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West Orange Senior Citizen Recognized for Artistic Talent

Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, Jr. announces that West Orange resident Robert Maclay received an award in the Annual Essex County Senior Citizens Juried Art Show for "Lift-Off Duck." Credits: Essex County

CEDAR GROVE, NJ – West Orange senior citizen Robert Maclay received second place in the non-professional sculpture category of the annual Essex County Senior Citizens Juried Art Show for his piece, “Lift-Off Duck.”

Maclay was recognized during an awards ceremony on Sept. 6 in the Robert O’Toole Community Center in Essex County Cedar Grove Park in Cedar Grove, where Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, Jr. congratulated the 17 Essex County artists who received awards.

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

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According to DiVincenzo, Essex County has a thriving fine-arts community, and the Senior Art Show “enables our older residents, both professionals and non-professionals, to display their original creations where the public can see them.”

“This is an excellent event for us to promote the arts and inspire our residents to use their talents,” he said.

The art exhibit was open to all professional and non-professional artists ages 60 and older from Essex County. The artwork was judged on originality, composition, style and quality and creativity.

Seniors whose artwork was awarded first place are automatically entered into the NJ Senior Citizens Art Show. The state exhibit will be on display at Meadow Lakes Senior Living, 300 Meadow Lakes, East Windsor, from Thursday, Sept. 21 through Thursday, Oct. 19.

Viewing hours are Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. A closing reception and awards ceremony will be held Friday, Oct. 20 at 10:30 a.m.

Pictured above, courtesy of Essex County, DiVincenzo, Jr. (right) stands with Maclay during the Annual Essex County Senior Citizens Juried Art Show award ceremony at the Robert J. O'Toole Community Center in Essex County Cedar Grove Park.

The 17 artists, and the awards they received, are as follows:

Bloomfield

  • Irma M. Perez received first place in the non-professional drawing category for “A German Shepherd.”

Caldwell

  • Robert Kaplan received second place in the non-professional photography category for “Under the Fountain.”

Cedar Grove

  • Victoria Augustine received first place in the non-professional watercolor category for “Grandmother’s Flowers.”
  • Bill Oswald received first place in the non-professional sculpture category for “Predator and Prey.”
  • Marie Matarazzo received first place in the non-professional pastel category for “Western Sunset.”
  • John Shiever received first place in the non-professional photography category for “July Sunset.”

East Orange

  • Lester James Johnson received first place in the professional sculpture category for “Nested Spheres.”

Fairfield

  • Robert Szpila received first place in the professional photography category for “Hudson Terminal.”

Livingston

  • Sheila Writt received first place in the non-professional oil category for “Ziggy.”

Montclair

  • Joyce Goldman received second place in the non-professional mixed media category for “Flash.”

Nutley

  • Anthony J. Andolino, Sr. received first place in the non-professional acrylic category for “Lemonade” and first place in the non-professional mixed media category for “Sydney Harbor.”
  • Nina R. Del Collo received first place in the professional print category for “Timeless.”
  • Theresa Ruffo received first place in the professional watercolor category for “Summer Bliss.”

Parsippany

  • Chas Palminteri received first place in the professional acrylic category for “Janis” and first place in the professional pastel category for “Hanna.”

South Orange

  • Victor Esquilin received first place in the professional drawing category for “Turning 40.”

West Caldwell

  • Marcia M. Branca received first place in the professional mixed media category for “Bouquet.”

West Orange

  • Robert Maclay received second place in the non-professional sculpture category for “Lift-Off Duck.”

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