Art Notes Sept. 4

Sep 04, 2019
Artwork by: Jill De Felice ‘Gorilla’ by artist Jill De Felice is one of her paintings of species on the brink of extinction.

Collaboration: The sixth annual Painted Poetry exhibit is at the Island branch of the Ocean County Library. This unique exhibit combines 16 artists with 16 poets, each being inspired by the other. A painting based on a poem and a poem based on a painting result in 32 art works and 32 poems.

The exhibit continues through Sept. 28 in the meeting room of the library in Surf City.

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Legacy Work: Artist Jill De Felice presents her series of paintings “A Legacy of Loss: Endangered Species Act” at the Little Egg Harbor library branch starting Sept. 2 with an artist’s reception on Wednesday, Sept. 11 from 6 to 8 p.m.

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Embers in Glass: Mary Tantillo of SwellColors Glass Studio is halfway through a six-year project to create a year of sun- and nature-inspired stained glass panels. The series is broken up into seasons. “Ember” is the title for the winter series that was designed daily by Tantillo and then created in glass in her Surf City studio.

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Outside: The Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences in Loveladies presents the second annual “Island Life Plein Air Landscape Exhibit” from Sept.6 to Nov. 3, with a reception planned for Sunday, Sept. 22 from 2 to 3 p.m. with lecture to follow.

Adult Night Out: Make a glass mosaic with Cheryl Syminink on Thursday, Sept. 5, at 6 p.m. Fee is $35 plus $10 materials fee.

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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Beaches and Boats: “Beaches and Boats, Then and Now” is at the Beach Haven borough hall; 73 artworks are on display through Sept. 9. The show includes 61 paintings by 30 Pine Shores Art Association artists and 12 historic photos. The show is open to visitors during borough hall hours, Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Art Chat: Artists gather to discuss their work during an informal meeting at the Tuckerton library branch on Thursday, Sept.5 at 10 a.m.

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PSAA: The Pine Shores Art Association’s “Photography and Digital Show” is at the Manahawkin gallery through Sept. 24. An artists’ reception is at 6:30 to 7 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 9 prior to the monthly meeting, where Tom Rutledge will demonstrate painting with goauche.

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 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.

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Decking the Hall: Pine Shores Art Association artists have works adorning the walls of the Tuckerton municipal building through September.

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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. For more info, call 609-296-8868.

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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.

Life drawing at the Union Market in Tuckerton is the second Wednesday of each month at 6 p.m. Model fee is $15. Bring your own art supplies and beverage.

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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.

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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