Art Notes June 12

Jun 12, 2019
Artwork by: John Meehan ‘Low Tide Request,’ oil painting by John Meehan, is one of a dozen on display at the m.t. burton gallery though July 8.

See You There: Artist John Meehan has a one-man show of his beach paintings at the m.t. burton gallery, 1819 Long Beach Blvd. in Surf City. Meehan captures the stark beach sun and colorful people from his painting sketches on site in Surf City. Maybe you are in one of them. Meehan’s show will be up through July 8.

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Craft Show: The St. Francis Community Center sponsors a craft show on Saturday, June 15, from 9:30 to 4 p.m. Admission is $2. Find special gifts and unique items. Lunch is available plus a chance auction. The center is located at 4700 Long Beach Blvd. in Brant Beach.

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Beaches and Boats: Beach Haven borough presents an exhibit of “Beaches and Boats” at borough hall, featuring artifacts and photos from local museums plus artwork by Pine Shores Art Association artists. Stop in anytime borough hall is open.

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Paper Works: The LBI Foundation of the Arts and Sciences in Loveladies hosts the 21st National Competition: Works on Paper exhibit through Sunday, June 23, with a reception on Sunday, June 16. Sixty artworks from artists in all 50 states were chosen by juror Louis Marchesano, the Audrey and William Helfand senior curator of prints, drawings and photography at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

There is no charge to view the exhibit.

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.

The LBIF is now open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., except when a special event is booked.

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Plein Air: The Noyes Museum of Stockton University at Kramer Hall in Hammonton exhibits work from a plein air paint-out at Kramer Hall through Aug. 31. Call 609-626-3420 or email for more information.

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PSAA Doings: Pine Shores Art Association offers the following at its gallery, located at 74 Stafford Ave. in Manahawkin:

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.

The June exhibit is a retrospective of the late Frederick Smith, a long-time member of PSAA.

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Mark Calendars: The LBI Artists Open Studio Tour is June 29 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Travel from Barnegat Light to Beach Haven at your own pace and visit as many of the 23 artists’ studios and venues as you like. Brochures are available at the LBI Foundation, Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce and

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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. The Seaport is located at 220 Main St. in Tuckerton.

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Awakening: Solace Art Gallery in Surf City is now open on weekends from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Splash: Local artist Carol Freas will be “Making Waves” at Things A Drift, 406 Long Beach Blvd. in Ship Bottom, on Saturday and Sunday, June 22 and 23, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Stop in to meet the artist and see her new colorful work of Island landmarks and tumbling surf on Yupo paper.

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Art@120: 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.

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.

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

Clara Sue Beym, Nancy Sterr Lang , Marybeth McCabe and Kelly Sterr show their work at the Little Egg Harbor branch.

Photographer Frederick Ballet shows his work at the Island branch in Surf City.

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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.

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 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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