Seven winners announced in 22nd Annual Edgewater Arts & Music Festival

Seven artists were honored with $4000 in cash prizes in the 22nd annual Edgewater Arts & Music Festival on Sunday, September 8, 2013 inEdgewater,NJ.

The winners were announced as part of the annual juried art competition which attracted over 70 artists from around the world.

The winners and sponsors are:

$1000 -Best in ShowBonnie Wild,Nanuet,NY, beaded, embroidered jewelry; Sponsored by Mayor James Delaney and the Edgewater Borough Council

$500 -Best Student ArtistChancey Talbott,Edgewater,NJ. Chancey is a junior atLeoniaHigh School; Sponsored byProfessionalArtsAcademy,Edgewater,NJ

$500 -Best ArtLauren Ennist,Hillsdale,NJ, Sponsored by Mariner’s Bank,Edgewater,NJ

$500 -Best Fiber ArtsKathleen B. Stanchak,Clifton,NJ.; Sponsored by Michael’s Crafts,Edgewater,NJ

$500 -Best Mixed MediaHollie Graze,Guttenberg,NJ.  Mosaics; Sponsored by Michael’s Crafts,Edgewater,NJ

$500 -Best Photography: Debby Tobias,Edgewater,NJ; Sponsored by VerizonAWireless,Edgewater,NJ

$500 -Best Craft: Bingul Sevimli,Guttenberg,NJ, Marbleized art; Sponsored by Whole Foods,Edgewater,NJ

The winners were judged in the juried art competition and the winners announced by Lynne M. Grasz-Hall, President of the Edgewater Arts Council, which organized the free day-long Festival, that was attended by nearly 3000 people from New Jersey’s Gold Coast and surrounding area.

More information and photographs from the Festival can be seen at

Performers in the Music Festival included:

Professional Arts Academy, student performers singing jazz and musical theatre

Rayna Brown, Gospel singer

The Revivors, Jazz/Pop

Nelson Riveros, Latin & Brazilian Jazz

Freddie Bryant & Kaleidoscope, Jazz/Word

Dharma Jazz, Jazz/Raga

The Festival Music Director was Larry Lipsen who, each year, brings top talent to the increasingly popular Edgewater Arts & Music Festival. 

Concurrent with the Art & Music Festival was the 10th annual Ford Assembly Plant Vintage Auto Show, sponsored by the Edgewater Cultural & Historic Committee.  The auto show gave over 20 awards to cars and featured Fords built in the Edgewater Ford assembly plant from 1930-1954. Prizes are awarded in over a dozen categories for Best Cars, including a popular “People’s Choice” award.

The Edgewater Arts Council is a 501.c4 non-profit, non-partisan, private organization of volunteers, dedicated to broadening awareness of visual and performing arts and crafts.

The Edgewater Arts Council sponsors concerts and other artistic events throughout the Borough. It introduced outdoor art with four sculptures it donated to the Borough, which sited them in public places around town.

The Art Council has received numerousBergenCountygrants over the years for its continuing fine arts program. The Edgewater Arts Council is part of the Arts & History in Bergen County/Discover Jersey Arts program, administered by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts and the Department of State, through grant funds administered by the Bergen County Department of Parks, Division of Cultural and Historic Affairs.

Lynne M. Grasz-Hall is the President of the Edgewater Arts Council.

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