Monmouth County residents age 60 and over are invited to submit one piece of original, visual art in Monmouth County’s annual 2011 Senior Citizen Art Contest and Exhibition.
County residents may download the completeapplication packet from the county Web site at www.visitmonmouth.com, pick up an application at the county’s Division on Aging, Disabilities and Veterans’ Services at 21 Main St., Freehold, or request a copy be mailed to them by calling 732-431-7450. The deadline to submit a completed application is June 21.
Artists who have professional or nonprofessional status are welcome. Categories in both divisions are acrylic, craft, computer imagery, drawing, mixed media, oil, pastel, photography, print, sculpture and watercolor. Category specific information is included in the application packet.
“Monmouth County’s older adults are creative and vibrant, and they have an opportunity to showcase their talents in this popular program again in 2011,” said Freeholder Amy A. Mallet, liaison to the Monmouth County Division on Aging, Disabilities and Veterans Services. The agency coordinates Monmouth County’s contest and exhibition each year. “I look forward to seeing all of the creative efforts that will be on display in the library.”
Entries will be on display in the Monmouth County Library Headquarters in Manalapan from July 6 through July 30.
Nina Douglas of Middletown, Frank Colaguori of West Long Branch, Michael Ferrara of West Keansburg, Carol Gleason of Howell, Guido Guazzoni of Wayside, Ellen Lewis of Manalapan, Nat Regan of Monmouth Beach, Carol Rustako of Colts Neck, Barbara Silvano of Middletown and Barbara Stier of Marlboro were recognized among the more than 200 entries in the professional and nonprofessional categories in 2011.
Winners of the local competition will then go on to compete in a statewide senior citizen art contest sponsored by the New Jersey Association of Area Agencies on Aging.