2024

Muscatine County Fair Book - Division M – Fine Arts

Division M – Fine Arts

Check-In Time

6-5pm Tuesday July 16th & 9am to 12pm Wednesday July 17th

Judging Time

6pm Thursday July 18th

Superintendents

Deb Weiss, Atalissa
Rachel Johnson, Atalissa
Cara McFerren, West Liberty
Morgan Forbes, Lone Tree

Release Time

4-5pm Sunday July 21

Judges

TBD

Awards

CLASS 1- OIL PAINTING
Premiums: 1st-$5.00 2nd-$2.50
List No.
1. Scenic
2. Portrait or Figure
3. Still life
4. Animals
5. Contemporary (modern)
CLASS 2- ACRYLIC OR TEMPERA PAINTING
Premiums: 1st-$5.00 2nd-$2.50
List No.
6. Scenic
7. Portrait or Figure
8. Still life
9. Animals
10. Contemporary (modern)
CLASS 3- WATERCOLOR
Premiums: 1st-$5.00 2nd-$2.50
List No.
11. Scenic
12. Still life
13. Portraits or Figures
14. Animals
CLASS 4- PRINTS & DRAWING
Premiums: 1st-$5.00 2nd-$2.50
List No.
15. Pen & ink; felt tip markers
16. Pencil
17. Pastels, chalk, charcoal, crayon
18. Prints (woodcut, linocut, etching, engraving, serigraphy, etc.)
CLASS 5- SCULPTURE
Premiums: 1st-$5.00 2nd-$2.50
List No.
19a. Sculpture – hand built clays
19b. Sculpture – other media (wire,
string, paper, plastic, metal,
mobiles, etc.) Specify medium used.
CLASS 6- MEDIA OTHER THAN NAMED
Premiums: 1st-$5.00 2nd-$2.50
List No.
20. Any medium or combination or media
not listed above (collage, prints,
relief, mosaic, etc.) Specify
medium/media used.
CLASS 7- NOVICE
Open ONLY to anyone who has never won a blue ribbon at the Muscatine Co. Fair in Fine
Arts Competition.
Premiums: 1st-$5.00 2nd-$2.50
List No.
21. One category, any classification
from classes 1-6.
Premiums for Class 7 – Novice are paid for by the Women’s Club of West Liberty.
CLASS 8- JUNIOR ART
Premiums: 1st-$2.50 2nd-$1.50
Exhibitors 12-18 years of age may enter this class. No pre-sketched painting kits, copies, or
tracing will be accepted.
ORIGINAL WORK ONLY
State age of exhibitor on entry blank.
List No.
22. Painting (oil, acrylic, tempera) specify
23. Watercolor
24. Drawing (pen, pen & ink, marker, scratch point)
25. Drawing (pencil)
26. Drawing (colored pencil)
27. Drawing (pastel, chalk, charcoal, crayon)
28. Prints (tie dye, marbleizing, etching, silkscreen, etc) Specify medium used.
29a. Sculpture – hand-built clays
29b. Sculpture other media (wire, strung, paper, metal, mobile, etc.) Specify media.
30. Other than named (collage, string, art, mosaic, relief, etc.) Specify medium used.
CLASS 9- CHILDREN’S ART
Exhibitors 11 years of age and under may enter this class. No pre-sketched painting kits, copies,
or tracing will be accepted.
ORIGINAL WORK ONLY
Age of exhibitor to be stated on entry blank.
Premiums: 1st-$1.50 2nd-$1.00
List No.
31. Painting (oil, acrylic, tempera, or poster paints)
32. Watercolor
33. Drawing(pen, pen & ink, marker, scratch point)
34. Drawing (pencil)
35. Drawing (pastel, chalk, crayon)
36. Drawing (colored pencil)
37. Collage
38a. Sculpture – hand built clays
38b. Sculpture – other media(Specify)
39. Other than named (prints, mosaic,etc.) Specify medium used.
CLASS 10- PRESCHOOL ARTWORK
Exhibitors 5 and under may enter this class. No pre-sketched painting kits, copies, or tracing
will be accepted.
ORIGINAL ARTWORK ONLY
Age of exhibitor to be stated on entry.
List No.
40. Drawing (markers)
41. Drawing (colored pencil or pencil)
42. Drawing (crayon, chalk, pastel)
43. Painting (poster paint, finger paint, and watercolors)
44. Other than named
BEST ART OF SHOW………..$10 & ROSETTE
(CLASSES 1-7)
BEST OF PAINTING…………$5 & ROSETTE
(CLASSES 1,2,3)
BEST EXHIBIT- OTHER MEDIA…$5 & ROSETTE
(CLASSES 4,5,6)
BEST JUNIOR ART………….$5 & ROSETTE
BEST CHILDREN’S ART………$5 & ROSETTE
BEST PRESCHOOL ART……….$5 & ROSETTE

Rules

RULES:
1. Any entries not meeting the specifications listed below WILL NOT BE HUNG OR
JUDGED. Any entry that falls off the wall due to being improperly equipped will NOT be
rehung or judged.
2. All artwork exhibited in this division must be original and the work of the exhibitor. (No
copies, no tracing, and no pre-sketched kits.)
3. All two-dimensional work must be equipped with a pair of metal or reinforced paper eyes
threaded with wire for hanging. The hanging apparatus should not show above or from the front
of the artwork.
4. Any two-dimensional artwork executed on paper such as Watercolors (Class 3) and Prints and
Drawings (Class 4) must be matted with a staff mat. Artwork may be framed but it is not
required. Children’s art will be stapled to the wall and need not be matted. Children’s art must
NOT be framed or contain hard plastic, wood, or glass!
5. Photography (Classes 10,11,12) IS NOT to be framed, but must be matted or dry-mounted. It
need not be equipped to hang as stated in Rule 3 above. Photographs must be composed and
photographed by the exhibitor but may be professionally developed if so desired. See
Division M-1 for photography rules.
6. Entry tags should be attached to the upper right corner of the back side of two-dimensional
exhibits.
7. No article is allowed on exhibition that has won a premium in this division.
8. Exhibitors are allowed two entries in each list number in Classes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 & 12. Only
one entry per list number allowed in classes 7, 8, 9, & 10.
9. Professional artists are not eligible to enter this division. Professionals are defined as persons
earning their livelihood from their artistic skill.
10.If there are 10 or more entries in any list category, that category will be divided.
COPYRIGHT PROTECTION:
Please be aware of copyright laws when entering items for public display.
Copyright is a protection to the creator/owner of published and unpublished works.
Copyright laws grant the creator the exclusive right to reproduce, perform, distribute and
display the work publicly.
The copyright law states that an individual can use another’s work (art,
photograph, written word, logo, trademark, team insignia, etc.) for your own personal use.
This use means you will not make money from the item, and the item will not be on public
display.
Written permission must be obtained for the use of the copyrighted work. This
includes cartoon characters, such as: any Disney character, Looney Tunes, Precious
Moments, etc.
Muscatine County Extension Service has a nice one-page handout that is used for 4-
H competition, which would be helpful for open class decisions.
When submitting work for competition which will be on public display, please follow
copyright laws.

Presets Color

Primary
Secondary