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 Online 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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54th 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 2021 will be accepted from Friday, June 18th through July 9th on

Enter up to two pieces of art, all of which will be displayed in our Online Gallery.  They do not have to be framed unless chosen as top Award Winners.  The pieces that win certain awards will be displayed in the Meeting Room of the Pembroke Library during the month of September 2021, and those will need to be framed.

For the online entries this year there will be a fee of $2.00 per piece for Young Artists, with 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!

If chosen for the Award Exhibit 2D Artwork must be securely wired! A base is preferred for 3D work.  Size may not exceed 18x24 ".

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 on the Smarter Entry website.

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

Artwork to be displayed in the Young Artists Online Gallery does not have to be framed. 

Works chosen for the Awards Exhibit must be framed, and follow the requirements below.

  • 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

  • Work will be exhibited in an Online Gallery, and Young Artists top Award Winners' artwork will also be exhibited at the Pembroke Library in September 2021.  Jurying will be done virtually through the Smarter Entry website.


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.

Submissions are Closed
Thanks for Entering!
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.  


2021 Pembroke Arts Festival Young Artist Juror

Sharon Pierce

Sharon is a 3 D multimedia artist who lives and teaches in Quincy MA. Her works are created in a way that a viewer is drawn to look inside the piece through a narrow opening and be transported to another place, essentially leaving their surroundings to “enter” and experience the art in a more personal way. The interiors use light, color, and shadow to create other worlds that could be both familiar and strange at the same time. Does a viewer become a part of the piece or act as a voyeur?

Pierce’s work has been shown both locally and nationally. She has continued to teach at all levels and loves exploring and working with other artists.