Art Notes July 12

Jul 12, 2017
Artwork by: Franny Andahazy ‘Patch of Blue’ oil painting by Franny Andahazy is part of the ‘Summer Stills’ exhibit at Solace Art Gallery.

Summer Stills: A light bites and wine reception for “Summer Stills,” paintings of still lifes and calm seascapes by Franny Andahazy, Linda Ramsay, Page Railsback and more, is Friday, July 14, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Solace Studio and Gallery, 2312 Long Beach Blvd. in Surf City. The show continues through July 23.

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Nesting: A reception for artist Dawn Frances Simon’s solo show “The Sanity Series” is July 15 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Birdland Art Gallery, located in Artifacts and Co., corner of Centre Street and Bay Avenue in Beach Haven. Simon constructs quirky collages from life impressions. The exhibit continues through July 30.

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Furniture: Ann Coen Photography, 1418 Long Beach Blvd. in Surf City, hosts an opening reception for furniture maker and artist Ben McBrien’s “Black Celebration: the Art and Work of Ben McBrien” on Friday, July 14, from 6 to 9 p.m. Enjoy live music and food.

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Plates, Platters and Nothing Else Matters:The national juried show of ceramics at the Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences is curated by ceramic educator Garth Johnson from Arizona State University. Johnson will give a lecture, “Decoding Contemporary Clay,” on Wednesday, July 12, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. The exhibit and lecture are free of charge. The exhibit continues through July 19.

Joan Pemboukes teaches “Chemograms” during a LBIF “Studio Sampler” session, on July 13. Chemograms use traditional photography methods to create abstract and unique effects without a camera. Bring old photography print paper or purchase from Pemboukes. The fee is $65.

Every Saturday through the summer, join Dallas Koenig in the ceramics studio from 1 to 5 p.m. All ages and levels of experience are welcome. To work with clay is $35 plus cost of clay; to paint available finished ceramics during a “Fire Me Up” session is $15 per object.

Jeff Ruemli teaches two six-week wheel-throwing and hand-building workshops: morning sessions from 9:30 to 12:30 on Thursdays and evening sessions from 5:30 to 8:30 on Wednesdays. To register for classes, go to or call 609-494-1241.

Enjoy “Adult Nights Out” on Thursdays at 7. BYOB and snacks; “Fused Glass with Cheryl Syminink” is July 13. More on the LBIF website.

Open Studio Art Classes for the summer: Carol Freas teaches watercolor techniques on Wednesdays through Aug. 9, $40 each day, and Victoria Ford facilitates the Figure Drawing Class with live model on Fridays through Aug. 25, $20 each day. Both classes are from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

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PSAA: A reception for the preview of the Pine Shores Art Association’s Art Patron show is Sunday, July 16, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the gallery, 94 Stafford Ave., Manahawkin.

Workshops in collage, watercolor, gouache, tempera, oil and pastels are offered at the Manahawkin gallery, 94 Stafford Ave. Mary Walker-Baptiste holds a “Zentangle” workshop on July 13 and 14 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; fee is $50 members, $75 nonmembers.

Sign up at or call 609-597-3557 for more info.

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.

PSAA artists exhibit works at the Tuckerton Seaport in the tradition of fishing, crabbing, clamming and the second theme is the American flag.

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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. All are welcome.

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Wood Engravings: The “Wood Engravers’ Network Triennial Exhibition” is at the Stockton University Art Gallery, located in L-Wing on the Galloway campus. The juried traveling exhibit features 64 engravings by 37 artists from the United States, Canada, Ireland and Belgium as well as prints by the late artist Stephan Martin, produced in collaboration with the late Ben Shahn. The show is on exhibit through Aug. 8. Admission is free and open to the public.

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In the Libraries: The Summer Art Show features works by 17 PSAA artists in the Stafford branch of the Ocean County Library.

In the Little Egg Harbor branch, teen artists exhibit through the months of July and August. —P.J.

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