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RUMSON, NJ – St. George’s-by-the-River Episcopal Church announced a call to artists for its annual Canterbury Art Show … a Tapestry of the Arts, a premier local exhibition and sale of juried and non-juried artwork. The three-day event will take place Labor Day weekend, Friday September 2, Saturday September 3, and Sunday September 4, 2016. The preview Meet the Artists reception will be Thursday September 1, 2016.


Artists are invited to visit the event’s website to fill out the Artist Participation Form and register for the event. Artists may choose to submit their work for any or all of the show’s segments: the Juried Gallery, the Non-Juried Treasures, and the Non-Juried Portfolio Pieces. The 2016 registration fees and Artist Participation forms must be received no later than May 15, 2016. Participation in the Non-Juried Treasures segment is limited to the first 65 received Artist Participation forms, with payment.


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Hundreds of attendees and art patrons have enjoyed the Canterbury Art show, which will celebrate its Fifth Anniversary.   Each year, over 600 works by artists from all over New Jersey and beyond are displayed and sold. The art show committee continues to be overwhelmed by the outpouring of support from the community. All proceeds from the Art Show directly benefit St. George’s-by-the-River and its Outreach Grants to more than 30 local agencies serving the needy of Monmouth and Ocean Counties, including Lunch Break, Family Promise, HABcore, 180 Turning Lives Around and more.

This year’s Jury will include well-known local artists and well-known gallery owner. Erik Johansen has been a member of the Brookdale Community College faculty over 25 years. He is a multi-media artist and award-winning exhibitor. Carol Lynn Chetkin is the co-owner of Red Bank’s Chetkin Gallery. She and her husband Donald established the gallery in 1987 for classical, post and contemporary impressionism with special emphasis on European original fine art.   Cheryl Griesbach is a local art teacher and award winner, including the Best in Show winner at the Canterbury Art Show for three consecutive years.

Last year’s Best in Show winners were Vince Matulewich in Digital Photography for Orchids (Phalaenopsis) and Cheryl Griesbach for her oil Still Life with Red Squirrel. The Award in Excellence was given to Michael Scherfen for his watercolor The Street Musician. Other winning artists were Blake Reuter, Felicia Hannick, Lee Jamieson, Kathy Watson, Bonnie Smith, Mike Quon and Annette Mastrolia-Tynan.

Watch for a future announcement for a new segment in the show, Art-by-Teens.

For more information on the 2016 Canterbury Art show, including the Artists Prospectus, go to or email [email protected].


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