CC Young Announces Call for Entries for its Annual 2023 Spirit is Ageless Art & Writing Contest

Entries accepted on August 22 and 23, 2023 at The Point on the CC Young campus

DALLAS (July 6, 2023) CC Young, a premier, non-profit senior living community, has announced its call for art and writing entries for the 2023 Spirit is Ageless Art & Writing Contest. Residents of CC Young and the public, age 55 and better, are invited to submit their original art and writing creations. Online registration begins on Tuesday, August 1, and entries will be accepted on Tuesday and Wednesday, August 22 and 23, 2023, respectively, at The Point on the CC Young campus located at 4847 West Lawther Drive in Dallas. The Spirit is Ageless show will be on display at The Point from August 29 through October 27, 2023.

Debuting in 1999, the Spirit is Ageless Art & Writing Contest has continued to be a very special event for the Dallas-Fort Worth community and CC Young. The annual contest, art gallery show, and public celebration of artists and writers unites the North Texas area, highlighting submissions from 15 categories and showcasing each individual’s ageless artistry, the capability to thrive, and ambition to share their creativity and talents with the public, regardless of one’s stature. All ability levels are welcome to participate in the contest.

“CC Young is dedicated to serving and celebrating our residents and community at large so each individual can continue to grow in body, mind, and spirit, regardless of their personal circumstances or limitations,” said Brian Parman, director of The Point & Pavilion at CC Young. “This annual contest inspires and celebrates each person’s creativity and artistic expression.”

The contest is open to the public, age 55 or better, as well as residents of CC Young. To be eligible, the art must have been completed at age 55 or better and created by the person entering the piece. CC Young residents are limited to entering two (2) pieces and there is NO cost. All others are limited to entering one (1) complimentary piece and may enter one (1) additional piece of art for a $10.00 entrance fee, which must be paid at the time of art delivery/drop off. Art will be accepted in the following categories:

  • Drawing & illustration (pen, ink, pastel, scratch board)
  • Hard crafts (ceramic, glass, pottery)
  • Painting – acrylic
  • Painting – oil & pastel
  • Painting – watercolor
  • Photography
  • Poetry
  • Prose
  • Sculpture
  • Soft crafts – decorative
  • Soft crafts – sewing
  • Soft crafts – textile
  • Group projects
  • Personal essay and short story
  • Theme short story

For full contest details and online entry form, visit www.ccyoung.org/events. Additional information is available by contacting Angela Castillo at [email protected] or (214) 841-2831.

Winners will be recognized at a celebration held at The Point on Friday, October 27, 2023, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. The 2023 featured speaker is Dr. Laura Evans, associate professor, University of North Texas College of Visual Arts & Design. Evans’ presentation “F is for Fake: Han van Meegeren and the Vermeer Forgeries,” will focus on Henricus Antoniu “Han” van Meegeren, who is widely considered to be one of the most accomplished and beloved art forgers of all time. Van Meegeren specialized in creating work in the style of Vermeer, “rediscovering” lost work by this famed painter (that he had really painted), and selling it to collectors, curators, and even the Third Reich. In this lecture, Evans will dive into van Meegeren’s complex forgery schemes and how he eventually earned fame and immortality as one of history’s most loved art forgers. RSVPs are required at [email protected] or call 214-841-2831.

About CC Young Senior Living
For more than 100 years, CC Young has been serving senior adults. The community is nestled in the heart of East Dallas on a lush 20-acre campus across from White Rock Lake. CC Young is a forward-thinking, nonprofit Continuing Care Retirement Community with a long history of excellence. Known for stellar services, CC Young holds a 5-Star overall Quality Rating from the Centers of Medicare Services in skilled nursing care, home health, and hospice. CC Young provides opportunities for Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Support, Long-Term Care, Respite Care, Short-Term Rehabilitation, Aquatics and Outpatient Therapy, and Hospice General Inpatient services. The Community Services Program offers Home Healthcare, Hospice and Palliative Care, and Private Care on- and off campus. Its services are licensed in 13 counties throughout North Texas. The Vista’s opening in 2020 launched a new era of healthcare for residents and surrounding community members. Coming later, The Terraces will be the newest Independent Living residence featuring views of White Rock Lake. Additionally, The Point & Pavilion, located in the heart of the campus, offers creative, educational, recreational, fitness and spiritual opportunities for residents and the public. To schedule a tour or learn more, call 214-258-4000 or visit ccyoung.org.

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