Participation is free in theses events. Winners receive first, second and third place prizes of $100, $75 and $50. In addition, winners will have their work prominently displayed at the 43rd annual Monmouth Festival of the Arts, which will take place at the
Art competition judges include professional artists Patricia Hutchinson, Colleen Lineberry, and Bob Mataranglo. Additionally, art workshops will be presented by local artists and will take place simultaneous to the art competition. These include: “Matting & Framing for the Best Presentation”, by Pen & Ink Artist Dave McGrath and “Calligraphy, The art of beautiful writing,” presented by Mychelle Kendrick an award-winning artist and calligrapher. Participation in the workshops is open to all 11th grade students, and not limited to those presenting in the competition. MFA workshops are designed to provide high school art students with practical information related to preparation and presentation of their works for submission to college interviews and art shows.
The Monmouth Festival of the Arts is hosted by
MRT has been commended for its support of the arts and art education and is the winner of the Governor's Award in Art Education.