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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

July 14, 2021

MEDIA CONTACT:

Derek Alan Sands

Director of Communications

Office of County Executive James J. Tedesco III

County of Bergen

Cell – 201.250.6080

 

BERGEN COUNTY HOSTS 2021 VIRTUAL ART IN THE PARK EXHIBIT

Showcase of Bergen County artists now available on website

 

(HACKENSACK, NJ) – Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco and the Board of Commissioners along with the Bergen County Department of Parks’ Division of Historic and Cultural Affairs, invite the public to view the current 2021 virtual Art in the Park visual art exhibit.

The incredible variety of artwork samples the talent of Bergen County. The direct link to the exhibit can be found here:

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1pgwRDjQpYDTi9P5leLxPIdLLeQ6fIyyxY1bxXkpTFHQ/edit?usp=sharing

The exhibit can be found by following the links from the County of Bergen website: https://www.co.bergen.nj.us/> Departments and Services> Parks> Cultural & Historic Affairs> Virtual Art in the Park Show 2021

Seventy four Bergen County resident artists are participating. There are six categories: Acrylics/Oils; Drawings/Prints/Pastels; Mixed Media; Photography (Digital/Traditional); Photography (Digital Manipulated); and Watercolors. 

Cash prizes include 1st Place/$175; 2nd Place/$150; 3rd Place/$125; Honorable Mention/$100 in each category and overall Best in Show: $525. Winners will be posted on the exhibit presentation by July 20th.

The public may contact those individual exhibitors that have listed their contact information to pursue the purchase of artwork. The County of Bergen does not oversee any sales of artwork that may take place.

This virtual show is the second the Division of Cultural and Historic Affairs (DCHA) has organized since 2020. The upcoming Annual Bergen County Art in the Park Show and Concert, is scheduled to be held live in Van Saun County Park on Saturday, October 16, 2021, (Rain date October 17). Artist registration will be available in August. If you are a Bergen County resident, 17 years or older, and wish to be added to the registration mailing list, please email your name and address to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or call the DCHA at 201-336-7292.

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