Art Notes Dec. 12

Dec 12, 2018
Photo by: Pat Johnson Carver Andrew Tonnesen teaches two carving workshops making an owl and a Santa at the Tuckerton Seaport.

Beach Haven Proud: Meet the photographers during a reception for the “Photography Invitational” at the new Beach Haven borough hall Saturday, Dec. 15, 2 to 4 p.m. Otherwise, the public can view the exhibit of Island-based photographs from 27 photographers during normal business hours, Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Jan. 6. A flip book and gallery guide are available, and many works are for sale by contacting the photographer.

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Good Cheer: The Pine Shores Art Association hosts a reception for its “Deck the Walls” exhibit on Sunday, Dec. 16, 2 to 4 p.m.; all are welcome. The exhibit continues through Dec. 28. The Manahawkin gallery is open to the public on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and Sundays from 1 to 3 p.m. Admission is free.

Registration forms for activities and classes are available at the gallery or online at, or call 609-488-5838 for more information.

Tuesday evening “Do Your Own Pastels” sessions will take a break till after the holidays. Ongoing portrait sessions are open to all artists for a nominal model fee on Sunday, 1 to 3 p.m., and Monday, 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday is life drawing (undraped model) from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. is a “do your own thing” session; artists meet and create their own work. Afterward is “Artists Helping Artists” from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.; drop in with your supplies for some friendly assistance.

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Small Biz Artists: Yoga Bohemia sponsors a show, “Art Inspired by Giving Thanks,” at Firefly Gallery in Surf City through Dec. 29. Seventeen local artists display their works ranging from painting to mixed media. Twenty percent of the proceeds from sales will go to the Lotus Project, an arts therapy nonprofit to help those affected by someone else’s addiction or mental illness.

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LBIF Holiday Market: The Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences in Loveladies holds its Holiday Market through Dec. 16 with handmade gifts and paintings from local artists for sale. Winter hours are Tuesday through Sunday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. No admission fee.

Weekly Saturday Drop-In Ceramics and Fire Me Up with Dallas Koenig continues from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Learn to make ceramics or practice your skill for a fee of $35, or paint fired bisqueware for a fee of $15 plus cost of the piece. Member discounts apply on registration fees.

Join artist Linda Ramsay in her studio at the LBIF painter’s loft on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month, from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Cost is $25 and is drop-in only; no registration is necessary. Bring supplies; easels are available. This is not a class, but Ramsay offers pointers on oils and acrylics on request.

For more information on LBIF, call the main office at 609-494-1241 or visit

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Abstract Artist: Waretown artist Sheila Grabarsky has joined the stable of artists at m.t. burton gallery in Surf City. Grabarsky’s colorful abstracts meld perfectly with the pottery on display. Pottery classes with Matt Burton (Tuesdays, 9:30 to 11 a.m.) and Kerry Hilton (Fridays, 1 to 3 p.m.) are available through the off-season. Also drop in on Saturday and Sunday for a 90-minute lesson including materials for $40. Call 609-494-0006 for more information.

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In the Libraries: The Island Branch of the Ocean County Library welcomes photographer Robert Kirsch’s exhibit of Long Beach Island. The next Art Chat at the Tuckerton Branch of the Ocean County Library is Thursday, Dec. 6, at 10 a.m. Ray Haworth and Carlo Gaboardi exhibit in the Little Egg Harbor branch. A group of 13 Pine Shores Art Association artists exhibits at the Stafford branch.

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Tuckerton Seaport: Andrew Tonnesen teaches a beginners’ painting project of an owl on Friday, Dec. 14, from 6 to 8 p.m. Cost is $30/members, $40/nonmembers. All materials and paint are provided.

On Sunday, Dec. 16, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tonnesen teaches a beginning carving project: Santa stuck in a chimney. This project is not suitable for children 10 and younger. Cost is $30/members, $40/nonmembers. All materials and tools are provided.

Call 609-296-8868 for more information and to register. —P.J.

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