Artists show Cape May work at Harbor Gallery

‘Delaware Bay Sunset,’ a watercolor by Laurie Schiffelbein, is part of the new exhibit at Harbor Gallery in the Nature Center of Cape May.

Watercolorist Laurie Schiffelbein and photographer Anita Roth are the featured artists for the month of July at Harbor Gallery.

The artists will greet the public at a free reception 6 p.m. Friday, July 6, held inside the gallery located at the Nature Center of Cape May, 1600 Delaware Ave. Light refreshments will be served.

Schiffelbein says she draws her inspiration from "nature's ever-changing colors and shapes in the ocean, sky and sand." Although she has lived in inspiring settings across the county, first as an active duty Coast Guardsman, later as a military spouse, including Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico and the Hamptons of New York, she says she is most swept away by the "breathtaking sunsets of Cape May."

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Roth can often be seen wandering the beaches of Cape May looking for subject matter to photograph. A resident of Cold Spring, she celebrates the natural world by combining design and composition to her still lifes.

The works of both artists are for sale at the gallery, and a portion of the proceeds support the Nature Center. For more information call 609-884-2736.

Atlantic County

•"The Art of Line," exhibit of fine art with an emphasis on line, runs through July 24 at Hammonton Arts Center, 219 Bellevue Ave., Hammonton. An artist's reception and awards presentation will take place 6 p.m. Friday, July 6, and the public is invited to the free event. Refreshments will be served. Go to

•The Noyes Museum of Art of Stockton College presents an artist's talk by Rae Smith, president of The Pastel Society of America, 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 11. The gallery is located off Route 9, on Lily Lake Road, in Galloway Township. Call 609-652-8848 or go to

•The Jacqueline Boyd Fine Art Studio in Brigantine will exhibit the works of New Jersey artists Rae Smith, Renee Chase and Jacqueline Boyd, beginning July 7 with an opening reception from 6 to 9 p.m. Show hours are 1 to 6 p.m. July 8, 6 to 9 p.m. July 14, and 1 to 6 p.m. July 15. The gallery is located at 1012 W. Brigantine Ave. Call 609-226-6080 or go to

•Galloway Township artist Doreen Khebzou will exhibit her work throughout July at the Atlantic County West Library, 451 Egg Harbor Road, Hammonton. Khebzou's show will feature 21 paintings in acrylic, oil pastel and watercolor, and several pieces of "Bark Art." Call 609-652-3839 or email

•A reception to meet artist Susan Hanna Rau will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. July 10 in "The Studio," on the second level dining room of Latz's By the Bay Restaurant, 801 Bay Ave., Somers Point. The public is invited to attend the free event and refreshments will be served. Her paintings will be on display through Sept. 30. Call 609-788-8838 or go to; or Great Bay Gallery at 609-653-4991 or

•The Noyes Gallery in Hammonton presents "Fiber Revolution: Botswana Collection & Kalahari Quilts," a travelling four-year exhibition from Botswana to America, on view through Aug. 11. Go to


•The Summer Fine Arts Festival hosted by the Brigantine Beach Cultural Arts Commission and the Brigantine Historical Society takes place through July 15 at the Historical Museum. Contact Joanne at 609-266-2806 or

• Art in the Park takes place 3 to 8 p.m. fourth Fridays through September on the beach behind Ventnor Library, 6500 Atlantic Ave., Ventnor. Regional artists demonstrate, discuss and sell their work. Free arts and crafts booths for children, puppet shows, dance and music presentations.

•"Alley Art: Discovering Wabi Sabi" will be on exhibit at Great Bay Gallery, 829 Bay Ave., Somers Point, from July 25 through Sept. 1. A "Meet the Artist" reception will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Aug. 3. The event is free and open to the public. Call 609-653-4991 or go to

•Currently on exhibit at The Noyes Museum of Art of Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, 733 Lily Lake Road, in the Oceanville section of Galloway Township: "Water: Illusions of Purity - Kate Dodd," on view through through Aug. 26; "Enduring Brilliance: The Pastel Society of America at 40," on view through Sept. 2; "Toylanders," through Sept. 2; New Jersey State Council on the Arts Fellowship Exhibition, on view through Sept. 9; "Stan Sperlak: Into the Night," a solo exhibition of new pastel work, on view through Sept. 23. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, with extended hours until 8 p.m. Thursdays; and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. Admission fees: $5 adults, $4 students and seniors. Call 609-652-8848 or go to

•The exhibition "Works on Paper," is in residence at the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey Art Gallery through Aug. 16. The exhibit is from the Noyes Museum of Art's Permanent Collection and features 45 artists in a mix of intaglio, lithography, digital, serigraphy, chine colle, painting, handmade paper and mixed media. The gallery is open to the public from noon to 4 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays. Admission is free. It is located adjacent to the Performing Arts Center on Stockton's main campus in Galloway Township. Call 609-652-4566.

