News from the Somerset County Board of County Commissioners

Shanel Y. Robinson, Commissioner Director | Sara Sooy, Commissioner Deputy Director

Melonie Marano, Commissioner | Paul Drake, Commissioner | Doug Singleterry, Commissioner

August 12, 2021

Somerset County Accepting Submissions for Senior Art Show

Entry Deadline for Artwork Is Aug. 31

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Somerset County Cultural & Heritage Commission is accepting submissions for its 2021 annual senior art show to be held from Sept. 13 to Oct 22. This year, the exhibition will be displayed in the County Administration Building and virtually on the Somerset County website.

“I’m looking forward to experiencing the artwork created this year. Somerset County has a wealth of extraordinarily talented persons originating an array of interesting pieces using a variety of mediums,” said Somerset County Commissioner Melonie Marano, Cultural & Heritage liaison. “Creativity and talent thrive at all ages in Somerset County.”

Artists can choose to have their artwork displayed in the virtual gallery only, or in both the virtual and live, in-person galleries. First-place winners will automatically be entered into the State Senior Art Show, which will be held virtually beginning Oct. 29 until the end of the year.

Eligibility and Submission Requirements

To be eligible, artists must be a resident of Somerset County and at least 60-years of age.

Entrants may submit artwork in watercolors, oils, acrylics, digital/computer art, photography, pastels, drawings, mixed media, sculpture and printmaking.


All entrants must submit a photo of their work online so they can be juried for the State Art Show. Only one photo of artwork per artist will be accepted. Artwork that was created more than three years ago or has previously been submitted to the Somerset County Senior Art Show will not be accepted. The deadline to register and submit artwork is Tuesday, Aug. 31.

To submit photos of artwork, visit If applicants experience technical difficulties when submitting their artwork, contact the Somerset County Cultural & Heritage Office at 908-231-7110 or send an email to

For more information about the 2021 Senior Art Show, visit

Annual Somerset County Senior Art Show

The senior art exhibit is co-sponsored by the Somerset County Office on Aging and Disability Services and made possible by funds from the Somerset County Cultural & Heritage Commission, a partner of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.

Somerset County Cultural & Heritage Commission

The Somerset County Cultural Heritage Commission (SCC&HC) is a nine-member committee, appointed by the Somerset County Commissioners, who are responsible for developing county programs that promote public interest in local and county history, the arts, cultural values and goals, as well as traditions of the community, state and nation.


The SCC&HC is committed to facilitating equal access to programs, services and resources for all people without regard to age, race, creed, color, national origin, sexual orientation, or physical disability.


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