Two residents receive first place honors

FREEHOLD – Nine Monmouth County residents came up winners in the 2010 statewide senior citizen art contest sponsored by the New Jersey Association of Area Agencies on Aging.

Frank Colaguori of West Long Branch, Michael Ferrara of West Keansburg, Carol Gleason of Howell, Guido Guazzoni of Wayside, Ellen Lewis of Manalapan, Nat Regan of Monmouth Beach, Carol Rustako of Colts Neck, Barbara Silvano of Middletown and Barbara Stier of Marlboro were recognized among the more than 200 entries in the professional and nonprofessional categories.

“Every year, our seniors show splendor and joyous enthusiasm through their artwork,” said Freeholder Amy A. Mallet, liaison to the Monmouth County Division on Aging, Disabilities and Veterans’ Interment and Affairs. The agency coordinates Monmouth County’s entries each year.

Eighteen 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 Juried Art Contest and Exhibition held earlier this summer. Photographs of all the winning artwork is posted on the Monmouth County Web site at www.visitmonmouth.com.

“These talented members of our community bring a lifetime worth of experience to life through their artwork,” said Thomas Pivinski, director of the Division on Aging. “We are proud of all our artists.”

The entries in the state’s 44th Annual New Jersey Senior Citizens Art Contest will be on display now through Nov. 4 at the Meadow Lakes retirement community, 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 Nov. 4.

The New Jersey Association of Area Agencies on Aging hosts the competition with the assistance of the 16 participating counties, the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services and the New Jersey Foundation for Aging.

 

2010 NJ Association of Area Agencies on Aging Art Show Winners

Medium

Category

Place

Name

City

Title

Sculpture

Nonprofessional

First Place

Carol Gleason

Howell

Around the World

Photography

 

Nonprofessional

First Place

Carol Rustako

Colts Neck

Mushrooms

Watercolor

Professional

Second Place

Frank Colaguori

West Long Branch

Decoy

Drawing

Nonprofessional

Second Place

Michael Ferrara

West Keansburg

Four Times a Lady

Oil

Nonprofessional

Second Place

Guido Guazzoni

Wayside

The Poppies

Pastel

Nonprofessional

Second Place

Ellen Lewis

Manalapan

Meissen Dish with Fruit

Watercolor

Nonprofessional

Second Place

Barbara Silvano

Middletown

All Alone

Mixed Media

Professional

Honorable Mention

Nat Regan

Monmouth Beach

The Wall

Mixed Media

Nonprofessional

Honorable Mention

Barbara Stier

Marlboro

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