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To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, and allow for more space in the building, Fine Arts entries will be accepted by Email and displayed online through Facebook.  Entries will not be judged, but will be voted on by the viewing public through Facebook.  Ribbons and prizes will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners, along with and overall Sweepstakes award.  Winners are invited to display their artwork in the Home Arts building.  Entries (age 15 and up) will be featured in a Drive-In Art Show on Aug 21st. All entries will be displayed via slide shows during the fair.  Entries this year will be accepted for judging in 2021.


Department Director:  Marie Miller 435-279-5133

 

Adult Art (Ages 19 and up)          

Director:  Leonard Hawkes 435-279-4813
Assistant Director:  Cortney Parkinson 208-709-6731

Youth Art (Ages 11-18)

Director:  Gloria Rudd 435-279-6246
Assistant Director:  Kathi Potter 435-279-7330

Children’s Art
Director:  Kathryn Bodrero 801-589-5181
Assistant Director: 

 

Important Dates:

 

August 9 – 15         Online Entries Accepted through Email (see addresses below)

August 18 – 23       Viewing & Voting Open to the Public (see Voting information below)

August 21                Drive-In Art Show at 9pm (or dusk) East side of Home Arts Building

August 24               People’s Choice Winners Announced on Facebook

August 25                Winners Deliver Art to Home Arts Building from 10am-1pm & 4-7pm

August 26-29           Winning Artwork & Slide Shows of All Entries - Home Arts Building 10am-

                                 10:30pm (masks in the building please)

August 31 – Sep 2   Winning Artwork & Awards Need to be Picked Up 10am-2pm & 4-8pm

 

Rules:

 

  1.     Entrants must be residents of Box Elder County
  2.     Only 1 entry per person allowed
  3.     Work entered in previous fairs is not allowed
  4.     All mediums (oil, acrylic, watercolor, etc.) accepted
  5.     All work must be original, meaning it’s entirely the work of the artist. No paint by numbers, coloring pages, etc. will be allowed.

             Entries deemed inappropriate for family viewing will be rejected

  1.     Frames and/or mats are not required unless the entry wins (including Children’s). In that case, please securely frame your artwork and equip it with screw      eyes and wire.

     7.    No Photoshop work or editing allowed, other than cropping

  1.     Children’s Art – No sculpture or pottery

Categories / Types of Mediums

1. Painting: Oil, Acrylic, Watercolor, Watercolor Pencils, Tempera, Gouache, Mixed Media, etc.

2. Drawing: Pencil, Colored Pencil, Ink, Marker, Crayon, Scratchboard, Watercolor Pencil, Chalk, Oil Pastel, Chalk Pastel, Conte` Crayon,Charcoal, Graphite,         Mixed Media, etc.

3. Printmaking: Woodcut, Linocut, Etching, Screen-print, Mono-print, Block print, Lithography, Stamping, Airbrush, Spray Paint

4. Sculpture & Pottery: Clay, Stone, Metal, Wood, Polymer Clay, Wax, Marble, etc.

5. Other: Collage, Assemblage, Computer (original - NO programs), Paper Cutting, Engraving, Gold Leafing, etc. 



Awards:

 First, second, and third place will be awarded in each class and determined by the number of “Likes” each piece receives after public voting.  Winners will each receive a rosette ribbon and Feldman’s gift certificate.

 

Sweepstakes will be awarded to the piece with the most votes overall.

 

Entry Instructions:

     1.     Have 1 photo taken of you holding or standing near your artwork (to verify ownership)

 

  1.     Take 1 photo of your artwork alone (to be posted online).  Smaller artwork may be scanned if desired.  Sculpture and pottery may submit additional photos      as needed. Glass or shrink wrap should be removed. (See Photo Tips below) 

 

  1.     Include in your email, the following information:
  •          Name
  •          Class (see below)
  •          Age (if 18 and under)
  •          Phone #
  •          City of Residence
  •          Description (example: watercolor)
  •          Title (optional)

 

  1.     Send your information and photos to the corresponding email address

                                                                                                 

Class                                                                Email Address(not case sensitive)

 A.   Professional                                                  BECF.ProandSemiPro@gmail.com (make sure address is exactly as written)

 B.   Semi Professional                                        BECF.ProandSemiPro@gmail.com(make sure address is exactly as written)

 C.   Advanced Amateur                                       BECF.AdvAm@gmail.com

 D.   Amateur                                                        BECF.Amateur@gmail.com

 E.   Young Amateur (ages 15-18)                        BECF.YA@gmail.com


 F.    
Youth (ages 11-14)                                       BECF.Youth@gmail.com

 G.   Children’s (ages 8-10)                                  BECF.ChildA@gmail.com

 H.   Children’s (ages 5-7)                                    BECF.ChildB@gmail.com
 I.     Children’s (ages 0-4)                                    BECF.ChildC@gmail.com

 

 

Adult Class Descriptions:

 CLASS A:  PROFESSIONAL

A Professional is one who is actively engaged in the art field in his or her occupation or one who teaches classes or sells artwork for a portion of their income.

CLASS B:  SEMI-PROFESSIONAL

A Semi-professional is one who has reached a degree of professional quality in their work. This classification is a matter of ability and attitude more that career.

CLASS C:  ADVANCED AMATEUR

Advanced Amateur is one who will be consistently painting, striving for a
quality of workmanship, creativity, and originality that placed them above amateur.

CLASS D:  AMATEUR

An amateur is one who is frequently taking classes and/or studying with more experienced painters, or uses artwork as a hobby.

 

Tips for taking photos/scanning your work:

     1.    To avoid glare, remove glass or shrink wrap from your artwork before taking a photo.
     2.     
Lay artwork flat on the floor and take photo from above or hang it at a height where the middle of your piece will be parallel to your camera. 

  1.     With photos and scans, digitally crop any background so that only the artwork (with or without a frame) is visible. 
  1.     Use a tripod or set camera on a level surface to steady it,
  2.     Set camera’s timer to 3-4 seconds so that pressing the shutter button doesn’t create a shake in your image. 
  1.     If scanning, use a good quality scanner with clean glass.  Make sure artwork is pressed flat against the glass.

 

Voting: 

  •          Public voting will take place from August 18th-23rd 
  •          Vote by going to Facebook – facebook.com/BEC-Fair-Fine-Arts
  •          Voters may vote for their 3 favorite entries in each of the 9 classes
  •          To vote, simply "LIKE" a photo.     
  •          Only 1 vote per entry will be allowed.
  •          If voters cannot access Facebook, they may email their selections to the corresponding  email addresses above or contact a director

 

Winner’s Instructions: 

  1.     Winners will be announced on Facebook on August 24th
  2.     Securely frame your artwork and secure with hook eyes and wire
  3.     Deliver your artwork to the Home Arts building on August 25th  between 10am-1pm and 4pm-7pm
  4.     Due to large crowds, entries will not be released Saturday night.  Please pick up your artwork and awards between 10am-2pm and 4-8pm  from                   August 31st to Sept 2nd
  5.     If you are not able to deliver or pick up, please make arrangements for someone to do it for you. Thank you!