- by Carolyne Volpe Curley / Carolyne@WestEssexNOW.com
Artwork Submission Information
All entries must be delivered on Thursday, Aug. 7, between 10am and 12pm, to the Essex County Hospital Center.
All of the artwork will be exhibited from Friday, Aug. 8, to Tuesday, Sept. 2 at the hospital center. The center will be open for viewing from 9am to 1pm and 4pm to 7pm.
On Wednesday, Aug. 27, an awards ceremony will take place at 10am at the Essex County Hospital Center.
“Essex County has a thriving arts community
and our Senior Art Show enables our older residents,
both professionals and non-professionals, to display their original creations
where everyone can see them,” DiVincenzo said.
- Must be at least 60-years old
- Must be a resident of Essex County
- Professionals must have sold their art through commercial channels, have had their work exhibited in a professional gallery or held professional membership in a guild or association
First place winners will be eligible to participate in the New Jersey Senior Art Contest. Awards will be presented in the following categories, without exceptions:
- mixed media/collage/assemblage
- computer imagery
- sculpture or craft
- Seniors can submit two entries of original artwork that were completed within the last three years
- Artwork must be “show ready;" meaning:
~ it should be matted, mounted or framed
~ with screw eyes and wire attached
- Artwork Dimensions including matting and outer edge frame:
~ cannot be larger than 36 inches
~ cannot be smaller than 11 inches
~ Sculptures or 3-D crafts cannot exceed 18 inches in any dimension, including the base
- Any entry with a value exceeding $400 must have private insurance
Labels will be provided to artists during drop-off at the Essex County Hospital Center. All artwork must be clearly labeled with the following information:
- Artist’s name
- Title of work
- Date created
- Size of artwork
- Professional or non-professional status
- Approximate value of the artwork, with the name of the insurance company if it is privately insured
“This is an excellent means for us to promote the arts
and inspire our residents to use their talents," DiVincenzo expressed.
"I encourage our seniors to submit their work
and invite our residents to visit the Art Show."