Arts & Entertainment

Four South Orange Senior Citizen Artists Honored

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ - On Wednesday, four South Orange residents were among the thirty-three Essex County artists  celebrated by Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. for receiving awards in the county’s annual Senior Citizens Juried Art Show. The show was open to all professional and non-professional artists, age 60 and older. The festivities took place during an awards ceremony at the Essex County Hospital Center in Cedar Grove.

The winners from South Orange are:
  • Edward Hoffner
    “Early Morning NYC”
    Second place winner in the non-professional Acrylic category
  • Victor Esquilin
    “Birch Tree”
    First place winner in the non-professional Watercolor category
  • Cindy Wolf 
    First place winner in the non-professional Mixed Media category
  • Sheila Sugarman
    “Sunlight through the Trees”
    First place winner in the professional Pastel category
Critique Requirements
The artwork was judged by the following characteristics:
  • Originality 
  • Composition
  • Style
  • Quality
  • Creativity

“I congratulate the winners and all the artists who participated in this year’s Senior Art Show,” commented DiVincenzo. “The talent displayed by our senior artists is truly amazing and the artwork is inspiring.” 

Essex County Artists and Photographers
This year, a record 119 entries were submitted for review. The artists, and the awards they received, are as follows:
The other winners were:
Cedar Grove
  • Jane Ballinger
    “Floating Floral" 
    Second place winner in the non-professional Watercolor category
  • Sudha Gupta
    “Misses Blouse”
    First place winner in the non-professional Craft category
  • Dan Holtz
    “Roof Lines”
    Second place winner in the professional Photography category
  • Frank Ingram
    “Brooklyn Bridge"
    Honorable mention in the non-professional Photography category
  • Lallaine Loesser 
    “Peckman River”
    Second place winner in the non-professional Oil category
  • Roseann Martin 
    Honorable mention in the non-professional Drawing category
  • Constance Seugling
    • “In the Beginning” 
      Second place winner in the professional Mixed Media category
    • “Music in the Wind”
      Second place winner in the professional Sculpture category   
  • Stanley Zimmerman
     “How Many Ovals?”
    First place winner in the non-professional Drawing category

    Computer Imagery and Drawing Displays  Credit: Glen Frieson

  • East Orange
    • Lester Johnson
      “Nested Sphere”
      First place winner in the professional Sculpture category
    • Rudy Martin
      “Is the Likesick Off?”
      First place winner in the professional Watercolor category
  • Essex Fells
    • Marion Franks
      Second place winner in the non-professional Drawing category

      Credit: Glen Frieson

  • Fairfield
    • William Heina
      “Top Banana”
      First place winner in the non-professional Sculpture category 

      Sculpture Display  Credit: Glen Frieson
  • Livingston
    • Harriet Hiller 
      “The Haircut”
      First place winner in the professional Drawing category

      Harriet Hiller  Credit: Glen Frieson
    • Malini Parekh
      “A Delicate Balance”
      First place winner in the non-professional Photography category
    • Sheila Writt 
      “Flowers in a White Vase”
      Second place winner in the non-professional Pastel category
  • Montclair
    • Horet Hoyer
      “Voyager at Saturan”
      First place winner in the non-professional Digital Imagery category
  • Newark
    • Maggie Brown 
      “Louis Armstrong”
      First place winner in the professional Digital Imagery category
    • Juan Guerra
      Second place winner in the non-professional Mixed Media category
    • Florian Jenkins
      “Isaiah 11:8 – Study for the Holy Mountain”
      Second place winner in the professional Drawing category
  • North Caldwell
    • Pat Flaherty
      First place winner in the professional Oil category
    • Phyliss Huggett 
      “My Grandmother’s House”
      First place winner in the professional Mixed Media category
    • Michael Mund
      “Leave the Lights On”
      Second place winner in the non-professional Photography category
    • Steve Van Zant
      “Touch of Provence”
      First place winner in the professional Photography category  

      Photography Display   Credit: Glen Friesen
  • Nutley
    • Elsie Cerami
      First place winner in the non-professional Pastel category
    • Nina Delcollo 
      “Old Friends”
      First place winner in the non-professional Print category
  • Orange

    • Susan Marx
      “White Irises” 
      Second place winner in the non-professional Acrylic category
  • Roseland
    • Joseph Mango
      “Covered Bridge in Autumn”
      First place winner in the non-professional Acrylic category 
    • Joseph Marino 
      First place winner in the non-professional Oil category

      Oil Display  Credit: Glen Frieson 
  • Verona
    • Catherine Luzzi
      First place winner in the professional Acrylic category

      Watercolor Display   Credit: Glen Frieson

  • West Orange
    • Bert Shapiro 
      “The Glow.”
      Second place winner in the professional Watercolor category

New Jersey Senior Citizens Art Show
All of the first place winners are now eligible to have their artwork entered into the New Jersey Senior Citizens Art Show. Their work will be displayed at Meadow Lakes300 Meadow Lakes, East Windsor, from September 23rd to October 31st. Viewing hours will be Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m

“Essex County has a thriving fine arts community and our Senior Art Show enables our older residents, both professionals and non-professionals, to display their original creations where the public can see them,” the County Executive expressed. “This is an excellent event for us to promote the arts and inspire our residents to use their talents.”

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