Calling All Connecticut Artists Age 70+

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Pomperaug Woods is gathering submissions for 6th Annual Connecticut Senior Juried Art Show; entry forms due July 5. “The Art of Experience” showcases the talents of senior Connecticut artists.

Artist Jack Allen - Tommie Davis Award Winner 2012 - "The Unobserved Observer"

We invite all of Connecticut’s senior artists age 70 years + to participate in our juried art show.

The Connecticut Senior Juried Art Show at Pomperaug Woods, Southbury’s only not-for-profit retirement community, invites senior artists to participate in the sixth annual Connecticut Senior Juried Art Show, September 27-29. Entry forms with a photo of original artwork are due by July 5, 2013. 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.

Art Show Entry Forms & Photograph Due July 5, 2013
Applicants should send the entry form, along with photographs of their original work (painting, drawing, sculpture or photography) by July 5, 2013. Entrants may submit up to three pieces. Artists chosen to participate in the show will be notified by July 26, 2013. General information, rules and entry form are available at http://www.pomperaugwoods.com/art-show.html.

To celebrate the art show’s sixth 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. The art show's popularity continues having received 311 submissions from 130 artists representing 36 towns across Connecticut in 2012, the most CT towns represented to date.

“We invite all of Connecticut’s senior artists to participate in our juried art show,” says Lisa Huebenthal, Program Director 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 5 - Artists’ entry forms due, along with a photo of their original work (3 entry limit per artist)                                    
July 26 - Artists’ notification of acceptance
September 27 - Reception/Exhibit Opening (Private Event)
September 28 - Exhibit Open to public 11 a.m.- 4 p.m.
September 29 - 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:
Life Care Services, An LCS Company, established in 1971 and based in Des Moines, Iowa, is the nation’s leading manager of full-service senior living communities. Life Care Services currently provides operations, marketing and sales management services for not-for-profit and for-profit continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs) serving nearly 29,000 residents in 31 states and the District of Columbia. For more information, visit http://www.LCSnet.com and http://www.lifecareserviceslcs.com

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