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Otero County Fair, Indoor Exhibits: Fine Arts
Entries: Saturday prior to the Fair between 12 noon and 3:00 pm

Entry Fees:
   $5.00 per entry for youth and non-professional (DIVISIONS I, II)
   $10.00 per entry for professional (DIVISION III)

    For information call: (575) 491-2726

General eligibility and instructions

1. Entries are limited to Otero County residents only, and there is a two-piece limit per artist.

2. All hanging entries must be framed or have a wire hanger (see diagram below); canvas board is acceptable.  NO poster frames. Maximum frame size is 36 inches by 36 inches.

3. All works must be the artist’s original work; No print reproductions.

4. Entries exhibited before at the Otero County Fair will not be accepted.

5. The Fine Arts Committee has the right to refuse works not found suitable.

6. Name of the artist, title of the work, medium and  sales price or NFS will be recorded at the time or  registration. Signature of the artist on the front of the piece must be covered.

7. The Otero County Fair Association will not be responsible for entries lost, stolen, broken, or left  after the pick-up deadline. All reasonable effort will be made to insure their safety.

8. Judging will be made by one or more judges.

9. Only the top three in each category/division will be awarded 1st, 2nd and 3rd place ribbons.

10. The Best of Show will be selected by the judges from the highest score of all categories and divisions and a plaque will be awarded to the winner.

11. The People’s Choice Award will be chosen by ballots cast by the public and a plaque will be awarded to the winner.

Framing requirements

Youth 12 – 17 years of age (Limit 2 pieces)

Non-Professional Artist (does not receive income from work of art)

Professional Artist (shows or has sold artwork)

Categories Within Each Division

1. Water Media - Watercolors, acrylics done in watercolor techniques, and sumi-e.

2. Oils – Oils and Acrylics. Acrylic entries must be done in oil techniques. Oils must be completely dry at entry.

3. Drawing –Pen/Ink, pencils, charcoal, pastels, etc.

4. Three- Dimensional art work – wood, clay, metal, glass or mixed.

5. Digital Art – Two dimensional art created partially or totally through the use of the computer.  Components such as photos and graphics should be the original work of the submitting artist.  Eligible artwork may include photographs enhanced and artistically altered by computer manipulations or by over-painting, drawing or other creative means.  Photographs that appear not to be artistically enhanced or altered should be entered in the Photography Department.

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Otero County Fair Association
401 Fairgrounds Road, Alamogordo, New Mexico 88310

Phone: (575) 434-0788


Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 8am to 5pm

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