Sussex County Arts &   Heritage Council

SCAHC Gallery
133 Spring St. | Newton, NJ 07860

Senior Citizens Show for Artists aged 60 and older

Exhibition runs June 20th - July 25th.

Entries in all mediums will be accepted.  

Download the Rules and Interactive Entry Form by clicking on the links. 

First place Professional and Non-Professional artists in each category will qualify for the 2024 New Jersey State Senior Citizens Annual Juried Art Contest & Exhibition. 

Key Dates for the SCAHC Spring St. Gallery

Receiving: Friday, June 14th: 11AM - 4PM

Saturday, June 15th: 1 - 4PM 

Opening Reception:  Saturday, June 22: 6:30 - 8:30 PM

Pick Up: Friday, July 26th: 11AM - 4PM

Saturday, July 27th, 2024: 1 - 4PM 

2024 New Jersey State Senior Citizens Annual Juried Art Contest and Exhibition Dates: 

On view: October 5 – October 31

Award Presentation Ceremony: October 17th

Pick up from the SCAHC Gallery: We will notify artists on the first week of November when they may pick up their artwork.

Entry Fees

SCAHC Member Artists 

$10 per piece or $30 for 3 pieces

$40 for 3 pieces and a Portfolio Stand with up to 20 pieces

FFDP/Veteran Members 50% discount 

Non-Member Artists

$15 per piece or $45 for 3 pieces

Portfolio Stands

Portfolio Stands are only for Member Artists exhibiting 3 pieces.

Artwork must be matted and wrapped in plastic.
Portfolio stands must be provided by artist and must be no larger than 30" x 30" (footprint to be provided by artist). Portfolio stands and their contents must be removed and collected by the end of the exhibition.  


Pay online by credit card, through PayPal, or call our office at 973-383-0027 to make a credit card payment over the phone.
We also accept cash and checks at our office. Checks may be mailed to the SCAHC office however 


SCAHC Member Entry Fees

SCAHC Member Prices
Name of Artist
Phone Number

FFDP/Veteran Entry Fees 

**Portfolios Stands are only for FFDP/Veterans who are ALSO SCAHC MEMBERS**

FFDP/Veteran Prices
Name of Artist
Phone Number

Non-Member Entry Fees

Non Member Prices
Name of Artist
Phone Number

What are the categories?

1.      Acrylic Painting

2.      Craft – one of a kind creations only, no craft kits or mold.

3.      Digital (Computer) Art – artwork created using computer graphics software (does not include digital photographs.

4.      Mixed Media – art that combines two or more media (often non-traditional), and no one media clearly predominates; includes collage and assemblage.

5.      Oil Painting

6.      Pastel – includes chalk (soft) and oil pastel.

7.      Print – all print forms including – but not limited to – etching, linoleum block, lithograph, woodcut, monoprint, silkscreen, and collagraph.

8.      Photography – includes color, black & white or tinted photographs taken with a film-based or digital camera.

9.      Sculpture – work designed in 3-dimensions, carved or constructed in any medium, abstract of figurative.

10.  Watercolor Painting – includes gouache (note: traditional watercolor often includes light pencil work and/or ink. They are still considered “Watercolor” NOT “Mixed Media”.

11.  Works on Paper – Includes hand-drawn works in mediums including: charcoal, pencil, colored pencil, graphite, ink, pen, crayon, or stylus of any sort.


How do I know if I am a Professional or Non-Professional Artist?

PROFESSIONAL is an artist who meets 2 OR MORE of these qualifications:

    • Sells or has sold artwork through commercial channels (including galleries, on-line galleries, craft shows, art shows, etc.)
    • Has been exhibiting their work for 2 or more years in professional galleries and/or in professional art exhibits.*
    • Has had work selected in 2 or more Juried Art or Craft Shows.*
    • Has received 2 or more awards for their Artwork.*
    • Holds (or has held) professional membership in an artist or craftsperson guild or association.
NON-PROFESSIONAL is an artist who DOES NOT meet 2 or more of the above criteria.
    • *EXCEPTION: Artists who only enter their work in the County Senior Art Show and NEVER exhibit their work in any other show or venue do not have to identify themselves as Professional Artists unless they have won First Place3 in their category 3 or more times. In that case, they should identify themselves as “Professional”.

What happens if I get selected for the 2024 New Jersey State Senior Citizens Annual Juried Art Contest and Exhibition? 

Only a select few works will qualify for this show. IF your piece is chosen, the SCAHC will take your artwork to the show and bring it back when the show is over if it does not sell. Once the artwork is brought back the gallery after the State Show, you will be able to pick it up. 

Funding of the Sussex County Arts & Heritage Council has been made available in part by the NJ State Council on the Arts, a division of the NJ Department of State and a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, through the State/County Partnership Block Grant Program, as administered by the Sussex County Arts & Heritage Council. Additional funding has been made available in part by the New Jersey Historical Commission through the County History Partnership Program, as administered by the Sussex County Arts & Heritage Council. Partial funding provided by the Sussex County Board of Commissioners.

Gallery / Office Hours

Tuesday - Friday: 10:00 am - 5:00 PM
Saturday: by appointment

133 Spring Street, Newton NJ 07860

Email:  |  Phone: 973 - 383 - 0027

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Sussex County Arts & Heritage Council is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization. 

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