21st Annual "Young at Art" Show Announces Call for Entries

The Campagna Center to Host Senior Art Exhibition

ALEXANDRIA, VA – The 21st annual “Young at Art” show, sponsored by The Campagna Center’s Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP), the Alexandria Commission on Aging, and The Friends of the Torpedo Factory Art Center will be held at The Campagna Center, 418 S. Washington Street; Alexandria, VA from July 16 - 26, 2007. The juried show is open to all metro artists aged 55 and better. The fee for entering the first three works is $10.00 and $5.00 for each additional entry. All mediums are accepted.

“Young at Art” has consistently attracted accomplished artists who work in all mediums. Works by teachers, professionals and amateurs have been submitted and accepted. The ages of previous artists range from 58 to 89.

“The Campagna Center is honored to host the ‘Young at Art’ show,” said Karen Hughes, Campagna Center President & CEO. “The Center is committed to creating a vibrant, effective community for all. By showcasing the works of these talented local artists, we are able to bring art and culture directly to the members of our community.”

Intake is on Tuesday, July 10 from 10AM to 1PM. The opening reception and award ceremony, which is open to the public, will take place on Sunday, July 15 from 2 – 4PM at The Campagna Center. The Goodwin House Foundation is the show’s Corporate Sponsor and the Alexandria Commission for the Arts has awarded a grant which provides partial funding for the project.

To ensure fairness, a different juror is selected each year. This year’s juror is Maya Weber. She is a lecturer in fine art at Northern Virginia Community College in Alexandria, Va., Montgomery College in Rockville, Md. and the Washington Studio School in Chevy Chase Md.

Last year, 62 artists submitted 186 pieces to Young at Art. Fifty-One pieces were in the show. Awards include cash prizes for first, second, and third places plus ribbons for five honorable mentions.

For entry forms please call Eric Goodwin with RSVP at 703-549-1607 or e-mail egoodwin@campagnacenter.org.


About The Campagna Center

The Campagna Center is proud to be the leading children’s organization in Alexandria, Virginia, caring for more than 1,500 children daily. Since 1945, The Campagna Center has been a beacon of hope and a catalyst for community involvement. Today it operates seven high-quality programs

that support children in Alexandria by providing services that allow them to arrive at school ready to learn and ensure they are academically successful at each grade level. For more information, visit www.campagnacenter.org.


About RSVP

RSVP is a volunteer clearinghouse for persons age 55 and better. The program offers benefits to volunteers including birthday parties, trips, and partial reimbursement of volunteer expenses. Volunteer worksites include hospitals, neighborhood watches, libraries, police departments, museums, senior centers, and many others community-based organizations. The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program of The Campagna Center is one of over 750 RSVP’s throughout the United States.

Note to editors: Karen Hughes and Maya Weber are available for interviews or comments. If you would like to schedule an interview, please contact Bethany Nguyen at (703) 549-0111 x124 or BNguyen@campagnacenter.org