Fourth-generation artist and craftsperson Meed Barnett, currently exhibiting at Bridgeton's Gallery 50, Inc., describes herself as a "feral artist," refusing to be identified with just one medium.
Her show, running to Aug. 30, is a composite of paintings, drawings, constructions and jewelry that reflect her many interests.
"I work in many media, drawing from my extensive collection of life experiences and memories. As an artist, I am feral - not to be tied down to one style, medium or artistic philosophy. If I like a subject, medium, found object, it or they will find a way into my work," Barnett states in her artist's notes.
Barnett's first art instruction came from her grandfather, advertising artist Rudolf Wetterau, who worked out of New York City. At age 15, she won a summer scholarship to the Woodstock branch of the Art Student's League of New York City and later won all available high school graduation awards for art. She studied art at SUNY New Paltz and the University of Hawaii.
Many years and many careers later, she found herself relocated in southern New Jersey where she worked as a teacher at St. Nicholas Catholic School in Egg Harbor City. Meed has exhibited in many juried shows, had several one-person shows, and has won numerous awards, including several best-of shows. She maintains studios at the Riverfront Renaissance Center for the Arts, and in Galloway Township.
When viewers come to her exhibits, Meed offers this advice: "Savor each piece as though there were nothing else in the room. In this way, you will enjoy the show as I have intended."
Hours for the exhibit are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday. Gallery 50, Inc. is located at 50 E. Commerce St. For information call 856-575-0090 or go to Gallery50.org
•Rae Jaffe is the featured artist at the new exhibit at Latz's By the Bay Restaurant, 801 Bay Ave., Somers Point, running through Oct. 31. A free reception to meet the artist will be held 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13, with light refreshments. For Information call 609-788-8838 or go toLatzsByTheBay.com and
•Hammonton Arts Center, 219 Bellevue Ave., will exhibit "Earth, Wind & Fire," to Aug. 31. HammontonArtsCenter.org
•Great Bay Gallery's summer project, "Celebrating Exit 30: Here and Now," runs to Aug. 31. The group exhibit includes the work of 17 artists and five poets, highlighting scenes of Somers Point and Ocean City. The gallery is located at 829 Bay Ave., Somers Point. Summer hours are 3 to 8 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, and 3 to 9 p.m. Saturday. 609-653-4991 or go to
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•The Cape May Artists Cooperative Gallery hosts a "Second Sunday" event 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 11, for featured artists Betty Campbell, Phil Dietz, Patricia Neville and Mary Stewart. The artists will be present at the gallery, located at the West End Garage, 484 W. Perry St., Cape May, to speak about their work. Light refreshments will be served. The gallery is open daily with extended hours on weekends. 609-770-8261.
•Will Ris Gallery, 9400 Second Ave., Stone Harbor, opens a one-woman show by Jane Hartley, "Flora, Fauna & Far East," with a reception to meet the artist 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10. The public is invited to the free event, which features live music and refreshments. Summer hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday through Thursday; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Call 609-368-6361 or go to WilliamRis.com
•The 52nd annual St. Barnabas Art Show takes place 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., rain or shine, Friday to Sunday Aug. 9, 10 ,11, on the property of artist Fury Feraco, 2723 Bay Drive, Fishing Creek, Lower Township. The public is invited to view the works and meet artists several artists. More info.: 609-886-8008.
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•Landscapes by Anthony Migliaccio are featured at the Ocean City Arts Center, located in the Community Center, 1735 Simpson Ave., Ocean City, through Aug. 31. A "Meet the Artist" reception, free and open to the public, will be held 7 to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 9. Hours are: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. 609-399-7628 or OceanCityArtsCenter.org
•SOMA NewArt Gallery hosts two new exhibits, Jim Inzero's "Water and Wax," new encaustic paintings, and Terri Amig's "L'eau and Behold," new oil paintings, running to Aug. 18. SOMA NewArt Gallery is located at Carpenters Square Mall, 31 Perry St., Cape May. Hours are 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. 609-898-7488 or SomaGallery.net
•"Cities to Seas and In Between," featuring works by Michele Bryne, Valerie Craig, Miro Sinovcic and Neal McPheeters, runs to Aug. 20 at Will Ris Gallery, 9400 Second Ave., Stone Harbor. Summer hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday through Thursday; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday. 609-368-6361 or WilliamRis.com
•"Jersey Shore, Jersey Strong" themed art show celebrating South Jersey living runs through August at the Ocean City Fine Arts League's Art on Asbury Gallery, 608 Asbury Ave., Ocean City. 609-814-0308 or OceanCityFineArtsLeague.org
•The summer exhibit schedule for Ocean Galleries, 9618 Third Ave., Stone Harbor: Peter Max, "Peter Max: The Master of "Pop" Summer 2013 Collection, Aug. 29-Sept. 8, with receptions with the artist 7 to 10 p.m. Aug. 31, Sept. 1. Gallery hours: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. 609-368-7777 or OceanGalleries.com
•"Offering," a new concrete sculpture by artist Katherine Stanek, can be viewed through the summer on the grounds of Saint Mary's Episcopal Church, 9425 Third Ave., Stone Harbor. The placement of the sculpture is the result of a collaboration between Stanek, the William Ris Gallery which represents the artist, and the church.
•Pastel artist Salomon Kodoche exhibits to Aug. 30 at Ocean County College Arts & Community Center Gallery, Main Campus, College Drive, Toms River. Hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays when classes are in session. Admission is free and open to the public. 732-255-0500.
•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
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