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10/3/2011 - Senior Artists Shine at State Competition

Senior Artists from Cumberland County Shine at State Competition

October 3, 2011

Ten Cumberland County artists, both professional and non-professional, who won first place awards in the Cumberland County 37th Annual Older Americans Art Show and Competition, are now showing their pieces at the State level competition - the 45th New Jersey Senior Citizens Annual Juried Art Contest and Exhibition.  


A total of 230 artworks from 17 New Jersey counties were entered in the State competition, which consisted of 11 different art categories in both professional and non-professional divisions.  The exhibit is on display until October 28th at Meadow Lakes in East Windsor, N.J. 


Of the 10 Cumberland County entries, 4 garnered awards as follows:  Judith Scull of Vineland, professional, won First Place for her Pastel work titled "My Collection"; Bobbie Berg of Vineland, professional, earned a Second Place award for her Acrylic, "Morning Arrives on the Marsh"; Edward Bracco of Vineland, non-professional, also achieved Second Place in the Oil category for "Thistle"; and an Honorable Mention award was merited by Irene Ganter of Bridgeton, non-professional, for her Pastel entry, "Buffalo at Rest".


Other Cumberland County artists who also competed at the State level are, in the professional division:  Lynn Martini of Vineland with her Photograph, "Hidden Treasures", and Carol Miller of Bridgeton with her Oil painting, "Oyster Creek"; and in the non-professional division:  Terri Ely of Bridgeton with her Watercolor entry, "Pink Peonies", Joan Hoins-Hand of Vineland with her Craft piece titled "Noah’s Ark – Two by Two", Roy Kaneshiki of Bridgeton with his Photograph, "Out to Lunch", and Floyd Pettengill of Millville in the Mixed Media category with "Sailors’ Delight".


A closing Reception & Awards Ceremony for the artists will take place on Friday, October 28th at Meadow Lakes.


Any Cumberland County resident age 60 or over interested in more information on participating in the 2012 Older Americans Art Show and Competition, may contact the Cumberland County Office on Aging & Disabled at (856) 453-2220.


The Annual New Jersey Senior Citizens Art Show is made possible in part by a grant from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts; the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders; the New Jersey Association of Area Agencies on Aging; the New Jersey Foundation for Aging; and the Springpoint Foundation.


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