Art at the Classic

Held during the Draft Horse Classic, which draws nearly 20,000 visitors to the Fairgrounds, Art at the Classic is an equine and western art show that features impressive works of art in a dozen categories and more than 100 works by painters, sculptors, photographers and other fine artists.  The show has become one of the premier displays of its kind – attracting both art lovers and horse lovers. Artists are encouraged to participate by entering artwork in the show and purchasing booth space at the show.  

Call for Artists
Are you interested in showcasing your artwork at Art at the Classic? The juried show is open to all artists over 18 years old whose work reflects a western way of life and includes any equine subject, work on the land, western landscape, animals or wildlife. Entries must be artist’s original design, produced in the last three years, and not previously shown in Art at the Classic. Classes include oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastel, pen and ink, graphic and charcoal, colored pencil, photography, sculpture, miniatures, and anything goes. New this year, we’ve added a “Western Lifestyle” class that includes furniture, horse gear, ironwork, leather craft and silver smithing. All artwork must be for sale.

Cash awards and ribbons will be given to First Place in each class and Best of Show.  Ribbons will be awarded for Best Draft Horse Theme, Honorable Mention, and People’s Choice.  The artist for the 2019 Draft Horse Classic poster will also be chosen from submitted artwork. 

If you’re interested in participating in the show, complete the online application below. 

Artist Booth Space

If you’re interested in purchasing booth space at Art at the Classic, complete the online application below. 

If you are unable to complete either application online, and would like an application mailed to you instead, please send a request to  moc.r1534538175iaFyt1534538175nuoCa1534538175daveN1534538175@ofnI1534538175

For questions regarding Art at the Classic, contact Judy at (530) 265-5299 or moc.l1534538175iamg@1534538175sesro1534538175hezno1534538175rb1534538175.

2018 Poster Artist

Congratulations to Yvonne Bonacci, whose artwork “The Wash Rack” was chosen at last year’s Art at the Classic to represent the 2018 Draft Horse Classic. You’ll see Yvonne’s beautiful art on display on this year’s poster, banners, the cover of the Draft Horse program, and on souvenirs. Thank you, Yvonne, for sharing your talent with us.