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Air Force Art Contest

Entry Period:

March 1 - 31, 2021  


Artists may submit up to two, digital photographs of their two-dimensional (2D) painting or drawing, in one category, for judging. The Subject of the artwork is at the discretion of the artist but must be in compliance with the Official Rules of the contest.

Accepted art media include oil, watercolor, acrylic, pastel, mixed-media, gouache, egg tempera, pen and ink, graphite, charcoal, colored pencils, scratch board, markers and metal point.

Entries are accepted at, beginning at 12:00am March 1, Central Standard Time (CST) and ending at 11:59pm CST, March 31, 2021. It is the sole responsibility of the submitting artist to meet the deadline. Submissions will not be accepted by any other method.

Winners are determined by a panel of qualified judges. Judging is based on impact, creativity, and technical expertise. Prizes are awarded to the top three in each of five categories.

Note: Digital art, photography or three-dimensional art are not included in this contest.

Please visit, like and follow the Facebook Page Air Force Arts, @airforcearts for the latest news, information and art-related information.


Authorized patrons (AF) Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) Programs (IAW AFI 34-101) Air Force Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) Programs and use Eligibility) are eligible to participate in the Air Force Art Contest.

1. Entrants in the Adult Category must be at least 18 years old at the time of entry.
2. Entrants in the Youth Category must be at least six years old, but not more than 17 years at the time of entry. A legal parent or guardian must submit entries on behalf of Youth Category participants.
3. Force Support Squadron (FSS) Commanders, civilian leaders, and FSS marketing personnel may enter the contest, but are not eligible to win prizes.
4. Participants must meet all eligibility requirements determined in the Official Rules.
5. Prizes will be awarded to eligible participants in Adult and Youth Categories.
6. Submissions that do not meet the requirements determined in the Official Rules are ineligible to win.


Adult Novice: Individuals who are new or inexperienced to working in the approved media.
Accomplished: Individuals who have higher levels of art skills obtained through experience, education, training or who operate as professional artists.

Art entries must be accomplished by the youth participant.

• Youth Teen: Ages 13 to 17
• Youth Pre-Teen: Ages 9 to 12
• Youth Child: Ages 6 to


Prizes will be awarded to the top three winners in each category.

a. First Place: $500 Amazon Gift card
b. Second Place: $400 Amazon Gift Card
c. Third Place: $300 Amazon Gift Card

Winner Notification:

Winners will be notified via the email address provided on the submission. This is the official method of communication used to notify winners. If a winner does not respond to email notification within five calendar days, or if communication via email is otherwise unsuccessful, an alternate winner will be selected. The winner is subject to, including without limitations, verification of eligibility, in compliance with these Official Rules.

For more details, please download the Air Force Arts Contest Official Rules from here.

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Welcome to the FSS Arts & Crafts Center!

Bldg. 6039 Philadelphia Street,                                                                                                                JB MDL Dix (Located off Doughboy Loop, directly behind the Wells Fargo Bank)

Office: 609.562.5691
Fax: 609.562.4835
Frame Shop: 609.562.2542
Ceramics Shop: 609.562.5771

Hours of Operation:

Tuesday: 10am – 5pm
Wednesday & Thursday: 1pm – 8:30pm
Friday & Saturday: 10am – 5pm

***Click here for the Holiday Hours during the holiday periods***

  • Offering custom laser engraving for:
    • Classic wood plaques
    • Executive style acrylic desk awards
    • Custom cut/sized metal and plastic plates
    • Sublimation
    • Color imprinted custom plaques
    • Take a step up and consider Award Eagles and other Military Statues.

All these items are suitable for acknowledgments, farewells, promotions, personal gifts, Quarterly and Annual Awards, and more!

Order turnaround time is normally 2-3 business days, slightly longer for custom plaques and large orders; Same-day service available for an additional fee.



Full-service custom framing for all framing needs. We have a framing professional with 30 years of experience, use only state-of-the-art equipment, and offer a great selection of moldings & mats!

  • Farewell and recognition presentations
  • Rush service for presentations available
  • Guidon framing – ask us about Guidon production
  • Original or limited edition art
  • Preservation framing and museum mounting is our specialty
  • Prints, Posters, Photographs
  • Certificates, Diplomas
  • Canvas stretching


Offering a complete pottery studio and paint-your-own ceramics and mosaic studio! Our staff is experienced, qualified, and always on hand to help in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

Pottery Studio

Offering classes covering hand building and wheel throwing techniques. Glazes and firing provided. Adult pottery classes are 6 weeks long and held on Wednesday from 6:00 to 8:30pm. Open to beginners and intermediate. Pre-registration required.

Kids pottery classes for ages 6 thru 12 are four weeks long and held on Saturday mornings from 10:30am to 12:00pm. Special classes can be arranged for Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts.

For more information on these classes, please view the 87FSS Events Calendar and follow for updates on classes and events.

Paint Your Own Ceramics and Mosaic Studio

Our studio offers a large selection of ceramic bisque items to choose from to decorate with glaze. All pieces are food and dishwasher safe when finished. Mosaics offer a great way to express yourself with colorful glass. We supply all the shapes, tiles, glue and grout to complete your project. Group functions and parties can be arranged to paint ceramics or do mosaics.



Learn a variety of artistic skills & techniques through our multi-crafts classes and workshops. Our highly qualified instructors offer courses to both children and adults in a fun, friendly and encouraging environment. Many materials are available to provide students the finest learning experience possible.

For more information on these classes, please view the 87FSS Events Calendar and follow for updates on classes and events.

Classes, Courses, and Programs

Drawing, Painting, and Mixed Media Arts; Beginner and Intermediate Sewing; Quilts for Kids (volunteer program); Beginner and Intermediate Photography; Field Trips.

For more information, please view the 87FSS Events Calendar and follow for updates on classes and events.

Studio Use

Enjoy open studio time and use of equipment for a nominal fee during our regular business hours. Accu-Cut, Sewing, Drawing/Painting, and Create a Critter are offered.

Class Registration Information

Advanced registration is required for all classes via phone or in person. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Students are informed of supply needs at the time of registration or during the first class meeting. Classes are open to all DoD ID holders and their accompanied guests. Classes fill quickly, register early, call 609.562.5691.

Class Cancelation/Refund Information

Class fees are refunded in the event of a class cancellation due to lack of enrollment or other reasons. Students may cancel a class reservation in person or by phone. Participants have 30 days to obtain refunds after notification of a cancellation, with a receipt. Arts & Crafts will honor previous payment for a rescheduled or future classes held in lieu of a refund.

Please call 609.562.5691 for more information.


Have your child’s next birthday party at 87FSS’s Peter L. Hunt Arts & Crafts Center. Enjoy two hours of party room use and one enjoyable craft project, including all materials! Make reservations via phone, however, for the best service we recommend booking a party in person. Stop in today to see our great selection of craft projects for your party!

Rental Fees:

♦ $20 for 2-hour party room rental – (Includes table covers & staff instruction)

Craft Project Options/Pricing

♦ Pottery Painting

Great selection of ceramic items for children to paint! Prices & firing fees vary per ceramic piece. (Item cost + half = total cost.)

♦ Create a Critter

Stuff your very own soft & cuddly friend! A fantastic party project for young party-goers. Choose from a wide selection of stuffed animals. Critters are $12.50 per child (Includes – animal, stuffing, critter t-shirt & staff instruction).

Events at the FSS Arts & Crafts Center