Winners of 2020 juried art show announced

PHOTO COURTESY OF CARMELINA CARRA The show’s Best in Show was Coming Home, a watercolor painting done by Jackie St. Angel.

POINT PLEASANT BEACH — Point Pleasant Beach Arts announced the winners of its annual juried art show, held this month. The show, with over 70 total entries and 44 selected pieces for the show, had one overall winner and three medium winners. 

This year’s judges were artist Norman Perlmutter, artist and painter Jim Inzero and photo creative Lisa Lewis. 

Jackie St. Angel won this year’s Best in Show with her work, “Coming Home,” a watercolor painting. 


Three winners were selected for their mediums. Larry Ross won the show’s Best in Photography with a portrait, “Cuban Farmer.” Robert Waltsak took Best in Oil with his work, “Sunset.” Karen Martin won the show’s Best in Other Media with her work, “Quail’lude.”

Judges also picked six honorable mentions this year: in photography, “Floating Blossom” by Vicki DeVico and Lonely Night by Larry Ross; in oil, “Little Gardner” by Elizabeth Gillin and Walter, “The Jersey City Policeman” by Melinda Saminski; in other media, “Going Green, Growing Green” by Ann Marie Fitzsimmons and “Local Girl” by JoAnne Coughlin Walsh.

The show was rescheduled twice because of the COVID-19 shutdown. The show was supposed to run alongside the Arts Gala Night which was also canceled until next year. 

After the second postponement, organizers decided to move the show online for all to see.

“We were definitely happy, and so were the artists, that we were able to continue with it online,” said show chair Carmelina Carra.

“Everyone was extremely happy with that decision because we were able to reach a broader audience,” said Ms. Carra.  “Many more people got to see the beautiful artwork.”

She said she was glad Point Beach Arts came together to pull off the online event. 

All the work is published on the Point Beach Arts website at

“Our webmaster, Chris Cochran, put together a beautiful online gallery and we were able to show the beautiful artwork,” said Ms. Carra.

The winners were notified by email, all receiving award certificates designed by the show’s co-chair Lisa Lewis.

Point Beach Arts is also displaying the work directly on its Facebook page throughout December at

“We showcase a different artist every day,” said Ms. Carra.

Most of the artwork from the show is for sale. 

“If anyone is interested in purchasing the artwork, they can message us on our Facebook page and we will put them in touch with the artist,” said Ms. Carra.

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