Art & Plants Competition Brochure

Welcome to the 2022
Marin County Fair!

So Happy Together!

Competition Categories

Online Competition Coordinators

  • Coordinator: Drew Patterson, San Rafael
  • Coordinator: Libby Garrison, Santa Rosa
  • Assistant Coordinator: Christina Sturken, Belmont

Rules and Conditions

Age Brackets

  • Adult Entries Adults age 18 and over.
  • Junior Entries Children ages 12 to 17 years old.
  • Kids Entries Children ages 5 to 11 years old.

Timeline & Rules

The 2022 Marin County Fair Thursday, June 30 - Monday, July 4

Online Entries Due On or before end-of-day Wednesday, June 1st.

Enter online at marin.fairwire.com. Please ensure that all submitted entry photos are clear, well lit, and well-staged.

Entry Fee $2 Per Entry – Paid online after submission.

Entry Limit Three works per artist per division. One work per artist per class. Please refer to Rule #4.

The title of each piece is limited to 40 characters, including spaces.

Delivery Dates

Enter Online On or before end-of-day, Wednesday, June 1st.

Entries Juried Online  From June 2nd – June 26th.

Jurying Results  Posted online Tuesday, June 28th, with photos of the winning entries.

Rules

  1. Local and State Rules govern this competition.
  2. Eligibility: Open to all living United States artists. Works of art previously shown at the Marin County Fair are not eligible. All entries must be original design and must have been completed within the last two years. Entry forms must be submitted by the artist or with the consent of the artist.
  3. Fees Are Non-Refundable.
  4. Entry Limit: Three works per artist per division. One work per artist per class. Exceptions noted for certain categories, below.
  5. Eligible Work:
    1. Due to excessive entries in some classes, there may be high competition for selection and awards.
    2. The same image may not be entered in more than one class.
  6. Online Only 2022 Competition.
    1. Due to county COVID-19 rules and regulations, all entries will be submitted and judged online only.
    2. Winning entries will be displayed on the Marin County Fair website and ribbons will be available for collection from the Artist Circle Tent or mailed by the end of July 2022.
    3. Please ensure photos of your entries are in focus, well-lit, and well-staged to ensure ease of judging.

Awards

Award Type
First Place Rosette
Second Place Rosette
Third Place Rosette
Honorable Mention / Judge’s Choice Rosettes
Best of Show Rosettes

Main Awards offered per Class at the Discretion of the Judges.

Best of Show Special Rosette Ribbons awarded per Division at the discretion of the Judges.

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Fine Art

Division 10: Fine Art — Adult

Entry Fee — $2 per entry.

Age Bracket — Adults age 18 and over.

Note: please enter Photography entries in Division 11 and Hobby/Craft related Wood and Glass entries in Division 12.

Class — Two-Dimensional Art

May include any two-dimensional art including but not limited to: Acrylic & Oil Painting, Aqua Media, Drawing, Printmaking, Pastels, Mixed Media, Digital Art, Giclee Prints, etc.

Class — Three-Dimensional Art

May include any three-dimensional art including but not limited to: Sculpture, Miniature Works, Furniture, Carved & Turned Wood, Glass Fine Art, Jewelry, Ceramics, Fiber & Textiles Fine Art, etc.

Class — 2022 Fair Theme Art

Your two-dimensional or three-dimensional art interpretation of the 2022 Marin County Fair Theme: So Happy Together.

Division 20: Fine Art — Junior

Entry Fee — $2 per entry.

Age Bracket — Children ages 12 to 17 years old.

Note: please enter Photography entries in Division 21 and Hobby/Craft related Wood entries in Division 22.

Class — Two-Dimensional Art

May include any two-dimensional art including but not limited to: Collage, Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Digital Art, Tangle Art, Self-Portrait, Mixed media, etc.

Class — Three-Dimensional Art

May include any three-dimensional art including but not limited to: Mixed Media, Ceramics, Sculpture, etc.

Class — 2022 Fair Theme Art

Your two-dimensional or three-dimensional art interpretation of the 2022 Marin County Fair Theme: So Happy Together.

Division 30: Fine Art — Kids

Entry Fee — $2 per entry.

Age Bracket — Children ages 5 to 11 years old.

Note: please enter Photography entries in Division 31.

Class — Two-Dimensional Art

May include any two-dimensional art including but not limited to: Collage, Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Digital Art, Tangle Art, Self-Portrait, Mixed media, etc.

