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Amateur Art

(am’ ǝ choor’ ärt): Artwork that is created for pleasure rather than payment

About the Department Do you paint like Picasso but nobody knows it? Do you draw like DaVinci but haven’t had a chance to show it? The Ventura County Fair is just the right place for you and your artwork! Creating your artwork is great fun but sharing it with your neighbors and friends is what makes your creation come alive! You might even win first place! The Amateur Art department is located in the Home Arts building where we have had the pleasure of hanging some of the finest creations from artists all over Ventura County. Showing at the Fair is often a stepping-stone for artists who have never shown their art before, and go on to show their work in shows and galleries.

You can enter drawings in any medium, paintings in oil, acrylic, or watercolor, mixed media, and even computer art! The many classes of artwork you can enter include abstract, animals, birds, insects, figure, portraits, flowers, trees, landscapes, still life, structures, waterscapes, whimsical cartoons, fantasy, and many others!

Entry Dates
Friday, July 22, Saturday, July 23 & Sunday, July 24, 2022
10:00 AM-5:00 PM

Bring Entries to the Home Arts Building 

There is no fee to enter in this Department 

Click here to view Amateur Arts Entry Guide


Valerie Ulmer

Valerie Ulmer is the Superintendent of the Amateur Art Department, a part of the Home Arts Department.She has been a Fair volunteer for 33 years.


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