Congratulations to 2014 Fairtastic Poster Grand Champion Artist, Larry Schultz!
The Wisconsin State Fairtastic Art Competition was the first annual poster competition for 2014 and is a way to celebrate and engage local and statewide artisan talent. The Grand Champion piece was displayed during the 2014 Wisconsin State Fair, presented by U.S. Cellular, July 31 - August 10. But you can purchase your own copy today!
Purchase online for $14 which includes shipping and handling. Or you can purchase at the WI State Fairwear Stores during the Fair for $10. All proceeds from the poster will support the Wisconsin State Fair Park Foundation and its nonprofit mission.
Grand Champion Artist
Larry Schultz was chosen as the Grand Champion Artist of the 2014 Wisconsin State Fairtastic Poster Art Competition, who received a $1000 cash prize upon the completion of the final artwork.
Schultz grew up in Milton, Wis., a small, rural town known for its agriculture and community, and developed a passion for art, drawing and detail as a young boy. He established himself as a Wisconsin artist early on and took particular interest in applying his love for the outdoors to the canvas. Schultz has dedicated his life to his art, teaching classes, conducting painting workshops and designing murals, and has been awarded numerous honors and recognition.
Congratulations to the other Finalists & Honorable Mentions:
- Christopher Maury, Milwaukee
- James Steeno, Milwaukee
- Wendy Boehm, Madison
- Dan Gardiner, Madison
- Jason Kotecki, Madison
- Anthony Polacek, Wauwatosa
- Tara Scheuerman, Milwaukee
A panel of five judges critiqued the 28 submissions featuring the “Wisconsin State Fair Experience” from talented artisans from throughout Wisconsin. Entrants were judged based upon a scorecard of criteria, including wide audience appeal, passion for the Fair, creativity and overall composition.