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Fine Arts Entry

Date: July 25, 2021
Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Cost: $1.00 per Entry
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Open Fine Arts Entry

Center of 4-H "Blue" Building

Admission: $1.00 per entry

No pre-entry is required but we now have a pre-registration form you can fill out prior to make things quicker and easier! We will try to improve the process from last year!

Classes in this division are open to anyone who wishes to exhibit.

There will be a Junior Division for ages 0-13.

4-H’ers cannot enter the same exhibit in both 4-H classes and open classes. Example: if a 4-H’er enters a plate of cookies in the 4-H food class, he or she cannot enter a plate of the same in the open class division.

Entries will be accepted from residents of Bremer County and the adjoining County’s Butler, Chickasaw, Fayette etc . There will not be allowed professionals such as in photography in the entry categories.

There will be a $1.00 per item entry fee, which goes toward the purchase of prizes and ribbons.

· No more than 2 items per category, but can enter in a number of classes.

· Exhibits entered in previous years are not eligible for exhibit.

· Items must have been made within the last 5 years.

· Center exhibit area will be closed during judging from 8:00 – 10:00pm on Sunday July 23rd!

The 4-H building will reopen on Monday July 24th at 3:00 pm for viewing of placement ribbons.

. Not responsible for accidents loss or damage to items submitted.

Class 1 – Open Fine Arts

If the item is larger than 8x10, the exhibitor must include a method to mount, display with a firm back or support and easel.

A. Oil Painting

B. Acrylic Painting

C. Water Color Painting

D. Fabric Painting

E. Drawings (charcoal, pencil, acrylic, or colored pencil) please limit the size of these items!)

F. Creative Writing

G. Scrap booking (must have a page protector, no more than 2 pages per entry)

H. Holiday novelties

I. Wreaths

J. Silk or dried floral arrangements

K. Ceramics

L. Clay or Pottery

M. Small creative items

N. Beading

O. Stained Glass

P. Leather

Q. Metal work

R. Mixed Medium

S. Other

Class 2 – Open Photography

Entries must be at least 5”x 7” in size and mounted, NO Glass to allow judge to see the photos by the naked eye. It can be framed and no larger than an 8x10. No more than 2 per category

Must indicate if picture is 35 mm or digital

A. Color

A1. Color Digital

B. Black and White

B1 Black and White Digital

C. Digitally Enhanced Black and White

C1. Digitally Enhanced Color

Class 3 – Open Woodworking

A. Turning F. Outdoor

B. Carving G. Inlay

C. Toys H. Intarsia

D. Scroll work I. Home Accessories

E. Furniture J. Other

Class 4 – Open Textiles

A. Pillows/Pillowcases

B. Afghan J. Holiday Sewing

C. Tablecloths/Runners K. Knitting

D. Embroidery L. Crocheting

E. Counted Cross Stitch M. Tatting

F. Needlework N. Weaving

G. Needlepoint O. Fabric Crafts like wool

H. Quilts P. Serger Sewing

I. Small Quilted Items Q. Rugs

Class 5 – Open Clothing

A. Toddlers C. Men’s

B. Children D. Women’s

Open Horticulture Exhibits

Class 6 - Vegetable Classes

All exhibits must be brought on a sturdy paper plate or cardboard and covered with a plastic/zip lock bag or wrapped in saran wrap. Limit of one exhibit of each kind of vegetable.

Apples – 3 specimens Dried Onions – 3 specimens

Melon – 1 specimen Green Onions–3 tied together Okra – 3 Snap Beans – 6 pods Parsley–5 sprigs/clear bottle Beets – 3 specimen Parsnips – 3 Broccoli – 3” head

Peas – 6 pods Cabbage – 1 head Peppers – 2 specimens Carrots – 3 specimen Potatoes – 3 Cauliflower – 1 head Pumpkin – 1 or 3 mini Celery – 1 bunch Cucumber – 5 pickling or 3 slicing Spinach – 1 plant

Dill – 2 heads tied together Squash – 1 plant

Eggplant – 1 specimen Squash – 2 summer

Fruit – Cherries, raspberries - exhibit 1 Cup Squash – 1 winter

Garlic – 3 specimen Sweet corn – 2 ears

Herbs – 3 different kinds, 1 sprig of each in a clear bottle Tomatoes– 3 or 10 cherries

Kohlrabi – 2 specimen Turnips – 3 specimens

Leafy Greens – 1 plant in clear bottle Watermelon – 1

Leeks – 2 specimen Lettuce – 1 plant

Class 7 - Vegetable basket display

It must include 5 or more vegetables attractively displayed in a basket not larger than one-half bushel size.

Class 8 – Fresh Flowers and Flower Arrangements

Garden flower specimen – Use a glass vase, no plastic.

A. Spike

B. Stem

C. Spray

D. Kitchen Sunshine- Any kind of fresh flowers in a kitchen container.

E. Houseplants

F. Patio Plants

G. Homegrown dried arrangement

H. Fairy Gardens

I. Other

Open Home and Family Exhibits

Each item of baked goods will be judged on taste, texture, and presentation. After judging, the items will be displayed and browsers may have a chance to taste items. Ingredients and recipe should be provided with each entry.

All jars must be displayed with rings. Ingredients and recipe should be provided with each entry.

Class 9 – Foods

A. Yeast Bread – 1 loaf/ rolls

B. Quick Breads/Muffins/Fruit and Nut Breads – 1 loaf, muffins – plate of 7

C. Pastries

D. Cookies a plate of 7

E. Candy, 3 or more to be displayed nicely on small plate

F. Jams/Jellies (1 clear sealed jar, not paraffin, labeled with method)

G. Canned Vegetables/Fruits (1 clear sealed jar, labeled with method

H. Canned Pickles/Relishes (1 clear sealed jar, with method)

I. Pie (no cream pies and no cream cheese)

J. Cake/Cupcakes) 1 cake or 4 Cupcakes

K. Themed Cakes - "There’s No Time Like Fair Time!”. No limits or requirements for themed cakes

Event sponsored in part by:

Red Star Yeast, The Oak Tree, Inc and Pizza Ranch – Waverly, Ia

Contact Superintendent Renee Neil at 319 404 8264 for more information.

To pre- register fill out the form provided on website or listed below and have it ready at entry day or it may be emailed to

By July 20th, 2019

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Fine Arts Entry
July 25, 2021 | 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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