Fine Arts Competition
New location for 2022 – Main Exhibition Annex
This art competition is intended to encourage artists to participate in the Festival with their entries featuring sheep- or wool-related subjects. The competition is open to ALL artists. Size limitation is a maximum of 48 inches in any direction, including frame. All entries must be suitably framed and equipped for hanging with D-rings and picture wire. Absolutely no sawtooth hangers.
Artists are eligible to enter two pieces of work in every class. The same exhibitor can only win the Best of Show prize for three consecutive years.
- 1. Oil
- 2. Watercolor
- 3. Pastel
- 4. Acrylic
- 5. Graphics (charcoal, pencil, pen & ink, block printing, etc.)
- 6. Miscellaneous (tapestry, sculpture, etc.)
- 1st $20
- 2nd $15
- 3rd $10
- 4th $ 5
- Best of Show: $100
- Reserve: $50
- Best Maryland Resident Entry: $50
Junior Division (ages 16 years and under as of January 1)
- 7. Oil
- 8. Watercolor
- 9. Pastel
- 10. Acrylic
- 11. Graphics (charcoal, pencil, pen & ink, block printing, etc.)
- 12. Miscellaneous (tapestry, sculpture, etc.)
- 1st $12
- 2nd $10
- 3rd $ 7
- 4th $ 4
- Best of Show: $35
- Reserve: $20
- Best Maryland Resident Junior Entry: $20
How to Enter
Entries are to be delivered to the Main Exhibition Annex on Friday, May 6, between 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. All items must be submitted in person and claimed on Sunday by the person submitting them. Judging will be at 5:00 p.m. on Friday. All work must remain throughout the Festival and will not be released before 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 8, and must be claimed by 5:30 p.m. that evening.
Any pieces not picked up become the property of the Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival. The Festival Committee assumes no responsibility for damage or loss of entries, but will make every effort to display and care for all the art pieces entered.
There is no entry fee.