Creative Youth Art Fair
This free event exhibits paintings, drawings, and sculptures created by the youth of Darien and the surrounding areas.
Date: Sunday, February 23, 2020
Time: 2:00pm – 3:30pm
Location: Cass Jr High, 8502 Bailey Road, Darien
Darien area youth age 4 years old through 12th grade are eligible to enter.
A special award will be presented to the overall winner in each division as well as in the Photography/Computer Generated media.
- Division winners will be notified.
- Division winners and selected entrants will be displayed at the Indian Prairie Library during the month of March.
Division I: 4 yrs to Kindergarten
Division II: 1st to 2nd Grades
Division III: 3rd to 4th Grades
Division IV: 5th to 6th Grades
Division V: 7th to 8th Grades
Division VI: High School
Media A: All Drawings, Painting and Mixed Media
Media B: Sculpture (Freestanding, 18x18x20 in. max)
Media C: Photography & Computer Generated
- Student may enter up to two (2) artworks.
- All artwork must be the original work of the artist. No tracing, paint by numbers, or kits will be accepted.
- PRESENTATION: Art entries must be mounted on construction paper, matted or framed (without glass). Paintings and drawings cannot be larger than 24”x36” INCLUDING mount, matte or frame
- Each piece of artwork must have the entry label affixed to the FRONT.
- The BACK of each item must be labeled with the exhibitor’s name and phone number.
- Artwork in frames with glass will NOT be accepted.
- Sculptures must be no larger than 18”x18”x20”.
- No mobiles will be accepted.
- JUDGING: An independent panel of judges will evaluate each piece. A point system will be used to evaluate originality, design, use of color and shading, line and texture, and workmanship.
- LIABILITY: Darien Woman’s Club (DWC) takes no responsibility for lost/damaged registration forms or artwork.
- Art entries are limited to 650 on a first-come-first- served basis.
- DISCLAIMER: The Darien Woman’s Club reserves the right to photograph any or all works submitted for publicity purposes.
Prizes and awards will be presented at 3:15 pm the day of event.
Photos of the 2019 Art Fair
2019 Division Winners
Emma Guertler, Elizabeth Ide Elementary
Aiden Santos, Concord Elementary
Julia Perekhozhuk, Avery Coonley School
Victory Drab, Eisenhower Jr. High
Alice Liu, Westview Hills Middle School
Zayn Khan, Hinsdale Central High School
Photography & Computer generated
Megan Dooley, Hinsdale South High School