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County Art in the Park Show Returns Oct. 6

Forty-eighth annual juried art exhibit will feature nearly 100 artists from around the county, music by Reggie Pittman Quartet, a county resident.

Visual artists from all over the county will showcase their works in the 48th annual Bergen County Art in the Park Show and Concert set for Saturday, Oct. 6 at Van Saun Park in Paramus. Rain date is set for Sunday, Oct. 7.

Approximately 100 adult artists will be featured representing a wide scope of artistic diversity found within northern New Jersey. The juried show is judged in five categories with cash prizes awarded in each: Acrylics/Oils; Drawings/Prints/Pastels; Mixed Media; Watercolors; and Photography (Digital & Traditional).   First Place/$150; 2nd Place/$125; 3rd Place/$75 and Best in Show: $500.

The show runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Lot 4, area F at Van Saun Park.

A special jazz performance will be presented by The Reggie Pittman Quartet from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. with breaks. Reggie Pittman is a Cleveland, Ohio native and now Bergen County resident who has led a very talented musical career as a jazz trumpeter and has performed with some of the greatest names in jazz and beyond.

Reggie currently teaches in the Teaneck School System and, among other hats worn, is also an audio engineer and/or producer. Among the many great he has performed with include Sarah Vaughan, Joe Williams, Aretha Franklin, Gladys Knight and the list goes on. He has also performed as trumpet soloist with the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra among others.

This free free show sponsored by the Bergen County Department of Parks, Division of Cultural and Historic Affairs, with funds made possible in part by the NJ State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.

Audience chairs will be available on a first come-first serve basis. Van Saun County Park is a wheelchair accessible site.  Large print programs will be available.  Contact the Division by Sept. 26 if any additional accommodations are needed. 

For more information call 201-336-7292.  The same number will carry a rain date message after 7 a.m. on the morning of the show.

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