Art Notes Oct. 2

Oct 02, 2019
Artwork by: Michael Budden 'Under the Bridge' oil painting by Michael Budden won an honorable mention in the Island Life: Plein Air Plus exhibit at the LBI Foundation through Nov. 3.

Fake-Out: The Pine Shores Art Association holds its “Fabulous Fakes Show” at the Manahawkin gallery with a reception on Monday, Oct. 7, at 6:30 p.m. prior to the monthly meeting, which starts at 7. This popular show whereby artists copy or interpret a masterpiece will continue through Oct. 29. The public can view the works on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 2 :30 p.m. or 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 friendly assistance.

“Fabulous Textures with Colored Pencils” with Jennifer LaVeglio is Oct. 15, 22 and 29 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

PSAA sponsors a bus trip to the Guggenheim in NYC on Wednesday, Oct. 23. Cost is $75 for members and $80 for nonmembers and includes bus fare, entrance fee and tour of the highlights of the art museum.

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 presents the “Wildlife of LBI: Air, Land and Sea” art show with a reception on Sunday, Oct. 6 from noon to 4 p.m. Meet 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.

Come and make a turtle kite; it’s free, but donations are accepted. This show also is to promote “Saving Sea Turtles: Preventing Extinction” at the LBI Foundation of the Arts and Sciences on Saturday, Oct. 12 at 7 p.m., presented by Firefly.

The show continues through November at Yoga Bohemia.

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Island Life: The Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences in Loveladies presents the second annual “Island Life Plein Air Landscape Exhibit” on display through Nov. 3.

Painter Linda Ramsay opens her winter studio above the LBIF, overlooking the natural land, 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 your 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. 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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Fall Décor: Sign up now for a pumpkin felting class with Niki Giberson held Saturday, Oct. 5 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Tuckerton Seaport. Giberson will instruct in needle felting wool. Participants will each make two decorative pumpkins. Call 609-296-8868 to register through the Folklife Center.

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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 explodes into a complex and fanciful woodland art installation filling the Noyes Arts Garage of Stockton University in Atlantic City. Polymer clay workshops will be offered in October and November at The Noyes Arts Garage. For more information, go to

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Our Towns: Beach Haven borough hall presents “Images of LBI” paintings by Pine Shores Art Association artists and 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 Nov. 8.

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

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Legacy Work: Artist Jill De Felice presents her series of paintings “A Legacy of Loss: Endangered Species Act” at the Island branch of the Ocean County Library in Surf City, through October. The paintings of animals in danger of extinction will then travel to the Stafford,   Barnegat and Lacey branches.

Art Chat: Artists gather to discuss their work during an informal meeting at the Tuckerton branch of the Ocean County Library on Thursday, Oct. 3, at 10 a.m.

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See Sea Glass: Things Adrift in Ship Bottom hosts the free Sea Glass and Art Festival on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 5 and 6, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., featuring fun contests and vendors.

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

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Artist Opportunities: The Medford Arts Center has put out a call for entries for its next exhibition, “The Heart of a Veteran.” This art and photography show runs Nov. 8 through Dec. 1. Active and former military members who are artists or photographers are encouraged to go to for a prospectus. —P.J.

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