Uniquely Stafford

Uniquely Stafford Art Show

The Uniquely Stafford Art Show displays artistic works that clearly illustrate the unique Stafford experience - in places, people, and history.

The submission period has been extended!

NEW Show Dates: January 17-March 15

Porter Branch
2001 Parkway Boulevard
Stafford, VA 22554


Natural Media (Painting, Drawing/Printmaking, Mixed)
Digital/Photography (Photography, Computer Generated)


Generously donated by 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.


  • 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.
  • Entry Fees: $25 for first piece, $10 for each additional piece.
  • All work must be for sale, priced to reflect a 20% commission. Buyers make checks payable to Central Rappahannock Regional Library.
Best in Show 2020
Memorial Weekend Reopening at Amy's Cafe by Susan Garnett
Best in Show 2017
Refuge from the Storm by Susan Garnett
Best in Show 2014
Melchers' Neighbor by Carol Josefiak

Show Schedule

Submissions Accepted Online

January 2-6

The library only accepts online submissions. The submission form link will be posted on this page on January 2 by 10AM.


January 8

Notification of accepted work will be posted on this page by 5:00 p.m. on January 8.



Deliver Accepted Pieces

January 11-13

Show Dates

January 17-March 15

Opening Reception

Thursday, January 18, 6:00-7:30pm

Prizes generously donated by the Friends of the Library.

Pick up exhibited work

March 16, 18-19

Questions & Information
Anna Lowry, Graphics Department Head
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