Art Notes January 8

Artwork by: Paul Hartelius. ‘Off to Grandma’s,’ a nostalgic painting by Paul Hartelius, is part of the Pine Shores Art Association exhibit at the Tuckerton Seaport.

Sharp Colored Pencil: Artist Cathy Heller has a one-woman show at the Pine Shores Art Association’s gallery in Manahawkin through Jan. 26. 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, online at, or call 609-488-5838 for more information

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Save the Date: The Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences in Loveladies opens an exhibition titled “Weather” on Jan. 24 that will run through the end of March. This themed exhibition will feature artwork in a variety of mediums: photography, painting, drawing, fiber arts and mixed media, all depicting weather and the environmental impact it has on New Jersey and the coast.

LBIF winter hours are 8 a.m. to 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 the 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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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. 27. Association artists also have new works adorning the walls of the Tuckerton municipal building and the Tuckerton Seaport visitor center.

In the Libraries: Artists Suzi Hoffman and Barbara Kraemer exhibit “Endangered Speices” at the Island branch of the Ocean County Library in Surf City for the month of January.

The Art Chat group meets Jan. 16 at 10 a.m. at the library branch in Tuckerton. Artists are invited to come and show their work for a friendly critique and support.

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Tuckerton Seaport: Make a felted snowman with Niki Giberson of Swan Bay Arts Center on Jan. 25 from 10 a.m. to noon. Giberson will supply instruction and materials to make a wool, needle-felted snowman. Fee is $30/members and $35/nonmembers.

Master Basket Maker Mary May conducts her annual Superbowl Sunday Basket Blast on Feb. 2 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. While the fans are going nuts over football, relax by making a shopping tote. Fee is $42 for members, $50/nonmembers plus materials fees of $35 or $48 depending on size of basket.

Call the Seaport at 609-296-8868 to register.

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Master Class: Classes available in watercolor, charcoal, gouache plus pen and ink at the Thomas E. Rutledge Artist Guild in West Creek. Call 609-290-1039 for more information and to register and learn from this award-winning artist.

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.


Reposted from the Sandpaper, Jan. 8, 2020