Saturday, March 8, 2014

JAS10 Opening Reception

Tonight the Boatworks hosted the opening reception for the 10th Annual Jersey Shore Juried Art Show.  Exhibition juror Margaret O'Reilly from the NJ State Museum in Trenton selected 82 artworks, a mix of photography, painting, drawing, mixed media, printmaking, fiber art, and sculpture,  from the almost 180 pieces that were submitted to the show.

The exhibition was hung in all three rooms of the building.  We estimate that around 300 people came through over the course of the two hour reception.  Our newly painted floors got quite a workout.

The BAC had put out a request for people in attendance to bring something for the refreshment tables, and quite a few dishes came through the front door.  Local artist Keith Calmes provided a lovely musical background to the event.

The juror chose six pieces in the show to receive awards.

Best in Show
Gary Dates

Award in Painting
Ken Stetz
Heading Home

Award in 3-D
Freya Gervasi
Morning Glory

Award in Drawing and Graphic Media
Paul Bonelli
Tenpins the Old Fashioned Way

Award in Mixed Media
Beverly Hertler
Mangrove Thicket

Award in Photography
Richard Salls
Tensile Tenacity

Our 10th Annual Jersey Shore Juried Art Show will remain on display through April 11, 2014.  The gallery is open Wednesday to Saturday, from 1 to 5 pm.  Admission is free.

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