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Mar 06, 2021

The Guild of Creative Art Announces Winners of Virtual Exhibit

The Guild of Creative Art in Shrewsbury hosted a virtual exhibit this February. The winners of the Edgy Show were announced recently and included many artists from right here in Monmouth County.

Sven Widen, of Island Heights, won first place with his acrylic work titled “Harlequin Halo.”

“Harlequin Halo” By: Sven Widen

Second place was awarded to Bob Dowd, of Colts Neck, for his photograph called “Nobody Knows.”

“Nobody Knows” By: Bob Dowd

Marilyn Baldi, of Tinton Falls, earned third with her photography, “Save the Kapok Tree.”

“Save the Kapok Tree” By: Marilyn Baldi

Achievement awards were also given for the following works:

  • “Abstract 1” pen and ink by Mark Reuter, of Shrewsbury
  • “Abstract Space” acrylic by Valerie Morone, of Brick
  • “A Sailor’s Gone Astray” oil by Christopher Taylor, of Red Bank
  • “Balancing in a Topsy-Turvy World” photography by Angela Previte, of Seaside Park
  • “Embedded” photography by Vince Matulewich, of Morganville
  • “Keep Looking” photography by Thomas Camal, of Holmdel
  • “Layers and Levels” pen and ink by Lizzi Schippert, of Island Heights
  • “Mask Wash” photography by Vicky Culver, of Howell
  • “No Entry” photography by Patricia Hart Zackman, of Long Branch
  • “OMG” photography by Stephen Ravner, of Freehold
  • “Sagging Midriff” acrylic and marker by Christopher MacKinnon, of Monroe Township
  • “Twin Lights Staircase” photography by Cheryl Auditor, of Belford
  • “The Choir of Angels and Saint” oil by Jane Gavaghen, of Freehold

The winners’ works will be on display in the guild’s main gallery during February and March as will pieces by Debora Bruno, of Atlantic Highlands; Marino Cirillo, of Red Bank; Eva Jane Krause, of Red Bank; Maryanne Mezzacappa, of Hazlet; Jackie Renna, of Eatontown; and Bonnie Kamhi, of Asbury Park.

Hours are Tuesdays and Thursdays 11:30 am to 3:30 pm and Saturdays 10 am to 2:45 pm. Visitors are asked to call 732-741-1441 before arranging a trip. Visit to view the show, in addition to the Art Galleries 2020 Online Exhibits.