Ageless Art and Timeless Treasures Exhibition  

Ageless Art and Timeless Treasures

Displaying the power of art, creativity, and community to enhance the journey of aging. 

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Call for Art Submissions 

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Entry Deadline: Friday, June 30, 2023 

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LeadingAge PA is celebrating our member’s resident artists by hosting a juried exhibition and gala: Ageless Art and Timeless Treasures.  

The art competition provides the opportunity for LeadingAge PA members' resident artists, of all levels, to express themselves in all subjects and mediums, and to share their work with a broader audience.

  • Entries are limited to 1 per artist. 
  • Both 2D and 3D artworks are welcome.
  • Submission is free.  
  • The entry must have been created while the artist was in residence at a LeadingAge PA member community.

 

Selected artwork will be featured at a public event - Ageless Art and Timeless Treasures Exhibition and Gala which will be held at the LeadingAge PA headquarters on Thursday, September 14, 2023.   

All entries submitted will be featured in a beautiful coffee-table book that encapsulates the power of art, creativity, and community as part of the aging journey.

 

ENTRY DETAILS

Ageless Art and Timeless Treasures Exhibition

This is non-themed, juried art show open to all LeadingAge PA member residents. This is an OPEN CALL with no restrictions on subject matter or style.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

  • Organization:  LeadingAge PA
  • Entry Fee:  Submission is Free
  • Type:  Competition
  • Deadline to submit artwork: June 30, 2023
  • Notification of decision: July 27, 2023
  • LeadingAge PA takes possession of winning artwork by: August 31, 2023
  • Exhibition and Gala: September 14, 2023

Work Media & Size Restrictions

Work Media: 

All media will be considered, including painting, printmaking, sculpture, glass, fiber (i.e. stitchery, fabric), photography, mixed media, installation, wood, and metal work.  No computer-generated art is permitted. The entry design must be original and may not be copied or duplicated from previously published material, including photographs, or from images in any format published on the Internet or by another artist.

 Size Restrictions:

  • 2D Art must be framed and ready for display.
    • Artwork may not exceed maximum dimension, in any direction of 36”, not including framing. 
  • 3D Art must be sturdy. If selected, your work will be moved around on several occasions, and it should be robust enough to handle multiple moves.
    • Artworks may not exceed maximum dimensions 20” high by 24” wide by 12” deep.

Submitting your Artwork

Photos of your artwork and required information must be submitted through LeadingAgePA.org/AgelessArt. The submission form is linked at the top of this page or here.

Only one piece of artwork per person. Pieces must have been created while resident is residing at their current community.

 By submitting your entry to this Call for Art, artist agrees to allow LeadingAge PA to publish, in various formats, all submitted information and images for promoting the power of art, creativity, and community to enrich the journey of aging.

 Entry Requirements for each artwork submitted: 

Artist information:

  • Full name
  • Age
  • Community Name
  • Community address
  • Telephone
  • Email address (to be used for notification of jurors decision)
  • Title of work
  • Medium
  • Year created (between 2021 – 2023)
  • Dimensions (in inches)
  • Display format - on floor, on wall, from ceiling, on pedestal
  • Artist statement - This statement will be included on your exhibit label.
    • In first person, describe why you made the piece, what it means to you, and how you made it (in particular, what makes the work unique to you); keep it brief – no more than two paragraphs (300 words or less).

 Image Requirements for Artwork:

You can submit up to two (2) photos of each artwork submitted.

  • Label your files as follows: FIRST NAME_LAST NAME_IMAGE NUMBER_TITLE OF ARTWORK
    • Example
      • Image #1: JOHN_SMITH_1_RAY OF SUNSHINE
      • Image #2:  JOHN_SMITH_2_RAY OF SUNSHINE).
    • Submitted images must be:
      • High resolution .JPG
      • 6 MB or less in size

Image Requirements for photo of Artist:

Please submit one (1) digital image of artist. Headshots only.

  • Label your file as follows: FIRST NAME_LAST NAME
  • Submitted image must be:
    • High resolution .JPG
    • 6 MB or less in size

Selection Process and Winning Entries

Selection Process: A panel made up of LeadingAge PA staff and business members will choose artwork that is individually unique and engaging. They will evaluate entries according to artistic composition, use of color, and suitability for display.

 Winning Entries: Winning entries will become the property of LeadingAge PA.  We reserve the right to publish photos and artist information for publicity purposes. Artwork selected for the exhibit will travel to different locations within the state of Pennsylvania for up to 1 year. Artist will be notified of each location and the dates of the exhibit.

 After the traveling exhibit is over the artwork will be displayed permanently in the LeadingAge PA headquarters.

 Display and Participation Agreement: It is preferred that winning artists participate in the Ageless Art and Timeless Treasure Gala to help promote the exhibition. No transportation or lodging will be paid by LeadingAge PA.

 What does the winning artist receive?  Winning artists will receive publicity, media recognition, free entry to The Ageless Art and Timeless Treasures Exhibition and Gala and a free copy of The Ageless Art and Timeless Treasures publication.

Questions? Email the education team at education@leadingagepa.org.