Art Notes Nov. 7

Nov 07, 2018
Photo by: supplied Tuckerton artist Laura Bethman's large watercolor  ‘Moon in Mind’ is part of her exhibit ‘Manifestations of Life’ in the Noyes Gallery at the Claridge in Atlantic City.

Art Harvest: Pine Shores Art Association exhibits a new member show, “Art Harvest Show,” through Nov. 27. The gallery is located at 94 Stafford Ave. and 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 Tuesday, 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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Beach Haven Proud: The public can view an exhibit of Island-based art by 80 local artists in the new Beach Haven Borough Hall, located on South Bay Avenue at the corner of Engleside Avenue. There is a flip book at the exhibit with artist bios and business cards.

Island-based photographers and PSAA photographers are invited to submit two of their works for a show for the month of November, also in the borough hall. Email Lonnie Hall at with name, title of work, size, your address, email and phone. There is no registration fee. Work may be for sale. This is not an awards-based show.

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Call for Artists: Yoga Bohemia at Firefly Gallery is sponsoring a show, “Art Inspired by Giving Thanks,” on Small Business Saturday, Nov. 24. Twenty percent of the proceeds from sales will go to the Lotus Project, an arts therapy nonprofit to help those affected by someone else’s addiction or mental illness. Local artists should call 609-361-7700 or 609-389-9306 for more information.

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Noyes Galleries: The Noyes at Stockton has galleries in a number of venues; its main gallery, in Hammonton, presently showcases some local artists who participated in a plein air event this summer, “Paint Hammonton,” and the paintings are on exhibit in Kramer Hall. The Noyes offers two workshops making medieval-type frames: during an open house on Saturday, Nov. 10, and again on Nov. 15. On Nov. 15, you can dress like a medieval noble and get your photo taken and then make the frame. Go to for more information.

Tuckerton artist Laura Bethman exhibits her meticulous and beautiful watercolors of flowers at the Noyes Gallery in The Claridge in Atlantic City through Dec. 2.

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Ceramics: The Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences’ 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. Member discounts apply on registration fees.

Join artist Linda Ramsay in her studio at the LBIF painter’s loft overlooking the wetlands and bay on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month, from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Cost is $25 and is drop-in only; no registration is necessary. Bring supplies; easels are available. This is not a class, but Ramsay offers pointers on oils and acrylics on request.

For more information on the LBIF, call the main office at 609-494-1241 or visit The LBIF is located at 120 Long Beach Blvd., Loveladies.

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In the Libraries: The exhibit “Dolphins, Butterflies, Mermaids and Water” by artist Judith Jobson is in the meeting room of the Island branch of the Ocean County Library.

Ray Haworth and Carlo Gaboardi exhibit in the Little Egg Harbor Library.

The next Art Chat at the Tuckerton branch of the Ocean County Library is Thursday, Nov. 15, at 10 a.m. Note that the policy of the Tuckerton Library is to not allow nude art subjects in the library for discussion. If anyone involved in Art Chat has art of this nature and wishes to discuss it, they are welcome to inquire at Pine Shores Art Association or to meet on their own with other artists outside of Art Chat.

A group of 13 Pine Shores Art Association artists exhibits at the Stafford branch.

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Tuckerton Seaport: Mary May teaches how to make a wine basket on Sunday, Nov. 18, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fee is $25/members, $30/nonmembers plus a $15 materials fee.

Woodcarver Mark Bair teaches a class on Saturday, Nov. 24, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Learn to carve a heirloom Santa from a chunk of basswood. Cost is $75/members, $85/nonmembers. All materials and use of tools are included in the fee.

The Seaport is located at 120 West Main St. in Tuckerton. Call 609-296-8868 for more information.

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Love the Pines: The Pinelands Preservation Alliance hosts its second annual Photography Exhibit at the red barn, 17 Pemberton Rd. in Southampton. Over 80 photos of the Pinelands Reserve are on display through Dec. 7. Free admission. —P.J.

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