U.S. Representative Jared Polis

2013 Congressional Senior Art Competition

Art Through the Ages marks the third annual senior art show sponsored by U.S. Representative Jared Polis (CO-2). As the son of a poet and an artist, Congressman Polis is committed to supporting the arts in all their expressions. As the representative of a constituency that empowers seniors to live and age well, Jared is pleased to recognize and honor senior artists from the second congressional district of Colorado.

Submissions to the Boulder area show will hang at Frasier Meadows from April 15th through May 17th. The Congressman will host a reception the closing day May 17th, from 1-3 pm, at which time the winning and runner-up pieces will be announced. The winning entry will hang in Congressman Polis’ Washington, D.C., office for approximately one year; the runner-up in his Boulder office. The winner and runner up will also be treated to lunch with the Congressman, at a time and place to be determined.

Eligibility
• All senior citizens, age 65 or older, are eligible to enter.
• Artists must reside in the Second Congressional District of Colorado.
• Artwork must be two-dimensional – no sculpture – but can be any medium: painting, drawing, collage, print, mixed media, computer-generated, photography, etc.
• Artwork must not exceed 30” x 30” in dimension, and must be ready to hang with frame and wire.
• Artists may submit up to two (2) pieces of artwork.
• The winning piece will hang in Congressman Polis’ Washington, D.C., office for up to one year.

Submissions
All works must be submitted between April 7th and April 11th, 2014. Each piece must be accompanied by a Release Form and an Entry Label taped to the back of the work. Submissions must be ready and able to hang (That means mounted or framed, or in some condition to be placed on a wall). Framing is not necessary for submission, but the winning work will eventually need to be framed.

A panel of three judges will choose the winning and runner-up pieces of art. The panel will consist of a member of the Congressman’s senior advisory group, the SAGE Counsel, one member of his Youth Advisory Council, and one artist from the community. The winning and runner-up pieces will be announced at the May 17th reception.

How to use the “Release Forms & Entry Labels”
Each entry should have a release form associated with it and an entry label.

Please print clearly or type, double-check spelling of names, and accuracy of information, as entry labels are used to create the display labels for the show.

Release forms should be accompanied by corresponding entry labels attached to the back of each piece of art work on delivery day. Participants must also complete a liability waiver for the artwork they submit.

Please keep at least one copy of the information for your records.

The deadline for submissions is April 11th, 2014. All artwork must be delivered to the Congressman’s Boulder office: 4770 Baseline Rd., suite 220, 80303.
NOTE: If you live at Frasier Meadows, deliver it to the activity office, rooms 251 & 253

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Stuart Feinhor at (303) 484-9596 or Stuart.Feinhor@mail.house.gov.

Special thanks to the SAGE Counsel, the Society for Creative Aging, and Frasier Meadows for their support in this endeavor.

​Download the Release Form here.
Download the Entry Label here.
Download the Liability waiver here.

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