California 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, 2020.

How to Enter

Competition Dates

The 2020 CA State Fair & Food Festival has been cancelled, including our events and competitions, due to safety concerns regarding COVID-19.

We are planning to make the 2021 CA State Fair & Food Festival the best one yet and we hope that you’ll enter next year’s competition! The 2021 competition dates will be announced later. Please check back soon.

2021 Dates Details
TBA Entries Open registration online
TBA Entries Close online 6:00pm & entry fees must be paid & upload image
TBA Accepted artwork announcement
TBA Artist’s statements due by email
TBA Hand deliver accepted artworks, accepted entry form, & artist resume, Expo Center building #7, 9 am – 5 pm
TBA Shipped artworks, accepted entry form, & artist resume, due 5:00 pm
TBA Exhibition Opens
TBA Judge’s Art Walk begins at 11:30 am
TBA Awards ceremony in Expo Center building #7
TBA Exhibition Closes
TBA Pick up artworks & awards, Expo center building #7, 9 am – 5 pm
TBA Shipped artworks packed and returned following this date

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