Essex County seniors invited to participate in juried art show

Nonprofessional and qualified senior citizen artists who are 60 and more mature and reside in Essex County are invited to take part in the 2022 Essex County Senior Citizens Juried Art Present and Exhibition. The deadline to submit artwork is Wednesday, Aug.

“Essex County has a thriving arts local community and our Senior Artwork Clearly show enables our older inhabitants, the two pros and non-professionals, to show their unique creations in which absolutely everyone can see them,” stated Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. “This is an superb signifies for us to promote the arts and inspire our people to use their skills. I encourage our seniors to submit their function and invite our residents to pay a visit to the Artwork Demonstrate,” he included.

Senior citizens will be regarded as expert artists if they meet up with at the very least two of the next situations: have offered their artwork through industrial channels including craft fairs have demonstrated their artwork in experienced galleries or specialist art displays for two or more years have had their function chosen in two or a lot more juried art or craft demonstrates have acquired two or extra awards for their get the job done or have a experienced membership in an artist’s or craft person’s guild or association. Seniors with non-specialist position do not fulfill at minimum two of the previously mentioned conditions.

Awards will be introduced in the next groups: acrylic painting, craft, digital, mixed media, oil portray, pastel, print, photography, sculpture, watercolor painting and will work on paper. Very first-spot winners will be eligible to take part in the New Jersey Senior Artwork Contest.

Seniors can post two entries of unique artwork that ended up accomplished in the past a few a long time. Artwork need to be matted, mounted or framed, with screw eyes and wire connected. Hanging artwork might be no greater than 30 inches in any dimension or scaled-down than 10 inches in any dimension. Sculpture or 3-D crafts are not able to exceed 20 inches in any dimension.

All photos of the artwork need to be clearly labeled with the following information and facts: the artist’s title, deal with, title of work, medium, day designed, size, skilled or non-qualified position, and approximate benefit of the painting.

For additional facts or to acquire an software, go to or get hold of Jackie Matthews at 973-735-6228 or [email protected].