The following release was submitted to Patch by resident Mark Oberndorf.
On October 12, the art works of Wyckoff resident Mark Oberndorf were named Best in Show at the 49th Annual Bergen County Art in the Park Show. Oberndorf’s oil on linen paintings depict treasured local landmarks around Bergen County and greater New Jersey, many of which are bound for demolition in the name of gentrification.
The Art in the Park event was 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 which is a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts. Approximately 100 adult visual artists from northern New Jersey participated.
In celebration of his success at the Art in The Park event, Oberndorf has been invited to hang a collection of his works at the Bergen County Administration Building in Hackensack. That show will hang through the month of November.
“I am honored to be recognized by Bergen County where I have drawn so much inspiration. It is a privilege to document through oil on canvas significant locations which hold special memories for the people of New Jersey,” commented Oberndorf.
A New Jersey native, Oberndorf’s work has caught the attention of collectors and is currently offered at galleries in the United States and Europe. Locally, his works can be viewed at The Westwood Gallery, in Westwood, NJ and Mark Gallery in Englewood or through his website www.markoberndorf.com.