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 are to be presented. Go to the tab: Upcoming Exhibits & Art Galleries and click on links to download awards list. Keep in mind to check your "DOWNLOADS" folder for the list if it does not appear.





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. 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:

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

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In memoriam

Past President and Treasurer, Toni Wilczewski


Antoinette “Toni” Wilczewski, 66, of Long Branch, passed away Monday October 24, 2016.

She was born and raised in Jersey City and lived in Oceanport before moving to Long Branch 25 years ago.

Toni worked at the Social Security Administration in Neptune for 30 years before retiring in 2001. She was a communicant of Christ the King Parish at Our Lady Star of the Sea Church in Long Branch, a member of the Board of the NJ Polio Network, member and president of the Monmouth County Post Polio Support Group and treasurer and past president of the Art Society of Monmouth County. Toni was a graduate of St. Peter’s College in Jersey City.

She was predeceased by her parents, Nicholas and Caroline Sergio and her brother, Nicholas Sergio.

Surviving are her husband of 25 years, Thomas; 2 sisters, Marie and her husband Philip Barbera and Santa and her husband Thomas Dehaven and 3 nieces and a nephew, Kristine and Peter Barbera and Kate and Jessie Dehaven.


We thank the following for donations made to the ASMC in memory of Toni:

Stephanie and Doug Frank, Co-presidents

Julie Dunbar (past secretary) 



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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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Jim Kent demonstrates Abstract Expressionism
Jim Kent demonstrates Abstract Expressionism

Art Society of

Monmouth County

Long Branch, NJ


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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 Monmouth Beach Cultural Center, 128 Ocean Avenue, Monmouth Beach, NJ -Due to a fire at MBCC, check here for meeting and exhibit locations. 


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