By Tony Senk
A number of area artists have been awarded medals in the Guild of Creative Art’s Holiday Exhibit – and, no doubt, those medals looked great hanging from the Christmas tree or sitting on the fireplace mantle!
In addition to celebrating and honoring the artistic endeavors of the winners while serving as a conversation piece for family and friends during the holiday season, the medals clearly showed who were the best and brightest artists in the area. The medal winners were selected by Barbara Russo, in honor of her father Fred N. Biello.
Selected Best in Show was “Folk Festival” by Eileen Kennedy of Red Bank. The Silver Achievement Award winner was the painting by Miguel Figueras of Atlantic Highlands titled “Fighting Against the Evil.” The Silver Achievement Award winner in the field of photography came from Marilyn Baldi of Tinton Falls. Her photo was titled “It’s Paramount.” There were a number of Bronze Achievement Award winners. They were Sherry V. Blossom of Long Branch for her work titled “Acid Sunrise,” Val Morone of Brick for “Field of Flowers,” “Manasquan Reservoir, Waterside View” by Mike Menendez of Freehold, “Orchids” by Pat Axani Elison of Eatontown, “Rhythmic Verticals” by George Hess of Red Bank, “Seeing Stars” by Vicky Culver of Howell, “Philly” by Susan Currie of Parlin, and “Island Man on Bike” by Tyler Nunnally-Duck of Red Bank.
In addition, small work by exhibiting and associate members, reflecting an assortment of media and subject matter, was on display at the holiday exhibit, along with donated art, photography, and sculptures to benefit the Guild and Habitat for Humanity.
The Guild is located at 620 Broad Street in Shrewsbury. Their telephone number is (732) 741-1441. The email is Guildofcreativeart@verizon.net and their website is www.guildofcreativeart.org. Guild hours are Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.; and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The Guild is closed Mondays, except for classes. There is free admission and free onsite parking.
This program is made possible in part by Monmouth Arts through funding from the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.