Offering a chance at fine art fair inclusion for only $35. Normal art fairs can cost thousands of dollars for inclusion. We offer a more inclusive approach, allowing ANYONE to be officially fine.

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Specto is excited to announce our Portfolio Prize 2019! This prize offers artists a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to show their work at a world class fine arts fair, Superfine! DC!

Specto believes every artist should have the opportunity to have their work put in front of the right audiences, without the costs normally associated with such endeavors! Specto offers risk free options for emerging artists to show their art in a meaningful setting.

Specto takes the risk out of selling your work.

FINAL DEADLINE: August 18th, 11:59PM

Entry Fees:

$35 - 10 entries

Maximum 15 works Per Artist

Media Accepted:

  • Photography

  • Digital Art

  • Graphic Design

  • “Scanography”

  • Phoneography

  • “Traditional Media” (painting, drawing, illustration, etc)

  • Printmaking

  • Sculpture

  • Mixed Media/Collage

  • Something we forgot? We’d accept it!

  • New things that blow our minds! 

Anything we can print on our printers or display digitally will be considered!


File Specifications:

If applying on our website, please format your entry files in the following manner:

  • Filenames: Lastname_Firstname1.jpg, Lastname_Firstname2.jpg, etc. 

  • JPG, TIFF, PDF, PNG Accepted


YOUR WORK at Superfine! DC 2019 - DC’s Fine Art Fair!


Grand Prize winners receive: $500 + a 36”x36” square on our wall at Superfine! DC 2019!

Specto will help you decide what to put in the square, how you want to present, and how to pitch yourself to new audiences.

Grand Prize winners also receive a limited edition print run of their work, which specto will print and package at no cost to you, for sale during the fair.

Artists are welcome to attend Superfine! DC 2019, artists who wish to attend will be assigned booth hours during which they will be a representative of their work, and Specto, for whatever period of time they would like to attend.

Honorable Mention Winners - four artists are juried into a collection of prints which will be available in our booth in a print rack. For artists working with works they would not like to sell prints of, there is the option for honorable mention award winners to sell one original piece less than 24 inches in the largest direction.

Click here to check out our past winners!

Click here to check out our past winners!

Additional Information

Notification of Acceptance:

14 - 21 Days after Deadline

Specto will notify all artists 10-14 days after deadline of the results of their application. Accepted artists will have 7 days to provide print ready files, after that point waitlisted artists will be substituted in. Specto will help with this process, so if you have any questions or concerns please don't hesitate to ask!


Artists will always retain copyright of their works. We will use your work in promotional materials to advertise for shows you're involved in, but only with your permission. Specto will never print, distribute, or sell your work without your consent. We also don't utilize clauses to require you to not show your work again for a certain amount of time or anything tricky like that. Remember, we're artists too, so we will always treat your work how we would want someone to treat ours. 


All sales at Specto will include a 35% commission, which means 35% of the sale price will go to Specto with 65% going to the artist. The environment at Superfine! DC 2019 is to SELL SELL SELL, we hope to leave without taking much back home!


Artists will be expected to ship their artwork to Specto by October 14th, 2019. Artists are required to ship works in boxes that are sturdy and can be reused for shipment back, if necessary. Artists are expected to furnish self-addressed pre-paid postage labels for all return shipment. Specto can help you generate these after the finalization of sales, to save you money.

Specto requires artworks to be shipped with insurance provided.

Find any of this confusing?

It can be a little daunting at first, and we totally understand that. Please don't hesitate to contact us! No question is a dumb question, everyone has to start somewhere!