Art Notes Oct. 23

Caravaggio as Bacchus, one of the paintings that will be discussed during an art lecture at the Stafford branch of the Ocean County Library Nov. 11. Supplied photo.

Long Beach Island — Weatherful: The Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences is hosting a new exhibit, “The Weather,” featuring compelling artwork depicting “weather” in New Jersey and the coastal areas. This can include nature landscapes, coastal imagery, coastal habitats/environments and “cityscapes.” As the Foundation connects the arts with science, it hopes to show New Jersey landscape and how weather impacts our surroundings. Climate change, storms, seasonal changes, heat and wind are only a few examples of the variety of weather patterns we experience on the East Coast.

The LBIF invites the public to email high-resolution images of artwork for consideration, including photographs, drawings, paintings and mixed media using weather as the central theme. The deadline to submit images is Nov. 1. For more information, email .

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Fake-Out: There’s just one more week for the Pine Shores Art Association’s “Fabulous Fakes Show” at the Manahawkin gallery. This popular show for which artists copy or interpret a masterpiece continues through Oct. 29. 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 friendly assistance.

Registration forms for activities and classes are available at the gallery or online at, or call 609-488-5838 for more information.

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Turtles All the Way: Yoga Bohemia and Firefly Gallery in Surf City present the “Wildlife of LBI: Air, Land and Sea” art show. Works are by artists Prax Sorrento, Joann Dozer, Valerie Fenelon and more. A percentage of the art sales is going to the Terrapin Nesting Project in High Bar Harbor.

The show continues through November at Yoga Bohemia.

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Island Life: The Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences in Loveladies presents the second annual “Island Life Plein Air Landscape Exhibit,” on display through Nov. 3.

Painter Linda Ramsay opens her winter studio at the Foundation, overlooking the natural land, 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 your medium of choice. Bring your 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. The LBIF is open Wednesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., except when a special event is booked.

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Exclaymation: The Noyes Arts Garage of Stockton University presents “Into the Forest Exhibition” of polymer clay artwork. What began four years ago as a small-scale collaboration resulting in a single tree branch has exploded into a complex and fanciful woodland art installation filling the facility in Atlantic City. Polymer clay workshops will be offered in October and November at the Arts Garage. For more information, go to

The Noyes Museum of Stockton University Hammonton gallery at Kramer Hall offers a one-woman exhibit, “Soul of Black Folk,” by collage artist Lavett Ballard, continuing to Jan. 6. A reception for Ballard is Nov. 21 from 6 to 8 p.m.

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Our Towns: Beach Haven Borough Hall presents “Images of LBI” paintings by PSAA artists and 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 Nov. 8.

Association artists also have new works adorning the walls of the Tuckerton municipal building.

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In the Libraries: An art history lecture and slide show, “Caravaggio,” led by Lisa Festa of Georgian Court University begins at 7 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 11, at 7 p.m. in the Stafford branch of the Ocean County Library, 129 Main St. in Manahawkin. Caravaggio’s life included brawls, prison escapes and murder. He painted directly from life, depicting the passion and raw emotion found in his surroundings, adding brilliant chiaroscuro highlights.

At 6:30 p.m. preceding the lecture, meet the artists displaying work in the library: Mike Amato, Glenys Baulderstone, Joyce Ecochard, Paul Hartelius, Sue Porter, Ed Rennar, Ilomay Pedicini, Mary Walker-Baptiste and Barbara Whelan.

At the Island branch of the Ocean County Library in Surf City, artist Jill De Felice presents her series of paintings, “A Legacy of Loss: Endangered Species Act.” The paintings of animals in danger of extinction will then travel to the Stafford, Barnegat and Lacey branches.

The Little Egg Harbor branch is currently closed for repairs, but upon its reopening, view “An Artist’s Journey,” paintings by Kathleen Delany.

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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.

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Artist Opportunities: The Medford Arts Center has put out a call for entries for its next exhibition, “The Heart of a Veteran.” This art and photography show runs Nov. 8 through Dec. 1. Active and former military members who are artists or photographers are encouraged to go to for a prospectus.

The Union Market in Tuckerton is hosting its third annual “Made on Main” makers festival on Saturday, Nov. 23, and seeks handmade art and artisans. The application fee is $10. For an application or more information, visit or Facebook Makers Fest.


Reposted from The Sandpaper