FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

For further information, contact:

Karen J. LaFlamme, (253) 841-5024 or cell (253) 691-2005

Artists possessing that special gift are encouraged to enter the 2003 Fine Art Show at the Puyallup Fair. Entries will be accepted August 5-7 in the following categories: water media, oils, drawing, mixed media, sculpture, computer art and miniature.

Original art will be accepted on three days: Tuesday and Wednesday,

August 5 and 6 from 10 am - 4 pm, and Thursday, August 7 from 2 pm - 8 pm in the Pavilion, second floor. No entries will be accepted on Friday. Due to enhanced Fairground security, walk-in entries are preferred. Park in the Gold parking lot at 9th Avenue SW and Meridian,

and enter the Gold Gate. For those driving onto the Fairgrounds, enter through the Service Gate at the southwest corner of the grounds on 5th Street (expect delays). Parking on the grounds is limited to one hour.

Total awards are $3,245. The categories include:

Water Media: Watercolors, acrylics, sumi

Oils: Oils and acrylics

Drawing: Pen/Ink, pencils, charcoal, pastels, etc.

Mixed Media: Collage, collagraph, lithograph, batik, assemblages (incased) or one of a kind original prints, for example: mono prints, etching reduction printing and lithographs. No machine or photo copies.

Sculpture: Three-dimensional artwork. No work that would be more appropriate in the Home Arts or Hobby Hall Departments. Artist will be responsible for handling heavier pieces.

Computer Art: Two-dimensional art created partially or totally through the use of a computer. All components (photos, graphics, etc.)must be the original work of the submitting artist. Art must be accompanied at time of entry by a brief (100 words or less) typewritten description of the general techniques and programs utilized, including printing process and hand applied enhancements.

Miniature: All mediums accepted in the above categories.

Maximum size is 35 square inches outside frame measurement. Miniatures must have hangers. All miniatures must be for sale. No pieces priced over $200 will be accepted.

The instructions include:

1. Each artist may enter two (2) pieces of art in each category.

2. Entry fee is $5 per piece, non-refundable. Miniatures: one or two pieces for $5.

3. For security purposes minimum frame size, except miniatures, is 11"x 14". Maximum frame size is 5' x 6'. Miniatures larger than 35 square inches cannot be accepted. Miniatures are displayed in locked cases.

4. Fill out all entry forms and make checks payable to the Western Washington Fair.

5. Pictures must be STURDILY framed and wired for hanging, no clamp plastic or glass frames. Metal frames must also have wires. No sawtooth hangers except on miniatures.

6. Watercolors, pastels, drawings, and prints including non-preserved computer prints must be under glass or transparent plastic. Due to the weight and fragility of glass, transparent plastic preferred for larger frames.

7. Art must have been done within the last three years and not have been accepted previously.

8. Award winners will be notified by mail prior to the Fair start date.

9. Artists must be 18 years of age or older.

10. Original art work only may be entered. Copies from magazines, books, non-original photographs or other sources will be cause for removal from show and forfeiture of awards. No work done under specific instructor guidance.

For further information and a printable copy of the entry prospectus, visit www.thefair.com, then click on Premium Books On-line, then Fine Art. Or, contact the entry department at the Puyallup Fair weekdays, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm at (253) 841-5017, or email: pat@thefair.com.

The Puyallup Fair first started in 1900. This Pacific Northwest

tradition features top name entertainment, the PRCA Rodeo, rides, exhibits, food, flowers, and animals. For further information about the Sept. 5-21, 2003 Puyallup Fair, visit our website at www.thefair.com or call the 24-hour hotline at (253) 841-5045.

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