Saturday, August 31, 2013

Painter's Work Exhibition is Open

Tonight was the opening reception for the new Painter's Work exhibition at the Boatworks.  The beginning was slow, our corner of Belmar surprisingly empty of cars for a summer Saturday at 5, but obviously they started to find their way there.  Above and below are photos of people gathered in the front room gallery to hear the list of award winners, and below that, our typical back room crowd.

Besides the exhibition of almost 40 painting related artworks, today we also had something special in our side gallery, proposals for the Belmar Train Station mural project.  Eventually we had 11 designs submitted.  Viewers were encouraged to vote for favorite designs, results which would be considered by the committee that will eventually choose one to decorate our local train station.

Our juror, Susana Anastasia, selected 12 artworks for awards- a first place and honorable mention in each of 6 categories.  Below are the prize winning works:

First Place, Watercolor
Beverly Golembeski
Old Salt

First Place, Collage
Laraine Centineo
Meditation/Psalm 19:14

First Place, Pastel
Jean Malizia
Summer Pastimes

First Place, Oil
Lizzi Schippert
Pond, Autumn

First Place, Mixed Media
Andree Sweek/Herz
Woodland Music

First Place, Acrylic
Sven Widen
Still Life

Honorable Mention, Watercolor
Robert Stetz
Driving Her Bananas

Honorable Mention, Collage
Laurie DiStasio
Blue Serenity

Honorable Mention, Pastel
Tzelan Guh
Reflection Morning

Honorable Mention, Oil
Gerrie Vergona
Crystal and Cherries

Honorable Mention, Mixed Media
Maxine King
Inedible Fruit

Honorable Mention, Acrylic
Sandy Taylor

The Painters' Works exhibition will remain on display in the Boatworks through September 27, 2013.  Admission is free.

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