Above is not the piece I entered in the fair. Kate and I picked up our stuff from the fair. She got a 2nd place ribbon and I got a 1st place with best of division. It helps to be the only one in your class and division. That way, unless the juror is a real poophead, you're pretty much guaranteed to get a ribbon. I don't know why artists forsake the fair. Maybe because children (and others) molest your work, it's troublesome to drop off and pick up for less than one week, little to gain from it.... But some of the people that come to the fair most likely seldom visit galleries and museums, so it would be good if more professional artists showed their work, just to expose these people to it. Maybe?