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Middlesex County Fair

Art

Division 14 – Art

Division Contact

Chairperson: Rose  – 908-331-0054
Co-Chairperson: Stephanie  – 732-773-6497
E-mail: art@middlesexcountyfair.com

Division Rules For All Divisions 14, 14-A, 14-B, 14-C, 14-S

View general rules and regulations

1. Please read and follow all the general rules and regulations.
2. In the Ceramic and Plaster section ONLY (Adult, Teen and Children’s Sections L and M) sets of Ceramic or Plaster pieces (i.e., multiple objects) will be accepted. The sets MUST be attached or displayed on a sturdy board, platter, stand, etc. of dimensions not to exceed 12 inches by 12 inches.
3. Entries in the Charcoal, Drawing, Calligraphy, Pencil and Graphics sections MUST be covered with plastic or glass. The Fair will not accept the added responsibility of exhibiting unprotected artwork. Please do not submit artwork wrapped in plastic wrap. Plastic wrap obscures the work of art and makes it difficult for judges and the viewing public to see the quality of the work. Sculptural and clay pieces do not require covering.
4. Artwork larger than 3 feet in any direction must be pre-registered with the Art Chairperson. Please call at least one week before entry day.
5. Be original and creative!! The judges’ request: No coloring book pages, tracings, stencils, paint by number kits, copies of photographs or copies of famous artwork.

DIVISION 14
ADULT ART

Adults 18 years and over

ADDITIONAL RULES FOR ADULTS

1. All pictures must be framed or mounted securely for hanging.
2. Due to high heat and humidity, entries must not rely on masking tape, clear tape, sticky tabs, etc. to support hangers. These items, from experience, cannot hold even light pictures for the duration of the fair.
3. Entries that cannot hang securely will not be accepted in the ADULT division.

SECTION A – PAINTINGS – WATERCOLORS

Class 1 – Portrait – Human/Animal
Class 2 – Still Life
Class 3 – Landscape/Seascape
Class 4 – Other/Not Listed

SECTION B – PAINTINGS – OIL COLORS

Class 1 – Portrait – Human
Class 2 – Still Life
Class 3 – Landscape
Class 4 – Seascape
Class 5 – Animal
Class 6 – Other/Not Listed

SECTION C – PAINTINGS – ACRYLICS

Class 1 – Portrait – Human
Class 2 – Still Life
Class 3 – Landscape
Class 4 – Seascape
Class 5 – Animal
Class 6 – Other/Not Listed

SECTION D – MIXED MEDIA – MIX OF TYPES OF PAINT AND/OR CHARCOAL, PASTELS, etc.

SECTION E – CHARCOAL

SECTION F – DRAWINGS

Class 1 – Pen and Ink
Class 2 – Felt Markers
Class 3 – Crayon

SECTION G – CALLIGRAPHY

SECTION H – PENCIL

Class 1 – Black & White Portrait (Human/Animal)
Class 2 – Black and White Still Life
Class 3 – Other Black and White
Class 4 – Color

SECTION I – PASTELS

SECTION J – GRAPHICS

* Broken or damaged items will not be accepted

SECTION K – CLAY SCULPTURE AND STONE CARVING

*Broken or damaged items will NOT be accepted

SECTION L – WIRE SCULPTURE

SECTION M – CERAMICS

Class 1 – Commercial Mold – glazed
Class 2 – Commercial Mold – over glazed and special techniques i.e., Mother of Pearl, gold, silver or textured
Class 3 – Commercial Mold – Stained
Class 4 – Commercial Mold – Stained – special techniques

SECTION N – POTTERY

Class 1 – Coil Work
Class 2  – Slab Work
Class 3 – Wheel Work
Class 4 – Pinch Pot
Class 5 – Sculpture
Class 6 – Free Form
Class 7 – Raku Fired
a) Wheel Work
b) Pinch Pot
c) Slab Work
d) Sculpture
e) Any Other Raku Piece

SECTION O – PLASTER WORK

Class 1 – Molded – Painted
Class 2 – Carved or Sculptured

SECTION P – COMPUTER ART

SECTION Q – OTHER ARTWORK

Class 1 – Any other painting/drawing
Class 2 – Any other ceramic or clay work. Please, no porcelain dolls.
Class 3 – Painting on objects (Note: Objects will be judged based on the painting.)
Class 4 – Any other item

Note: “Other” means NOT listed in prior entry classes. This section is NOT to be used to bypass the rule of one entry per exhibitor per class.

ADDITIONAL RULES FOR TEENS, CHILDREN, PEE-WEES AND SPECIAL PARTICIPANT ART WORK

(Division 14-A, 14-B, 14-C, 14-S)

1. Any artwork done on paper, including items in the Charcoal, Drawing, Calligraphy, Pencil, Graphics, and Pee Wee/Special Participant Painting and Drawing sections MUST be covered with protective plastic.
2. Glass, Plexiglas, or zipper lock plastic bags are suitable, but all artwork in these sections must be protected.
3. The Fair will not accept the added responsibility of exhibiting unprotected artwork.

DIVISION 14-A
TEEN ART

For Exhibitors 13 thru 17 years of age.
Use same Sections and Classes as Adults. See additional rules for Teens above.

DIVISION 14-B
CHILDREN’S ART

For Exhibitors 7 thru 12 years of age.
Use same Sections and Classes as Adults. See additional rules for Children above.

DIVISION 14-C
PEE-WEE ART

For Exhibitors 6 years of age and under.
Please write the child’s age on the entry card. See additional rules for Pee-Wees above.
No pairs, no sets.

ALL PEE-WEES WILL RECEIVE (1) RIBBON OF PARTICIPATION FOR EACH ITEM ENTERED.

ENTRIES WILL NOT BE JUDGED!

SECTION A – ANY PAINTING

Class 1 – Water color or Water-based paint
Class 2 – Oil/Acrylic Paint
Class 3 – Painting done by Finger Painting, Vegetable Printing or using other natural materials.
Class 4 – Painting with Household or Manufactured Objects
Class 5 – Other Paintings

SECTION B – DRAWINGS

Class 1 – Pen
Class 2 – Felt markers
Class 3 – Crayon
Class 4 – Chalk or Pastel
Class 5 – Pencil
Class 6 – Other Drawings

SECTION C – CERAMICS, CLAY, MODELING DOUGH OR PLASTER
(No Sets)

* Broken or damaged items will NOT be accepted

Class 1 – Mold – Painted
Class 2 – Handmade/Pottery/Carved
Class 3 – Painting on Objects

DIVISION 14-S
SPECIAL PARTICIPANT ART

For entrants of any age with special developmental needs and abilities.
See additional rules for Special Participants above.

SECTION A – ANY PAINTING

Class 1 – Watercolor
Class 2 – Oil/Acrylic
Class 3 – Mixed Media – Painting done with different kinds of paint

SECTION B – DRAWING

Class 1 – Pen or Pencil
Class 2 – Felt Markers
Class 3 – Crayon, Chalk or Pastel

SECTION C – CERAMICS OR PLASTER WORK (No sets)

Class 1 – Mold – Painted
Class 2 – Handmade/Pottery/Carved

* Broken or damaged items will not be accepted.