Art Notes for April 26

Apr 26, 2017
Photo by: file photo Pat Johnson Fiber artist Sara Setzer teaches Nuno felting at the Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences.

LBIF: 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. Feel free to bring snacks and a drink. Fee is $70 plus a $10 materials fee payable to the instructor.

The Long Beach Island Foundation for the Arts and Sciences in Loveladies offers three opportunities to exhibit this summer. National Juried Competition: Plates, Platters and Nothing Else Matters has a May 1 deadline for ceramics-based medium.

Plein Air Competition 2017 application deadline is May 5.

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

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OCAG Solo: 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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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 at 10:15 a.m. the first and third Thursdays of each month 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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Submit to Poetry: The annual Painted Poetry exhibit at the Surf City branch of the Ocean County Library is set for August, but now is the time for poets and artists to submit their work for consideration by the curators. Deadline is May 19. For details on requirements, contact Richard Morgan at 609-207-6809 or

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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.

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 non-refundable 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.

During May, photographer Frank Parisi and Karen Pomeroy’s watercolors, ‘Water Babies,’ are on display in the gallery.

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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PSAA: The Pine Shores Art Association exhibit of student works concludes in 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, 94 Stafford Ave. They include Bob Heyer watercolor class “Boats and Bay,” 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 for members. Sign up at or call 609-597-3557 for more info.

Ongoing pastel workshops with 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: 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: Glenys Baulderstone exhibits her work in the Waretown branch of the Ocean County Library through May. On May 15 at 7 p.m. she will introduce the art of sumi-e, a Japanese art using an ink block, grinding stone, and brush. Call 609-603-5133 to register for this free program.

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.

Mike Lipton, Harriet Fink, Rosina Van Strien and Dick Tarczynski exhibit at the Stafford library through May. —P.J.

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