foster care art show


This free art show will celebrate Foster Care Month. Current and former foster children, foster families, adoptive families, and members of the general public will have the opportunity to submit works of art demonstrating their inner superhero.

Current and former foster children, foster families, adoptive families, and members of the general public. The following art mediums will be considered: drawings, paintings, mixed media, sculptures, and poems.

Artwork submissions will be judged in the following categories:

  • Grades 1-4
  • Grades 5-8
  • Grades 9-12
  • Adults
  • Families

Voting will be open to the public. There will also be a Judge's Choice Award and a People's Choice Award.

Submissions due by April 30, 2021. Voting will take place May 9-22.

Please submit a photo of your artwork for judging. Each file should be a .jpg, 72 dpi, and less than 2 mb.

Submit via Email:
Include your name, phone number and a brief description of your submission. Attach your files and send to

Submit Online:
Submissions can also be uploaded using the submissiom form below.

Please contact Melissa Scobey at

Art exhibit made possible by a grant from the Pennsylvania Statewide Adoption and Permanency Network (SWAN).


ENTRY DEADLINE: April 30, 2021

To submit your artwork, please complete the Submission Form below.

Upload Instructions:

  • Use indirect light to minimize glare.
  • Take the photo as straight on as possible to prevent distortion and hold as still as possible.
  • Check your image for blurriness and make sure it is clear.
  • Save your artwork after submitting. We will professionally photograph the winning artwork in each category to be used on our website.

Your Information

First Name: *
Last Name: *
Age at time of submission: *
Home Address:
Zip Code:
Email Address: *
Phone Number: *

Your Artwork

Title: *
Briefly describe how this submission demonstrates your inner superhero *
Medium: *
Category: *
Select your file: *

I verify that this entry is my original work. I authorize Family Services of NW PA to use my art, free of charge, in promotional materials and publications, including the Family Services of NW PA website and social media. I understand that all materials submitted become the property of Family Services of NW PA.