2021 Senior Art Show (virtual)

The Union County Board of County Commissioners presents the

2021 Senior Citizens’ Virtual Art Exhibit

Thank you to everyone who entered their artwork, making this exhibit possible. Please share the link to this exhibit ucnj.org/senior-art with others. Professional artists Frank Falotico, Barbara Wallace and Marco Zecchin served as jurors, designating awards by media category. All entries awarded First Place represent Union County at the state level in the 2021 New Jersey Senior Art Show.

Best of Show for Professional Artists | Best of Show for Non-Professional Artists | About the Jurors

Made possible by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.

Scroll through this page to view all artwork, sorted by category, or use the links below to jump to specific categories.


BEST OF SHOW by a Professional Artist
Eileen Bonacci
Day at the Beach
1st Place
Oil Painting, Professional

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BEST OF SHOW by a Non-Professional Artist
Tina Berlin
Painted Girl
1st Place
Acrylic Painting, Non-Professional

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Acrylic Painting, Professional

 

 

Douglas Allcock
Mica Circus
Acrylic Painting, Professional

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Marcia Haller
A Big Surprise
3rd Place
Acrylic Painting, Professional

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Pauli Verridicci
Meredith, New Hampshire
2nd Place
Acrylic Painting, Professional

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Robert Yurochko
Odette
1st Place
Acrylic Painting, Professional

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Craft, Professional 

 

 

Lynda Dubois-Jackson
In Deep Thought
2nd Place
Craft, Professional

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Johnnye Hansford
Natural Sinamay and Purple Fascinator
1st Place
Craft, Professional

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Digital Art, Professional

 

 

Leona Seufert
The Virus Slayer
1st Place
Digital Art, Professional

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Drawing, Professional 

 

Phyllis Zlatin
Girl in Charcoal
1st Place
Drawing, Professional

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Mixed Media, Professional


Indira Govindan
World versus Corona
1st Place
Mixed Media, Professional

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Agnieszka Solawa
Theotokos
2nd Place
Mixed Media, Professional

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Diana Van der Clute
Hope Amongst Tears
Mixed Media, Professional

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Roberta Zlatkin
Midnight Garden Magic
3rd Place
Mixed Media, Professional

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Oil Painting, Professional

 

BEST OF SHOW by a Professional Artist
Eileen Bonacci
Day at the Beach
1st Place
Oil Painting, Professional

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Julius Carallo
Price Check
Oil Painting, Professional

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Arlene Carallo
Coleus at Winterthur
3rd Place
Oil Painting, Professional

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Larry Gulmi
Mindy’s Tavern
Honorable Mention
Oil Painting, Professional

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Illsoo Kim
An Old Couple Under the Setting Sun, Sand Hook Bay
Oil Painting, Professional

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Avi Kiriakatis
Archangel Michael
Oil Painting, Professional

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Hedviga Matiejunas
Exit 136
Oil Painting, Professional

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Mary Paynter
Rick in Paros
Honorable Mention
Oil Painting, Professional

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Joseph J. Schott
White Chair
2nd Place
Oil Painting, Professional

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Thomas Wacaster
The Kite Flyer
Oil Painting, Professional

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Lydia Watson
Cabbage and Red Potatoes
Honorable Mention
Oil Painting, Professional

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Pastel, Professional


Mildred Lubas
Chester
3rd Place
Pastel, Professional

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Janice Metzger
Birdsong
1st Place
Pastel, Professional

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Barbara Uhr
Coastal Waters
2nd Place
Pastel, Professional

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Photography, Professional

 

 

Sam Awad
Aging Gracefully

3rd Place
Photography, Professional

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Marilyn Espinoza
Reflections on the Kennebunk River, Maine
Honorable Mention
Photography, Professional

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Paul Lachenauer
Liberty State Park
1st Place
Photography, Professional

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Nancy Ori
An Encounter
2nd Place
Photography, Professional

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Sculpture, Professional

 

 


Mumtaz Mekhaiel
House Construction
Honorable Mention
Sculpture, Professional

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Humberto Guanipa
Chora Yun
Honorable Mention
Sculpture, Professional

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Watercolor, Professional

 


Dante Bonardi
Going to Find Some Small Fish
Watercolor, Professional

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John Curch
Unconditional Love
2nd Place
Watercolor, Professional

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Angelito David
Magnolia 3
1st Place
Watercolor, Professional

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Debra Hargiss
Brood X
3rd Place
Watercolor, Professional

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Dianna Strom
Japanese Bridge with Wisteria at Monet’s Giverny
Honorable Mention
Watercolor, Professional

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Acrylic Painting, Non-Professional

 

