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pear box marybeth oberPHOTO: Pear Box by MaryBeth Ober

RUMSON, NJ – St. George’s-by-the-River Episcopal Church is celebrating its Fifth Anniversary of the Canterbury Arts Show … a Tapestry of the Arts, the premier local exhibition and sale of Juried and Non-Juried artwork.

The three-day event will take place Labor Day Weekend: Friday, September 2 from 10 am to 6 pm; Saturday, September 3 from 10 am to 6 pm; and Sunday, September 4 from 12 pm to 4 pm. There will be a preview and Meet the Artists reception on Thursday, September 1 from 7 pm to 9 pm.

The event will take place at St. George’s-by-the-River, 7 Lincoln Avenue, Rumson, New Jersey.

Hundreds of attendees and art patrons have enjoyed the Canterbury Art show. Each year, over 600 works by artists from all over New Jersey and beyond are displayed. For the 2016 show, the committee welcomes 38 new artists who will be exhibiting for the first time. Among them are Nanci France-Vaz, Ellen Gavin, Bonnie Martelli, Jerry Mesander, Grace Modla, Rebeccah Newman and MaryBeth Ober. All of the seven listed artists have dedicated themselves to the art show exhibit and sale by entering artwork pieces in multiple show segments. You’ll be thrilled to see their Juried works at the Canterbury Art Show!


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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, Parker Family Health Clinic, Family Promise, HABcore, The Center in Asbury Park, and more.

Tickets to the Canterbury Art Show … a Tapestry of the Arts can be purchased in advance on the event web site or at the door each day. Daytime show tickets are $10 each and are good for all days of the show. Tickets to the Thursday, September 1 Meet the Artists reception are $40 in advance and $50 at the door. The reception includes beverages and hors d’doeuvres.   The purchase of a reception ticket provides the purchaser with free entry to the show every day.

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


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Allan Dean is editor, publisher, and founder of the Atlantic Highlands Herald. Published since 1999 and selected in 2000 by the Borough of Atlantic Highlands as one of their official newspapers, making...