3rd Annual Creative Age

Invitational Senior Art Exhibit

Sponsored by Good Moods at Grace Ridge and benefiting the Burke Arts Council

Art Show Call for Entries.Grace Ridge Retirement Community is hosting an invitational art exhibit featuring senior artists from Western North Carolina. The objective of Creative Age is to celebrate the talent of both professional and non-professional artists age 60 or older. This invitational exhibit will be open to the public June 8-21, 2017.

Grace Ridge Retirement Community, 500 Lenoir Road Morganton, NC 28655

A $5 display fee per submission (limit 2) is required with all proceeds benefiting the Burke Arts Council.


  • Entry Deadline is Friday, May 5, 2017, at 11:59 p.m.
  • Notifications will be the week of May 8, 2017.

Art Entries

  • Entries for the art show is closed.

Receiving Day
Monday, June 5, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Artwork will be received at Grace Ridge Retirement Community. All artists must complete the two tags included below for each entry; one should be attached to the back of the artwork and one will be submitted to the registration staff.

VIP and Artists’ Reception
Wednesday, June 7, 3-5 p.m., including a brief program and introductions. All selected artists are invited to attend. Light refreshments will be served.

Exhibit Open to the Public
Thursday, June 8 – Wednesday, June 21 Public Exhibit Hours: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Removal Day
Friday, June 23, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. All accepted work must remain for the duration of the exhibit and must be picked up on the designated removal days. Call Lisa Miller at 828-580-8336 to make special pick up arrangements. Any artists who permitted work to be sold will be notified prior to removal day if their art was sold. A signature will be required in order to remove artwork.

Artwork will only be accepted based on the following guidelines:


  • The artist must be 60 years of age or over and a resident of North Carolina; work must be original.
  • The artist must declare classification as Professional or Non-Professional.
    • Professional: Person who meets at least two of the following criteria:
      • Sold the type of art entered in the contest/exhibition through commercial channels;
      • Exhibited in a professional gallery;
      • Holds professional membership in a guild or association.
  • Non-Professional: Person who does not meet two of the “Professional” criteria above.


  • Acrylic
  • Craft: Original objects only (NO kits or molds), including fiber arts, basketry, glassworks, ceramic works (bowls, cups, etc.), needlepoint, etc.
  • Digital: Computer imagery generated using a graphics/paint program such as Photoshop, Illustrator or Corel Painter; does NOT include digitally adjusted photographs.
  • Drawing: Pencil, pen, ink, graphite, markers, scratchboards, etc.
  • Mixed Media & Collage: Combines multiple mediums, with no one medium predominating.
  • Oil
  • Pastel: Pastel, chalk, charcoal and oil paste.
  • Photography: Any image made using a film-based or digital camera, scanner, pinhole camera, etc., including digitally manipulated photos, hand-tinted photos, photograms, etc.
  • Print: Etching, linocut, woodcut, monoprint, silkscreen, lithograph, etc.
  • Sculpture: 3-dimensional decorative works carved or constructed in any medium; painted or unpainted, abstract or figurative.
  • Watercolor: Includes paintings primarily created with watercolor; includes gouache.

ENTRY SUBMISSIONS Entry Deadline is Friday, May 5, 2017, at 11:59 p.m. Grace Ridge reserves the right to refuse any work that does not meet the criteria or that contains unsuitable material. For additional information, contact Kristine Goodyear at graceridgeart@walker-marketing.com.

  • Entries for the art show is closed.