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. 

2020 Young Artists Exhibit 


Students in Pre-K through Graduated Seniors and Special Education Students are invited to enter their art in the 53rd annual Pembroke Arts Festival's juried Young Artists show.  It is held under the tent on the Center Green, right in the middle of the action!  The exhibit is sponsored by the Bridgewater Savings Bank.

Submit Your Work


53rd Annual Pembroke Arts Festival

Call for Young Artists Artwork!!

Pre-Kindergarten through Graduated Seniors

and Special Education Category to age 22

Enter up to two pieces of art to be displayed August 8th & 9th in the tent on the Center Green. 

There is no entry fee for Young Artists. 

Red Carpet Award Ceremony for Young Artists will be held in the tent Friday, Aug.7th, 2019 at 6:30 pm. 

Many prizes will be awarded by grade categories for

creative art.

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


Certificates for all! $100 prize for Young Artists BEST IN SHOW!

All  2D Artwork must be securely wired! A base is preferred for 3D work.  Size may not exceed 18x24 ".

Entries may be dropped off at the Pembroke Public Library

July 15th to Friday July 31st.

(Late entries may be hung in the show but will not be juried or included in the program after Judging has taken place)

Contact Christine with questions concerning late entries

All Artwork Must Be Picked Up at the end of the Festival between 4:00 to 5:00 pm in the tent on

Sunday, August 9th. (No early pick-ups!)

Please visit for further information. You may contact Penny Winn 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.  There is no fee.  Please keep in mind that, due to space limitations, a maximum of 180 entries will be accepted.  Pieces that do not meet the "specification for submissions" listed below will not be accepted.

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 and several Honorable Mentions.  All entrants will be given a Certificate of Participation. 

Specifications for submission

ENTRIES may be left at the Pembroke Center Library from Monday, dates to come, during normal library hours.

  • For your convenience, blank entry forms will be organized by grade in log books available to the left of the main desk.

  • Please be ready to complete two entry forms for each entry, with your FULL NAME, name of SCHOOL, GRADE you completed the work, and the TITLE of your piece. You must then attach one form to the reverse side of the corresponding piece, and the other stays in the log book with your PHONE # for our records.  

  • 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. 

  • All artwork must be PICKED-UP on Sunday, August 9, 4–5:00 pm in the tent at the close of the festival. We have no place to store the artwork, so be sure you pick it up right after the show.  Artwork may not be picked up before the end of the show.


Showing and Judging

  • Artwork will be displayed for public viewing at the Pembroke Arts Festival, located under the tent at Pembroke's Center Green, during the weekend of August 8th & 9th, 2019. 

  • Awards will be presented in the tent on Friday, August 7th at 6:30 pm.

  • The Young Artists Best of Show prize will be awarded the same evening in the tent, and also acknowledged at the Artists Reception in the Pembroke Community Center at 8:00 pm.

  • JUDGING will take place at the beginning of August. 


Picking Up Work

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

  • All Exhibited work should be claimed between 4-5:00pm on Sunday, August 9th.

  • Any work not picked up by 5pm on August 9th may be stored for a short time at the Pembroke Public Library and might be available for pick up there during normal library hours for a maximum of 1 week. The Festival Committee is not responsible for any artwork not picked up at the end of the Festival on Sunday evening.

Please visit the Pembroke Arts Festival Young Artists Program Facebook Page for current information. You may email Penny Winn at with questions about volunteering, opportunities to sponsor Young Artists prizes, or info about entering.

2019 Awards

The Pembroke Arts Festival is pleased to once again be awarding more than $3,000 in prizes at our 52nd 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 – $100

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. 


Erin O’Donnell has earned a B.F.A. at UMass Dartmouth and M.A.T. at Bridgewater State University. She teaches studio arts at North Quincy High School.  Erin is a fine art photographer who primarily uses film with her toy camera. She has had her work shown from the South Shore to Somerville, MA. She was awarded Pembroke Photographer Prize in Pembroke Arts Festival and First Prize in the 49th Annual Juried Art Show at Plymouth Center for the Arts.

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