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April 19, 2019

Senior Artists Sought for Annual Exhibit at Ocean County College

TOMS RIVER — Attention senior artists! Professional and non-professional artists 60 years of age or older, who are residents of Ocean County, are eligible to submit artwork in one of 11 categories to the 43rd Annual Ocean County Senior Art Exhibit. The exhibit will be open for public viewing on the second floor of the Grunin Center Gallery, at the Jay and Linda Grunin Center for the Arts at Ocean County College, from June 8-29.

Artwork will be received only on Wednesday, June 5, between 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 noon in the Grunin Center lobby (Bldg #11) on the OCC Main Campus, on College Drive in Toms River, NJ. Please use Parking Lot #2.

Each artist may only submit one entry. Artwork must be original work by the exhibiting artist, created within the past three years, and not previously entered in prior county senior art shows or in the New Jersey State Senior Art Show. (NOTE: Reproduction of the artist’s work, including giclée or other digital copies of original paintings or mixed media work, will not be accepted.)

Categories of eligible work are as follows: 1. Acrylic Painting, 2. Craft (no kits or molds), 3. Digital/Computer Art (does not include digital photographs), 4. Mixed Media (includes collage/assemblage), 5. Oil Painting, 6. Pastel (includes soft chalk/oil pastel), 7. Print (includes collagraph, etching, linoleum block, lithograph, monoprint, silkscreen, woodcut), 8. Photography (color, black & white, tinted photos taken with a film-based or digital camera), 9. Sculpture, 10. Watercolor Painting (includes gouache), 11. Works on Paper (charcoal, pencil, colored pencil, graphite, ink, pen, crayon, or stylus of any sort).

Hanging artwork, photos, or crafts, may be no more than 30” and no less than 10” in any dimension, including matting and framing. In addition, sculpture and 3D crafts may not exceed 20” in any dimension including any base for the sculpture. Work should not exceed 40 lbs. in weight. Please refer to artwork display rules for complete details.

A non-refundable entry fee of $10 cash (exact change, please) is required at the time of submission.

For complete eligibility requirements, artwork display rules, and an entry form, contact Valarie Morris, OCC College Relations Office, at 732-255-0400, ext. 2380, or visit

Sponsors of the 43rd Annual Ocean County Senior Art Exhibit include Ocean County College, the Senior Art Advisory Committee, Ocean County Board of Chosen Freeholders, Ocean County Office of Senior Services, the Ocean County Cultural & Heritage Commission, and Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey.

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