Crafts & Collections , Dept. 23

Crafts & Collections



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2019 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 OR SUBCATEGORY.
  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 2019: Everything Durham Fair (SC01)

This year, we’re celebrating our 100th annual Durham Fair with a Special Category for “All Things Durham Fair.” Whether it’s a collection of Durham Fair memorabilia, crafts that illustrate the history of the Durham Fair, or a special item that celebrates our Durham Fair volunteers, we hope our exhibitors will join us to highlight this special centennial anniversary!

Awards

Special Category

  • 1st: $8 and special ribbon
  • 2nd: $6 and special ribbon
  • 3rd: $4 and special ribbon

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 Rock collection 8 6 4
C15 Miscellaneous collection 8 6 4
Crafts 1st 2nd 3rd
Classes
Decorative other
D01 Bird house or feeder  8 6 4
D02 Decorated mailbox 8 6 4
D03 Decorated pumpkin, uncut 8 6 4
D04 Eggs decorated 8 6 4
D05 Lamp shade 8 6 4
D06 Mosaic 8 6 4
D07 Silk-screened article 8 6 4
D08 Stained glass 8 6 4
D09 Table or mantel decoration—not holiday 8 6 4
D10a Wall hanging—natural materials 8 6 4
D10b Wall hanging—other. No purchased puzzles or kits 8 6 4
D11a Painting—country folk art 8 6 4
D11b Painting on fabric 8 6 4
D11c Painting on wood 8 6 4
D11d Painting on other material 8 6 4
D12a Ceramics—decorative item 8 6 4
D12b Ceramics—food dish 8 6 4
D12c Ceramics—holiday item 8 6 4
D12d Ceramics—vase or urn 8 6 4
D12e Ceramics—other 8 6 4
Early American crafts
E01 Basket 8 6 4
E02 Chair caning 8 6 4
E03 Dyed spun yarn 8 6 4
E04 Scherrenschnitte 8 6 4
E05 Stenciling 8 6 4
E06 Theorems 8 6 4
E07 Undyed spun yarn 8 6 4
E08 Candlemaking 8 6 4
Early American crafts—weaving
E09a Kitchen item  8 6 4
E09b Wearable & accessories  8 6 4
E09c Rug  8 6 4
E09d Tablecloths/runners  8 6 4
E09e Pillows 8 6 4
E09f Weaving—miscellaneous 8 6 4
Holiday items
H01 Christmas mantel or table decoration 8 6 4
H02 Christmas—original card 8 6 4
H03 Christmas ornaments—up to 5 8 6 4
H04 Christmas—wall hanging 8 6 4
H05 Christmas—wreath 8 6 4
H06 Christmas—other article 8 6 4
H07 Holiday decoration—Easter 8 6 4
H08 Holiday decoration—patriotic 8 6 4
H09 Holiday decoration—Halloween 8 6 4
H10 Holiday decoration—Thanksgiving 8 6 4
H11 Holiday decoration—other than the holidays listed 8 6 4
Jewelry
J01 Necklace—beaded: natural or manmade materials  8 6 4
J02 Necklace—metal work: any metal hammered, soldered, wire wrap etc. May incorporate stones or beads  8 6 4
J03 Necklace—pot luck: any materials including fabric, odds & ends, interesting things  8 6 4
J04 Bracelet—beaded: natural or manmade materials  8 6 4
J05 Bracelet—metal work: any metal hammered, soldered, wire wrape, etc. May incorporate stones or beads  8 6 4
J06 Bracelet—pot luck: any materials including fabric, odds & ends, interesting things  8 6 4
J07 Earrings—beaded: natural or manmade materials  8 6 4
