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.
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.
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.