Art Notes June 13

Jun 13, 2018
Artwork by: Alice McEnerney Cook Tuckerton artist and Stockton University Adjunct Professor Alice McEnerney Cook is exhibiting her marsh paintings at the m.t. burton gallery.

Crafts Sale: The St. Francis Community Center craft fair is Saturday, June 16 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Brant Beach. Handmade items including baskets, jewelry, fabrics, decorative items and more. Admission is $2.

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Art Opener Continues: Tuckerton artist and Stockton University Adjunct Professor Alice McEnerney Cook is a featured artist at the m.t. burton gallery in Surf City.

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Paper Work: A new exhibit at the Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences in Loveladies, “Works on Paper 2018,” runs through June  24. This is the 20th annual National Juried Competition and Exhibition; the juror is Kim Conaty, curator of drawings and prints at the Whitney Museum of American Art. A reception and lecture are planned for Sunday, June 17, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The lecture by Conaty will be on the exhibition currently at the Whitney, “Exploring Light+Space+Time; Introducing Mary Corse.”

Weekly Saturday Drop-In Ceramics and Fire Me Up with Dallas Koenig continues from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Learn to make ceramics, practice your skill for a fee of $35 or paint fired bisque ware for a fee of $15 plus cost of the piece.

Watercolor classes with Carol Freas are offered Wednesdays from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. starting June 27. Bring art materials.

Figure drawing sessions with Victoria Ford are offered Fridays 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. starting June 22. Bring art materials; easels are provided. Cost is $20 per session.

Weeky Art Camps for children ages 3 to 16 at the LBIF begin June 25 though Aug. 24.

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

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Seasoned Seniors: The 42nd annual Ocean County Senior Art Exhibit is at Ocean County College, Grunin Center Gallery on the main campus in Toms River and continues through July 7.

Professional and nonprofessional artists, 60 years of age or older and who are residents of Ocean County, display their original artworks including acrylic painting, craft, digital/computer art, mixed media, oil painting, pastel, print, photography, sculpture, watercolor painting and works on paper.

Gallery hours are Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to noon when classes are in session and when there are other events at the Grunin Center. Admission is free and open to the public.

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Tuckerton Seaport: The Jersey Shore Folklife Center at the Tuckerton Seaport offers classes: Make a handplane for body surfing with Greg Melega on Saturday, June 30, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; fee is $120 members, $130 nonmembers. Make a Flag Basket with Mary May on Saturday, June 16, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; fee is $25 members, $30 nonmembers.

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Featured Artists: Pine Shores Art Association members Maryellen Wernick and Valentin Avila fill the group’s Manahawkin gallery with their realistic and sometimes eclectic artworks through June. Viewing is 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” session is 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 (no session on June 20 and 27). 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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In the Libraries: Tuckerton artist Jill DeFelice exhibits 30 new paintings at the Little Egg Harbor branch of the Ocean County Library through June.

Dawn Francis Simon’s collage works on paper, “The Color Is a Mystery,” and Lyn Snow’s botanical flower prints are on display at the Island branch in Surf City.

Art Chat at the Tuckerton branch is Thursday, June 21, at 10 a.m. Artists bring work for friendly critique. Admission is free.

PSAA artist Karen Kolb exhibits at the Waretown branch through June.

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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. (No session on June 17.)

There will be a model fee collection.

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Artist Opportunities: St. Mary’s Parish Center in Manahawkin is looking for artists for its annual Art Show and Sale  Aug. 25. Call Linda Saladino at 609-660-8062 for more information.

The Noyes Museum of Art of Stockton University is calling for photographers to participate in the “Raw 2018 Photography Competition.” The top images will be selected for an exhibition at The Noyes Arts Garage of Stockton University in Atlantic City. The theme for this exhibition is “Light & Shadow: Form, Metaphor, and Culture.” For more information, contact Saskia Schmidt, director of education, at  —P.J.

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