2022 Colors of Pinellas Virtual Art Show

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Annual Exhibit of The National Arts Program® for Pinellas County Employees, Retirees, Active Volunteers, and Families

The Art Show is Live in Flickr

View the 2022 Colors of Pinellas Art Show which includes 222 entries from 137 employees, retirees, volunteers/interns and family members. Thank you to all of the participants who shared their creativity.

Congratulations to the 2022 Art Show winners.

  • The National Arts Program and Pinellas County present the virtual 2022 Colors of Pinellas Art Show.
  • The show provides an opportunity for Pinellas County Government employees, retirees, volunteers, interns, and their families to participate in a professional exhibition and compete for cash prizes.
  • The show was judged by professional artists, and includes Amateur, Intermediate, Professional, Teen, and Youth classifications.

2022 Virtual Art Show Timeline

June 29Registration opens
October 7Registration deadline (extended due to Hurricane Ian)
October 11Deadline for registrants to submit digital images of artwork
November 2Judging
November 4Virtual Art Show begins, entries are anonymous
November 4 to 10People’s Choice voting
November 14Winners announced, artist names added to the entries


Each artist receives a Certificate of Participation in The National Arts Program. The Art Show is judged by art professionals, and prizes are awarded by classification as shown below. Entrants are limited to one cash prize.

Best in Show (Adults Only) – $400

Adult (Amateur, Intermediate and Professional)

  • 3 – First Place Awards of $350
  • 3 – Second Place Awards of $250
  • 3 – Third Place Awards of $150

Youth/Teen (Youth 12 & Under; Teen 13-18)

  • 2 – First Place Awards of $150
  • 2 – Second Place Awards of $100
  • 2 – Third Place Awards of $50

Art Education (Teens and Youth Only) – $200

Honorable Mention – Judges’ discretion

Meet the Judges

  • Jonathan Barnes, Academic Department Chair of the Fine Arts/Humanities, St. Petersburg College
  • Amanda Cooper, Chief Curator, Morean Arts Center
  • Ryan Slobig, Writer, James Museum of Western and Wildlife Art


How can I view the show?

View the 2022 Art Show in Flickr (no need to log in). You can view all entries or view one category at a time.

How do I register?

Registration is closed. Please plan to participate next year!

What are the rules?

See the Art Show Guide.

Is the show in-person or virtual?

The show is virtual. All artwork is displayed online.

What categories of art are included?

Photography, painting, works on paper (such as watercolor, pencil, ink, etc.), sculpture, craft and mixed media are included. For more info, see the Art Show Guide.

Who was eligible to participate?

Pinellas County Government employees, retirees, volunteers, interns and their immediate family members were eligible.

How will others view the artwork?

Participants emailed a high-resolution photo (JPG) of their artwork. The photos were used to create a virtual art show for others to view and enjoy. The judges evaluated the photos to select a winner.

Can I buy artwork in the show?

Yes. Some artwork will include a sale price in the image title. If you are interested in buying an item, contact Employee Communications by email or call (727) 464-3571.

Can I upload my art to the National Arts Program website?

Yes. Participating artists may upload photographs of artwork and a biography to the National Arts Program.

2021 Show

View last year’s entries: 2021 Art Show (large file) and 2021 Winners.


The National Arts Program Foundation and Pinellas County reserve the right to publish reproductions of the entries for publicity purposes.