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Union County Senior Art Exhibit Now Accepting Entries from Artists Age 60 and Up

water color paletteUnion County, NJ – The Union County Board of County Commissioners is pleased to invite residents of Union County, age 60 or older, to enter the Union County 2021 Senior Citizens Virtual Art Exhibit. Amateurs, non-professionals and working professional artists alike may enter one original artwork completed within the past three years.

The deadline to enter is August 23. Artists must enter online at and submit a digital image of their artwork by the deadline. The virtual exhibit opens on September 30.

“The Commissioner Board is very proud to provide this opportunity for senior artists to connect with the Union County community and share their creativity and vision of the world,” said Board of Commissioners Chairman Alexander Mirabella.

The media categories for entries are: acrylic painting, craft, digital art, mixed media, oil painting, pastel, printmaking, photography, sculpture, watercolor painting, and works on paper (drawing).

The Senior Art Exhibit is an annual program presented and coordinated by the Union County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs. All artworks entered will be judged by an independent panel of professional artists. Separate awards are given to professionals and non-professionals in each media category.

First-place entries will go on to the state level, in the New Jersey Senior Citizens Art Show, also being held online this fall.

For complete information and instructions for submitting work, and to register, please visit the Union County website at

To receive instructions by email or U.S. Postal Service, call 908-558-2550, email, or write to:

Martha Sturm

Union County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs

633 Pearl Street

Elizabeth, NJ 07202

Seniors who do not have Internet access can have a relative or friend with an email address assist and register them.

Staff at the Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs is also available to provide assistance to seniors without email access. For assistance, call 908-527-2550 or visit

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