101-year-old Artist Wins Category in Senior Citizens Juried Art Contest

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Mindel (Minnie) Kaufman, 101, was presented with a first-place ribbon at the annual Senior Citizens Juried Art Contest and Exhibition sponsored by the Freeholder Board and the Camden County Cultural and Heritage Commission at Camden County College. The Cherry Hill artist will be recognized along with 15 other winners for her submission “Flower Power” in the Professional Mixed Media category.

“I congratulate all of the artists that participated in this year’s contest. The judges certainly had a challenging task, as each work of art is impressive and worthy of recognition,” said Freeholder Melinda Kane, liaison to the Camden County Cultural and Heritage Commission. “I encourage everyone to visit Camden County College in Cherry Hill during the exhibition.”

This year, 55 artists aged 60 and over submitted entries in the following categories: acrylic painting, craft, digital art, mixed media, oil painting, pastel, print, photography, sculpture, watercolor, and works on paper. Professional and non-professional first-place winners in each category will go on to compete at the state level.

The gallery at the William G. Rohrer Center is open Tuesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Wednesday from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. The Senior Citizens Art Exhibition runs through September 12.

The Camden County Cultural and Heritage Commission at Camden County College supports the local arts and history that make our communities dynamic places to live and work. The Commission was established by the Freeholder Board to act as the designated agency in Camden County to receive and administer the New Jersey State Council on the Arts Local Arts Program and the New Jersey Historical Commission County History Partnership Program.