Art Notes September 12

Sep 12, 2018
Artwork by: Thomas Rutledge A watercolor by master artist Thomas Rutledge is one of the works on display in the new Beach Haven municipal building.

Outside the Box: The Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences’ “Island Life: Plein Air Plus Exhibition” is currently in the Blai Gallery through Oct. 26 with a reception planned for Sunday, Sept. 23, from 2 to 4 p.m. Selected artists who participated in the summer-long “Paint Out” will exhibit their work that captures the unique beauty of Long Beach Island.

Fiber artist Sara Setzer gives an Eco-Printed Silk Scarf Workshop on Sunday, Sept.16. Students will create stunning silk scarves using leaves and other natural materials. Learn how to bundle and wrap your fabric and plant materials so that prints come out clearly and with maximum color. Students will complete two full-length silk scarves; bring a plastic bag to take home the damp scarves.

This class is from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. with a 1½ hour lunch break that allows the scarves to be processed. Advance registration is required. Register online through the LBIF website at The fee is $45/person, with an additional $15 materials fee on the day of the class. It is recommended that students wear comfortable shoes and be prepared to stand for most of the class.

For more information on the LBIF, call the main office at 609-494-1241 or visit

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.

The LBIF is located at 120 Long Beach Blvd., Loveladies.

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Makers Festival: The Makeshift Union presents the fourth annual Makers Festival at Manahawkin Lake Park on Saturday, Sept. 15, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. “A day to celebrate the collective artistic endeavors of homegrown talent.” Free admission.

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Photography  Show: Pine Shores Art Association’s annual Photography and Digital Show is in the gallery until Sept. 25. 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 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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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 will be a flip book at the exhibit with artist bios and business cards.

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In the Libraries:The annual Painted Poetry V exhibit is on view at the Island branch of the Ocean County Library in Surf City. The exhibit combines 32 poems with 32 paintings and has been extended through Sept. 29.

The next Art Chat at the Tuckerton branch is Thursday, Sept. 20, at 10 a.m. Artists bring work for friendly critique. Admission is free.

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

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Photography Op: The Pinelands Preservation Alliance is again hosting a juried photography show with $2,000 in cash prizes.

The exhibit will hang in PPA’s newly renovated barn at its headquarters in Southampton from Nov. 3 to Dec. 7. The deadline for submissions is Sept. 14. An opening reception will be held on Nov. 3 from 2 to 4 p.m.

Black and white and color images taken within the boundaries of the Pinelands National Reserve depicting its landscape, flora, wildlife, communities and people will be accepted. Photographers of all skill levels are welcome to apply. Registration information is available at or Children 18 and younger may also submit images. Images will be judged by Albert Horner, award-winning landscape photographer and trustee of the Pinelands Preservation Alliance. —P.J.

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