Children from Pre-K through Graduated Seniors
as well as 
Special Education Students
up to age 22
are invited to showcase their creativity by participating 
in the
Young Artists Exhibit. 

Leadership Sponsor of the Young Artist Exhibit
2021 Young Artists Exhibit 


Students in Pre-K through Graduated Seniors and Special Education Students are invited to enter their art in the 54th Annual Pembroke Arts Festival's Young Artists Exhibit.  It is normally held under the tent on the Center Green, right in the middle of the action, but this year works will be displayed in our Online Gallery!  Prizes are sponsored by Bluestone Bank and Frame Center.

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55th Annual Pembroke Arts Festival

Call for Young Artists Artwork!!

Pre-Kindergarten through Graduated Seniors

and Special Education Category to age 22

Submission Deadline:  Submissions for 2022 will be accepted in early Summer.  Stay tuned. 

Enter up to two pieces of art, all of which will be displayed in our Young Artists Gallery. 

Artwork must be framed and securely wired! (No tape please!)  

A base is preferred for 3D work.  Size may not exceed 18x24 ".

Young Artists may enter a maximum of two pieces. 

Many prizes will be awarded by grade categories for

creative art.

3 Prizes for Photography will be awarded without consideration of grade level. 


Cash Prize for Young Artists BEST IN SHOW!

You may contact Penny Winn ( or Mary Gilmartin with any questions. 


Contact Mary McDonough for Special Education category.

Young artists may submit either their original artwork and/or original photography. Each student is welcome to enter a maximum of 2 pieces in the combination of their choice. 

Forms may be filled out at the time of submission.

Several prizes will be awarded within grade categories, with a separate category across all grades for Photography. In addition to Young Artists Best of Show there will be First, Second, and Third Prizes, several Honorable Mentions and the Delores Quill Memorial Award. 

Specifications for submission

  • The pieces must be ready for hanging: framed or on stretcher bars with hooks and securely wired on the back. WE CAN NOT ACCEPT ANY PIECES WITH TAPE AND / OR STRING of any kind as THEY DO NOT HOLD UP IN THE HUMIDITY.

  • Size of the artwork is now limited to 18"x24" due to space limitations. 


Showing and Judging

  • Details To Come


Picking Up Work

The Pembroke Arts Festival requires that your work be picked up promptly.  We do not have storage for unclaimed work.

Info for pick up of Award Winner exhibited work to come.

Submission Info for 2022 To Come
2021 Awards

The Pembroke Arts Festival is pleased to be awarding many prizes at our 54th Annual Festival, for our adult entrants as well as Young Artists.  We are always grateful for more award sponsors: if you are interested in helping, please email Christine Sullivan, 

Young Artists Best in Show – $50 Prize


Delores Quill Memorial Award for High School Art - $50 Prize

First, Second and Third Prizes in art for each grade level.

First, Second, and Third Prize for Photography across all grade levels.

Honorable Mention Ribbons

Artwork will be judged on the skills of each grade group, taking into account use of color, line, texture, value and overall composition for 2-D work and use of form and space for 3D entries. 

Originality, creativity and self-expression will also be considered. 

Presentation will also be a factor.




Delores Quill, along with her husband Ed, were part of the team of volunteers

who were instrumental in founding the Pembroke Arts Festival in 1968. 

She also enjoyed working for many years in the Pembroke High School Library.

Her family is honoring Delores's memory by offering a Memorial Award to a

high school student who demonstrates excellence in art.  


2022 Pembroke Arts Festival Young Artist Juror

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