Deadline Extended to Friday January 27th!

Dear Lovettsville Elementary Parents,

The Lovettsville Elementary School PTO is happy to welcome back the Fine Arts Fair on Thursday, February 16th.  This is a wonderful opportunity for each child to shine in their own unique way while showcasing a performance and/or art project of their own creation.  As parents, you can help your child have an enjoyable and positive experience with your encouragement and support. All qualified participants will receive recognition and award ribbons will be given for exceptional accomplishments.  

Included with this letter are the rules and explanations for each area of competition.. For planning purposes, we  are expecting students to make an early commitment to participate.  Students may participate in multiple categories. Completed registration forms are due (online) no later than Friday, January 27, 2023. The purpose of the registration form is to encourage students to make decisions, plan ahead, and to work carefully on their chosen projects and performances. No deletions or additions will be allowed after January 27th.

Please find the registration form here:

The judges will carefully monitor time limits in the Performance categories and students who are not within the given limits are not eligible for awards.  Some of the common errors in the past were:

  • Not adhering to the size requirements in the art category.
  • Not submitting music in the appropriate categories with the registration form.
  • Not submitting original (student created) designs.
  • No names on the back of artwork or names placed on front of artwork.

Parental encouragement and the supply of materials and equipment are the only appropriate assistance that should be offered to students.  We want to celebrate the talents of students, not adults.  

During the daytime performances, students will perform before the judges only – an audience, with the exception of an accompanist, is prohibited.  A final celebration featuring the displayed art projects and student performances will be held on Thursday, February 16th between 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.  If you have questions, please contact us at or

Antonio Ford & Michelle Rancourt


A Parade of Fine Arts

Art Projects


  • Drawing (pencil, ink, oil pastels, crayons, colored pencils, markers)
  • Painting (watercolor, acrylic, oil paint)
  • Sculpture (air dry clay, model magic, wood, wire, Lego’s, Lincoln Logs, 3D printing)
  • Textiles (weaving, knitting, croche, needlepoint)
  • Photography (single photos)
  • Digital Art (computer generated drawing / painting)

Art Guidelines:

  1. Students may enter one art project per category. 
  2. All projects must be student work. 
  3. Drawings, paintings, photos, and sculptures should not exceed 24” x 24”. 
  4. Student’s name and grade level is included on the back or underneath the project.
  5. Judging will be based upon technique and originality. 

If there are any questions about art entries, please email Mrs. Rancourt.

*All art projects must be submitted to Mrs. Rancourt no later than February 6, 2023. 

Late entries will not be included in the Fine Arts Fair.

Performance Projects


  • Drama and Speech (pantomime, small group drama, poetry, comedy, storytelling)
  • Dance (ballet, modern, jazz, tap, country, contemporary)
  • Movement (Martial arts, sports demonstration, gymnastics)
  • Music (Piano Solo/Duet, Vocal Solo, Vocal Ensemble, Instrumental Solo, Instrumental Ensemble)

Performance Guidelines:

  1. Students may enter one performance project per category. 
  2. All music performances should be well-practiced and memorized. Instrumental solos and ensembles may use music.
  3. Students performing Drama and Speech must submit a copy of their performance, including an author citation, with the online registration form. 
  4. Students performing Dance, Movement, or Music must submit a copy of the music, including composer’s name, with the registration form.  (Please submit original music if the publisher prohibits copying the music.)
  5. Vocalists must use either live accompaniment or an instrumental tape or CD.  Accompaniment music with words and lip syncing are both prohibited.  Students are responsible for making arrangements for their own accompaniment.
  6. Musical selections can be any genre. All music must be appropriate for elementary aged children.  All musical selections must be approved by the Fine Arts Committee.  Please include a copy of the lyrics with your application.  Students should have a back-up piece picked out just in case a selection does not receive approval. 
  7. Costumes, props, and motions are encouraged for all performances, where appropriate.
  8. All performances (except drama and speech) have a time limit of 1 minute and 30 seconds (90 seconds). Drama and Speech performances may be 2 minutes and 30 seconds. 

If there are any questions about performance projects, please email Mr. Ford at