Special Recognitions and Awards


1979 to 1980 - President of the Art Organization, Rutgers University - Newark College of Arts
and Sciences

2009 to 2014 - Vice-President Contemporary Art Group Executive Board

1979 - North Arlington Ladies Auxiliary Club Art Show  Juried (third place)

2004 - Watchung Arts Center Members Show – Juried (honorable mention)

2016 - Peth Amboy Gallery Center for the Arts - (mayoral certificate)

2017 - Perth Amboy Gallery Center for the Arts - (mayoral ceritificate)

New York Times Art Review:
"Red Hot And Blue has its esthetic... It also includes two images that hit the spot. One is Monica Schraiber Otero's image of a head (presumably her own) that is beautifully drawn in ink over a wash of bright pink entitled 'Sunburn."- Vivien Raynor 8/13/1995

Echoes Sentinnel Children's Art Program Review:  "Students, wearing protective smocks smeared with dried paint from past creative sessions, let their fingers drenched in orange, pink and yellow pastels, color in the sky."- Lori Greenspan-Editor 8/2015
The article was featured on the front page of the Watchung/Green Brook edition

Promotional Postcard:
The piece titled "Tropical Wonder" was selected for the promotional postcard for the Contemporary Art Group Show at the Somerset County Cultural and Heritage Gallery in Somerville, NJ.  2/2011

Children’s Art Contest, Foodtown Corporation. Summer 1992 

Judge: The Somerset County Cutural and Heritage Commission invited the artist to select entries and prize/ribbon winners for the Employee Art Exhibition which was on display at the SCCH Gallery in Somerville, NJ in April 2011.   3/2011

: For over 22 years, Mrs. Otero has curated the Children's Juried Art Exhibition held annually at the Watchung Arts Center in Watchung, NJ.