Art Notes, March 2 – The SandPaper

Comprehensive OUT: For Carol Stauffer, summer months means warmth and liberty, unencumbered enjoy and exploration – a time of soaring spirits, a time for individuals to feel thoroughly in their bodies and to get energetic outdoors. (Image by Carol Stauffer)
A Time for Peace: Perspective photographer Carol Stauffer’s “Seasons of Life” – an show of mother nature-centered photos infused with religious messages – throughout the month of March at the Barnegat department of the Ocean County Library Method. Stauffer sights nature as “a living canvas of magnificence, harmony and knowledge.” She grew up in rural Pennsylvania, checking out with her Kodak Brownie camera. Her later on reports in training and dance and massage therapies brought the mind-human body-spirit link a lot more sharply into aim for her. “Seasons of Life” is cost-free and open to the public. For extra details, get hold of the library at 609-698-3331 or stop by
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Back again to Basic principles: 1 Saturday each individual thirty day period, get a absolutely free introduction to the developing blocks of drawing with instructors at Pine Shores Art Association in Manahawkin. Saturday, March 12, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., understand from legendary painter/illustrator Tom Rutledge and make drawings properly deserving of a location on the fridge. The a few-hour course is free of charge to all, no registration demanded, and supplies are delivered only 24 seats are readily available. “(The) software will protect what you want to know to get began on your innovative journey into the planet of art,” the organization guarantees. Not just for novices, the primer can also refresh basic competencies. Every single month will element a new medium and artist-teacher. E-mail thoughts to
Get Out There: Be part of PSAA’s “Plein Air in Pine Air” on Thursday, March 10 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Franklin Parker Maintain, the Chatsworth Lake entrance, and find inspiration amid 11,000 acres of forested wetlands.
On Thursday, March 24, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Idea Seaman County Park in Tuckerton, set up on the shore of Lake Pohatcong, across from the Seaport entrance.
“Let’s meet up with outside,” organizer Andrea Sauchelli invites. “The light-weight all all-around in this article is marvelous, shades sing, forests enchant, inland and ocean waters make spirits soar. We’ve spent too significantly time indoors hiding from the pandemic. Revel in our beautiful place and get pleasure from the organization of other artists. Appear out to paint!”
Younger at Art: PSAA’s new following-faculty art plan for kids ages 7 to 12 commences next 7 days. The 4-course foundational program is held on Mondays in March (7, 14, 21 and 28), from 4 to 6 p.m., at the Bay Avenue Neighborhood Centre in Manahawkin. Charge is $80 supplies offered masks required. Sign up at The class will introduce college students to diverse artists and their processes and stimulate the younger artist’s self-expression and independence. Individuals will paint on regular canvases and take a look at a variety of mediums, together with printmaking.
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All Pine Shores memberships (grownups, $35 for each individual $60 for each couple $25 for teenagers) can be designed or renewed online or by sending a verify to Linda Blum, P.O. Box 5, West Creek, N.J. 08092.
At PSAA, any individual can explore new mediums and refine techniques, like drawing, portray, pastels, mixed media, quilting, Ukrainian eggs, pottery (at Maker’s Station in West Creek), artwork heritage “lunch, understand & create” classes, artwork chats, and book club discussions. At PSAA headquarters, situated at 94 Stafford Ave., no cost recurring month to month functions on Thursdays are “Do Your Personal Point,” 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., and “Artists Aiding Artists,” 2:30 to 5 p.m. (get in touch with 609-713-7337 to sign up for either) and untutored portrait drawing classes with a dwell product, 7 to 9 p.m. Fall in for a $5 product charge. An further DYOT session has been additional on Tuesdays from 7 to 9 p.m. (e-mail to sign-up). Also free on Monday afternoons, midday to 3 p.m., DYOT with PSAA at Bay Avenue Community Center. Water-based mostly mediums only, no oils or solvents.
The new clearly show heading up in the Pine Shores gallery is the Black and White Show, in which all functions have been developed making use of only pure black and white to make shades of grey – no other shades combined to make black, and no accent shades.
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Display and Promote: Summer months artwork demonstrate purposes are open up for the pursuing area displays: Viking Village Exhibits, St. Francis Spring Craft/Art Clearly show and Sale, Harvey Cedars Arts Competition, and the Seashore Haven Art Wander,
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Subsequent Stage: Artist Jessie Wolfrom is bringing alluring back again to Schooner’s Wharf this spring. (Photo by Tim Connor)
A LEG UP: Artist Jessie Wolfrom (boot, foreground) is in the method of revamping the Schooner’s Wharf store. (Photo by Jessie Wolfrom)
Bunk’s Again: Artist Jessie Wolfrom, a.k.a. Bunkerfish, returns to Seaside Haven this spring with The Bunkhouse, her new venture opening in Schooner’s Wharf on Memorial Working day weekend. Affectionately named soon after the back shack on her grandmother’s home, The Bunkhouse will characteristic a handmade boutique, vintage finds, a functioning studio, and a creative area for weekly artwork workshops. Stick to together for updates and course schedules on Instagram @thebunkhouselbi.
