Welcome to the Art Society of Monmouth County


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:

Upcoming Exhibits & Art Galleries


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!


 Membership Information is available here


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!

Members: Join us for our August 28 Pot Luck Luncheon and Gift Auction on Wednesday August 28 from 11am-2pm at Monmouth Beach Cultural Center - Bring something to share, something new (or nearly new) to donate, and plan to enjoy an afternoon of with fellow artists. And bring a friend!

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

Meetings and Exhibits 2019-2020
Detailed information for upcoming Meetings and Exhibits 2019-2020
ASMC Membership and Programs 2019-2020 F
Adobe Acrobat Document 1.8 MB

Interested in getting more involved in our group? Contact us at info@artsocietyofmonmouthcounty.org. Check out our list of positions and responsibilities. Nominations for the next term are in April 2020. But if you're interested now, you can attend board meetings to see what is involved.

ASMC Board Member Responsibilities
Here is a brief description of positions on our Board. Nominations for the 2020-2022 Board will be taken in April 2020. Contact Vince Matulewich, Nominations Chair, to express your interest.
ASMC Board Member Responsibilities.pdf
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Check out our photos from recent receptions and demonstrations.

Thank you to Vince Matulewich for taking them!




Sponsorship Brochure
Learn about the ASMC and how you can sponsor Awards for an Exhibit. Other opportunities are available by contacting Ernest Antholis at info@artsocietyofmonmouthcounty.org
ASMC Sponsorship Brochure.pdf
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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.
ASMC Sponsorship Opportunities.pdf
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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 upcoming academic year. This replaces the ASMC's Annual High School Merit Award.


Our 2018 award recipient was Grace Kaja. Congratulations, Grace!


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

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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 www.mtpl.org 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 colorestartsupplies.com