Here are the submissions for the JDCAC Pumpkin Competition hosted by the Jan Dempsey Community Arts Center (JDCAC) and Auburn Arts Association (AAA). We were looking for everything from the spooky to the spoofy, scary or hairy, funny or ghastly! Carvings or paintings could be sculptural, architectural, painterly and very expressive so get CREATIVE! Individual artists, children, families and local businesses were invited to participate in this competition. Check out the submissions below!
Inspired by this past summer event The Sidewalk Chalk Challenge, the Jan Dempsey Community Arts Center challenged the Auburn Community to see who could create a masterpiece out of a fall favorite, the pumpkin. We encouraged local community members and businesses to create pumpkin masterpieces by carving, painting and thinking outside of the box.
Categories, Prizes and Virtual Exhibition
Prizes are awarded for categories including, Best Carve, Most Creative, Best Mixed-Media Effects and Best Children’s Work. Group participants will split the prize awarded. Each prize category will include a $50 gift card to an Auburn business of the artists’ choice. Runners-up prizes (a $25 gift card) will be awarded in the same categories, also to an Auburn business of choice. The AAA will exhibit all submissions and present awards on their Facebook Page.
Submission Requirements and Schedule
Digital submissions must be sent no later than Tuesday, October 27, 2020, or the submission will not be accepted. Judging will be completed on October 28 and 29 with winners announced on Friday, October 30.
For additional JDCAC Pumpkin Competition information contact: