Awards and Judging

 

A panel of three judges will jury the work for the Fine Art Exhibition. Each has been selected for their broad range of competency and knowledge about the artwork being done in today’s world of art. The first step in selecting the work for the 2020 Fine Art Exhibition will be done via electronic submissions. All submitted work will be reviewed by each juror working independently. All work in the Iowa State Fair Fine Art Competition is judged on the basis of the work alone. Adult entries are judged with other pieces in the same media category initially. The criteria of effective composition, skillful use of the media, and evocative power are kept in mind.

Prize values listed below will be fulfilled with cash and or merchandise of equal value.

In the Adult category the following prizes will be offered:
  •  $ 1,000  Best of Show sponsored by  Iowa State Fair
     $ 125  Acrylic/Tempera  1st Place sponsored by  Des Moines Women's Club -113th Art Exhibition | March 7th - March 14th, 2021 | www.desmoineswomensclub.com/artexhibition
     $ 75  Acrylic/ Tempera 2nd Place sponsored by  Oracle Art Supply
     $ 50  Acrylic/Tempera  3rd Place sponsored by  Tandem Brick
       
     $ 125  Drawing   1st Place sponsored by  Jan Roxberg
     $ 75  Drawing   2nd Place sponsored by  Carlisle Fareway
     $ 50  Drawing 3rd Place sponsored by  Des Moines Women's Club -113th Art Exhibition | March 7th - March 14th, 2021 | www.desmoineswomensclub.com/artexhibition
      
     $ 125  Fiber   1st Place sponsored by  APQS(American Professional  Quilting Systems)
     $ 75  Fiber   2nd Place sponsored by  Creekside Quilting
     $ 50  Fiber   3rd Place sponsored by  The Iowa Quilt Block
       
    $ 125  Glass   1st Place sponsored by  Susan Koenig Vande Haar and Dr. Dale  Vande Haar
    $ 75  Glass   2nd Place sponsored by  Arts On Grand, Spencer IA
    $ 50  Glass 3rd Place sponsored by  Jan Roxberg
     
    $ 125  Hand Pulled Prints   1st Place sponsored by   Helena Agri-Enterprises, LLC
    $ 75  Hand Pulled Prints   2nd Place sponsored by  Oracle Art Supply
    $ 50  Hand Pulled Prints   3rd Place sponsored by  Bothwell Farms
       
    $ 125  Jewelry 1st Place sponsored by  In honor of Janet Heinicke- The college group
    $ 75  Jewelry 2nd Place sponsored by  JewelrySupply.com
    $ 50  Jewelry 3rd Place sponsored by   JewelrySupply.com
      
    $ 125  Mixed Media   1st Place sponsored by  Jim and Sue Cornick in Memory of Glen Roxberg
    $ 75  Mixed Media   2nd Place sponsored by  Des Moines Women's Club
    $ 50  Mixed Media   3rd Place sponsored by  Jan Roxberg
       
    $ 125  Oil   1st Place sponsored by  Susan Koenig Vande Haar and Dr. Dale  Vande Haar
    $ 75  Oil   2nd Place sponsored by  Oracle Art Supply
    $ 50  Oil   3rd Place sponsored by  NAILS & SPA
       
    $ 125  Pastel   1st Place sponsored by  Dr. James and Mary Ellen Kimball
    $ 75  Pastel   2nd Place sponsored by  Russ' Uptown Optical
    $ 50  Pastel   3rd Place sponsored by  Russ' Uptown Optical
     
    $ 125  Pottery   1st Place sponsored by  Sam and Jane Martin
    $ 75  Pottery   2nd Place sponsored by  Tom and Wanda Clark, Dakota Potters Supply
    $ 50  Pottery   3rd Place sponsored by  Barb Vaske
       
    $ 125  Sculpture   1st Place sponsored by  La Mie Bakery
    $ 75  Sculpture   2nd Place sponsored by  Friends of Iowa Art
    $ 50  Sculpture   3rd Place sponsored by  Friends of Iowa Art
      
    $ 125  Watercolor   1st Place sponsored by  Jerry and Maggie Ranch
    $ 75  Watercolor   2nd Place sponsored by  Iowa Watercolor Society in Memory of Wendell Mohr
    $ 50  Watercolor   3rd Place sponsored by  Iowa Watercolor Society in Memory of Kay Wall
                  

The following awards  will be offered in the Youth division:
  • $ 50  Painting   1st Place sponsored by  Terri's Frame Shop
    $ 30  Painting   2nd Place sponsored by  Terri's Frame Shop
    $ 20  Painting   3rd Place sponsored by  Terri's Frame Shop
        
    $ 50  Drawing   1st Place sponsored by  Terri's Frame Shop
    $ 30  Drawing   2nd Place sponsored by  Terri's Frame Shop
    $ 20  Drawing   3rd Place sponsored by  Terri's Frame Shop
        
    $ 50  Three- Dimensional   1st Place sponsored by  Terri's Frame Shop
    $ 30  Three-Dimensional   2nd Place sponsored by  Terri's Frame Shop
    $ 20  Three-Dimensional   3rd Place sponsored by  Terri's Frame Shop

    $ 50 Other   1st Place sponsored by  Terri's Frame Shop
    $ 30  Other   2nd Place sponsored by  Terri's Frame Shop
    $ 20  Other   3rd Place sponsored by  Terri's Frame Shop
The following awards will be offered in the Junior division:
  • $ 50  Painting   1st Place sponsored by  Sharon and Steve Nelson-Vaux
    $ 30  Painting   2nd Place sponsored by  Sharon and Steve Nelson-Vaux
    $ 20  Painting   3rd Place sponsored by  Sharon and Steve Nelson-Vaux
       
    $ 50  Drawing   1st Place sponsored by  Gil and Becky Wigeland
    $ 30  Drawing   2nd Place sponsored by  Gil and Becky Wigeland
    $ 20  Drawing   3rd Place sponsored by  Gil and Becky Wigeland
       
    $ 50  Three-Dimensional   1st Place sponsored by  Sharon and Steve Nelson-Vaux
    $ 30  Three-Dimensional   2nd Place sponsored by  Sharon and Steve Nelson-Vaux
    $ 20  Three-Dimensional   3rd Place sponsored by  Sharon and Steve Nelson-Vaux
       
    $ 50  Other    1st Place sponsored by  Gil and Becky Wigeland
    $ 30  Other    2nd Place sponsored by  Gil and Becky Wigeland
    $ 20  Other    3rd Place sponsored by  Gil and Becky Wigeland