Art Notes Sept. 21
Island Life: The Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences in Loveladies presents an “Island Life” event with an exhibition of plein air paintings executed by local artists over the summer on display through Oct. 24, with an artists reception on Sept. 25 from 2 to 5 p.m. Juror Nancy Tankersley will give a lecture, “Plein Air Plus,” from 10 a.m. to noon on Sept. 25.
Local fiber artist Sara Setzer teaches how to wet felt a tote bag on Saturday, Sept. 24 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Students will first make a simple wet felted scarf using merino wool and eco-print the scarf with leaves and then make a tote bag.
Fee is $50 plus $5 for materials; LBIF members receive discounts on all classes.
Two new books are on sale, The History of the LBIF from 1947 to 2014, by Julie Berkowitz, and a History of the Seashore Open House Tour by Carol Nussbaum.
Call 609-494-1241 for fees and to register.
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Pine Shores Art Association Notes: “The Photography Show” continues through Sept. 26 in the association’s Manahawkin gallery; viewing times are Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and Sundays from 1 to 3 p.m.
An art history lecture on “The Romantic Painters: Goya, Gros, Gerricault, Ingres and Delacroix” by Prof. Lisa Festa of Georgian Court College will be held at the Stafford branch of the Ocean County Library on Monday, Sept. 26 from 7 to 9 p.m.
PSAA members and friends can sign up for the Oct. 19 bus trip to the Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers, New Brunswick.
Pastel workshops with Linda Coulter continue from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays in the gallery. The fee is $20 per session; bring your own materials.
PSAA offers workshops open to all artists in collage, watercolor, gouache, tempera, oil and pastels. To register for classes, send info and check made out to PSAA to Kathy Crocker, 103 First Ave., Tuckerton, N.J. 08087. Call 609-294-3165.
Ongoing portrait sessions are open to all artists for a nominal model fee, Sunday, 1 to 3 p.m., and Monday, 7 to 9 p.m. On Thursday is life drawing (undraped model), from 7 to 9 p.m. On Tuesday, 4 to 6 p.m., is Artists Helping Artists; drop in with your supplies for some friendly assistance. Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. is “do your own thing”; artists meet and create their own work.
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Fall Classes at Tuckerton Seaport: The Tuckerton Seaport offers a wealth of folk art classes. Master basket maker Mary May teaches how to weave a classic eel basket on Oct. 8 and a market basket on Nov. 12. On two Sundays, Oct. 16 and 23, take a decoy carving class with award-winning carver Jody Hillman. For more info and to register, call Jaclyn at 609-296-8868.
PSAA members’ artwork is also on display at the Tuckerton Seaport. Stop in the Hunting Shanty and ask to see the display free of charge, or pay admission and see all the Seaport has to offer.
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Jewelry as Art: Wildflowers Too in Barnegat Light showcases four jewelry designers from the Savannah College of Art and Design through September.
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Wood Cuts: Artist Julie Goldstein exhibits her newest series of woodcut prints, “The Fisherwomen: a Village of Sisters,” at the Ann Coen Gallery in Surf City. The exhibit continues through Sept. 30.
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In the Libraries: Cartoonist Leslee Ganss exhibits artwork from her most recent book,Too Many Summers: The Best Artoons, and includes additional work spanning over 20 years. Exhibit continues through Sept. 30 at the Island branch of the Ocean County Library in Surf City.
Five PSAA artists exhibit in the Little Egg Harbor branch of the Ocean County Library through October: Chuck Sulkowski, Debbie Arrants, Ray Hayworth, Nadine Walther and Jill DeFelice.
Artists Joyce Ecochard, Nancy Camilleri, Mike Lipton and Mary Sinacore exhibit in the Stafford branch of the Ocean County Library through October.
Artist Carol Nace and her students exhibit mixed-media works at the Waretown branch of the Ocean County Library through September.
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Engelsen Exhibits: The Noyes Gallery at Seaview Resort presents the paintings and prints of Surf City artist Cathleen Engelsen. In addition, works from the permanent collection of the Noyes are on view. The resort gallery, in Galloway, is free and open daily to the public. Call 855-894-8698 for more information.
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Call for Artists: The LBI FLY Kite Festival along with the LBI Arts Council will be hosting the High Fliers Art Market on Oct. 8 and 9 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Bayview Park in Brant Beach with an alternate venue available in case of bad weather. The festival is searching for 25 artisans to showcase what the area has to offer. This is a juried show that will focus on handcrafted items only. Artists of all media are encouraged to apply. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for an application. The fee is $100. —P.J.