Cool Crafts: The Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences presents a Juried Crafts and Fine Art Festival on Saturday, July 21 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, July 22 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $5.
Local Color: Artist Ray Hayworth is showcasing “Twenty New Works of Collage, Oil and Watercolor” at the Little Egg Harbor Library through August. Artists Hal Roth and Rich Boscarino are at the Barnegat Library through August.
Meet historic painter Kathleen Engelsen at Art and Décor in Surf City on Saturday, July 21. Call 609-494-5038.
Exit 63: The m.t. burton gallery in Surf City presents “Garden State Pottery, Exit 63,” a group show of the works of 10 nationally known potters who live in New Jersey: Alan Willoughly, Marie Elaine Lanza, David Voll, Terry Plasket, Barbara Fehrs, Linda Schusterman, Debbie Williams, Collette Smith, Bruce Dehnert and Matt Burton. Photographer Frank Smith exhibits prints inspired by the Japanese aesthetic of Shibui: simple, subtle and unobtrusive beauty. On Sunday, July 22, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. meet Clay Studio resident artist Jodi Schwartz, showcasing her handmade clothing. Call 609-494-0006.
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Kids Arty Party: LBI Artists and Crafters host an Art Party for Kids on July 24 from 11 a.m. to noon at Bayview Park in Brant Beach. Handprints in the sand and other art activities offered. This is a free event and beach badges are not required. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Art of War: Artist, author and historian Frank McGinley showcases his award-winning military art at the Ocean County College Art Gallery through July 31. McGinley has recently published a book with his illustrations of World War II and the Holocaust, Let Us Never Forget. Call 732-255-0500.
Summer Pop-Up: For the second summer season, Michael Ryan Architects in conjunction with Bridgette Mayer Gallery of Philadelphia is offering a Summer Pop-Up Gallery in its Loveladies office. The first exhibit, “New Paintings and Works on Paper,” features new works from nine local and Philadelphia-based artists, including surf culture artist Julie Goldstein, through July 29. “Jill Bonovitz, Works in Clay” is in the Project Room. Call 609-548-2000.
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Dart for Art: The LBI Foundation of the Arts and Sciences is looking for donations of artwork for the annual Dart for Art event scheduled for Aug. 11. Bring or send your framed work to the LBIF by Aug. 1. The Foundation is also looking for volunteers to help with a variety of fun programs this summer.
Open Studio Sessions: Figure Drawing is held Fridays through Sept. 28, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Unclothed model; bring your own art materials. Fee is $10/member, $15/nonmember. Call 609-494-1241.
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Noyes Notes: New Jersey artist Kate Dodd will talk about her Noyes Museum exhibit “Water: Illusions of Purity” on Thursday, July 19 at 6:30 p.m. The site-specific installation uses various recycled bottle manipulations that raise the question, “Is bottled water ‘pure’?” in terms of environmental damage.
Other summer exhibits at the Oceanville museum include “Enduring Brilliance: The Pastel Society of America at 40,” a dynamic, juried pastel exhibition on view through Sept. 2.
In “New Jersey State Council on the Arts Fellowship Exhibition,” 30 artists chosen for their excellence display works in photography, sculpture, crafts and painting.
“Toylanders” consists of visual recollections of childhood by 10 artists, expressed in larger-than-life toys and various playthings.
Pastel artist Stan Sperlak captured the images of South Jersey at dusk in his one-man show “Stan Sperlak: Into the Night.”
At the Noyes satellite gallery in Hammonton, find “Fiber Revolution: Botswana Collection and Kalahari Quilts.” Call 609-561-8006.
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Go Green: Gallery 1603 in Surf City is soliciting artists for its “Go Green Exhibit,” opening July 25. Artwork must be “green” in some way and made from up-cycled or recycled materials. Two- and three-dimensional works are sought, and each artist may submit up to five works to the gallery by July 24. Call 609-494-1699.
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Art Patrons Wanted: The Pine Shores Art Association has opened its Art Patron show in the PSAA gallery in Manahawkin. Fifty works donated by 50 PSAA artists will be on view through July 21 and then selected by pre-paid art patrons on July 22 during a gala reception from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Stafford Firehouse across the street.
August features watercolor artist Bob Heyer’s workshop Aug. 7 and 8, Ellen Gavin’s oil painting workshop Aug. 9 and 16, Pat Morgan’s flower painting watercolor workshop Aug. 14 and 21, and Tom Rutledge’s gouache and tempera workshop Aug. 23 and 24. All workshops are from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. with fees of $50/members, $75/nonmembers. Call 609-597-3557.
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Artist OP: The Hammonton Arts Center will be joining Downtown Hammonton for a Christmas in July extravaganza on Thursday, July 19 from 6 to 9 p.m. Artists may register at the HAC before 6:30 p.m. for free and a $100 award will be given to the best “Artist on the Avenue.” Artworks must include a winter scene in keeping with the theme.
HAC exhibits, “Art of the Line,” by a member artist through July 29. A reception for the July Artist of the Month, photographer Gary Moore, is on Thursday, July 19 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the center. Visit hammontonartscenter.com for more information. —P.J.