Adopt A Pet Art Contest & Show

Reception & Awards Ceremony
Friday, March 15, 2013 from 5-7pm
Awards Ceremony at 5:45pm
Madden Arts Center, 3rd Floor Gallery
Decatur Area Arts Council
125 North Water Street
Decatur, IL 62523

Gallery Dates
Wednesday, March 13 – Thursday, March 21, 2013
Decatur Area Arts Council, 3rd Floor Gallery
Monday-Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm

Calling all K-12 students in Macon County. You’re invited to participate in an Adopt A Pet arts contest that promotes the adoption of shelter animals!

The purpose of the art show is to encourage pet adoptions from shelters and educate children about pets while encouraging participation in the arts and in the community. The art work should reflect the rescue of an animal, the adoption of a pet, and/or caring for a pet. We encourage creativity in all mediums (painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, photography, or mixed media). No copies of another artist’s work will be accepted. Only one entry per student. Matting is required. Original artwork may be submitted by classroom teachers or by individuals themselves. Notifications of acceptance in the show will be mailed in late February after the winners are selected. The winning pieces will be revealed and prizes awarded at a reception at the Decatur Area Arts Council, 3rd floor, on Friday, March 15. The top 13 winning entries will also be exhibited at the Macon County Animal Control and Care Center from March 21 – April 5, 2013.

  • Grades Kindergarten – 4
  • Grades 5 – 8
  • Grades 9 – 12

Monetary Awards

  • $200 – Best In Show
  • $100 – First Place in each category
  • $75 – Second Place in each category
  • $50 – Third Place in each category
  • $25 – Fourth Place in each category
Submission Details
Artwork is to be submitted to the Decatur Area Arts Council February 7 – 14, 2013