Lyon County Fair Fine Arts & Photography Show will take Entries on August 14 & 15

The 2007 Lyon County Fair & Rodeo Fine Arts & Photography Show will be accepting entries at the Ray Voshall building (towards the back of the rodeo arena area) at the Lyon County Fairgrounds on Tuesday and Wednesday, August 14 & 15 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
       Exhibitors are allowed five entries with framed size not to exceed 36” x 48”.  All works must be framed (with the exception of stretched canvas) and securely ready for hanging with wire (not string) attached to the back.  No taped, gummed or saw tooth hangers will be accepted.  Work submitted must have been completed within the last year.
       The Danish System will be used to judge all entries. Judging will take place Thursday morning, August 16.  All work is grouped into Sections, Category, Class, and Artist’s Status.  The following entries will be accepted.| 

PHOTOGRAPHY SECTION – Categories are: BLACK & WHITE and COLOR (no distinction will be made from 35mm to digital work)

FINE ARTS SECTION – Categories are: ACRYLICS: water based plastic resin paints, MIXED MEDIUMS: using two or more different types of mediums in one work, GRAPHICS: pen & ink, graphite pencil, colored pencil and computed generated works, OILS: pigment paint used with oil base, PASTELS: oil pastel, chalk or crayon, WATERCOLOR: pigment paint with water base, SCULPTURE: any type of 3-dimentional work. 

CLASS – The ”Subject” of entries will put into classifications of “Like” subjects and include Abstract, Animal, Cityscape, Landscape, Portraiture, Still Life, and Other for both Photography and Fine Arts Sections.

ARTIST’S STATUS – YOUTH: any artwork entered by someone up to 16 years of age, AMATEUR: Any artwork done as a hobby or pastime and not sold professionally, ADVANCED AMATEUR: Those exhibitors whose skills and training approach the level of professional; however they are not practicing professionals and do not engage in sales of work on a regular basis, PROFESSIONAL: Their artwork is sold to the public on a regular bases either as a sole source of their livelihood or not.

NOTE: All work must adhere to themes that can be viewed by the general public.  Works that are questionable in nature will not be accepted. 

The exhibit will be open daily from Thursday, August 16 through Sunday, August 19. You will be able to PICK UP YOUR ARTWORK FROM 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday.

COURTHOUSE GALLERY EXHIBIT:  All sectional winners and some selected blue ribbon winners will be invited to exhibit their work at the Lyon County CourtHouse Gallery located in the Administrative Complex at 27 South Main Street in Yerington from August 20 to September 28.  Look for an invitation post card placed on your work the last day of the fair.  The CourtHouse Gallery staff will be set up that day at the building to collect and sign-in your artwork.
       If you have any questions about the Fair entry process or the CourtHouse Gallery exhibit please call Pat Fietta at 775 463-4963.

PHOTO CAPTION:   Artists of all ages and of all skill levels are invited to submit their work in the 2007 Lyon County Fair & Rodeo Fine Arts and Photography Exhibit.

Reiko Hervin will be the judge