2014 Juried Art Show Winners

Maplewood artist Joy Yagid took home the first place for her “Vanishing,” a highly detailed, close-up photograph of a Barn Owl, printed on metal.

Third place went to Vicki Smith of Asbury for her pastel titled, “Rolling Asbury,” an impressionistic view of rolling farmland in Warren County.

Marv Kaminsky of Flanders, NJ, received second place for his “Shepherd Lake Dock,” a photograph of a weathered dock stretching towards the horizon on a serene lake in the Highlands.

Honorable Mention was given to Lane Lewis of Gladstone, for “NJ’s Finest Crystal #I,” a striking black and white photograph of a frozen winter landscape in Bernardsville.

The New Jersey Highlands Coalition is pleased to announce the winners of the second annual Highlands Juried Art and Photography Exhibit that took place at the Highlands Festival at Waterloo Village in September. The exhibit, featuring an impressive mix of oil and watercolor paintings, drawings, and photography, focused on the landscapes, flora, fauna and resources of the New Jersey Highlands.

Maplewood artist Joy Yagid took home the first place for her “Vanishing,” a highly detailed, close-up photograph of a Barn Owl, printed on metal. The prize for first place is a $150 gift certificate for framing at Nicholas Rizzo Fine Art of Chatham, NJ, and the opportunity to exhibit the winning piece at the Morris Museum in Morristown.

Marv Kaminsky of Flanders, NJ, received second place for his “Shepherd Lake Dock,” a photograph of a weathered dock stretching towards the horizon on a serene lake in the Highlands. The second place prize is a $100 gift certificate for framing at Dwight Hiscano Gallery in Morristown, NJ.

Third place went to Vicki Smith of Asbury for her pastel titled, “Rolling Asbury,” an impressionistic view of rolling farmland in Warren County. She’ll receive a gift certificate for Perona Farms for Sunday brunch for two at the famed caterer in Andover, NJ.

An Honorable Mention was given to Lane Lewis of Gladstone, for “NJ’s Finest Crystal #I,” a striking black and white photograph of a frozen winter landscape in Bernardsville.

All artists over 18 years of age, regardless of experience, were invited to enter.  Accepted entries were exhibited during the Highlands Festival at Waterloo, an environmental festival celebrating the food, music, arts, history, cultural and natural resources of the New Jersey Highlands, held at Waterloo Village in Byram Township on September 21 and 22 of this year. Entries have also been featured on the Festival’s website and social media sites.

Organized by New Jersey photographer Dwight Hiscano, and juried by Emmy award-winning filmmaker Elliott Ruga, who is also Senior Policy Analyst and Campaign Coordinator for the Coalition, Anita Fickensburger, art consultant for ArtPlus in Springfield, and Dwight Hiscano.  Linda S. Moore, Executive Director for the Morris Museum in Morristown served as judge, selecting the winners from among the 39 finalists featured in the exhibit.