gca 225 photography watson kathy industrial lightbulbOctober 3 – October 28, 2015

PHOTO: Best in Photography 2015:  “Industrial Lightbulb”, Photograph by Kathy Watson of Fair Haven

Judges Stacy Smith, Manager of Publications and Communications of the Zimmerli Museum at Rutgers University, and Michael Cagno, Executive Director of the Noyes Museum of Art of Richard Stockton University, have selected the recipients of the prestigious awards in the Guild’s impressive 23rd  Annual Open Juried Exhibit.

Best in Painting: “Island Regatta” Acrylic by Donald Robinson; Best in Photography: “Industrial Lightbulb” by Kathy Watson; Best in Sculpture: Whirlwind” Pineneedle Coiling by Linda Colaguori. Honorable Mentions Painting: Anthony Migliaccio for “Anthony’s Nose”, oil; Deborah Redden “Second Story” watercolor; Harvey Rogosin for “On the Path to “Chatham Harbor”. Honorable Mentions in Photography: Joseph Imbesi for “Lifeboat” and Kristopher Schoenleber for “Descent”.  Mitchell Award for Acrylic: Lorraine Madsen for “Awesome”; Friedlander Award for Abstract: Will Rackin for “Love What is True”, acrylic, ink and paper. Guild Award for Artistic Innovation: Arthur Futernik for “Clementine”, acrylic. Technical Excellence Award: Bill Ross for “Reliquary”, colored pencil.  Caivano Award for Oil: Sandy Taylor for “Autumn”. Caivano Award for Watercolor: Tera Yoshimura for “House in the Mist”, watercolor. Reilly Memorial Award for Photography: Ellen Martin for “Abandoned #59 – My Reflection”. 

gca painting robinson donald island regattaPHOTO: Best in Painting 2015: “Island Regatta”,  Acrylic, by Donald Robinson of Edison

In addition, art by Guild Exhibiting and Associate members, reflecting an assortment of media and subject matter, will be on display in the lobby.

The Guild is located at 620 Broad Street, Shrewsbury NJ 07702. Telephone 732-741-1441; email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; guildofcreativeart.org

gca 227 sculpture colaguori linda whirlwindPHOTO: Best in Sculpture 2015: Whirlwind”  Pineneedle Coiling by Linda Colaguori of Ocean

Guild Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday 8am - 4:30pm, Thursday from 8am – 6pm and Saturday from 10am – 3:00pm. The Guild is closed on Mondays, except for classes.  Admission is free; on-site parking is free.

This program is made possible in part by Monmouth Arts through funding from the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders, and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.  The Guild of Creative Art is a qualified organization of the New Jersey Cultural Trust.