Fine Art Showcase Details

Ours is not a juried show. Please refer to the Saskatchewan Art Showcase General Rules & Guidelines for important rules, entry deadlines, etc. For a full description of this category’s Divisions and Classes, see below.

Key Dates & Ways To Enter

Entry Deadline: July 24, 2023

Drop-Off Dates: July 29 & 30, 2023
3:00 – 7:00 pm, Hall A, Prairieland

Show Dates: August 8-13, 2023
Saskatoon EX, Hall A

Pick-Up Date: August 14, 2023
3:00 – 7:00 pm, Hall A, Prairieland

Or Enter By Mail

Saskatchewan Art Showcase Competition
P.O. Box 6010
Saskatoon, SK  S7K 4E4

Mail entries must be received by Monday, July 24, 2023 and include return postage for return of entries. 

Fine Art Rules & Guidelines

Please be familiar with all of our rules and guidelines before entering the competition. They are as follows:
  1. All works must be wired and ready for hanging. No strings, saw tooth hangers or cardboard hangers will be accepted.

  2. Entries restricted to art produced in the past 3 years, including Display Only pieces.

  3. Entries limited to eight (8) competitive pieces in any combination of classes.

  4. May enter three (3) additional pieces for Display Only.

  5. Pieces entered in Class MC – Multicultural Class and TC – Theme Class must pertain to the subject matter and must be two-dimensional.

  6. The Receiving Committee reserve the right to reject entries not pertaining to size or subject matter in all classes.

  7. All entries must comply with the following:
    – No copying another artist’s or photographer’s work.
    – Must be original artwork.
    – May not have been previously entered in the Saskatchewan Art Showcase Fine Art competition.
    – If it is determined that artwork is a copy it will be moved to ‘display only.’

  8. Size classes:
    Classes 1 – 7, MC & TC – maximum size 42” x 42” including frame.
    Class 8 Sculpture – dimensions no larger than 3’ x 3’ x 3’.

  9. All works submitted must have an identification label affixed to the back upper right-hand corner. Please place sculpture labels on the bottom of the work. All work must be accompanied by a completed entry form.

  10. Division A & B1 only – pieces may be matted or framed.

  11. Division B2, C & D – all mediums, except oil/acrylics must be framed and under glass.

  12. No nudes.

  13. We encourage artists to value their pieces for possible sale to the viewing audience.

  14. If a class/division does not have a minimum of six (6) entries the piece will be re-classified.

Fine Art Divisions

Division A: 10 years & under

Division B1: 11-14 years

Division B2: 15-18 years

Division C: 19 & over beginner artist with less than 5 years experience

Division D: Intermediate artists with 5+ years experience

Division F: First-time entrant (adult only)

Division P: Advanced artist with 10+ years experience

Fine Art Classes

Class 1: Oils/Acrylics

Class 2: Watercolour

Class 3: Pastels/Coloured Pencil or Pen & Ink

Class 4: Graphite/Charcoal

Class 5: Mixed Media

Class 6: Computer Generated/Graphic Art (no photos)

Class 7: Cartoon/Character Design/Manga

Class 8: Sculpture (3-D works only)

Class MC: Multi-cultural – subject matter must pertain to multi-culturalism (ie. Chinese, Ukrainian, Aboriginal, Scottish, etc.). Must be two-dimensional

Display: Maximum of three (3) pieces.

Fine Art ID Label

Please click the label image to download a printable PDF for you to print and attach to the backside of each entry. 

Fine Art Critique

Have your Fine Art entry critiqued to maximize your creative potential. Thursday, August 4, 2022 from 7:00 – 9:00 pm.