Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. congratulated 20 Essex County artists who received awards in the Annual Essex County Senior Citizens Juried Art Show. The artists were recognized during an awards ceremony on Sept. 13 in the Robert O’Toole Community Center in Essex County Cedar Grove Park.
“I congratulate the winners and all the artists who participated in this year’s Senior Art Show,’’ said DiVencenzo. “The talent displayed by our senior artists is truly amazing and the artwork is inspiring. Essex County has a thriving fine arts community and our 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.”
Artists included Livingston resident Sheila Writt, who received first place in the non-professional oil category for “Abstract Garden;” Roseland resident Evan Stuart Marshall, who received first place in the professional mixed media category for “Cosmos” and second place in the professional acrylic category for “The Shallows, ” and Lynne Palmer of West Caldwell, who received second place in the professional oil category for “Raoul Wallenberg Bridge” and second place in the professional watercolor category for “Guida’s Bowl.”
The Essex County Senior Art Show and Exhibit was open to all professional and non-professional artists ages 60 and older. Art work was judged on originality, composition, style, quality and creativity. Seniors whose artwork was awarded first place are automatically entered into the NJ Senior Citizens Art Show, which will be on display at Meadow Lakes Senior Living, 300 Meadow Lakes, East Windsor, through October 25. Viewing hours are Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.