Section 2 – Art2018-12-04T14:50:10+00:00

Chairperson: Sandra Devenport (905-640-6407)

Before entering this section, please refer to the General Rules & Regulations and Additional Rules for
Homecraft
as well as the following:

* Entry Forms Accepted From Monday, May 28th, 2018 to
Thursday, September 13th, 2018
* No Entries will be accepted after 8:00p.m.
September 13th, 2018 *Will be strictly enforced.*

Additional Rules for all Art Divisions:

Any artwork that does not comply with the rules will not be accepted.

  1. Please secure entry tag to back of artwork.ARTTAG
  2. Exhibits must be brought to the Homecraft Building Tuesday, September 25th, 2018 between 12:00 and 8:30 p.m. and may be reclaimed on Sunday, September 30th, 2018, between 6:30 and 8:00 p.m.
  3. No wet artwork will be accepted. Flat Artwork Only.

Adult Art Division

Additional Rules to this Division:

  1. No former prize winning works of art will be accepted.
  2. To be accepted, all pictures must be properly framed.
  3. Artwork must be wired from side to side for hanging; sawtooth hangers will not be accepted.
  4. Pictures including frames must be no longer than 36”
    (91 cm) on the longest side however glass or plexiglass size shall not exceed 24” (61 cm) on the longest side, not including frame, in any category.
  5. All artwork is to be original – no copies or paint by numbers. A copy is defined as a drawing or painting taken (or partially taken) from another artist’s work.
  6. Any work entered in the wrong Class may be hung but not judged.
  7. A charge of 25¢ per entry will apply plus a $5.00
    exhibitor fee.

Prize Money Classes #1-12:

1st – $7.00; 2nd -$6.00; 3rd – $5.00; 4th – $4.00

  1. Land/Seascape, any medium.
  2. Mixed Media.
  3. Any subject, any medium.
  4. Floral, any medium.
  5. People, any medium.
  6. Buildings, one or more, any medium.
  7. Animals, including fish, fowl & reptiles, any medium.
  8. Transparent watercolour, any subject.
  9. Oil or acrylic, any subject.
  10. Charcoal, pencil, coloured pencil or conte, any subject.
  11. Abstract, any medium.
  12. Theme: “Old Days, New Ways”, any medium.

Awards:

Markham Group of Artists – $25.00 – Best of Show.

Markham Group of Artists – $20.00 – Best Watercolour.

Markham Group of Artists – $20.00 – Best Oil or Acrylic.

Intermediate Art Division

Additional Rules to this Division:

A. No former prize winning works of art will be accepted.

B. All entrants must be 18 years of age or under as of
Dec. 31st, 2018.

C. To be accepted all exhibits must be sturdily matted or framed (if framed must be wired from side to side – no sawtooth hangers).

D. Pictures must be no longer than 24” (61 cm) on the
longest side, including frame.

E. Intermediate artists may enter in the Adult
Division but are subject to the Adult Rules.

F. Please Note: There is only one class in which a copy may be entered. A copy is defined as a drawing or painting taken (or partially taken) from another artist’s work.

G. An entry fee of 25¢ will be charged for each entry plus a $5.00 exhibitor fee.

H. Any work that is entered in the wrong category may be displayed but not judged.

Prize Money Classes #13-21:

1st – $6.00; 2nd – $5.00; 3rd – $4.00; 4th – $3.00

  1. Transparent watercolour, any subject. No copies.
  2. Oil, Acrylic, Tempera, Gouache – any subject. No copies.
  3. Pastels, any subject. No copies.
  4. Any subject, any medium. No copies. Must be 14 years of age and under.
  5. Any subject, any medium. No copies. Must be 16 years of age and under.
  6. Pen and ink, any subject. No copies.
  7. Pencil, charcoal or conte, no colour, any subject. No copies.
  8. Computer generated.
  9. A copy of your favourite artist’s drawing or painting, any medium.

