Resident Art & Writing Program


Art & Writing Program


"The artist is not a special kind of person;
rather each person is a special kind of artist."
Ananda Coomaraswany

Organize your residents to participate in the 2020 LeadingAge Ohio annual Art & Writing Program! Five District Shows will be held across the state this Spring, with all winning entries progressing to the State Show during the LeadingAge Ohio Annual Conference, August 25 - 27, 2020 in Columbus. Entry is free to all our member residents and clients.

NOW is the time to encourage your artists and authors to prepare an entry (or two or three!) for the 2020 Program. Fuel enthusiasm so it can spread and involve everyone! Both novice and experienced writers and artists may submit entries. Two or more persons may work together on a project and enter one of our cooperative categories.


General Program Information

All Residents of LeadingAge Ohio member facilities are invited to participate! Award winners from each District Exhibition will show their work at our Statewide Show to be held in conjunction with the LeadingAge Ohio Annual Conference and Resident Celebration Day at the Hilton Columbus at Easton, August 25-27, 2020.


Regional Show Information/Details

You are free to participate in the district show closest to your community.


2020 District Show Information



District 1 Central/Southeast Show
Friday, June 26, 2020
11:30 a.m.
Lunch will be served along with entertainment.
Judging will happen at 12:00 p.m., ribbons will be handed out immediately following.
Ohio Eastern Star Home
1451 Gambier Road
Mount Vernon, OH 43050
Deadline for entry forms and writing entries: Friday, May 15
District Coordinator:  Marci Thomas

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District 2 South/Southwest Show
Wednesday, June 10, 2020
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Coach House Restaurant will be open. Reservations required. Call 513-856-7899.
Berkeley Square
100 Berkeley Drive
Hamilton, OH 45013
Deadline for entry forms and writing entries: Wednesday, April 29
District Coordinator:  Katelyn Benge

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District 3 Northwest Show
Wednesday, June 24, 2020
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Ohio Living Dorothy Love Apartments
2500 N. Kuther Road
Sidney, OH 45365
Deadline for entry forms and writing entries: Wednesday, May 13
District Coordinator: Lori Puterbaugh

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District 4 Northeast Show
Thursday, June 11, 2020
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
10204 Granger Road
Garfield Heights, OH 44125
Deadline for entry forms and writing entries: Friday, May 22
District Coordinator:  Danielle Paluscsak

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District 5 East/Mideast Show
Wednesday, June 10, 2020
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Beeghly Building Main Entrance
Copeland Oaks Crandall Medical Center
800 South 15th Street
Sebring, OH 44672
Deadline for entry forms and writing entries: Wednesday, May 6
District Coordinator: Andrea Blake

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Click on the link below to submit your entry for the 2020 LeadingAge Ohio Art & Writing Program.  If you require assistance please contact your activities staff person or your District Coordinator.


2020 Art & Writing Entry Form


Click here to download printable entry form. This can be printed and used as a guide to complete the online form.


 To learn more about the LeadingAge Ohio Art & Writing program, contact:



LeadingAge Ohio Statewide Coordinator
Danielle Paluscsak
Phone: 216-581-2900



LeadingAge Ohio Art & Writing Contact
Bobbi Dolan
LeadingAge Ohio
Phone: 614-545-9025



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