Fanciful Visions – January 2023

Fanciful Visions 2023

Do you wake up having dreamed of places and adventures that seem so real but are just out of reach? Create the future you see in a brand-new art competition at the Elk Grove Fine Arts Center. Fanciful Visions is your concept of what awaits us in the millennia to come.

Open your mind to the surreal, the fantastical, the magical, or the macabre, as we explore the stuff of dreams.

Entry Information and Requirements

All artwork must be original fine art, available for purchase, and ready to hang (dimensions no larger than 40×40 including frame).

Entry Fee: $15 for member artists / $20 non-members. The Center handles all sales and retains a 40% commission.

AWARDS will be given for Best of Show ($100), 1st Place ($75), and 2nd Place ($50)

Download the PROSPECTUS for a full list of entry conditions.

Important Dates

Exhibition: January 7-26, 2023, with a First Saturday Opening Reception on January 7 from 4-7PM.

Entry Deadline is December 16, 2022, and artists will be notified by December 21 via email of their application status. Accepted artwork must be delivered to the Center on December 29 or 30, 2022.

Art Pickup: January 27 and 28, 2023

About the Judge

Dwight Head began as an illustrator after high school in 1984 when he drew fish, wildflowers, poison ivy, and animal wildlife for California State Parks & Recreation brochures. After two years earning his art degree at Sacramento City College, Head switched to fine art and has shown locally at B. Sakata Garo, Matrix, Sparrow Gallery, and others. Additionally, Head taught a class in African hieroglyphics at the Crocker Art Museum. As a collector of comic books from the 1930s-40s, Head achieves a vintage feel to his piece – which are collected nationally. He admits to creating a bit of shock value to get the viewer to look at all the complex images which are open to many narrative interpretations.