MontanaFair is August 13th - 21st, 2010

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Fine Arts

Visiting the Fine Arts Department in Cedar Hall at MontanaFair is like stepping into a museum. You’ll find paintings, sculpture, photography and most every art form in between.

This year’s exhibitor challenge is “Montana Weather,” so many of the pieces will follow that common theme.

Fine arts competition is broken into three primary categories. The fine arts category includes stained glass, oil, acrylic and watercolor painting, drawing, graphic design, pottery, sculpture and mixed media. The photography category includes both professional and amateur work in color and black and white formats. And the decorative arts category includes china and porcelain painting as well as toll painting on a variety of surfaces for fun and function.

Here are a couple of fine arts demonstrations that are not to be missed:

Monday, Aug. 16, from 1 to 3 p.m. stained glass artist Roberta Fuller, will demonstrate mosaic techniques using stained glass. Mosaic is an ancient art form that assembles small pieces of tile, glass, stone or other objects to create an image. Fuller has long dominated the stained glass competition in the fine arts department of MontanaFair and is excited to share her expertise.

Tuesday, Aug. 17, from 1 to 6 p.m. a local group of china painters will be demonstrating the delicate and time-honored art of china painting. The painters start with a pure white porcelain form and bring it to life with paints and tiny brushes. The final steps in the process are firing and glazing to bond the paint to the porcelain.

For more information, contact Diana Sherman at 696-4737

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