CATEGORIES: Eleven categories have been established for
the Visual Arts contest. The following are the approved categories
that may be used for the State Visual Arts Contest Gallery.
1. Drawing: The Drawing category must be presented in one of the
following mediums: Pencil, Charcoal, Ink, and Scratchboard.
2. Drawing Colored: The Drawing Colored category must be
presented in one of the following mediums: Oil pastels, colored
chalks, colored ink, etc.
3. Painting (Oil and Acrylic): The Painting category must be
presented in one of the following mediums: Oil or Acrylic.
4. Painting (Watercolor): The Painting category must be presented
in one of the following mediums: Watercolor.
5. Photography: The Photography category must present a single
photograph entry with limited manipulation. Limited manipulation
will consist of minor exposure corrections only. Photographs can be
digital or non-digital, and can be either color or black and white.
6. Print making: The Print Making category includes relief
printing, silk screening, intaglio, processed hard copy print, etc.
7. 3 Dimensional: The 3 Dimensional category may be presented in
one of the following mediums: clay, metals, wood, fibers, etc.
8. Crafts: The Crafts category includes crafts such as functional
pottery, book arts, paper crafts, stained glass, and fibers.
9. Traditional Cultural Art: This category will include artwork
of an ancestral nature to be indigenousto a specific culture, such
as Native American, German, Czech, etc.
10. Multi-Media / Graphic Design: This category includes any
artwork that combines image and typography utilizing art and
technology to convey a message from a client to a particular
11. Mixed Media: This category includes art work that employs
multiple media and/or collage that would not fit into a drawing or
painting category and must have two or more mediums combined to
create a finished product.