Senior citizen artists sought in Essex County

July 7, 2011 by , filed under: Senior Living 

Essex County on the look out for senior citizen artists

Senior citizens from all over Essex County have been invited to showcase their creative genius in the senior citizens art show, which is held annually in the county.

The show has been organized to promote the artwork of Essex County residents that over 60 years old.

Art can be submitted to one of the following categories: craft, acrylic, drawing, computer imagery, assemblage /mixed media/collage, oil, pastel, photography, print, sculpture or watercolor.

Artists are allowed to submit 2 pieces of art work that have been completed in the last 3 years to any one of these categories.

Applications have to reach the center by 1st August, with the show taking place between 23rd August and 16th September. The venue for the event is the Essex County Hospital Center of Cedar Grove.

As well as the exhibition, there will also be a ceremonial award ceremony after the event on August 26th.

Joseph N. DiVincenzo, the Essex County Executive said, “There is a thriving arts community in Essex County and our Senior Art Show enables our older residents, both professionals and non-professionals, to display their original creations where everyone can see them.

This is an excellent means for us to promote the arts and inspire our residents to use their talents.

In 2010 there were 94 art submissions, out of which 30 winners were selected from the list.

As a result, those entering this year stand a 1 in 3 chance of winning their category. With those odds and the fact that it is free to enter, there is no reason not to pick up your paint brush and submit an entry.

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