BEST OF SHOW by a Non-Professional Artist
Tina Berlin
Painted Girl
1st Place
Acrylic Painting, Non-Professional

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Frances Carter
Purple Haze
Acrylic Painting, Non-Professional

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Dolores (Dee) Chadwick
Sugar and Spice
Honorable Mention
Acrylic Painting, Non-Professional

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Patti Costanzo
Quetzal – National Bird of Guatemala
Acrylic Painting, Non-Professional

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Cecilia B Fonseca
Blue and Pink Hydrangeas
2nd Place
Acrylic Painting, Non-Professional

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Robert Gasson
Dave’s Maple Tree
Acrylic Painting, Non-Professional

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Mary Gensicke
Perfect Penguins
Acrylic Painting, Non-Professional

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Marion Goldberger
Fall
Acrylic Painting, Non-Professional

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Esther Goldman
A Leaf’s Odyssey
Acrylic Painting, Non-Professional

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Josephine Hernandez
Wintry Sunset
Acrylic Painting, Non-Professional

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Edward Irwin
Stormy Sky
Acrylic Painting, Non-Professional

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Margaret Irwin-Montemayor
A Walk In New York
Honorable Mention
Acrylic Painting, Non-Professional

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Melvin Kevoe
Annabelle at the Lake
Acrylic Painting, Non-Professional

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Vera Krasovsky
Antique-style Byzantine Icon
Acrylic Painting, Non-Professional

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Laurraine Lemond
DeSoto in Old Barn
3rd Place
Acrylic Painting, Non-Professional

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Joseph Lockerman
Quantum Time
Acrylic Painting, Non-Professional

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Emmaline Muse
My Arabian Horse
Acrylic Painting, Non-Professional

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Libby Reiss
Nature Scene
Acrylic Painting, Non-Professional

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Genadiy Rozhkov
Resting Mamay
Honorable Mention
Acrylic Painting, Non-Professional

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Craft, Non-Professional

 



Renate Bieber
Acadia Fall
3rd Place
Craft, Non-Professional

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Nettie Bizelia
Splat
Craft, Non-Professional

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James Colangelo
My Son Joe’s Table
2nd Place
Craft, Non-Professional

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Betsy Fabricant
Covered Bridge, Williamsville Vermont
1st Place
Craft, Non-Professional

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Judy Harris
Come Fly with Me
Honorable Mention
Craft, Non-Professional

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William Homiak
Leather Ledger Cover
Honorable Mention
Craft, Non-Professional

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Geralyn Jenkins
Sharp Dressed Man (So Fresh and So Clean)
Honorable Mention
Craft, Non-Professional

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Pauline Perlman
Multicultural Faceless Doll
Craft, Non-Professional

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Theresa Taylor
Veil Mask
Craft, Non-Professional

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Janice Tellier
Moon River
Craft, Non-Professional

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Digital Art, Non-Professional

 


Katherine Carter
Native Sun
Digital Art, Non-Professional

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William Gardner
Stairway to Heaven
2nd Place
Digital Art, Non-Professional

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Joe Manzella
Many Paths – One Destination
1st Place
Digital Art, Non-Professional

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Drawing, Non-Professional

 



Patricia Conneen
Cottage Door
Drawing, Non-Professional

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William Connolly
Big Ed
1st Place
Drawing, Non-Professional

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Harriet Jacobs
Tea, Please
3rd Place
Drawing, Non-Professional

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Karen Kelly
Doorway to the Sea
Honorable Mention
Drawing, Non-Professional

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Joseph Smith, Jr.
Drawing Pad Thoughts
2nd Place
Drawing, Non-Professional

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Mixed Media, Non-Professional

 



Nancy Fine
Spiritual Lotus Flower
3rd Place
Mixed Media, Non-Professional

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Toru Ishiyama
Lovely Day
Honorable Mention
Mixed Media, Non-Professional

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Vicki Parker
Shelter Dog
Honorable Mention
Mixed Media, Non-Professional

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Cheryl Payne
Women in their Seasons of Grace
1st Place
Mixed Media, Non-Professional

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Lynne Gaines Shereshewsky
New York, New York
2nd Place
Mixed Media, Non-Professional

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Oil Painting, Non-Professional

 



Stephanie Dexter
L’Ancien Moulin en Automne
3rd Place
Oil Painting, Non-Professional

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Gail Driscoll
Visiting the Lighthouse
1st Place
Oil Painting, Non-Professional

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Roberta Feraro
Rough Waters
Honorable Mention
Oil Painting, Non-Professional

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Anne FitzPatrick
Pink Flower Mountain
Honorable Mention
Oil Painting, Non-Professional

