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Young At Art in Alexandria

Juried show celebrates 31 years.

Artist Donna Reuss talks about her watercolor “Silence.”

Artist Donna Reuss talks about her watercolor “Silence.” Photo by John Bordner/Gazette Packet

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Young At Art first place winner Nilo Santiago, left, is congratulated by Senior Services of Alexandria board chair Gerry Cooper as Gant Redmon looks on.

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First place winner Nilo Santiago poses in front of his winning entry “Grand Bazaar Turkey.”

Young At Art, a juried art exhibit featuring the works of artists 55 years and older, celebrated its 31st anniversary with a reception and awards ceremony Nov. 2 at the Durant Arts Center in Old Town.

Co-sponsored by Senior Services of Alexandria and the Goodwin House Foundation, Young At Art showcases works of art created by older adults to make them available to the greater Washington Metropolitan area community.

“We are proud to celebrate the 31st anniversary of the Young at Art Exhibition,” said Jeanne Jacob, executive director of the Goodwin House Foundation. “The artwork in this year’s show represents the many talented senior artists in the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan area."

Chris Haggerty, professor of Fine Arts at Marymount University, served as juror for the show, which attracted artists in all mediums.

“Senior Services of Alexandria is proud to cosponsor this annual event with the Goodwin House Foundation that highlights the many talented senior artists in our area,” said Mary Lee Anderson, executive director of Senior Services of Alexandria. “We are grateful to Chris Haggerty who served as our juror again this year.”

Works for the show were submitted by teachers, professionals and amateurs. Mediums represented include: oil, acrylic, water color, digital composition, photo print, silver gelatin print, enamel on steel, fiber, clay and wood sculpture, paint on silk, pastels, color pencil and mix media.

Winners of the 2017 Young At Art show include: First Place - Nilo Santiago; Second Place – Alfonso Ong; Third Place (tie) – Donna Lee Gallo and Jan Peterson; Honorable Mention – Francesca DiLorenzo, Donna Lee Gallo, Nilo Santiago, Patrick O’Brien and Gloria Spellman.