A professional juror has selected the winners from more than 80 entries in this year’s Mercer County Senior Art Show, which is being held online through Aug. 6. The exhibition can be viewed here on the Mercer County website.

“We have so many older adults who are tapping into their creativity to create new works of art,” said Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes. “I commend everyone who entered their work in the County show and thank them for sharing their artistic talent with us.”

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1st PLACE – ACRYLIC | Photo provided by Mercer County

Each year, the Mercer County Division of Culture and Heritage partners with the Mercer County Office on Aging to produce the Mercer County Senior Art Show. First-place winners from the County show advance to the New Jersey Senior Citizen Art Show held in the fall.

Mercer County residents age 60 or older may submit artwork to the Mercer County Senior Art Show. Submissions must be the original work of the applicant, created within the last three years, and not previously entered in a Mercer County Senior Art Show or the State Senior Art Show. Artwork may be entered in the following categories: acrylic, craft, digital art, mixed media, oil, pastel, photography, print, sculpture, watercolor and works on paper.

A professional juror selects the winners in this show. Up to 22 artists (one “professional” winner and one “non-pro” winner in each of the 11 categories) may move on to the State Show. There is no fee to enter.

Listed below are the individuals who were awarded first, second and third place and honorable mention in their respective categories in this year’s Mercer County Senior Art Show. Seven of Trenton’s very own residents placed, including Lisa Gall, Sandy SchwartzBird, Judith Miller, Suzanne Migliori, Marge Miccio, Gary Becker and Harry Jackendoff.


1. Lisa Gall, Trenton
2. Sandy SchwartzBird, Trenton
3. Allan Marcus, Princeton Junction
HM – Annette Osterlund, West Windsor; Eleni Litt, Princeton; and Amy Lerner, West Windsor

1. Rima Phillips, East Windsor
2. Loreta Macaraig, Hamilton
3. Ted Sikorski, Hamilton
HM – Maria Ferris, Lawrenceville

1. Connie Cruser, Hamilton Square

Mixed Media
1. Ilene Dube, Princeton Junction
2. Judith Nahmias, Lawrenceville
3. Hermine Brooks, Lawrence
HM – Mark Schlawin, Princeton Junction

1. Nora Ananos, Princeton Junction
2. Jan Koczera, West Windsor
3. Andrea Pitluck, West Windsor
HM – Raj Oberoi, Robbinsville; and Carlo Fiorentini, Princeton

1. Vivienne Wingfield, Hopewell

1. John Ward, Robbinsville
2. Judith Miller, Trenton
3. Stephanie Cuddahy, Hamilton
HM – Michael Green, East Windsor; and Holly Crochetiere, Robbinsville

1. Ron Snyder, East Windsor
2. Suzanne Migliori, Trenton
3. Douglas Watt, Hamilton Square

1. Leslie Hatch – BEST IN SHOW — NON-PRO, East Windsor
2. Michele Martin, Robbinsville
3. Karen Brodsky, West Windsor
HM – Catherine Edmonds, Lawrence; Gitte Schlessinger, Princeton Junction; and Helen Bilinski, Hamilton

Works on Paper
1. Lenore Isleib, East Windsor
2. Linda Ourach, East Windsor
3. Marina Lam, East Windsor
HM – Helen Nitzche, Hightstown; Ramani Dahanayake, Princeton Junction; and Diane Forer, East Windsor


1. Mabel Williams, Ewing
2. William Plank, Lawrenceville
3. Ruben Macaraig, Hamilton
HM – Dorothy Friedman, Pennington; and Ed Drago, Robbinsville

1. Susan Luty, Hightstown

Mixed Media
1. Terri Arruzzo, Hamilton
2. Helen Plank, Lawrenceville
3. Richard Majewski, Robbinsville
HM – Sheran Boddie, Lawrenceville

1. Lori Langsner, West Windsor
2. Norm Fesmire, Lawrence
3. Marge Miccio, Trenton
HM – Robert Lowe, Trenton; and Gary Coyne, Mercerville

HM – Margaret Kalvar Bushnell, Princeton Junction

1. Maia Riem, West Windsor
2. Gary Becker, Trenton
3. Samuel Vovsi, Princeton
HM – Judy Filipponi, Robbinsville; and Aubrey Kauffman, Ewing

1. Joy Kreves – BEST IN SHOW — PROFESSIONAL, Ewing
2. Harry Jackendoff, Trenton

1. Pat Proniewski, Hamilton Square
2. Margaret Simpson, Hamilton

Works on Paper
1. Terry Goldstein, East Windsor
2. Frank Pastore, Hightstown
HM – David Potts, Hamilton

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