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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
2024 Young Artists Exhibit 


Students in Pre-K through Graduated Seniors and Special Education Students are invited to enter their art in the 57th 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. Prizes are sponsored by Bluestone Bank and Frame Center.

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Submission Info for 2023 To Come
Submit Your Work

57th 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 2024 will be accepted July 1-10  on Smarter Entry

Note - If you missed the submission deadline on Smarter Entry, Young Artists may still enter the competition by bring your work to Pembroke Community Center on the dates below

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.


The 57th Annual Pembroke Arts Festival will resume as a physical event this year at the Pembroke Community Center in Pembroke MA!  Submissions will be online and should not show a frame with the submitted image.  Up to two pieces of artwork will be received at the Pembroke Community Center on two dates, 8/1 from 6-8:00 pm and 8/3 from 9-11:30 am.  Artwork must be framed and wired, or have a stand for 3D work. 

IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT DELIVERING YOUR WORK:  Exceptions will be made to framing requirements as long as edges are finished (such as gallery-wrapped canvasses) and work is securely wired.  No tape!

Artists must make arrangements to pick up displayed artwork between 4-5:00 on Sunday 8/11, as there are no storage facilities available.  The PAF Committee will not be able to receive mailed entries.

Young Artists from any location may enter online up to two pieces of artwork.  Any combination of Photography and Fine Art is accepted.  Pre-K through Graduated Seniors and Special Education Artists up to Age 22 are eligible to enter.


The Pembroke Arts Festival will display all appropriate entries.  They will be juried for prizes, which will include a $100 Best in Show.  Award winners will be notified by Monday 8/5/24 and will be invited to an Awards Ceremony on Friday 8/9 from 6-7:00 pm. 

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. 

To help facilitate receiving your art by our volunteers use the link below for the art submission form. Feel free to download the form and complete it at home before you bring your art to us. The form lets you submit 1,2, or 3 pieces of already accepted art as well as any additional art you would like to submit. Print more copies if you are submitting more art pieces.

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.

2024 Awards

The Pembroke Arts Festival is pleased to be awarding many prizes at our 56th 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.  

Young Artist Juror

2024 Pembroke Arts Festival Young Artist Juror

      Jody is an artist and a recently retired middle school math teacher. She thrives on the intense thinking involved in drawing, painting, and teaching.  She loves drawing and painting on location in Boston, along the beautiful southern New England coast, and on Monhegan Island, Maine where she spends time each summer. Jody came to painting and teaching Math after a twenty-two-year career as a software engineer.


      Jody paints in a variety of media including oil, watercolor, acrylic, and gouache.  In October of 2017 Jody made a commitment to draw or paint every day.  She has continued this practice every day since, and relishes the connection of heart, head and hand that making art provides.   Her daily work can be seen on her Instagram account, @jodypaints.

      Jody’s paintings are exhibited locally and nationally.  She is an artist member of the Academic Artists’ Association, an Associate Artist member of the Lyme Art Association, local art associations, and a member of the 10-woman challenge group Girls Just Wanna Paint, whose work is posted monthly on their self-titled blog.

      You can see Jody's work, including her daily paintings, on her blog, Jody Regan Paints, her website , and on her Instagram Jodypaints.


      Her work was published by North Light Books “Creative Freedom – 52 Art Ideas, Projects and Exercises to Overcome Your Creative Block”, edited by Maggie Price, 2013.  Jody was one of twelve artists chosen to illustrate the 2023 winners of the Boston in 100 Words contest.


Jody Regan

See the 2021 Young Artist Exhibit
See the 2020 Young Artist Exhibit
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