Jewish museum to sponsor juried photography exhibit

The Jewish Heritage Museum of Monmouth County is issuing a call for entries into an open juried photography exhibit that will be held at the museum from Sept. 20, 2011, to March 4, 2012. The goal of the exhibit is to capture in pictures, through the art of photography, Monmouth County’s Jewish experience.

Subject content, such as architecture, history, people, traditions, places, things, family, faith and community, may all inspire artful images. The competition is open to all photographers, professional and amateur, working in film or digital format. Professional photographers will be judged separately from amateurs.

Images must have been photographed in Monmouth County to qualify, although participants need not reside in the county.

Judges for the contest are professional award-winning photographer and owner of Coachman Studios in Freehold, Allan Goldberg, professional photographer and awardwinning portrait image maker and owner of Ardmore Custom Photography in Howell, Richard Stromwasser, and Rabbi Sally J. Priesand, America’s first female rabbi, aspiring photographer and abstract watercolorist who has exhibited her work frequently. Prizes will be awarded in each category. A registration fee of $20 for one entry and $35 for two will be assessed for nonmember applicants and $18 and $30 for museum members. The deadline for registration is Aug. 21.

The museum will host an opening fundraising event, including light refreshments and live music, on Sept. 18 from 1 to 3 p.m. All exhibiting photographers will be guests of the museum at the event. Awards will be presented at that time.

Additional tickets will be available for guests for a donation of $18 for nonmembers and $15 for members. Proceeds from the opening will benefit the operating fund of the museum.

For complete details and to register, visit to obtain a registration form, or pick one up at the museum, 310 Mount’s Corner Drive, Freehold Township. Mail the completed form with check made out to the JHMOMC (PayPal option is available) to the JHMOMC Photo Exhibit, P.O. Box 7078, Freehold, NJ 07728. For further information call the museum a t732- 252-6990.