Art Notes March 27

‘Self Portrait’ by Louis Sloan is part of the ‘Driving While Black’ exhibit at the Noyes Museum of Art at Stockton University, Kramer Hall in Hammonton. Artwork by: Louis Sloan

Tuckerton Seaport: Create your own beeswax candle while learning about beekeeping from the pros of Trapper Honey. Anna and Angelo Trapani will host this workshop on Saturday, April 6, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. For a $20 fee for members or $25 for nonmembers, learn to make a beeswax candle from honeycombs. The Trapanis’ farm has been in their family for three generations. Call 609-296-8868 to register.

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

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 or on Facebook.

LBIF Opportunities: The Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences has a March 22 deadline for applying to be part of the Arts Festival retail show, an April 26 deadline for the Works on Paper exhibit and a May 13 deadline for the Plein Air Plus summer exhibit. Go to 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 work; the entry deadline is May 6. Details can be found at under special events, or contact or

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Sans Color: The next exhibit at the Pine Shores Art Association is the Black and White members show. Dramatic designs and graphite nuances are explored as artists restrain themselves from color. The reception is on Monday, April 1, at 6:30 p.m. before the annual monthly meeting at 7. A talk on photography follows.

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, 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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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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Rescue Me: Local Ocean County artists operating under the banner of “Heartfelt Art” will conduct an exhibition and sale of original art and fine art prints at the Captain’s Inn, Forked River, on Friday, April 12, from 7 to 9 p.m. with 40 percent of the proceeds to support the Lacey Township Underwater Rescue and Recovery Team. There will also be donated original works up for a silent auction, the proceeds of which will go in full to the LTURR team. Captain’s Inn will have refreshments and drinks available in the dining room where the sale will take place. For more information, call Charleen Leslie at 609-242-4273 or Jill DeFelice at 609-994-7144.

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In the Libraries: Amergael’s art exhibit “Places I Remember … in Ireland” is at the Island branch of the Ocean County Library in Surf City through March.

Pine Shores 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 4, at 10 a.m. Artists bring their finished work for a friendly critique. Free.


Reposted from The Sandpaper