Class — Three-Dimensional Art

May include any three-dimensional art including but not limited to: Mixed Media, Ceramics, Sculpture, etc.

Class — 2022 Fair Theme Art

Your two-dimensional or three-dimensional art interpretation of the 2022 Marin County Fair Theme: So Happy Together.

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Photography

Division 11: Photography — Adult

Entry Fee — $2 per entry.

Age Bracket — Adults age 18 and over.

Class — Photography (General)

May include any general photography entry including but not limited to: Black & White, Color, Single Tone, Portrait, Photo Journalism, Landscape, Still Life, Fashion Photography, etc.

Class — 2022 Fair Theme Photography

Your photographic interpretation of the 2022 Marin County Fair Theme: So Happy Together.

Class — Snapshots / Mobile Photography

Rules: 1. Photo must be a snapshot or mobile photo 5" x 7" or any size smaller.

May include any 5”x7” or smaller entry including but not limited to: Pets, Trees, Forever Young, Selfies, etc.

Division 21: Photography — Junior

Entry Fee — $2 per entry

Age Bracket — Children ages 12 to 17 years old.

Class — Photography (General)

May include any general photography entry including but not limited to: Black & White, Color, Single Tone, Portrait, Photo Journalism, Landscape, Still Life, Fashion Photography, etc.

Class — 2022 Fair Theme Photography

Your photographic interpretation of the 2022 Marin County Fair Theme: So Happy Together.

Class — Snapshots / Mobile Photography

Rules: 1. Photo must be a snapshot or mobile photo 5" x 7" or any size smaller.

May include any 5”x7” or smaller entry including but not limited to: Pets, Trees, Forever Young, Selfies, etc.

Division 31: Photography — Kids

Entry Fee — $2 per entry

Age Bracket — Children ages 5 to 11 years old.

Class — Photography (General)

May include any general photography entry including but not limited to: Black & White, Color, Single Tone, Portrait, Photo Journalism, Landscape, Still Life, Fashion Photography, etc.

Class — 2022 Fair Theme Photography

Your photographic interpretation of the 2022 Marin County Fair Theme: So Happy Together.

Class — Snapshots / Mobile Photography

Rules: 1. Photo must be a snapshot or mobile photo 5" x 7" or any size smaller.

May include any 5”x7” or smaller entry including but not limited to: Pets, Trees, Forever Young, Selfies, etc.

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Hobbies & Crafts

Division 12: Hobbies & Crafts — Adult

Entry Fee — $2 per entry

Age Bracket — Adults age 18 and over.

Class — Glass

Rules: 1. Glass entries must be made or manipulated by you.

Note: This class is for Hobbyists, not Fine Art entries.

May include any general glass entry including but not limited to: Fused Glass (such as dishes, jewelry, & pictures), Lampworked (such as torch work & glass blowing), Stained Glass, etc.

Class — Gourd Art 

May include any clean gourd entry of any size including but not limited to Gourd Art: Painting, Staining, Dyeing, Woodburning, Pyrography, Carving, Coiling, Decoupage, Mixed Techniques, etc.

Class — Jewelry

May include any jewelry entry including but not limited to: Bracelets, Earrings, Hair Accessories, Jewelry Sets, Necklaces, Pins/Brooches, Rings, etc.

Class — Wood Working

Rules: 1. Wood Working entries must be made from scratch, no kits.

Note: This class is for Hobbyists, not Fine Art entries.

May include any wood working entry including but not limited to: Bowls, Boxes, Clocks, Lamps, Picture Frames, Toys, Plaques, Whittling, Wood burning, Wood Carving, Wood Turning, etc.

Class — All Other Crafts (General)

May include all other Hobby & Craft creations not belonging to the above classes such as Dolls, Decorated Hats, Holiday Crafts, Masks, Animals, Baskets, Egg Decorating, Scrapbooking, Ceramics, etc.

Division 22: Hobbies & Crafts — Junior

Entry Fee — $2 per entry

Age Bracket — Children ages 12 to 17 years old.

Class — Interlocking Building Blocks

May include any interlocking building blocks creation made from Legos, K’Nex, Lincoln Logs, Tinker Toys, etc.

Class — Jewelry

May include any jewelry entry including but not limited to: Bracelets, Earrings, Hair Accessories, Jewelry Sets, Necklaces, Pins/Brooches, Rings, etc.

