Connecticut Senior Juried Art Show at Pomperaug Woods Accepting Submissions Through 6/27
The Connecticut Senior Juried Art Show at Pomperaug Woods, Southbury's only not-for-profit retirement community, invites senior artists to participate in the seventh annual Connecticut Senior Juried Art Show, September 27-28. Entry forms with a photo of original artwork are due by June 27, 2014. The highly anticipated event showcases the work of talented Connecticut artists who are 70+ years of age. Themed "The Art of Experience," the show will include paintings, drawings, sculptures and photography - all created after the artists' 70th birthday.
"We invite all of Connecticut's senior artists to participate in our juried art show," says Lisa Huebenthal, Program Director for Pomperaug Woods. "Any artwork created after the artist's 70th birthday, even if it was created years ago, is welcome for submission."
Art Show Entry Forms & Photograph Due June 27, 2014
Applicants should send entry forms, along with photographs of their original work (painting, drawing, sculpture or photography) by June 27, 2014. Entrants may submit up to three pieces. Artists chosen to participate in the show will be notified by July 31, 2014. General information, rules and entry form are available at http://pomperaugwoods.com/connecticut-senior-juried-art-show/.
To celebrate the art show's seventh anniversary, first-place winners in each of the four categories will receive cash prizes. There will also be a $250 cash prize and a crystal trophy in the shape of an artist's palette awarded to the winner of the "Tommie Davis Award." The Tommie Davis Award is presented to a Connecticut artist who demonstrates feelings of beauty and life in their artwork. Tommie Davis was a multitalented artist who not only was an award-winning photographer, but a gifted painter and sculptress. Tommie was a resident at Pomperaug Woods for many years and was very involved in the Annual Connecticut Senior Juried Art Show. Pomperaug Woods, as the host of this annual juried show, is able to present the award in Tommie's memory because of her generous donation, earmarked for the arts, to the Founder's Fund at Pomperaug Woods.
The Connecticut Senior Juried Art Show, produced by and hosted at Pomperaug Woods, is the first and only art show of its type in Connecticut. In 2013, there were 253 submissions from 143 artists in 38 towns across Connecticut.
"We promote cultural awareness for seniors through concerts and art exhibits at Pomperaug Woods, which we believe is important to maintaining an active and purposeful life," says Huebenthal.
Timeline of Events:
· June 27 - Artists' entry forms due, along with a photo of their original work (limit of 3 entries per artist)
· July 31 - Artists' notification of acceptance
September 26 - Artist Reception/Exhibit Opening (Private Event)
September 27 - Exhibit Open to public 11 a.m.- 4 p.m.
September 28 - Exhibit Open to public 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. / 4-5 p.m. all non-winning artwork picked up
· October 5 - Opening reception for award-winners at Mattatuck Museum 2 pm - 4 pm; Free to the public (144 West Main Street, Waterbury, CT 06702; www.MattatuckMuseum.org)
· October 5 to November 2 - Winning artwork exhibited at Mattatuck Museum