Student Art Competition Takes Place Sunday, February 3

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January 21, 2013

Monmouth Festival of the Arts Student Art Competition Takes Place Sunday, February 3

Press Photo Op:  Sunday, February 3, Monmouth Reform Temple, Tinton Falls, 2 to 5 pm.

332 Hance Avenue, Tinton Falls, NJ; Winners announced between 4 and 5 pm.

TintonFalls: The Monmouth Festival of the Arts (MFA) is hosting its annual Student Art Competition and Art Workshops on Sunday, February 3 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Monmouth Reform Temple (MRT), 332 Hance Avenue, Tinton Falls, NJ. All student artists in their junior year from the counties of Ocean and Monmouth counties are invited to participate. Student check in for the competition is at 1 pm. For more information about the competition please call 732-747-8278 or email You may also visit our web site:

Participation is free in these events. Winners receive first, second and third place prizes of $100, $75 and $50. In addition, winners will have their work prominently displayed at the 43rd annual Monmouth Festival of the Arts, which will take place at the MonmouthReformTemple from Saturday, April 13, through Wednesday, April 17, 2013.   Last year, the show attracted over 2000 visitors and featured the work of over 200 artists.


Art competition judges include professional artists Patricia Hutchinson, Colleen Lineberry, and Bob Mataranglo. Additionally, art workshops will be presented by local artists and will take place simultaneous to the art competition. These include: “Matting & Framing for the Best Presentation”, by Pen & Ink Artist Dave McGrath and “Calligraphy, The art of beautiful writing,” presented by Mychelle Kendrick, an award-winning artist and calligrapher. Participation in the workshops is open to all 11th grade students, and not limited to those presenting in the competition. MFA workshops are designed to provide high school art students with practical information related to preparation and presentation of their works for submission to college interviews and art shows.


The Monmouth Festival of the Arts is hosted by MonmouthReformTemple and is made possible, in part, by the Monmouth County Arts Council through funding from the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders, the County Historical Commission, and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment of the Arts.


MRT has been commended for its support of the arts and art education and is the winner of the Governor’s Award in Art Education.


The press is invited to attend this function and photo permission will be arranged for student photography.


Peggy Baker, 732-542-3613

Anne Pearl, 732-264-8852

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