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Young artists invited to participate in the Rossetti memorial art competition

All area students in grades 7-12 are invited to participate in the 40th Annual Suzanne Maria Rossetti Memorial Art Contest. Joe and Sue Hand of Dallas sponsor the contest in memory of daughter and late Peter and Louise Rossetti of Saugus, MA.

All students in grades 7-12 residing or studying art within the geographic boundaries of the school districts of Dallas, Lehman, Tunkhannock, and the Northwest area are eligible to enter the contest.

Entries must be delivered to Sue Hand’s Imagery, 35 Main Street, Dallas, by February 23. Ribbons will be awarded in 12 different categories at each grade level by two panels of three judges each.

They will be judged separately at each grade level in a variety of categories including pencil, pastel, watercolour, acrylic, oil, ink, scraping, mixed media, fiber, photography , prints and drawings and miniature paintings. Photographs should measure at least 8″ x 10″.

No entry may exceed a total size of 48 inches in any direction. All 2D entries must be mounted or matted, or framed (exception: works on canvas board or stretched canvas), and must be accompanied by an entry form, available from area school art teachers or from Sue Hand’s Imagery or online at suehand. com.

All 2D artwork, including matte paper, must have a secure hanger on the back. The work must have been completed since March 2020 and cannot have been entered into any previous Rossetti art competition. Each student may submit a total of three (3) applications. Additionally, a separate prize jury of six artists will award numerous cash prizes and community-sponsored gift certificates. The deadline for registration is Wednesday, February 23 at 6:00 p.m.

The public is invited to the Opening Reception for the 40th Annual Suzanne Maria Rossetti Memorial Art Exhibition on Sunday, March 6, 2022 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Schulman Gallery on the campus of Luzerne County Community College, Nanticoke. A special awards ceremony will follow at 4 p.m. The exhibition of the winning works will continue until Wednesday, April 6.

For a complete list of all rules, please call Heather Madeira at 570-675-5094 or visit