Highland News Leader

Senior art competition looking for entries

Don’t miss the chance to enter your piece of art in Life Experienced — A Senior Art Competition. Southwestern Illinois College and the St. Clair County Office on Aging are once again partnering with the Gateway East Artists’ Guild and Art on the Square for this unique art competition and exhibition.

Artists 60 and older who reside in the SWIC district or are members of the GEAG are invited to showcase their artistic abilities and have a chance to win prize money. Selected entries will be displayed at an exhibition March 4-7, 2016 at the Schmidt Art Center. An opening reception will be held Thursday, March 3 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Categories for submission include: painting and mixed media; drawing and printmaking; fine crafts; photography and digital art; and sculpture and ceramics. Applications are due by Friday, Jan. 29 and an entry fee ($10 for one piece; $15 for two pieces) is required for each artist.

For more information or to get a copy of the application form, visit swic.edu/psop or co.st-clair.il.us or call (618) 234-4410, ext. 7056.