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LOCATION: OZ GALLERY

SUPERINTENDENT: Sue Franko, Hutchinson, KS

PROFESSIONAL ARTS OFFICE: Sept. 4 - 18 (620) 669-3894


ENTRY DEADLINE - AUGUST 15TH
ALL PAYMENTS ARE DUE, INCLUDING ADVANCE TICKETS, BY ENTRY DEADLINE DATE


PROFESSIONAL ARTS DEPARTMENT SCHEDULE – OZ GALLERY

Aug 15

Entry Deadline -paperwork or online entry (Must be postmarked by Aug 15)

Aug 16 – 25

Entries still accepted with a $5.00 late fee per item

After Aug 25

Entries still accepted with a $25.00 late fee per item

Sept 4

Receiving Entries 9:00 am – 5:00 pm & Pick-up of advanced ordered tickets.

Sept 5

Receiving Entries 9:00 am – 8:00 pm & Pick-up of advanced ordered tickets.

Sept 6

Receiving Entries 9:00 am – 11:00 am & Pick-up of advanced ordered tickets.

**Nothing will be accepted after the stated receiving hours.
Sept 7 Judging
Sept 8

Seminar for Artists of paintings, drawings & hand pulled prints; 10:00 am - Plein Aire Registrations 12:00 noon - 3:00 pm (walk-ins) Painting on grounds til 9:00 pm

Sept 9 Plein Aire Registrations 7:00 am - 10:00 am (walk-ins) Painting on grounds til 3:00 pm

Sept 17

Entries are released as of 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm **No early releases

Sept 18

Entries picked up between 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

After Sept 18

Must contact KSF Admin Office to make arrangements (620) 669-3881, (620) 669-3621 or (620) 669-3600. Remaining items should be picked up within 1 week from the closing of the fair.

*NEW TIMES: Please review the above schedule closely. DO NOT miss your deadline as this will waive your right for any advance discounted tickets you may have purchased. Only items mailed in will be allowed to arrive earlier than the stated receiving hours. Items brought to the fairgrounds in advance will not be accepted.

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ADVANCE PURCHASED TICKETS: Exhibitor tickets purchased at time of entry will only be issued to the exhibitor upon the receipt of their item(s). For any reason, should exhibitors miss the designated receiving hours or choose not to bring their entry/entries, exhibitors waive their right to receive ordered tickets. The Kansas State Fair has a “No Refund Policy”. All advance purchased exhibitor / gate tickets must be “paid in full” by August 15th. If payment has not been made by the August 15th deadline, tickets will not be issued.

KANSAS STATE FAIR OFFERS.............................................$ 2,785.00

SPONSORS OFFER................................................................$1,125.00

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SPONSORS

Family of Barbara Peirce - Hutchinson, KS

Friends of Barbara Peirce - Hutchinson, KS

Family of Pat Potucek - Hutchinson, KS

Hutchinson Art Center - Hutchinson, KS

The Hutchinson News - Hutchinson, KS

Salt City Photography Club - Hutchinson, KS

Sandra Bell - Hutchinson, KS

Westphal Jewelers - Hutchinson, KS



All entries are subject to the Kansas State Fair General Rules in addition to any department, division or class rules listed


  1. Professionals are those who are teachers of art or who make a practice of selling their work.
  2. Only Kansas artists at least 18 years of age are eligible.
  3. Any work produced in the last (2) two years will be accepted. It must be original in composition and rendering. Observe copyright laws. The individual submitting the work must be the artist.
  4. Articles done in a workshop or class are not eligible.
  5. The department reserves the right to reject such entries which it feels do not meet required standards.
  6. Our primary audience consists of family and youth. We reserve the right to reject any work of art that may be considered objectionable by that audience.
  7. Any Medium - limited to (2) entries per exhibitor. Photography & Sculptures are limited to (2) entries per class, per exhibitor.
  8. If entries are mailed or shipped, they must be received prior to September 1st.
  9. Shipped Items – Need to arrive before September 1 - Shipping charges on all exhibits must be prepaid. Packages should be addressed to: Kansas State Fair, Competitive Exhibits Department, 2000 N. Poplar, Hutchinson, KS 67502. ATTN: Professional Arts Department. SUFFICIENT POSTAGE, PREPAID LABEL, MONEY ORDER, CHECK OR CASH TO COVER COST OF INSURANCE AND INSTRUCTIONS FOR RETURN SHIPPING SHOULD BE ATTACHED TO THE ENTRY FORM. When mailing contains multiple entries, please attach (by pin) exhibitor's name for proper identification.
  10. Receipt of your entry implies agreement to the conditions outlined in the Kansas State Fair rules and exhibitors guide & online premium books.


