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Mark Your Calendar for the 2021 Senior Art Show

Senior art show

Franke Tobey Jones will be hosting the Senior Art Show again this year, and it will take place Friday, October 15 through Sunday, October 17 in the M.J. Wicks Wellness Center, so mark your calendars and join us for this fabulous exhibit! This juried art show presents works made in the past 3 years by Washington artist who are 55 and above.  Artists from Western Washington submitted their artwork for consideration.  124 pieces of art were submitted and 52 will be on view with the show.

Attendees also get to vote for your favorite artwork to win the People’s Choice award. Current mandates for long-term senior living communities requires visitors to have proof of Covid-19 vaccination. 

This year’s show is curated by Heide Fernandez-Llamazares.  Heide is the My Public Art Portal Project Manager for the Washington State Arts Commission where she manages the online presentation of the State Art Collection. She has worked for the Tacoma Art Museum Education Department, and she curated The Telephone Room Gallery out of her home in the North End of Tacoma from 2009-13. Heide currently serves as a Tacoma Arts Commissioner and was also a juror for the 2018 Senior Art Show.

The 2021 art show Jury includes:

  • Elise Richman, Artist and Professor of Art at the University of Puget Sound
  • Allison Hyde, Artist and City of Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation, Arts Coordinator
  • Lynn Di Nino, Artist and 2017 recipient of Washington State Governor’s “Artist of the Year” Award

The Senior Art Show will be on view Friday, October 15 through Sunday, October 17 in the M.J. Wicks Wellness Center from 12:00 pm—3:00 pm.

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