About the 4-H Fine Arts Project

Express your creativity through oils, charcoal, pastels, pencil, ink, acrylics, or watercolor!


Contact the Marion County 4-H office:


Fine Arts Project Resources

Showcasing What You’ve Learned

Project exhibits are submitted for judging at the annual Marion County 4-H Showcase. You may enter as many projects as you want, but consider which of your pieces you are most proud of and want to showcase. Create and exhibit age/grade-appropriate artwork.

Exhibit Guidelines

  • Fine Arts project exhibit guidelines for 4-H members grades 3-12
  • All paintings and drawings must be on canvas, canvas board, or paper.
  • All projects must be framed and prepared for hanging. Canvas art on a wooden frame is considered prepared for hanging provided the frame has a hanger.
  • If multiple pieces make up your exhibit, a photograph of the complete exhibit should be attached so the total exhibit can be displayed.

Forms & Score Cards

  • All arts and crafts entered must have a 4-H Craft Information Card attached.
  • Fine Arts Score Card. Judges evaluating exhibits recognize individual differences and creativity and use the score card as a guide rather than a requirement.

Advancing to the State Fair

  • Yes! Fine arts project exhibits from 4-H members grades 3 and up may advance to the State Fair.

Cloverbuds (Grades K-2)


  • Cloverbud 4-H members can create and enter any piece of art or craft, with a limit of four entries total in any of the categories.
  • Cloverbud projects are for exhibition only (not judged), so there are no scorecards, and exhibits are not eligible to advance to the State Fair.