Saturday, March 7, 2015

People Come to Belmar

Belmar is a great place to go people watching.  The beach, the boardwalk, the marina, Main Street, they all can be very exciting in the warm weather.  Unfortunately the weather has been quite frigid the past few months and the summer is still months away.  However there is one place you can go right now to get your fix of people, and that's the Boatworks, which is hosting PEOPLE A Juried Photography Exhibition.   Show jurors Robert and Elizabeth McKay have chosen 46 photographs to be part of this exhibition, which opened tonight.

Two consecutive days without new snow is reason enough to go out, but tonight's crowd, estimated at around 135, was also very interested to see the artwork.

This exhibition fills all three of our galleries.  Many different styles and settings, both color and black and white, but all have in common a portrayal of humanity.

The following are the works chosen for awards by the McKays:

Best in Show
Freddy Clark

Merit Award
just about laughter
Gina Cioffi

Merit Award
Corn Dog Princess
Catherine Trapani

Honorable Mention
Domenic Creaco

Honorable Mention
sori Gottdenker

Honorable Mention
A Bride, her Maids, and a Private Joke
Jill Langlais

Honorable Mention Youth
I Walk Alone
Cali Pearce

PEOPLE A Juried Photography Exhibition remains on display at the Boatworks during regular gallery hours through April 10, 2015.  Admission is free.