SUMMIT, NJ - The Visual Arts Center of New Jersey has announced the winners of its inaugural Members Art Show & Collectors Weekend. The three-day event included a public exhibition and sale, with Friday night's opening event featuring several members receiving awards for their submitted work.
 
Juror Nancy Ori, a respected corporate photographer, fine art exhibitor and teacher awarded the following prizes.
  • Marian Anderson Memorial Award for Portraiture: Barbara Beeman
  • Martha Barns Memorial for Ceramics: Rhoda Roper
  • Martha Venturo Award for Landscape: Sally Abbott
  • Curtis Hillyer Memorial Award for Watercolor: Jill Crouch
  • J. Jurgen Tieck Memorial Award for Photography: Charlann Meluso
  • Emeriti Award: Isabella Pizzano
  • Marylou Hillyer Award: Jill Kerwick

The following artists also received Honorable Mentions:

  • Neela Pashparaj
  • Linda Jacobs
  • Marilyn Pfaltz
  • Denise Cocchiaro
  • Jennifer Markovitz
  • Miron Abramovici

The Art Center will host another juried, pop-up show for members spring 2018.