Crafts & Collections , Dept. 23

Crafts & Collections



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2016 Entry Instructions

ONLINE ENTRY IS PREFERRED. To be an Exhibitor, click on the Online Entry link and follow the instructions. The alternate way to enter is to print out the offline entry form, fill it out, and mail it in according to the deadline outlined on the form and on the Entry Deadlines and Delivery Schedule page. (Please contact your Department if you are unable to print the entry form.)

Rules

  1. Entries must be entirely the work of the exhibitor.
  2. Articles previously exhibited at the Durham Fair will not be accepted.
  3. The judges’ decisions are final. The Danish system is used whereby each entry is judged on its own merit. Multiple awards can be given in a class.
  4. If possible, a committee member oversees the Department at all times during the Fair. The building is locked at night and security guards are on duty. However, the Fair is not responsible for anything damaged, lost or stolen.
  5. Professionals may enter. A professional is one who sells the articles exhibited.
  6. Limit is 1 ENTRY PER CATEGORY.
  7. Any entry which requires hanging must be equipped with screw eyes, hooks, wire or other necessary hardware.
  8. Please DESCRIBE THE EXHIBIT on the entry form. DO NOT LIST the description of the category.
  9. Any poster or index card information on your entry might be helpful to fairgoers.
  10. No articles made from kits will be accepted except in categories indicated
  11. Exhibits may be picked up on between 7 and 8:30 p.m. on Sun. and between 5 and 7 p.m. on Mon. following the Fair.
  12. Collections exhibitors must be 14 years of age or older. Cases will be assigned per exhibitor, on a first-come, first-served basis (no more than 2 cases per exhibitor unless extra cases are available; please contact the assistant superintendent from Collections). Requested sizes will be provided where possible. Only 18 cases of each size case are available. Limited space (outside of cases) will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Collections are judged on display as well as content.

Special Category for 2017: Crafts of the 1970s & 1980s

As we near our 100th anniversary, the Crafts & Collections Department will be celebrating the many decades of the Durham Fair. Items entered in our 2017 special category should celebrate the ’70s and ’80s. This could mean highlighting crafting techniques that were popular during those decades, entering a collection of memorabilia from the era or a collection that celebrates popular culture from that time.

We’re asking our exhibitors to use their imaginations to come up with creative ways to celebrate the history of the Durham Fair. From love beads and macramé to velvet paintings and bedazzled belts, we want to see it all!

Awards

Collections

  • 1st: $8 and ribbon
  • 2nd: $6 and ribbon
  • 3rd: $4 and ribbon
  • 4th: Ribbon only
  • Rosette: Best Collection of Dolls or Toys
  • Rosette: Best Collection of Antiques
  • Rosette: Best Display
  • Special Rosette: Best of Show, Collection

Crafts

  • 1st: $8 and ribbon
  • 2nd: $6 and ribbon
  • 3rd: $4 and ribbon
  • 4th: ribbon only
  • Rosette: Best Christmas Article
  • Rosette: Best Other Holiday
  • Rosette: Best Wooden Article
  • Rosette: Best Toy or Doll
  • Rosette: Best Jewelry
  • Rosette: Best Pottery
  • Rosette: Best of Early American Crafts
  • Rosette: Best Hand Painted Article
  • Rosette: Best Craft by Senior Citizen
  • Special Rosette: Best of Show, Crafts

Cheryle M. King Memorial Crafters Award

A special award will be given for a craft voted on by the Craft and Collections Committee in memory of Cheryle M. King, Asst. Superintendent. The award will be a Special Ribbon and a Plaque with the winners name permanently displayed in the Department’s Best of the Best.


