Special Art Contest: Homemaking & Fine Art Departments
Sanctuary on the Trail partnered with The Clarke County Ruritan's and the Clarke County Fair to bring a new art award to the region. The art contest takes place during the Clarke County 63rd Annual Fair Aug. 13-19. Homemaking, Fine Arts and Photography exhibits will be accepted from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Sunday Aug. 13 and 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Monday Aug. 14.
CULTURAL CHALLENGE. In honor and memory of Native Americans who lived in the Shenandoah area, this new art award supports art projects that engage communities, enhance creativity and enrich the vibrancy of Native American culture and history in the region.
CREATIVE OPTIONS. Exhibits may be entered in ANY department and class within the entire Fine Arts and Homemaking Section such as Arts & Crafts, Needle Art, Hobbies/Collections, etc.
REQUIREMENTS. All artwork must be original and created by the artist. For specific exhibit and participation requirements, please see the rules and regulation for the individual department or contest/event.
The 2017 theme is “Painted Ponies.”
WINNERS. Judges will select relative entries exhibited based on artistic quality, uniqueness and on how imaginative the work captures the spirit of “Painted Ponies.” The work does not have to literally depict real horses.
Winners in the Adult (20 and over), Teen (ages 13-19) and Youth (12 and under) categories receive four free tickets to The Gathering along with special honors at The Gathering harvest festival.
ABOUT THE GATHERING. The Gathering is a Native American festival being held at the Clarke County Fairgrounds on Oct. 21-22, 2017 that includes dancing, music, veteran and uniformed services tribute, painted ponies, motorcycle run (iron horse) and more. Artists will receive special recognition during the Gathering along with free tickets for their family.