Fine Arts Competition

Virtual competition for 2021!

This will be a virtual competition for 2021. The competition is intended to encourage artists to participate in the Festival with their entries featuring sheep- or wool-related subjects. All entries must be related to these subjects.

This competition is open to ALL artists. Artists are limited to two entries per class. All artwork must have been completed since the 2019 festival. The same exhibitor can only win the Best of Show prize for three consecutive years.

Looking for competition results? Go to our 2021 Virtual Competition Results page!

Adult Division

Classes

  • 1.  Oil
  • 2.  Watercolor
  • 3.  Pastel
  • 4.  Acrylic
  • 5.  Graphics (charcoal, pencil, pen & ink, block printing, etc.)
  • 6.  Miscellaneous (tapestry, sculpture, etc.)

Prizes

  • 1st    $20
  • 2nd   $15
  • 3rd    $10
  • 4th    $  5
  • Best of Show:  $100
  • Reserve:  $50
  • Best Maryland Resident Entry:  $50

Junior Division (age 16 years and under)

Classes

  • 7.  Oil
  • 8.  Watercolor
  • 9.  Pastel
  • 10.  Acrylic
  • 11.  Graphics (charcoal, pencil, pen & ink, block printing, etc.)
  • 12.  Miscellaneous (tapestry, sculpture, etc.)

Prizes

  • 1st    $12
  • 2nd   $10
  • 3rd    $  7
  • 4th    $  4
  • Best of Show:  $35
  • Reserve:  $20
  • Best Maryland Resident Jr. Entry:  $20

How to Enter

Please submit a digital image of your artwork at https://sheepandwool.wufoo.com/forms/fine-arts-entry-form/. Images must be at least 2,000 pixels wide and should show nothing but the artwork, e.g., no matting or framing. Files must be in .jpeg or .jpg format. File size must be under 20MB.

Entries must be received by 5:00 p.m. EDT on Saturday, April 17.

For more information, email .

 

Proposals for 2022 Fiber Arts Seminars now being accepted

We are now accepting proposals for fiber arts seminars to be held in conjunction with the 49th Annual Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival, which will take place in person on May 7 & 8, 2022 in West Friendship, Maryland. Many seminars will be held Wednesday-Friday of the week leading up to the festival; all seminars will be held in person. The Fiber Arts Seminar Committee invites instructors from every heritage, culture, belief system, and lifestyle to submit a proposal.

Submit your proposal(s) here.

The deadline to submit a proposal is July 15.…

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