The autumnal equinox arrives Saturday, Sept. 22, and September is winding down. So, too, is the annual migration of the monarch butterfly over Cape May County. Harbor Gallery has been heralding the southern migration of the orange-and-black-winged butterflies in a month-long exhibit of new works by local artists Lee Hajduk and John Safrit.

Hajduk, who lives in Town Bank, Lower Township, is a self-taught photographer. Her specialty is capturing wildlife up close on film, and she has traveled to Africa, Central America, South America and Europe in search of birds, butterflies and other creatures in nature.

Safrit, of Cape May Point, is well known for his watercolors and has won numerous awards for his paintings. He takes a different approach in the monarch exhibit with his exclusive use of oils.

All works are for sale at the end of the exhibit, which runs to Sept. 30.

Harbor Gallery is located at the Nature Center of Cape May, 1600 Delaware Ave., in Cape May. A portion of sales supports programs at the Nature Center.

For more information call 609- 898-8848.

Atlantic County

•Call for entries: Hammonton Arts Center juried exhibit, "Takin' it to the Streets," Oct. 2 through 30, at HAC, 219 Bellevue Ave., open to all fine art and photography. Submissions end Sept. 29. Entry forms available at

•The Noyes Museum of Art's satellite gallery in Hammonton, located at 5 Second St., celebrates "Bellevue Empire," September's Third Thursday downtown-wide event, from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, with a presentation of Roaring '20s artwork. The event features live music and free admission. Call 609-561-8006 or

•Vicky Thurlow-Lewis, a member of the Hammonton Arts Center, will exhibit her work through September at the Hammonton Branch of the Atlantic County Library System, 451 Egg Harbor Road, Hammonton. Go to

•"Impress Me," a juried art exhibit, runs through Tuesday, Sept. 25, at Hammonton Arts Center, 219 Bellevue Ave., Hammonton. The exhibit is free and open to the public. Also on exhibit is the work of Cheryl Knowles Harrigan, HAC featured artist for September. Information:

•Hammonton Arts Center announced the winners of its juried art exhibit, "Impress Me," running through Tuesday, Sept. 25, in the gallery at 219 Bellevue Ave., Hammonton: Best of Show: Ellen Locicero, Mullica Hill, for her pastel "Longwood Garden Meadow;" First Place: Deb Spinella, Mays Landing, for her pastel, "Wave Reflections;" Second Place: Leslie LoSasso, Hammonton, for her photograph, "The Red Boat;" Honorable Mentions: Joseph Matthews, Brigantine; Betsy Naumchik, Galloway; Krishna Mathias, Egg Harbor City; Carmelia DeFiccio-Ziegler, Hammonton; and Dennis Puset, Mays Landing.

•Currently on exhibit at The Noyes Museum of Art of Stockton College, located at 733 Lily Lake Road, Galloway Township: "Stan Sperlak: Into the Night," a solo exhibition of new pastel work, on view to Sunday, Sept. 23; "Noyes Signature Artists Exhibition," through Nov. 25; "Feast for the Eyes: The Art of Food," through Jan. 13; "Dendrology: The Nature of Trees," Friday, Sept. 21, through Jan. 20; "Finding Home: Seth Camm," Oct. 5 through Jan. 27. 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: $5 adults, $4 students and seniors. Call 609-652-8848 or go to

•"Night Life," juried exhibition by Ocean City Fine Arts League, through September, Art on Asbury Gallery, located at 608 Asbury Ave., Ocean City. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays; 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sundays. All artwork is hand-made by local artisans and available for sale. For more information call 609-814-0308 or go to

•Works by artist Susan Hanna Rau will be exhibited through Sept. 30 in "The Studio," on the second level dining room of Latz's By the Bay Restaurant, 801 Bay Ave., Somers Point. Call 609-788-8838 or go to; or Great Bay Gallery at 609-653-4991 or

