One resident receives first place honors

EAST WINDSOR – Seven Monmouth County residents came up winners in the 2015 statewide senior citizen art contest coordinated by Mercer County’s Division of Cultural Heritage and Office on Aging.

Louis Rivera of Neptune, Yachi Pan of Freehold, Guido Guazzoni of Ocean Township, Carolyn Bartlett of Freehold, Robert Mitchell of Keyport,Stuart Hoberman of Morganville and Joan Watson of Wall were recognized among the more than 200 entries in the professional and nonprofessional categories.

“Every year, our seniors show great enthusiasm through their artwork,” said Freeholder John P. Curley, liaison to the Monmouth County Division on Aging, Disabilities and Veterans’ Affairs. “It is great to see these talented artists recognized at the State level for their truly exceptional work.”

Ten winners from Monmouth County’s Senior Citizen Juried Art Contest competed in the State competition. All were first-place winners in Monmouth County’s Senior Art Contest and Exhibition held in August. Photographs of all the winning artwork is posted on the Monmouth County website at

“These talented members of our community bring a lifetime worth of experience to life through their artwork,” said Curley. “We are proud of all our artists.”

The entries in the State’s 49th Annual New Jersey Senior Citizens Art Contest will be on display now through Oct. 28 at Meadow Lakes Senior Living, 300 Meadow Lakes in East Windsor. The exhibit hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday. A reception recognizing all of the statewide winners will be held Oct. 29.

For information about Monmouth County’s Division on Aging, Disabilities and its other event and activities, stop by the County’s office at 3000 Kozloski in Freehold or call 732-431-7450.

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* List of winners follows.



2015 New Jersey Senior Citizen Art Show Winners

Digital Art


First Place                   Louis Rivera                        Neptune                          Blue Winter



Second Place              Yachi Pan                            Freehold                         Hopper



Third Place                  Guido Guazzoni                  Ocean Twp.                    Waiting for Spring



Third Place                 Carolyn Bartlett                  Freehold                          The Pony Cart



Honorable Mention     Robert Mitchell                   Keyport                           Amish Couple Working



Honorable Mention     Stuart Hoberman                 Morganville                    Stingless Jellyfish/Palau



Honorable Mention    Joan Watson                        Wall                                 Three Apples