Uniquely Stafford

Uniquely Stafford

Prizes generously donated by the Friends of the Library.

Judged by local artist and teacher, Elizabeth Seaver. See her judge's statement.

Memorial Weekend Reopening at Amy's Cafe

Best in Show

Memorial Weekend Reopening at Amy's Cafe
by Susan Garnett
Natural Media: Acrylic Paint, 16x20


Judge's Statement

I am honored to have judged the Uniquely Stafford Art Show during these very unusual times. My perspective as a judge comes from my years as a visual artist and teacher. As someone who has entered many shows, I appreciate all the artists who entered and encourage each one to continue in their creative pursuits. There is nothing like diving into art to add quality to life. Time spent creating leads to places fueled specifically by your unique imagination. I tell my students, no one has been on this earth like you ever before. If you don’t make artwork which celebrates your own vision, who will?
The work selected for awards had some or all of these qualities: great use of color, strong design elements, interesting perspective and rich spotlighting of the facets of Stafford County, its people, and places.

To purchase any of these pieces, or for additional information about the show, email Anna Lowry, Graphics Department Head at anna.lowry@crrl.org.



  • All artists (ages 18 and up) are invited to apply.
  • Artistic works must illustrate scenes which are unique to Stafford County. Viewers should be able to recognize depicted scenes as specific to Stafford.
  • Entries must be original and completed in the last five years. No repeat entries.


Natural Media (Painting, Drawing, Printmaking, Mixed)

Digital/Photography (Photography, Computer Generated)

We are sorry we cannot accept 3-dimensional work.

Cash Awards

Generously donated by the Friends of the Library

  • Best in Show: $500
  • First Place: $250
  • Second Place: $125
  • Third Place: $75
  • Honorable Mention: $50

Prizes awarded in each category.

Questions & Information:

Anna Lowry: anna.lowry@crrl.org

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