Public Access is Closed to MOST County Facilities Due to COVID-19.
In response to Governor Inslee's Stay Home, Stay Healthy order, Thurston County has moved to an essential services model, in effect
through Sunday, May 31, 2020. Courts and other elected offices may operate under different hours or restrictions.
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Diana Fairbanks - Superintendent 360-878-9529
Judging: The Youth, and Adult amateur classes will be judged on the Danish System. Each piece is judged on its own merits against a point system. As many blue, red, white, and honorable mention ribbons will be awarded as are merited within each class. Each piece is judged on originality, creativity, composition, and technique. The Adult/Semi-professional/Professional classes will be judged on the American System. Each piece will be compared to all others in the category.
TWO PEOPLE’S CHOICE RIBBONS WILL BE AWARDED EACH DAY OF THE FAIR: ONE FOR YOUTH AND ONE FOR ADULTS. A work of art may win only one People’s Choice ribbon.
THE OLYMPIA ART LEAGUE WILL SPONSOR CASH AWARDS FOR THOSE IN THE ADULT CATEGORIES FOR:
Bring entries to the Fairgrounds between 10am and 4pm on Saturday, July 25, and 11am to 3pm on Sunday, July 26. Two dimensional art that is not properly prepared for hanging will not be accepted.
Pick up artwork on Sunday, August 2, last day of the fair, 8pm to 9pm and Monday, August 3, noon to 7pm. Claim check is needed to pick up artwork.
CLASS 1 - YOUTH
CLASS 2 - ADULT AMATEURS
CLASS 3 - ADULT PROFESSIONAL/SEMI-PROFESSIONAL
POINTS: BLUE - 50 RED - 30 WHITE - 15
NOTE: If there are too few entries in any of these categories, they may be combined with other painting categories.
Mangathon Drawing Event
Friday, July 31 from 10am to 2pm
A table with paper, pencils, and markers will be available along with basic Instruction in drawing Manga characters for beginners. Finished full-page manga images will be displayed following the Mangathon.
Awards for best artwork will be made by age categories:
This work will be judged by an artist selected by the Olympia Art League.
Plein-Aire at the Fair
Each day the fair (except the last day) will host a "Plein-Aire at the Fair" artmaking competition. Subject matter will depict places and activities occurring specifically within the fairgrounds site. Adult Amateur and Professional/SemiProfessional artists of Thurston County are eligible for this competition. Artists must register at the Art Pavilion in the morning of the day they wish to participate.
Then they must complete a 2-dimensional work of art that is at least 8"x10" during that day. The work must be returned to the Art Pavilion by the end of the day: it must be signed and dated. Any medium which can be produced entirely on the fairgrounds is permitted. Completed works do not have to be framed for this category.
(Plein-Aire Artists must observe all safety guidelines regarding animals, equipment and personal and visitor safety when working on the fairgrounds. For that reason only clear aerosol fixatives and will be permitted for plein-aire work and must be applied outdoors or in a well-ventilated area. Artists will be responsible for their materials and equipment while on the fairgrounds.)
Daily awards for Plein-Aire artwork will be made by selected jurors: one 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place award will be made for all entries, regardless of amateur or professional status, each day of competition.