Lone Star Nature Art Competition & Exhibition Official Rules


The Lone Star Nature Art Competition is back! Presented by Texas Discovery Gardens at Fair Park, this competition and exhibition features the work of artists from across the great state of Texas.  Artists of skill-sets are encouraged to enter original Texas-related art in categories including:

  • Painting

  • Sculpture

  • Photography

  • Mixed Media

  • Drawing


  • This competition is open to artists of all skill levels 18 years of age or older.

  • Your art must be your own original concept and not a copy of copyrighted material. (If your submission infringes upon another's copyright it will be disqualified.)


  • Entrants must complete the Lone Star Nature Art Show Entry Form. Entrant must complete one form per piece.

  • A high resolution (300 dpi or higher) digital image of the art piece must be uploaded with the form. If the submission is 3-D (i.e. sculptures and wood carvings) at least four (300 dpi or higher) digital images must be submitted -- front, back, right side , and left side.

  • Entrant will provide a statement containing the story and inspiration behind the design and its content, must be turned in with the form.

  • Entrants may submit up to 5 pieces.

  • $25 Registration Fee per entry.

  • Entrant must complete one submission form per entry.


Winners, runner ups, and other entrants invited to exhibit their work, will receive delivery and pick-up instructions from a Texas Discovery Gardens representative after the winners have been notified. Please note that there is no need to bring any physical pieces to Texas Discovery Gardens until you are invited to exhibit your work. 

The Lone Star Nature Art Exhibition will be displayed at Texas Discovery Gardens throughout the State Fair of Texas, September 27 - October 20, 2019. 


Judges representing and picked by Texas Discovery Gardens, including Discovery Gallery Curator Brenda McKinney, will choose winners and runner-ups. Winners will be in-person by our judges once all artwork is received. The announcements will be made once the judges have reached a decision.  

1st place, 2nd place, 3rd place, and Honorable Mention ribbons will be awarded to the top entries. Best of Show will receive a $500 Grand Prize.


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