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:
Watching the Sun Collapse
Fight for the Finish
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.
Hand Colored Woodcut
Pen & Ink
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.