July 28, 2021

Mercer County Senior Art Show Announces Winners

“INDIAN SUMMER” This watercolor by Leslie Hatch of East Windsor was awarded Best in Show — Non-Professional in the 2021 Mercer County Senior Art Show, which is being held online at mercercounty.org through August 6.

A professional juror has selected the winners from more than 80 entries in this year’s Mercer County Senior Art Show, which is being held online through August 6. The exhibition can be viewed on the Mercer County website at www.mercercounty.org.

“We have so many older adults who are tapping into their creativity to create 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. 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 may be entered in the following categories: acrylic, craft, digital art, mixed media, oil, pastel, photography, print, sculpture, watercolor and works on paper.

A professional juror selects the winners in this show. Up to 22 artists (one “professional” winner and one “non-pro” winner in each of the 11 categories) may move on to the State Show. There is no fee to enter.

Listed below are the individuals who were awarded first place in their respective categories in this year’s Mercer County Senior Art Show. The full list of winners can be found at mercercounty.org.

Non-ProfessionalAcrylic: Lisa Gall, Trenton; Digital: Connie Cruser, Hamilton Square; Mixed Media: Ilene Dube, Princeton Junction; Oil: Nora Ananos, Princeton Junction; Pastel: Vivienne Wingfield, Hopewell; Photography: John Ward, Robbinsville; Sculpture: Ron Snyder, East Windsor; Watercolor: Leslie Hatch, East Windsor (Best in Show); and Works on Paper: Lenore Isleib, East Windsor.

Professional — Acrylic: Mabel Williams, Ewing; Craft: Susan Luty, Hightstown; Mixed Media: Terri Arruzzo, Hamilton; Oil: Lori Langsner, West Windsor; Photography: Maia Riem, West Windsor; Sculpture: Joy Kreves, Ewing (Best in Show); Watercolor: Pat Proniewski, Hamilton Square; and Works on Paper: Terry Goldstein, East Windsor.