Southbury, CT (PRWEB) June 21, 2012
The Connecticut Senior Juried Art Show at Pomperaug Woods, Southbury’s only not-for-profit retirement community, invites senior artists to participate in the fifth annual Connecticut Senior Juried Art Show, September 21-23. Entry forms with a photo of original artwork are due by July 6, 2012. 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, photographs and drawings–all created after the artists’ 70th birthday.
Art Show Entry Forms & Photograph Due July 6, 2012
Applicants should send entry forms, along with photographs of their original work (painting, drawing or photography) by July 6, 2012. Artists chosen to participate in the show will be notified by July 23, 2012. General information, rules and entry form are available at http://www.PomperaugWoods.com/art-show-2012.html.
To celebrate the art show’s fifth anniversary, first-place winners in each of the three categories will receive cash prizes. There will also be a $250 prize and crystal trophy awarded to the winner of the “Tommie Davis Award.” Davis was a Connecticut artist and resident of Pomperaug Woods who left an endowment for the arts.
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 2010, there were 203 submissions, and in 2011 the community received more than 400 submissions from 142 artists from all corners of Connecticut.
“We invite all of Connecticut’s senior artists to participate in our juried art show,” says Carol Ann McCormick, Director of Marketing for Pomperaug Woods. “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."
Timeline of Events:
July 6 - Artists’ entry forms due, along with a photo of their original work
July 23 - Artists’ notification of acceptance
September 21 - Reception/Exhibit Opening (Private Event)
September 22 - Exhibit Open to public 11 a.m.- 4 p.m.
September 23 - Exhibit Open to public 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. / 4-5 p.m. - all artwork picked up
About Pomperaug Woods:
Pomperaug Woods is the first and only not-for-profit community in the Southbury area with consistent ownership and management. Located on 22 acres in Southbury, Pomperaug Woods offers people 62+ a financially secure living option. The community offers various apartment home options. Residents enjoy a warm neighborhood atmosphere, convenient amenities, family-friendly staff and the peace of mind that comes from living in a financially secure community. (http://www.PomperaugWoods.com)
About Life Care Services LLC, management company for Pomperaug Woods:
For more than four decades, Life Care Services has been the nation’s leading and most progressive force in senior living, serving more than 28,000 residents daily in over 80 communities in 30 states nationwide. Life Care Services is a privately held, employee-owned corporation based in Des Moines, Iowa. For more information, visit http://www.LCSnet.com and http://www.lifecareserviceslcs.com