Class — Wood Working

May include any wood working entry including but not limited to: Bowls, Boxes, Clocks, Lamps, Picture Frames, Toys, Plaques, Whittling, Wood burning, Wood Carving, Wood Turning, etc.

Class — All Other Crafts (General)

May include all other Hobby & Craft creations not belonging to the above classes such as Basketmaking, Decorated Eggs, Dollhouses & Miniatures, Gourd Art, Holiday Decorations, Masks, etc.

Division 32: Hobbies & Crafts — Kids

Entry Fee — $2 per entry

Age Bracket — Children ages 5 to 11 years old.

Class — Interlocking Building Blocks

May include any interlocking building blocks creation made from Legos, K’Nex, Lincoln Logs, Tinker Toys, etc.

Class — Puppets

May include any puppet creation such as Marionettes, Toys, Dolls, Sock Puppets, etc.

Class — All Other Crafts (General)

May include all other Hobby & Craft creations not belonging to the above classes such as Basketmaking, Decorated Eggs, Rock Art, Gourd Art, Holiday Decorations, Masks, etc.

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Exceptional Art

Division 13: Exceptional Art — Adult

Free Entry

Entry limit: two works per artist per division. One work per artist per class.

Age Bracket — Adults age 18 and over.

Class — Entries Made by An Individual with Developmental Delays

May include any art or craft creation including but not limited to: Painting, Drawing, Sculpture, Wood Working, Textiles, Photography, etc.

Class — Entries Made by An Individual with Physical Limitations;

May include any art or craft creation including but not limited to: Painting, Drawing, Sculpture, Wood Working, Textiles, Photography, etc.

Division 23: Exceptional Art — Junior

Free Entry

Age Bracket — Children ages 12 to 17 years old.

Class — Entries Made by An Individual with Developmental Delays

May include any art or craft creation including but not limited to: Painting, Drawing, Sculpture, Wood Working, Textiles, Photography, etc.

Class — Entries Made by An Individual with Physical Limitations

May include any art or craft creation including but not limited to: Painting, Drawing, Sculpture, Wood Working, Textiles, Photography, etc.

Division 33: Exceptional Art — Kids

Free Entry

Age Bracket — Children ages 5 to 11 years old.

Class — Entries Made by An Individual with Developmental Delays

May include any art or craft creation including but not limited to: Painting, Drawing, Sculpture, Wood Working, Textiles, Photography, etc.

Class — Entries Made by An Individual with Physical Limitations

May include any art or craft creation including but not limited to: Painting, Drawing, Sculpture, Wood Working, Textiles, Photography, etc

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Cartoon Art

Division 14: Cartoon Art — Adult

Entry Fee — $2 per entry

Age Bracket — Adults age 18 and over.

Class — Hand Drawn Cartoons

May include any general hand drawn cartoon including but not limited to: Single Panel or Single Multiple Panel Strip, Ongoing Comic Strip (5 panels or 5 multiple panel strips), Politics, Manga, Anime, etc.

Class — Digitally Drawn Cartoons

May include any general digitally drawn cartoon including but not limited to: Single Panel or Single Multiple Panel Strip, Ongoing Comic Strip (5 panels or 5 multiple panel strips), Politics, Manga, Anime, etc.

Class — 2022 Fair Theme Cartoons

Your interpretation of the 2022 Marin County Fair Theme: So Happy Together.

Division 24: Cartoon Art — Junior

Entry Fee — $2 per entry

Age Bracket — Children ages 12 to 17 years old.

Class — Hand Drawn Cartoons

May include any general hand drawn cartoon including but not limited to: Single Panel or Single Multiple Panel Strip, Ongoing Comic Strip (5 panels or 5 multiple panel strips), Politics, Manga, Anime, etc.

Class — Digitally Drawn Cartoons

May include any general digitally drawn cartoon including but not limited to: Single Panel or Single Multiple Panel Strip, Ongoing Comic Strip (5 panels or 5 multiple panel strips), Politics, Manga, Anime, etc.

Class — 2022 Fair Theme Cartoons

Your interpretation of the 2022 Marin County Fair Theme: So Happy Together.

Division 34: Cartoon Art — Kids

Entry Fee — $2 per entry

Age Bracket — Children ages 5 to 11 years old.

Class — Hand Drawn Cartoons

May include any general hand drawn cartoon including but not limited to: Single Panel or Single Multiple Panel Strip, Ongoing Comic Strip (5 panels or 5 multiple panel strips), Politics, Manga, Anime, etc.

