A professional juror has selected the winners, including several Hopewell Valley residents, from 107 entries in this year’s Mercer County Senior Art Show, which is being held through August 5 at The Conference Center at Mercer on Mercer County Community College’s West Windsor Campus. The exhibition can be viewed here on the Mercer County website.

“Mercer County is fortunate to have so many older adults who tap into their creativity to construct new works of art,” said Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes. “I commend everyone who entered their work in the County show and thank them for sharing their artistic talent with us.”

Each year, the Mercer County Division of Culture and Heritage partners with the Mercer County Office on Aging to produce the Mercer County Senior Art Show. First-place winners from the County show advance to the New Jersey Senior Citizen Art Show held in the fall.

Mercer County residents age 60 or older may submit artwork to the Mercer County Senior Art Show. There is no fee to enter. Submissions must be the original work of the applicant, created within the last three years, and not previously entered in a Mercer County Senior Art Show or the State Senior Art Show. Artwork was entered in the following categories: acrylic, craft, mixed media, oil, pastel, photography, sculpture, watercolor and works on paper.

The winners were selected by professional juror Thomas Kelly, an award-winning New Jersey-based artist who works in acrylic on canvas, creating colorful narrative paintings often inspired by overheard comments or everyday situations. Kelly has exhibited in New Jersey, New York City, Philadelphia and Bethlehem, Pa., and more than 325 of his original paintings have been collected in private and public collections in the United States, Europe and Asia.

Eighteen artists from the Mercer County Senior Art Show — one “professional” winner and one “non-pro” winner in each of the nine categories — will move on to the State Show. Listed below are the individuals who were awarded first, second and third place, and honorable mention in their respective categories. Pictured aboveare the Best in Show selections: “Small Token” by Arcelio Brignoni of East Windsor, Acrylic, Non-Professional; and “Home Economics” by Margaret Miccio of Trenton, Sculpture, Professional.

NON-PROFESSIONAL

Acrylic

1. Arcelio Brignoni, BEST IN SHOW – NON-PRO, East Windsor 
2. Shrine Perera, Lawrencville 
3. Lisa Gall, Trenton 
HM – Annette Osterlund, West Windsor; Rochelle Clerkin, Hamilton; Diane Forer, East Windsor

Craft

1. Robin Levinson, Hamilton 
2. Ted Sikorski, Hamilton 
3. Maria Ferris, Lawrenceville
HM – Douglas Watt, Trenton

Mixed Media

1. Hermine Brooks, Lawrence
2. Eugenia Travers, Trenton
3. Susu Pat, Trenton 
HM – Ilene Dube, Princeton Junction

Oil

1. Judith Nahmias, Lawrencville
2. Lina Chao, West Windsor
3. Mary Ann Quinn, Hightstown
HM – Jan Koczera, West Windsor; Raj Oberoi, Robbinsville

Pastel

1. Vivienne Wingfield, Hopewell
2. Suzanne Migliori, Trenton
3. Marina Lam, East Windsor

Photography

1. Bill Boyles, West Windsor
2. Lisa Schrager, Hamilton
3. Anita Bhala, Pennington
HM – Stephanie Cuddahy, Hamilton Square; Judith Miller, Hamilton; Connie Reisler, Pennington

Sculpture

1. Ed O’Rourke, Pennington
2. Paul Steward, Ewing
3. Ron Snyder, East Windsor
HM – Seymour Friedman, Pennington

Watercolor

1. Donna Kaye, West Windsor
2. Doris Dopkin, East Windsor
3. Joseph Leist, Hamilton
HM – C. Wyluda, Pennington; Michele Martin, Robbinsville; Sara Hendrickson, Ewing; Karen Brodsky, West Windsor

Works on Paper

1. Susan Tsui, East Windsor
2. Earl Brancolino, Hamilton Square
3. Diane Hughes, East Windsor
HM – Helen Nitzsche, East Windsor; Lenorie Isleib, Hightstown

PROFESSIONAL

Acrylic

1. Carol Johnson, Trenton
2. Dorothy Friedman, Pennington
3. Jane Conlon Goble, Lawrenceville
HM – Ruben Macaraig, Hamilton; Dolores Frails, Ewing

Craft

1. Barry Hantman, Ewing
2. Caryn Newman, Ewing
3. Ann Marie Miller, Hightstown\
HM – Rima Phillips, East Windsor

Mixed Media

1. Helene Plank, Lawrenceville
2. Helene Reed, East Windsor
3. Arlene Milgram, Trenton
HM – Eli Dock, Ewing

Oil

1. Gary Fournier, East Windsor 
2. NRobert Lowe, Trenton
3. Susan Winter, Hightstown
HM – Nora Ananos, Princeton Junction

Pastel

1. Margaret Kalvar-Bushnell, Princeton Junction

Photography

1. Maia Riem, West Windsor
2. Aubrey Kauffman, Ewing
3. Gary Becker, Trenton
HM – Judy Filipponi, Robbinsville

Sculpture

1. Margaret Miccio, BEST IN SHOW – PROFESSIONAL, Trenton
2. Sue Chiu, Lawrenceville

Watercolor

1. Margaret Simpson, Hamilton
2. Alexandra Indara, Hamilton Square
3. Lynn Varga, Yardville
HM – Pat Proniewski, Trenton

Works on Paper

1. David Potts, Hamilton
2. Joy Kreves, Ewing
3. Richard Majewski, Robbinsville
HM – Terry Goldstein, East Windsor

Submitted by Mercer County

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