SOMERVILLE, NJ - Somerset County’s Cultural & Heritage Commission is sponsoring its annual Somerset County Senior Art Show virtually.

Due to the pandemic, and for the safety of participants and county staff, the artwork for the county’s 2020 Senior Art Show will be displayed on the county’s website from Sept. 21 to Oct. 30.

To be eligible, an artist must be a resident of Somerset County and at least 60-years of age. Only photos of artwork will be accepted in the following categories: watercolors, oils, acrylics, digital/computer art, photography, pastels, drawings, mixed media, sculpture and printmaking.

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No more than one photo of artwork per artist will be accepted. Artwork that was created more than three years ago or has previously been submitted to the Somerset County Senior Art Show will not be accepted. The deadline to register is Wednesday, Sept. 9.

To submit photos of artwork, visit https://bit.ly/SubmitSRArt. If applicants experience issues submitting their artwork, contact the Somerset County Cultural & Heritage Office at 908-231-7110 or CulturalHeritage@co.somerset.nj.us.  For more information, visit https://bit.ly/2020SRArtShowInfo.

This exhibit is co-sponsored by the Somerset County Office on Aging and Disability Services and made possible by funds from the Somerset County Cultural & Heritage Commission, which is a partner of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.

First place winners of the Somerset County Art Show are eligible to compete in the New Jersey State Senior Art show, which will have a virtual exhibit this year beginning Oct. 23 until the end of Nov. 2020.