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 and knitted blankets to baby outfits and kitchen cloths.

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

Entry Form Closing Date Delivery Dates Pick Up Date
Thursday, August 16th 2017

Wednesday, August 22nd 2018 (10AM – 6PM)

Thursday August 23rd  2018 (10AM – 6PM)

Tuesday, September 18th (10AM - 6PM)

 

A Few Things to Remember

  • Please read General Rules and Information, click here.
  • Entries to be delivered to the Canada Building
  • Only works of art completed in the last three years (2015) 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.
  • The $2.00 Entry fee applies to each class. Each class has multiple sections. Exhibitors may enter all 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.
SECTION & DESCRIPTION

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. 2017 competition sections 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 class (FA has 4 classes). Exhibitors may enter all classes but may only submit 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. BABY OUTFIT: Examples: Sweater and hat, Christening dress, romper set.

8. DISH CLOTH: Knit 2 different patterned dish cloths.

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.

WEAVING

12. WEARABLES: Any wearable woven article. i.e. garment or personal accessory.

13. NON-WEARABLES: A creative woven article.

 


 

Fibre Arts – Quilt Class (FAQ)

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

Section 1: 1st- $250 | 2nd- $200 | 3rd- $ 150 
Section 2 & 3: 1st- $200, 2nd- $150, 3rd- $ 100.                   
Section 4, 5, 6: 1st- $100, 2nd- $75, 3rd- $50

*Grand Champion: May proceed to District 13 level

Rules for Entry:

  • Entries must be finished, clean and in good condition.
  • Attach a 6inch 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 beginning/finish date (stitched after 2014).
  • 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)

 

Grand Champion: May proceed to District 13 level

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 Arts Competitions - VAC

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 16th 2018

Wednesday, August 22nd 2018 (10AM – 6PM)

Thursday August 23rd  2018 (10AM – 6PM)

Tuesday, September 18th (10AM - 6PM)

A Few Things to Remember

  • Please read General Rules and Information, click here.
  • Entries to be delivered to the Canada Building
  • Only works of art completed in the last three years (2014) 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.

  • The $ 2.00 Entry fee applies to each class. Each class has multiple sections. Exhibitors may enter all classes but may only submit one entry per section.

  • Judges will be looking for uniqueness and creativity.
      

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.

 


 

NEW 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. APRON

Make a full size kitchen apron.  

3. DRESS UP DOLL

Create a new outfit for your favourite doll.  Max 18” doll. 

4. CHRISTMAS TREE ORNAMENT

3 different ornaments, any medium, shape or style.

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.