The Juried Art Show will not be held in 2012
25th Annual Juried Art Show in 2011
Presenting Sponsor: High Point Auto Insurance
The Brookdale Community College Alumni Association’s 2011 Juried Art Show opened May 20 and continued through June 20 in the CVA Gallery at Brookdale’s Lincroft main campus. The show received over 175 submissions, and the winning artists were:
First Prize: John Carey, Freehold – “February” acrylic/mixed medium on panel
Second Prize: Dorothy Lawrence, Morganville – “Martha’s Kitchen” acrylic
Third Prize: Joyce Anastasia Urbanski, Holmdel – “Antelope bowl” Raku stoneware
Charles Sills, Tinton Falls – “Sorrow” oil
Robert Cashion, Shrewsbury – sterling silver pendant jewelry
Jill Kerwick, Fair Haven – “Well, Well, Well” collage
Mark Kolessar, Farmingdale – “Genesis” airbrush/acrylic
Cecilia Swatton, Red Bank – “Schwitter’s Legacy” collage
The show is mounted with the generous volunteer services of Brookdale alumni and friends, and with the help this year of sponsor Highpoint Insurance. Artists' entry fees support Fine Art scholarships at the college.
Winners were selected by husband and wife photography team (and owners of McKay Imaging Photography Studio & Gallery in Red Bank) Robert and Elisabeth McKay. The pair met in an illustration class at Brookdale. Graduating from Brookdale in 1994, Elisabeth continued her studies at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, earning her BA in 1998.
The McKays' community involvement includes Robert’s role as director of operations for the Freedom Film Society; and both serving as producers of The Red Bank International Film Festival, with Elisabeth also serving as art director for two of those years. As a team, both have juried for the Art Alliance, the Middletown Arts Center, the Shore Institute of Contemporary Arts (SICA) and the Monmouth Festival of the Arts. They additionally support the arts through serving on the Advisory Board at SICA, and working as photo Editors for Xit magazine, a publication of the Monmouth County Arts council.
Special thanks also to Bob Mataranglo for hanging & lighting the show.