Monday, May 24, 2010

Fairing Well


One wall area in the Fine Arts Section from Beltrami County Fair 2009

There is something exciting, something challenging, something wonderful about entering one's creative work in a County Fair. Putting one's precious creation up for inspection, judging, display, among similar work from other artists/craftspeople, takes gumption and guts. It is exciting to earn a ribbon; and can be sad when one's work does not place. Still, if one does not put it up, one never places.

Needlework entry by IsSix in 2009 Beltrami County Fair

This past week the fabulous newsletter writers at Nordic Needle wrote an extremely valuable article: "Whats the Judge Looking For" Whether you are a novice or an old hand at entering in County/community fairs, this article is well worth your time as you will come away with a good idea of specific criteria many judges use when examining and rating needlework.

When is your county fair? Do you have plans to enter work for exhibit?

Here in Beltrami County, Minnesota; the County Fair is July 28 through August 1, 2010. SoSeven, her Mom, baby sister, and I have dreams of entering again this year. Yikes, time is coming up fast, we had better get our entries in order.

1 comment:

Waterrose said...

I love fairs...it's always so much fun to look at all of the crafts...and my favorite are the quilts.