Cape May Artists Co-op stays busy for holidays

Holiday mosaics by Lori Erdley of the Cape May Artists Cooperative Gallery can be viewed during the Holiday Art Extravaganza show and the Second Sunday gallery walk in Cape May.

It will be a busy weekend for the artists of the Cape May Artists Cooperative Gallery as they exhibit during the Holiday Art Extravaganza Friday and Saturday, Dec. 7 and 8, and the Second Sunday gallery walk on Sunday, Dec. 9.

A preview reception for the Holiday Art Extravaganza will take place 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, in the ballroom of the Wilbraham Mansion, 133 Myrtle Ave., West Cape May, the site of this year's Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities' Christmas Candlelight House Tour. More than 15 local artists will participate in the show. Refreshments will be served and the public is invited. The show and sale continues 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, when the Wilbraham Mansion is open to tour-goers.

On Sunday, Dec. 9, the Co-op will host its monthly Second Sunday gallery walk from its location in the West End Garage, 484 West Perry St., Cape May. The Gallery Walk takes place from 1 to 4 p.m. and is a partnership of the Artists Co-op, Splash, SOMA NewArt Gallery, Spirit Catcher Gallery and Mad Batter Restaurant, all within walking distance from each other in Cape May. Artists from each gallery will be available to answer questions about their work and discuss their techniques.

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Second Sunday events have become a popular city-wide celebration of local art, Co-op president Diane Cutshall says. Shoppers are especially encouraged to "shop local" during the holiday season and are reminded that gifts of artwork by local artisans and crafters are appreciated, she says.

For more information about the Artists Co-op or the Second Sunday event, call 609-770-8261.

Atlantic County

•Doctors' with Hidden Talents art show, features artistic creations by area physicians, opening reception 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9, Milton and Betty Katz JCC, 501 N. Jerome Ave., Margate, includes fine arts, photography, ceramics, pen and ink drawings, sculpture, on display through December, many items for sale. 609-335-6390 or 609-822-1167, ext. 122, or

• Mays Landing photographer Judith Heyman and granddaughter Allison Heyman are featured in a joint exhibit through December at the Hammonton Branch of the Atlantic County Library System, 451 Egg Harbor Road, Hammonton. They are both members of the Focal Point photography group of the Hammonton Arts Center, sponsors of the exhibit. Library gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Call 609-561-2264.

•The Noyes Museum of Art of Stockton College, opening reception Associate Artists Exhibit, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7. New work by the 29 associate artist members, holiday refreshments, live Latin music and salsa dance lessons. On display through Jan. 6. A sculpture depicting The Titanic, created by Mainland Regional High School students out of 775 cans of donated food, also will be on display. After the event, canned goods will be donated to the Atlantic City Rescue Mission. The museum is located at 733 Lily Lake Road, Galloway Township. Admission is $5 adults, $4 seniors and students. Stockton students receive free admission. or 609-652-8848.

•The Hammonton Arts Center hosts a juried exhibit of fine art at the Hammonton Arts Center Gallery, 219 Bellevue Ave., Hammonton. The "Capture the Light" exhibit will run Tuesday, Dec. 11, through Dec. 29. A reception and awards presentation will be held 6 p.m. Dec. 14. Refreshments will be served. Artists wishing to submit works can contact the gallery at

•Artwork by members of the Ocean City Fine Arts League is exhibited at Shore Medical Center's Surgical Pavilion through March 2013. In addition to the Art on Asbury works, a special wall is dedicated to the artwork created by the Arc of Atlantic County students and their teachers. The surgical pavilion gallery is located on the medical center's second-floor lobby, on the corner of Brighton and Bay avenues, in Somers Point. Call the Ocean City Fine Arts League at 609-814-0308 or go to

• Richard Stockton College's fall Visual Arts Senior Exhibiton, to Sunday, Dec. 9, in the Stockton College Art Gallery. Fifteen graduating students concentrating in photography, visual communication and graphic design are participating in the exhibition. The gallery is located adjacent to the Performing Arts Center, main campus, 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.

•Currently on exhibit at The Noyes Museum of Art of Stockton College, located at 733 Lily Lake Road, Galloway Township: "Feast for the Eyes: The Art of Food," through Jan. 13; "Dendrology: The Nature of Trees," through Jan. 20; "Finding Home: Seth Camm," 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

•"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

•A new exhibit by Phyllis C. London, "18 Collected Images," featuring watercolors, acrylics and giclee prints, can be seen in the upstairs gallery of Latz's By The Bay Restaurant, 801 Bay Ave., Somers Point. The exhibit will continue through December. Call 609-788-8838 or go to Call Great Bay Gallery at 609-653-4991.

Cape May County

•Ocean City Arts Center winter classes begin Jan. 7. To view list of available classes call 609-399-7628 or go to www.oceancity The Ocean City Arts Center is located at 1735 Simpson Ave. The center will be closed Dec. 18 through Jan. 1.

•Rosalie Hettenbach is the featured artist in the newly renovated A Ca Mia restaurant, 524 Washington Street Mall, Cape May. Her exhibit of 29 oil paintings is on display through December. Call 609-465-6008.

•"Holiday Artists Marketplace," to Dec. 22, at Harbor Gallery, located at the Nature Center of Cape May, 1600 Delaware Ave., featuring works with a focus on nature. All art is original and for sale, with a portion of sales supporting the Nature Center. 609- 898-8848.

•"Nature and Art," the final show of the 2012 season at William Ris Gallery, on exhibit through January. Featuring works by painters Glenn Redderow, Kim Weiland, Anthony Rudisill, David Ahlsted, Paula Waterman, Stan Sperlak and Ron Orlando. The gallery is located at 9400 Second Ave., Stone Harbor. Call 609-368-6361 or go to

Cumberland County and West

•Gallery 50, Inc., 50 East Commerce St., Bridgeton, "Holiday Shoppe" featuring more than 70 artists and crafters, on display through Dec. 28, main gallery. The window exhibit is "Mummers on Parade," a collection of Mummer's costumes from Fralinger String Band member John Wernega. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays. Call 856- 575-0090 or go to

Ocean County

•""Samantha Palmeri: New Paintings," on exhibit to Dec. 31, at the Art House Gallery, located at 182 N. Main St., Manahawkin. The gallery is open year round. Hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. Call 609-978-4278 or go to

•"Anthony Migliaccio & Plein Air Paintings," Ocean County College Arts & Community Center Gallery, main campus, College Drive, Toms River, on exhibit mid-December through January. Admission to the gallery is free and open to the public. Hours: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., Monday through Friday; 9 a.m. to noon, Saturdays when classes are in session. Call 732-255-0500.

•Artists from Pine Shores Art Association exhibit through January at the Stafford Library, 129 N. Main St., Manahawkin. Art is available for purchase. Call Pine Shores at 609-597-3557 or the library at 609-597-3381.

•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

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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