A variety of one-of-a-kind works by local artisans from the Cape May Artists’ Cooperative Gallery will be showcased at the 4th Annual Holiday Extravaganza, taking place Friday, Nov. 22, and Saturday, Nov. 23, in West Cape May.
“The Cape May area gives us a lot of inspiration in our work,” says Co-op president Mary Stewart. “A lot of our artists focus on where we live as their theme.”
All of the works are for sale. Visitors will find hand-made jewelry, fiber art, decorations, paintings, photographs, stained glass and candles.
The Cape May Artists' Cooperative Gallery is a group of local artists who have joined together to showcase and sell their work as well as educate the public about their art forms. Their work is on display at their gallery in the West End Garage, 484 W. Perry St., Cape May.
“The artists really look forward to the event. Having the opportunity to work in the gallery with one another has made each of us more aware of different art forms, techniques and inspirations and has caused all of us to stretch beyond our boundaries,” Stewart says.
Featured artists are: Catherine Bosna, Betty Campbell, Barbara Colosi, Diana Cutshall, Eliza Dietz, Phil Dietz, Dennis Dowe, Joe Evangelista, Diane Flanegan, Rich Flanegan, Lee Hajduk, Carol Hiemenz, Patricia Neville, Christine Peck, Donna and Wayne Rowe, and Mary Stewart.
The event runs 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23. The Wilbraham Mansion is located at 133 Myrtle Ave., Cape May.
Refreshments and entertainment will be offered on Friday, and the artists will be on hand to meet guests and talk about their work.
For information call 609-770-8261.
n Watercolor artist Marie Natale will be the featured artist during the holiday season at Casciano Coffee Bar & Sweetery, 212 Bellevue Ave., Hammonton. An opening reception will take place noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, and the exhibit will run to Jan. 12. For more information call 609-561-2600.
n The Hammonton Artist Studios, located at 108 Vine St., 2nd Floor, Hammonton, hosts a Holiday Art Sale 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, during Third Thursday events. Visitors will have the opportunity to shop and stroll through the resident artists’ studios where the works on display were created. 609-562-8006 or go to NoyesMuseum.org
n Twelve New Jersey students concentrating in painting, photography, visual communication/graphic design and illustration are featured in the Visual Arts Senior Exhibition at the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey in Galloway Township, on display from Sunday, Nov. 24 to Dec. 8. An opening reception to meet the artists will be held 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 24, free and open to the public. The gallery will be closed during Thanksgiving holiday from Nov. 27 to Dec. 1. The gallery is located in K Wing, adjacent to the Performing Art Center. 609-652-4214 or go to
n The Hammonton Arts Center, 219 Bellevue Ave., presents its “Fine and Decorative Arts Juried Exhibit,” running to Nov. 30. The exhibit is free and open to the public, and all artwork is available for purchase. The following artists won awards: Peter Ehlinger, of Haddonfield, first place for a watercolor and pen ink; Robin D’Adamo, of Somers Point, second place for a graphite pencil drawing; Pam Scribner, of Vineland, third place, for stained glass. Honorable Mentions were awarded to June Mahana, Folsom; Pam Scribner, Vineland; John Irwin, Folsom; and Richard Bailey, Vineland. Go to HammontonArtsCenter.org
n Members of “Focal Point” photography group of the Hammonton Arts Center, will exhibit their work through November at the Hammonton Branch of the Atlantic County Library System, 451 Egg Harbor Road, Hammonton. Go to
n A watercolor exhibit by South Jersey artist Betsy Naumchik entitled “Friends in Every Season,” runs to Jan. 4 in the 2nd level dining room of Latz’s By the Bay Restaurant, 801 Bay Ave., Somers Point. The exhibit is a collaboration between Latz’s and Great Bay Gallery. 609-788-8838 or 609-653-4991.
