Union County Senior Art Show Winners Exhibit at Freeholders Gallery

Molly Brown of Rahway (center) receives congratulations from Freeholders Bette Jane Kowalski (left) and Linda Carter at the 2014 Union County Senior Citizens Art Show for her award-winning acrylic painting. For more information about the annual Union County Senior Citizens Art Show, please call the Union County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs at 908-558-2550, or e-mail: culturalinfo@ucnj.org

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs are happy to announce that the First Place hanging art works from the 2014 Union County Senior Citizens Art Contest and Exhibit are showing at the Freeholders Gallery located on the 6th floor of the Union County Administration Building at Elizabethtown Plaza in Elizabeth. The winning pieces can be seen weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The exhibit will run through Wednesday, August 20.

The annual Union County Senior Citizens Art Show is open to artists who are 60 years of age or older and reside in Union County. The show is held from early June to mid-July in the atrium of the Elizabethtown Gas Company in Union.

The first place winners, non-professional and professional, in each of the categories will move on to compete at the New Jersey Senior Citizens Art Show. The State show will take place at Meadow Lakes in East Windsor in the fall.

John V. Curch of Scotch Plains receives congratulations from Freeholders Linda Carter (left) and Bette Jane Kowalski at the 2014 Union County Senior Citizens Art Show for his award-winning watercolor painting. For more information about the annual Union County Senior Citizens Art Show, please call the Union County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs at 908-558-2550, or e-mail: culturalinfo@ucnj.org

The non-professional artists whose two-dimensional art works are included in the Freeholders Gallery exhibit are: Molly Brown of Rahway (Acrylic); William Connolly of Garwood (Drawing); Nancy Zuniga of Linden (Mixed Media); John Quinn of Roselle Park (Oil); Marjorie Picard of Scotch Plains (Pastel); Greg Cummings of Fanwood (Photography); and Dianna Strom of Cranford (Watercolor).

The professional artists in the exhibit are: Genadiy Rozhkov of Springfield (Acrylic); Mel Holston of Plainfield (Drawing); Frank Marshall of Roselle (Mixed Media); Avi Kiriakatis of Kenilworth (Oil); Rafael Rodriguez of Elizabeth (Pastel); Anthony Riccio of Westfield (Photography); and John V. Curch of Scotch Plains (Watercolor).

The first place winners for Sculpture and Craft are not on display at the Freeholders Gallery, but will also go on to compete at the New Jersey Senior Citizens Art Show. They are: Bruce Long of Westfield (Non-Pro Craft); Judy Musicant of Mountainside (Pro Craft); Larry Evans of Elizabeth (Non-Pro Sculpture); and Dolores Stewart of Plainfield (Pro Sculpture),

For further information and to learn more about exhibiting at the Freeholders Gallery, please contact Nicole DeAugustine, Curator, at the Union County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs, 633 Pearl Street, Elizabeth, NJ 07202; telephone, 908-558-2550; or email: culturalinfo@ucnj.org.