Art Notes January 31

Jan 31, 2018
Artwork by: Mary Walker-Baptiste ‘Idyllic Iris,” a watercolor by Mary Walker-Baptiste, is one of the two dozen works exhibited in the Barnegat branch of the Ocean County Library.

In the Libraries: The Great John Mathis Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution is hosting an art show at the Island branch of the Ocean County Library Feb. 1-28 to commemorate the 100 years since the end of World War I. “The Great Art War” will have a reception on Feb. 17 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. with the 15 artists who are exhibiting. Refreshments will be served.

PSAA artist Mary Walker-Baptiste exhibits 24 paintings in the Barnegat branch of the Ocean County Library Jan. 31-Feb. 28 with a reception planned for Thursday, Feb. 8 from 6:30 to 8:30.

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New Ceramics Studio: The ceramics studio at the Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences in Loveladies reopens Jan. 31 after renovations that include updated equipment and expanded classroom space. Weekly Saturday Drop-In Ceramics with Dallas Konig begins Feb. 3.

Ceramic department manager and artist Jeff Ruemeli teaches two six-session workshops: morning sessions are 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. every Thursday Feb. 1-March 8; evening classes are on Wednesdays from 5:30 to 8:30 Jan. 31-March 7. Fee is $185 plus a materials fee of $25 to $27 for a bag of clay.

To register for classes, go to or call 609-494-1241.

Twenty artist members of the Pine Shores Art Association display 71 paintings at the LBIF through March 29. A reception for the artists is Feb.17, 2-4 p.m.

High Bar Harbor artist Linda Ramsay welcomes artists to paint with her every other Tuesday 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. for a  $25 fee. The next date is Feb. 13; register at the LBIF desk. Easels and glass palettes are provided.

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Student Show: A reception for the artists exhibiting in the Pine Shores Art Association’s annual Student Show is Monday, Feb. 5 at 6 p.m. prior to the monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Renee Leopardi’s pastel demonstration takes place after the meeting. The Manahawkin gallery is open 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

A new “Do Your Own Pastels” session on Tuesday evenings from 7 to 9 p.m. begins on Feb 6. Amanda Sapp is the monitor. 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. On Thursday is life drawing (undraped model) from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. is usually a “do your own thingsession, but on Feb. 7 it starts at noon; 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 (no session on 2/17).

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Tuckerton Seaport: Members of the Pine Shores Art Association display holiday and winter art in the Visitors Center of the Tuckerton Seaport. Artwork is for sale.

Sign up now to join Master Carver Jode Hillman at the Tuckerton Seaport for an intensive two-day workshop, Feb. 18 and 25, in which students will learn the methods and techniques needed to carve and paint a Delaware River style brant decoy. Students may choose a hen or drake to carve and paint; painting will be done in oils. Registration is required by Feb. 10; call 609-296-8868. Cost is $155 for Seaport members, $170 for nonmembers, including materials.

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LBI Art Council: Members of the LBI Art Council are organizing the 2018 Open Studio Tour proposed for June 30. Interested parties can contact    

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Artist Opportunity: Be a part of Amergael’s Celebrate Irish Arts 2018 planned for Saturday, March 3 at Ocean Acres Community Center in Manahawkin. The theme is “The Irish Woman,” but any art image that fits an Irish theme is welcome – landscape, seascape, flowers, etc.

For entry prospectus, contact Bernadette Callanan at, call 609-492-6146 or text 609-618-8858. The exhibit will move to the Long Beach Island branch of the Ocean County Library for the month of March.  —P.J.

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