With our new year beginning, we look forward to upcoming events - meetings and exhibits which will take place at the Middletown Township Public Library. Here is a summary of meeting and exhibit dates for Fall 2017 through Spring 2018:
Wednesdays from 10:30-1pm
September 20: Linda Roemer; Art of the Silhouette
October 18: Linda DeNicola: Discovering Alcohol & Ink Paintings
November 15: David Levy, President, Guild of Creative Art: Juries for Artists, Critiques
January 17, 2018: David Byrne, A lifetime of drawing
February - no meeting
March 21, 2018: Asja Jung, Art Space 88 -- Open Door
April 18, 2018:Vicki DeVico, Creating artistic effects in Photoshop
May 16, 2018 Gina Torella, An Artist's Life - Working with different mediums
EXHIBITS 2018: (click on link to Upcoming Exhibits tab for more details)
Toni Wilczewski Memorial Photography Exhibit
Receiving Wed. Jan 3, 10am-noon
Reception/TakeDown Saturday January 27 from 1-3pm
Vince Matulewich, Chair
The Art Society of Monmouth County is kicking off the 2018 season with an exhibit solely devoted to photography. The Art Society is honored to host the “2018 – Toni Wilczewski Memorial Photography Exhibit” in memory of one its past Presidents and Treasurer. Receiving of photography for this 2018 event will be on:
January 3, 2018 between 10 A.M. and Noon
Middletown Township Public Library Community Room
55 New Monmouth RD
Middletown, NJ, 07748
The Judge for the exhibit will be Ken DeBlieu a well-known New Jersey professional photographer and adventurer. Medals and cash awards will be given for Best In Show, Excellence, Achievement and Whimsy. In addition, a number of Honorable Mention ribbons will also be awarded.
There is no specific theme for the exhibit. Art Society members may enter three photographs, while Non-Members are limited to one photograph. An entry fee of $5.00 per piece for members will be collected. For non-members, the entry fee is $10.00 per piece.
Membership is open at receiving [individual membership $30]. Please go online to www.artsocietyofmonmouthcounty.org for membership forms, submission forms, and specific instructions and requirements for this exhibit.
An awards reception with refreshments will be held on Saturday, January 27 from 1-3pm and is free and open to the public.
H&E Luhrs Exhibit
Linda DeNicola and Lucille Dellert 732-523-5762
Receiving Thursday Feb 1, 10am-noon
Reception/TakeDown Saturday February 24 from 1-3pm
Oldies but Goodies Show (NFS permitted)
Receiving, Thursday March 1 from 10-noon
Reception/TakeDown Saturday March 31 from 1-3pm
Ruth Crown Memorial Exhibit
Receiving/Monday, April 2 from 10am-noon
Reception/TakeDown Saturday, April 28 from 1-3pm
Enjoy photos on last tab: Photos from Demonstrations and Receptions.
Also, take a look at some of our artists' paintings and photographs on the tab: Upcoming Exhibits & Art Galleries
Please join us at our lively meetings with lectures and demonstrations by professional artists. We meet on the third Wednesday of the month during the Fall and Spring. For information on upcoming meetings, click on the tab:
As a member, you may participate in any of our four major Art Exhibitions (January, February, March, and April). Click on the tab:
For a nominal donation, artists may link their websites from our
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 upcoming academic year. This replaces the ASMC's Annual High School Merit Award.
Our 2017 award recipient was Christina Berndt. Congratulations, Christina!
MARCH 2016 UPDATE:
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.
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