Friday, January 14, 2011

CALL TO ARTISTS: Older Visual Artists in Washington, Lamoille, and Orange Counties

Central Vermont Council on Aging (CVCOA) will once again present The Art of Creative Aging in celebration of Older Americans Month in May. The Art of Creative Aging is a juried exhibit of current work of older visual artists (70+) living in Washington, Lamoille and Orange counties. The show will be on display May 1st through June 30th at the Kellogg-Hubbard Library in Montpelier.

Interested artists will submit digital photographs of up to three art works for review by the jury. The deadline for digital submissions is March 1st. All work chosen for the exhibit will be for sale by silent auction. Artists will establish a minimum bid considering 40% of the sale for CVCOA.

A reception will be held at the library on Thursday, May 5th, 4:30 - 7:00 pm to meet the artists. The silent auction of the artwork will begin that evening, and continue throughout the two-month exhibit.

Digital submissions are to be sent to Margaret Harmon at . She may be reached at 802-229-0624 for more information.

Last year, the Art of Creative Aging inaugural exhibit featured 26 artists. The 43 pieces of artwork on display included sculptures, photographs, oil and acrylic paintings, watercolors, pastels, collages, monoprints, and quilted wall hangings. The Vermont Art Zine defined the artists' work as "lively, expressive, creative and full of life."

Central Vermont Council on Aging (CVCOA) supports elders in leading healthy, independent and dignified lives in the homes and communities in 54 central Vermont towns. Visit the CVCOA website at or call the Senior Helpline at 1-800-642-5119. Our office is located at 30 Washington Street in Barre.

Image by Marianne Herlitz