Division 800 - Any Medium: Paintings, Drawings and Hand Pulled Prints

  • $25 fee per entry will be charged for participation in the competition and paid online with registration or a check/money order payable to the Kansas State Fair and mailed with your entry form by August 15. All entry fees must be paid by deadline entry date or late fees will be applied.
  • The judge is qualified to judge only two-dimensional works of traditional media. No fiber arts, three-dimensional work, digital art, or reproduction prints will be accepted. Diptychs and triptychs will not be eligible unless framed within one frame that meets size requirements.
  • With the exception of works which are specifically intended to be shown un-stretched or unframed, the entry must be substantially framed. Works in fragile media, such as watercolor or pastel, should be framed under glass or Plexiglas. Screw eyes and wire must be on the entry. Work must not measure more than 50" in any one direction, including frame. Painting must be completely dry; no wet or semi-wet paintings will be accepted.
  • Premiums awarded for this division are as follows :
    • Kansas State Fair Grand Award - $500.00
    • Kansas State Fair Award of Excellence - $400.00
    • Barbara Peirce Memorial Award - $200.00 (Professional Arts Superintendent 1979-1993)
    • Mace John Memorial Award - $200.00 (A Kansas Artist and teacher)
    • Hutchinson Art Center Special Award - $200.00
    • Pat Potucek Memorial Award - $100.00 (devotion to the arts)
    • Stuart Awbrey Memorial Award - $100.00
    • Award of Merit (6 awards available) -$50.00 ea.

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Any Medium: Paintings, Drawings, and Hand Pulled Prints


Division 801 - Professional Photography

Premiums awarded for this division are 1st - $30 and 2 nd - $25. Best of Show will receive $80 and a Rosette. Best of Show Runner-up will receive $60 and a Rosette


  1. $10 fee per entry will be charged for participation in the competition and paid online with registration or check/money order payable to the Kansas State Fair and mailed with your entry form by August 15th. All entry fees must be paid by deadline entry date or late fees will be applied.
  2. Photography should be 4" x 6" or larger, not to exceed 16" x 24", including mat, no frames. Please have mats no larger than 2". Total thickness of entry not to exceed 1/4 inch, wrapped on wood frames will not be accepted. No mixed media allowed. Protective plastic covers will be removed for display.
  3. A Photo-journalism print is a print that tells a story that could be used in a newspaper or magazine article. A World in Motion Pictorial print is any print that shows action or movement.
  4. If photographer's name appears on the photograph, please cover the name for judging purposes.

Class - limited to (2) entries per class, per exhibitor

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Figure or Portrait; human or animal; black and white

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Pictorial Print; black and white

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Figure or Portrait; human or animal; color

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Pictorial Print; color

03

Nature Print

08

Pictorial Print; World in Motion; color

04

Photo-Journalism Print; black and white

09

Unclassified / Abstract / Special Effects; color

05

Photo-Journalism Print; color

10

Unclassified / Abstract / Special Effects; black and white


Kansas Wheat Photography Contest

Premiums awarded for this divisions are 1 st - $150, 2nd - $100, 3rd - $75, 4th - $50 and 5th - $35

The Kansas Wheat Photo Contest is for photographs featuring all phases of the wheat industry. These color photographs will be used to promote Kansas as America's No. 1 Wheat State. All Kansans - amateur and professional photographers - are invited to capture the story of Kansas wheat. All entries become property of the Kansas Wheat Commission, but the commission does not purchase exclusive rights.

  1. Contestants are limited to two entries but can only win one placing.
  2. Any subject featuring wheat may be entered: seeding, storage, wheat fields, harvest, custom crews, grain trade, milling, wheat products, baking and more. Photos of wheat during winter and spring time would be helpful.
  3. Please print as glossy or matte prints. 8” x 10” prints when matted are 11” x 14”. A panoramic print 5” x 15” matted can be no larger than 10” x 20”. No frames allowed.
  4. Digital photographs are required. Please save the digital image to a jump drive or CD which is to be included with your entry . Please label the entry with your name, hometown and e-mail address, if available.
  5. Photographs must be taken by the person making the entry, but the contestant need not have processed the film or photographic print. No "signed" prints may be entered. The photographs may have been taken at any time, entered in other contests and / or previously published.
  6. Published photographs will be credited. Any Kansas resident is eligible to enter except employees and board members of the Kansas Wheat Commission or Kansas Association of Wheat Growers and their families.

