For the occasion of the 11th Annual Jersey Shore Juried Art Show we had practically a summer day. Sunny, around 70 degrees, and way too many cars filling the highways and local roads. We estimate about 200 of those people paid a visit to the Boatworks to visit our opening reception.
Exhibition juror Janet Cook chose 60 pieces out of 159 entries for inclusion in this show, a mix of painting, drawing, collage, sculpture, photography, printmaking, mixed media, fibers. and digital art.
The show fills all three rooms of the Boatworks.
Local classical musician Dr. Keith Calmes was on hand to provide musical background through the reception.
Participating artists were asked to provide refreshments and did they ever. Food continued to arrive over the course of the reception and the tables were still pretty full when it ended.
About halfway through the reception, Pat Hutchinson announced the Jersey Shore Juried Art Show award winners as chosen by juror Janet Cook:
Best in Show Shell Hunter Kriss Olsen
First Prize Yikes Bill Ross
Second Prize Arpeggio Freya Gervasi
Third Prize i always wanted to be a redhead sori Gottdenker
Fourth Prize Escape Sandy Taylor
BAC Composition Award Descent Kristopher Schoenleber
BAC Honor Award Snowy Owl Bonnie Smith
BAC Founders Award Bay Sunset Ken Stetz
BAC Innovation Award Dionysis Catherine Trapani
BAC Board of Trustees Award Cavern Guide Michael Scherfen
BAC Award Gravity Colleen Lineberry
Scenes from the Grand Opening #10 Paul Bonelli
Grape Lamp Alison Bowie
I Am Curious (Yellow) Sheila Kramer
Yellow Hibiscus Vince Matulewich
Window Dressing Lizzi Schippert
Dabbling Duck Lisa Bagwell