Spotlight on the Arts 2024 Art Contest
sponsored by Capital One Hall

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Prizes

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Fairfax Spotlight on the Arts is seeking to support local artists in the Central Fairfax region, enhance awareness of the visual arts, and encourage emerging artists in our community by hosting an annual Art Contest open to any artist in the Central Fairfax region.

Participating artists will enter original works of art and be eligible for prize money awarded at the annual Spotlight on the Arts Festival Opening Reception on Friday, April 26, 2024.  The contest is open to everyone with no age limitation. 

The Spotlight on the Arts Board will select a total of twenty (20) finalists from the total pool of submissions, and the finalists will then be eligible for the top three prizes.  The artwork of the twenty finalists will be displayed at the Opening Reception and will be offered for sale via a silent auction that evening. [Artists may opt out of the silent auction.]

The Art Contest prize winners will be selected by ballots cast by attendees at the Opening Reception. Prizes will be awarded based on the number of votes cast for the various works of art.  The entry receiving the most votes will be awarded a prize of $1000.  Second place will receive $500, and third place will receive $250.   

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How to Enter

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Note: There is no guarantee of sale and unsold works of art will be returned to the artist.

Art Contest Rules

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Silent Auction Rules

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Art Contest Sponsorship

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Thank you for becoming a sponsor of Spotlight’s Inaugural Art Contest! We have four Sponsorship Levels from which to select:

Premier Art Contest Sponsor ($2,000) - Sponsored by Capital One Hall

Benefits include:

Grand Prize Sponsor ($1250) - Sponsored by New York Life

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Second-Place Sponsor ($600)

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Third-Place Sponsor ($300)

Benefits include:

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Art Contest Ballots

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Voting by ballot will only take place at the Opening Reception at Old Town Hall on Friday, April 26 at 7 pm. An Opening Reception ticket, which includes one voting ballot, may be purchased below.

In addition, sponsors and individuals may also purchase up to six (6) ballots in advance of the Opening Reception or at the door.

The following ballot packages are available:

Vincent Van Gogh Package (value = $16.66 per ballot)

Mary Cassatt Package (value = $17.50 per ballot)

Georgia O’Keefe Package (value = $18.33 per ballot)

Rembrandt Package (value = $20 per ballot)

Individual Ballot (value = $25 per ballot)

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