Tedesco Announces the Alfred Thomas Wildlife Art Exhibit

Paramus, N.J. – Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco, the Board of County Commissioners, and the Bergen County Parks Department are excited to announce that the Bergen County Zoo will host the 2nd Annual Alfred Thomas Wildlife Art Exhibition on Saturday, May 6 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Van Saun County Park.

The art exhibition will showcase “animal/wildlife themed artwork” including paintings, drawings, watercolors, photography, and mixed media from 50 local Bergen County artists and feature an afternoon of bluegrass music from the Cider Barn Band (performing noon to 2:30 p.m.).

Artists interested in participating in the 2nd Annual Alfred Thomas Wildlife Art Exhibition should email glucente@co.bergen.nj.us to inquire about space availability. Showcased artwork will be entered into judged contest to receive the following prizes:

1st Place – $400

2nd Place – $300

3rd Place – $200

Honorable Mention – $100

Participating artists must be age 17 or older.

Partial funding for this event is through the 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.

Van Saun County Park is a wheelchair accessible site.

For questions pertaining to the Zoo, please call 201-634-3125. For questions pertaining to the art show, call the Division of Cultural and Historic Affairs at (201) 336-7292; the same number will carry a rain date message after 7:30 a.m. on the morning of the show.

A rain date is scheduled for Sunday, May 7th.

The Bergen County Parks Department is dedicated to providing recreation opportunities for all, preserving open space, enhancing environmental health, and protecting significant cultural and historic sites for current and future generations. The Bergen County Parks System which has been connecting people to nature for over 75 years, spans nearly 9,000 acres and includes a nationally accredited zoo, six golf courses, 21 parks, two horseback riding areas, an environmental center and nine historic sites.


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