Call for Artists: Art at the Classic

Are you interested in showcasing your artwork at Art at the Classic, a top-ranked equine and western art show? Held during the Draft Horse Classic at the Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley, this world-class art show features more than 120 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.

This juried show is open to all artists over 18 years of age whose work reflects a western way of life and includes any equine subject, western landscape 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. Artwork must be for sale.   

If you are interested in participating in this show, applications are now available here. The deadline to apply is June 1, 2016.  If you have questions, you can contact Judy Vargas, Director of Art at the Classic, at .

Art at the Classic is part of the four-day Draft Horse Classic, September 22 – 25, at the Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley.

Artwork by Cheryl Caldwell

Art at the Classic (baby Clydes)

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Call for Artists: Art at the Classic

Applications for artists interested in participating in Art at the Classic at the Draft Horse Classic are now on our website.

Held during the four days of the Draft Horse Classic, this world-class equine and western art show features more than 100 works by painters, sculptors, photographers and other fine artists.   The artists selected for the show compete for awards like Best Draft Horse Theme, Best of Show, and a People’s Choice Award.  Additionally, the artist for the 2015 Draft Horse Classic poster is chosen from this this talented group of individuals.

We look forward to showcasing your artwork at the 2014 Draft Horse Classic.



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