Wanted: Art for the 2012 San Juan County Fair

Calling all artists, particularly those on Lopez, Orcas, Shaw, Waldron, in fact, any island other than San Juan (the county fair is in their backyard). Here's your chance to exhibit your art in public — and possibly sell something.

San Juan County Fair officials know that great art is being produced on Lopez, Orcas, Waldron and the other islands, but artists from "Not-San-Juan" have been under-represented at the Fine Arts pavilion at the fair.

Several thousand people from here and everywhere view the paintings and sculptures exhibited at the fair. Each piece is evaluated on its own merits by experienced artists and critics; ribbons are awarded on a non-competitive basis.

The Fine Arts Division will put potential buyers in touch with you, and they will even make arrangements to pick up and return your creations.

All artists are invited — to exhibit or to volunteer.

Before Aug. 14, call Elizabeth Halsey (360-375-6560) or Susan Schirmer (360-298-2400) for information, or visit for requirements and applications.

Printonyx, the Fair office and your local library also have Exhibitor Guides.



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