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TRENTON, N.J.—Many famous creators bloomed late in life and went on to achieve great acclaim. Among the most famous is Grandma Moses -- whose painting life began in her 70s after she abandoned a career in embroidery because of arthritis -- and many others who discovered their desire to paint or sculpt later in life.

Mercer County’s Office on Aging is partnering with the County Division of Culture and Heritage to host the Mercer County Senior Art Show, and is seeking entries. Perhaps you are one of the unsung talents awaiting discovery?

“No matter what medium you use to express your art, I encourage any senior citizen in Mercer County to submit his or her work for exhibit. I am heartily looking forward to seeing the talented work of many on display this summer,” said Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes.

The Mercer County Senior Art Show will be Aug. 17-27 at the Robbinsville Senior Center at 1117 Route 130, Robbinsville. Any Mercer County resident age 60 or older may submit artwork to the show, and entries may be selected to advance to the state level at the New Jersey Senior Citizen Art Show.

The rules are simple. All submissions must be the original work of the applicant, created within the last three years, and not previously entered in the Mercer County Senior Art Show. Applicants may submit one piece of art in any of the following categories: acrylic, computer-generated images, drawing, mixed media, oil, pastel, photography (including digital), prints, and watercolor. One winner in each category will move on to the state show in October. There must be three entries per category before judging can take place, so don’t hesitate to begin!  For an entry form or more information, please call (609) 989-6661 or visit, Division of Culture and Heritage.