Sol Hara on his first place award in the State of NJ Senior Art Show for his pastel painting. First, he won for Monmouth County (first place non-professional pastels). Then he went on to win the state competition among the first prize winners in all counties of NJ. Congratulations, Sol!
Vicky Culver won a judge's award from the FAS this fall for "One's Point of View, Too" photo collage. Congratulations Vicky!
On September 1st, Vince Matulewich was awarded “Best in Show - Photography” at the 2016 Canterbury Art Show...A Tapestry of the Arts hosted by the St. George’s-by-the River Episcopal Church for his photograph of a Pink Hibiscus. This was his second consecutive “Best in Show - Photography” at the Canterbury Art Show. In March, Pink Hibiscus was awarded First Place - Photography at The Anniversary Show of the Art Society of Monmouth County
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Past President and Treasurer, Toni Wilczewski
Antoinette “Toni” Wilczewski, 66, of Long Branch, died Monday October 24, 2016.
She was born and raised in Jersey City and lived in Oceanport before moving to Long Branch 25 years ago.
Toni worked at the Social Security Administration in Neptune for 30 years before retiring in 2001. She was a communicant of Christ the King Parish at Our Lady Star of the Sea Church in Long Branch, a member of the Board of the NJ Polio Network, member and president of the Monmouth County Post Polio Support Group and treasurer and past president of the Art Society of Monmouth County. Toni was a graduate of St. Peter’s College in Jersey City.
She was predeceased by her parents, Nicholas and Caroline Sergio and her brother, Nicholas Sergio.
Surviving are her husband of 25 years, Thomas; 2 sisters, Marie and her husband Philip Barbera and Santa and her husband Thomas Dehaven and 3 nieces and a nephew, Kristine and Peter Barbera and Kate and Jessie Dehaven.
We thank the following for donations made to the ASMC in memory of Toni:
Stephanie and Doug Frank, Co-presidents
Julie Dunbar (past secretary)
ART SCHOLARSHIP FOR BROOKDALE COMMUNITY COLLEGE ART MAJOR
The Art Society of Monmouth County is pleased to announce a $500 Grant to the Brookdale Community College Foundation for an Art Scholarship to a Monmouth County art student with 24 credit hours and a 3.0 GPA.
The Scholarship will be administered in the name of the Art Society of Monmouth County during the 2016-2017 academic year. This replaces the ASMC's Annual High School Merit Award.
Congratulations to the winners who received their awards at the May 16 member meeting:
Oil/Acrylic: 1st: Mary Kliauga; 2nd: Nancy France-Vaz; 3rd: Rose Marie Kelly
Watercolor: 1st: Janet Furlong; 2nd: Frank Colaguori; 3rd: Janice Voorhees
Pastel: 1st: Sol Hara; 2nd: Leonia Mroczkowski; 3rd: Ernest Antholis
Photography: 1st: Vince Matulewich; 2nd: Marilyn Baldi; 3rd: Fran Geroni
Mixed Media/Other: 1st: Vicky Culver; 2nd: Paul Clark; 3rd: Ken Klohn
February 27 AWARDS RECEPTION: Winter Break Photography Exhibit at Monmouth Beach Cultural Center
At Saturday's lovely reception, awards were presented to our talented photographers. Here is the awards list for the 2016 Winter Break Photography
First Place: Lois Wilkes, "Getting a Ticket to Ride"
Second Place: Joan B. Myers, "Apple Sorbet"
Third Place: Anthony Porto, "Pebble Beach"
Honorable Mention: Vince Matulewich, "Barn & Stable, Allaire Village"
Honorable Mention: Linda Hart, "Prickly Flight"
Thirty-one entries were submitted by 18 photographers. Congratulations to all! It was a great show! Special thanks to Vince Matulewich for chairing the show, Jill Kaiser for judging the works, and to the members who helped with registration and mounting the exhibit - Stephanie Frank, Irene Matulewich, Sol Hara, Ernie Antholis.
May 18, 2016, 10:30am meeting; 11am Demonstration
Demonstration/Lecture and Artwork Critique for members who bring in artwork.
NOMINATIONS and ELECTIONS from the membership for the new board for 2016-2017
Last meeting until September 2016. Have a Happy Summer!
Dr. Robert Nardolillo gave a fascinating watercolor demonstration at our January meeting!
Thank you for sharing your talent with us!
Blakes's Bowls by Blake Patterson demonstrated this bowl-making process on September 17 at our General Membership Meeting and Demonstration at the Monmouth Beach Cultural Center.
Artist Demonstrations from 2013-2015:
Roberta Carter Clark painting a live watercolor portrait of Norma Wokas
Liz Schippert shows members how to gild with gold
Jim Kent shows how to paint in an abstract expressionism style.
Photos by Doug Frank and Helen Antholis