Sans Color: Pine Shores Art Association hosts its biannual Black and White show. Dramatic designs and graphite nuances are explored as artists and photographers restrain themselves from color. The Black and White show continues through April 23.
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 pineshoresartassociation.org, 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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Tuckerton Seaport: Make a felted Easter bunny with Niki Giberson on Sunday, April 20, from 2 to 4 p.m. This 5-inch-tall bunny will be made of wool sheared from her own Swan Bay Farm sheep in Port Republic. This class is for adults, as well as children older than 8. A very sharp needle is used in the process. Fee: $25 members/$30 nonmembers, materials included.
Call 609-296-8868 to register.
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Artisans Wanted: The Beach Haven Chamber of Commerce is hosting its second annual Juried Art Walk along Bay Avenue on June 8. It is looking for artists and craft artists. For more info, contact Genevieve Cunningham at email@example.com.
The Union Market and the Tuckerton Seaport join to create an Arts and Craft Beer event on Memorial Day weekend, May 25 and 26. Go to themakeshiftunion.com/artsandcraftbeer to apply as a vendor.
The Tuckerton Historical Society invites artists and fine crafters to be part of it 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. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for application and info. There are two rain dates.
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 themakersfest.com or on Facebook.
LBIF Opportunities: The Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences has an April 26 deadline for the Works on Paper exhibit and a May 13 deadline for the Plein Air Plus summer exhibit. Go to email@example.com 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 works; the entry deadline is May 6. Details can be found at PSAA.com under special events, or contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
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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. Children ages 6 and older are welcome with a family caregiver.
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.
Until further notice, 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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In the Libraries: Pine Shores Art Association artists are showing at the Stafford branch of the Ocean County Library.
The next “Art Chat” at the Tuckerton branch of the Ocean County Library is Thursday, April 18, at 10 a.m. Artists bring their finished work for a friendly critique. Free.
Karen Kolb has a one-woman show at the Little Egg Harbor Library.