To join the Art Society of Monmouth County, complete the online membership form. You may then mail your check to the ASMC, PO Box 722, New Monmouth NJ 07748-0722. 

Fall 2018 Art Society of Monmouth County Exhibit

showcased by Brookdale Community College's CVA Gallery

RECEIVING OF ALL ACCEPTED ONLINE-SUBMITTED ARTWORKS: OCT. 13 and 14 from noon - 4pm CVA Gallery, Brookdale's Lincroft Campus, Parking lot 1 or 2

On View M-F, 10 – 4: Monday, October 22 – Wednesday, November 21, 2018.

Opening Reception, Friday, October 26th, 4:00 – 7:00

Visiting Artists Talks October 26th – 6:00 Bill Ross and 6:30 Patricia Hutchinson


Special thank you to Professor Marie Maber for this opportunity and for working closely with us to accommodate our members. 


Helen and Ernie Antholis


Additional Information for the Brookdale Exhibit
This PDF file has new information and forms for completion prior to entering the Brookdale Exhibit including back labels and an Art Inventory Form
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Additional Information for the Brookdale Exhibit revised on 9-12-18
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We are most fortunate to have offered two silent auction items on 8/31/18. Both watercolors have been graciously donated by Frank Colaguori, an internationally-recognized artist and long-time member of the Art Society of Monmouth County. The winners with the highest bids have been notified and are enjoying the beautiful artworks in their homes.

One framed watercolor is "Bald Eagle". The second watercolor ready for hanging iis "White Iris"


A very special thank you to Frank for his generous donation to raise college scholarship money for an art student.


White Iris watercolor by Frank Colaguori



Congratulations to our generous supporters who donated to our Silent Auction for these beautiful watercolor paintings by member Frank Colaguori.







Bald Eagle watercolor by Frank Colaguori

Welcome to the Art Society of Monmouth County

The 2017-2018 year was an exciting one. We held seven meetings with local artists who demonstrated their skills. We also had four major art exhibitions with prizes going to 48 works of art. In addition, we added one more surprise Summer Exhibit at Monmouth Beach Cultural Center for July and August. We are grateful to the Middletown Township Public Library for hosting our recent meetings and exhibitions. A special thank you to all of our supporters and sponsors for helping to support our mission of education and promotion of the arts.


For 2018-2019, we have developed exciting programs and

additional major art exhibits.


We have been invited by Brookdale Community College to have an exhibit in their Visual Arts Gallery in October. Details are posted above and have been emailed to our newsletter subscribers. Please subscribe to our email list in the column to the right.

We will also have a new November 2018 ASMC All Paintings Anniversary Exhibit at the Monmouth County Library Eastern Branch in Shrewsbury


Click on the link below for a preview of important dates for the Fall


This is a list of exhibit and meeting dates for October and November of 2018.
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Sponsorship Brochure
Learn about the ASMC and how you can sponsor Awards for an Exhibit. Other opportunities are available by contacting Ernest Antholis at
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Here is a list of ways in which to support the artistic and philanthropic methods of the Art Society of Monmouth County.
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To be a sponsor of our organization or of a particular show, please contact Ernest Antholis at


Congratulations to our members who won awards at our April 2018 RUTH CROWN MEMORIAL ART SHOW. Pictures from the Reception will be up soon.


In the meantime, the March 2018 OLDIES BUT GOODIES SHOW was a huge success. This was our second-largest show this year with 35 artists and 62 submissions. To see photos of the Reception, click here.


REMAINING EXHIBITS 2018: (click on link to Upcoming Exhibits tab for more details)


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 and informative meetings with lectures and demonstrations by professional artists. We meet on the third Wednesday (with two exceptions due to holidays) of the month during the Fall and Spring. For information on upcoming meetings, click on the above tab: 


As a member, you may participate in any of our four - six major Art Exhibitions (October, November, January, March, April, and Summer). 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!


October 18, 2017 Presentation by Linda H. Roemer

November 17, 2017 Presentation by David Levy

January 17, 2018 Presentation by David Byrne

May 17, 2017 Presentation by John White

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

Middletown, NJ


Mailing Address (Effective: 5/16/18):

Art Society of

Monmouth County

PO Box 722

New Monmouth, NJ 07748-0722


Meetings and Demonstrations are held usually on the third Wednesday of the month from September until May at either the Monmouth Beach Cultural Center (OPEN WED-SAT FROM 10AM-2PM: 732-229-4527) located at 128 Ocean Avenue (corner of Seacrest RD) or the Middletown Township Public Library, 55 New Monmouth Road. Please visit for LIBRARY hours. 


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THANK YOU TO GEORGE KLODIN AND KEN KLODIN OF  COLOREST ART SUPPLIES, 160 Newman Springs Road East, RED BANK NJ 07701 for sponsoring our College Art Scholarship Event. Visit their website at