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Fine & Functional Art Categories

Artist selection is based upon creativity, technical ability and use of medium.  

Ceramics – original clay work for decorative or functional purposes. No machine or mass produced work is accepted.

Fiber –all work crafted from fibers including basketry, embroidery, weaving, leather work, tapestry, and paper making. No machine tooling, machine-screened patterns, or other forms of mass productions are permitted. No factory-produced wearable items, regardless of additional modifications or enhancements by the artist may be exhibited.

Glass – original work in which the primary material is glass, including decorative or functional pieces.  No mass production accepted.

Jewelry – ornaments such as bracelets, necklaces, earrings or rings, made of precious metals and which may be set with gems or semi-precious gems.  A small percentage of exhibits of jewelry made from non-precious metals and other materials such as glass, ceramics, paper, fiber, wood, leather, or polymer clay may be selected, based upon creativity, technical ability and use of medium. No commercial casts, molds or production studio work will be accepted.
 
Digital Art – original works for which at least 50% of the work is created or composed using a computer to create the components, not just assemble the parts. For example, fractal images composed entirely by mathematical formula within the computer to generate the visual images would fall in this category. Photographs or photographic images for which the component parts are taken using either a film or digital camera and ‘assembled’ in the computer are considered photographs and artists should apply in the Photography category. Work in this category must be limited editions, signed and numbered on archival quality materials. 

Metal – original functional non-sculptural metal work.

Photography – category includes all photographic prints made from the artist’s original negative or digital image processing, which have been processed by the artist under his or her direct supervision. Photographers are required to disclose both the creative and printing process. Work in this category must be limited editions, signed and numbered. 

Sculpture – original three dimensional work of any material including  mixed media.

Painting – original painted works including but not limited to, oil, acrylic and watercolor.

Works on Paper – original work on paper including but not limited to graphics, printmaking, drawing and pastels.

Wood – original woodwork hand tooled, carved or machine worked.  May be decorative or functional and includes furniture.

Mixed Media 2D– original two-dimensional work that combines more than one medium in a single work of art.