How to nominate an artist over 60

On this day in 1860, Anna Mary Robertson Moses, better known as “Grandma” Moses, was born. The folk artist’s career didn’t begin until her 70s, when she had to give up embroidery because of arthritis, and she lived to the ripe old age of 101.

We’ve been seeing a lot of work by people over 60 here at The Artist’s Magazine because of our recent call for submissions for an upcoming feature. The volume of mail is impressive, even overwhelming at times. It’s great to see there are so many working artists in their 60s, 70s, and even some pushing triple digits.

There are still a few weeks before the deadline (October 1), so if you still have to send in a nomination, please refer to our handy list of Dos and Don’ts:

Do:
Send in your (or your nominee’s) name, age, contact information and images or links to your images. E-mail them to TAMedit@fwpubs.com, or mail them to Artists Over 60, The Artist’s Magazine, 4700 East Galbraith Road, Cincinnati, OH 45236. If you are mailing slides or prints and would like them returned, include an SASE.

Don’t:
Call to check if we received your submission. We’ve received hundreds of nominations, and as much as we’d like to help you out, we have other work to do.

Do:
Send five to 10 images so we can get a good feel for your work.

Don’t:
Send the only existing copies of your slides or prints!

Do:
Feel free to nominate yourself—we won’t think you’re conceited!

Don’t:
Have all your friends, relatives and neighbors e-mail us nominating you. This isn’t a popularity contest—we only need your name once for you to be in the running.

Do:
Make sure to read the March 2008 issue of The Artist’s Magazine to see who makes the cut!

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