Residents of Union County, age 60 or older, are invited to register for the Union County Senior Citizens Art Exhibit. Qualifying works of art will be on display at the Atrium of Liberty Hall Center at 1085 Morris Avenue in Union from May 28 to July 8, and the artists will be guests at a special awards reception at the Atrium in June.
The deadline to register is Wednesday, May 15.
“Each year the Senior Art Exhibit provides older residents with an opportunity to share their view of the world through the work of their hands,” said Freeholder Chair Bette Jane Kowalski. “We are proud to support this program, which helps to connect the different generations in our community and build an appreciation for the skills and insights of senior artists.”
Mel Holston of Plainfield won first place in the professional drawing category in 2017.
The Senior Art Exhibit is an annual program presented and coordinated by the Union County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs. Artists at any level of skill or experience are invited to register, including amateurs, non-professionals and working professionals. To qualify, the artwork must have been created within the past three years and must be an original creation of the artist.
Registrants can submit art in a variety of categories: acrylic painting, oil painting, watercolor, pastel, works on paper (drawing), photography, digital art (excluding digital photography), mixed media, printmaking, sculpture, and craft.
All artworks entered will be judged by a panel of professional artists. In each art category, separate awards will be given to professionals and non-professionals. First-place winners in all categories will go on to compete in September at the state level in the New Jersey Senior Citizens Art Show in East Windsor.
For complete information and online registration, visit the Union County website at ucnj.org/senior-art-show.
To receive a brochure with complete instructions and a registration form by mail or email, call Martha Sturm, Senior Arts Coordinator, at the Union County Office of Cultural and HeritagFe Affairs, 908-558-2552, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Relay users dial 711.
Completed applications may be mailed to Senior Art Exhibit, Union County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs, 633 Pearl Street, Elizabeth, NJ 07202, faxed to 908-558-2652, or scanned and emailed to email@example.com.
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Photo caption: Precious by senior artist Florence McGlohn of Roselle was awarded Best of Show by a Non-Professional at the 2018 Union County Senior Art Exhibit.