Sunday, April 10, 2011

JAS7 Opening Reception

People lining up outside to get into the new Jersey Shore Juried Art Show at the Boatworks? Not quite, but it almost seemed that way. This is always one of our more popular shows, and tonight was no exception. At least 200 people came through the building during the reception, and close to 300 would not be an unreasonable estimate.

Before the people arrived we had the whole building full of art- 90 works in such mediums as painting, ceramics, photography, pastel, printmaking, glass, watercolor, fibers, ink, sculpture, and mixed media. For the first time, we used all 3 rooms at the Boatworks to display the art selected for this juried show.

Three of the walls of the new addition displayed various works art (see above), although almost as popular was the cupcake table (below), refilled frequently with delicious and artistic sweet treats.

The first visitors stared trickling in just a few minutes before 5:00, and then just kept on coming for the next couple of hours.

In addition to art and cupcakes, our many visitors enjoyed live music by Clint Bloodgood.

Jurors Robert Pillsbury and Mame Green not only had the challenge of selecting the 90 works for this show, but the further challenge of choosing individual prize winners. Those winners are shown below:

Best In Show
Ebb Tide
Beverly Golembeski

First Place in Painting
Watching the Sun Collapse
Matthew Donofrio

First Place in Sculpture & Fine Crafts
Mad Allegory
Stephen Harrison

First Place in Photography and Graphic Media
Fight for the Finish
Susan Guadagnino

First Place in Mixed Media
Donna D'Amico

In addition to the above, the jurors decided that the quality and variety of artwork within each of the award categories called for further recognition, and chose another six works to receive Honorable Mentions.

The Floating World: Boardwalk Food
Hand Colored Woodcut
Paul Bonelli

Mr. Rogers
Pen & Ink
Henry Homza

Jean Malizia

In the Groove
Trudy Maran

Bar De La Marine, Cassis
John Richter

Bonnie Smith

The 7th Annual Jersey Shore Juried Art Show will remain on display at the Boatworks through May 13, 2011. The gallery is open Wednesday to Saturday, 1 to 5 pm, and admission is free.

However, the party isn't over yet. Our jurors chose another 25 worthy works to be part of a second exhibition, just down the block at the Central Jersey Bank. The Salon exhibition will have an opening reception on Saturday, April 16, 2011 from 11 am to 1 pm. This exhibition will also remain on display through May 13th, open during regular business hours at the bank, on the corner of 7th Avenue and Main Street in Belmar.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Two Shows Opening Soon in Belmar

The Belmar Arts Council has two shows opening over the next 7 days, both worth checking out.

On Sunday, April 10th will be the opening reception for the 7th Annual Jersey Shore Juried Art Show. Out of well over 200 submissions, the jurors chose 88 artworks to be part of the exhibition. The reception is from 5 to 7 pm at the Boatworks, home of the BAC.

Then on Saturday, April 16th there will be a public reception from 11 am to 1 pm for the Salon Exhibition, an additional 25 works selected by the JAS7 jurors. The Salon Exhibition is at the Central Jersey Bank, on the corner of Main and 7th Ave in Belmar, just one block from the Boatworks.

Both receptions are free and open to the public.