Resident Art & Writing Program

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Art & Writing Program


"Every human is an artist.
And this is the main art that we have:
the creation of our story."
Don Miguel Ruiz

Organize your residents to participate in the 2019 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 27 - 29, 2019 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 2019 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 27-29, 2019.




Click on the link below to submit your entry for the 2019 LeadingAge Ohio Art & Writing Program.  If you require assistance please contact your activities staff person or your District Coordinator.




2019 Art & Writing Entry Form


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



Regional Show Information/Details

Each regional show flyer is highlighted below listing event dates, times, locations and district coordinator contact information should you have any additional questions about the show. Click the link below in your area to find out all the details and unleash the creative arts in your community!


2019 District Show Information


District 1 Central/Southeast Show
Friday, June 21, 2019
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Ohio Eastern Star Home
1451 Gambier Road
Mount Vernon, OH 43050
Deadline for entry forms and writing entries*: Friday, May 10
District Coordinator:  Marci Thomas

Click here for more information about the District 1 Show


District 2 South/Southwest Show

Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Friday, June 7, 2019 - 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Otterbein SeniorLife - Lebanon
585 North State Route 741
Lebanon, OH 45036
Deadline for entry forms and writing entries*: Friday, May 10
District Coordinator: Janna Morrison

Click here for more information about the District 2 Show


District 3 Northwest Show
Wednesday, June 26, 2019
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 15
District Coordinator: Lori Puterbaugh

Click here for more information about the District 3 Show


District 4 Northeast Show
Thursday, June 13, 2019
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
10204 Granger Road
Garfield Heights, OH 44125
Deadline for entry forms and writing entries*: Monday, May 13
District Coordinator: Danielle Paluscsak

Click here for more information about the District 4 Show


District 5 East/Mideast Show
Wednesday, June 12, 2019
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Copeland Oaks Crandall Medical Center
Beeghly Building Main Entrance
800 South 15th Street
Sebring, OH 44672
Deadline for entry forms and writing entries*: Wednesday, May 1
District Coordinator: Jackie Palmer

Click here for more information about the District 5 Show


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

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



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