WEST CALDWELL, NJ — Two residents of West Caldwell, two from Fairfield and one from Roseland have received awards in the 2020 Essex County Senior Citizens Juried Art Show. 

This year’s contest was conducted virtually because of the coronavirus. Winning entries can be viewed by visiting here. 

This year's award recipients include:


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Marion Jones received an honorable mention in the professional watercolor category for “Verona Paddle Boats.”
Robert Szpila received first place in the professional photography category for “Presby.”


Maria Lupo received first place in the professional mixed media category for “Prophet’s Dream.”

West Caldwell

Christine Elvin received first place in the professional oil category for “Road Last Taken.”
Lynne Palmer received second place in the professional acrylic category for “Peony Power.”

“We are proud to have been able to conduct this year’s Senior Art Show virtually, which enabled us to highlight the creativity of our senior artists. The talent displayed by our senior artists is truly amazing and the artwork is inspiring,” Essex County Executive Joe DiVincenzo Jr. said. “Essex County has a thriving fine arts community and our Senior Art Show allows our older artists, both professionals and non-professionals, with an opportunity to display their work. This is an excellent event for us to promote the arts and inspire our residents to use their talents.”