Class — Digitally Drawn Cartoons

May include any general digitally drawn cartoon including but not limited to: Single Panel or Single Multiple Panel Strip, Ongoing Comic Strip (5 panels or 5 multiple panel strips), Politics, Manga, Anime, etc.

Class — 2022 Fair Theme Cartoons

Your interpretation of the 2022 Marin County Fair Theme: So Happy Together.

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Creative Writing

Division 15: Creative Writing — Adult

Entry Fee — $2 per entry

Age Bracket — Adults age 18 and over.

Class — Poetry

May include any general piece of poetry in addition to different poetry styles such as Haiku.

Class — Short Story

May include a general short story in addition to a Short Story for Children, an, Essay, or a Biography.

Class — 2022 Fair Theme Poem or Short Story 

Your interpretation of the 2022 Marin County Fair Theme: So Happy Together.

Division 25: Creative Writing — Junior

Entry Fee — $2 per entry

Age Bracket — Children ages 12 to 17 years old.

Class — Poetry

May include any general piece of poetry in addition to different poetry styles such as Haiku.

Class — Short Story

May include a general short story in addition to a Short Story for Children, an, Essay, or a Biography.

Class — 2022 Fair Theme Poem or Short Story

Your interpretation of the 2022 Marin County Fair Theme: So Happy Together.

Division 35: Creative Writing — Kids

Entry Fee — $2 per entry

Age Bracket — Children ages 5 to 11 years old.

Class — Poetry

May include any general piece of poetry in addition to different poetry styles such as Haiku.

Class — Short Story

May include a general short story in addition to a Short Story for Children, an, Essay, or a Biography.

Class — 2022 Fair Theme Poem or Short Story

Your interpretation of the 2022 Marin County Fair Theme: So Happy Together.

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Clothing & Textiles

Division 16: Clothing & Textiles — Adult

Entry Fee — $2 per entry

Entry limit: no more than three works per Division 16 artists (Adult) and Division 26 artists (Junior) with one work per artist per class. One work per Division 36 artists (Kids).

Age Bracket — Adults age 18 and over.

Class — Art to Wear

May include any general art to wear piece(s) including but not limited to: Ensemble, Coats, Jackets, Shrugs, Vests, Tunics, Blouses, Millinery, Original Design Millinery, Accessories, etc.

Class — Fiberwork

May include any fiberwork entry including but not limited to: Handspun Yarn entries, Art Yarn entries, Hand Dyed and Handspun entries, Weaved Finished Objects, Handwoven Finished Objects, etc.

Class — Textiles & Stitchery

May include any textile or stitchery entry including but not limited to: Crocheted entries, Cross Stitch Embroidered entries, Felting, Knitted entries, Needlepoint, Weaving, etc. Example submission entries include: Afghan, Baby Blanket, Cap, Clothing, Accessories, Slippers, Tablecloths, Doily, etc.

Class — Beadwork

May include any non-jewelry beaded item featuring but not limited to: Beaded Embroidery, Clothing, Crocheted Beading, Handbags, etc.

Class — Hand Quilting

May include any hand pieced, patchwork, or hand appliqued quilted entry made be an individual.

Class — Machine Sewn Quilting

May include any machine pieced, patchwork, or hand appliqued quilted entry made be an individual.

Class — Sewing

May include any sewn entry including but not limited to: Blouses, Shirts, Coats, Jackets, Costume, Doll Clothes, Dog Fashion, Dresses, Ensemble, Patchwork Clothing, Pet Beds, Pillows, Place Mats, etc.

Division 26: Clothing & Textiles — Junior

Entry Fee — $2 per entry

Age Bracket — Children ages 12 to 17 years old.

Class — Sewing & Quilting

May include any sewn or quilted entry including but not limited to: Clothing, Home Goods (such as table clothes and place mats), Blankets, Dog Beds, Quilts, etc.

Class — Textiles & Stitchery

May include any textile or stitchery entry including but not limited to: Crocheted entries, Cross Stitch Embroidered entries, Felting, Knitted entries, Needlepoint, Weaving, etc.

Division 36: Clothing & Textiles — Kids

Entry Fee — $2 per entry

Age Bracket — Children ages 5 to 11 years old.

Class — Clothing & Textiles

May include any clothing or textile entry made by a child between the ages of 5 and 11 years old.

