Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Sneak Peek: Minnesota State Fair Fine Arts Competition

Artist and l'etoile homie, Dillon Bakke and photographer Mallory Lighter got a sneak peek of this year's Fine Arts show at the State Fair, and we're pleased to see some familiar faces! Around 400 Minnesota artists were accepted to the annual juried show, plucked from a pool of thousands of submissions. The Fine Arts Building (located on the corner of Randall & Cosgrove) is a great place to lay eyes on new work from artists--some known, some unknown--hailing from all around the state. Peep a few pix below to whet your whistle for the State Fair, which opens Thursday, August 26th and runs through Labor Day. We can't wait!

Artist Jim deFEO


Art by Mike Elko


Art by Rhea Pappas


Scott Seekins and Nicholas Harper


artist Dillon Bakke

For more preview pix by Mal Lighter, click HERE.

Attention artists: The Fair hasn’t even kicked off yet, but the organization is already putting out a submission call for the 2011 Commemorative Art piece (the art that will rep the Fair throughout all the land next year!). The final piece should be the artist’s visual interpretation of the Great Minnesota Get-Together. Attend this year’s State Fair for inspiration. Application deadline is Friday, Oct. 1, 2010 by 3:30pm.

4 comments:

Kirk said...

The Pappas work is kind of neat... the rest of the work is representative of why the State Fair juried show continues to disappoint year after year. On a plus note, there's usually ten to twenty decent pieces to show my school kids and my own kids that not all of the artwork at the fair is trying to bring kitsch to an even more grotesque level.

Amanda said...

Looks fantastic! I'll have to check it out. I can't wait until the fair starts.

www.crackedclay.com said...

i thought it was one of the worst...

www.crackedclay.com said...

The artist/art you mention here are deserving of a fine art show. BUT overall it was one of the worst shows I've seen at the fair in many years...