Once again a huge crowd came out on this lovely spring day to attend the opening reception for the 5th Annual Belmar Arts Council Juried Art Exhibition. After reading the juror statement from Marie Maber (who had the difficult challenge of choosing these 87 works out of almost 300 entries), visitors could check out the show. Shown above are the various award winners. From top to bottom-
Best in Show- Paul Qian By the Beach (oil painting)
Honorable Mention Sculpture/Fine Crafts- Freya Gervasi Centurian (stone)
Honorable Mention Painting- Barbara Edelhauser Out of the Tangle (oil)
Honorable Mention Photography/Digital- Vicky Culver One's Point of View (photo)
Honorable Mention Mixed Media- Ralph Katz Through the Black (mixed)
Honorable Mention Graphics/Drawing/Printmaking- Melissa Dayton Adam (pastel)
In addition to all the art, visitors could enjoy the usual wine and cheese and our guest musician for the day, Susan Lavin playing the harp.