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Art in the Park Show & Concert
Art In The parkFor over 50 years, the County has hosted the Annual Bergen County Art in the Park Show and Concert at Van Saun County Park, 216 Forest Ave., Paramus. The art show and concert are free to the public and made possible in part by the NJ State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.

The next show is scheduled for Fall 2016, at Van Saun’s Lot 4, Area F near the historic Washington Spring Garden and the Bergen County Zoological Park.

Approximately 100 adult visual artists were featured at the October 11, 2015 event and represented the wide scope of artistic diversity found within the county. This juried show included five categories with cash prizes in each: Drawings/Prints/Pastels; Acrylics/Oils; Mixed Media; Watercolors; and Photography (Digital & Traditional). The awards are: 1st Place, $150; 2nd Place, $125; 3rd Place, $100; Honorable Mention, $75 and Best in Show, $500. The winners' work will soon be featured in the lobby of One Bergen County Plaza in Hackensack and will be open to the public during 8-5pm, M-F.

The accompanying concert featured jazz by the John Spellman Quartet, from 12:30- 3:30 PM.
Hundreds of people and their pets enjoyed an afternoon in beautiful Van Saun County Park while admiring the work of North Jersey’s finest artists. Van Saun County Park is a wheelchair accessible site.

For artists: Artists wanting to exhibit must be 17 years or older and Bergen County residents. To register, please contact the Division via email: Gregory Lucente, or by phone: 201-336-7292.


2015 Bergen County Art in the Park Show Winners

Category 1: Acrylics & Oils

1st Place: Mark Oberndorf

2nd Place: Sharon Savitz

3rd Place: Allen Silber

Honorable Mention: Peter Rossi

Category 2: Drawings/Prints/Pastels

1st Place: Alexander Vorhees

2nd Place: Lauren Ennist

3rd Place: George Alexopoulas

Honorable Mention: Robert Almodovar

Category 3: Mixed Media

1st Place: Jane Sklar

2nd Place: Stephanie Grabowski

3rd Place: James Jany

Honorable Mention: Copie Rodriguez

Category 4: Photography (Traditional & Digital)

1st Place: Christos Kavvadas

2nd Place: Andrew Hu

3rd Place: William Gent

Honorable Mention: Rich Lemonie

Category 5: Watercolors

1st Place: Tenn Lu

2nd Place: Bryan Collins

3rd Place: In Son

Honorable Mention: Mehru Cama

BEST IN SHOW (no sub-categories awards): Katalin Klecz