Art Notes Feb. 22

Feb 22, 2017
Photo by: Pat Johnson Pottery by Surf City artist Jody Schwartz is on display at the m.t. burton gallery in Surf City.

LBI Arts Council: The LBI Arts Council is holding a potluck dinner and meeting on Monday, Feb. 27 in the m.t. burton gallery in Surf City. Contact for more information.

The council also holds its annual exhibit at the Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences through Feb. 27. For more information, call the LBIF at 609-494-1241.

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Irish Arts: The eighth annual Amergael Celebrate Irish Arts exhibit with the theme of “Shore to Shore,” focusing on Irish immigration and U.S. symbols related to immigration, opens Saturday, Feb. 25, at the Ocean Acres Community Center in Stafford and then moves to the Long Beach Island Branch of the Ocean County Library for the month of March.

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Happy Presidents Day: Artists and photographers exhibit for George Washington’s birthday and celebrate the American Revolution through February at the Island Branch of the Ocean County Library in Surf City. The Great John Mathis Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution sponsors the exhibit.

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Art Chat: Artists meet the first and third Thursdays of each month at 10:15 a.m. at the Hunting Shanty of the Tuckerton Seaport in Tuckerton 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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PSAA: Mary Walker-Baptiste is the Pine Shores Art Association’s “Artist of the Month.” Walker-Baptiste is an innovative artist who works in a variety of mediums. Her work is on display in the gallery for the month of February.

A bus trip to the Frick Collection in New York City to see the exhibit “Turner’s Modern and Ancient Ports: Passages through Time” is planned for Wednesday, April 19. Cost is $55 members and $60 nonmembers and includes bus, museum admission and audio guide. Make checks out to PSAA and send to Glenys Baulderstone, 22 Bradley Beach Way, Waretown, N.J. 08758.

PSAA offers workshops open to all artists in collage, watercolor, gouache, tempera, oil and pastels at the PSAA gallery in Manahawkin. Classes starting in March: watercolor basics with June Merrifield, Fridays, March 3-25, $50 members; oil portraits with Joyce Lawrence, Tuesdays, March 7-28, $75 members; charcoal and pastels with Danny Ng Thursdays, March 9 and 16, $50 members; two-day oil painting workshop with Jason Ward, March 30 and 31, $50 members. Nonmembers pay on average $25 more. To register, go to or call 609-597-3557 for more information.

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.

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Mark Calendars: Students from Southern Regional, Pinelands Regional and Barnegat high schools as well as the Ocean County Vo-tech will be showcased in the 40th annual Ocean County Teen Arts Festival at the Jay and Linda Grunin Center for the Arts Gallery from March 8 through April 7. Admission to the gallery is free and it is open whenever the Ocean County College main campus in Toms River is in session.

In the Libraries: Karen Kolb and Tom Troyano exhibit their paintings and Tim Castagna displays his sculpture in the Little Egg Harbor Branch of the Ocean County Library through February.

Artists Ilomay Pedicini, Mary Walker-Baptiste, Tom Troyano, Paul Hartelius, Olga Choulindina, Nancy Edwards, Irene Bausmith, Ed Rennar and Arlene Marcoe exhibit at the Stafford Branch through February.  —P.J.

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