Art Notes July 11

Jul 11, 2018
Artwork by: Cricket McGehee Crab prints by Cricket McGehee and oil paintings by Leslee Ganss are just two offerings at the Harvey Cedars Art Festival.

Art Festival: The 31st annual Harvey Cedars Art Festival is Sunday, July 15, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine, at Sunset Park, West Salem Avenue in Harvey Cedars. More than 60 artists and fine crafters are expected. Admission is free.

*   *   *

Sustainable LBI: The Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences in Loveladies presents a  “Landscape Architecture Design Exhibition” on view through July 15. The LBIF has assembled 13 design firms, internationally recognized leaders in landscape architecture, that will show their current projects that combine art, science and design in the coastal landscape. The exhibition will also address environmental issues of sustainability, resiliency, eco-preservation and other issues critical to the coast. A reception is planned for Saturday, July 14, from 7 to 9 p.m. That same day, from 5 to 6 p.m., Tatiana Choulika, principal of James Corner Field Operations and designer of the High Line in Chelsea, New York City, will be the guest speaker. Panelists for Sunday, July 15, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. are to be announced.

The popular “Studio Sampler Series” returns this summer. On selected Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 9:30 a.m to 12:30 p.m. throughout the summer, visit the Painters Loft for a weekly sampling of art mediums and methods taught by skilled professionals.

On Thursday, July 12, join artist Sandra Scher for a class focused on DryPoint Etching. In this workshop, students will learn about etching tools, experiment with creating burrs, and learn printing techniques. Students will create an etching plate using a needle and other tools before printing the plate with oil-based printing inks using a hand-cranked press. Participants are asked to bring a reference image or draw from their imagination. Fee is $40 plus $10 materials fee.

Silkscreening with Paper Stencils with Catherine LeCleire is Tuesday, July 17, or Wednesday, July 18. Learn to silkscreen on paper, fabric and wood. Fee is $40 plus $10 materials fee.

On Thursday, July 19, join LeCleire for a class that will explore Book Arts and Japanese Bookbinding. Participants will learn how to make a softbound Japanese binding, which is a versatile book that can be used for sketching, scrapbooking or book repair.

Member discounts apply on the registration fee. Advance registration is required at

Adult Nights Out: On Thursday, July 19, at 7 p.m., join LeCleire as she explores Marbling Paper Techniques. Learn how to make decorative marbled paper using a seaweed product called carrageenan and acrylic paints. The process is spontaneous, inventive, creative, and fun. The fee for this class is $20. Member discounts apply on registration fee. Advance registration required at

Weekly Saturday Drop-In Ceramics and Fire Me Up with Dallas Koenig continue 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.

One Friday a month through September, decompress with great music and let yourself “spin” on the potter’s wheel. Pottery designer Kerith Creo offers step-by-step demonstrations to beginners and intermediate students. BYO beverages and snacks. Spinning Fridays will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. on July 13, Aug. 10 and Sept. 7. The fee is $35 per person plus the cost of clay, which is $1 per pound. Members receive a 20 percent discount on the registration fee. Registration is required.

To register for classes, go to or call 609-494-1241. The LBIF is located at 120 Long Beach Blvd., Loveladies.

*   *   *

Locals at Solace: LBI Artists Linda Ramsay, Lori Bonanni, Lisa Budd and Sandra Anton have a reception at Solace Art Gallery in Surf City on Friday, July 13, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Enjoy food and beverages, and live music from Ty Mares. Free.

*   *   *

Art Patron Artists: Pine Shores Art Association hosts one fundraiser a year, The Art Patrons event that pairs patrons with local artists’ works. A reception and open house for the Art Patron show is July 15, 1 to 3 p.m. in the gallery. Otherwise, the 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

“Do Your Own Pastels” sessions are held Tuesdays, 7 to 9 p.m. 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 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.

*   *   *

In the Libraries: The next Art Chat at the Tuckerton branch is Thursday, July 19, at 10 a.m. Artists bring work for friendly critique. Admission is free.

*   *   *

Life Drawing: Join other local artists for life drawing sessions at the Old Baptist Church in Manahawkin on Sundays from 10 a.m. to noon. Study the undraped figure in a historic setting, with plenty of natural light and a creative and experienced fine art model. No instruction is offered; bring your own art supplies. There will be a model fee collection.

*   *   *

Call for Artists: The deadline to register for Hammonton’s 10th annual Plein-Air Competition is Aug. 1. This year’s event is on Sept. 8. Judging this year’s competition is award-winning artist and gallery owner Gordan Haas; $2,000 in cash prizes will be awarded. For more information, contact Saskia Schmidt, director of education, at  —P.J.

Comments (0)
If you wish to comment, please login.