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 January through May 2018:





January 17, 2018: David Byrne, A lifetime of drawing


February 21 - Board and Exhibit Chairs 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)


January 3-27

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. 


February 1-24

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


March 1-31

Oldies but Goodies Show (NFS permitted)

Receiving, Thursday March 1 from 10-noon

Reception/TakeDown Saturday March 31 from 1-3pm


April 2-28

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:

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 upcoming academic year. This replaces the ASMC's Annual High School Merit Award.


Our 2017 award recipient was Christina Berndt. Congratulations, Christina!

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

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 www.mtpl.org for hours. 






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