On this page we will try to simplify the process of entering your Art into the FIne Art Building. Honestly, we will!
Any resident of Washington Parish that is EIGHTEEN years old or older.
Paintings must NOT have been shown in the fair before and should be made within the last 3 years.
Students are encouraged to enter art in the Junior Fine Art Division under EDUCATION. All Junior FIne Art must go through the school system and is exhibited in the ARMORY Building
We will not accept PAINT BY NUMBER paintings.
Due to Safety reasons, We can not accept STAINED GLASS.
PLEASE CONSIDER ENTERING HE ABOVE WORKS INTO THE CREATIVE CRAFT BUILDINGS.
No art that shows NUDITY, VIOLENCE, IS OFFENSIVE or SEXUAL will be permitted.
Acceptance of all paintings will be at the discretion and approval of the committee accepting the works.
You need to bring your art to the Fine Art Building on the SUNDAY before the Fair, this year,2019, it's the 13th, between the hours of 12:30 PM and 2:30 PM.
Since the Fair is open on Sunday this year, your art must be picked up on the Monday after the fair, at the Fine Art Building, between the hours of 10:00 AM and 1:00 PM.
The easiest way to explain this is to ask yourself these questions....
1) Do I have a degree in ART?
2) Do I make a living by teaching art?
3) Do I make enough in the sale of my art to support myself throughout the year with no other job?
If you answered YES to any of those, then you are considered a Professional.
If you answered NO to ALL of them, then you are a
The simple answer to this is that......
If you PAINT something from a photo in a book, magazine, off the internet, from a museum, etc , your work would be
If you paint a licensed and or copyrighted character, lets say, Mickey Mouse, Scooby Doo, Dragon Ball Z, ETC., EVEN if the rest of the painting is your own creation, it MUST go as a
For Fair purposes, everything else is pretty much Original.
You painting including the frame can be no smaller than 9 x 12, AND including the frame no larger than 44 x 44
You are allowed to enter up to FOUR paintings. you do not have to enter four, you could just enter 1 if you wanted.
(Each painting in a category must be in a different SUB-CATAGORY. We will discuss that below.)
HOWEVER, only TWO (2) may be NON-ORIGINAL.
You can enter FOUR Original, or any combination.
3 original and 1 non-original
2 original and 2 non-original
1 original and 2 non-original
2 non original
Your art is broken down into several categories (Mediums) and sub-categories (what the painting is about). Because this is a juried show, you may only have one painting in each category and sub-category.
OH MY GOSH, WHAT DOES THAT EVEN MEAN TO ME?
Lets say you only work in oil paint and you want to enter four original paintings.
Under OIL there are 9 SUB-Categories
OUTDOOR SCENE- NATURAL LANDSCAPE
OUTDOOR SCENE-MANMADE STRUCTURES
SEASCAPE AND MARINE
LIFE STUDIES- HUMAN
LIFE STUDIES- ANIMAL
ALL OTHER, ABSTRACT, ETC.
You can only enter ONE oil painting in each of those sub-categories.
example.... you can not enter four oil paintings under still life.
Having said that, if you have four paintings and each is a different medium. 1 oil, 1 acrylic, 1 watercolor, 1 pastel , then they can all be still life.
THE WHOLE REASONING BEHIND THIS IS SO THAT YOUR PAINTINGS ARE NOT COMPETING AGAINST THEMSELVES FOR RIBBONS.
The short answer is YES
UNLESS, you are using a gallery wrapped or Museum Wrapped CANVAS
This picture shows a museum wrap, a gallery wrap, and a standard canvas.
All three have the canvas stapled or splined into the back.
The Museum wrap and Gallery wrap are made to be frameless with their sides painted so it looks like the painting continues around the frame.
The standard canvas is made to go into a frame. We realize people like to just paint around the side of these now too, however, for the FAIR,, standard canvases MUST BE FRAMED.
A standard canvas is roughly a finger thick.
A gallery wrap canvas is about a thumb and pinky thick
A museum wrap canvas if roughly your ring, middle and index fingers all together thick.
A museum wrap would be about three fingers thick or 2 3/8 inches
A gallery wrap canvas is about a thumb and pinky thick, or 1 3/8 inches
A standard canvas is about a single finger thick .
All paintings must have screw eyes or D rings on each side with wire (string) on the back for hanging.
NO sawtooth hooks, no single hooks.
The eyes / D rings should be secured into the painting about 1/3 of the way down . The wire should be secured to each hook and it should be loose but not past the top of the painting when holding it