February 7 Art Notes

Feb 05, 2018
Artwork by: Nancy Sterr Artist Nancy Sterr took an advanced water media  class and created this masterpiece, ‘Midway,’ which is part of the Pine Shores Art Association Student Art Show.

Student Show: The Pine Shores Art Association’s annual Student Show is in the Manahawkin gallery and open 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 pineshoresartassociation.org.

A new “Do Your Own Pastels” session is held Tuesday evenings from 7 to 9. Amanda Sapp is the monitor. 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 usually a “do your own thing” session, but on Feb. 7 it starts at noon; 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 (no session on 2/17).

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In the Libraries: The Great John Mathis Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution is hosting an art show at the Island branch of the Ocean County Library Feb. 1-28 to commemorate the 100 years since the end of World War I. “The Great Art War” will have a reception on Feb. 17 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. with the 15 artists who are exhibiting. Refreshments will be served.

PSAA artist Mary Walker-Baptiste exhibits 24 paintings in the Barnegat branch of the Ocean County Library Jan. 31-Feb. 28 with a reception planned for Thursday, Feb. 8 from 6:30 to 8:30.

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Fiber Arts: Fiber artist Sara Setzer offers a felted wine tote workshop on Saturday, Feb.10, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences in Loveladies. You will make the tote from felted merino wool and fun fiber accents. Get ready to use some elbow grease while trying something new. Participants should be able to stand most of the day. Bring snacks and beverage and four or five old bath towels and waterproof bag to take the wet finished project home. Fee is $45 per person; members receive a 20 percent discount.

Also at LBIF, a Canvas and Cocktails event is on Friday, Feb. 16, at 7 p.m. Instructor Abby Saiia leads you through a personalized painting. Fee of $30 includes all materials. Bring your own beverages and snacks.

The ceramics studio has reopened after renovations that included updated equipment and expanded classroom space. Weekly Saturday Drop-In Ceramics with Dallas Koenig continues.

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

High Bar Harbor artist Linda Ramsay welcomes artists to drop in and paint with her every other Tuesday ,10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., for a  $25 fee. This month’s dates are Feb. 13 and 27; register at the LBIF desk. Easels and glass palettes are provided.

Twenty artist members of the Pine Shores Art Association display 71 paintings at the LBIF through March 29. A reception for the artists is Saturday, Feb.17, from 2 to 4 p.m.

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Tuckerton Seaport: Make a felted wool heart necklace on Saturday, Feb. 10, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Instructor Patricia Zackey will walk you through the process of needle felting wool to create this adorable Valentine’s Day decoration. Fee: $30 members/$35 nonmembers, includes all materials. Call 609-296-8868 to register.

Members of the Pine Shores Art Association display holiday and winter art in the Visitors Center of the Seaport. Artwork is for sale.

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LBI Art Council: Members of the LBI Art Council are organizing the 2018 Open Studio Tour proposed for June 30. Interested parties may contact lbiartcouncil@gmail.com.    

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Film Fans: The Stockton University Noyes Museum will show a selection of independent film shorts, “AC Cinefest: Best of the Fest.” from 6 to 7:45 p.m. at Stockton’s Kramer Hall in Hammonton. This event is free and open to the public. RSVP at https://accincefest.eventbrite.com.

Also on view, through March 25, is an exhibition, “Without Papers,” by sculptor Jim Dessicino on his family's immigration from Italy to South Jersey.

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Artist Opportunity: Be a part of Amergael’s Celebrate Irish Arts 2018 planned for Saturday, March 3, at Ocean Acres Community Center in Manahawkin. The theme is “The Irish Woman,” but any art image that fits an Irish theme is welcome – landscape, seascape, flowers, etc.

For entry prospectus, contact Bernadette Callanan at bernadettecallanan@hotmail.com, call 609-492-6146 or text 609-618-8858. The exhibit will move to the Long Beach Island branch of the Ocean County Library for the month of March.  —P.J.

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