Mercer County residents display created art for county senior art show

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A professional juror has selected the winners from more than 80 entries in the 2021 Mercer County Senior Art Show. The art show is being held online through Aug. 6.

“We have so many older adults who are tapping into their creativity to create new works of art,” Mercer County Executive Brian Hughes said. “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, according to the county.

Winners from the county show advance to the New Jersey Senior Citizen Art Show, which is held in the fall.

Mercer County residents age 60 or older may submit artwork to the Mercer County Senior Art Show. Submissions have to 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. There is no fee to enter.

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 the show. Up to 22 artists (one “professional” winner and one “non-pro” winner in each of 11 categories) may move on to the state show.

Some non-professional winners for each category included:

Acrylic – first place, Lisa Gall, Trenton; second place, Sandy SchwartzBird, Trenton; third pace, Allan Marcus, Princeton Junction;

Craft – first place, Rima Phillips, East Windsor; second place, Loreta Macaraig, Hamilton; third place, Ted Sikorski, Hamilton;

Digital – first place, Connie Cruser, Hamilton Square;

Mixed Media – first place, Ilene Dube, Princeton Junction; second place, Judith Nahmias, Lawrenceville; third place, Hermine Brooks, Lawrence;

Oil – first place, Nora Ananos, Princeton Junction; second place, Jan Koczera, West Windsor; third place, Andrea Pitluck, West Windsor;

Pastel – first place, Vivienne Wingfield, Hopewell;

Sculpture – first place, Ron Snyder, East Windsor; second place, Suzanne Migliori, Trenton; third place, Douglas Watt, Hamilton Square;

Watercolor – first place, Leslie Hatch, Best in Show, non-pro, East Windsor; second place, Michele Martin, Robbinsville; third place, Karen Brodsky, West Windsor;

For professionals, some of the winners included:

Acrylic – first place, Mabel Williams, Ewing; second place, William Plank, Lawrenceville; third place, Ruben Macaraig, Hamilton;

Craft – first place, Susan Luty, Hightstown;

Mixed Media – first place, Terri Arruzzo, Hamilton; second place, Helen Plank, Lawrenceville; third place, Richard Majewski, Robbinsville;

Oil – first place, Lori Langsner, West Windsor; second place, Norm Fesmire, Lawrence; third place, Marge Miccio, Trenton;

Photography – first place, Maia Riem, West Windsor; second place, Gary Becker, Trenton; third place, Samuel Vovsi, Princeton;

Sculpture – first place, Joy Kreves, Best in Show, professional, Ewing; second place, Harry Jackendoff, Trenton.

For more information, visit and to view the gallery search 2021 Mercer County Senior Art Show Online Exhibition.