Visual Arts

London and area artists put your fine art skills to the test!

Enter your creations for a chance to win fabulous prizes. All visual artists working in all media, including but not limited to painting/drawing, using different Medias.  Photography for advance, intermediate, beginner and youth. Fibre art encompassing traditional quilts, blankets, baby outfits, clothing and more.

PAINTING & DRAWING   |   FIBRE ARTS   |   QUILTING   |   VETERANS   |   SENIOR’S   

Entry Form Closing Date Delivery Dates Pick Up Date
Thursday, August 15th 2019

Wednesday, August 21st 2019 (10AM – 6PM)

Thursday August 22nd  2019 (10AM – 6PM)

Tuesday, September 17th (10AM - 6PM)

 

A Few Things to Remember

  • Entries to be delivered to the Canada Building
  • Please read the General Rules and Information on pages 2-5.
  • Only works of art completed in the last three years (2016) that are finished, framed and ready to hang, will be accepted.
  • Entry tags will not be mailed.  Entry tags will be presented upon delivery of exhibit.
  • We suggest exhibitors entering an article of value, arrange for their own insurance coverage, if desired.
  • Exhibitors may enter both classes but may only submit one entry per section.
  • Judges will be looking for uniqueness and creativity.

Submit Entry Form Online

 


 

Painting and Drawing (PD)

ENTRY FEE: $2.00/section. This is a juried competition. 
Prize Money for each Section:
1st- $40   |   2nd- $25   |   3rd- $10

A Few Things to Remember

  • Maximum size not to exceed 92cm x 92cm (36” x 36”).
  • Must be framed and ready to hang.
CLASS & SECTION 

PAINTING

1. Oils      2. Acrylics      3. Water colours

DRAWING

4. Ink      5. Pencil     6. Mixed Media

 


 

Fibre Arts (FA)

ENTRY FEE: $2.00/section. This is a juried competition. 
Prize Money for each Section:

1st- $40   |   2nd- $25   |   3rd- $10

Check out beautiful work by local artisans. 2019 competition classes include knitting, weaving, crochet and embroidery.  It’s time to put your fibre art skills to the test! Enter your creations in the Fibre Arts Competition section of the Western Fair for a chance to win fabulous prizes.

  • The $2.00 Entry fee applies to each section (FA has 14 sections) Exhibitors may enter all classes but may submit only one entry per section.

SECTION & DESCRIPTION

CROCHET

1. WEARABLES: Scarfs, hats, slippers or anything that you can wear.

2. BLANKETS/AFGHANS: Baby blanket, not to exceed 160 inches outside area

3. BLANKETS/AFGHANS: Lap - Minimum 36” x 40, maximum 45” x 60”

4. BLANKETS/AFGHANS: Regular/full size. Minimum 45” x 60”

EMBROIDERY/CROSS STITCH

5. HAND EMBROIDERY: Any hand embroidered article. Examples include pillow cases, dresser scarfs, tablecloths, etc.

6. CROSS STITCH: Any hand cross stitched item. Examples include, pictures, bookmarks.

KNITTING

7. TOYS: Items for children and adults to play with.

8. ADULT’S SWEATER: Sweater or cardigan.

9. CHILDS SWEATER: Sweater or cardigan.

10. NON-WEARABLE: A creative knitted item. Examples: tea pot cozy, tea towels, dish cloths, blanket, pillow, toys.

11. WEARABLES: Any wearable knitting article. i.e. mittens, adult sweater, hat, etc.

FAIR FAVOURITES

12. WEAVING: Wearable or non–wearable.

13.  MACRAME: Items could include, wall hanging, plant hanger, etc.

14. RUG HOOKING:  Any item hooked


 

Fibre Arts – Quilt Class (FAQ)

ENTRY FEE: $2.00/section. This is a juried competition.
Prize Money for each Section

Section 1: 1st- $200 | 2nd- $150 | 3rd- $ 100 
Section 2 & 3: 1st- $150, 2nd- $100, 3rd- $75.                   
Section 4, 5, 6: 1st- $100, 2nd- $75, 3rd- $50
Section 7 & 8: 1st- $75, 2nd- $50, 3rd- $25

*Grand Champion: May proceed to District 13 competition

Rules for Entry:

  • Entries must be finished, clean and in good condition. 
  • Attach a 6” hanging sleeve to the back of all quilts/wall hangings.  All entries must be ready to hang. Please baste a piece of fabric over any permanent name label on your quilt
  • Submit each entry in a clear plastic bag marked with your name, address, phone number and the competition category.  Enclose a copy of your completed entry form with your quilt(s)
  • Quilt must include the finish date (stitched after 2016). 
  • Exhibitors may enter all sections but may only submit one entry per section.

