Williamson County Fair’s

Sustainable Art Competition

(for Williamson County and Adjacent Counties)

All Entries will be exhibited and celebrated at the Center for Sustainable Stewardship

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Where: Williamson County Ag Center, 4215 Long Lane, just off I-65 at Exit 61

Criteria FOR SUSTAINABLE ART

1) How has the Artist used natural materials or repurposed old materials

2) How does the piece inspire the next generation of Stewards?

3) How does the piece connect humans to the natural world?

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DIVISION 405 – JUDGED SUSTAINABLE ART SHOW

Premiums for Best of Show: $100

Premiums for Best of Class: 1st – $100, 2nd – $50, 3rd – $25

Entry Fee: Professional and Amateur $15.00 per entry, Youth $0.00 (Free)

Contact: Ashley Leftwich, 615-512-4529 or finearts@williamsoncountyfair.org

Entry: Online Entry REQUIRED by July 29 ( see instructions on page 2)

Entries Accepted: Tuesday July 30 for entries. Deliver selected entries to the Arts Pavilion on the County Fairgrounds between 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Pick-up Dates: Saturday August 10 after 9:00 p.m. or Sunday August 11 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

PURPOSE: to promote environmental sustainability as it pertains to fine art. Artists are encouraged to consider utilizing media that does not permanently damage or deplete a resource. We invite fine artist to explore the idea of creating sustainable art, being cognoscent of resources and methods used in their art creation. Some examples of this might be wool, reused materials, barn wood, natural dyes, etc.

Each entrant will be asked to submit 2 to 4 sentences on how their work is sustainable.

RULES AND REGULATIONS

1. Residents of Williamson County and adjoining counties are eligible to enter the 2019 Williamson County Fair Judged Sustainable Arts Competition. All accepted entries must be marked with the exhibitor’s name, address, and telephone number, along with the class in which the piece is to be judged. Place all information on the artwork out of sight of the judges, however, signed work will be accepted.

All entries must have been completed within the last 3 years prior to the opening of the fair.

2. Submit up to 3 eligible works for each class described in this section. Entrants must select the class for each entry. Each work is to be submitted with 2 to 4 sentences on how it is sustainable and will be included as part of the judging process. Artwork must not exceed 72” in any dimension. The Williamson County Fair reserve the right to refuse entries violating the public art exhibit rules as defined by Williamson County and the State of Tennessee. Decisions of the judges in each competition are final.

All work must be original and produced by the competing artist. COPY WORK WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. Art reproduced or rendered from works of masters, from advertisements, materials from published sources, or art produced from kits, or from widely circulated photographs is NOT considered original.

The exhibition will remain intact with all works on view from August 2 through August 10, 2019. Anyone participating in this contest by way of entry hereby agrees and consents to the use of any representation of contestant artwork in any or all publications, TV, publicity, brochure, internet, etc. used for future Williamson County Fair purposes. The artist will receive credit where possible.

Judging Criteria: 50% Sustainability and other 50% comprised of Originality, Composition, Technique Control of Media

Protests: Judges have been carefully selected. Decisions made by the judges are final.

3. ENTRY FEES: A single non-refundable application fee for Professional and Amateur entrants of $15.00 per piece for up to 3 entries per category, payable online, with no additional charges.

4. DEFINITIONS: The Professional Class includes persons with significant art training and persons who regularly sell their work. The Amateur Class includes persons 16 or over with limited art training or for whom art is primarily a hobby.

The Youth Class includes participants who will not have obtained age 16 as of January 1, 2019. For more information on sustainability please reference www.cssfamily.org.

5. AWARDS: Best of Show, Best of Class, 2nd place, 3rd place, and Honorable Mention may be used. Premium money is donated by Center for Sustainable Stewardship a nonprofit conference, retreat, and nature center in Big East Fork Valley in Franklin.

6. INSTALLATION: Each entry must be prepared for display or framed and wired for hanging. No metal bracket hangers are allowed. All small entries, must be mounted to a display with entry tag securely attached. Stained glass entries over 10 pounds must include a display stand compatible with the show. Special care will be taken to prevent damage, but in no instance will the Williamson County Fair assume any responsibility for damage or loss that may occur. The Williamson County Fair assumes no responsibility for damage or loss, and all entries are entered at the owner’s risk.

JUDGED ARTS CLASSES:

PROFESSIONAL:

1. Main element created from Sustainable Material (the media used for the piece is the main focus of its sustainability)

2. Subject matter expresses a Sustainable Idea (the subject of the piece is the main focus of its sustainability)

AMATEUR:

3. Main element created from Sustainable Material (the media used for the piece is the main focus of its sustainability)

4. Subject matter expresses a Sustainable Idea (the subject of the piece is the main focus of its sustainability).

YOUTH:

5. Main element created from Sustainable Material (the media used for the piece is the main focus of its sustainability)

6. Subject matter expresses a Sustainable Idea (the subject of the piece is the main focus of its sustainability)

 

Criteria FOR SUSTAINABLE ART

1) How has the Artist used natural materials or repurposed old materials

2) How does the piece inspire the next generation of Stewards?

3) How does the piece connect humans to the natural world?