The Art Society of Monmouth County

proudly presents its


All Members College Scholarship 

Art Show and Sale

Featuring the best in original paintings and photography 

by local artists


Proceeds benefit the Art Society’s College Scholarship Fund

for a Monmouth County student majoring in Art


From July 11 to August 29, 2018


Monmouth Beach Cultural Center

128 Ocean Avenue, corner of Seacrest Road

Monmouth Beach, NJ

Center Hours: 10am-2pm, Wednesday through Saturday


Meet the Artists Reception

Saturday, July 21 from 4-6pm


Open to the public – Light refreshments will be served




ASMC, PO Box 722, New Monmouth NJ 07748-0722




We are most fortunate to offer two silent auction items at the Reception on 7/21/18. Both watercolors have been graciously been donated by Frank Colaguori, an internationally-recognized artist and long-time member of the Art Society of Monmouth County.

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.


To bid on either of these paintings, in person only, enter your bid on the Bid Sheet at the MBCC. The winners will be announced on August 30 at 6pm. Free and open to the public; light refreshments will be served.

White Iris watercolor by 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 will be posted here and emailed to our newsletter subscribers.

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


May 16, 2018 ELECTIONS - Congratulations!

EXECUTIVE BOARD: September 2018-August 2020

  • Co-President: ERNEST ANTHOLIS, JR             Co-President: HELEN ANTHOLIS
  • Co-First Vice Presidents: ProgramsSTEPHANIE FRANK AND LUCILLE DELLERT
  • Second Vice President: MembershipBILL PRIHEL 
  • Third Vice President: Exhibits: VINCE MATULEWICH
  • Assistant Vice President – New Member Outreach: SOL HARA
  • Corresponding SecretaryLINDA ROEMER
  • Recording SecretaryPENELOPE MARZEC
  • Publicity Secretary: TOM WILCZEWSKI


ASMC Managers and Chairs

·     Website Director – Helen Antholis

·     Emails Manager – Theresa Joseph Trocchia

·     Hospitality Manager– Patty Chasey

Exhibit Chairs – schedule dates, book rooms, mount exhibits, obtain judges, prepare programs, host receptions – Chairs for 2018-2019:

  • Fall ASMC Anniversary Show - Paintings only: November 2018: Chairs: Linda Roemer
  • Vince & Irene Matulewich: January 2019 Toni Wilczewski Memorial Photography Exhibit
  • Ken & Joyce Klohn & Ernie & Helen Antholis: March 2019 Oldies But Goodies Show
  • Linda Hart/Florrie Hill/Paul Clark/Diane Steinmetz: April 2019 Ruth Crown Memorial Exhibit


·     Past Presidents – Stephanie & Doug Frank

o  Ken Klohn, Pat Farley, the late Toni Wilczewski, Lucille Dellert, Tom Wilczewski, Norma Wokas

·     ASMC Advisor – Tom Wilczewski 

·     Nominating Chair and Parliamentarian – Vince Matulewich

·     Show Receiving Assistants: Cathy Delano, Caren Flynn, and Dana McKay


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 RUTH CROWN MEMORIAL ART SHOW. Pictures from the Reception will be up soon.


In the meantime, the March OLDIES BUT GOODIES SHOW was a huge success. This was our 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