Art Notes March 13

Mar 13, 2019
Artwork by: Nancy Edwards Nancy Edwards has a one-woman show of her watercolors at the Pine Shores Art Association gallery.

One-Woman  Show: Nancy Edwards has a one-woman show at the Pine Shores Art Association gallery for the month of March.

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.

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Irish Eyes: Amergael’s art exhibit “Places I Remember ... in Ireland” is at the Island branch of the Ocean County Library in Surf City through March. A reception is planned for March 13 at 10 a.m. Music will be provided by Gerry Murray, a musician from Ireland. Call 609-494-2480.

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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. Ages 6 and older are welcome with a family caregiver. 

Ceramic studio manager Jeff Rumeli offers morning wheel-throwing from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, March 19 to May 7, and Thursdays, March 21 to May 9. Cost is $245 plus cost of clay.

An open studio program called Painted Tuesdays is held the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month in the painters loft overlooking the Barnegat Bay marshes. Resident artist Linda Ramsay is available to offer tips and pointers to improve work. This is an open format program, and artists are invited to do their own thing. All mediums are welcome. Bring your own supplies; easels and rolling tables are provided.

This program is open to everyone ages 18 and older. No registration is required; drop-in only. The fee is $25 per day. Open studio runs through April 23, from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., and students can drop in at any time during the session.

During the winter, 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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Artisans Wanted: 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.

LBIF opportunities: The Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences has a March 22 deadline for applying to be part of the Arts Festival retail show, an April 26 deadline for Works on Paper exhibit ,and a May 13 deadline for the Plein Air Plus summer exhibit. Go to for details or call 609-294-1241.

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

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In the Libraries: On March 11 from 7 to 8:45 p.m., art professor Kate Nearpass Ogden presents the history of art forgery and stolen art at the Stafford branch of the Ocean County Library. The program is free, but registration is requested. Before the program, meet four PSAA artists who are showing at the library.

The next “Art Chat” at the Tuckerton branch of the Ocean County Library is Thursday, March 7, at 10 a.m. Artists bring their finished work for a friendly critique. Free.

In the Little Egg Harbor branch of the Ocean County Library, the Seaport Stitchers display their quilts.  —P.J.

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