Rossetti Memorial Juried Art Contest calls for entries

First Posted: 1/14/2014

All area students in grades 7-12 are invited to enter the 33rd Annual Suzanne Maria Rossetti Memorial Juried Art Contest. Students residing in, or studying art within, the geographical boundaries of the school districts of Dallas, Lehman, Tunkhannock and Northwest Area may enter the contest.

Joe and Sue Hand, of Dallas, sponsor the contest in memory of the daughter of Louise and the late Peter Rossetti, of Saugus, MA.

Entries must be delivered to Sue Hand’s Imagery, 35 Main St. Dallas, between Feb. 10 and 19. Ribbons will be awarded in 12 different categories on each separate grade level by two panels of three judges each.

They will be judged separately on each grade level in a variety of categories including pencil, pastel, watercolor, acrylic, oil, ink, scratchboard, mixed media, fibers, photography, prints and miniature drawings and paintings.

Photographs must be at least 8” x 10”. No entry may exceed a total size of 45 inches in any direction. All 2-D entries must be mounted or matted or framed (exception: works on canvas board or stretched canvas) and must be accompanied by an entry form, available from area school art teachers or from Sue Hand’s Imagery or online at

All 2-D artwork, including matted paper, must have a secure hanger on the back.

Artwork must have been completed in the last 12 months and may not have been entered in any previous Rossetti art contest. Each student may submit a total of three entries. In addition, a separate awards jury of six artists will assign many community-sponsored cash awards and gift certificates.

Deadline for entries is 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 19.

The public is invited to the Opening Reception of the 33rd Annual Suzanne Maria Rossetti Memorial Juried Art show from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 2 at the Schulman Gallery on the campus of the Luzerne County Community College, South Prospect Street, Nanticoke. A ceremony for special awards will follow at 4 p.m. The exhibit of winning art works will continue through Wednesday, April 2.

For a complete listing of all rules, please call Heather Madeira at 570-675-5094.

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