Art Notes October 10

Oct 10, 2018
Artwork by: Cathy Heller ‘Rhododendron Bud’ colored pencil by Cathy Heller is part of the ‘Best of the Best’ exhibit at Pine Shores Art Association.

Tuckerton Seaport: Learn to needle felt with instructor Patricia Zackey. On Saturday, Oct. 13, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Zackey will teach how to needle felt wool into fairy-tale pumpkins. Cost is $30 to Seaport members and $35 to nonmembers and includes materials and the use of tools. All skill levels are welcome.

Woodcarver Mark Bair teaches on Saturday, Oct. 27, from 10 a.m.  to 4 p.m. Learn to carve a spooky witch from a chunk of basswood. Cost is $75/members and $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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In the Libraries: The next Art Chat at the Tuckerton branch of the Ocean County Library is Thursday, Oct. 18, at 10 a.m. However 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.

The exhibit “Dolphins, Butterflies, Mermaids and Water” by artist Judith Jobson is in the meeting room of the Island branch through Oct. 31. Jobson describes the works in this exhibit as expressing “the joy often found on our island. We wait in anticipation to see dolphins and butterflies, and upon seeing them, we are filled with joy. While we may never see mermaids, many believe that they are there below the sea.”

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

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New Show: Pine Shores Art Association exhibits a new show, “The Best of the Best,” a group members’ show highlighting their best work, in the gallery until Oct. 30. 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.

PSAA’s upcoming fall schedule of classes is as follows: Nancy Edwards teaches painting pumpkins and gourds in watercolor on Saturday, Oct. 27, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Cost is $30 for members and $40 nonmembers. Come in the morning and leave with a wonderful painting depicting the colors of autumn.

A two-day workshop with artist Janet Campbell pouring watercolors is Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 29 and 30, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Cost is $55/members, $80/nonmembers.

A two-day workshop, “Bright and Beautiful Oils,” with artist Carolyn Opderbeck is Friday and Saturday, Nov. 2 and 3, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Cost is $115/members, $140/nonmembers.

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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Outside the Box: The Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences’ “Island Life: Plein Air Plus Exhibition” is in the Blai Gallery through Oct. 26. Selected artists who participated in the summer-long “Paint Out” exhibit their work that captures the unique beauty of Long Beach Island.

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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Photo Show: Wildflowers Too!, at 506 Broadway in Barnegat Light, exhibits the works of seven local professional photographers – Bob Birdsall, Jean Birdsall, Chris Pfeil, John Valhakis, Ann Coen, Christopher Lemcke and Daniel Wolf – in “Images of Long Beach Island and Beyond.” The exhibit is free for one more weekend, Friday, Oct. 19, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 20 and 21.

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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. A grand opening date and reception will be announced. The show will hang through October.

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 the month of November, also in the borough hall. Email Lonnie Hall at with name, title of work, size, your address, email and phone. Drop off at borough hall on Nov. 1 between 10 a.m. and noon or at PSAA on Tuesday, Oct. 30, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. There is no registration fee. Work may be for sale. This is not an awards-based show.  —P.J.

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