Saturday, September 10, 2011

Sketching at the Minnesota State Fair

Sketch Out Wrap Up
The Third Annual Minnesota State Fair Sketch Out was held on August 27, 2011. There were 13 people in attendance at one or both of the two meetings (1 p.m. and 4 p.m.). Additionally two other artists sent emails to me after the fact that they had sketched out on their own at the Fair on other days.

Over the next couple of days I'll be posting links to artists' blogs and sites, as well as work by artists who don't have an internet presence. I hope you'll check back to see some of the great work that was accomplished.

If you were at the Sketch Out and would like your images posted please send me jpgs, or a link to your blog so I can list it.

If you sketched at the Minnesota State Fair on another day, no worries—we'd love to see and share your sketches so either send me jpgs or links. You can reach me at

I'm still in catch up mode after the Fair and haven't scanned any of my sketches—so I'll post about my Fair experience later in the week as well.

If you weren't at the Fair sketching this year I hope that you'll come out and join us next year! There will be a couple changes—you'll be able to get your button before hand so you can wear it all day; there will be a pre-Fair sign up for sketching "buddies"; and there will just be a single wrap-up meeting in the afternoon. Also, after two years of meeting on the first Saturday our day might switch back to Tuesday. I'll be sure to post details here and on Roz Wound Up in August 2012.

See Some Fair Sketches Right Now!
In the meantime, to get you in the Fair sketching mode for 2012 I encourage you to check out the fabulous sketches of Marty Harris and Suzanne Hughes at Marty's Flickr group for Minnesota State Fair Sketches. (Marty encourages you to join the group and post your images there if you are already a Flickr member.)

You can also see additional images and a write up of her 2011 State Fair experience on Suzanne Hughes' blog. I encourage you to check that out as well.

The artwork of both these artists gives you a great taste of the flavor and sights at the fair. I'll post more Fair Sketches here over the next few days.

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