March 14 Art Notes

Mar 09, 2018
Photo by: Pat Johnson Meet the members of the Pieceful Shores quilting group at the Island branch of the Ocean County Library on Saturday, March 17 (National Quilting Day) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Tuckerton Seaport Folk Arts: Fill your basket with felted wool Easter Eggs that you make in a class with Patricia Zackey on Saturday, March 17, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. You will learn the process of needle felting wool to create decorative Easter eggs. All supplies and tools are provided, and all skill levels are welcome. All materials are included for the cost of $30 for Seaport members, $35 nonmembers.

Carve and paint a ruddy turnstone shore bird with award-winning carver Andrew Tonneson on March 17 and 18 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost includes materials $75 members, $85 nonmembers.

Join carver Mark Bair for the one-day “Old Salt” Carving class on Saturday, March 17, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. All levels are welcome. Carving safety and techniques, tool sharpening, and painting and finishing techniques will be studied. Cost: $85 members, $95 nonmembers, including materials, instruction and use of tools.

Call 609-296-8868 to register for all classes.

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Irish Women: The theme for Amergael’s “Celebrate Irish Arts 2018” is “The Irish Woman,” now at the Long Beach Island branch of the Ocean County Library for the month of March. The Pieceful Shores Quilters Guild exhibits applique pillows in the lobby case.

Also in the Libraries: Pine Shores Art Association artists Tom Troyano, Dorothy Siclare, Julianna Costa, Kathy Crocker and Nancy McCormick will exhibit at the Stafford branch through April.

The next Art Chat is held at the Tuckerton branch of the Ocean County Library on Thursday, March 15, at 10 a.m. Artists bring work to be critiqued or just to share. Free.

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Canvas and Cocktails: The popular painting party returns to the Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences on Friday, March 16, at 7 p.m. Join instructor Abby Saiia for a fun night of creativity. BYO beverages and snacks. The fee of $30 per person includes materials.

The ceramics studio has reopened after renovations that included updating equipment and expanding classroom space. 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.

Ongoing ceramics instruction by LBIF ceramic studio manager and artist Jeff Ruemeli starts March 15. Ruemeli teaches eight-week morning and evening wheel throwing and hand-building classes; $245 fee plus cost of clay.

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 March 27. Register at the LBIF desk. Easels and glass palettes are provided.

Twenty members of the Pine Shores Art Association display 71 paintings at the Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences in Loveladies through March 29.

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Artist of the Month: Tom Pickle has filled the Pine Shores Art Association’s gallery with watercolors and oil paintings of the sea and the shore through March 26. The Manahawkin gallery is open Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and Sundays 1 to 3 p.m. Admission is free.

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

A new “Do Your Own Pastels” session is held Tuesdays, 7 to 9 p.m. 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 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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Artrageous: An interactive art and music show, “Artrageous,” comes to Ocean County College’s Grunin Center on Saturday, March 24, at 8 p.m. A troupe of artists, musicians, singers and dancers presents a visual and sensory journey with tributes to artists, pop icons and musical genres that results in a gallery of fabulous paintings. Tickets range from $35 to $39, and a preshow dinner is an extra $25. Purchase tickets online at, call 732-255-0500 or visit the box office, Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and one hour prior to show time.

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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: 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.

LBI Art Council: Members of the LBI Art Council are organizing the 2018 Open Studio Tour, proposed for June 30. Interested parties may contact  —P.J.

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