P. O. Box 6993, Freehold, NJ 07728
                  e-mail: freeholdartsociety60@gmail.com

 JULY/AUGUST 2018 NEWSLETTER

MEETING:  WEDNESDAY, JULY 25, 2018, 6:30 P.M., Monmouth County Library Headquarters, 125 Symmes Drive, Manalapan, NJ. .
DR. EDOARDO MUNGIELLO, will be discussing the recent trend in our nation of removing statues in the public sphere. He will offer some insights into what can possibly be behind the controversy swirling around these actions. His talk will trace the ideas that have informed the debate and will attempt to predict where the controversy will lead. This program is open and free to the public. Light refreshments will be available.

The library has requested that ALL members and attendees use the parking lot off of Alexander Drive (behind the library). There is direct access to all meeting rooms from this parking lot and handicapped parking and access is available.


WINNERS: Freehold Art Society Open Exhibit at the Freehold Public Library
Judge’s Awards:  KAREN MARTIN, “Apollo’s Landing”, acrylic;  DANA COHOON,
“Pittsburgh’s Godfathers”, photograph; CAROLYN TISCHER BARTLETT, “Autumn Stream”, pastel.
Honorable Mentions: HEMA GUPTA, “Winter Shadows”, watercolor;  RICHARD TALBOT, “The Embassy”, acrylic; LINDA HART, “Chapel View”, watercolor.

Pickup of the current exhibit at the Freehold Public Library and receiving for the next show, Monday, September 10, 7:15 to 8:15 P.M , and Tuesday, September 11, 9:15 to 10:15 A.M. Prospectus/entry form for the September show will be in our next issue.
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MEMBER NEWS:
HEMA GUPTA’s painting,”On Route 520, Holmdel” was awarded the Lelia Wishart Memorial Award of Excellence at the Garden State Watercolor Society’s member show in Middletown in June. She also won First Place at the Bucks County PleinAir festival 2018 for the public Quick Draw event on June 9th. In addition, Hema was a featured artist on Doodlewash, an online community of watercolor artists from around the world.

Freehold Art Society had a display at the June 24th Farmingdale Farmers Market & Make event behind the Wainright House and Museum in Farmingdale, NJ. This outdoor event was fun and very successful. They had a good turnout of both vendors and public visitors. The FAS exhibit got many positive comments about the artwork of the members who participated, (Jane Gavaghen, Carolyn Tischer Bartlett, Jill Barba, Linda Hart and Sandra Kunz) and sales were made. Another Market & Make event is scheduled for July 29th. The FAS will participate again. Any member who wants to exhibit should contact Carolyn Bartlett for details. Text 908-890-7269 or e-mail FreeholdArtSociety60@gmail.com.


Downtown Freehold will be hosting free concerts throughout the summer and into October, 2018. Go to DowntownFreehold.com for details. You can also call 732-333-0094 or 0095 or more information.

This year FBAC is hosting the 3rd annual African Diaspora Arts Festival in the heart of Freehold Boro. The festival theme is "I'm every woman” and it is the theme of the next exhibit at The Freehold Art Gallery. 

This gallery exhibit will feature local, national and internationally recognized artists. A few artists that are already confirmed: Martryce Roach, Armisey Smith, Adreinne Wheeler, Dawn Gregory, Jo-El Lopez, Mario Robinson and more to be announced. The images will be simply celebrating women of the African Diaspora. They will include mixed media, photography and other more traditional mediums. This exhibition is free and open to the public. For more information please go to Facebook page 2018 African Diaspora Art Festival and esotericurbanism.com ."
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44th Annual Monmouth County Fair is July 25–29, 2018. Anyone interested in entering the Art Competition must bring their piece, framed and wired for hanging (no larger than 36”x36”) to the fairgrounds on Sunday, July 22, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. or Monday, July 23, 8 to 11 a.m. This is an amateur competition open to any County resident. For more
Information, or to pre-register, call 732-842-4000, ext. 4343.

  Dues for the 2018-2019 membership year are due on September 1, 2018

FREEHOLD ART SOCIETY MEMBERSHIP FORM 2018-2019 (Membership runs from 9/1/18 to 8/31/19)
New____Renewal_____One Adult $20_____Two Adults at one address$30______________

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