Tom Wilczewski, former President of the ASMC, has sponsored a special award in memory of his beloved wife, Toni Wilczewski, a lover of photography. This award has been presented to the following awardees of the

2017 Winter Break Photography Exhibit 

February 1 - 25, 2017

Toni Wilczewski Memorial Awards






& Type


Artist Name


Title of Work




Best In Show

[1st Place]

$100 +


Marilyn Baldi

Eiffel Tower



[2nd  Place]

$75 +


Vince Matulewich

Victualling Warehouse Stairwell, Bermuda



[3rd  Place]

$50 +


Ernie Antholis 

Storm Over Monument Valley




Honorable Mention


Lois Wilkes

Winter Scene


Honorable Mention


Lois Wilkes



Honorable Mention


Joseph Prusky

The Last Boat In


Honorable Mention


Marc F

Whoo are You?






Special thank you to Vince Matulewich for the photos he took of the January 2017 Debbie Redden watercolor demonstration and the February Art Society Reception. All photos are on the 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





Congratulations to our Award Winners for the two shows: Winter Break Photography Exhibit and H&E Luhrs Memorial Show! At the reception on Saturday February 25, the awards were presented. Photos are on the tab: Photos from Demonstrations and Receptions.



Congratulations to our Award Winners for the Oldies but Goodies Anniversary Show in March 2017


First Place winners: Sol Hara, pastel; Guido Guazzoni, oils; Tom Wilczewski, watercolor; Joan Myers, photography; Johanna Ericson, mixed media. Art Reception: Sunday, March 26, 2-4pm Middletown Township Public Library







The photograph “Japanese Alps #2” by Marilyn Baldi was accepted into the 38th Annual Juried Show at the Monmouth Museum .The exhibit is from January 14 through March 13, 2017. 




Sol Hara on his first place award in the State of NJ Senior Art Show for his pastel painting, "Like River, China". 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



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:

2016-2017 Member Meetings & News.


As a member, you may participate in any of our four major Art Exhibitions (November, February, March and April). Click on the tab:

Upcoming Exhibits & Art Galleries.


For a nominal donation, artists may link their websites from our

Artists and Supporter Links page.


Join us! Membership Information is available herel




Welcome to the Art Society of Monmouth County



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.

Awards Reception for Ruth Crown Memorial Exhibit on 4/16/16 - Photo Credit: Vince Matulewich

Awards Reception for Anniversary "Oldies but Goodies" Show on 3/26/16 - Photo Credit: Vince Matulewich




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






WATERCOLOR DEMO BY RANDY MAYER 4/20/16 Photo Credit: Doug Frank

Pastel Demo by Helen Eleni Antholis 3/16/16. Photo credit: Vince Matulewich

Click on Upcoming Exhibits Tab for information on the April Ruth Crown Memorial Art Show and Merit Award for High School Seniors.

Photos of our January 2016 Demonstration by Dr. Nardolillo. Photo credit: Doug Frank



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 Exhibit:

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.


This photo is from the 2015 Annual Ruth Crown Memorial Exhibit sponsored by the Crown Family. It features members of the ASMC and The Crown Family


May 18, 2016, 10:30am meeting; 11am Demonstration

Mike Quon

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

RUTH CROWN MEMORIAL ART SHOW 2015 - The artwork of members who submitted to this show are shown below in our Gallery Slideshow along with photos from previous demonstrations  

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Art Society of

Monmouth County

Long Branch, NJ


Mailing Address:

Art Society of

Monmouth County

PO Box 2028

Asbury Park, NJ 07712-2028


Meetings and Demonstrations are held on the third Wednesday of the month from September until June (except February) at the Middletown Township Public Library, 55 New Monmouth Road. Please visit for hours. 



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