CALDWELL, NJ — The Caldwell Public Library recently held a reception for the winners of the Student Art Contest run in conjunction with the Caldwell Merchants Association’s Art on the Avenue. The contest was sponsored and organized by the Women’s Club of Caldwell.

Students in grades Kindergarten through 12 were invited to submit a piece of artwork representing the theme “My Favorite Place.” More than 90 entries were submitted and exhibited at a display on Bloomfield Avenue in Caldwell during the Art on the Avenue show on June 3.

The winning student artwork was selected by professional artists Diana Gibson, Richard William Haynes and John Wolff.

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The winners of the student art show were: Grades K-2: First Place, Cara Leon from Cedar Grove; Second Place, Sydney Ku, Roseland; and Third Places, Joanna Bellino and Logan Fowler of Roseland; Grades 3-5: First Place, Abby Woods from Essex Fells; Second Place, Sergio Maestoso, Fairfield; and Third Place, Jennifer Lin, Cedar Grove; Grades 6-8: First Place, Maria DiGiorgio of North Caldwell; Second Place, Charley Albert, Caldwell, and Third Place, Amanda Rohde, North Caldwell. Grades 9-12: First Place, Elizabeth Payne from Caldwell; Second Place, Robert Charles Stutts, Cedar Grove; Third Place, Olivia Alonso, Caldwell and Bethany Brooks, West Caldwell.

All first, second and third place winners received place ribbons. All students entered in the contest receive a certificate of participation.

Parents interested in learning about next year’s Art on Avenue Student Art Contest can send an email to with the words “Student Art Contest” in the subject line.

Pictured from left to right is Bethany Brooks of West Caldwell, Olivia Alonso of Caldwell, Robert Charles Stutts of Cedar Grove and Maria DiGiorgio of North Caldwell at the Caldwell Library display of the winning entries of the Art on the Avenue Student Art Contest.