30 Years Promoting and Celebrating Local Artists Age 55 or Older


ALEXANDRIA—Last night, the Durant Arts Center welcomed artists from the Greater Washington Metropolitan Area and Alexandria communities for the opening reception and awards ceremony for the 30th Anniversary show of Young At Art. The juried art show for artists age 55 years and older is celebrating its long tradition of exhibiting works of art created by older adults.  This year, Young At Art received in 174 pieces of art from 68 artists.  After judging, there are 90 pieces in the exhibit representing 49 artists.


Young At Art is jointly sponsored by Goodwin House Foundation and Senior Services of

Alexandria. “We are proud to be the organizers of this major art show in the greater Washington area, now in its 30th year!” noted Jeanne Jacob, Executive Director of Goodwin House Foundation. “We also are grateful to our generous sponsors for helping to make this show a reality.”


Financial support for the Young At Art exhibit and reception comes from the following donors:

ACC Family                         

Fiske Law Group PLLC

GoldWorks, USA – David Martin Design

Sue and Allison Goodhart

Goodwin House Foundation

Redmon, Peyton & Braswell, LLP

Renner & Company

Senior Services of Alexandria
The Art League

Tisara Photography

Donnan C. Wintermute


“Senior Services of Alexandria (SSA) is proud to be part of this annual event now in its 30th year, said Mary Lee Anderson, Executive Director of SSA.  This year’s exhibition represents the talent of many senior artists in our area, and I know you will enjoy viewing their work at the Durant Arts Center.”

Thank you to the Art Directors at Goodwin House – Pauline Daniels, Kate Waters, Jenny Wu, Anthony Brock, and Rosie Borders from SSA – who volunteered again this year to hang the art exhibit.  We know that those who visit the show will be impressed by the excellent artwork exhibited.

Young At Art consistently attracts accomplished artists age 55 and older who work in all mediums. Works by teachers, professionals, and amateurs have been submitted and accepted. 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.


2016 Young At Art Winners are: 

First Place:

    Nilo Santiago

         Orphan in the Sky – Acrylic


Second Place:

    Kyrah Drasheff

          In the Depths – Mixed Media


Third Place:

    Michele Reday Cook

         Nightfall — Oil


Honorable Mention Winners:

Michele Reday Cook

Urban Renewal – Acrylic/Mixed Media


Francesca DiLorenzo

Holding Onto Her Hat – Terra Cotta


    Vicki Doyle

Colorful Illusions – Oil


    William Moffett

The Orionids Shower – Photograph Manipulated


    Gloria Spellman

Three Pears – Digital Photography


    Richard Starr

Lady in Bun – Ceramic


The Young At Art exhibit will remain at the Durant Arts Center, 1605 Cameron Street, Alexandria, VA until Friday, November 18, 2016.  For information regarding the Durant Arts Center’s hours of operation, call 703-519- 3494.

Many pieces of art are for sale by the artists. For photos, additional information about the exhibit, or to purchase art on display, contact Jeanne Jacob, Executive Director, Goodwin House Foundation at 703-824-1200 or Mary Lee Anderson, Executive Director, Senior Services of Alexandria at 703-836-4414- ext. 111.



To see photos from the event, click here.





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