n The last show of 2013 by artists from Galloway Cultural Arts, “South Jersey Life,” will hang at the Atlantic County Library System/Galloway Branch, Jimmie Leeds Road, through Jan. 18. Works can be viewed during regular library hours. Winners of the show are: Watercolor — first place, Peggy Tompkins; second place, Mary Archibald; third place, Monica Kurtz; Oil/Acrylics — first place, Andrea Johns; second place Pat Powell; third place, RoseAnn Dukanovic; and honorable mention: Pamela Scribner. 609-342-7435 or firstname.lastname@example.org
n Current exhibits at the Noyes Museum of Art of Stockton College: “Signature Artist Exhibition,” runs through Nov. 24; “Victor Grasso: Fable,” runs through Jan. 5, 2014; “Noise@Noise: MOVIS,” runs through Jan. 12, 2014; “John Pierce Barnes (1893-1954),” runs through Jan. 26. The Noyes is located at 733 Lily Lake Road, Galloway Township. Hours are: 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, with extended hours to 8 p.m. Thursdays; and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. Admission: $5 adults, $4 students and seniors. 609-652-8848 or go to NoyesMuseum.org
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n Call for Artists: The Ocean City Fine Arts League invites all artists to submit up to two entries for its December “Le Petite” competition and exhibition. Entries can be dropped off Nov. 29-Dec. 3 at Arts on Asbury" Gallery, 608 Asbury Ave., Ocean City. A free “Meet The Artist” reception and awards presentation will be held 6 to 7:30 p.m. Dec. 13. Light refreshments will be served. For information on how to submit entries call 609-814-0308 or go to OceanCityFineArtsLeague.org
n The Ocean City Fine Arts League announced the winners of its current show, “Interiors,” running through November. Winnners were: first place, Michael Zambelli, from Margate; second place, Wanda Kline, from Ocean City; and honorable mentions Janet McShain, from Dennisville, and Diane Brown, from Somers Point. All art is for sale and supports local artists. The Gallery is located 608 Asbury Ave., Ocean City. Call 609-814-0308 or go to OceanCityFineArtsLeague.org
n The Ocean City Arts Center’s Annual Juried Art Show runs through November The Arts Center is located in the Community Center, 1735 Simpson Ave., Ocean City. Hours are: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Mondays through Fridays; and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays. Information: 609-399-7628 or go to OceanCityArtsCenter.org
n The Cape May County Art League’s Members’ Fall Fine Art Show runs to Dec. 4 in the gallery at Mad Batter, 19 Jackson S., Cape May. All artwork is for sale. Information: 609-884-8628.
n The current exhibit at SOMA NewArt Gallery, Carpenters Square Mall, 31 Perry St., Cape May, runs to Dec. 23. Featured artists are Samuel Donovan, Stan Sperlak, Sean Taylor, Marie Natale, Penny Beck, Terri Amig, Jim Inzero and Carol King Hood. Gallery hourse are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday; closed Tuesday and Wednesday. Information: 609-898-7488 or go to SomaGallery.net
n “Falling Into Florals and Fruits,” oils by painter Lisa Hannick, exhibits through December at William Ris Gallery, 9400 Second Ave., Stone Harbor. Hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. For information call 609-368-6361 or visit WilliamRis.com
n Poster exhibit, “Military, Movie and Theater: Pre-1930’s,” runs through December at Unshredded Nostalgia, 323 S. Main St., Route 9, Barnegat. More than 75 posters are included in the display. Unshredded Nostalgia gallery is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. 609-660-2626 or 800-872-9990 or UnshreddedNostalgia.com
n Pine Shores Art Association, 94 Stafford Ave., Manahawkin, weekly open studio sessions: Sundays: Portraits, 1 to 3 p.m.; Mondays: Portraits, 7 to 9 p.m.; Tuesdays: Artists Helping Artists, 7 to 9 p.m.; Wednesdays: “Do Your Own Thing” 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Thursdays: Life Drawing, 7 to 9 p.m. 609-597-3557 or PineShoresArtAssociation.org
Items for Art Gallery should be sent two weeks in advance to email@example.com or mailed to Lucia C. Drake, The Press of Atlantic City, 11 Devins Lane, Pleasantville, N.J. 08232.