Student Art Contest.

Countdown to the AUGUST 2021 Festival:








Join Us!

August 14, 2021
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

August 15, 2021:
11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Looking forward to 2021 and the containment of the Corona Virus; we have planned our Festival to take place on August 14 and 15. It will be located on the beautiful historic grounds of the Spotsylvania Courthouse where there will be more than enough space for social distancing, as we are expanding onto the adjacent lawns of the new Courthouse. We will, of course, follow the current guidelines regarding the safety and well-being of our Exhibitors and Shoppers. PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDARS as you don’t want to miss these events.

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, 2021 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.