The annual Canterbury Art Show returned in all its glorious splendor this Labor Day weekend. Crowds of art lovers came out in capacity to St. George’s-by-the-River in Rumson to see and shop at this much-loved, premier juried and non-juried art show. The remarkable collection included original artwork, unframed matted artwork, large artwork and dimensional artwork. There were selections in oil, acrylic, pastel, watercolor, mixed-media and photography as well as the popular dimensional art segment in wood, ceramic, glass, stone, pottery, metal and mixed media. In total, there were 98 participating artists with nearly $300,000 value of artwork.
The weekend opened with a special Meet the Artists Thursday night reception which included refreshments and music from the Sunken City Saxophone Quartet.
There were selections for all tastes in all price points, and the St. George committee was proud to announce that they met their goal of $25,000. Proceeds directly benefit St. George’s and its many outreach programs. The committee thanks its many benefactors, patrons and artists for their participation. They additionally congratulated all the winners.
Best in Show and Honorable Mention in Drawing Honors went to first-time entrant Lori Weisenfeld, of Rumson. Her Best in Show was a pastel, “Shirley,” and her Honorable Mention was “Selma.”
The other winners were:
• Award of Excellence – “Big Moon” by Avery Brighton, digital photography
• Honorable Mention in Acrylic – “It’s Complicated” by Cecilia Swatton
• Honorable Mention in Oil – “Feeding Time” by Emily Beezley Gilman
• Honorable Mention in Pastel – “Sour Grapes” by Carole Rogers
• Honorable Mention in Photography – “Rainy Day” by Siobhan Smith
• Honorable Mention in Watercolor – “Swiss Guard” by Michael Scherfen
Photos courtesy of Taylor McFarland