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Union County Senior Art Show Winners Exhibit Work at Freeholders Gallery

ELIZABETH, NJ – The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to announce that the First Place two dimensional artworks from the 2012 Union County Senior Art Show are now on display at the Freeholders Gallery located on the 6th floor of the Union County Administration Building at Elizabethtown Plaza in historic midtown Elizabeth. The gallery hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays. The exhibit will run through Tuesday, August 21st.

“The Union County Senior Art Show is open to artists 60 years of age and older who are currently living in Union County and are either non-professional or professional in status in various mediums of artwork,” said Freeholder Bette Jane Kowalski, liaison to the Cultural and Heritage Programs Advisory Board. “In September, all the winning pieces will represent Union County and compete further at the New Jersey State Senior Citizens Art Show.”

The following are the non-professional artists included in the Freeholders exhibit:
Williams Daniels of Springfield (Acrylic);
Andrew E. Sivick of Scotch Plains (Craft);
Carol Iverson of Cranford (Drawing);
Carol Norman of Union (Mixed Media & Best in Show Non-Pro);
Eileen Bonacci of Berkeley Heights (Oil);
Marjorie Picard of Scotch Plains (Pastel);
Greg Cummings of Fanwood (Photography);
Peter Brogan of Union (Print);
Nicholas Florio of Roselle Park (Watercolor).

The following are the professional artists included in the Freeholders exhibit:
Rosalia Verdun of Roselle Park (Oil);
Diane A. Gallo of Summit (Pastel);
Anthony Riccio, Jr. of Westfield (Photography &Best in Show Pro);
Linda Howe of New Providence (Print);
John Curch of Scotch Plains (Watercolor).

The first place winners of the 3D artworks are not on display at the Freeholders Gallery, but will go on to compete at the New Jersey State Senior Citizens Art Show.

The 3D winners are:
Harriet Leff of Scotch Plains (Sculpture, Non-Professional);
Rafael Alexander Illanes of Linden (Sculpture, Professional).

For further information and to learn more about exhibiting at the Freeholders Gallery, please contact Teya David, Curator, at the Union County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs, 633 Pearl Street, Elizabeth, NJ 07202; telephone, 908-558-2550; or email NJ Relay users may dial 711.


Union County Freeholders Vernell Wright (L) and Bette Jane Kowalski (R) congratulate Carol Norman of Union on winning non-professional Best in Show and first place in the non-professional mixed media category at the 2012 Union County Senior Art Show during the opening reception in June at the Elizabethtown Gas Company’s Liberty Hall Center in Union. (Photo by Jim Lowney/County of Union).

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