Alexandria Column: Enter ‘Young at Art’ Exhibition

Alexandria Column: Enter ‘Young at Art’ Exhibition

30th annual juried art show for artists 55-plus.

Young at Art will celebrate its 30th anniversary this October at the Durant Arts Center in Alexandria. Senior Services of Alexandria (SSA) and the Goodwin House Foundation are co-sponsoring this event, which showcases the talented works of senior artists in the Washington Metropolitan Area. Artists aged 55-plus, may submit their art to make this anniversary year’s exhibit the best one yet. The “Call for Art” includes a variety of art types, including oil, acrylic, and watercolor painting, ceramics, sculpture, digital composition, pastels, stained glass, and mixed media. Chris Haggarty from Marymount University will serve as this year’s juror.

Artists are asked to bring their art works along with a completed application and entry fee of $20 to the Durant Arts Center on Tuesday, Oct. 4 between 10 a.m. and noon. The entry fee of $20 covers up to three pieces of art, and the art will be judged the same day. Art selected for the exhibition must remain on exhibit until Nov. 18. Art may be priced for sale, if the artist wishes to do so. Works of art not chosen for the exhibition must be picked up on Wednesday, Oct. 5.

A “Meet the Artists” reception and presentation of awards will be held on Thursday, Oct.20 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. at the Durant Arts Center. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top three pieces of art.

Senior Services of Alexandria and the Goodwin House Foundation would like to thank this year’s Young at Art Sponsors, which include: ACC Family; The Art League; Fiske Law Group, PLLC; The Goodhart Group; Goodwin House Foundation; Redmon, Peyton & Braswell, LLP; Renner & Company; Senior Services of Alexandria; Nina Tisara; and Donnan C. Wintermute.

Others interested in sponsoring the 30th Anniversary Young at Art show, should contact Jeanne Jacob, executive director, Goodwin House Foundation at 703-824-1200.

The “Young at Art” exhibition runs from Thursday, Oct. 6 – Thursday, Nov.17. Viewing hours are 5-10 p.m. Monday - Friday. The Durant Arts Center is located at 1605 Cameron St. in Old Town Alexandria. For more information and to download an application go to or call SSA at 703-836-4414, ext. 110 or Goodwin House Foundation at 703-824-1200.