SCAHC announces 2017 Sussex County Senior Citizens’ Art Exhibition winners


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  • Lakota Wolf, first place in non-pro oil painting, by Richard Uibelhoer




  • Tiger in Repose, first place in non-pro acrylic painting, by Joan Gilberti




  • Sussex County Freeholder Sylvia Petillo presenting an award to artist Jill Dickerson



— The Sussex County Arts & Heritage Council announced the winners of its Annual Senior Citizens’ Art Exhibit on Saturday, August 19th at an open reception and award ceremony. The awards were presented by Sussex County Freeholder, Sylvia Petillo.

Prior to the reception, watercolor artist, Jane Brennan, selected the first-place winner in each of the 14 categories. This annual exhibit showcases some of the wonderful talent of senior citizens in Sussex County. Featured in the exhibit are 65 works by 27 artists. The exhibit can be seen at the SCAHC gallery Tuesday through Friday from 10 AM to 5 PM and noon to 4 PM on Saturdays until September 2nd.

Each of the first-place category winners qualifies to participate in the New Jersey Senior Citizens Art Show along with category winners from other counties throughout New Jersey. The New Jersey Senior Citizens Art Show will be held at the Meadow Lake Senior Community in East Windsor September 21 through October 20.

Sussex County first place award winners are:

Category Title Artist

Non-Professional Acrylic Painting Tiger in Repose Joan Gilberti

Non-Professional Drawing - Colored Pencil Pugsley Natasha Brown

Non-Professional Oil Painting Lakota Wolf Richard Uibelhoer

Non-Professional Photography Wind Tunnel Valerie Picardi-Wolfson

Non-Professional Sculpture - Clay Elephant Disk Bridget Peek

Non-Professional Watercolor Taverna Canava Jill Dickerson

Professional Acrylic Painting 1,000 Sunsets II Joanna West

Professional Mixed Media Fly Away Ann Smiga-Greene

Professional Oil Painting Sun Flowers Susan Kadar

Professional Pastel Pay Toll Ahead Jeffery Wolfson

Professional Photography Autumnal Light Joy Schmitz

Professional Stained-Glass Craft Lighthouse on Cliff Rose McDermott

Professional Watercolor Dana Seal Carolyn Hartley

Professional Print The Unofficial New Jersey State Frog Jill Wallace

Funding of the Sussex County Arts & Heritage Council has been made available in part by the NJ State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, through the State/County Partnership Block Grant Program, as administered by the Sussex County Arts & Heritage Council. Additional funding has been made available in part by the New Jersey Historical Commission through the County History Partnership Program, as administered by the Sussex County Arts & Heritage Council. Partial funding provided by the Sussex County Board of Freeholders.



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