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2022 Union County Senior Citizens’ Art Exhibit is open for Entries

The Union County Board of County Commissioners is pleased to invite residents of Union County, ages 60 and up, to enter the 2022 Union County Senior Citizens Art Exhibit. This year brings a return to a physical art exhibit and a new venue — Trailside Nature & Science Center, located in Watchung Reservation at 452 New Providence Road, Mountainside.

“The Senior Citizen Art Show gives our most seasoned residents a chance to showcase their work, share their visions and express their emotions through art,” said Commissioner Chair Rebecca Williams. “This exhibit is a great example of the inclusive message the Union County Board of County Commissioners continue to work together to achieve. I am looking forward to seeing all of the submissions.”

The Senior Citizens Art Exhibit is an annual program presented and coordinated by the Union County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs. The exhibit will open on April 28th and close with a reception for participants on May 11, 2022. The deadline to register is midnight on Thursday, April 21st. The exhibit is open to both professional and non-professional artists at all levels of experience. Entries must be original works completed within the past three years. Registration online is required. Find complete instructions and register at

Registrants can enter one artwork in a variety of media categories: acrylic painting, oil painting, watercolor, pastel, works on paper (drawing), photography, digital art (excluding digital photography), mixed media, printmaking, sculpture, and craft. Artworks entered will be judged by a panel of professional artists who will designate separate awards for professionals and non-professionals. All first-place artworks will go on to compete at the state level in the New Jersey Senior Citizens Art Show this fall.

For seniors who do not have internet access, a relative or friend with an email address may assist and register on behalf of the artist, or staff at the Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs will assist artists with registration by phone. For assistance or questions, or to receive instructions by mail or email, email, or call 908-558-2552 (weekdays). Relay users dial 711.