Art Notes April 30

Apr 24, 2019
Artwork by: Paul Hartelius 'Till We Meet Again' charcoal drawing of Notre Dame by Paul Hartelius is part of the Pine Shores Art Association's Spring Show.

Wellspring: The Pine Shores Art Association hosts its annual members’ Spring Show from April 25 to May 28 with a reception Sunday, May 5, from 1 to 4 p.m. Prizes are awarded by the judge for this show, painter James Toogood.

The gallery 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, or call 609-488-5838 for more information.

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. 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.

PSAA and the Stafford branch of the Ocean County Library present a free art lecture, “History of Art and the Sea,” on June 10 at 7 p.m.

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Artisans Wanted: Ocean County invites senior artists and crafters ages 60 and older  who are residents of the county to submit one work in one of the 11 categories: watercolor, oil, acrylic, pastel, prints such as woodblock and lithographs, photography, crafts, or works on paper for the annual Ocean County Senior Art Exhibit held June 29.

For more information, call 732-255-0400 or go to

The Beach Haven Chamber of Commerce is hosting its second annual Juried Art Walk along Bay Avenue on June 8. It is looking for artists and craft artists. For more info, contact Genevieve Cunningham at

The Union Market and the Tuckerton Seaport join to create an Arts and Craft Beer event on Memorial Day weekend, May 25 and 26. Go to to apply as a vendor.

The Tuckerton Historical Society invites artists and fine crafters to be part of it 45th annual Antique Fair and Flea Market on Saturday, Sept. 7, at Tip Seaman County Park in Tuckerton. A 20- by 20-foot space is available for a fee of $45. Contact for application and info. There are two rain dates.

Makers are invited to submit applications for the fifth annual Makers Festival, to be held at Manahawkin Lake Park on Saturday, Sept. 21. The application fee is $10; information can be found at or on Facebook.

Poets and Artists: The sixth annual “Painted Poetry” exhibit at the Island branch of the Ocean County Library is seeking works; the entry deadline is May 6. Details can be found at under special events, or contact or

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Fire Me Up: Two Saturday drop-in ceramics programs are at the Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences in Loveladies. Drop in anytime between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. to paint bisqueware, cups, dishes etc. for a $15 fee (members free) plus the cost of the ceramics. The ceramics will be fired and can be picked up at a later date. Or if you want to create your own greenware, pay $35 plus the cost of clay and an instructor will lead you through hand-building or on the wheel for up to three hours. Children ages 6 and older are welcome with a family caregiver.

Until further notice, the LBIF is open five days a week from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., closed Sundays and Mondays.

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Beach Haven Proud: The current exhibit in the new Beach Haven municipal hall is “The Way We Were.” Paintings from the Pine Shores Art Association are exhibited along with 60 historical artifacts on loan from Beach Haven museums and residents. In addition, eight waterfowl paintings from the Noyes Museum of Art’s permanent collection are on display.

The show will run through April and is available for viewing in the first-floor hall during normal business hours, Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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In the Libraries: Pine Shores Art Association artists are showing at the Stafford branch of the Ocean County Library.

The next “Art Chat” at the Tuckerton branch of the Ocean County Library is Thursday, May  2, at 10 a.m. Artists bring their finished work for friendly critique. Free.

Karen Kolb has a one-woman show at the Little Egg Harbor branch. —P.J.

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