2016 Engage Toms River Great Arts Challenge – Theme is “Remembering our Veterans”

WOW!!! The judges had a very tough time as all of you have done an outstanding job.  Here are the judges’ top three in each category (listed in alphabetical order by first name).

Voting is now closed.

Each computer will be able to vote 1 time for the duration of the competition. The public voting will close 11:45pm on June 30th.

The winners of all 5 categories will be announced on July 1st, 1:00 at Mancini Hall in the Toms River Branch of the Ocean County Library.  Each of the category winners will receive $1500. The artist who has received the largest amount of votes overall will win the grand prize of an additional $2500.  Good luck!

 

PAINTING

Alexandra Zubritzky

Alexandra Zubritsky


Catherine Cranmer

Catherine Cranmer


Jim Houba

Jim Houba


PHOTOGRAPHY

Heather Pryce

Heather Pryce


John Delaney

John Delaney


Michelle Holt

Michelle Holt


SONG

Adam Tharp – …and of the Brave


David Huyler – Welcome Home, My Friend


Karla Ivarson – 2016 Remembering Our Veterans (press play below)


POETRY

Alexandra Majeski – Poppies, A Haiku Poem
Poppies in the wind
Our flag draped across the front
White clouds in blue skies


Heidi Hodges  – I Do Not Know War
I do not know war
I barely know death
I need not worry
About my next breath

I’m lucky for life
Without fear or strife
My life is my own
Daughter, mother, wife

I can disagree
I’m free to object
For they paid the price
To secure, protect

I can love and lie
I can sing and cry
Here I’m free to live
So I too can give


Jacqueline Andree – A Hero Walks Among Us
A hero walks among us
Or perhaps you did not see
Because he is not in uniform
And appears the same as you and me
You pass him on the street
And did not even glance his way
It never even occurred to you
The amount of debt you cannot repay
For he was willing to give up everything
His house, his job, his wife
To fight for your freedom
So you can carry on with your life
He fought alongside this country’s greatest
And cried for each one that fell
For only some of them made it home
The burden of which he will not tell
For you never could imagine
The pain he has endured
While fighting for this country
So your freedom was insured
He does not get much sleep these days
He tosses and turns all night
Because although the battle is over
The memories he still must fight
So say thank you to a veteran
And all those who proudly serve
For many heroes walk among us
And our gratitude they deserve

SCULPTURE

Audrey Meyer

Audrey Meyer


Jane Scates

Angle 1

Jane Scates 1

Angle 2

Jane Srates angle 2


Veronica & Genaro Vega

Angle 1

Genaro Vega 4

Angle 2

Genaro Vega 3

Angle 3

Genaro Vega 2

Angle 4

Genaro Vega 1

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