Artsy Craftsy: The Viking Village Arts and Craft Show is on Sunday, July 14, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Expect over 70 vendors of fine arts, photography, jewelry, wood crafts, clothing – a little bit of everything. The show is held rain or shine; admission is free. Viking Village is located at 19th Street and Bay View in Barnegat Light.
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POV: An opening reception for “Viewpoints: Art of the Jersey Shore,” featuring artists Franny Andahazy, Sandra Anton, Lori Bonanni, Lisa Budd and Linda Ramsay, is planned for Friday, July 12, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.at the Solace Studio and Gallery, 2312 Long Beach Blvd. in Surf City.
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LandWorks: The LBI Foundation of the Arts and Sciences in Loveladies is the venue for contemporary artists who create site-specific artworks, environmental subject matter, experimental mediums and urban landscapes in its “Landworks Exhibition,” through July 14. An opening reception is planned for Friday, July 12, at 6 p.m. preceded by a lecture by artist Ken Smith at 5 p.m. in conjunction with LandWorks.
Studio Samplers: Marbling Papers and Gold Leaf with Catherine LeCleire is Thursday, July 11. Cost is $40 plus materials fee of $15. Mala Beading Necklace with Krista Eggering is Tuesday, July 16; fee is $40 plus a $5 materials fee. Both are from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Adult Nights Out: On Thursday, July 11, at 6 p.m., take a fused glass workshop with Cheryl Syminink. Fee is $30 plus $10 materials fee. Mixed media printmaking with digital emulsion lift taught by Michelle Tomasso is Thursday, July 18, at 7 p.m. Fee is $35 plus materials fee of $15.
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 named Hope 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 lbifoundation.org 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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Glass Act: Artist Mary Tantillo unveils a new work, “Embers,” created over the winter for her series of daily sun and nature designs at SwellColors in Surf City. Watch Tantillo work daily on this project; a reception is planned for Aug. 2 from 5 to 9 p.m.
Fused Glass Fish-making one-hour workshop is offered on Wednesdays at SwellColors. You will learn how to safely cut glass and the basics of fusing glass to make a large fish. Cost is $175 and includes professional instruction and materials. Call to preregister at 609-494-7600.
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Beaches and Boats: Beach Haven borough presents an exhibit of “Beaches and Boats” at 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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Celebrating a Life: Sunrise Art is on display at Firefly Gallery, 15 North Long Beach Blvd. in Surf City, through the month of July, in memory of Jennifer Bryceland.
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PSAA Art Patrons: Paintings that are part of the annual Pine Shores Art Association’s Art Patron Show are at the the gallery, 94 Stafford Ave. in Manahawkin, with an open house planned for July 14 from 1 to 3 p.m. The actual Art Patron event, on July 28, will be held in the Stafford Firehouse from 1 to 4 p.m. Art patrons paid $100 in order to take home an original work of art as numbers are pulled from a hat; the community is invited to watch.
The Pine Shores Art Association 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 pineshoresartassociation.org, or call 609-488-5838 for more information.
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Tuckerton Borough: A reception for Pine Shores Art Association artists who have work adorning the walls of the Tuckerton Borough municipal building, 430 East Main St. (Route 9), is Wednesday, July 10, from 5 to 7 p.m. The show continues 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.
Take folk art classes at the Seaport: On Saturday, July 13, from 1 to 3 p.m. create a woven heart out of wheat stalks with Christine Metzer; fee is $28 for members/$30 for nonmembers. On Friday, Aug. 2, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. make a handwoven backpack with Mary May. Fee is $45 for members/$50 nonmembers plus $65 materials fee.
The Seaport is located at 220 Main St. in Tuckerton. Call 609-296-8868.
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Art@120: Life Drawing at the Historic Old Baptist Church, 120 Main St. (Route 9) in Stafford Township, is every Sunday from 10 a.m. to noon. Model fee is $10.
Life drawing at the Union Market, 120 Main St. in Tuckerton, is the second Wednesday of each month at 6 p.m., facilitated by artist Victoria Ford Seiz. Model fee is $15. Bring your own art supplies and beverage.
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In the Libraries: Only one “Art Chat” in July at the Tuckerton Library, Thursday, July 18, at 10 a.m. Artists are invited to bring their work to discuss.
Pine Shores Art Association artists are showing at the Stafford branch of the Ocean County Library.
Artist Eileen Watson has a one-woman show at the Little Egg Harbor branch.
Laura Maschal exhibits nature photography at the Island branch in Surf City.
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Smithsonian Travels: “100 Faces of War,” a traveling exhibition from the Smithsonian Institution, presents the faces and stories of some of those who served the U.S. in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. One hundred oil portraits by artist Matt Mitchell represent a cross section of states, military branches, jobs and backgrounds. The exhibit at the Noyes Arts Garage of Stockton University, 2200 Fairmont Ave. in Atlantic City, is the first showing on the East Coast. Exhibit is from July 10 to Oct. 16; hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. The exhibit will be featured at the July 12 Second Friday event held from 6 to 8 p.m. that includes live music, wine tasting and refreshments.
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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 PinelandsPhotoExhibit.org 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 email@example.com for application and info, or download application at tuckertonhistoricalsociety.org.
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.