Community Star Art Contest


The Mission​

This is a call for youth and adults to submit artwork that reflects a message of hope, interdependence, and community engagement. It is an opportunity to think critically about collective experiences with the pandemic, and how we might spark joy and motivation to care for our neighbors. Artists’ creative expression will light up the lives of local nursing home residents through the long winter months.


PROMPT: Create artwork using the Sinterklaas Star as a symbol of community, shining through this winter’s challenges.

5 WINNERS: 1 per category PRIZE: $200 gift card for local shops

SUGGESTED SIZE: (but not restricted to) 8.5” x 11”

MEDIUM: Any (paint, pen, crayon, photograph, collage, pastel, pencil, mixed medium, graphics, poetry, song, video, etc.)

WHO CAN ENTER: Category 1: Elementary School, Category 2: Middle School, Category 3: High School, Category 4: College, Category 5: Adults

DISPLAY: Submissions will be displayed at the Thompson House in Rhinebeck and the Reinassance Rehabilitation and Nursing Care Center in Staatsburg and can also be found in the Starr Library online gallery.

View the flyer

Deadline: February 5th Winners announced February 12th

Art dropoff at the Morton and Staatsburg Libraries during curbside hours