We know plenty of fairgoers who make a beeline to see the
This department is a must-see for aficionados of photography, calligraphy and art.
It’s a scientific fact that humans communicate visually first and verbally second. That might explain the ongoing popularity of this department of the Oregon State Fair, where talented and gifted Oregonians share their creative efforts in three divisions of spirited competition. It’s always an outstanding show.
There’s just something about excellent calligraphy that stops fairgoers in their tracks. As it should be. We offer three divisions of competition: Adult Juried, Adult Non-Juried, and Student Non-Juried. Cash prizes will be awarded in the juried division only. Non-Juried classes will see first-place, second-place and third-place ribbons awarded.
Two esteemed art judges—both with substantial artistic credentials—will assess submitted works by artists in these divisions: Professional, Non-professional, Teen, and Junior. Please note that our Exhibition Standards apply to all divisions, and is detailed in the downloadable handbook. Handbook Results
The 2016 Oregon State Fair proudly offers the Oregon Photography Exhibition, which welcomes entries from a spectrum of approaches: Digital, Traditional Film, Alternative Processes, Polaroid Transfers, Hand-colored Photographs, and Platinum/Palladium. New for 2016, photographs can be offered for sale during the Fair. Handbook Results
The Visual Arts Department is pleased to announce the names of the photographers juried into this year’s General Photography Competitions. They are listed below within each class: Color, Black & White and Digitally Enhanced. All teen and junior submissions will be exhibited. A huge thank you to all who participated in the contests. We couldn’t do it without you. Congratulations to the exhibitors. We will see you at the fair!