Art notes, June 22 – sandpaper

ARTSHINE: A dreamy moment at the heart of an iconic landmark has been captured forever by photographer Josh Ketcham, one of five artists featured in Ann Cohen’s pop-up gallery this summer. (Photo by Josh Ketcham)

from there: Explore the art scene at the southern end of the island. Check out this summer’s opening this Thursday from 4pm to 9pm at the new Ann Coen Photography pop-up gallery at 110 North Bay Ave. at Beach Haven, where art-loving guests will meet the faces behind the cameras of the five featured artists – Ann Cohen, Chris Pfeil, Josh Ketcham, Ryan Johnson and Cala Aniskey-Boyd – whose works will be on display at the gallery throughout the summer. . Enjoy drinks from Set the Bar Sue (with tips to donate to Save Barnegat Bay) and food from Barry’s Do Me a Flavor.

On Thursday, June 30, from 2 pm to 8 pm, The Faith Collective’s drinking and shopping event includes a group of sisters who renew and rejuvenate the donated clothes. The proceeds help shelters for women in Ocean County.

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PERSONAL PUPPIES: The double portrait of Nancy Whelan’s dog, painted in acrylic and titled “Moon and Mila”, won an honorable mention in the PSAA portrait show. (Work by Nancy Whelan)

Renaissance: After 40 years of enriching the community with art education and exhibits, the Manahukin Pine Shores Art Association is expanding to second place in the former Tuckerton Hall.

The new space in the old building is currently undergoing internal cosmetic and functional updates, thanks to the sweaty capital of PSAA volunteers. They furnish it with fresh paint, new appliances and furniture (or new to them when they can find them second hand) and have installed a suspension system to display works of art.

Tom Rutledge is the president of the association, and Dee Turba is the head of the transition committee. The scheduled date for the opening of the new gallery and classroom is July 4, they said.

Rutledge said two areas of focus in the second facility would be children’s offerings and sculpture. The group intends to use the space multidimensionally, bringing in more folk arts such as woodcarving and basket making, Turba said.

The new location will reflect existing ones in commission-based operations, Rutledge explained.

“The whole goal of Pine Shores is to help the community see and understand the importance of art,” Rutledge said.

Several recordings include pets, including Joyce Ecochard’s watercolor painting “Kaitlyn & Cappuccino.” (Work by Joyce Ecochard)

The winners of the portrait show, which is currently on display at the PSAA Gallery until June, are: Ed Renard, first place for his pastel portrait “Paul”; Joseph Pfeiffer-Herbert, second place for his watercolor painting “Brandon”; Phil Meara for his watercolor painting “Waiting”; and Nancy Whelan, an honorable mention of her acrylic painting Luna and Mila.

Continuing at the PSAA headquarters on Stafford Avenue in Manahawkin, free recurring monthly events on Thursday are DIY from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and “Artists Help Artists” from 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. 713 -7337 to register for one of the two); and unprepared sessions for painting portraits with a live model, from 19:00 to 21:00. Sign up for a $ 5 model fee. An additional DYOT session was added on Tuesday from 7 pm to 9 pm (send an email to [email protected] for registration). Also free on Monday afternoons from noon to 3pm, DYOT with PSAA at Bay Avenue Community Center. Water-based only, no oils or solvents.

All Pine Shores memberships (adults, $ 35 per person; $ 60 per couple; $ 25 for teens) can be created or renewed online or by sending a check to Linda Blum, PO Box 5, West Creek, NJ 08092.

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land: The new national jury competition and exhibition at the Long Beach Island Foundation for the Arts and Sciences in Loveladies, “Elemental Effects: Water + Wind + Earth + Fire”, is now open. The sessions of the live singer Linda Ramsey “Do it yourself” have been suspended for the summer and will resume in the fall. LBIF has renewed its online presence and made it easier for buyers and collectors to buy works of art – directly from the online gallery. Buy art from LBIF exhibitions through the organization’s website,

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Young in art: Images Student Art Show 2022, the 23rd anniversary exhibition of works of art from Ocean County Vocational Technical Schools, celebrates the talents and achievements of the current school year for students in the design and visual communications program. The show is free and open to the public in the gallery on the second floor of the Toms River branch of the Ocean County Library in June. The collection includes pieces in card design, illustration, logo design, photography, poster design, t-shirt design and QR code ads. The show even has a next-generation interactive feature, as visitors can use smartphones to scan QR codes that are associated with videos and animations.

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True in the form: Freestyle sessions for studying figures with live, non-draped models are open to the public on the first and third Sunday of each month, from 10 a.m. to noon, at 120 North Main St. (headquarters of the Stafford Township Historical Society). No official instructions are offered; artists of all skill levels and experience are welcome. Wear skillful eyes and favorite accessories – such as graphite and sketchbook, charcoal and newsprint, pastel, colored pencil, watercolor, whatever floats in the creative boat. Sign up for $ 12 when you feel inspired. For more information, contact Victoria Ford’s facilitator at [email protected] or check @ on Instagram for updates. —VF

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