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Union County Senior Art Exhibit Now Accepting Applications from Artists Age 60 and Older

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UNION COUNTY, NJ - Senior residents of Union County, age 60 or older, can register now 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 29 to July 9, and the artists will be guests at a special reception at the Atrium on Wednesday, June 6.  The deadline to register is Wednesday, May 16.

Registrants can submit a work in a variety of categories including acrylic painting, oil painting, watercolor, pastels, works on paper, crafts, digital art, photography, mixed media, and printmaking.

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Artwork entered will be judged by a panel of professional artists. In each art category, there will be awards for first, second, and third place. 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.

“Union County’s senior citizens are a vital part of Union County’s diverse community, and the Senior Art Exhibit helps to ensure that their contributions are valued and appreciated,” said Freeholder Chairman Sergio Granados. “Year by year, the exhibit provides us with an enriching view of the world as seen through the eyes of older adults.”

The Senior Art Exhibit is an annual program run through the Union County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs. Artists at any level of skill or experience are invited to register, including amateurs and non-professionals as well as working artists. To qualify, the artwork must have been created within the past three years and must be an original creation of the artist.

“The Senior Art Exhibit enables senior artists to meet and network with their peers,” said Freeholder Bruce H. Bergen, liaison to the Cultural and Heritage Programs Advisory Board. “It’s part of our efforts to support the full range of creativity in Union County, from amateur to professional.”For complete information and online registration, visit the Union County website at ucnj.org/senior-art-show.

To receive a registration form and more information by US Post or email, call Martha Sturm, Senior Arts Coordinator, at the Union County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs, 908-558-2552, or email culturalinfo@ucnj.org. Relay users dial 711.

Completed applications may be: mailed to Senior Art Show, Union County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs, 633 Pearl Street, Elizabeth, NJ 07202, or faxed to 908-558-2652, or scanned and emailed to msturm@ucnj.org.

 

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