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91st Annual Charles County Fair                            September 11-14, 2014                                              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 Assisted by Charles County Arts Alliance This department is displayed in the P. D. Brown Building (Home Arts) in the Greens area.
ADULT DIVISION (Age 18 and over) Premiums 1st $12.00; 2nd $10.00; 3rd $8.00; 4th $6.00 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 – ACRYILCS: Any work fives z an a 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 TEMPURA: Any frames 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   Premiums 1st $10.00; 2nd $8.00; 3rd $6.00; 4th $4.00 SECTION 4 –DRAWING: Pencil, Charcoal, Conte crayon, ink, marker, crayon, pastel oil pastel Classes: 1.       Black and white (monochrome) 2.       Color   SECTION 5 - PRINTMAKING: silkscreen, etching, linoleum, or wood block prints, etc.  Classes 1.       Black and white (monochrome) 2.       Color   SECTION 6 - MIXED MEDIA: Any artwork which is created in combination 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 (sculpture/fimo, plastercraft, foam, papier mache, etc.)   SECTION 8 - POTTERY and CERAMICS: No molds.  Classes 1. Hand-built 2. Potter's Wheel   Premiums 1st $8.00; 2nd $6.00; 3rd $4.00: 4th $2.00 SECTION 11 - PHOTOGRAPHY - BLACK & WHITE - DIGITAL OR FILM Classes 1. Portraits 2. People 3. Land/Seascapes 4. Still Life 5. Animals/Wildlife 6. Floral 7. Abstract 8. Other   SECTION 12 - PHOTOGRAPHY – COLOR - DIGITAL OR FILM  Classes 1. Portraits 2. People 3. Land/Seascapes 4. Still Life 5. Animals/Wildlife 6. Floral 7. Abstract 8. Other   SECTION 13 – PHOTOGRAPHY – PRINTS DEVELOPED PERSONALLY BY INDIVIDUAL IN A DARKROOM  Classes 1. Black & White 2. Hand Colored   SECTION 14 - PHOTOGRAPHY- DIGITAL MANIPULATION/COMPUTER ART  Classes 1. Original manipulated photograph 2. Original computer art 3. Original computer drawing   TEEN DIVISION (Ages 13-17)   Premiums 1st $6.00: 2nd $5.00,3rd $4.00; 4th $3.00 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, pastel, etc.) 4. Black and White Drawings, any medium (pencil, charcoal, etc.) 5. Pottery/Ceramics (no molds) and Sculpture 6. Mixed Media (collage), Other   SECTION 15 - PHOTOGRAPHY  Classes: 1. Digital or film color 2. Digital or film black and white 3. Digital or film hand colored   SECTION 16 - PHOTOGRAPHY - DIGITAL MANIPULATION/COMPUTER ART  Classes: 1. Original manipulated photograph 2. Original Computer art 3. Original computer drawing   CHILDREN'S DIVISION (Ages 5-12) Limit 2 entries per section  Premiums 1st $5.00; 2nd $4.00; 3rd $3.00; 4th  $2.00   SECTION 10 – CHILDREN’S 2-D and 3D FINE ARTS  Classes: 1. 2-D Art (Drawings or Paintings) 2. 3D Art (Pottery/Ceramics [no molds], sculpture) 3. Digital Manipulation - Computer Art SECTION 17 - PHOTOGRAPHY - DIGITAL OR FILM  Classes: 1. Photography - Black and White 2. Photography - Color 3. Photography - Digital Manipulation
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Special Exhibit Rules  1. Any painting, drawing, photograph, etc., that is not suitably wired for hanging will not be displayed, or judged.  2. Entries are limited to original creative works which have been completed and framed since the last Charles County Fair.  3. Adults and Teens will be limited to two (2) entries per section. Children are limited to one (1) entry per section  4. A cash award and ribbon will be given for first, second, third, and fourth in each category. If there are too few entries in any one category, prizes will be given at the discretion of the judge.  5. Exhibits will be accepted on Wednesday from 1-8 p.m. only.  6. All classes are open to residents of Southern Maryland and to members of the Charles County Arts Alliance.  7. All entries must be the work of the person in whose name the entry is made.  8. One Best of Show will be awarded In the Adult Art, Adult Photography, Teen Art, Teen Photography. Online Entries
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