Celebrate Frederick

Celebrate Frederick: Holiday Art Competition

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Holiday Art Competition

Reception | December 4, 5:30 – 7:00 PM
Exhibit | December 4 – 30, 2024
Delaplaine Visual Arts Center, 40 S. Carroll Street

Presented in partnership with 

“Frederick During the Holidays” is a delightful display of original artwork created by local Frederick artists. The exhibit is on display at the Delaplaine Visual Arts Center’s Gardiner Gallery from December 4 to 30.

From the exhibit submissions, a panel of judges selects the winning work of art to be featured in the 2025 “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? Check back later for this year’s competition application!
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Non-refundable entry fee: $20

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

A special thanks to

Distillery Lane Ciderworks and McCutcheon’s Apple Products for providing complimentary cider.

2023 Competition Winner

Congratulations to Paul Tooley for taking home the first place Judges’ Prize for his entry, Boats on the Creek!