The Art of Experience 2018

Beginning its 11th year, Connecticut’s only Senior Juried Art Show is now accepting submissions. Adults ages 70-plus across the state are encouraged to participate. The annual exhibit has hosted artists and their artwork from 64 towns across Connecticut, with an average of 200 pieces of art selected for display at the public exhibit at Pomperaug Woods this September.

Entrants can participate in any of the following categories with first, second and third places awarded in each:

  • Painting
  • Drawing
  • Photography
  • Sculpture

New this year, awards will be given to the following four pieces of artwork:

  • Most Expressive
  • Most Innovative
  • Abstract
  • Best Execution

In addition, the Tommie Davis Award will be presented to the artist who best demonstrates feelings of beauty and life in their artwork. The award-winning pieces will also go on exhibit at the Mattatuck Museum in Waterbury after the public exhibit at Pomperaug Woods from Sept. 21-23.

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“We’re excited to see the show continue to grow,” said Lisa Huebenthal, director of community life services at Pomperaug Woods. “We have four esteemed judges from the greater Connecticut area and we’re sure the new categories and awards will only add to the show’s appeal.”

Since its first year, The Art of Experience has doubled in size in terms of artwork entries and attendance at the public exhibit. Pomperaug Woods is proud to host the show and promote artwork among older adults. Studies have shown that engaging in the arts can help enhance quality of life for older adults and provide various health and wellness benefits.

“Our senior living community is dedicated to providing an uplifting environment, and the art show is just one example of that,” added Leigh Schultz, marketing director at Pomperaug Woods.