Teen Art Show Rules

  • ​​Students must live in the City of Fredericksburg, or the counties of Spotsylvania, Stafford, or Westmoreland to enter. 
  • Entries accepted February 21-28, 2017. Bring artwork to the 2nd Floor Desk at the Headquarters Library at 1201 Caroline St., Fredericksburg, VA 22401.
  • All work must be original interpretations by the artist. No copies please.
  • An entrant may submit no more than two pieces. 
  • We cannot use pieces hung at the library in previous years.
  • All work will be accepted contingent on being reviewed by the installation committee. The library reserves the right to refuse any entry. 
  • Images may be used in CRRL promotional material (ie: social media) unless artist indicates otherwise. 
  • While we make every effort to care for your art, the library is not responsible for the damage or loss of any work. 
  • All work must either be framed, painted canvas on stretcher strips, or mounted on foam core and shrink-wrapped (no saran-wrap please).
  • We cannot accept three-dimensional freestanding work. Foam core with acetate or shrink-wrap is the least expensive option.
    • Minimum matted or framed size is 11" x 14".
    • No gallery clips, plastic frames, or picture frames with easel supports/stands.
  • Please bring TWO registration forms for EACH piece of artwork submitted.
  • Please help us label your work correctly by writing as neatly as you can.
  • Artists in each category compete for first place, second place, third place, and honorable mention.

  • Entries are committed until March 29. Work must be picked up March 31 - April 18 from the 2nd Floor Desk, unless you wish to donate your work to LoisAnn's Hope House*.
  • Questions? Please call the Graphics Department at 372-1144 x226.

Artist Linda Warshaw will judge the Grades 11-12 category prior to the opening. Participants in Grades 11-12 will judge the Grades 9-10 category at the opening reception Friday, March 3 between 6:30-7:00 at the Headquarters Library Theater. Exhibit dates are March 4-March 29​.

  • The two artists who receive first place in their categories will be given their own show in the Atrium the following December.

About artist Linda Warshaw: Ms. Warshaw has a background in music, theatre, and of course, visual art. She has a long track record of supporting the arts and artists in Fredericksburg. She was a founding member of Art First Gallery over 20 years ago, and her work is exhibited there today. Always fascinated by horses, she is a member of the James River Driving Association for horse and buggy drivers and The Virginia Equine Artists Association. Ms. Warshaw is a retired middle school art teacher.    

This year we would like to give participants the option of sharing their talent to improve lives of needy families in our area by beautifying their homes with artwork. LoisAnn's Hope House provides a safe haven for homeless mothers and their children from the central Rappahannock region who want to learn the life skills needed to become self-sufficient. While art show participants are certainly not required to donate their artwork to LoisAnn's Hope House, we will make donating as simple as possible for those who would like to do so.