Calling All Connecticut Artists Age 70+; Pomperaug Woods’ Gathering Submissions for Seventh Annual Connecticut Senior Juried Art Show; Entry Forms Due June 27

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“The Art of Experience” showcases the talents of senior Connecticut artists.

"Fenn Farm in Winter" by Lorraine Ryan - 1st Place Winner in Painting Category in 2013

We invite all of Connecticut’s senior artists to participate in our juried art show. Any artwork created after the artist’s 70th birthday, even if it was created years ago, is welcome for submission.

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

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 p.m. - 4 p.m.; Free to the public (144 West Main Street, Waterbury, CT 06702;
  •     October 5 to November 2 – Winning artwork exhibited at Mattatuck Museum

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. (

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 and

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