Saturday, April 7, 2018

JAS14 Opens in Belmar

Tonight was the award reception for the 14th Annual Juried Art Show at BelmarArts.  The show opened to the public last week, but tonight was the party.  The exhibition was juried by Josephine Barriero, and curated by Dorie Dahlberg.  It includes 60 works by 49 artists, a typical mix of paintings, drawings, photographs, ceramics, and sculpture.  It fills both the front and back galleries of the Boatworks.

It's much easier to see the work in the show when the reception is not going on, but as one artist told me last week, it's more exciting when the crowd is there.  We are estimating more than 90 visitors, in addition to employees and board members present.

Prizes for the exhibition were announce around 6:00 pm.   Our juror awarded nine pieces in total.  Here are the award winning pieces:
First Place
Mary Kliauga

Second Place
Pink Hibiscus
Vince Matulewich

Third Place
51 %
Patti Kaufman

Achievement Award
Clothes Lines
mixed media
Donna D'Amico

Achievement Award
Fish II
Beverly Hertler

Achievement Award
On Stand Down
Frank Parisi

Honorable Mention
Peep Show: La Leche de Madre #1
Louise Krasniewicz

Honorable Mention
Out For A Walk
Beth De Martino

Honorable Mention
The Woodworker
Michael Scherfen

The 14th Annual Juried Art Show will remain on display at the Boatworks during regular gallery hours through Thursday, May 3, 2018.  Admission is free.

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