Student Art Contest.

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April 10 – 11, 2021

August 14 – 15, 2021

Saturdays: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Sundays: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Countdown to the 2021 Festival:








As the global pandemic is still sparking cancellations of large public gatherings we decided that we must cancel the 2020 Spotsy Arts Festival for the safety of everyone. The good news is that in 2021 we will host two Art Festivals! The first festival will be on April 10th and 11th and the second festival will be on August 14th and 15th. Please mark your calendars as we know you will want to see your favorite artists and artisans at both Festivals.

Contest Information:

Open to Spotsylvania County Students.

Winners in each category will be featured at the Spotsy Arts Festival where they will be judged and eligible for prizes.

The Winning Art will be featured on the Spotsy Arts Festival website.

Criteria For All Art:

Must be original.

Must reflect a subject in Spotsylvania County.

Student must be enrolled in a Spotsylvania County School.


Elementary School

Middle School

High School

Theme: In My County.

This can be a person, place, thing, or emotion.


Drawing, Painting, Printing, Collage.


First Place:


Second Place:


Third Place:


Submission Instructions:

Digital copies of your submission(s), maximum of three per artist, must be submitted by May 30, 2020 and must include your name, school, name of submission and what it’s based on.

Submit to:

Meet the Judge:

Ginny Martineau, Freedom Arts owner, is a collage artist and Spotsylvania native. As a child, she loved exploring her creativity by drawing and writing short stories. She has worked with many different mediums like pencil, charcoal, polymer clay, oil paint and watercolor, however, collage art has been her favorite method for artistic expression. Ginny feels that a limitless range of emotions and experiences can be conveyed through the juxtaposition of different images, colors and textures that wouldn’t often be seen together. She gains her inspiration for her works by paging through old books and magazines, most of which have been donated by family and friends and purchases made in thrift shops and antique stores. The images used for her collage pieces are extracted with exact-o knives, scissors and by tearing pages.