Art Competition


Elk Grove Diversity Month showcases the diversity of cultures in our community through dance, dress, music, food, and art.  The 2021 Art Exhibit will be showcases inside the Community Center at District56 on Thursday, August 19th from 4:00pm - 8:00pm.

The Art Competition

The art, which is automatically entered into a competition for ribbons, can be for "Display Only" or “For Sale”.  Any sales will be made after the Show as a private transaction between the buyer and the artist. A maximum of four entries per artist will be permitted.  Of the up to four art pieces that may be submitted by the artist, one of the four can be of a "general" theme.  Art can be in the form of two dimensional art, for example (e.g.), painting, photography, original prints, etcetera (etc) or three dimensional art (e.g. sculpture, glass, mixed media, etc.).  In selecting your submissions for the art show, please remember that the Art Show is a family event – promoting a respect of all cultures.


Elk Grove Artists, including High School Students and Adults.

Fee & Deadline for Entry:

No Fee. Emailed by August 08, 2021. Deadline is firm.

Show Type:

Visual Artwork and 3D Sculpture.


Original oil, acrylics, drawings (pencil, ink, charcoal, pastel, watercolors, sculpture, photography & mixed media. No Gouache Medium, Giclée, or Air Brush.


Ribbons awarded for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, place, Best of Show, and People’s Choice.


Up to Four (4) entries.

Eligible Art:

All work should be original—conceived and created solely by the entering artist. Must specify artwork is “For Sale” or “Display Only”. Due to limited space, first come first served.

Receiving Date:

Thursday, August 19, 1:00pm to 3:00pm At the Community Center at District56, 8230 Civic Center Drive, Elk Grove, CA.  Be sure to label your work and prepare a display card for your pieces with your name and address, title, price and include the same with your jpeg.

Art not selected for the Show:

You will be notified immediately.

Date of Pickup for Show Entries:

Thursday, August 19 at 8:00pm. after the show.
Art not picked up will be set aside for donation fund raising purposes.


All reasonable care will be taken in handling artwork, however our officers and volunteers will not be responsible for loss or damage to paintings or other artwork. We do suggest you carry separate insurance on your artwork.


Frames must be in good condition and paintings must be wired for hanging—no saw tooth hangers. If unframed, the sides must be finished—no staples or ragged edges.  No exceptions.

Size limitations:

Works may be no larger than 36” x 40” on any one side. Three-dimensional pieces are subject to approval. Indicate width and length size of each piece of art:  Example: Width (W)  Length (L)  not to exceed 36” x 40”. 

Application Information:

Each artist is strongly encouraged to submit an artist statement to better introduce the artist to the community.


Ribbons for First Place, Second Place, Third Place, Honorable Mention and People's Choice, will be awarded.

 elk grove artists

For more information, contact the Exhibit Coordinators:

Darrell O'Sullivan 916-598-0891 / [email protected]
Raquel Lujano 916-662-3226 / [email protected] 
or email: [email protected]

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