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Virginia Symphony Orchestra

Pictures at an Exhibition Inspired Art Competition

Congratulations to our 3 winners! Let’s continue the fun with art from summer school students!


Summer School Art Students in Hampton Roads

Ferguson Center Display
Newport News, Hampton, Williamsburg, York County, and Peninsula Communities

Sandler Center Display
Norfolk, Portsmouth, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, and Southside Communities


August 9, 2024


Original artwork must be inspired by Mussorgsky’s Orchestral piece Pictures at an Exhibition


Drawing, Painting, Digital Graphics

How to submit

Submit a digital reproduction of your artwork by August 9 using the form below. The following information must be supplied to be considered: name of artist, grade, school and contact information (email and phone number); and title, description, inspiration of artwork.  Judges will be professional artists and teachers from area colleges and universities.  Winners will be announced by August 15 and physical copies of the finalists’ works will be collected and prepared for display.

Finalists will be displayed at the VSO’s performance of Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition on September 13 at Ferguson Center in Newport News or September 15 at Sandler Center in Virginia Beach

Contest winners with receive gift cards from Jerry’s Artarama: $100 gift card for 1st place; $75 gift card for 2nd place and $50 gift card for 3rd place in each location.  All finalists will receive 2 complimentary tickets to VSO’s performance of Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition.

Questions?  Contact Helen Martell, Virginia Symphony Orchestra Director of Education at

Competition sponsored by Jerry’s Artarama

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