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El Dorado County Fair - Art Exhibit

Entries for this year's El Dorado County Fair are now open!
We encourage you all to enter your art in the fair.
Call to Artists will Open April 15

To enter the fair, go to

Guidelines for Fine Arts Entries and the Plein Air Event Entry form may be found here:

2024 Entry forms are due by May 22, 4 pm

Placerville Arts Association has a written set of instructions to help you take it from there.  

2023 County Fair information >>


This year's El Dorado County Fair Theme is "Barrows, Boots and Bling".  The fair will run from June 13 - 16, 2024.  Once again this year, Placerville Arts Association members, Lynell Phillips and Fab Sowa Dobkowski will act as Department Heads for Fine Arts and Photography.  Good news for 3-D artists, your entries will be exhibited with Fine Arts and Photography in the Organ Pavilion.  Entry deadline is May 22, 2024 at 4 PM. Last year over 18,000 people attended the fair and this is a great opportunity to show your art to a large audience.
Volunteers Needed: If you would like to volunteer to assist with setting up and/or staffing the Fine Art and Photography exhibits, please email us at
Placerville Arts Association sponsors a special "Spirit of the Sierra Award" in both the youth and adult divisions in Fine Arts and Photography given to the works that most embodies the sierra spirit.  

Plein Air Painting

at the Fair on

Friday, June 14th

Come to the Fair and capture the fun and excitement of fair time on your canvas!

Check in at the Fine Arts Dept, in the Organ room,

Friday, June 14th from 12 - 2 with blank surface to be stamped by staff. Artwork due back by 6 pm for judging Artwork to be displayed through Fair.

The Plein Air Painting event will take place on Friday, June 14 from Noon to 6 pm.  Check in for the Plein Air event is Friday, June 14 from Noon - 2 pm at the organ room. 


Entry forms are due Wednesday May 22 by 4:00 pm to receive free fair admission with your entry or at noon on June 14 at the check in. Registration on June 14 does not include entry to the fair. 


The award for this event is $100 but at least five artists must register for the event for the award to be granted.

See complete rules and entry form in the fair entry guide:

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