TABLE OF CATEGORIES

Class Code & Name $ Prize Amount
Collections
Case Sizes:
a) D20 x W31 x H12
b) D24 x W31 x H15
c) D28 x W31 x H18
1st 2nd 3rd
C01 Durham Fair memorabilia  8 6 4
C02 Animals - glass, wood, etc.  8 6 4
C03 Antique - pre 1950  8 6 4
C04 Collectibles—bells, spoons, coins, stamps, etc.  8 6 4
C05 Dishes or glass  8 6 4
C06 Dolls  8 6 4
C07 Holiday Items  8 6 4
C08 Memorabilia—sports, trip, events, etc.  8 6 4
C09 Miniatures  8 6 4
C10 Models  8 6 4
C11 Nature Collection  8 6 4
C12 Postcards  8 6 4
C13 Toys  8 6 4
C14 Miscellaneous collection 8 6 4
Crafts 1st 2nd 3rd
Classes
1 Article from recycled material  8 6 4
2 Bird house or feeder  8 6 4
3 Carving—other than wood  8 6 4
4 Ceramics—decorative item  8 6 4
5 Ceramics—food dish  8 6 4
6 Ceramics—holiday item  8 6 4
7 Ceramics—other  8 6 4
8 Ceramics—vase or urn  8 6 4
9 Child’s furniture 8 6 4
10 Christmas—mantel or table decoration 8 6 4
11 Christmas—original card 8 6 4
12 Christmas—other article 8 6 4
13 Christmas—tree ornaments (up to 5) 8 6 4
14 Christmas—wall hanging 8 6 4
15 Christmas—wreath 8 6 4
16 Clock—handmade 8 6 4
17 Decorated mailbox 8 6 4
18 Decorated pumpkin, uncut 8 6 4
19 Doll—porcelain 8 6 4
Doll House
20A Doll house original 8 6 4
20B Doll house kit 8 6 4
21 Doll house—furniture (up to 3 pieces) 8 6 4
22 Doll, toy or game—not wood 8 6 4
23 Early American crafts—basket 8 6 4
24 Early American crafts—chair caning 8 6 4
25 Early American crafts—dyed spun yarn 8 6 4
26 Early American crafts—handmade candles 8 6 4
27 Early American crafts—handmade soap 8 6 4
28 Early American crafts—scherrenschnitte 8 6 4
29 Early American crafts—stenciling 8 6 4
30 Early American crafts—theorems 8 6 4
31 Early American crafts—undyed spun yarn 8 6 4
Early American Crafts—weaving
32A Kitchen item  8 6 4
32B Wearable & accessories  8 6 4
32C Rug  8 6 4
32D Tablecloths/runners  8 6 4
32E Pillows 8 6 4
32F Weaving—Miscellaneous 8 6 4
33 Eggs decorated 8 6 4
34 Holiday decoration—other than the holidays listed 8 6 4
35 Holiday decoration—Easter 8 6 4
36 Holiday decoration—patriotic 8 6 4
37 Holiday decoration—Halloween 8 6 4
38 Holiday decoration—Thanksgiving 8 6 4
Jewelry—may enter one item in each sub category
39A Necklace—beaded: natural or manmade materials  8 6 4
39B Necklace—metal work: any metal hammered, soldered, wire wrape etc. May incorporate stones or beads  8 6 4
39C Necklace—pot luck: any materials including fabric, odds & ends, interesting things  8 6 4
39D Bracelet—beaded: natural or manmade materials  8 6 4
39E Bracelet—metal work: any metal hammered, soldered, wire wrape, etc. May incorporate stones or beads  8 6 4
39F Bracelet—pot luck: any materials including fabric, odds & ends, interesting things  8 6 4
39G Earrings—beaded: natural or manmade materials  8 6 4
39H Earrings—metal work: any metal hammered, soldered, wire wrape etc. May incorporate stones or beads  8 6 4
39I Earrings—pot luck: any materials including fabric, odds & ends, interesting things  8 6 4
39J Pins—beaded: natural or manmade materials  8 6 4
39K Pins—metal work: any metal hammered, soldered, wire wrape, etc. May incorporate stones or beads  8 6 4
39L Pins—pot luck: any materials including fabric, odds & ends, interesting things  8 6 4
39M Ring—may be any medium  8 6 4
39N Set—may be any medium 8 6 4
40 Lamp shade 8 6 4
41 Leather—tooling, lacing, etc. 8 6 4
42 Metalwork—hand wrought 8 6 4
43 Metalwork—other than jewelry 8 6 4
44 Model (original design or from kit) 8 6 4
45 Mosaic 8 6 4
46 Painting—country folk art 8 6 4
47 Painting on fabric 8 6 4
48 Painting on wood 8 6 4
49 Painting on any other material 8 6 4
Paper Craft
50A Not scherrenschnitte 8 6 4
50B Scrapbooking 8 6 4
Pottery—hand built
51A Tableware 8 6 4
51B Decorative 8 6 4
51C Functional 8 6 4
Pottery—wheel thrown
52A Tableware  8 6 4
52B Decorative  8 6 4
52C Functional 8 6 4
53 Quilling 8 6 4
54 Silk-screened article 8 6 4
55 Stained glass 8 6 4
56 Table or mantel decoration, other than holiday 8 6 4
57 Wall hanging made from natural materials 8 6 4
58 Wall hanging (no purchased puzzles or kits) 8 6 4
59 Wedding item 8 6 4
60 Wood—3 dimensional carving 8 6 4
Wood, large item—may enter one item in each subcategory
61A Large chest  8 6 4
61B Table/desk  8 6 4
61C Cabinet  8 6 4
61D Other item 8 6 4
Wood, small item—may enter one item in each subcategory
62A Lamp  8 6 4
62B Box  8 6 4
62C Other item 8 6 4
63 Wood—instruments: recorder, drum, harp, etc. 8 6 4
64 Wood—intarsia 8 6 4
65 Wood—relief carving 8 6 4
66 Wood—turning 8 6 4
Wood, toy or game
67A Wood toy  8 6 4
67B Wood game 8 6 4
68 Wood—other (please specify) 8 6 4
69 Wood item—refinished 8 6 4
70 Wood restoration—must be accompanied by before picture 8 6 4
71 Miscellaneous crafts (no purchased puzzles)  8 6 4
72 Restoration other than wood: must be accompanied by “before” photo. 8 6 4

Contacts

  • Debbie Rossi
    Crafts & Collections Superintendent
    860-349-2163
    JRossi4976@aol.com
    115R Higganum Rd.
    Durham, CT 06422
  • Amy King Painter
    Crafts Asst. Superintendent
    860-214-1397
    amy_king@hotmail.com
    30 Maple St.
    Rockfall, CT 06481
  • Pam Hogarth
    860-349-1254
    Collections Asst. Superintendent
    phogarth@comcast.net
    20 Bernadette Lane
    Durham, CT 06422

Committee

  • Katie Binnington
  • Jeff DiCostanzo
  • Charlene Hicks
  • Abby Hogarth
  • Pam Hogarth
  • Kristy King
  • Lily King
  • Jeanne MacDonald
  • Sharon McKernan
  • Brenda Marino
  • Devin Marino
  • Cheryl Mastele
  • Fred Mastele
  • KJ Painter
  • Jim Rossi
  • Bob Saulnier
  • Laurie Saulnier
  • Nancy Stevens
  • Tessa Thomas
  • Meredith Villwock
  • Sharen Winter