Art Notes August 7

By Pat Johnson | Aug 07, 2019
Artwork by: Andrea Sauchelli Painting 'Within' by Andrea Sauchelli part of the 'Spectrum: A Contemporary Art Show' at Solace Art Studio and Gallery in Surf City through August 15.

Surf City — Bowled Over: Ceramicist Jon Puzzuoli demonstrates on the pottery wheel on Sunday, Aug. 11, at 10 a.m. at the m.t. burton gallery and 19th street clay studio, 1819 North Long Beach Blvd. in Surf City. Meet the artist and view his latest works.

Also, appearing now through Sept.3 are wildlife carvings by Surf City artist Lance Lichtensteiger.

Summer pottery classes are on Tuesdays, from 10 a.m. to noon and on Fridays, from 1 to 3 p.m.

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Collaboration: A reception and poetry reading for the sixth annual Painted Poetry exhibit at the Island branch of the Ocean County Library is planned for Aug. 14 from 6 to 8 p.m. This unique exhibit combines 16 artists with 16 poets, each being inspired by the other. A painting based on a poem and a poem based on a painting result in 32 art works and 32 poems.

The exhibit continues through Sept. 28 in the meeting room of the library, located at 217 South Central Ave. in Surf City.

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New Works: Solace Studio and Gallery is hosting “Spectrum: A Contemporary Art Show” at the gallery, 2312 Long Beach Blvd. in Surf City. New works by five artists from New England are featured: Deborah Bate, Laura Harvey, Jen Kelly, Page Railsback and Andrea Sauchelli.

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Embers in Glass: Mary Tantillo of SwellColors Glass Studio is halfway through a six-year project to create a year of sun-and nature-inspired stained glass panels. The series is broken up into seasons (winter, spring, summer and fall). “Ember” is the title for the winter series that was designed daily by Tantillo and then created in glass in her studio. See the new works at SwellColors, 1715 Long Beach Blvd. in Surf City.

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Water Works: The Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences presents the “Waterworks” exhibit with artwork by a dozen or more artists illustrating the many facets of water: the intertidal zone, ocean life, surface images and the impacts on the human condition.

Also at the Foundation:

Studio Samplers: Plein Air workshop with Joseph Sweeney, Aug. 12 to 15, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., $40 a day – materials list available; Indigo Shibori Tote Bag with Kate Eggleston, Aug. 20, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; the fee is $40 plus a materials fee of $10.

Adult Nights Out: Glass Mosaic Workshop with Cheryl Syminink, two Thursdays, Aug. 15 and Sept. 5, at 6 p.m. Fee is $35 plus $10 materials fee.

Adult Art Classes: Watercolor Techniques with Carol Freas is offered every Wednesday and Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; figure drawing with Victoria Ford is every Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Linda Ramsay teaches acrylic painting Mondays from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Aug. 19 (squeegee painting) and Aug. 26 (beach umbrella).

Two Saturday drop-in ceramics programs are offered at the LBIF. Fire Me Up is a drop-in-anytime event 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 named Hope 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.

Register online at or call 609-494-1241. The LBIF is open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., except when a special event is booked.

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Sea Views: Artist Kevin Coogan’s exhibit “Windings of the Sea” is currently showing at Wildflowers Too in Barnegat Light. Coogan’s large, detailed wave series painted in oil is stunning, to say the least. The artist is part of the Ed Loper Sr. school of painting. Wildflowers Too is at 506 Broadway.

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Beaches and Boats: There’s a reception for “Beaches and Boats, Then and Now” at Beach Haven Borough Hall on Wednesday, Aug. 14, from 3 to 5 p.m.; 73 artworks are on display through Sept. 9. The show includes 61 paintings by 30 Pine Shores Art Association artists and 12 historic photos. The show is open to visitors during borough hall hours, Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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PSAA: The Pine Shores Art Association’s Student Art Show is at the gallery, 94 Stafford Ave. in Manahawkin.

PSAA offers the following at its gallery: Ongoing portrait sessions are open to all artists for a nominal ($5) 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. ($10 model fee required); 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.

Registration forms for activities and classes are available at the gallery or online at, or call 609-488-5838 for more information.

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Tuckerton Borough: Pine Shores Art Association artists have works adorning the walls of the Tuckerton Borough municipal building, 430 East Main St. (Route 9) through September.

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Folksy: The Tuckerton Seaport’s new exhibit, “Folk Art 101,” is on display in the Tucker’s Island Lighthouse, featuring decoys, iron work, quilts and more. Admission to the Seaport includes the exhibit. A new exhibit featuring six PSAA artists, “Windows, Doors and Porches,” is in the visitors center.

Take folk art classes at the Seaport: on Friday, Aug. 9, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Learn to make whimsical woven flowers from master basket weaver Mary May. The fee is $32 for Seaport members and $37, nonmembers. On Saturday, Aug. 10, from noon to 4 p.m., Greg Melega teaches how to make a hand plane surf craft used in body surfing. Fee is $150/members, $160/nonmembers; also that day from noon to 4 p.m., artist Jennifer Hewitt teaches wood burning on bass wood; make a nautical anchor. The fee is $55/members, $65/nonmembers.

The Seaport is located at 220 Main St. in Tuckerton. Call 609-296-8868.

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Art@120: Life Drawing at the Historic Old Baptist Church, 120 Main St. (Route 9) in Stafford Township, is every Sunday from 10 a.m. to noon. Model fee is $10.

Life drawing at the Union Market, 120 Main St. in Tuckerton, is the second Wednesday of each month at 6 p.m., facilitated by artist Victoria Ford Seiz. Model fee is $15. Bring your own art supplies and beverage.

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Artisans Wanted: The Pinelands Preservation Alliance is accepting submissions for its annual Juried Photography Contest, black and white and color photos of the people, flora and fauna within the Pinelands National Preserve. Up to three images can be sent for a $30 fee and $5 for each additional photo up to six; students get a discount. Deadline for submission is Sept. 15. Go to to register and for more information.

The Tuckerton Historical Society invites artists and fine crafters to be part of its 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. There are two rain dates. Contact for application and info, or download application at

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—P.J.

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