Saturday, April 18, 2015

Jersey Shore Juried Art Show 2015

For the occasion of the 11th Annual Jersey Shore Juried Art Show we had practically a summer day.  Sunny, around 70 degrees, and way too many cars filling the highways and local roads.  We estimate about 200 of those people paid a visit to the Boatworks to visit our opening reception.

Exhibition juror Janet Cook chose 60 pieces out of 159 entries for inclusion in this show, a mix of painting, drawing, collage, sculpture, photography, printmaking, mixed media, fibers. and digital art.

The show fills all three rooms of the Boatworks.

Local classical musician Dr. Keith Calmes was on hand to provide musical background through the reception.

Participating artists were asked to provide refreshments and did they ever.  Food continued to arrive over the course of the reception and the tables were still pretty full when it ended.

About halfway through the reception, Pat Hutchinson announced the Jersey Shore Juried Art Show award winners as chosen by juror Janet Cook:

Best in Show  Shell Hunter  Kriss Olsen

First Prize  Yikes   Bill Ross

Second Prize  Arpeggio  Freya Gervasi

Third Prize  i always wanted to be a redhead   sori Gottdenker

Fourth Prize  Escape   Sandy Taylor

Belmar Arts Council Merit Awards:

BAC Composition Award  Descent   Kristopher Schoenleber

BAC Honor Award Snowy Owl  Bonnie Smith

BAC Founders Award Bay Sunset  Ken Stetz

BAC Innovation Award Dionysis  Catherine Trapani

BAC Board of Trustees Award  Cavern Guide  Michael Scherfen

BAC Award  Gravity  Colleen Lineberry

Honorable Mentions:

Scenes from the Grand Opening #10 Paul Bonelli

Grape Lamp Alison Bowie

I Am Curious (Yellow) Sheila Kramer

Yellow Hibiscus Vince Matulewich

Window Dressing Lizzi Schippert

Dabbling Duck Lisa Bagwell

The JAS11 Jersey Shore Juried Art Show will remain on display at the Boatworks through May 15, 2015.  Regular gallery hours are Wednesday to Saturday, 1 to 5 pm.  Admission if free.

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