J08 Earrings—metal work: any metal hammered, soldered, wire wrape etc. May incorporate stones or beads  8 6 4
J09 Earrings—pot luck: any materials including fabric, odds & ends, interesting things  8 6 4
J10 Pins—beaded: natural or manmade materials  8 6 4
J11 Pins—metal work: any metal hammered, soldered, wire wrape, etc. May incorporate stones or beads  8 6 4
J12 Pins—pot luck: any materials including fabric, odds & ends, interesting things  8 6 4
J13 Ring—may be any medium  8 6 4
J14 Jewelry set—may be any medium 8 6 4
Miscellaneous Crafts
M01 Article From Recycled Material 8 6 4
M02 Carving—Other than wood 8 6 4
M03 Child’s Furniture 8 6 4
M04 Clock—Handmade 8 6 4
M05 Soap-making 8 6 4
M06 Fly Fishing—Flies 8 6 4
M07 Model Original or design from kit 8 6 4
M08 Wedding Items 8 6 4
M09 Restoration, Other than wood: must be accompanied by before picture 8 6 4
M10 Miscellaneous Craft (please specify) 8 6 4
M11 Doll—Porcelain 8 6 4
M12 Doll, Toy or Game—Not wood 8 6 4
M13a Doll House—Original 8 6 4
M13b Doll House—Kit 8 6 4
M13c Doll House—Furniture: up to 3 pieces 8 6 4
M14a Paper Craft—Not scherrenschnitte 8 6 4
M14b Paper Craft—Scrapbooking 8 6 4
M14c Paper Craft—Quilling 8 6 4
Pottery
P01a Pottery—Hand Built—Tableware 8 6 4
P01b Pottery—Hand Built—Decorative 8 6 4
P01c Pottery—Hand Built—Functional 8 6 4
P02a Pottery—Wheel Thrown—Tableware 8 6 4
P02b Pottery—Wheel Thrown—Decorative 8 6 4
P02c Pottery—Wheel Thrown—Functional 8 6 4
Woodworking, Leather & Metal-Work
W01 Leather—Tooling, lacing, etc. 8 6 4
W02a Metalwork—Hand wrought 8 6 4
W02b Metalwork—Other than jewelry 8 6 4
W03 Wood—Three dimensional carving 8 6 4
W04 Wood Item—Instruments 8 6 4
W05 Wood Item—Intarsia 8 6 4
W06 Wood Item—Relief carving 8 6 4
W07 Wood Item—Turning 8 6 4
W08 Wood-burning 8 6 4
W09 Wood Item—Toy 8 6 4
W10 Wood Item—Game 8 6 4
W11 Wood Item—Other (please specify) 8 6 4
W12 Wood Item—Refinished 8 6 4
W13 Wood Restoration—must be accompanied by before picture 8 6 4
W14a Large Wood Item—Chest 8 6 4
W14b Large Wood Item—Table/Desk 8 6 4
W14c Large Wood Item—Cabinet 8 6 4
W14d Large Wood Item—Other (please specify) 8 6 4
W15a Small Wood Item—Lamp 8 6 4
W15b Small Wood Item—Box 8 6 4
W15c Small Wood Item—Other (please specify) 8 6 4

Contacts

  • Debbie Rossi
    Superintendent
    860-349-2163
    [email protected]
    171 Higganum Rd.
    Durham, CT 06422
  • Amy King Painter
    Asst. Superintendent, Crafts
    860-214-1397
    [email protected]
    30 Maple St.
    Rockfall, CT 06481
  • Pam Hogarth
    Asst. Superintendent, Collections
    860-349-1254
    [email protected]
    20 Bernadette Lane
    Durham, CT 06422

Committee

  • Jessica Babbitt
  • Jeff DiCostanzo
  • Amy Dills
  • Charlene Hicks
  • Abby Hogarth
  • Kristy King
  • Joe King
  • Lily King
  • Jean MacDonald
  • Brenda Marino
  • Devin Marino
  • Cheryl Mastele
  • Fred Mastele
  • Emma Painter
  • Kennedy Painter
  • KJ Painter
  • Donna Rae
  • Jim Rossi
  • Bob Saulnier
  • Laurie Saulnier
  • Nancy Stevens
  • Tessa Thomas
  • Meredith Villwock
  • Sharen Winter