Art Notes Jan.16

Jan 16, 2019
Photo by: supplied ‘Reflecting on Freedom,’ a watercolor by Clara Sue Beym of her mother at age 85, who emigrated to the U.S. 60 years ago from Hungary. The painting will be part of the suffrage exhibit at the Island branch of the Ocean County Library.

Going Wild: The Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences presents a Wildlife Photography Exhibition from Jan. 19 through the end of March. Nineteen New Jersey photographers, including many from our area, present images capturing the habitats surrounding the ocean, maritime forests, marshlands, Pine Barrens, and the variety of wildlife that make them their home.

A potluck reception is planned for Feb. 15 from 5 to 7 p.m.

Local photographers in the exhibit include Ben Wurst, Jim Verhagen, Ryan Morrill and Christopher Smith, as well as pinelands images and video by Albert Horner.

During the winter, the LBIF is open six days a week from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., closed Mondays.

The first LBIF Painted Tuesdays session for 2019 is Jan. 22 in the painters loft overlooking the beautiful Barnegat Bay marshes. Resident artist Linda Ramsay will be available to offer tips and pointers to improve work. This is an open format program, and artists are invited to do their own thing. All mediums are welcome. Bring your own supplies; easels and rolling tables are provided.

This open studio is held open to everyone ages 18 and older. No registration is required, drop-in only. The fee is $25 per day. Open studio runs the second and fourth Tuesday of each month through April 23, from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., and students can drop in at any time during the session.

Ceramic studio manager Jeff Ruemeli teaches wheel throwing and hand-building techniques during and eight-week session on Thursdays, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., from Jan. 17 to March 7. Cost is $245 plus the cost of the clay. Register at

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Artist Reception: The Pine Shores Art Association willl hold a reception on Sunday, Jan. 19, from 2 to 4 p.m. for artist Kim Cesaretti. Her solo show continues through January.

The Manahawkin gallery on Stafford Avenue 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.

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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Beach Haven Proud: The current exhibit in the new Beach Haven Municipal Hall is a Winter/History show. Paintings with a winter theme will be exhibited along with museum artifacts. Contact Suzi Hoffman at to submit for this show or for more information. The show will run through April and will be available for viewing in the first-floor hall during normal business hours, Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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In the Libraries: In the Little Egg Harbor branch of the Ocean County Library, ToniAnn Eisman creates abstractions using geometric architectural spaces as inspiration.

Artists are invited to participate in a show at the Island branch of the Ocean County Library during the month of February. The Great John Mathis Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution in partnership with the Friends of the Island Library is sponsoring an art exhibit celebrating “The 100th Anniversary of the Women’s Right to Vote and Women’s Suffrage.” The art exhibit will be held in the library meeting room and in the showcase at the library entrance. The showcase will offer the opportunity to include small works and sculpture. Contact Cathleen Engelsen at 609-494-5079 or with your art ideas, titles and value of work. Artists can drop off their work on Jan. 29 between 1 and 2 p.m.; a reception is planned for Feb. 2 at 1 p.m.

The Island branch is located at 217 Central Ave. in Surf City. 

The next Art Chat at the Tuckerton branch of the Ocean County Library is Thursday, Jan. 17, at 10 a.m.

A group of 13 Pine Shores Art Association artists exhibits at the Stafford branch. —P.J.

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