Art Notes Nov. 13

Nov 13, 2019
Photo by: supplied The Holiday Market and Festival at the Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences is drawing near.

Jingle All the Way: The Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences in Loveladies opens its Holiday Market with a preview and cocktail party on Saturday, Nov. 16, from 5 to 7 p.m. that serves as a benefit for Coastal Volunteers in Medicine. Tickets are $50 in advance and $60 at the door.

The Holiday Market Festival is scheduled for Nov. 30 with vendors, food trucks, live music and more. The art will stay on exhibit through Dec. 15 and be available for purchase.

Its updated hours are: 8 4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday.

Painter Linda Ramsay opens her winter studio at the Foundation, overlooking wetlands, to artists on the second and fourth Tuesdays of every month from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Ramsay offers suggestions and encouragement during these sessions in your medium of choice. Bring art supplies; LBIF offers free easels and tables. The fee is $25, payable to LBIF on the day. No registration is necessary.

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 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.

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Rake in Art: Pine Shores Art Association’s Fall Harvest Show is at the Manahawkin gallery. The public can view the works on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and Sundays from 1 to 3 p.m.

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 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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Turtles All the Way: Yoga Bohemia and Firefly Gallery in Surf City present the “Wildlife of LBI: Air, Land and Sea” art show. Works are by artists Prax Sorrento, Joann Dozer, Valerie Fenelon and more. A percentage of the art sales is going to the Terrapin Nesting Project in High Bar Harbor.

The show continues through November at Yoga Bohemia.

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Exclaymation: The Noyes Arts Garage of Stockton University presents “Into the Forest Exhibition” of polymer clay artwork. What began four years ago as a small-scale collaboration resulting in a single tree branch has exploded into a complex and fanciful woodland art installation filling the facility in Atlantic City. Polymer clay workshops will be offered in November at the Arts Garage. For more information, go to

The Noyes Museum of Stockton University Hammonton gallery at Kramer Hall offers a one-woman exhibit, “Soul of Black Folk,” by collage artist Lavett Ballard, continuing to Jan. 6. A reception for Ballard is Nov. 21 from 6 to 8 p.m.

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Our Towns: Beach Haven Borough Hall presents “Winter Celebrations,” paintings by PSAA artists plus historic photos. The show is open to visitors during borough hall hours, Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and continues through Jan. 7.

Association artists also have new works adorning the walls of the Tuckerton municipal building.

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In the Libraries: During the month of November, the Long Beach Island branch of the Ocean County Library in Surf City exhibits the “Captured Moments” photographs by George Rahn. Rahn is a lifelong resident of New Jersey, and a 50-year resident of Ocean County. His love of nature, especially the ocean, and sunrises and sunsets along the New Jersey coast inspire his work – an attempt to capture the ever-changing beauty of each day.

At the Barnegat branch of the Ocean County Library, artist Jill De Felice presents her series of paintings, “A Legacy of Loss: Endangered Species Act.”

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Model Sessions: Life Drawing at the Historic Old Baptist Church in Stafford Township is every first and third Sunday from 10 a.m. to noon. Model fee is $10.

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Artist Opportunities: The Union Market in Tuckerton is hosting its third annual “Made on Main” makers festival on Saturday, Nov. 23, and seeks handmade art and artisans. The application fee is $10. For an application or more information, visit or Facebook Makers Fest.

The LBIF is looking for artists/vendors for its Holiday Market Festival. Contact  —P.J.

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