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Kansas Wheat Photography Contest


**If you wish to enter this contest, entries must be done through the Fine Arts Department. If you have any questions, please contact Kathy Dunn @ 620-200-0442


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Division 802 - Professional Sculptures

Premiums awarded for this division are 1st - $30 and 2nd - $25. *Exception - Class #03 awards 1st - $65 and 2nd - $35. Best of Show will receive $55 and a Rosette. Best of Show Runner-up will receive $35 and a Rosette

  1. $10 fee per entry will be charged for participation in the competition and paid online with registration or check/money order payable to the Kansas State Fair and mailed along with your entry form by August 15.
  2. The bottoms of all pieces must be finished. Felt bottoms will be accepted but will be removed for judging. Stoppers, lids, etc., must be taped on prior to entry.
  3. No loose pieces or plants will be accepted.
  4. Any item that has to be displayed standing or hanging will only be accepted with suitable equipment for display.
  5. Exhibitor is responsible for unloading and placing large exhibits.
Class - limited to (2) entries per class, per exhibitor

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Bronze

05

Other Metals

02

Clay - free form hand/molded

06

Unclassified Miscellaneous (Bone, Glass, Resin, Stone)

03

Jewelry

07

Wood

04

Mixed Medium



Division 803 - Plein Aire Art Contest - Friday, Sept. 8 and Saturday, Sept. 9

Premiums awarded for this division are 1st - $250, 2nd - $200, 3rd - $150 and 4th $100

ENTRY DEADLINE IS AUGUST 25. PAYMENT MUST BE MADE BY DEADLINE DATE.


Class - limited to (2) entries per exhibitor


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Plein Aire Art Contest

Who: Kansas Residents, Adults age 18 and over, Pre-registration is recommended.

Limit: Two entries per exhibitor. $10 entry fee (per entry) will be charged for participation in the competition and paid online with registration or check/money order payable to the Kansas State Fair and mailed with your entry form by August 25. All pre-registered entries must be paid by the August 25 deadline.

Entries: Entries will be taken at the OZ Gallery, Professional Art Dept. on Monday, Sept. 4, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, Tuesday, Sept. 5, 9:00 am - 8:00 pm, & Wednesday, Sept. 6, 9:00 am - 11:00 am. Walk-ins are welcome Friday Sept. 8, noon - 3:00 pm and Saturday, Sept.9, 7:00 am - 10:00 am. No gate ticket available to walk-ins. Observe copyright laws. The individual submitting the work must be the artist.

Gate Tickets: One entry ticket will be available in your name at the Guest Services Booth (located across from Gate 1 on Poplar Street). Prior to the Fair this ticket can be picked up at the OZ Gallery, Professional Art Dept. on Monday, Sept. 4, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, Tuesday, Sept. 5, 9:00 am - 8:00 pm, or Wednesday, Sept. 6, 9:00 am - 11:00 am.

Where: Check-in, Friday, Sept. 8, noon - 3:00 pm (at the Oz Gallery Professional Arts Dept.) and Saturday, Sept.9, 7:00 am - 10:00 am. The artist's canvas, paper, board, etc. must be stamped by the Professional Art staff prior to beginning work. A liability waiver will be signed upon entry.

What: Bring your own art supplies; be ready to work on location, within the Fairgrounds in an area that is in view of the public. Size limited to 36" x 36". No matting or framing of art is allowed. Photograph will be taken of artist at work on location.

Judging: Artwork to be completed and taken to the Professional Art Exhibit Area of the OZ Gallery for judging. Entries must be received by 9:00 pm, Friday Sept. 8 and Saturday, Sept.9, by 3:00 pm. Awards presentation is at 6:00 pm on Saturday. Exhibitor can only win and be paid for one placing.

Entry Release Terms: Artwork will be on display for the remainder of the Fair. Entries will be released starting at 6:00 pm till 9:00 pm, Sunday, Sept. 17, and Monday, Sept. 18, from 9:00 am till 1:00 pm. Receipt of your entry implies agreement to the conditions outlined in the Kansas State Fair rules and exhibitors guide & online premium books.

The Grand Prize entry will become the property of The Kansas State Fair. It will be auctioned at the fundraiser, Boots and Bling, for the Kansas Fairgrounds Foundation.

Our primary audience consists of family and youth. We reserve the right to reject any work that may be considered objectionable by that audience.

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