SECTION & DESCRIPTION

1. Bed Quilt: Minimum 324 inches, outside area (Hand quilted)

2. Bed Quilt: Minimum 324 inches, outside area (Mid and Long Arm technique)

3. Bed Quilt: Minimum 324 inches, outside area (Domestic machine)

4. Crib Quilt: Minimum 140 inches outside area, make your own design or use a pre stamped panel (Hand-quilted)

5. Quilted wall hanging: Minimum 80 inches, outside area, any shape (Mid and Long Arm technique)

6. Quilted wall hanging: Minimum 80 inches, outside area, any shape (Domestic machine)

7. My First Quilt:  Any size, hand or machine

8. Group Quilt:  Any size, hand or machine

The exhibitor who wins Grand Champion quilt is eligible to enter their quilt in the Ontario Association of Agricultural Societies (O.A.A.S.) competition.  To enter this competition the Grand Champion Quilt must compete in the District 13 Quilt Competition in November.  The first prize quilt from the District Competition is than entered in the O.A.A.S.  Competition which is held at their annual convention in February.  The entry judged BEST OF SHOW at the February Convention will be declared the O.A.A.S. Championship Quilt.  A $ 500.00 grand prize will be awarded and the exhibitor will retain ownership of the quilt.  The second place prize money of $ 100.00 will be awarded to the runner-up.

Quilt must be solely made and machine quilted by the exhibitor.

Quilt to be measured on the perimeter.  Total perimeter measurement to be a minimum of 324 inches.

 


 

Veterans & Seniors Arts Competitions

We know we have many artistic and creative Veterans in and around our region.  Whether you served in the 1st or 2nd War, Korean, Vietnam or Afghanistan we thank you for your service and now we want to give you a chance to show off your skills. 

Enter your creations for a chance to win fabulous prizes.

Entry Form Closing Date Delivery Dates Pick Up Date
Thursday, August 15th 2019

Wednesday, August 21st 2019 (10AM – 6PM)

Thursday August 22nd  2019 (10AM – 6PM)

Tuesday, September 17th (10AM - 6PM)

A Few Things to Remember

  • Entries to be delivered to the Canada Building.
  • Please read the General Rules and Information on pages 2-5.
  • Only works of art completed in the last three years (2016) that are finished will be accepted.
  • Entry tags will not be mailed.  Entry tags will be presented upon arrival to the Fair.
  • We suggest exhibitors entering an article of value, arrange for their own insurance coverage, if desired.
  • Judges will be looking for uniqueness, creativity and functionality in all categories.

Veterans (VAC)

NO ENTRY FEE: This is a juried competition.
Prize Money for each Section
1st- $20   |   2nd- $15   |   3rd- $10

SECTION & DESCRIPTION

1. SILK PAINTING

Scarfs, pillow cases and paintings are just some of the items you could enter.

2. PAINTING

Using either oils, water colour or acrylics, let’s see your artistic flare.

3. WEAVING

This could include a wearable or non-wearable item.

4. WOODWORKING

Bird and butterfly houses, to mailboxes, we know you have made them now it’s time to show them off.

 


 

Senior’s Art Competition - (SA)

NO ENTRY FEE: This is a juried competition.
Prize Money for each Section
1st- $20   |   2nd- $15   |   3rd- $10
Must be 65 years of age or old to enter.

SECTION & DESCRIPTION

1. TOTE BAG

We all use them; it’s time to show them off.  Create and decorate your own tote bag.

2. WOODBURNING

From treasure boxes to furniture show off this personalized work of art.

3. WALKING STICK

Add your own personality, to make it a one of a kind. 

4. CHRISTMAS STOCKING

Give Santa something unique to fill this year.

5. COLOURING THERAPY

The latest adult craze, colouring is a great way to reconnect with your youth and a satisfying solution to disconnect from reality. All entries must be displayed on a 40cm x 51 cm (16” x 20”) matt board.