State Representative Dan Winslow (R-Norfolk) announces the 15th Annual Senior Citizens Artistic Interpretation of the State House Holiday Card Contest. Sponsored by the Secretary of State’s office, the theme is ‘December Holiday at the State House’. It is open only to citizens who are 62 and over.
It can be any in medium and must be between 5”x7” and 18”x24”, with the State House being the focal point or included as part of the main theme. It should be matted and framed but if the artist is unable to mat or frame the entry, the Secretary of State’s office will provide the matting using basic materials. Entries must have the artist’s name, address and telephone number printed on the back.
Entries must be received by August 1, 2011 by being mailed or delivered directly to Dolores McCray, Commonwealth Museum, Massachusetts Archives Building, 220 Morrissey Boulevard, Boston, MA 02125. Entries will be judged by professional artists. If you want your artwork displayed on the website, a signed authorization form must also be attached. The authorization forms are available on-line at www.state.ma.us/sec/trs or by contacting Representative Winslow’s office at 617-722-2060.
This year’s winning cards will be reproduced and sold as the State House Gift Card
with the artist’s name printed on the card. The Office of the Secretary will retain ownership rights to the artwork only as a card. An Affirmation of Award will be presented to selected artists in a ceremony held at the Commonwealth Museum in early autumn at a date to be announced. Artwork may be retrieved during the ceremony, but if an artist cannot attend, the Secretary of State’s Office will gladly return their artwork to the artist.