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Astir: The Extended Seaside Island Basis of the Arts and Sciences in Loveladies has reawakened to an party-loaded 2022. Artists’ submissions are sought for the impending exhibition time. Check out for details.
LBIF’s artist-in-home Linda Ramsay’s upstairs studio is open for “Do Your Very own Thing” on the next and fourth Tuesday of every thirty day period, for generating art in any medium. Indication up on the net in progress for five hours of studio time, 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., for $25. Layered outfits is encouraged the studio operates chilly or warm depending on the weather conditions. Pack lunch and BYOAS (provide your personal artwork supplies). Glass palettes, easels, stools, tables and chairs are provided. The next-ground studio is not ADA available. Use the exterior stairs on the north aspect of the most important creating.
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Spring Into Art: Lessons at Art & Décor at Surf Metropolis start out this thirty day period – weekends only by the very first 7 days of June, then day by day. Karin Battle will lead acrylic/resin pour tasks on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays Joan Thomson will train watercolor painting on Fridays and gallery owner Nita Shapiro will instruct on Fridays and weekends. To indication up, contact the store at 609-494-5038 or simply call Nita directly at 732-580-8129.
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Glass It Up: Sign up now for a stained-glass window workshop at SwellColors Glass Studio & Gallery in Surf Metropolis April 23 and 24, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. This popular introductory class is made available infrequently and is limited to eight people today, so really do not delay. Discover the process with professional tools, products and guidance from studio operator Mary Tantillo and her team. Members will create a panel to retain. Provide a couple basic style and design thoughts or opt for from pre-picked patterns. Pack a lunch and don relaxed footwear. Open to ages 15 and older, the workshop price is $500 and preregistration is essential (get in touch with 609-494-7600). For far more data, email
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Get Palms-y: In the heart of Outdated Manahawkin, Peacemaker Pottery’s Tricia Bennett features tiny non-public lessons in her property studio, exactly where she has two pottery wheels and two kilns and teaches throwing and hand-constructed projects. Right after a small break to have a little one in March, Bennett strategies to resume lessons in the late spring-early summer time. She’ll update her internet site,, with information about when and how to sign up. In the meantime abide by/information her on Instagram or email
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Junior Quackers: The Tuckerton Seaport is the state coordinator for the 2022 Junior Duck Stamp Contest, open up to all pupils in grades K-12, such as house-schooled learners. Information and facts and the official brochure can be identified at Click on the Instruction tab and adhere to the hyperlink to the contest procedures and how to enter. Print and fill out an entry form to connect to the contest entry, and mail or fall it off to the Tuckerton Seaport, at 120 West Main St., by March 15. Simply call the Seaport at 609-296-8868.
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In close proximity to and Dear: Visit potter/ceramicist Matt Burton’s eponymous m.t. burton gallery in Surf City, exactly where showrooms stuffed with pottery, paintings, wood carvings, jewelry, property decor and antiques are open to the community. For a private appointment, textual content/phone 609-713-9897 or email Curbside pickup, no cost local shipping and delivery are out there.
Surf City’s Solace Studio + Gallery is open “by probability or appointment” (call artist/curator Franny Andahazy at 609-848-9702 or email and exhibiting more than a dozen artists from New Jersey and New England. Good artwork profits and services this kind of as consultations, home visits, supply and set up are offered 12 months ’round.
Jonathan Legislation High-quality Artwork Framing celebrated 40 years in Surf Town last 12 months. Check out the store to peruse nautical artifacts, collectibles, artworks and decor.
Wildflowers Way too! in Barnegat Light, owned and operated by Cricket Luker, is open up by appointment simply call 609-575-7507. The gallery, “a put where by creativity and whimsy and beauty have the working day,” options original art, good crafts, glass, pottery, sculptures and items by in excess of 35 nearby and worldwide artists and makers.
In Tuckerton, pay a visit to the Lakeside Artwork Gallery inside the Tuckerton Emporium, open day-to-day. And really don’t fail to remember about The Union Sector & Gallery, “an artist-driven, patron-concentrated resourceful space” at the Tuckerton Seaport, also open everyday. On the last Tuesday of each thirty day period, the Union Current market hosts an open mic (songs/poetry/comedy) emceed by Chris Rockwell.  —V.F.

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