So then, I decided to submit some of my artwork to this juried exhibition. The cool thing is that millions of people file through the exhibits and see the work. It's not easy to get in. Only about 1 in 5 photography submissions make it past the jurors, while 2 in 5 fine art submissions make it in.
So here is my work that made it in:
|Fat Cat and Racing Dachshunds|
Prints are available through my web site, though - with the watermark removed:
|That's me in front of my artwork at the OC Fair|
|Ted looking at the art.|
After spending hours at the Visual Arts galleries - there is so much to see - we headed over to my next favorite fair hang-out (besides the wine bar - recommend!), the livestock area. Living in Orange County, you rarely get a chance to get up close and personal to beasties, unless you get to the fairs. I love animals, drawing and painting animals, telling stories about animals, and photographing animals.
So this was one of the things that bothered me at the OC Fair - they had these guys right next to the bacon stands. Even chocolate-covered bacon. I won't tell them.
Get to the OC Fair, if only to see the artwork. OK, the food is amazing also and most of it is sinfully fattening - but you'll wear it off. The rides are a blast also. So are the concerts - and don't miss the wine bar, seriously.