Celebrate Frederick

Celebrate Frederick: Holiday Art Competition

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Holiday Art Competition

Reception | November 29
Exhibit | November 29 – December 30
Delaplaine Visual Arts Center, 40 S. Carroll Street

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Frederick during the holidays is on display during the Annual Holiday Art Exhibit at the Delaplaine Visual Arts Center from November 29 to December 30.  This delightful display of original artwork created by local Frederick artists will be held in the Gardiner Gallery.

From the exhibit submissions, a panel of judges selects the winning work of art to be featured in the 2024 “The Holidays” event series marketing campaign and merchandise.


  • Judges’ Choice ($1000) – The chosen artwork, or segments of it, will be utilized in the upcoming year’s promotional campaign for The Holidays in Historic Frederick. The artist will be given credit wherever the artwork is utilized. Judges’ Choice is based on artistic merit, ease of reproduction, exemplification of theme, and adherence to rules.
  • Barbara Maghan People’s Choice: A certificate is awarded to the winning artist during the Holiday Art Competition opening reception as selected by popular vote that evening.
  • Judges’ Special Award: Judges may elect to honor an artist with a Judges’ Special Award certificate recognizing exception artistic merit.

Interested in participating in the competition?
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Non-refundable entry fee: $20

Deadline for Entries: November 1, 2023 by 11:50 PM.

Please note: All artwork must be an original of the submitting artist. Artwork must not have been exhibited previously at the Delaplaine.

2022 Competition Winner

Congratulations to Rebecca Pearl for taking home the first place Judges’ Prize for her entry, “City Lights!”