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Participate in the Pembroke Arts Festival's Juried Art Show





About the Juried Art Show 


We invite you to submit your artwork to our 53rd annual juried art show.  This is the cornerstone of the Pembroke Arts Festival, and typically every year hundreds of visitors come to the Pembroke Rec Center to view the amazing diversity of pieces on display.


This year we will have an online gallery, with submissions and jurying being conducted through Smarter Entry.  The Pembroke Arts Festival may be Virtual this year but there are many Real Prizes, thanks to our sponsors!  SUBMISSION DEADLINE IS SUNDAY, AUGUST 2nd!

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2020 Festival Memorial Awards


Delores Quill Memorial Award for Current Events in Art

Award - $100

Sponsored by:

Ed Quill

With other wives, Delores Quill joined with the directors in 1968 in the very first Arts Festival, assisting them in the preparations for the proposed three-day event. She helped line up volunteers to pass out programs and to man the raffle and donation bowls. She assisted in setting up the art exhibits in the two tents, labeling, and making sure the artists got their works returned. She helped in numerous other behind-the-scenes activities that made the first festival memorable and worth doing annually. She continued in these activities for several subsequent years.


Dave Litchfield Memorial Award

for Design

Award - $100

Sponsored by:

Don Mauch


James "Tiny" Brown
Memorial Award for Innovation in Art

Award - $100

Sponsored by:

Tiny & Sons Auto Glass

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Brooks Kelly Memorial Award

for Creativity

Award - $100

Sponsored by:

Anne S. Kelly


Carol M. Sullivan Memorial Award

for Watercolor Landscape

Award - $100

Sponsored by:

Andrew Sullivan
The Protectowire Company, Inc.

Veterans Memorial Award 

Award - $100

Sponsored by:Arthur Briggs Church Post 143

American Legion

Submit Your Work


Specifications for submission

Please ensure that your piece or pieces meet the following guidelines:

Submission Deadline:  August 2nd. 2020

  • All entries must be the original work of the artist, must have been created within the last Four Years, and may not have been previously exhibited in the Pembroke Arts Festival.

  • There is a $12.00 non-refundable fee per entry and there is no limit on the number of entries.

  • Flat work must be FRAMED, WIRED AND READY FOR HANGING—NO GLASS CLIPS. Outside dimensions not larger than 45"x45". Waived for 2020 with the exception of top award winners that will be displayed in a venue TBD.

  • We reserve the right to reject any work considered unsafe or inappropriate. Sculpture and 3-D entries must be accompanied by their own pedestal.

  • Fiber Arts entries must be ready to hang or otherwise display.

  • There will be a 30% commission on all sales made at the Festival.

  • The Festival is normally held at the Pembroke Rec Center, and outdoors under a tent. All possible care is taken and security is provided, however, the Pembroke Arts Festival will not be held responsible for loss or damage to any work.  In 2020 accepted work will be displayed in an online gallery and does not need to be framed unless chosen as a top award winner.  An exhibit of chosen works will be mounted as circumstances allow.



Instructions for online submissions to the juried art show through the Smarter Entry website.


Children's Show

Please note that the above information is in regards to our juried art show.  If you have children or Special Education entrants who are interested in submitting work, please see our Young Artists page.

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