Calling all Connecticut Artists Age 70+ for the CT Senior Juried Art Show at Pomperaug Woods

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Pomperaug Woods is Gathering Submissions for the 8th Annual Connecticut Senior Juried Art Show; Entry Forms Due June 26. “The Art of Experience” showcases the talents of senior Connecticut artists

Best in Show 2014: Winner of the Tommie Davis Award Lorraine Ryan of New Milford, CT – Butterfly Dance (Watercolor)

Any artwork created after the artist’s 70th birthday, even if it was created years ago, is welcome for submission in the Connecticut Senior Juried Art Show at Pomperaug Woods.

The Connecticut Senior Juried Art Show at Pomperaug Woods, Southbury’s only not-for-profit retirement community, invites senior artists to participate in the eighth annual Connecticut Senior Juried Art Show, September 26-27. Entry forms with a photo of original artwork are due by June 26, 2015. 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 26, 2015
Applicants should send entry forms, along with photographs of their original work (painting, drawing, sculpture or photography) by June 26, 2015. Entrants may submit up to two pieces. Artists chosen to participate in the show will be notified via mail by July 31, 2015. General information, rules and entry form are available at

First-place winners in each of the four categories – painting, drawings, sculptures and photography – 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.

Winning artwork will also be featured at the Mattatuck Museum in Waterbury from October 4 to November 15, which is known for its exhibits and collections that interpret the history of the region and the art of Connecticut.

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 2014, there were 405 submissions from 163 artists in 55 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 26 - Artists’ entry forms due, along with a photo of their original work (limit of 2 entries per artist)                                
  • July 31 - Artists’ notification of acceptance
  • September 25 - Artist Reception/Exhibit Opening (Private Event)
  • September 26 - Exhibit Open to public 11 a.m.- 4 p.m.
  • September 27 - Exhibit Open to public 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. / 4-5 p.m. all non-winning artwork picked up
  • October 4 – Opening reception for award-winners at Mattatuck Museum 2 pm - 4 pm; Free to the public (144 West Main Street, Waterbury, CT 06702;
  • October 4 to November 15 – Winning artwork exhibited at Mattatuck Museum

About Pomperaug Woods:
Pomperaug Woods is the first and only not-for-profit continuing care retirement community (CCRC) 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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