21st Fall Art Show and Appraisal Fair

October 20–22, 2017

Civic Center Plaza, 245 E. Bonita Ave., San Dimas, CA [map]

The Festival of Arts presents a fine art show along with the ever popular Appraisal Fair. Both events will be held at Civic Center Plaza – it’s where the arts and antiques merge together to create one exciting family and collector event! This show is open to all photographers, painters and sculptors.

CALL FOR ARTISTS:

Entry Form (PDF)

Photographers Download Artist Information (PDF)

Painters & Sculptors – Download Artist Information (PDF)

 

41st Annual Fine Art Show

California Images & History

April 28-30, 2017

Civic Center Plaza, 245 E. Bonita Ave., San Dimas, CA [map]

VIEW PHOTO ALBUM from this Exhibition on Flickr (opens in new tab)

Since the inception of the new theme, California Images & History, the San Dimas Festival of Arts has sought to bring innovative ideas to the forefront of the art festival season. The California Images & History theme is demonstrated by 30 artists who portray the vast diversity of the state with art that exemplifies the splendors of the coast, vast mountain ranges, and flourishing wine country. More details on the 41st Annual Fine Art Show page including a list of exhibiting artists.

 

40th Annual Fine Art Show

California Images & History

April 22–24, 2016

VIEW PHOTO ALBUM from this Exhibition on Flickr.

Celebrating 40 years, the San Dimas Festival of Arts presented California Images & History to an enthusiastic audience.

More details on the 40th Annual Fine Art Show page including a list of exhibiting artists.

2016 Spirit of the West

Martin Grelle

Reverence by Martin GrelleOn April 23, 2016, Martin Grelle, one of the top western artists in the country, was honored by the Festival of Arts 2016 with their Spirit of the West award.

Martin’s relationship with the Festival began in 1977 when he exhibited his work in the first seven years of their western themed shows. Therefore, it is a fitting tribute that after 33 years, the Festival celebrates their 40th Anniversary with Martin Grelle from a fledgling artist to his brilliant rise in the art world.

The Spirit of the West award was presented by Congressman David Dreier during the Awards Diner. Earlier in the day, Grelle acted as a judge for the show and also entertained us with a lecture on his work.

Martin Grelle is a listed artist with work selling in some of the top auction houses and galleries around the country. His work captures the spirit, beauty, and vastness of the West in his historically accurate, compelling images. His art portrays the diverse cultures of the American West with sensitivit, but it is his thorough research and experience as a horseman that sets his work above the rest. Full story...