Wednesday, SEPTEMBER 20 from 11am to 1pm, members saw a watercolor demonstration by Joe Hughes at the Middletown Township Public Library, 55 New Monmouth Road. Thank you Joe! Great presentation
September 22, Friday, the Acrylic Pouring Workshop, with Instructor Bonnie Ambrosia was from 1 to 3 at the Middletown Arts Center.
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The 2022 RUTH CROWN MEMORIAL ART EXHIBIT is viewable online.The AWARDS slides are below with the judge's comments on the respective slide.
Oldies But Goodies March 2022 Art Exhibit
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"Colored pencil has gotten a bad rap from its use for adult coloring books. Those colored pencils are nothing like the professional colored pencils. My suggestion that colored pencil artwork may belong with pastels has been met with some derision. And then I saw Jesse Lane’s artwork. I plan to attempt to demonstrate that colored pencils can hold their own against the other mediums. I also hope to show that it can be considered a painting as well as a drawing. Bring pen and paper. There will be a quiz! I will be doing a short demo on using colored pencils."
Sue is a self-taught artist. She works mostly in oils and pastels but likes to try different mediums. She paints predominantly animals but she paints what speaks to her. She sees a picture of an animal and she has to paint it. By painting it she tries to show her love of that animal.
Congratulations to award winners:
First Place: Vince Matulewich for #17 Crab Apple Fruit and Angry Bird
Second Place: Marilyn Baldi for #38 Cafe Uruguay #2
Third Place: Jim Powers for #36 Layers
Achievement awards to: Ernest Antholis (#3); Patricia Hart Zackman (#5 and #15); Vince Matulewich (#7); Marianne Salimbene (#10); Michael Menendez (#20 and #30); Ellen Rubinstein (#34).
The Art Society of Monmouth County
The Tom and Toni Wilczewski
January 2022 Memorial Photography Exhibit
Middletown Township Public Library
55 New Monmouth Road
- At Library: January 11th - January 29th, 2022
- On this website until March 8, 2022
This Exhibit features artwork displayed at the Middletown Township Public Library. The Exhibit is in honor and memory of Tom and Toni Wilczewski, founders and past presidents of the ASMC. The Exhibit was open to all current ASMC Members (see below) and an Entry Fee was assessed. The Photography Exhibit was judged by Ellen Martin for 1st, 2nd , 3rd place monetary awards and achievement ribbons. Ellen is an artist, photographer and curator of the Oyster Point Gallery, Red Bank, NJ and developer of the Jersey Artist Registry (see ellenmartin.com).
Our Fall Anniversary Exhibit in Memory of Gene Steele is open at Monmouth Beach Cultural Center now from 10am-2pm (MBCC business hours are Wed-Sat from 10am-2pm)
The Reception was held on Saturday,
November 6 from 1-3pm
The Takedown Date is Saturday,
December 18, 10am-2pm
We have 52 artists' works across six mediums
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Our Member Exhibits will be live at our usual venues (Monmouth Beach Cultural Center; Middletown Township Public Library; and Middletown Arts Center.) Preliminary details are on the Exhibits tab. Receiving details are posted. Of course, if the situation changes, we will post it here and by email.
Our Member Meetings with demonstrators and lecturers will be held virtually via ZOOM until further notice monthly on Wednesday evenings at 7pm.
Renewals for membership are requested for the September 1, 2021 to August 31, 2022 year. Use PayPal or mail a renewal check to our PO Box (see address to the right). Individuals: $30; Households: $40.
Thank you for sharing your talents and promoting the missions of the ASMC. We'll see you soon!
Our first ALL MEMBERS EXHIBIT for our new year is at the Monmouth Beach Cultural Center from October 20-December 8. It will be judged by Kathleen Beausoleil. Be sure to put Saturday, Nov. 6 from 1-3pm for our Meet the Artists Reception.
CODES: A = Acrylic; O = Oil; PA = Pastel; PH = Photography; WC = Watercolor
Special Thank you to OceanFirst Foundation for their generous sponsorship of this Exhibit in 2021
Re-imagining the ASMC for 2021
Dear Members of the ASMC,
We hope you are all well and managing during this difficult time.
We want you to know that you are always in our thoughts and that your Board is actively engaged via ZOOM meetings (see photo below) to continue planning how we can provide value to our members without conducting traditional in-person activities and events.
With your health and safety in mind, the Board has decided that we will not schedule anything that requires an in-person presence for the foreseeable future.This year, we will see where we are and keep you informed here and through our e-newsletter.
In the meantime, we will:
If you have a computer, laptop, iPad, or smartphone as well as an email address, we know that we can connect you to our meetings/presentations with one-to-one guidance. Sue VanVolkenburgh, our Co-President, is our in-house expert and will guide you through the process by phone. Send us an email if you need assistance to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our mission is to promote the arts and encourage creativity. We are an active group of painting artists and photographers, many with professional designations, who love learning, enjoy creating art, and pay it forward with scholarships for college art students.
During 2021, please join us online at our lively and informative meetings with lectures and demonstrations by professional artists.
As a member, you may participate in any of up to four major Art Exhibitions in
November, January, March, and April. All exhibits are judged by professionals who award prizes and recognition ribbons. For sponsored exhibits, we provide monetary awards in five categories (three awards per category) to 15 artists.
For members who are professional artists with websites, we offer a free link on our
We also offer promotion of their shows to our email list.
Membership is $30/year for individuals; $40 for households; $10 for college students.
Our year starts Sept. 1 and ends August 31. Join us!
Check out our photos from recent receptions and demonstrations.
Thank you to Vince Matulewich for taking them!
ART SCHOLARSHIP FOR BROOKDALE COMMUNITY COLLEGE ART MAJOR
The Art Society of Monmouth County offers 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 is administered in the name of the Art Society of Monmouth County.