Coastal Living Exhibit and Sale benefits FCS

More than 150 works of art by 21 local artists were on display Saturday, August 25th in the pavilion of the historic Monmouth Beach Bath & Tennis Club as part of a special exhibit and sale benefiting Family & Children’s Service (FCS), Monmouth County’s oldest, private, nonprofit social service agency. The “Coastal Living” exhibit featured works by the Plein Air Painters of the Jersey Coast (PAPJC), a group of artists who paint “en plein air” or outdoors. Dozens of guests turned out to meet the artists, many of whom are renowned for their plein air work, and view the landscapes, seascapes and other paintings available for sale. By the close of the evening, collectors took home 24 paintings. The event raised nearly $10,000 for FCS programs and services, including protection for vulnerable adults, home care for the frail and elderly and school-based volunteer programs designed to promote childhood well-being. This year’s participating artists included: Kathleen Beausoleil, Victoria Belopolsky, Dianne Bollerman, Patricia Burke, Patricia Corboy, Barbara Grena, Robert Hart, Alexis (Cuozzo) Herman, Anita Means, Anthony Migliaccio, Noel Murgio, Grace O’Connor, Debra O’Donoghue, Pratima Rao, James Sechiano, Yelena Snovsky, Judy Stach, Sandy Taylor, Frank Urmey, Margaret Mary Vail and Fran Wood.