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Fine Arts

Information for Competitors

Chairman: Clyde Rountree, (615) 509-5930

Premiums: 1st $12 • 2nd $10 • 3rd $7

*Contest open to Wilson County Residents only*

1. Professional: Includes full-time college level art students, persons with significant art training, & persons who regularly sell their work.
2. Amateur: Includes persons with limited art training or for whom art is primarily a hobby. 18 yrs & older.
3. Youth: Amateur status ages 13 – 17
4. Junior: Amateur status ages 7 - 12
Reasonable precaution will be taken in handling entries, but the Fair Board and its management cannot assume liability for loss or damage to submitted works.

Items will be displayed as space allows. Anyone with large pieces, please contact the chair person prior to August 10, 2024.

Entries may be claimed and premiums will be paid between 1-3 p.m. Sunday, August 25.

1. Exhibits will be entered Saturday, Aug. 10, 2024 between 10 AM - 3 PM. Entries will be taken in the Farm Bureau Expo Center.
2. Only one entry per person per category.
3. Only one division can be entered.
3a) For Amateur status, the division will be determined by the entrant’s age on the opening day of the Fair.
3b) Entrants have the option of moving up one division level if they desire to compete at a higher level.
4. All Art Work must have been completed within two (2) years prior to the opening day of the fair.
5. The backs of all paintings & drawings MUST have wires & screw eyes attached for hanging of the entry on a metal hook – no saw-tooth hangers.
6. It is strongly suggested that Plexiglas be used rather than glass.
7. Name, address, and phone number of contestant MUST be on the back of every entry.


1. First, second, and third place ribbons will be awarded for each category in each division. Best of Show rosettes will be awarded in each division. A Best of Show for the Fine Arts exhibit will be chosen from the divisional Best of Shows.
2. Ribbons & Best of Show Rosettes are awarded at the judge’s discretion.
3. A plaque will be awarded to the piece that is chosen “People’s Choice”. People’s Choice will be determined by votes from fairgoers throughout the duration of the fair.
4. A $100 prize will be awarded to the School’s Art Department for the school that has the most participants enter art pieces into the competition.


1. Fine Art
A) Painting
      • Oil
      • Acrylic
      • Watercolor
      • Gouache
B) Drawing
      • Graphite Pencil
      • Charcoal
      • Color Pencil
      • Ink
      • Chalk Pastels
      • Crayon
      • Mixed Media
C) Sculpture
      • Clay
      • Metal
      • Stone
      • General/Misc.
2. Fine Crafts
      • Glass Art
      • Pottery
3. Wood Work
      • Wood Working
      • Wood Burning
4. Digital Art
      • Graphic Design

Commemorative Art Print

Don’t forget to buy your Fair Commemorative Prints from 2009-2024!
Proceeds go to local art scholarships in Wilson County!
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