The Middlesex County Office of Aging and Disabled Services’ annual juried Senior Citizen Art Contest & Exhibition is scheduled for July 17 through Aug. 10 at The Studio Art Gallery at Middlesex County College’s Performing Arts Center, 2600 Woodbridge Ave. in Edison.
Any artist, age 60 or over, may submit one entry completed within the past three years to the Middlesex County exhibit. The entry may not have been previously entered in a County Senior Art Show or in the New Jersey Senior Citizens Annual Juried Art Show.
First-place winners at the county level are automatically eligible to advance to the State competition. Only one entry per artist is accepted on the State level.
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Professional and non-professional artists are invited to enter. They will be judged separately.
All registration forms must be submitted by July 1.
“On behalf of the Board of Chosen Freeholders, I would like to invite all our senior artists to participate in this year’s contest,” said Freeholder Director Ronald G. Rios. “Middlesex County is committed to the many programs and services we offer our seniors, and I know these artists will be excited to get creative and share their gifts with the County.”
“I am proud of all our local artists and wish them luck in the upcoming show and contest,” said Freeholder Blanquita B. Valenti, Chair of the County’s Community Services Committee.
The categories (for both professional and non-professional artists) are: acrylic painting, craft, digital/computer art, drawing, mixed media, oil, pastel, photography, print, sculpture and watercolor.
Winners from the County contest will participate in the State competition in September.
For more information regarding categories and eligibility guidelines or to obtain an entry form, call the Middlesex County Office of Aging and Disabled Services at (732) 745-4267.