The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs are pleased to announce that the First Place hanging art works from the 2013 Union County Senior Citizens Art Contest and Exhibit are showing at the Freeholders Gallery located on the 6th floor of the Union County Administration Building at Elizabethtown Plaza in Elizabeth. The winning pieces can be seen weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The exhibit will run through Wednesday, August 21.
“Professional and non-professional winners in different categories will go on to compete at the New Jersey Senior Citizens Art Show at Meadow Lakes in East Windsor in September,” said Freeholder Bette Jane Kowalski, liaison to the Cultural and Heritage Programs Advisory Board. “These senior artists have diverse artistic backgrounds. Some are members of art associations who meet regularly to paint together with a hired teacher; others are self-taught and make art by themselves.”
The annual Union County Senior Citizen Art Show is open to artists who are 60 years of age or older and reside in Union County. The show is held from early June to mid-July in the atrium of the Elizabethtown Gas Company in Union.
The non-professional artists whose two-dimensional art works are included in the Freeholders Gallery exhibit are: Henry Buntin of Berkeley Heights (acrylic); Lynn Shereshewsky of Westfield (craft); Roberta Frimpter of Rahway (drawing); John Biel of Westfield (mixed media); Anna Szabo of Union (oil); Marjorie Picard of Scotch Plains (pastel); Donna Farrell of Linden (photography); Peter Brogan of Union (print); and Elizabeth Weiss of New Providence (watercolor).
The professional artists in the exhibit are: Gennady Rozhkov of Springfield (acrylic); Frank Marshall of Roselle (mixed media); Eileen Bonacci of Berkeley Heights (oil); Dolores Brink of Roselle Park (pastel); Richard Earl of Westfield (photography); and John Curch of Scotch Plains (watercolor).
The first place winners for sculpture are not exhibited at the Freeholders Gallery, but will also go on to compete at the New Jersey Senior Citizens Art Show. They are: Pauli Verridicci of Springfield (non-pro sculpture); and Dolores Steward of Plainfield (pro sculpture).
For further information and to learn more about exhibiting at the Freeholders Gallery, please contact Teya David, curator, at the Union County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs, 633 Pearl Street, Elizabeth, NJ 07202; telephone, 908-558-2550; or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.