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
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 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 the Bridgewater Savings Bank.

Submit Your Work


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 in late Spring. Watch for details!

Enter up to two pieces of art to be displayed in an 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 a venue to be determined, 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 Erin O'Donnell 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. 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. 

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, with the exception of top Award Winners.  Award Winners Exhibit info To Be Determined.  Jurying will be done virtually through the Smarter Entry website 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.

2020 Awards

The Pembroke Arts Festival is pleased to be awarding many prizes at our 53rd 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.  


Theresa Hadley is a Ceramicist, Potter, Photographer and Art Teacher from Mattapoisett, MA. She earned her BA in Art and Art History from The University of Massachusetts Boston and her MSAE in Art Education from Massachusetts College of Art and Design. She has taught at several area high schools, including Nantucket, Westport, Scituate and Canton, MA. She has exhibited in Nantucket, MA, at the Cape Cod Cultural Center and at the Deblois Gallery in Middletown, R.I. 

2019 Youth Exhibit


Best in Show Award
Mary Grace Saich

Grade 11

Title: Serenity Of Work

Pre-K to Grade 12 Awards

Committee’s Choice Award
Kate Wesinger

Grade 7

Title: Friends

Pre-K + K

1st - Anneliese Casavant Into the Jungle
2nd - Maddie Shaw Under the Sea
3rd - Grace Stoddard Sunshine

Grades 1-3
1st - Rebecca Curtin A Bale of Turtles
2nd - Aubrey O’Keefe Rosita
3rd - Alex Von Ahrensburg Sly Colors

Grades 4-6
1st - Julia Hawley Spotted Moray Eel
2nd - Jack Peters Alien
3rd - Sarah Curtin Jungle Bird

Photography Awards

1st - Emily Capocelli - 9 - Venice in the Morning Sun
2nd - Abigail Schreiner - 7 - Brant Rock
3rd - Emma Cushing - 8 - Puppy Day Selfie
Special Education

1st - Raghavi - Flowers
2nd - Matt - Yarn Weaving
3rd - Jarod - Trees
Grades 7-9

1st - Charlotte Littlefield Self Portrait
2nd - Kaleigh Murphy EL
3rd - Bridget Rushing Fruit + Candle

Grades 10-12

1st - Lara Federspiel Growth
2nd - Abigail Tully Mango
3rd - Jordan Roy Snow Dance

Honorable Mentions
Stephen Bekhit - 9 - Blue Swan
Freddy Casavant - 3 - A Tiger on the Prowl
Camryn Fitzpatrick - 3 - Us
Luca Gallego - 9 - A Summer’s End
Allison Goff - 4 - Party Pop Time
Robert Kay - 12 - Surprise
Kory Lawson - 9 - Bloomin Steel
Melissa Manning - 8 - Girl with a Pearl Earring
Isabella Marino - 1 - Crystal Lizard
Jordan Roy - 10 - Seeds of Time
Piper Small - 3 - Rainbow Madness
Charlie Tierney - K - My Mansion
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