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The Kootenai County Fairgrounds is pleased to offer young
artists from the Northwest an opportunity to showcase
their best work at the Northwest Spring Fest's 1st annual
Junior/Senior High School Art Show. Students, grades 6-12
enrolled in a middle school, junior high, high school or
homeschool equivalent, are invited to participate in an art
show for the artistic community’s younger generation.
Thousands of people will view your students’ artwork
during the Northwest Spring Fest.

Entries open February 15, 2018
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Class List

JR/SR HIGH SCHOOL ART SHOW
DIVISIONS & CLASSES
Please gauge your choice of DIVISION & CLASS by determining the most dominant medium used in creating the art piece. Entries which are either untitled, mislabeled, entered in the wrong Division or Class, or inappropriately entered in “Other” classes will be less likely to be judged. “Other” classes should not be used as a “catch-all. All other classed work will be designated upon drop off.”
Please note: Some Divisions & Classes judged by grade level may not contain artwork. Some juried Divisions & Classes may not be awarded placings or ribbons.

DIVISION 350
COMPUTER GENERATED
Two-dimensional art created partially or totally with the use of a computer. Components such as photos and graphics should be the original work of the submitting artist.
Class
2010. Draw Program (vector)
2020. Paint Program (bitmap)
2030. Digital Collage

DIVISION 351
DRAWING
Class
2050. Chalk Pastel
2060. Oil Pastel
2070. Charcoal
2080. Colored Pencil
2090. Conté Crayon
2110. Pencil / Graphite
2120. Pen and Ink
2130. Scratch Board
2140. Other Drawing technique not listed

DIVISION 352
MIXED MEDIA
Class
2150. Collage
2160. Montage
2180. Low-relief Assemblages

DIVISION 353
PAINTING
Class
2190. Acrylic
2240. Oil Paint
2260. Ink
2270. Tempera
2280. Watercolor
2290. Other Painting technique not listed

DIVISION 354
PHOTOGRAPHY
Photographs may be black and white or color. Landscapes: urban settings, industrial areas and nature; scenery, countrysides, terrain, vistas and panoramas Portraits: a likeness of a person, people, or animal, especially around the face; i.e. head shots or full length. Still Life: depiction of inanimate subject matter, typically a small grouping of objects, i.e. food, plants, rocks, shells or man-made items.
Class
2290. Landscapes
2292. Portraits
2294. Still Life

DIVISION 355
PRINTING
Class
2310. Relief Print
2350. Mono Print
2370. Silk Screen
2380. Other Printing technique not listed

DIVISION 356
3-D ART
Any three-dimensional artwork pieces must be presented ready to hang. No green ware will be accepted. No standing work will be accepted.
Class
2380. Clay
2390. Plaster
2400. Wire / Metal
2420. Recycled Products
2430. Papier Mâché
2440. Other 3-D technique not listed

DIVISION 357
CRAFT | ELEMENTS
Class
2500. Mosaic
2510. Glass
2530. Fiber Art
2540. Other technique not listed
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Judging and Awards

Northwest Spring Fest wishes to recognize the effort our region’s young artists put into their work. The judging and award structure for the Jr/Sr High School Art Show encourages the following:
• overall program participation
• quality of work
• a diverse representation of the region’s student artwork

JUDGING AND RIBBONS
Artwork will be evaluated by grade level within each division and class, and judged on the following criteria:
• use of medium
• originality / creativity
• composition / design
• technical / craftsmanship
Professional artists will jury the open class entries and also select the placing for each class and the best of show for each division.

Each class may have a first, second, third and honorable mention placing/ribbon. There will be two Best of Show rosette awards for each division (one for grades 6-8 and one for grades 9-12.) Some divisions/classes may not have entries or win awards.

Up to 10 ribbons will be awarded for Most Patriotic art pieces. Guests will award the daily People’s Choice ribbon through ballots. Ribbons will be awarded for daily People’s Choice.

PARTICIPATION PREMIUMS
To encourage a diverse field of competition, participating schools and homeschool groups will have the opportunity to win cash premiums.

Middle, Junior and High Schools:
Participation premiums will be awarded based on minimum participation requirements, and evaluated on: number of entries submitted, placings awarded, and percentage of participation in total show. An art teacher (program coordinator) will be eligible for a $50 cash premium, to be used for the arts at their school, based on participation and award points (limit of one cash premium per teacher.) Up to 5 cash premiums are given for High Schools and 5 for Junior High / Middle Schools.

Homeschools: The top individual homeschool student with the highest
placing and judges score overall in the competition will receive $50 each for their participation.

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Fair Foundation Arts Award

Held in conjunction with the Jr/Sr High School Art Show, this special competition is only open to high
school seniors (2017-2018 school year.)

Entries should showcase the uniqueness of North Idaho - share what makes North Idaho special to you. One entry per student. Entries submitted to the Fair Foundation Art Award Competition are additional to the Jr/Sr High School Art Show and will be judged separately.

The same piece may not be entered in both shows. A separate entry is required in addition to regular online registration. Cash Premium to 1st place of $400.

DIVISION 360
FAIR FOUNDATION ART AWARD
GRADE 12 (2017-2018 School Year)
Class
1000. Uniqueness of North Idaho any medium
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Entry Rules & Guidelines

• All work must be done exclusively by the student entrant, grade 6-12 enrolled in a middle school, junior high, high school or homeschool equivalent, within the current school year.
• All work should be designated by the student with their name and title on the back prior to arrival. Remove all
name tags from prior shows.
• Please limit student work to one piece per teacher, per class or discipline. (exception, Fair Foundation Art Award)
• For the protection of your work, all entries must be delivered in a portfolio or container suitable for storage
and repacking after the event. School and teacher names must be printed clearly on the outside of portfolios and
containers.
• Register entries online for each piece of artwork (see page 5 for instructions.) We cannot guarantee against spelling errors. Please type carefully and use proper case for names and titles when registering entries online; this is the source for both display tags and catalog.
• All work must stay in the show the full run of the event.
• Entries cannot be accepted or returned by mail or common carrier.
• All work must be titled! “Untitled” is not allowed as a title in the show. Untitled work will be rejected. We
encourage that titles should be unique and individual, and please keep them short.
• All work must be suitably matted and ready to hang. Frames are not required. Work not properly assembled or that becomes disassembled during hanging will not be displayed. Avoid using temporary adhesive materials such as tape, glue stick, etc. All works should be matted as one individual unit.
All framed work needs to have appropriate hanging hardware.
• 3D work must be designed to hang! Works such as masks, ceramics, mobiles and collages must have hangers attached with a hiding spot for Entry Form. All new 3D considerations will be reviewed during take in. Please
contact Superintendent well in advance for consent.
• Any work deemed too heavy for safe display will not be accepted, at the discretion of show management.
• All pencil, charcoal, chalk and pastels must be fixed or sealed. All work must be dry at take-in.
• Although every precaution will be made to protect the art pieces, the Kootenai County Fairgrounds will not be responsible for theft, loss or damage to entries.
• The Superintendent reserves the right to reject any work it finds objectionable.
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