DARKE COUNTY FAIR                  41 YEARS
EMAIL; foureman@roadrunner.com
ENTRIES ACCEPTED:        Wednesday   August16, 2017     12 noon     to 8:00 p.m.
                                    Thursday       August17, 2017     10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
     JUDGING :             Thursday      August 17, 2017               2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The fair building will be open for the judging results, Friday, August 18, 2017 at 10:00 a.m.
All persons must present their week fair ticket when entering exhibits; We can not accept 3-H Passes or Anniversary Passes for OPEN CLASSES.         NO OTHER ENTRY FEE
You may buy your fair ticket in the Fine Arts Building when you enter.
NO PRE-REGISTRATION
                    SCROLL DOWN FOR ENTIRE RULES AND PREMIUMS


Largest Art Show in Ohio; over 1,000 Entries and Growing
206,000 estimated attendance
DEMONSTRATIONS-1:00 AND 7:00 P.M. DAILY  SPECIAL ARTIST DAY WEDNESDAY
DEPARTMENT OF FINE ARTS
CLASS M — Fine Arts Division
BRIAN RISMILLER, Fair Manager

Nancy Foureman, Secretary
Phone: (937) 548-1764
www.nancyfoureman.com/Darke County Fair
foureman@roadrunner.com

• Assisted by •
Greenville Art Guild
www.greenvileartguild.com
Darke County Photo Club

JUDGING on Thursday, August 17, 2017  2:00 - 5:00 P.M.
Department Opens to the Public, Friday, August, 18, 2017, 10:00 A.M.
www.darkecountyfair.com/finearts     (class, rules, and Premiums)

    This department is interested in the purely “AESTHETIC” endeavor, as distinguished from the “Useful” arts. It includes: Fine Art painting, drawing, photography, pottery, sculpture, and wood carving. ENTRIES ACCEPTED Wednesday, August 16, 2017, 12:00 noon to 8:00 P.M. and Thursday,17, 2017, 10:00 A.M. to 2:00 PM.   A panel of judges will judge & jury on Thursday, August 17, 2017,  2:00 P.M. Any exhibit or other property not claimed in 30 days becomes the property of the Darke County Fair Board.
JUDGING STARTS SHARPLY AT 2:00 P.M.  Exhibition OPENS, Friday, August, 18,2017, 10:00 a.m. for results.
ALL 3-DIMENSIONAL WORK AND MINIATURES WILL BE BEHIND GLASS AND LOCKED.  All articles must be claimed between 1:00 -4:00 P.M., Sunday, August 27, 2017.  Photographs of the winners for the newspaper will be taken on the first Saturday at 1:00 P.M. in the Fine Arts Building. All articles must stay on exhibit until the official check out time. Not complying with this rule may result in not being allowed to enter; premiums being withheld or both.
1. FAIR TICKETS — all persons must present their week fair tickets when entering exhibits.You may buy            your fair ticket in the Fine Arts Building when you enter.
  Open Classes, Fine Arts Department can not accept 4-H Passes or Anniversary Passes.
2. Entries must not have been shown at the Darke County Fair in previous years.
3. Each exhibitor may have 4 Painting Division, 3 Professional Photo Division, 2 Amateur Photo Division,           3 Student Photo Division, 4 CD/JPEG can be entered in addition to framed photos, 3-Junior High, 3,Senior           High, 3 Children 
4. ORIGINAL — All entries must be original. Original being: never having occurred or existed before, given to       inventing or creating something new; NOT COPIED. Copies include any material that has been published or      reproduced in magazines, cards, calendars, album covers, Disney characters and the internet. However, personal photos. The Fair Committee reserves the right to disqualify any entry and not complying with this rule. The entries must be in the name of the artist. All entries must comply with  the Ohio Department of Agriculture Administrative Code Rules.
5. FRAMING — PAINTING AND PHOTOGRAPHY - All entries will require framing (except 3-dimensional and C-Children division). Children and Photography category 11 and gallery wrap prints). GENERAL INFORMATION: THE WIRE AND HANGERS MUST BE SECURELY ATTACHED TO FRAME. Framing includes proper               hanging device (eyelets and wire); paperclips, bobbypins, string and similar devices are not acceptable.
    Oil paintings and acrylics painted like oil may be framed without glass. We suggest watercolor, pastels,     drawing, prints, and photography be placed under glass for protection. Gallery wrap entries are acceptable in all categories and do not require framing.  Presentation will carry a significane  importance. 
CHILDREN-Children's work must be matted or mounted on poster board. Photo frames are acceptable if suitable for pegboard hanging.
PHOTOGRAPHY-Matting required-2 3/4 Minimum. Larger prints may need larger mats: consult a professional framer if in doubt. Acrylic or Metal prints in photography will not require framing. If framing is impossible or inconvenient, consider CD/jpeg categories. Presentation will carry a significant importance. Gallery wrap prints are acceptable in all categories and do not require framing. Read other photography rules under #9.
6. PAINTING AND DRAWING — Emphasis in this category is two-dimensional rather than three-dimensional.
7. POTTERY AND SCULPTURE — Must be hand thrown or molded; no greenware or commercial molds.
8. JEWELRY-All components must be produced by the artist; except chains.
9. PHOTOGRAPHY — It is not required for the entrant to do his own printing. Printing may be done by a               commercial printing house. ONLY ONE PHOTO PER FRAME.  Write your name on your CD.                               AMATEURS should not be involved in a photography business or selling regularly..
   SIZE REQUIREMENTMaximum 24x28" or 104" around, Minimum 8 x 10.                                          MATTING REQUIRED.
   If framing is impossible or inconvenient, consider CD/jpegcategories.
10. PRICING-May be put on registration tags. Business cards can be put on professional entries.