•Nationally known watercolor artist Donna Elias will exhibit her "Great American Lighthouses Collection" and her "By the Seaside Series" in the Crafter's Village in Historic Gardner's Basin Maritime Park, 800 North New Hampshire Ave., Atlantic City. Admission is free. Elias' shops are open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays. Call 609-348-5826.

•"Examining Themes of Racial Stereotyping: Black Sambo, Aunt Jemima, the Gold Dust Twins, Amos & Andy and Buckwheat," currently on display at the African American Heritage Museum of Southern New Jersey, Martin Luther King Center, 661 Jackson Road, Newtonville, free admission, donations accepted. The exhibit will become a permanent display. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays to Saturdays; closed Sundays and Mondays. Call 609-704-5495 or go to

Cape May County

•Ocean City Fine Arts League hosts "Everything Ocean City" art competition/exhibit through July, with a free meet the artists and awards reception from 6 to 7:30 p.m. July 13 at the Arts On Asbury Gallery, 608 Asbury Ave. The gallery is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sundays throughout the summer. Call 609-814-0308 or go to

•The William Ris Gallery in Stone Harbor opens a two-woman show on Saturday, June 30: Jane Hartley's "Knot Play" and Julia Sutliff's "Outside in Nature." The gallery is located at 9400 Second Ave. Call 609-368-6361 or go to

•"""Arts on Asbury," an outdoor gallery art sale hosted by the Ocean City Fine Arts League, takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 15 at the gallery, 608 Asbury Ave., Ocean City. Rain date is July 23. All proceeds support the OC Fine Arts League and local artists. Call 609-814-0308 or go to

•The Lower Township Library will feature fiber works by Mary Stewart during the month of July. The library is located at 2600 Bayshore Road, in the Villas. Hours are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays; and 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturdays. Call 609-886-8999.

•The Art of Graham Nash exhibition can be seen at Ocean Galleries, 9618 Third Ave., Stone Harbor, to July 8. Nash will be at the gallery signing purchased artwork from 7 to 10 p.m. July 1.

•Sculpture by South Jersey's Katherine Stanek, watercolors by Marcie Cooperman and oils by Dori Spector are on exhibit through summer at William Ris Gallery, 9400 Second Ave., Stone Harbor. Call 609-368-6361 or go to

•Rosalie Hettenbach is the featured artist in the newly renovated A Ca Mia restaurant, 524 Washington Street Mall in Cape May. Her exhibit of 29 oil paintings is on display through December. The public is invited to meet the artist at a free reception on Sunday, July 8, from 1 to 3 p.m. Call 609-465-6008.

•SOMA NewArt Gallery presents three solo exhibits - Sean Taylor's "The Boxer and The Beauty Queen," Harriett Sosson's "On the Way to Cape May," and John Borrero's "Mythology, Fables and Fairy Tales," to July 29. The gallery is located at 31 Perry St., in Carpenters Square Mall, Cape May. Summer hours are 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. For more information call 609-898-7488 or go to

•"Sheet Music Covers, A Decorative Art," graphics and artwork from World War I- and World War II-era sheet music covers, at Naval Air Station Wildwood (NASW) Aviation Museum, Historic Hangar No. 1, Cape May Airport, 500 Forrestal Road. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. $10 adults, $8 children, free for age 3 and younger. Call 609-886-8787.

Cumberland County and West

•The works of Bridgeton artist Kurt Hansen can be seen in a front window of the Ashley McCormick Building, located at 40 East Commerce St., Bridgeton. The collection changes monthly, and all works are for purchase. Contact the artist at

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Items for Art Gallery should be sent two weeks in advance to or mailed to Lucia C. Drake, The Press of Atlantic City, 11 Devins Lane, Pleasantville, N.J. 08232.

Ocean County

•Pine Shores Art Association's Art Patron Show and gala reception will be held 1 to 4 p.m. July 22 in the Stafford Fire House, 133 Strafford Ave., Manahawkin. The public can view the paintings in the gallery until the July 22 show. Hours are: 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, 7 to 9 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays, and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursdays.

•The Stafford branch of the Ocean County Library features teen artwork to Aug. 8. The library is located at 129 N. Main St., Manahawkin. Call 609-597-3381 or go to

•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. Call 609-597-3557 or

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Items for Art Gallery should be sent two weeks in advance to or mailed to Lucia C. Drake, The Press of Atlantic City, 11 Devins Lane, Pleasantville, N.J. 08232.

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