MANALAPAN, NJ – Winners were recognized in the 2010 Monmouth County Senior Citizen Juried Art Contest & Exhibition at an artists’ Reception and Awards Ceremony today at the Monmouth County Library Headquarters, Symmes Drive.
Freeholder Amy A. Mallet, Human Services Director Charles D. Brown, and Office on Aging, Disabilities and Veterans’ Interment Executive Director Thomas Pivinski awarded certificates of appreciation to all of the participating artists. Winners in each of the 10 categories received first-, second-, third-place and honorable-mention ribbons. The winners and categories are listed below.
“Splash Down” an oil painting by Nina Douglas won overall Best in Show in the professional category.
“Every year, our seniors show such splendor and joyous enthusiasm through their artwork,” Mallet said. “This is a truly wonderful event and I am delighted to view these creations, meet the artists and share in the public recognition of this great pool of talent. The quality of the work is impressive.”
Senior Art Show winner Nina Douglas (right) of Middletown receives her Best in Show certificate in the professional category from Freeholder Amy A. Mallet. Her oil painting, “Splash Down,” will go on to the statewide Senior Art Show competition this fall.
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Winning Best in Show were Nina Douglas of Middletown for her oil painting, entitled “Splash Down,” in the professional category, and a sculpture by Carol Gleason of Howell, entitled “Around the World” in the nonprofessional category.
“These talented members of our community bring a lifetime worth of experience to life through their artwork,” Pivinski said. “We are fortunate to have a venue to showcase their abilities.”
Senior Art Show winner Carol Gleason (right) of Howell is pictured with her sculpture “Around the World.” Gleason, who won Best in Show in the nonprofessional category, will go on to compete in the statewide Senior Art Show this fall. Gleason won the statewide competition two years ago.
Judges were Erik Johanson, James Kent and Christine Murphy of the Monmouth County Arts Council. The artwork is on display until July 31 at the Library Headquarters, 125 Symmes Dr. Photographs of the winning artwork also are posted on the county’s Web site at www.visitmonmouth.com/aging.
First-place winners from each of the 10 categories will compete in the New Jersey Association of Area Agencies on Aging State Senior Citizens Annual Juried Art Contest and Exhibition, to be held in September at the Meadow Lakes community in East Windsor.
The event is a project of the county’s Division on Aging, Disabilities and Veterans’ Interment Affairs. For information about the division and its other event and activities, stop by the office at 21 Main and Court Center in Freehold or telephone 732-431-7450.
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* List of winners follows.
2010 Monmouth County Senior Art Show Winners
BEST IN SHOW was presented in the Professional category to Miguel A. Figueras, Atlantic Highlands for his drawing entitled Carnival and in the Nonprofessional category to Barbara Silvano, Middletown for her watercolor entitled Backyard in the Tuscan Hills.
First Place Edwin R. Ahlstrom Neptune Abstract #33
Second Place Dorothy Lawrence Marlboro Terra Cotta #4
Third Place Avram Shapiro Adelphia Ducklings’ First Flight
First Place Barbara Heinrichs Aberdeen Jake’s First Ride
Second Place Janet Esposito Marlboro Soul Mates
Third Place Charlotte Levitan Allentown Capitol Blizzard 2010
Hon. Mention Babara Lomasson Long Branch Samantha’s Apt.
First Place Mary Ann Ferrara Hazlet Sisters
First Place Miguel A. Figueras Atlantic Highlands Summer in the Park
Second Place Kenneth Klohn West Long Branch Hawaiian Honeycreepers
First Place Michael Ferrara Hazlet Four Times a Lady
Second Place Jerome Corvo Neptune Northern Cross
Third Place Lolita Holmes Neptune Lost Dream
First Place Nat Regan Monmouth Beach The Wall
Second Place Marjorie Conn Ocean Grove My Eden
First Place Barbara Stier Marlboro Nowhere to Hide!
Second Place Rhoda Hollander Marlboro The Zoo
Third Place Blossom Samet Manalapan The Party
Hon. Mention Edythe Carter Red Bank Iris
First Place Nina Douglas Middletown Splash Down
Second Place Leonardo Ruggieri Lincroft Saluting the Fallen
Third Place Stephen W. Slomko Farmingdale Beach Chitchat at Spring Lake
Hon. Mention Robert Herbert Neptune Up for Repairs
First Place Guido Guazzoni Wayside The Poppies
Second Place Judith Nahmias Roosevelt Through the Shadows
Third Place Elizabeth Zigray Freehold Like the Masters
Hon. Mention Mildred Ostrowitz Manalapan Dusk
Hon. Mention Meredith Nemetz Marlboro Sunflowers in Wine Country
Hon. Mention Arita Campbell Bradley Beach Treasure
First Place Jean Malizia Bradley Beach Ballerina
First Place Ellen Lewis Manalapan Meissen Dish with Fruit
Second Place Helen Antholis Middletown Mandarin Reflections
Third Place Andrew Sackerman Marlboro Lorin Maazel Conducts
Hon. Mention Valerie Rigazio Freehold Toes in the Sand
First Place Stephen Ravner Freehold String of Pearls
Second Place Judith A. Mugrace Eatontown Mystery Eyes
Third Place Michael Menendez Freehold Father and Son, New Life
Hon. Mention John Lalanas Neptune Rusty Rails (Infrared)
First Place Carol Rustako Colts Neck Mushrooms
Second Place Susan Quinn Holmdel Blacksmith’s Apron
Third Place Maureen Castellani Manalapan Don’t You Dare
Hon. Mention Arnold Hirsch Freehold Rust in Peace
First Place Lana Kessler Manalapan Atmosphere
First Place Carol Gleason Howell Around the World
Second Place Trudy Goldsmith Oceanport Sea Treasures
First Place Frank Colaguori West Long Branch Decoy
Second Place Joan Wallace Manasquan Tango Argentina
Third Place Mona Kirk Manasquan After the Hunt
First Place Barbara Silvano Middletown All Alone
Second Place Laura Geck Freehold Red Poppies
Third Place Janice Voorhees Long Branch Lemonade
Hon. Mention Ruth Slater Marlboro Butterfly Garden
Hon. Mention Patricia Ho Marlboro Waterdrops