                                     


                                      

PAINTING DIVISION
                               P — PROFESSIONAL

PREMIUMS     1st      2nd    3rd
1. Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .      20.00 15.00 10.00
2. Watercolor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .        20.00 15.00 10.00
3. Acrylic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .        20.00 15.00 10.00
4. Pastel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20.00 15.00 10.00
5. Drawing (Colored Pencil) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .      . . .20.00 15.00 10.00
6. Ink . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20.00 15.00 10.00
7. Prints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20.00 15.00 10.00
8. Mixed Media (Batik, Collage etc.) . . . . . . . . .      . . . . . . . .       20.00 15.00 10.00
9.. Pottery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  . 20.00 15.00 10.00
10. Sculpture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   20.00 15.00 10.00
11. Stained Glass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  20.00 15.00 10.00
12. Wood Carving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .    20.00 15.00 10.00
13. Jewelry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   20.00 15.00 10.00
14. Enameling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   20.00 15.00 10.00
15. Miniatures (4 x 6 of smaller--must be smaller than reality). .       20.00 15.00 10.00
                     Does not include the frame
A — AMATEUR CLASS
1. Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   10.00  7.00  5.00
2. Watercolor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .    . . . 10.00  7.00  5.00
3. Acrylic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .    . . 10.00  7.00  5.00
4. Pastel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   . . . 10.00  7.00  5.00
5. Drawing (Colored Pencil) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     . . . .    . . 10.00  7.00  5.00
6. Ink . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   . . 10.00  7.00  5.00
7. Prints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   . 10.00  7.00  5.00
8. Mixed Media (Batik, Collage etc.) . . . . . . . . . . . .     . . . . .     . 10.00  7.00  5.00
9.. Pottery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  . 10.00  7.00  5.00
10. Sculpture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10.00  7.00  5.00
11. Stained Glass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10.00 7.00  5.00
12. Wood Carving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   . .  10.00  7.00  5.00
13. Jewelry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   . . . 10.00  7.00  5.00
14. Enameling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   . . . 10.00  7.00  5.00
15. Miniatures (4 x 6 or smaller- --must be smaller than reality). .   . 10.00  7.00 5.00
                     Does not include the frame

