This afternoon the Boatworks hosted the opening reception for the 2014 edition of the Art on the Edge exhibition. We had some concerns about attendance coming into the weekend, as this is also the weekend for the annual Belmar Seafood Festival, an event that typically draws over 100,000 weekend visitors, and Belmar is a relatively small town. So people were maybe a little later to reach the gallery, but eventually people were able to get to town and find a parking space, and we had a nice crowd.
The jurors for this year's Art on the Edge were Roddy Wildeman of torche' gallerie and Barry and Jeanna Petersen of Stay Gold Cafe and Lounge. Both are on Main Street in Belmar and both locations have brought more art to the north end of town. They selected 78 pieces for this show, the typical mix of paintings, drawings, prints, photos, sculptures, collages, ceramics, and fiber arts that we see in most of our shows.
Stay Gold Cafe and Three Brothers Pizza provided not only tables of food for today's reception, but also sponsored the cash prizes that went with today's show.
Acrylic on Canvas
Armed for Graffiti
Paper Dolls #1
Sumi Ink and Wash
The Art on the Edge exhibition will remain on display through June 27, 2014 during regular gallery hours. The Boatworks is open Wednesday through Saturday from 1 to 5 pm. Admission is free.