•Two new fall exhibits are scheduled for the Stockton College Art Gallery through Nov. 17. A reception will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Oct. 14. "Learning from New Jersey" will be housed in the upper gallery, with paintings by Tim Daly and Valeri Larko. A gallery tour with the artists will be held 2:30 p.m. Oct. 2. "Perception Shift" will occupy the lower gallery, featuring Wade Aaron, Sienna Freeman, John Langdon, Bovey Lee, Kristen Neville-Taylor, Ryan Livingstone, Michelle Vitale Loughlin and Mat Ollig with a short film by the Brothers Quay. A panel discussion will be held 2:30 p.m. Oct. 24. The gallery is located adjacent to the Performing Arts Center, main campus, off Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway Township. Hours are noon to 7:30 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, noon to 4 p.m. Sundays. Admission is free.

•""Summer Wonders," an exhibit by the Galloway Cultural Arts Center, runs through Oct. 13 at at the Atlantic County Library, Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway Township, during normal library hours. The following artists placed: Oil/Acrylic - Bonnie Cavalier, first place; Carol Skiles, second place; Donna Litts, third place; Watercolor - Terry Hawkes, first place; Monica Kurtz, second place; Marjorie Ewell, third place; Fiber Art - Pat Powell, first place; Mary Archibald, second place; Shirley Schiavino, third place. Information:

•"101 Quilts," new exhibit at the African American Heritage Museum of Southern NJ, runs to Dec. 15. The museum is located at the Martin Luther King Center, 661 Jackson Road, Newtonville. Admission is free, donations accepted. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays to Fridays; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays by appointment. Call 609-704-5495 or go to

Cape May County

•Call to Artists: The annual Juried Art Show will be held at the Ocean City Arts Center throughout November. Art will be received for judging Oct. 8 through 26. An awards ceremony will be held 7 p.m. Nov. 9, the public is invited. Go to or call 609-399-7628. The Ocean City Arts Center is located in the Community Center, 1735 Simpson Ave.

•Art on Asbury outdoor sidewalk sale, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 29, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 30. The Gallery is located at 608 Asbury Ave., Ocean City. Call 609-814-0308 or go to

•William Ris Gallery in Stone Harbor celebrates the fall migration with an exhibit for birders that runs through mid-October. Painters exhibiting include David Ahlsted, Robert Barrett, June Hartley, Ron Orlando, Paula Waterman and Valerie Waywell. The gallery is located at 9400 Second Ave., and is open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Call 609-368-6361 or go to

•The Cape May Artists' Cooperative will feature the work of members Catherine Bosna, Diana Cutchall and Patricia Neville in its gallery at the West End Garage, 484 West Perry St., Cape May, through Oct. 12. Information: 609-770-8261.

•William Ris Gallery features a new group exhibit by Ellen Gavin, Dennis Goldsborough, Neal McPheeters and Joanie San Chirico. The gallery is located at 9400 Second Ave., Stone Harbor. Call 609-368-6361 or go to

•Cindy Mahoney-Crawford and John Safrit, both members of the Cape May Artists' Cooperative Gallery, are the featured artists for September at the Lower Township Library gallery, located at 2600 Bayshore Road, Villas. The library is open Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Tuesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The artists' works are also offered for sale. For information call 609-886-8999.

•A new exhibit by Stan Sperlak, "Rising," runs to Oct. 14 at SOMANew Art Gallery, 31 Perry St., in Carpenters Square Mall, Cape May. Call 609-898-7488 or go to

•"On The Wing," a new exhibit at the Sluice Creek Gallery, located in the N.J Audubon's Cape May Bird Observatory, 600 Route 47 North, Goshen, is on display to Oct. 30. The show includes historic illustrations, decorative decoys, bird prints, reed baskets and illustrations, all by South Jersey artists. A portion of sales benefits C.M.B.O. Call 609-861-0700.

•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. Call 609-465-6008.

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

Ocean County

•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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