Awards (Excluding Class #21):

Markham Group of Artists – $25.00 – Best of Show

Markham Group of Artists – $20.00 – Judge’s Choice

Markham Group of Artists – $20.00 – Judge’s Choice

Michael Bonnycastle Memorial Award – $25.00 – Judges Choice

Carolyn Sutton Memorial Award – $25 – Best Pen and Ink

Junior Art Division

Additional Rules to this Division:

  1. All entrants must be 13 years of age or under as of
    December 31st, 2018.
  2. Pictures must be:
  3. Mounted on Bristol Board or sturdy matting.
  4. No longer than 18” (46 cm) in total on the longest side.
  5. No thicker than 1”
    (due to display case depth restrictions).
  6. No Frames
  7. Please Note: There is only one class in which a copy may be entered. A copy is defined as a drawing or painting taken (or partially taken) from another artist’s work.
  8. An entry fee of 25¢ will be charged for each entry plus a $5.00 exhibitor fee.
  9. Any work that is entered in the wrong class may be displayed but not judged.
  10. Junior Artists may enter in the Intermediate division but are subject to intermediate rules.

Prize Money Classes #22-31:

1st – $6.00; 2nd – $5.00; 3rd – $4.00; 4th – $3.00

  1. A copy of your favourite artist’s drawing or painting, any medium.
  2. Oil, acrylic or watercolour, any subject. No copies.
  3. Cartoons, your own original caricature or cartoon
    situation, any medium.
  4. Felt pen or pen and ink, any subject. No copies.
  5. Computer generated.
  6. Lead pencil or charcoal, any subject. No colour.
    No copies.
  7. More than one medium, any subject. No copies.
    (For example: watercolour, ink, crayon).

Please note age restrictions for #29, #30 & #31
(Children 9 years of age or under permay also enter in any of the above classes.)

  1. Any subject, any medium. For children 9 years or under as of Dec. 31st, 2018. No copies.
  2. Any subject, any medium. For children 7 years or under as of Dec. 31st, 2018 No copies.
  3. Any subject, any medium. For children 5 years or under as of Dec. 31st, 2018. No copies.

Awards (Excluding Class #22):

Markham Group of Artists – $25.00 – Best of Show

Markham Group of Artists – $20.00 – Judge’s Choice

Markham Group of Artists – $20.00 – Judge’s Choice

Committee Memorial Award – Classes #29, 30 & 31 – $10.00 each.

 

“Youth Poster Competition”

See section 11

(Youth Section Class # 2, 3 and 4)

9 Comments

  1. Tamara Stokes September 23, 2011 at 9:21 pm - Reply

    My daughter has registered for the art show. For the intermediate group, #14 transparent watercolour – can you please clarify what it means by transparent?

    Thank you

    • Anonymous September 24, 2011 at 2:07 am - Reply

      Tamara, Thanks for your comment/question. Joanne your co-chair of Art sends this reply, “It’s really quite technical – referring to the transparency vs opaqueness of the paints used. I ‘googled’ it to get a definition, but there’s not really a short and sweet answer. The Cezanne is transparent.
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Watercolor_painting#Transparency
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Paul_C%C3%A9zanne_151.jpg
      Simplistically, no white or opaque paint is used; you can see the paper through the paint, and the paper is allowed to fill the white spaces.

      I suggest that, for the Fair, that the entrant ensure they are submitting a watercolour.

  2. Anna Xia August 29, 2012 at 10:03 pm - Reply

    I’m entering the Lead pencil medium and i’m wondering: if you take a picture, and then draw it, it doesn’t count as copying, right?

  3. Jun-Ming August 29, 2013 at 3:43 am - Reply

    I have a stretched canvas painting. So I was wondering does it need an additional frame to be “properly” framed? It is already stretched over a wooden frame.

    • aaddmmiinnIztr8r September 6, 2013 at 1:19 pm - Reply

      Hi Jun-Ming, Thanks for your comment. As long as it is wired from side to side and meets the size requirements we will accept.

  4. KZ September 16, 2015 at 12:45 am - Reply

    Junior Art Division says “No frames” do you accept art work on stretched canvas? Do we put wire on Junior Art too?

    • Markham Fair September 16, 2015 at 12:43 pm - Reply

      Hi KZ, thanks for your comment. The stretched canvas we have determined that it wouldn’t be able to be entered, as we have depth issues in our junior art cabinets, and it would probably be deeper than the 1″ that we allow. If you would like to enter it in a intermediate class, it would just need some way to be hung for it to be allowed.

  5. stefanie September 16, 2015 at 8:50 am - Reply

    Hi , I am entering an acrylic painting any subject into adult section I’m having trouble finding class #to fill out on form

    • Markham Fair September 16, 2015 at 12:44 pm - Reply

      Hi Stefanie, Thanks for making your comment here. Adult category 9 is oil or acrylic, any subject. You could also enter it in category 3, any subject any medium.

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