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PHOTO: Best in Color Louis Rissland of Shrewsbury, for “A Window’s View

Show Dates March 4 – 29, 2017

SHREWSBURY, NJ – Judges Robert and Elisabeth McKay, owners of McKay Imaging Studios in Red Bank, did a stellar job of selecting the pieces for the best ever photography exhibit to be displayed in the Guild’s main gallery, as well as selecting winners of the awards.

Awards for Excellence:


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Best in Color Louis Rissland of Shrewsbury, for “A Window’s View”; Best in Monochrome Helen McAndrew of Monmouth Beach for “Lab Coats”; Alice Tendler Award for Artistic Innovation (donated by David Levy of Shrewsbury) Vicky Culver of Howell for “Where’s Zero?”; Al Goldstein Award for Landscape (donated by Bobbie Goldstein of Tinton Falls) Audrey Vasey of Marlboro for “Room With a View”); Toni Wilczewski Memorial Award for Excellence in Color and Composition (donated by Tom Wilczewski of Long Branch) Marilyn Baldi of Tinton Falls for “Stairwell #2”.

Silver Awards for Excellence:

Action Marc F. of Island Heights for “Carmen!”; Animal Vince Matulewich of Morganville for “No Habit Here”; Botanical Steve Ravner of Freehold for “Three Sisters”; Macro Jeff Sayre of Toms River for “The Better to See You!”; People Hal Kahn of Long Branch for “Tears at Midnight.

Bronze Achievement Awards:

Susan Boston of Middletown for “Snowing in Navesink; Joan Bruno of Highlands for “Awaiting Sunrise”; Ed Deverell of Little Silver for “Counting Humans”; Michael Hynes of Middletown for “Deal Lake Reflections”; Hal Kahn for “Angel of Repose”; Louis Rissland for “Alone by the Sea” and “Fallen”; Peter Smejkal of Englishtown for “Castles in the Sky: 56 Leonard Street, New York City”.

Congratulations to our winners, all of whom received medals.

The Guild is located at 620 Broad Street, Shrewsbury NJ 07702. Telephone 732-741-1441; email: [email protected]; guildofcreativeart.org. Guild Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 8am-4:30 pm, Thursday 8 am – 7pm and Saturday from 10am – 3:00 pm. Admission free; on-site parking free.

This program is made possible in part by Monmouth Arts through funding from the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders, and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. The Guild of Creative Art is a qualified organization of the New Jersey Cultural Trust.

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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...