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 2018 San Diego County Fair Fine Art competitive exhibit.

Entry Information

Entry deadline: The deadline has passed; entries are closed.
Delivery for Tier 2 judging: Noon to 7:00PM, Tuesday, May 8, and Wednesday, May 9, 2018.
Results posted: By Saturday, June 2, 2018. Results will not be emailed.
Exhibit dates: June 1-July 4, 2018
Exhibit pick-up date: Friday, July 6, 2018.

Entry Information has been left online for 2018 entrants and as reference for those who might want to enter in the future.

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Entry Information
State Rules
Local Rules


Results By Last Name
Results By Division
Tier 1 Accepted
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Speakers and Workshops

Talented artists from all over Southern California will share their knowledge in a series of Fine Art demonstrations. To see what’s happening, please see the Fine Art Exhibition page.

The Fine Print

Got questions? Here is more information about how to enter this exhibit.

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 three 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 contact you with interested buyers’ contact information. The sales transaction is strictly between the artist and prospective buyers. Additional details about selling your work is in the Entry Information brochure.

Yes! Plein Air Painting and Miniature Masterpiece (formerly Small Image) will return in 2018. Please see our Contests section for more information.

Kids and teens can enter their individual artwork in Creative Youth. Art teachers can enter students’ work in Best of K-6 Schools (K-6 grade), or in Student Showcase (7th grade through community college).

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

Our Partners

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Bloom N Art Garden Party

Don’t miss our newest event, the Bloom N Art Garden Party, combining the beauty of the Fair’s Flower and Garden Show with the creativity of the Fine Art exhibit and the fun of the Chalk Art Festival.

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
San Diego County Fair at the Del Mar Fairgrounds