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 six major Art Exhibitions in
October, November, January, March, April, and occasionally Summer. All exhibits are judged by professionals who award prizes and recognition ribbons.
For sponsored exhibits, we provide monetary awards in five categories (3 per category)
to 15 artists. To learn more, click on the tab:
For professional artists with websites, we offer a link on our
Artists and Supporter Links page with a nominal donation as well as
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!
MEMBER NEWS 8/14/2019:
At today's Awards Ceremony and Reception at the Monmouth County Library Headquarters, eleven of our members (out of 97 entrants) were awarded prizes for the artwork they submitted to the 2019 Monmouth County Senior Art Contest and Exhibition sponsored by the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders, Monmouth County Office on Aging, and Monmouth Arts.
Congratulations to our members! First place winners go on to the statewide competition. Good luck to Johanna, Michael, Barbara, Sol, Ellen, and Marie!
Acrylic Professional 1st Place: Johanna Ericson
Acrylic Non-Professional 3rd Place: Patty Chasey
Watercolor Professional 2nd Place: Linda J. Hart
Drawing Professional 1st Place: Michael Ferrara
Drawing Non-Professional 3rd Place: Theresa Trocchia
Pastel Professional 1st Place: Barbara John Calvo
Pastel Non-Professional 1st Place: Sol Hara
Photography Professional 1st Place: Ellen Rubinstein
Photography Professional 3rd Place: Marilyn Baldi
Photography Professional Honorable Mention: Lois Wilkes
Print Professional 1st Place: Marie Maber
Congratulations to all!
2019-2020 Meetings and Exhibits at a Glance (details in file download below)!
MTPL = Middletown Township Public Library
MBCC = Monmouth Beach Cultural Center
MAC = Middletown Arts Center
MEETINGS 2019 – 2020
June 19, 2019 at MBCC: Board Meeting and Members invited who want to get more involved
August 28, 2019 at MBCC 11am-2pm: Pot Luck Luncheon and Gift Auction
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
January 15, 2020 at MBCC: 11ma-2pm Happy New Year Pot Luck Luncheon
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- August 2020
October 5-26 at MBCC: Paintings only (receiving 10/5/19; Reception 1-3pm and Takedown 10/26)
November 9 -December 8 at MIDDLETOWN ARTS CENTER (MAC not Library): Anniversary Show with Art Sale on Sunday 12/8 closing reception
January 6-25, 2020 at MTPL: Toni Wilczewski Memorial Photography Show
March 4 (Saturday 3/2 by appointment) - 28 – at MTPL: Oldies but Goodies Show
April 1-25, 2020 (3/28 receiving by appointment) – at MTPL: Ruth Crown Memorial Show
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. This replaces the ASMC's Annual High School Merit Award.
Our 2018 award recipient was Grace Kaja. Congratulations, Grace!