Fine Art

Artist painting

With entries ranging from intricate digital composition to beautiful paintings and sculptures, attend one of the largest judged art shows in the Golden State.

All fine art photography divisions are listed in the Photography Competition Guide. All accepted work will be displayed in the Fine Art Gallery.

This competition is open to California residents who have reached 18 years of age as of January 1, 2024.

How to Enter

Check the guide for full instructions on how to enter. Guidebooks are updated regularly until June, so make sure to continue checking back!

2024 California Fine Art Competition Guide

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2023 Arts Competition Judges

Delgreta Brown

Fine Art Coordinator

(916) 263-3135

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Competition Dates

Dates Details
March 4, 2024 Entries Open registration online
April 5, 2024 Entries Close online 11:59 pm & entry fees must be paid & upload image
April 26, 2024 Accepted artwork announcement
May 1, 2024 Shipped artworks, accepted entry form, & artist resume, due 4:30 pm
May 31-June 1, 2024 Hand deliver artworks and accepted entry form, Expo Center building #7 between 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
June 24, 2024 Artist’s statements & Artist’s Resume due by email
July 12, 2024 Exhibition Opens. Award results posted online.
July 20-21, 2024 Awards ceremony in Expo Center Building #7
July 28, 2024 Exhibition Closes
August 3, 2024 Pick up artworks & awards, Expo center building #7, 9 am – 5 pm
August 8-15, 2024 Shipped artworks packed and returned following this date

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