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, September 21 – 23, at the Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley, this equine and western art show features impressive works of art in a dozen categories and more than 100 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. Artists are encouraged to participate by entering artwork in the show and purchasing booth space at the show.  

The juried show is open to all artists over 18 years old whose work reflects a western way of life and includes any equine subject, work on the land, western landscape, animals 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. New this year, we’ve added a “Western Lifestyle” class that includes furniture, horse gear, ironwork, leather craft and silver smithing. All artwork must be for sale.

If you are interested in participating in this show by entering artwork in the show and/or purchasing booth space at the show, applications are available at Or if you have questions, contact Judy Vargas, Director of Art at the Classic, at The deadline to apply is June 15, 2018.

Art at the Classic is part of the three-day Draft Horse Classic and Harvest Fair, September 21 – 23, at the Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley. For more information, visit or call (530) 273-6217.