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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. Handbook
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
The 2017 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. Photographs may be offered for sale during the Fair. Handbook