Art Notes May 8

Makers Station on Route 9 in West Creek has added a glass-blowing studio. Owner Albert Gomez puts the finishing touches on a vase. One of a kind glass is for sale in the shop. Photo by: Mary-Kate Fogel.

Surf City — Foundation Doings: The first spring exhibit at the Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences in Loveladies is a group faculty show from Kean University. There is no charge to view the exhibit.

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.

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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Wellspring: The Pine Shores Art Association hosts its annual members Spring Show through May 28.

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 ($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.

PSAA and the Stafford branch of the Ocean County Library present a free art lecture, “History of Art and the Sea,” on June 10 at 7 p.m.

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All About Us: Beach Haven borough hosts an open house and reception for the exhibit “The Way We Were” on Saturday, May 11, from 1 to 3 p.m. The exhibit contains artifacts and photos from local museums plus artwork by PSAA artists and closes May 21. The next exhibit, “Beaches and Boats,” opens June 5.

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Art Sale: St. Francis Community Center, at 4700 Long Beach Blvd. in Brant Beach, hosts a free art show and sale on Saturday, May 18, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, May 19, from 9:30 a.m. to 2 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.

Clara Sue Beym, Nancy Sterr Lang , Marybeth McCabe and Kelly Sterr show their work at the Little Egg Harbor branch.

Photographer Frederick Ballet shows his work at the Island branch in Surf City.

The next “Art Chat” at the Tuckerton branch is Thursday, May 9, at 10 a.m. Artists bring their finished work for friendly critique. Free.

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Artisans Wanted: Ocean County invites senior artists and crafters ages 60 and older who are residents of the county to submit one work in one of the 11 categories: watercolor, oil, acrylic, pastel, prints such as woodblock and lithographs, photography, crafts, or works on paper for the annual Ocean County Senior Art Exhibit held June 29.

For more information, call 732-255-0400 or go to

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

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 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 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 or on Facebook.


Reposted from The Sandpaper