Art Notes April 19

Apr 19, 2017
Photo by: Laura Maschal ‘Calla’ photo by Laura Maschal is part of the ‘Flower Show'’exhibit at the Birdland gallery through May 14.

Lens to Learning: Documentary photography by students studying at Stockton University at Manahawkin will be on display Wednesday, April 26, from 3 to 5:20 p.m. at the Bay Avenue Community Center, 775 East Bay Ave. in Manahawkin. The course, taught by Arnaldo Cordero-Roman, an associate professor of Spanish, is based on collaborative learning and cooperative research between photographers and subjects.

The students will be present to explain, clarify and focus on their themes and the selected photographic images chosen for this free exhibit.

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Flower Power: Birdland gallery launches the season with  “The Flower Show.” The salon-style exhibit features works by 18 artists. Part of the installation includes a living wall of plants and flowers. The gallery is located in Artifacts and More, Beach Haven.

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Art Chat: Artists meet the first and third Thursdays of each month at 10:15 a.m. at the Tuckerton Seaport Hunting Shanty for encouragement, news and support. Bring old or new works for discussion and your coffee and treats. This is not a work session.

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April Arts: The Tuckerton Seaport offers a number of fun activities during April Arts. Make a rain barrel or beeswax candles on Earth Day, April 22, or a mason jar carrier basket on May 20 – or go for broke by signing up to build a garvey (boat). For more information and to register, call the Seaport at 609-296-8868.

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Seniors Wanted: The 41st annual Ocean County Senior Citizens Art Exhibit is looking for entries from professional and nonprofessional artists, age 60 or older, who are residents of Ocean County.

Submit one piece of original artwork in one of 11 categories on Wednesday, June 7, between 9 a.m. and noon in the lobby of the Jay and Linda Grunin Center for the Arts (Building #12) on the Ocean County College Main Campus, College Drive, Toms River.

The categories of eligible work are: acrylic painting, craft, digital/computer art, drawing, mixed media, oil painting, pastel, photography, print, sculpture and watercolor.

Hanging artwork, photos or crafts, may be no more than 28 inches and no less than 10 inches in any dimension, including matting and framing.

A nonrefundable entry fee of $10 in cash is required at the time of submission.

For complete eligibility requirements, artwork display rules and an entry form, call Valarie Morris, OCC College Relations Office, at 732-255-0400, extension 2380, or visit

The Ocean County Senior Citizens Art Exhibit will be open for public viewing at the Grunin Center Gallery, second floor, from June 10 to July 6.

The Jay and Linda Grunin Center for the Arts Gallery at Ocean County College Admission is open whenever the OCC main campus in Toms River is in session.

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LBIF: Southern Regional High School art students have their first professional exhibit in the Blai Gallery at the Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences in Loveladies, April 4 to 21.

Learn how to make a Nuno felted scarf with fabric artist Sara Setzer on Saturday, April 29, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Make a one-of-a-kind scarf using a relatively new technique that binds fine merino wool fibers into sheer fabrics.

Be prepared to stand for most of the class and feel free to bring snacks and a drink. Fee is $70 plus a $10 materials fee payable to the instructor.

The Foundation offers three opportunities to exhibit this summer: National Juried Competition: Plates, Platters and Nothing Else Matters, deadline May 1 for ceramics-based mediums.

Plein Air Competition 2017, application deadline May 5.

National Juried Competition 2017: Works on Paper, application deadline May 5. Artworks that are paper-based or include paper are eligible.

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Mark Calendar: The Ocean County Artists Guild in Island Heights exhibits watercolors by Pat Morgan in her solo show “Watermarks” beginning May 7 with a reception for the artist that day from 1 to 4 p.m.

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PSAA: The Pine Shores Art Association exhibits student works during the month of April. Students who have taken a class during 2016-17 were eligible.

Receiving for the PSAA Spring Art Show is Wednesday, April 26, from 10 a.m. to noon.

PSAA offers workshops to all artists in collage, watercolor, gouache, tempera, oil and pastels at its Manahawkin gallery. Lisa Budd watercolor class is April  24 and 25. Bob Heyer watercolor class “Boats and Bay” is May 2 and 3. Jason Ward acrylic painting, four Friday classes, May 5-26; colored pencil with Jennifer LaVeglio ,May 8 and 9; pastel with Linda Coulter, May 11 and 18. All classes are $75 to nonmembers, $50 members. To register, go to or call 609-597-3557 for more info.

Ongoing 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.

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.

Artist Guild: Artist Thomas Rutledge has opened his West Creek studio to students. Drawing classes are on Mondays in April from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and Tuesdays, 5 to 7 p.m. Call 609-290-1039 to register.

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Brush Up: Solace Art Studio in Surf City offers a three-day workshop, May 16 to 18, designed for painters who want to push their artistic abilities to the next level using alternative mediums, brushes, palette knives and techniques to explore new directions. Students will create still life set-ups as well as paint on location en plein air, weather permitting. Email for more information.

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In the Libraries: Tuckerton artist Jill DeFelice exhibits at the Little Egg Harbor branch of the Ocean County Library through May.

Beach Haven artist Judith Jobson exhibits her butterfly paintings at the Long Beach Island branch in Surf City through May with an artist’s reception and lecture on Monarchs, April 22, from 1 to 2 p.m.

At the Stafford branch, artists Carol Neugebauer, Danny Ng, Chuck Sulkowski, Olga Choulindina, Mike Lipton and Casey Bell show their work through April.  —P.J.

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