Art Notes May 16

May 16, 2018
Photo by: supplied ‘Spring Pond 2’ watercolor by Jim Maloney won second place in the Pine Shores Art Association Spring Exhibit, at the gallery in Stafford through May.

Montclair at LBI : A reception for “Art as Practice” is Saturday, May 19, at 5 p.m. at the Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences. This group show consists of 21 faculty artists and designers from Montclair State University. “Art as Practice” features more than 60 works of art in a wide variety of mediums, including drawing, illustration, painting, video, sculpture, engravings, techtronics, photography, ceramics and printmaking. The reception is free, and light refreshments will be provided. The exhibit continues through May 27.

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

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

High Bar Harbor artist Linda Ramsay welcomes artists to drop in and paint on alternate Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., for a $25 fee. The next session is May 22. Register at the LBIF desk. Easels and glass palettes are provided.

The LBIF is located on Long Beach Island, 120 Long Beach Blvd., Loveladies.

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St. Francis Spring Art Fair: Kick off the art season with the annual St. Francis Art Show and Sale on Saturday, May 19, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, May 20, from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Over 60 artists and photographers exhibit their work for sale. No admission is charged, but donations to the St. Francis Center are welcome. St. Francis Center is located at 47th Street and Long Beach Boulevard in Brant Beach.

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Spring Art  Show: Pine Shores Art Association’s annual Spring Show is in the  Manahawkin gallery, at 94 Stafford Ave. Viewing is Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and Sundays from 1 to 3 p.m. Admission is free. The Spring Show remains until May 29.

Registration forms for activities and classes are available at the gallery or online at

Patrons are wanted for the July 29 Art Patron Gala. For a $100 fee, participate in a drawing to take home an original painting by local and renowned artists. First names get first pick from 50 choices. Send check payable to PSAA to Mary Walker Baptiste, 56 Brigantine Blvd., Waretown, N.J. 08758. For more info, call 609-242-0799.

“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. 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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For Moms: Solace Art Studio and Gallery is offering a discount on flower paintings by their stable of artists through May 31. The gallery, located at 2312 Long Beach Blvd. in Surf City, is open Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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In the Libraries: Tuckerton artist Jill DeFelice is exhibiting 30 new paintings at the Little Egg Harbor branch of the Ocean County Library through May.

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

Art Chat at the Tuckerton Library is Thursday, May  22, at 10 a.m. Artists bring work for friendly critique. Admission is free.

The Barnegat branch is celebrating its 25th anniversary, and the library staff are displaying their own artwork.

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Life Drawing: Join other local artists for life drawing sessions at the Old Baptist Church in Manahawkin on Sunday, May 20, 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.

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Seniors Wanted: The 42nd annual Ocean County Senior Art Exhibit is looking for entries. Professional and nonprofessional artists, 60 years of age or older, who are residents of Ocean County are eligible to submit artwork in one of 11 categories. Artwork will be received only on Wednesday, June 6, between 9 a.m. and noon in the lobby of the Grunin Center for the Arts (Building #12) on the Ocean County College Main Campus, College Drive, Toms River. Use Parking Lot #2.

Each artist may submit only one entry. Artwork must be original work by the exhibiting artist, created within the past three years, and not entered in prior County Senior Art Shows or in the New Jersey State Senior Art Show. Reproduction of the artist’s work including giclée or other digital copies of original paintings or mixed media work will not be accepted.

Artist Opportunities: 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

Applications are being taken for the Beach Haven Art Walk along Bay Avenue, planned for June 9 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Contact or call Gen at 732-687-1343.

Painted Poetry V: For the fifth year, an exhibit of 32 paintings and 32 poems will be on exhibit at the Island branch of the Ocean County Library this August. To begin the jury process, artists and poets may submit one or two pieces via email by May 18 to Richard Morgan, For more information, contact Morgan or Carol Freas,—P.J.

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