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Jane Sklar Among 13 Winners At Edgewater's Art And Music Festival

The Edgewater Arts Council played host to its 24th Annual Art and Music Festival Sept. 20.
The Edgewater Arts Council played host to its 24th Annual Art and Music Festival Sept. 20. Photo Credit: edgewaterartsnj.org

EDGEWATER, N.J. -- Jane Sklar was the big winner during Edgewater’s Annual Art and Music Festival, which doled out the most prize money in its history.

Sklar took home “Best of Show” Sept. 20 at Edgewater’s 24th Annual Art and Music Festival at Old River Road and Thompson Lane. Her mixed-media work netted the artist a $1,000 cash prize for combining media in an innovative manner. All told, the Borough of Edgewater donated $5,125 to 13 winners in seven categories judged by a jury sponsored and presented by the Edgewater Arts Council and President Lynne Grasz Hall.

“This festival has become Edgewater’s largest cultural event, and this year we increased our cash awards to a total of $5,125, our largest ever,” Grasz Hall said in a statement. “We are Bergen County’s largest, and we think, most prestigious juried art competition, honoring work by very creative artists.”

Other winners in six divisions included:

Best Art (sponsored by Marine’s Ban) First: Tom James, Paramus, $500; Second: Winifred Boss, Union, $250

Best Photography (Verizon FIOS) First: Keenon Perry, Teaneck, $500; Second: Tammy Tarabola, Leonia, $250

Best Craft (Whole Foods Market) First: Leslie Crann, Wayne, $200; Second: Felipe Nieto, Medford, $250

Best Mixed Media (Anonymous) First: Andrzej Bualuski, Brooklyn, $500; Ada Criscione, Edgewater, $250

Best Fiber Arts (Sotheby’s Realty) First: Lyrie Scinto, Denville, $500; Peter Dabal, Wyckoff, $250

Best Student Artist (N.Y. Waterway) First: Karina Jimenez, Bridgewater, $250; Angelo Fagan, Clark, $125

The council already is making plans for next year’s event, which will be Sept. 11, 2016 in conjunction with the 13th Annual Edgewater Ford Assembly Plant Vintage Auto Show, co-produced with the Edgewater Cultural and Historical Committee.

More information on the Edgewater Arts Council is available online .

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