Saturday, April 1, 2017

JAS 13 Opens in Belmar

Tonight was the official opening for the JAS 13- the 13th Annual Juried Art Show from BelmarArts. It's our longest established event and one of our most popular traditions.  This year we had 182 entries, competing for 84 spots on the walls.  Not surprisingly, that meant a lot of visitors to this reception.  Attendance was light in the opening minutes, but it quickly built until the building was full.

A variety of mediums were represented in the list of accepted works- including painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, ceramics, and printmaking.

The exhibition juror Richard Buntzen selected 9 pieces for awards.  These were the choices, announced during tonight's reception:

Juror Awards

Jimmy Hendrix
Stephen Harrison

What Lies Beneath
Sandy Taylor

Horsehair Raku
Kimberly DeMartino

Dana Cohoon

All Wrapped Up
Alexandra Cummings

End of Winter
Guido Guazzoni

Honorable Mentions

I've Got My Eye on Your
Lisa Foley

Shadows on Bamboo
Joan Myers

The Ukulele Player
Margaret Kukafka

The JAS 13 will be on display through May 15, 2017, with regular gallery hours Wednesday to Sunday, 1 to 5 pm.  

photographs of artworks provided by the artists

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