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Julia Isidron
Boardwalk
Honorable Mention
Oil Painting, Non-Professional

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Susanne Kuneman
Sharon’s Place
Oil Painting, Non-Professional

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Marjorie Picard
Ken Lockwood Gorge
Oil Painting, Non-Professional

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Robert E. Schott
Homage to Simon Simeon
2nd Place
Oil Painting, Non-Professional

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Dorothy Schreiner
Fresh Fruit
Oil Painting, Non-Professional

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Pastel, Non-Professional

 

 


Anne Castellano
The Cupcake Dog
1st Place
Pastel, Non-Professional

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Sally Fenichel
Enchanting Night Snow Scene
3rd Place
Pastel, Non-Professional

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Mary O’Herron
Prince Philip Bidding Farewell
2nd Place
Pastel, Non-Professional

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Christina Walton
Fresh Hydrangeas
Honorable Mention
Pastel, Non-Professional

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Photography, Non-Professional

 

 


Patricia Alpaugh
Caution : Sunrise
Photography, Non-Professional

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Maryjean Butler
Untitled Panorama # 4
Photography, Non-Professional

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Greg Cummings
Dawn
2nd Place
Photography, Non-Professional

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Kristine Fischer
Tulip Trees at Tatum
Photography, Non-Professional

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Irma Gahan
Newfoundland Sunrise
Photography, Non-Professional

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Natalie Gregorio
Sunflower Sunset
1st Place
Photography, Non-Professional

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Wendy Kaplowitz
The Couple
Honorable Mention
Photography, Non-Professional

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Roberta Kuperman
A View of Amsterdam
Honorable Mention
Photography, Non-Professional

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Nancy Lubarsky
Not a Hawk
Photography, Non-Professional

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Michele Mackey
Freedom
Photography, Non-Professional

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Cheryl Quince
Gentlemen, Start Your Engines
Photography, Non-Professional

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Diana Taliaferro
Snow Lilies
Photography, Non-Professional

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Helena Waldmann
Unconditional Love
Photography, Non-Professional

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David Weisbrod
Homeward Bound
Honorable Mention
Photography, Non-Professional

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Jeff Young
Breaking Free
3rd Place
Photography, Non-Professional

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Sculpture, Non-Professional

 


Luciano Felicio
American Eagle
1st Place
Sculpture, Non-Professional

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James D. Kieffer
One Last Rep.
2nd Place
Sculpture, Non-Professional

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Deborah Mainiero
Monkey Business
Honorable Mention
Sculpture, Non-Professional

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Carol Sussman Skalka
Belong Together
3rd Place
Sculpture, Non-Professional

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Watercolor, Non-Professional

 

 


Suzanne Doliber
Hell’s Gate Bridge
Watercolor, Non-Professional

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Kim Eckstrom
Abandoned Abode
2nd Place
Watercolor, Non-Professional

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William Eckstrom
House by the Lake
Watercolor, Non-Professional

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Lorenzo Ferreiro
My Garden Peonies
Honorable Mention
Watercolor, Non-Professional

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Nicholas Florio
The Promise of Tomorrow
Watercolor, Non-Professional

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Noreen Gelling
Evening Birches
Honorable Mention
Watercolor, Non-Professional

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Gary Hutchens
Jersey Shore Treasure
Honorable Mention
Watercolor, Non-Professional

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Carol Iversen
Goldfinch
Watercolor, Non-Professional

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Anne Occi
Many Roses
1st Place
Watercolor, Non-Professional

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Rhonda Ricco
Just a Bit Fishing
Watercolor, Non-Professional

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Rosalie Saltzman
The Amazing Hummingbird
Watercolor, Non-Professional

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Tek-Ming Shen
Miao Lady Enjoying Scenery of Yunnan (China)
Watercolor, Non-Professional

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Bruce Tangowski
Glade River Mill
3rd Place
Watercolor, Non-Professional

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Diana Wilfrid
Sunflowers
Watercolor, Non-Professional

 

The Jurors

Frank Falotico is a painter, figurative sculptor and anatomist who has taught at duCret School of Art in Plainfield for more than 40 years, and previously served as the school’s director. He has exhibited his work and presented lectures and workshops on artistic anatomy throughout the region.

Barbara Wallace is a sculptor and an Adjunct Distinguished Professor at Kean University and an Adjunct Professor at Passaic County Community College. Recent exhibitions of her work include the Main Gallery at Passaic County Community College in Paterson and the Arsenal Gallery in New York City.

Marco Zecchin is a professional photographer based in California whose work includes both fine-art and commercial photography. His firm, Image Center, specializes in architectural photography. He also conducts photography workshops on location. View his work at marcozecchin.com.