Calling all teachers and art professionals! Did you know that Creative Arts has specific categories just for you? While most of the Arts & Crafts contests are for hobbyists, we have at least five contests devoted to the pros.
What classifies you as a professional?
On page 52 at the back of your Creative Arts Handbook, we’ve defined professionals as:
“A person who has or has had a website or listing(s) on a global marketing place platform, a social media account offering items for sale, or promotes their art, craft or food item for sale, who teaches and/or instructs a particular craft or skill for compensation (sewing, needlework, photography, baking, canning, etc.); a person who has edited, produced, printed and published a cookbook for individual gain.”
Which departments offer Teachers and Professionals categories?
Starting off with the Arts & Crafts contests, Teachers and Professionals can show off their skills with a bunch of different classes like Oil/Acrylic/Pastel, Watercolor, Drawing, Mixed Media, and State Fair Theme.
Ceramics and Hand-Painted China
Next, for Teachers and Professionals contests, Department B allows the pros to hand paint blank pieces of China, and enter the decorated, originals in clay, and polymer clay classes. Using the technique of your choice, be sure to include appropriate display items if needed.
From sculptures to stained glass and wood pieces to decorated gourds, the Teachers and Professionals division can enter the following classes:
- State Fair Theme
Needlepoint, Crewel, and Counted Cross Stitch
In Arts & Crafts Department H, Teachers and Professionals of needlepoint, crewel, and counted cross stitch are able to enter the Counted Cross Stitch, Needlepoint, and Specialty Stitches categories.
Needlework and Sewing
Next, Department I has opportunities for Teaching and Professionals to enter in the Crochet, Knitting, and Sewing Machine Articles classes.
Photography pros have the opportunity to enter photos in color or in black and white. Offering various categories, Department K allows teachers and professionals to truly capture a wide range of subjects. Whether it’s portraits or landscapes in Texas or another subject, let your creative style soar when taking photos to enter in this contest.
We love to see everyone’s creativity expressed at the Fair – especially the pros! With a category just for professionals, we can’t wait to see what the best of the best submit this year. If you have any further questions on teachers and professionals’ divisions, please give us a call at 214-421-8744.
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