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Uniquely Stafford 2017: July 1-August 31 at Porter Branch

Artistic works inspired by the Stafford experience—scenes, sites, and people.

Show Schedule | Location | Details

Winning Art: Melcher's NeighborShow Schedule

Show dates: July 1–August 31

Opening Reception: Saturday, July 15, 6:00–8:00 (Generously donated by The Friends of the Library)

Deliver work:

  • Friday, June 23, 12:00–5:00
  • Saturday, June 24, 9:00–5:00

Pick up unaccepted work:

  • Thursday, June 29, 9:00–9:00

Pick up exhibited work:

  • Tuesday, September 5, 9:00–9:00
  • Wednesday, September 6, 9:00–9:00

Notification of accepted work will be posted on this page by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 28.

Show Location:

Porter Branch
2001 Parkway Boulevard
Stafford, VA 22554


The entry form and extra labels for the back of your entries can be downloaded here.


  • Deadline to apply: Saturday, June 24, 5 pm. 
  • All artists (ages 18 and up) are invited to apply.
  • Artistic works must be inspired by the Stafford experience—scenes, sites, and people.
  • Entries must be original and completed in the last five years. No repeat entries, please.


  • Works must be framed and ready to hang with two hooks or screw-eyes for wire attachment.
  • Please slide metal hooks to the top of metal frames, and put screw eyes 2” from top on wooden frames.

Size requirements

  • Frame size must be no smaller than 11” x 14” and no larger than 48” x 36”.
  • Please email with framing or size questions.
  • No gallery clips.

All work must be for sale, priced to reflect a 20% commission. Buyers make checks payable to CRRL.

Entry Fee

  • $25 for first piece, $10 for each additional piece.
  • Artists make checks payable to CRRL.


  • Painting (acrylic, oil, watercolor)
  • Drawing/Printmaking (charcoal, pastel, pen and ink, pencil)
  • Photography
  • Computer Generated Art
  • Mixed Media

We are sorry, but we cannot accept 3-dimensional work.  

Cash Awards

Generously donated by the Friends of the Library

  • Best in Show: $1,000
  • First Place: $500
  • Second Place: $250
  • Third Place: $175
  • Honorable Mention: $100

Prizes awarded in each category.

Questions & Information:

Anna Lowry: