Exhibit Departments

Amateur Art

Click here to view 2017 Amateur Fine Arts Winners

(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!


ENTER ONLINE at: www.venturacountyfair.org.

You can still enter if you miss the online entry deadline – just bring your items on entry days.

WHEN TO PICK-UP ENTRIES Items unclaimed on August 14 become the property of the Ventura County Fair and will be disposed.

Street Chalk Art Contest
Timed event.  Artwork will be done on a 24″x 24″ chalkboard supplied by the Ventura County Fair.  Chalk to be supplied by participant.  One person per chalkboard.  A letter of intent or email to homearts@venturacountyfair.org is required.


 The Departments

» Academic Rodeo
» Agriculture
» Amateur Art
» Floriculture
» Gems and Minerals
» Hobbies and Collections
» Home Arts
» Horse Shows
» Large Livestock
» Photography
» Professional Art
» Small Livestock
» Uncle Leo’s Barn
» Youth Expo

Click this link for the

2017 Amateur Art Entry Guide

2017 Adult & Youth Entry Form

Superintendent 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.

Amateur Arts is Presented by Kitchen Craft.