Our mission is to promote the arts and encourage creativity.
We are an active group of artists and photographers, many with professional designations,
who love learning, enjoy creating art, and pay it forward with
scholarships for college art students.
Please join us at our lively and informative meetings with lectures and
demonstrations by professional artists. We meet monthly during the Fall and Spring.
For information on upcoming meetings, please click here:
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.
To learn more, click on the EXHIBITS tab for 2019-2020:
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 families.
Our year starts Sept. 1 and ends August 31. Join us!
2019-2020 Meetings and Exhibits at a Glance
MTPL = Middletown Township Public Library
MBCC = Monmouth Beach Cultural Center
MAC = Middletown Arts Center
MEETINGS 2019 – 2020
September 18, 2019 at MBCC 10:30am-1pm: Gina Torello, Pastel Demo
October 16, 2019 at MTPL 10:30am-1pm: David Levy, Early Italian Renaissance Masters Lecture
November 20, 2019 at MTPL 10:30am-1pm: Richard Cali, Digital Art using ProCreate for iPad
February 15 (22nd for snow date), 2020 at MBCC: 11am-2pm Happy New Year Pot Luck Luncheon
February 19 Board Meeting at MTPL, 11am.
March 18, 2020 at MTPL 10:30am-1pm: Marie Maber, Morris Blackburn Part 2
April 22, 2020 at MBCC 10:30am-1pm: Nominations, Kate Grady, Mosaics Demo
May 20, 2020 at MBCC 10:30am-1pm: Elections and Business Meeting. Oil Demo by Nanci France-Vaz
EXHIBITS: October 2019 - April 2020
October 5-26 at MBCC: ALL ART (Oils/Acrylics; Pastels; Watercolors; Mixed/Other; Photography). Receiving 10/5/19 from 10-12n; Reception 10/26 from 1-3pm and Takedown at 3pm
November 9 -December 8 at MIDDLETOWN ARTS CENTER (MAC not Library): Receiving on Nov 9 from 9:30am-1:30pm - Anniversary Show with Art Sale on Sunday 12/8 closing reception - Includes Copy Cats Category. Overflow Parking permitted in Middletown Train Station lot for Receiving and Reception. SPONSORED BY OCEANFIRST FOUNDATION
January 6 Receiving (10-12n) at MIDDLETOWN TOWNSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY - January 25, 2020 at MTPL (Saturday January 4 Receiving from 3-4pm by appointment - after December 26, email Vince): Toni Wilczewski Memorial Photography Show. SPONSORED BY TOM WILCZEWSKI
March 2 Receiving from 10-12n at MIDDLETOWN TOWNSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY (Saturday 2/29 Receiving from 3-4pm by appointment - email Vince) - March 28 – at MTPL: Oldies but Goodies Show. Reception on 3/28 from 1-3pm. No COPY CATS in this exhibit. Take down of art on 3/28 from 3-4pm.
March 30 Receiving at MIDDLETOWN TOWNSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY from 10-12n to April 25, 2020 (Saturday 3/28 Receiving from 3-4pm by appointment - email Vince) – at MTPL: Ruth Crown Memorial Show Reception on 4/25 from 1-3pm; Takedown at 3pm. SPONSORED BY THE RUTH CROWN FAMILY
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 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.