Monday, August 26, 2013

Bearspaw Old Time Country Fair

I entered my very first country fair this weekend! It was held in a local arena, and was full of exhibits. This years fair theme was Denim at work or play.

I have always been fairly nervous about showing my artwork to real public (read not online) but I decided to go with it as this fair has a real laid back attitude about it. It's not a stuffy art show.

I submitted 9 entries altogether, 4 photos and 5 crafty things, and I got ribbons on all my entries and one photo was even featured in their main diplay! Exciting! Admittedly though, for some of the categories I was the only entry so took automatic first place. Hahaha. I guess strategic category selection plays a big key.
Here are a few photos of my entries.
Mixed Media, Ink and Bleach, "Kelly" - First Place (out of one entry)

Craft-Other, Ribbon Roses - Second Place
Ceramics-From Mould, "This little piggy" - First Place (out of one entry)
Woodwork- by machine, Jigsaw Bear, First Place (out of one entry)
Glasswork, Etched Glass Mirror, "Dragon" - First Place
Photography-Portrait, Arthur 4 Months, "Surprise" - First Place
Photography-Wild Animals, "Lorquins Admiral" butterfly - Second Place
Photography-Wild Birds, Roufous Hummingbird - Second Place
Photography - Fair Theme Denim at work or Play, Arthur... "How long have you been farming?" - First Place. This photo was featured in the main fair display!!