The day started as gray and damp, and though the sun never came out, the rain stopped early enough to allow the Surf Art reception at the Boatworks to go on as planned. The art itself, about 130 works representing such diverse media as sculpture, painting, photography, printmaking, drawing, digital art, and mixed media, were indoors safe from whatever weather might come. Most of those were part of the main exhibition, but there were also several works set aside for a silent auction. (see below)
The event kicked off with some live entertainment from Quincy Mumford and the Reason Why, who played for the appreciative crowd for more than an hour.
In addition to the music, the outdoor area included some arts opportunities for visitors.
Bob Mataranglo paints a shark head (above), and some completed shark heads can be seen below.
Exhibition juror Don Tarrant awarded several prizes to works in the show- a Best of Show and four Awesome awards. Prizes were provided by Central Jersey Bank in Belmar and Dick Blick Artist Supplies. Those winning pieces can be seen below:
Best of Show
Wave & Friends
Food and beverages for the event was donated by the A&P in Wall, Jersey Mike's Subs and the Little Red Barn in Belmar, as well as by many friends of the Belmar Arts Council. The Surf Art exhibition remains on display during regular gallery hours (Wednesday to Sunday, 1 to 5) through October 1, 2010.