Press release from St. George’s-by-the-River Church

St. George’s-by-the-River Church announced a call to artists for its annual Canterbury Art Show…A Tapestry of the Arts, a premiere local exhibition and sale of juried and non-juried artwork. The three-day event will take place Labor Day Weekend, August 29 through 31.

Hundreds of attendees have enjoyed the Canterbury Art Show, which will celebrate its third year in 2014. Each year, over 600 works by artists from all over New Jersey and beyond are displayed and sold. All proceeds from the Art Show directly benefit St. George’s-by-the-River and its Outreach Grants to more than 30 local agencies serving the needy of Monmouth and Ocean counties, including Lunch Break, Family Promise, HABcore, 180 Turning Lives Around and more.

This year’s Jury will include well-known local artists and gallery owners. Chuck Peters is the owner of CT Peters Appraisal Service in Red Bank. Established in 1976, CT Peters provides appraisal services for art, furnishings, silver and estate jewelry. Erik Johansen has been a member of the Brookdale Community College faculty for 25 years. He is a multi-media artist and award-winning exhibitor. Carol Lynn Chetkin is the co-owner of Red Bank’s Chetkin Gallery. She and her husband Donald established the gallery in 1987 with the hope of creating an international fine art gallery with a special emphasis on contemporary European painters.

“We’ve been overwhelmed by the outpouring of support from the community,” said Canterbury Art Show chair Coni Lefferts. “Our first two events were very successful, both in terms of attendees and receipts, which was so gratifying.” Last year’s Best in Show winner was Cheryl Griesbach, for her oil The Joyful Wife. The Award in Excellence was given to Avery Brighton for her photograph Sunflower Nest. Other winning artists were Joe Bergholm, Michael Scherfen, Ellen Martin, Lucy Kalian, Brigitte Wachs and Anna Wainright.

Artists are invited to visit the event’s website website to fill out the Artist Participation Form and register for the event. Artists may choose to submit their work for any or all of the show’s segments: the Juried Gallery, the Non-Juried Treasures, and the Non-Juried Portfolio Pieces. 2014 registration fees and Artist Participation forms must be recieved no later than May 12, 2014. Participation in the Non-Juried Treasures segment is limited to the first 60 received Artist Participation forms, with payment.

For more information on the 2014 Canterbury Art Show, including the Artists Prospectus, go to, email or call Beth Sherrard at (732)383-7465 or Denise Weiner at (732)471-8512.