media release

Colorado State Fair

Colorado Department of Agriculture

www.coloradostatefair.com

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 22, 2012

Contacts:  

Chris Wiseman, General Manager, (719) 924-0151, Chris.Wiseman@ag.state.co.us

Christi Lightcap, Dir. of Communications, (719) 924-0154, Christi.Lightcap@ag.state.co.us

                                               

Colorado Artists: July 28th Deadline for Colorado State Fair Fine Arts Exhibition

 

PUEBLO, Colo. – Artists throughout Colorado are busy preparing their finest work for the Colorado State Fair Fine Arts Exhibition. Metalsmithing/jewelry has been added to the long list of mediums accepted.  Two divisions for artwork submission are being offered: Emerging Artist/Student and Professional.

 

“Every year the Fine Arts Exhibition at the Colorado State Fair provides talented artists throughout the state an opportunity to display their artwork to half a million viewers,” said General Manager, Chris Wiseman. “We are proud to provide that opportunity for them.”

 

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 July 28, 2012, through the Fair’s General Entry office, Monday-Friday, 8am to 5pm, or call 719-404-2080.

 

The 2012 Fine Arts Exhibition is a joint collaboration between the Colorado State Fair and Pueblo Community College. For more information on the exhibition, visit http://www.coloradostatefair.com/events_detail.aspx?id=48.

 

The Colorado State Fair runs from August 24 – September 3, 2012.  For more information, visit www.coloradostatefair.com.

 

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The 2012 Colorado State Fair will mark the Fair's 140th 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 Hispanic culture.