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Interested in becoming a future Poster Artist?

The Fair Board gladly accepts inquiries from artists who are interested in volunteering their work as a marketing tool for the Annual County Fair. The final product is one that captures the current year’s Fair theme. If you would like to be considered please email us at info@sjcfair.org and we can let you know when a theme has been decided upon for the current year.

Call For 2021 Poster Art

The San Juan County Fair is lucky to work with local artists who have agreed to volunteer their time and work to make each year's Fair poster special (check out previous posters below!). Are you or someone you know a professional or an aspiring artist? If you would like to participate by donating your talent to the Fair, please see poster guidelines and submission deadlines below:

POSTER REQUIREMENTS
Submissions accepted from anyone that is a San Juan County Resident.

As the lead advertising and marketing image for the Fair event, each year's Fair poster must have four key text phrases worked into the design "San Juan County Fair" the fair dates "August 18-21 2021", the 2021 Fair theme "Lettuce Entertain Ewe" and the fair website "www.sjcfair.org".The Fair is budgeted as Virtual in 2021.

Concept must include some rendition of theme and Fair elements (this is vague--could be the islands, farm animals, agricultural, summer season, carnival rides--sky is the limit!)

Sizing must be an 11" x 17" (ideal size) or 8.5" x 11"

Art can be any medium, but final copy must be submitted in digital form (this is for printing purposes, and online sharing). Artist is responsible for producing the final digital image (high-resolution) so the work is properly represented.

POSTER SUBMISSION DEADLINES
A scan/photo of a "concept draft" sent to Fair Board for consideration via email (email jennifer@sjcfair.org). This can be a sketch, an outline or partial piece depicting the intended design. The Fair Board may offer suggestions to design concepts.

Fair Board reviews submission at the regular scheduled Fair Board meeting on Thursday March 11, 2021

Poster Artist chosen is asked to produce final digital version of poster art by the April Fair Board meeting, April 8, 2021.

THE PERKS
Artist exposure! Between the marketing and the press that picks up information on the poster artist, this is a great way to get your name out there and share your talent!

You're helping out a locally produced event and being involved in your community and the largest county-wide event in the islands!

You're joining fellow artists in Fair history!

Your work is shared both locally and beyond via regional and local newspaper, online blog and event sites, local newspapers and flyer boards, bulletin boards on all the ferry-served islands, as well as on ferries (artist name not permitted on ferry poster copies)

You'll receive a limited-edition t-shirt for the 2021 Fair, and a Fair "swag bag" full of goodies!

BONUS: The donation of your artwork is tax deductible (San Juan County is a political subdivision of Washington State. Contributions made to San Juan County are tax deductible under Internal Revenue Service Code Section 170(c)(1), which states: “a contribution or gift to or for the use of a State, a possession of the United States, or any political subdivision of any of the foregoing shall be deductible for Federal Income Tax purposes, but only if the contribution or gift is made for exclusively public purposes).

"2020 A Fair Odyssey"

"2020 A Fair Odyssey"

2020 Poster Art by Eliza Habegger
"A Wheel in Time: Cultivating Roots"

"A Wheel in Time: Cultivating Roots"

2019 Poster Art by Jessie Carter McDonald
"Rockin' the Salish Sea"

"Rockin' the Salish Sea"

2018 Poster Art by Grace Brown and Kristine Brown
"It's All the Buzz"

"It's All the Buzz"

2017 Poster Art by Ryanne Pluff
"Barn & Raised in the Islands"

"Barn & Raised in the Islands"

2016 Poster Art by Jill Bliss
"Strawberry Fields For-heifer"

"Strawberry Fields For-heifer"

2015 Poster Art by Audrey Sable & Natalie Joost
"Farm-tastic Fun"

"Farm-tastic Fun"

2014 Poster Art by Tom Rierden
"Footloose at the Fair"

"Footloose at the Fair"

2013 Poster Art by Jennifer Rigg
"Food, Fun, Fair!"

"Food, Fun, Fair!"

2012 Poster Art by Jayne Hemmerich
"A Razzle Dazzle Wingding starring YOU!"

"A Razzle Dazzle Wingding starring YOU!"

2011 Poster Art by Rebecca Cook
"Locally Grown"

"Locally Grown"

2010 Poster Art by Annie Howell-Adams
"Unity Through Community"

"Unity Through Community"

2009 Poster Art by Jennifer Rigg
"The Heart of the Islands"

"The Heart of the Islands"

2008 Poster Art by Doug Bison
"Bloom It and Groom It"

"Bloom It and Groom It"

2007 Poster Art by Alice Shull
"A Century of Harvest"

"A Century of Harvest"

*Centennial Year*
2006 Poster Art by Daniel LoBue
"Where There's Magic in the Air"

"Where There's Magic in the Air"

2005 Poster Art by Wynn Barnard
"A Treasure Chest of the County's Best"

"A Treasure Chest of the County's Best"

2004 Poster Art by Beth Hetrick
"Bringing in the Harvest"

"Bringing in the Harvest"

2003 Poster Art by Annie Howell-Adams
"Goodness Grows"

"Goodness Grows"

2001 Poster Art by Jennifer Rigg
"Blue Jeans and Island Dreams"

"Blue Jeans and Island Dreams"

1998 Poster Art by Cady Elliot
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