(CNBNewsnet)(GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ) (July 20, 2018)--Mary Lou Adams, the founder of the Gloucester City Cultural Arts and Heritage Society, (photo above) recently won second prize in the professional category, the acrylics division, at the Camden County College juried art show.
Mrs. Adams, a long-time Gloucester City resident, has won many awards during her lifetime. Her acrylic on canvas entitled “Freedom Pier” was also presented for exhibit at the Perkins Center for the Arts in Moorestown. Additionally, her photography work has won acclaim at Crofts Farms in Cherry Hill. Her award-winning work has been shown at many other galleries, including the Hopkins House Gallery in Haddon Township.
Mrs. Adams attributes her love and knowledge of art to her father. His support growing up led her to understand watercolor and acrylic design and fueled her creativity.
“Exhibiting my work and winning awards is one way in which I can honor my father,” she said. “His encouragement was all I needed.”
In 2017 the festival was memorialized in the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Currently, she is organizing Gloucester City’s Tenth Annual Riverfront Cultural Arts Festival to be held at Proprietor’s Park on September 29, 2018. It will feature craft vendors, music, a beer garden sponsored by RiverPark Pub’s own Michael Soll, (a community activist), poets, novelists, and many other craftspeople. This event has no city or corporate sponsorship. It is a strictly volunteer event and the cost for a vendor space is a minimal $20. Food trucks' spaces are $40.
"We are looking for crafters, animal rescue groups, artists, jewelry makers, sculptors, painters, henna artists, face painters, and any other creative individuals that would like the opportunity to sell their wares. The event begins at 11AM and lasts until 6 PM with music lasting until 10 PM. There are several outstanding bands that are going to perform," Mrs. Adams said. "And we are looking for food trucks this year! We hope to celebrate every type of food at our event!"
If you have a food truck business please call Mrs. Adams. Food truck spaces are $40.
If you would like to be a vendor at the Arts Festival, please call Mrs. Adams at 856.456.1462.
Mary Lou Adams, her sister Sandy, and her brother-in-law Tom pose in front of her award-winning painting at the juried art show at Camden County College.
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