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MANALAPAN, NJ – Ninety-seven local senior citizens received awards for their artwork at the Monmouth County Senior Art Show Ceremony and Reception held on Wednesday, Aug. 14 at the Monmouth County Library Headquarters, Symmes Drive.

“Each year, I am more impressed with County senior citizen participants and the talent demonstrated through their remarkable artwork,” said Freeholder Lillian G. Burry, liaison to the Monmouth County Library System and Division on Aging and Division on Aging. “It is our sincerest pleasure to be able to showcase the artwork during the month of August at the Library Headquarters in Manalapan, which is the perfect place to display their talents to the community.”

The Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders, Library Headquarters, Office on Aging and Monmouth Arts collaborated to host the 2019 Senior Art Show and Exhibition. All County senior citizens were invited to participate in the annual competition.

Winners in each of the seven categories received first, second, third or honorable mention ribbons. Stephanie Novatski of Morganville won ‘Best in Show’ for professionals and German Aronov of Ocean Township won the award for nonprofessional participants. A full list of winners and categories is listed below.

The artwork is on display until Aug. 30 at the Library Headquarters, 125 Symmes Drive. Click here for photographs of the winning artwork.

First place winners from the seven categories will be on display at the 53rd annual New Jersey Senior Art Show held at Meadow Lakes community in East Windsor from Sept. 18 to Oct. 25. 

“I cannot thank the Library Headquarters, the Division on Aging, Monmouth Arts and my fellow Freeholders for putting together yet another successful County art show for our senior residents,” said Freeholder Burry. “The Board of Chosen Freeholders wishes the Monmouth County winners the best of luck at the State show. Be proud of your achievements and the wonderful County you represent.”

For more information about the Library Headquarters and the Division on Aging, go to www.visitmonmouth.com.

2019 Monmouth County Senior Art Show Winners

Best in Show


Stephanie Novatski, Morganville


German Aronov, Ocean Township



First Place: Johanna Ericson

Second Place: Richard Talbot

Third Place: Deborah Rosen


First Place: Susan Markowitz

Second Place: Alice Singer

Third Place: Patty Chasey



First Place: Melinda Saminski

Second Place: Leonardo Ruggieri

Third Place: Joel Stern


First Place: Michael Pardovich

Second Place: Marilyn Shotwell

Honorable Mention: Ira Siegel

Mixed Media


First Place: Carla Valentino

Second Place: Beverly Sirani


First Place: Frank J. Lumia, M.D.

Second Place: Judy O’Connor

Third Place: Perla “Pearl” Patricio



First Place: Jackie St. Angel

Second Place: Linda J. Hart


First Place: Linda Alston

Second Place: P.J. Meara

Third Place: Diane Schechter

Honorable Mention: Michele Rath



First Place: Michael Ferrara

Second Place: Nat Regan


First Place: German Aronov

Second Place: Dina Lilanovskaya

Third Place: Theresa Trocchia



First Place: Barbara John Calvo


First Place: Sol Hara

Second Place: Patty Ryan

Honorable Mention: Arthur DeGrandis

Honorable Mention: Valerie Rigazio



First Place: Ellen Rubinstein

Second Place: Stephen Ravner

Third Place: Marilyn Baldi

Honorable Mention: Lois Wilkes


First Place: Terry Halifko

Second Place: John Lalanas

Third Place: Jeff Ricci

Honorable Mention: Robery McDonough



First Place: Stephanie Novatski


First Place: Michael Robby



First Place: Natalya Aronov

Second Place: Harvey Altman

Third Place: Beth DeMartino



First Place: Marie Maber


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