Art Notes May 30

Paper Work: A new exhibit at the Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences in Loveladies, “Works on Paper 2018,” opens June 1 and runs through the 24th. This is the 20th annual National Juried Competition and Exhibition and the juror is Kim Conaty, curator of drawings and prints at the Whitney Museum of American Art. A reception and lecture are planned for Saturday, June 17, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The lecture by Conaty will be on the exhibition currently at the Whitney, “Exploring Light+Space+Time; Introducing Mary Corse.”

Weekly Saturday Drop-In Ceramics and Fire Me Up 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 the piece.

Register now for “Spinning Fridays” with ceramicist Kerith Creo from 7 to 9 p.m. June 1, 13, Aug. 10 or Sept. 7. Cost is $ 35 per classs plus cost of clay ($ 1 per pound).

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

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Summer Art Opener: The m.t. burton gallery in Surf City offers two days of art, music food and fun, Saturday, June 9 and Sunday, June 10 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Eleven local artists including Cathleen Engelsen, Leslee Ganss, Linda Ramsay, Lisa Budd, John Meehan, Victoria Ford, Prax Serrano and more offer an open air arts market. Alice McEnerney Cook hosts a reception for her one-woman show on Saturday from 6 to 9 p.m. in the newly renovated gallery. A clam bake with music starts 3 p.m. on Saturday; fire juggler and busker David Ramsay entertains.

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Featured Artists: Pine Shores Art Association members Maryellen Wernick and Valentin Avila fill the group’s Manahawkin gallery with their realistic and sometimes eclectic artworks through June. Viewing is Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and Sundays from 1 to 3 p.m. Admission is free.

The regular monthly membership meeting is Monday, June 4 at 6:30 p.m. All are welcome. Artist Tom Rutledge demonstrates pen and ink drawing.

PSAA art history lecture at the Stafford branch of the Ocean County Library is June 11 at 7 p.m. Stockton art professor Kate Nearpass Ogden explores “The Art of the American Impressionists.” Prior to the lecture at 6 p.m. is a reception for the June PSAA exhibitors in the library: Mike Amato, Nancy Edwards and Ed Rennar. Light refreshments available.

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

“Do Your Own Pastels” session is 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. (no session on June 4 or June 11). 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 (no session on June 20 and 27. 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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In the Libraries: Tuckerton artist Jill DeFelice exhibits 30 new paintings at the Little Egg Harbor branch of the Ocean County Library through June.

Dawn Francis Simon’s collage works on paper, “The Color is a Mystery,” and Lyn Snow botanical flower prints are on display at the Island branch in Surf City.

Art Chat at the Tuckerton branch is Thursday, June 14, at 10 a.m. Artists bring work for friendly critique. Admission is free.

PSAA artist Karen Kolb exhibits at the Waretown branch through June with a reception on Monday, June 4 at 7 p.m.

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Life Drawing: Join other local artists for life drawing sessions at the Old Baptist Church in Manahawkin on Sundays from 10 a.m. to noon. Study the undraped figure in a historic setting, with plenty of natural light and a creative and experienced fine art model. No instruction is offered; bring your own art supplies.

There will be a model fee collection.

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Artist Opportunities: St. Mary’s in Manahawkin is looking for artists for their annual Art Show and Sale Aug. 25. Contact Linda Saladino at 609-660-8062 for more information.

The Noyes Museum of Art of Stockton University is calling for photographers to participate in the “Raw 2018 Photography Competition.” The top images will be selected for an exhibition at The Noyes Arts Garage of Stockton University in Atlantic City. The theme for this exhibition is “Light & Shadow: Form, Metaphor, and Culture.” For more information, contact Saskia Schmidt, director of education, at

Painted Poetry V: For the fifth year, an exhibit of 32 paintings and 32 poems will be on exhibit at the Island branch of the Ocean County Library this August. For more information, contact Richard Morgan,, or Carol Freas,  —P.J.

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