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 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.