SPENCER, Iowa — The Clay County Fair and Arts on Grand are pleased to announce a commemorative art project contest, “100 Years of The Clay County Fair.” The winning two-dimensional work of art, which will be picked through a contest jury, will be featured as the official Clay County Fair Centennial art piece.
“One of our goals with our Centennial Celebration is to involve the community and create a lasting legacy,” said Fair Manager Jeremy Parsons. “I am excited to see the various ways that local artists will portray ‘100 Years of the Clay County Fair’ in their contest submissions.”
The winning artist will be awarded $1,500, as well as having their artwork named the “Official Clay County Fair Centennial Art Piece.” Additionally, the art piece will be used as Arts on Grand’s annual collaborative mural, where it will be recreated by hundreds of visitors to the Clay County Fair as a large mosaic of squares colored with oil pastels. The winning art piece will also be reproduced for commemorative pieces, including posters, postcards, etc.
Artists of all ages and skill levels are invited to enter the contest by submitting their original artwork and contest application prior to May 15. The contest winner will be announced prior to July 1. Application and contest rules can be found at www.claycountyfair.com
About the Clay County Fair
“Come Home” September 9-17, 2017 to Spencer, Iowa for our Centennial Celebration! “The World’s Greatest County Fair” since 1917, the Clay County Fair attracts more than 300,000 guests each September. “Come Home” for unique experiences including world-class Grandstand entertainment, award-winning fair food, daily livestock and horse shows, more that $150,000 in free entertainment, thousands of competitive exhibits, the thrilling GoldStar Amusements Midway, hundreds of commercial vendors, and the largest farm machinery display at any fair in the United States. Visit claycountyfair.com to plan your visit.
— Clay County Fair
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