6.

Articles should be on hangers if possible.

  1. Batik, any item.
  2. Tie Dyeing, article to wear
  3. Tie Dyeing, any other article for home

Unit II – Open to exhibitors Grades 7-9.

Articles should be on hangers if possible.

  1. Batik, any item.
  2. Tie Dyeing, article to wear
  3. Tie Dyeing, any other article for home

Unit Ill – Open to exhibitors Grades 10 and above.

Articles should be on hangers if possible.

  1. Batik, any item.
  2. Tie Dyeing, article to wear
  3. Tie Dyeing, any other article for home

Department J-18, Class K — Creative Stitchery

Creative stitchery includes embroidery, cross stitch, counted cross stitch, crewel and needlepoint.

  1. Open-backed sampler, creative design, finished, approximately 4”x6”.
  2. Article for use in home (pillowcase, towels).
  3. Plastic canvas, 3 ornaments or holiday decoration.
  4. Plastic canvas, household item (Kleenex box, napkin holder).

Department J-18, Class L — Leather

Member may exhibit five or fewer items. Exhibits should not be painted. Kits acceptable, but must be identified on 3”x5” card.

  1. Baggage tag or bookmarker
  2. Any kind of case (comb, knife, scissors, etc.)
  3. Belt or dog collar
  4. Coin purse/wallet or billfold
  5. Any other leather not listed above

Department J-18, Class M — Rubber Stamping

Unit I Open to exhibitors in Grades 3-7.

  1. Rubber stamping on paper, 2 pieces, different designs, display in plastic bag.
  2. Rubber stamping on cloth using two or more stamp designs.
  3. Rubber stamping on any other material (no paper, cloth or wood).
  4. Stamping on wood.

Unit II Open to exhibitors in Grades 8 and above.

  1. Rubber stamping on paper, 3 pieces. Greeting card with envelope, gift bag, wrapping paper, stationary and envelope. Different designs, display in plastic bag.
  2. Rubber stamping on cloth using two or more stamp designs.
  3. Rubber stamping on wood.
  4. Stamping on any other material (no paper, cloth, or wood).

Department J-18, Class N — Cultural Arts

This includes any exhibit that is currently not listed under any other Cultural Arts project.

Unit I – Open to exhibitors Grades 3-7.

  1. Paper art maché (masks, piñatas, etc.)
  2. Sand art (bottle casting)
  3. Metal art item (no sharp edges or points)
  4. Embellished sweatshirt/T-shirt
  5. Lost art (candle, soap making, quilling, etc.) Describe work done on a 3×5 card. No quilting or tatting.
  6. Basketry item
  7. Recycled, upcycled, or repurposed item.
  8. Any other art not listed in A-N. (Describe work done on 3”x5” card)

Unit II – Open to exhibitors Grades 8 and above.

  1. Paper art maché (masks, piñatas, etc.)
  2. Sand art (bottle castings)
  3. Metal art item (no sharp edges or points)
  4. Embellished sweatshirt/T-shirt
  5. Lost art (candle, soap making, quilling, etc.) Describe work done on a 3×5 card. No quilting or tatting.
  6. Recycled, upcycled, or repurposed item.
  7. Any other art not listed in A-N. (Describe work done on 3”x5” card)

Department J-18, Class O — Music

Open to all exhibitors enrolled in the music project. Presentations are suggested to be on flash drive; notify superintendents to have compatible computer available or make other arrangements.

  1. Scrapbook or written critique of musical you were involved with.
  2. Poster on instrument you play
  3. Essay on one area of music (composer, type of music, etc.)
  4. Recording of favorite original musical piece. Include music sheets, 3”x5” card listing title, instrument and accompanist (no groups). Exhibitor should provide your own playing device.

Department J-18, Class P — Drama

Open to all exhibitors in Theater Arts & Clowning. Presentations are suggested to be on flash drive; notify superintendents to have compatible computer available or make other arrangements.

  1. A scrapbook on drama
  2. A poster on drama, 14”x22”
  3. Written original one-act play or review of a play attended.
  4. Two homemade puppets or one marionette with description of use
  5. Costume or prop made for a drama project
  6. Any other drama exhibit

Department J-18, Class Q — Self-Determined – Cultural Arts

Items entered in class Q have the option to be judged face-to-face from 10:00 – 10:30 a.m. on Thursday of the fair (entry MUST be checked in at the fair on Wednesday, entry day).  To be considered face-to-face judging, the exhibitor must come to the visual arts judging area for judging between 10:00 – 10:30 a.m. on Thursday.  The exhibitor must be present (no substitutes) and will talk with the judge about their entry.  The judge will determine the placing at that time.  If the exhibitor does not come on Thursday,  10:00 – 10:30 a.m. the rest of the entries in class Q will be judged Danish as a class.

  1. This includes any exhibit that is not listed under any other class.

Include a 3”x5” card with explanation of work done and item’s purpose. (optional face-to-face judging, see note above)

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