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The Middlesex County Office of Aging & Disabled Services, in collaboration with The Middlesex County Arts Institute, would like to welcome all to our 2020 Virtual Art Contest. Over 90 Artists, age 60 and over, who currently reside in Middlesex County, participated in this year’s Virtual Senior Citizen Art Contest. 

We thank all of our artists for participating and congratulations to all of our winners! Please see below for our 2020 winners list and art show pages. 




Please see below for entries in the following categories:








 

Please click here for the 2020 Virtual Senior Art Contest Flyer & Eligibility Guidelines.
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Important Dates: ​ 
July 20th - Registration Ends
Week of July 27th - Artwork to be posted online (anonymously)
Week of August 3rd  - Winners to be announced and posted online
August 5th-September 30th - Artwork will be on display online

(Please note: dates are subject to change as we are collaborating with other offices and working semi-remotely -
We thank you all for your patience)  
 
 
 Eligibility Guidelines:
 
  • Must be 60 years of age or over,and currently residing in Middlesex County.
 
  • Entries must have been completed within the last three years and may not have been previously entered in prior County Senior Citizen Art Shows or in the New Jersey Senior Citizens Art Show. Please note: only ONE entry per artist may be entered.
 
  • Artwork that wins First Place at this year’s County Senior Citizen Art Show will be automatically eligible to advance to the New Jersey Senior Citizen Art Show.
 
CATEGORIES:

 
 
  • Acrylic Painting
  • Craft – one-of-a-kind original creations only, no craft kits or molds
  • Digital (Computer) Art – artwork created using computer graphics software (does not include digital photographs)
  • Mixed Media – art that combines two or more media (often non-traditional), and no one of the media clearly predominates; includes collage and assemblage
  • Oil Painting
  • Pastel – includes chalk (soft) and oil pastel
  • Print – all print forms including –but not limited to –etching, linoleum block, lithograph, woodcut, monoprint, silkscreen, collagraph
  • Photography – includes color, black & white or tinted photographs taken with a film-based or digital camera
  • Sculpture – work designed in 3-dimensions, carved or constructed in any medium, abstract or figurative
  • Watercolor Painting – includes gouache (note: traditional watercolor often includes light pencil work and/or ink. They are still considered “Watercolor” –NOT “mixed media”)
  • Works on Paper - includes hand-drawn works in mediums including: charcoal, pencil, colored pencil, graphite, ink, pen, crayon, or stylus of any sort
  
 
ARTIST CLASSIFICATION - Professional or Non-Professional?
 
Professional: Any artist who meets 2 or more of these qualifications:

 
a) sells or has sold artwork through commercial channels (including galleries, on-line galleries, craft shows, art shows, etc.);


b) has been exhibiting their work for 2 or more yearsin professional galleries and/or in professional art exhibits;**
 
c) has had work selected in 2 or more Juried art or craft shows;**
 
d) has received 2 or more awards for their artwork;**
 
e) holds (or has held) professional membership in an artist or craftsperson’sguild or association.

 
 
Non-Professional: An artist who does not meet 2 or more of the above criteria**
  
 
EXCEPTION:  Artists who only enter their County Senior Art Show and NEVER exhibit their work in any other show or venue do not have to identify themselves as a Professional Artist unless they have won First Place in their category 3 or more times–in that case, they should identify themselves as “Professional.”

 
For more information, please contact the Office of Aging and Disabled Services at 732-745-4013 or email brittany.rivera@co.middlesex.nj.us
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