All Smiles Art Contest


Attleboro Arts Museum Art Contest

Sponsored by Salem Orthodontics

Deadline for entries is Friday, June 22nd, 2018 by 4pm.


“EmBRACE Life,” a 2017 ALL SMILES entry by Skyler Wells, age 11.


Calling All Budding Artists ages 5 – 17!

ALL SMILES is a free Attleboro Arts Museum Art Contest





SHOW US YOUR TEETH!  All artworks must represent either a favorite Laugh-Out-Loud moment from his/her personal experience or invoke a Laugh-Out-Loud moment from the viewer.



  • Best in Show Overall (Ages 5 – 17)
  • Best Laugh-Out-Loud Artwork
  • Ages 5 – 8: First Place, Second Place, Third Place and Honorable Mention
  • Ages 9 – 13: First Place, Second Place, Third Place and Honorable Mention
  • Ages 14 – 17: First Place, Second Place, Third Place and Honorable Mention


All Attleboro Arts Museum All Smiles Art Contest winners will receive a Certificate of Recognition, a Gift Certificate for $200 off any full orthodontic treatment at Salem Orthodontics. Winners will also take home a special package of “All Smiles” gifts from Salem Orthodontics.


Salem Orthodontics recognizes the importance of arts for our youth and directly supports creative learning opportunities that allow students to voice their creativity and comment on their culture. Salem Orthodontics has locations in Norton, Sharon, Taunton and West Bridgewater. Please like Salem Orthodontics on Facebook or follow on Instagram @salemorthodontics.


“Juggle Skills” a 2017 ALL SMILES entry by Calvin Maragnano, age 15.



Four art class scholarships for a 2018 Fall art class or workshop (a $250 value each) will be given to the following award categories: 

  • Best in Show Overall Ages 5 – 17
  • First Place Ages 5 – 8
  • First Place Ages 9 – 13
  • First Place Ages 14 – 17


All Smiles scholarships must be redeemed during the Museum’s 2018 Fall Art Class session.  There are no exceptions.  If a scholarship prize is not redeemed during our 2018 fall session, it cannot be used for future art class sessions.  Please contact the Museum if you have any questions.



  • All Smiles Art Contest is open to all students ages 5 – 17.
  • Contest age divisions are 5 – 8, 9 – 13 and 14 – 17.



  • There is no fee to enter
  • Up to 2 artworks per artist may be submitted
  • Artwork entries must be no larger than 18 inches by 24 inches.
  • Entries must be less than ¼ inch thick.
  • Entries may be multi-color, black and white, or a single color.
  • Open to all two-dimensional art mediums that may include, but not be limited to drawing, photography, illustration, painting, scratchboard, printmaking, collage, etc.
  • All entries must be the artist’s original, hand-drawn creation and may not be traced or copied from photographs or other artists’ works.
  • Artists are encouraged to create a new work of art for this art contest or choose an appropriate artwork from their portfolio. Artworks must have been created in the last year, 2017 – present.
  • Artworks that have been previously exhibited at the Attleboro Arts Museum will not be considered.



  • Deadline for submissions is Friday, June 22nd by 4pm.
  • Entries may be emailed to, subject line “All Smiles Art Contest” OR hand-delivered to the Attleboro Arts Museum, 86 Park Street, Attleboro, MA 02703.
  • No submissions of original artwork please. If emailing, please provide an accurate digital (JPEG) image of the submitted artwork(s). This image may be taken with your cell phone camera. If hand-delivering, please provide accurate photo-copies of the submitted artwork(s). Due to high volume, we are unable to return your printed samples.
  • All submissions must be entered with an All Smiles Art Contest Submission Form. Your entry is not complete without the inclusion of this submission form.


Download a 2018 ALL SMILES Overview & Application


“Happy Bunny” a 2017 ALL SMILES entry by Daphne Bono, age 8.



  • Friday, June 22nd by 4pm– Artwork Submissions Deadline


  • July 2018 – Notification of Winners. Winners will be announced on the Museum’s website at by no later than July 2018. No calls please – thank you! All artists that submitted artwork will be recognized on the Museum’s website.


  • July 31st – August 4th, 2018; 10am-4pm each day – Drop-off Original Winning Artworks at the Museum.


  • Saturday, August 25th from 6 – 7:30pm – Exhibition of Winning Artworks. This exhibition will be showcased during the Attleboro Arts Museum’s end of summer event called, Arts Night at the Museum. A presentation of awards by a representative of Salem Orthodontics will take place at 6:30pm. All are invited to attend this free presentation.


  • Tuesday, Aug 28th; 10am-4pm – Pick up of Original Winning Artworks. Artists may also pick up their artwork(s) at the end of the night on Aug 25th. The Museum will not be responsible for artworks that are not picked up by the final pick up date of Tues, Aug 28th at 4pm.



A panel of judges that include local working artists and art educators will select the winning artworks.  The artworks will be judged on personal expression, imagination, creativity, individuality and how well the piece relates to the All Smiles theme.



Abby Rovaldi

Programs Coordinator

Attleboro Arts Museum

508.222.2644 x15



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