Pine Shores Art Association Fills LBIF Gallery

Jan 24, 2018
Artwork by: Nancy Sterr Lang ‘Predacious Fans’ watercolor by Nancy Sterr Lang.

Twenty members of Pine Shores Art Association have filled the gallery at the Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences in Loveladies with 71 paintings and one sculpture. The association will host a reception on Feb. 17 from 2 to 4 p.m. in the gallery.

Works include oils, watercolors and pastels, from abstract paintings to scenes “shore” to please those looking for island images. Watercolorist Lisa Budd has three large watercolors of the Great Bay Boulevard Wildlife Management Area captured during the “magic hour” before sunset.

Paul Hartelius paints watercolors of High Bar Harbor and Pat Morgan, known for her ethereal watercolors of children, flowers and beach scenes, has two paintings of “Old Point Lighthouse” on display. Linda Ramsay’s “Old Beach Bike,” Carol Freas’ “Ferry to Tucker’s Island” historic scene, “Dune” paintings by Chuck Person and an abstract “Pink Parade” by Elizabeth Ventura exemplify the range of subjects and materials.

Recently, PSAA has instituted some new ideas, including offering evening and weekend classes for those who are not able to attend workshops on weekdays.

The association presents 90 class offerings in 2018 in every drawing and painting medium for artists from beginner to advanced. Starting this year, anyone interested can sign up and pay online for all adult classes. 

Core foundation lectures on topics like perspective, values, design and composition have also been added to the roster. Also new this year, beginner class fees will include the use of basic equipment, so new students can try various mediums before investing in their own art supplies.

In February, four-day weekday classes from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. include “Introduction to Watercolor” with June Merrifield, “Developing Values in Charcoal and Pencil Drawing” by Tom Rutledge, and “Oil Portraits” with Joyce Lawrence. There is also a one-day class learning the intricacies of Colored Pencil Drawing with Jennifer LaVeglio. On Thursdays this February, young artists age 6 to 12 will discover techniques used by some of the greatest names in art history during the after-school children’s classes with Mary Walker-Baptiste.

Every month presents a similar schedule with varied classes and Pine Shores has weekly open sessions for portraits, life drawing and Do-Your-Own-Thing..

This February, the annual Student Show will highlight some of the best work done in Pine Shores’ classes during the prior year.

All are welcome to attend the monthly membership meeting on Feb. 5 at 7 p.m. Artist Renee Leopardi will demonstrate her pastel techniques. For a schedule of class offerings and events in 2018, visit—P.J.

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