CHILDREN DEPARTMENT
JH - — JUNIOR HIGH  SCHOOL DIVISON     (GRADES 7-8)
1. Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  .  10.00  7.00  5.00
2. Watercolor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .    10.00  7.00  5.00
3. Acrylic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .    . 10.00  7.00  5.00
4. Pastel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   . . 10.00  7.00  5.00
5. Drawing (Colored Pencil, Ink, Prints) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .        . 10.00  7.00  5.00
6. Mixed Media . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     . 10.00  7.00  5.00
7. Pottery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  . . . . 10.00  7.00   5.00
8. Sculpture   10.00  7.00  5.00
SH — SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL DIVISON     (GRADES 9-12)
1. Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  .  10.00 7.00 5.00
2. Watercolor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .    10.00 7.00 5.00
3. Acrylic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .    . 10.00 7.00 5.00
4. Pastel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   . . 10.00 7.00 5.00
5. Drawing (Colored Pencil, Ink, Prints. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .        . 10.00 7.00 5.00
6. Mixed Media . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     . 10.00 7.00 5.00
7. Pottery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  . . . . . . 10.00 7.00 5.00
8. Sculpture   10.00 7.00 5.00
CA — CHILDREN DIVISON    (0 TO GRADE 3)
A child under 12 yrs. of age may enter on his/her parent's ticket number.
     All work must be matted on poster board.
-PREMIUMS                                                                                1st   2nd  3rd
1. Mixed Media. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .    5.00 4.00 3.00
2. Watercolor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .    . . 5.00 4.00 3.00
3. Acrylic (Tempera) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .      5.00 4.00 3.00
4. Pastel (Chalk) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     5.00 4.00 3.00
5. Drawing (Colored Pencil) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .        5.00 4.00 3.00
6. Crayon, Marker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .    . . 5.00 4.00 3.00
7. Pottery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   . 5.00 4.00 3.00
8. Sculpture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   . 5.00 4.00 3.00
CB—CHILDREN DIVISON     (GRADES 4, 5, 6)
A child under 12 years of age may enter on his/her parent's ticket number.
All work must be matted or mounted on poster board.
1. Mixed Media. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  . . . .    5.00 4.00 3.00
2. Watercolor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . .    5.00 4.00 3.00
3. Acrylic (Tempera) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .      . 5.00 4.00 3.00
4. Pastel (Chalk) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     . . 5.00 4.00 3.00
5. Drawing (Colored Pencil) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .        . 5.00 4.00 3.00
6. Crayon, Marker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   . 5.00 4.00 3.00
7. Pottery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     . 5.00 4.00 3.00
8. Sculpture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .      . 5.00 4.00 3.00
PHOTOGRAPHY DIVISON
P — PROFESSIONAL
COLOR:
1. People. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  . .... .    20.00 15.00 10.00
2. Landscape . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  .    . . 20.00 15.00 10.00
3. Architecture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .    . . . 20.00 15.00 10.00
4. Photo-Journalism . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .      . 20.00 15.00 10.00
5. Domestic Animals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .      . 20.00 15.00 10.00
6. Wildlife ................. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                        20.00 15.00 10.00
7.Flora-Nature................ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ....... . .  . 20.00 15.00 10.00
8. Darke County Scene........... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   . . . . . .  20.00 15.00 10.00
9 Unclassified , Miscellaneous.................................................... 20.00 15.00 10.00
10. Digitally Enhanced.................................................................20.00 15.00 10.00
11. Acrylic or Metal Print (color or black/white)...............................20.00 15.00 10.00
12. CD/jpeg (Color or Black/White................................................20.00 15.00 10.00
BLACK AND WHITE:
1. People.... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   . . . . . 20.00 15.00 10.00
2. Landscape . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .    . . . . . 20.00 15.00 10.00
3. Architecture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .    . . . . . 20.00 15.00 10.00
4. Photo-Journalism . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .       . . . 20.00 15.00 10.00
5. Domestic Animals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .      . .. . 20.00 15.00 10.00
6. Wildlife . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  ........................................ . 20.00 15.00 10.00
7. Flora-Nature................ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .      . .. .  . 20.00 15.00 10.00
8. Darke County Scene................................................................20.00 15.00 10.00
9  Unclassified , Miscellaneous......................................................20.00 15.00 10.00
10. Digitally Enhanced. . . ............. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  . .   . . ..  . 20.00 15.00 10.00
A — AMATEUR -PREMIUMS
COLOR:                                                                                      1st   2nd  3rd
1. People.... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   . . 10.00 7.00 5.00
2. Landscape . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .    10.00 7.00 5.00
3. Architecture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .      10.00 7.00 5.00
4. Photo-Journalism . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .       10.00 7.00 5.00
5. Domestic Animals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     10.00 7.00 5.00
6. Wildlife . . . . . ........ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ................................ . 10.00 7.00 5.00
7. Flora-Nature................ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .      . . .   . 10.00 7.00 5.00
8. Darke County Scene................................................................10.00 7.00 5.00
9. Unclassified, Miscellaneous . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   . . 10.00 7.00 5.00
10. Digitally Enhanced.................................................................10.00 7.00 5.00
11. Acrylic or Metal Print (color or black/white)...............................10.00 7.00 5.00
12. CD/jpeg (Color or Black/White)................................................10.00 7.00 5.00
BLACK AND WHITE:
1. People.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   . 10.00 7.00 5.00
2. Landscape . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     10.00 7.00 5.00
3. Architecture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .    . . 10.00 7.00 5.00
4. Photo-Journalism . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .        10.00 7.00 5.00
5. Domestic Animals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     10.00 7.00 5.00
6. Wildlife . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .................  .......................10.00 7.00 5.00
7. Flora-Nature................ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .      . . .  .. 10.00 7.00 5.00
8. Darke County Scene................................................................10.00 7.00 5.00
9  Unclassified , Miscellaneous....................................................10.00 7.00 5.00
10. Digitally Enhanced. . . ............. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  . .   . . ..  10.00 7.00 5.00


S — STUDENT (GRADES 1-12)
                   A child under 12 years of age may enter on his/her parent's ticket number.
1. Color . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  $10.00 7.00 5.00
2. Black and White . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     . 10.00 7.00 5.00
3. CD/jpeg. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  ...........................   . 10.00 7.00 5.00









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PAINTING BEST OF SHOW$100.00
THREE-DIMENSIONAL BEST OF SHOW   $100.00
DARKE COUNTY SUBJECT IN PAINTING $100.00
PHOTOGRAPHY BEST OF SHOW    $100.00