NEWTON — The Sussex County Arts & Heritage Council announced the winners of its Annual Senior Citizens’ Art Exhibit on Saturday, August 19th at an open reception and award ceremony. The awards were presented by Sussex County Freeholder, Sylvia Petillo. Prior to the reception, watercolor artist, Jane Brennan, selected the first-place winner in each of the 14 categories. This annual exhibit showcases some of the wonderful talent of senior citizens in Sussex County. Featured in the exhibit are 65 works by 27 artists. The exhibit can be seen at the SCAHC gallery Tuesday through Friday from 10 AM to 5 PM and noon to 4 PM on Saturdays until September 2nd.Each of the first-place category winners qualifies to participate in the New Jersey Senior Citizens Art Show along with category winners from other counties throughout New Jersey. The New Jersey Senior Citizens Art Show will be held at the Meadow Lake Senior Community in East Windsor September 21 through October 20. Sussex County first place award winners are:Category Title ArtistNon-Professional Acrylic Painting Tiger in Repose Joan GilbertiNon-Professional Drawing - Colored Pencil Pugsley Natasha BrownNon-Professional Oil Painting Lakota Wolf Richard UibelhoerNon-Professional Photography Wind Tunnel Valerie Picardi-WolfsonNon-Professional Sculpture - Clay Elephant Disk Bridget PeekNon-Professional Watercolor Taverna Canava Jill DickersonProfessional Acrylic Painting 1,000 Sunsets II Joanna WestProfessional Mixed Media Fly Away Ann Smiga-GreeneProfessional Oil Painting Sun Flowers Susan KadarProfessional Pastel Pay Toll Ahead Jeffery WolfsonProfessional Photography Autumnal Light Joy SchmitzProfessional Stained-Glass Craft Lighthouse on Cliff Rose McDermottProfessional Watercolor Dana Seal Carolyn HartleyProfessional Print The Unofficial New Jersey State Frog Jill WallaceFunding of the Sussex County Arts & Heritage Council has been made available in part by the NJ State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, through the State/County Partnership Block Grant Program, as administered by the Sussex County Arts & Heritage Council. Additional funding has been made available in part by the New Jersey Historical Commission through the County History Partnership Program, as administered by the Sussex County Arts & Heritage Council. Partial funding provided by the Sussex County Board of Freeholders.