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Whether you have a pet or not, we invite you to our next contest, Paint A Pet. Students in grades 2-8 are called to participate for a chance to win. Kids can paint their own pet, a pet they hope to have, or a pet that is waiting adoption, (we’re suggesting for this contest).

Studies show that having a pet can improve the health and well being of the owner. Also, there are many animals who are in need of a home. We invite you to have fun making art around this theme as well as exploring the importance of pet ownership for people, young and old.

Awards & Sponsors

Grades 2-5

  • Best of Show (award value of) $100 Sponsored by BowWags

  • 2nd Place (award value of) $75 Sponsored by Underdog Handyman

  • 3rd Place (award value of) $50 Sponsored by Vickery Hardware in Smyrna

  • Honorable Mention: A jam-packed GOYA Art Box! Sponsored by Gallery Of Young Artists

Grades 6-8

  • Best of Show (award value of) $100 Sponsored by Michelle Williams with Harry Norman Realtors

  • 2nd Place (award value of) $75 Sponsorship Available

  • 3rd Place (award value of) $50 Sponsorship Available

  • Honorable Mention: A jam-packed GOYA Art Box! Sponsored by Gallery Of Young Artists

Submission Specifications

  1. This contest is open to residents in the following counties: Cobb, Fulton, Dekalb, Douglas.

  2. Student artists in grades 2-8 can submit work.

  3. Must be a real animal that is considered a pet. A zebra, for example, is a wild animal or a zoo animal and therefore, not a pet. Sorry, no fantasy animals. We’ll save that for another contest. :)

  4. If you use to paint a pet you must include it’s complete name and location.

  5. All art needs to be on a 5x7 art board or heavy weight art paper.

  6. Signatures must be small and on the lower right.

  7. Register after artwork is finished. While registering, make sure info on the back side of your art matches registration info. On the back of your art you will need: Full Name, Grade, Title of art, and primary contact number.

  8. Send in a secure envelope to:

    Cumberland Community Church

    Attn: Gallery Of Young Artists

    3110 Sports Avenue, Smyrna, GA 30080

  9. Art work will be available for pick up at the end of art showing. Any art not picked up day of showing can be held for three weeks but will be discarded if artist or family does not communicate that the art is wanted.

  10. Cost for Registration is FREE.

  11. Submission Deadline: April 26, 2019. SORRY REGISTRATION IS CLOSED.

  12. GOYA starter art boxes are available for purchase and contain great art supplies to get you started, including an art board, water color set, color pencil set, pencil set, two markers, an inking pen, and an addressed envelope to submit your work.

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Event Showcase Location & Date TBD

Registration Closed

Earlier Event: October 31
Later Event: July 15