Fine Art

Win cash prizes and ribbons

Artists can enter their paintings, drawings, sculpture, ceramics, glass and mixed media for cash awards and ribbons in the 2017 San Diego County Fair Fine Art competitive exhibit.

Who Won The Ribbons

Congratulations to those who won ribbons and awards, and whose work was accepted, in the 2017 Fine Art competitive exhibit.

Award Winners by Last Name
Award Winners by Class/Division
Tier 1 Judging Results

Entry Information

Entry deadline: Friday, April 21, 2017. The entry deadline has passed; entries are now closed. 
Tier 1 results announced: Wednesday, May 3, 2017. Notification of accepted entries will be emailed to all entrants.
Delivery for Tier 2 judging: Noon to 7:00PM, Tuesday, May 9, and Wednesday, May 10, 2017.
Results posted: Saturday, June 3. Results will be emailed.
Exhibit dates: June 2-July 4, 2017
Exhibit pick-up date: Thursday, July 6.
For details, please see the Entry Information.

Entry Information
State Rules
Local Rules

The Fine Print

The Exhibition of Fine Art is open to all living artists, 18 and older. Artwork must be original and completed within the last two years, and be executed and owned by the entering artist.

The processing fee is $20 per entry. Processing fees are non-refundable.

You may enter up to two entries per class, and enter as many classes as you like.

The Exhibition of Fine Art is a two-tier, juried show. First, you enter a digital image or images of your 2D or 3D artwork. Judges determine which works will advance to Tier 2 judging, which is done on-site.

Yes. If you would like to sell your artwork, indicate the price during the entry registration process. If you do not want to sell, leave the price field blank. Listing a sale price authorizes the Fair to give your phone number to interested buyers. The sales transaction is strictly between the artist and prospective buyers; the Fair has absolutely no involvement beyond giving buyers your contact information. Additional details about selling your work is in the General Information brochure.

Yes! Plein Air Painting and Small Image will return in 2017. Please see our Contests section for more information. The contest information will be posted by the end of February.

Get in touch online or call us at (858) 792-4207.

San Diego County Fair at the Del Mar Fairgrounds