Music Motif Show
Join us for the kick-off event for the 40th annual Celebration of the Arts. The opening reception of the Music Motif Show is :
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
At the Hall at Castle Inn (Downstairs)
Area artists submit their musically themed pieces in all types of media for judging by a panel of 3 jurors that changes every year.
Contributors to the Music Motif Show Awards
Shear Design Salon and Spa
The Deer Head Inn
- Music Motif Show Jurors - 2017
This year’s jurors are:
- Andrea Robbins Rimberg, Artist
Andrea R. Rimberg studied at the National Academy of Design in New York City. Some of her many accomplishments include being a candidate for a Guggenheim Fellowship, received the Bob Dorough Life Time Achievement Award for art. She has served as President of the Catherine Lorillard Wolf Arts Club , whose collection started the American Wing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. She is past President of the Pocono Arts Council and Monroe and Pocono Garden Clubs.
She was commissioned to do a hood ornament for a 1921 Heine-Velox Classic Car, Concours de Elegance at Pebble Beach, California, a Bust of Secretary of Homeland Security, Governor Tom Ridge and a bust of Jazz legend, Bob Dorough.
Some of her exhibitions include National Arts Club permanent collection, Art Expo, Salmagundi Club, and Pen & Brush Club and currently operates SOHO in the Burg Fine Art Gallery in The Renegade Winery in the downtown Stroudsburg, PA Arts District.
- James Chesnick, Artist
The talented photographer and painter is a native of Carbondale, Pennsylvania but spent his childhood at the Jersey Shore. He recalls a favorite aunt giving him an easel as a small child. That may have been the beginning. Portrait photography remains a favorite of Chesnick’s, with over thirty years experience in the studio. But his love of hiking and the outdoors led him to embrace landscape photography. Five years ago, Chesnick turned his creative focus from the viewfinder to the paint pallette. Chesnick’s paintings are abstract mixed-media creations, often with a water feel. But you won’t see a painting signed James Chesnick. “Carzwell is my grandmother’s maiden name. I was very close to her. I wanted to keep my painting separate from my photography business,” explains Chesnick, “so I use her name on my paintings.”
- Jill Swersie, Artist
Jill has been oil painting professionally for over thirty-five years. Her work has been exhibited in art galleries and at shows in New York City, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Colorado. Her paintings have been seen at almost every local art venue and her exhibition awards are numerous. A mural she created, "Art of the Dance", can be seen in downtown Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania and, as one of five artists selected for Adams Outdoor Advertising's ArtPop Exhibition, a larger-than-life copy of her oil painting "Man's Best Friend" was seen on billboards throughout the Pocono region in 2016.