Art Notes Oct. 9

By Pat Johnson | Oct 09, 2019
Artwork by: Lavett Ballard 'The Soul of Black Folk,' collage art by Lavett Ballard is at the Noyes Museum of Stockton University, Kramer Hall in Hammonton.

Surf City — Pine Air: The second “Plein Air in the Pine Air” opportunity is Thursday, Oct. 17 at 9:30 a.m. at Double Trouble State Park in Berkeley. Artists should bring their own materials and easels. After meeting at the visitor’s center, spread out and paint the various sites on this reconstructed cranberry farming village. As this is an eco-minded group, no dumping of solvents or paint water is allowed. Bring containers to accommodate this and take out any trash you create. Pine Shores Art Association runs the free event, donations accepted.

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Fake-Out: The Pine Shores Art Association holds its “Fabulous Fakes Show” at the Manahawkin gallery. This popular show for which 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.

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 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.

This show also promotes “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 at the Foundation, 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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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 facility in Atlantic City. Polymer clay workshops will be offered in October and 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 opening Oct. 15 and 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 “Images of LBI” paintings by PSAA 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.

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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 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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