Colorado State Fair
Department of Agriculture
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 22, 2015
Chris Wiseman, General Manager, (719) 924-0151, Chris.Wiseman@state.co.us
Christi Lightcap, Dir. of Communications, (720) 480-8672, Christi.Lightcap@state.co.us
Calling All Artists! Enter the Colorado State Fair Fine Arts
August 1st Deadline
PUEBLO, Colo. –Artists
throughout Colorado are busy preparing their finest artwork for the Colorado
State Fair Fine Arts Exhibition. The popular and prestigious part of the annual
event showcases original artwork by Colorado residents and is one of the
longest running and finest traditions of the Colorado State Fair.
The long list of
accepted mediums include painting, sculpture, photography,
jewelry/metalsmithing, and others. Two divisions for artwork submission are
being offered: Emerging Artist and Professional. All artwork chosen for the
exhibition will be on display in the Fine Arts Building during the entire
length of the Fair.
Artists may enter
between now and August 1, 2015, through the Fair’s General Entry office,
Monday-Friday, 8am to 5pm, or call 719-404-2080. For more information on the
exhibition, visit http://www.coloradostatefair.com/p/events/competitive-events/241.
The Colorado State Fair runs August
28 - September 7, 2015. For more information, visit www.coloradostatefair.com.
The 2015 Colorado State Fair will
mark the Fair's 143rd year as Colorado's premier celebration of
agriculture. The Fairgrounds provides nearly $34 million in economic activity
to Colorado throughout the year; $29 million of that activity is driven by the
annual State Fair event. In addition to showcasing Colorado agriculture, the
annual event features one of the country’s largest traveling carnivals, artwork,
crafts, food competitions, thrilling rodeo action, a wide variety of food and
merchandise booths and a Fiesta Day honoring Colorado's ties to the Hispanic
Interviews are available with General Manager, Chris
Wiseman. Contact Christi Lightcap at (720) 480-8672 or Christi.Lightcap@state.co.us.
Media outlets can apply for media credentials at http://www.coloradostatefair.com/p/news/182.