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Decorated Foods & Labels

Division 17: Decorated Foods & Labels — Adult

Entry Fee — $2 per entry

Age Bracket — Adults age 18 and over.

Class — Decorated Cake

May include any decorated cake entry including but not limited to: Birthday Cakes, Holiday Cakes, Novelty Cakes, Wedding Cakes, etc.

Class — Decorated Cookies

May include any decorated cookie entry including but not limited to: Birthday Cookies, Holiday Cookies, Novelty Cookies, etc.

Class — Decorated Pies

May include any decorated pie entry including but not limited to: Lattice Pie Tops, Braided Pie Crusts, Shapes, Fluted Pie Crusts, etc.

Class — Any Other Decorated Food

May include any other decorated food item such as Breads, Cupcakes, Gingerbread Houses, Sugar Molds, etc.

Class — Homebrew Labels

May include any original designed beer label.

Class — Wine Labels

May include any original design wine label.

Division 27: Decorated Foods — Junior

Entry Fee — $2 per entry

Age Bracket — Children ages 12 to 17 years old.

Class — Decorated Cakes

May include any decorated cake entry including but not limited to: Birthday, Holiday, Novelty, Wedding, etc.

Class — Decorated Cookies

May include any decorated cookie entry including but not limited to: Birthday, Holiday, Novelty, etc.

Class — Decorated Pies

May include any decorated pie entry including but not limited to: Lattice Pie Tops, Braided Pie Crusts, Shapes, Fluted Pie Crusts, etc.

Class — Any Other Decorated Food

May include any other decorated food item such as Breads, Cupcakes, Gingerbread Houses, etc.

Division 37: Decorated Foods — Kids

Entry Fee — $2 per entry

Age Bracket — Children ages 5 to 11 years old.

Class — Decorated Food

May include any decorated food entry made by a child between the ages of 5 and 11 years old.

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Floriculture & Horticulture

Division 18: Floriculture & Horticulture — Adult

Entry Fee — $2 per entry

Age Bracket — Adults age 18 and over.

Class — Flower Arrangements (Beginners/Amateur)

May include any flower arrangement entry made by a beginner and non-certified participant. Arrangements may include: Fresh Flowers, Artificial Flowers, Preserved Flowers, etc.

Class — Flower Arrangements (Advanced/Professional)

May include any flower arrangement entry made by an Advanced and/or certified participant. Arrangements may include: Fresh Flowers, Artificial Flowers, Preserved Flowers, etc.

Class — Potted Plants  

Note: For Bonsai, please enter Class 4. For Orchids, please enter Class 7.

May include any potted plant including but not limited to: flowering, non-flowering, ferns, succulents, etc.

Class — Bonsai

May include any Bonsai entry ranging from small to large, groups, miniature landscapes, and/or cascade.

Class — Container Gardens 

May include any container-based garden including but not limited to: Novelty Container Gardens, Minatare Container Gardens, Fairy Gardens, Window Box Gardens, Zen Container Gardens, etc.

Class — Cut Flowers

May include any individual cut flower (no bouquets).

Class — Orchids

May include any Orchid individual or group.

Class — Fruits & Vegetables

May include any homegrown fruit or vegetable.

Division 28: Floriculture & Horticulture — Junior

Entry Fee — $2 per entry

Age Bracket — Children ages 12 to 17 years old.

Class — Flower Arrangements

May include any flower arrangement entry. Arrangements may include: Fresh Flowers, Artificial Flowers, Preserved Flowers, etc.

Class — Container Gardens

May include any container-based garden including but not limited to: Novelty Container Gardens, Minatare Container Gardens, Fairy Gardens, Window Box Gardens, Zen Container Gardens, etc.

Class — Potted Plants

May include any potted plant including but not limited to: flowering, non-flowering, ferns, succulents, etc.

Class — Fruits & Vegetables

May include any homegrown fruit or vegetable.

Division 38: Floriculture & Horticulture — Kids

Entry Fee — $2 per entry

Age Bracket — Children ages 5 to 11 years old.

Class — Container Gardens

May include any container-based garden including but not limited to: Novelty Container Gardens, Minatare Container Gardens, Fairy Gardens, Window Box Gardens, Zen Container Gardens, etc.

Class — Potted Plants

May include any potted plant including but not limited to: flowering, non-flowering, ferns, succulents, etc.

Class — Fruits & Vegetables

May include any homegrown fruit or vegetable.

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