The Cape May Artists Cooperative Gallery issued a challenge to its member artists for its January group show: create a piece of work that fits into a 12-by-12-inch frame.
The result is an eclectic display of paintings, sculpture, fabric art, jewelry, mosaics, photography and ceramics that is one of the highlights of the gallery scene in downtown Cape May during the Second Sunday Gallery Walk taking place 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 13.
Co-op President Diana Cutshall says each artist was free to approach the challenge in his or her medium within the size parameters. While several members chose to work within their media to create works within that size, others used a shadow box to illustrate their processes as well as their work.
For example, she says, wood-turner Betty Campbell's shadowbox shows the anatomy of a wooden pen from block to finished product. Fiber artist Mary Stewart illustrated how 2D materials become 3D objects, and painter Patricia Neville chose to create a montage of her works.
Other participating artists include Karen Bosna, Cindy Mahoney Crawford, Eliza Dietz, Phil Dietz, Lori Erdley, Diane Flanagan, Rich Flanagan, Lee Hajduk, Christine Peck, Linda Pendrak, Anita Roth and Jody Swope. The artists are all locally based. The works are for sale.
The Gallery Walk is a partnership of the Artists Co-op, Splash and Mad Batter Restaurant. Visitors can easily walk from gallery to gallery, enjoy refreshments and meet the artists. Cutshall says a good place for visitors to start their tour is at the Artists Co-op, located in the West End Garage, 484 W. Perry St., where there is free parking.
The exhibit at the Artists Co-op runs through the end of January. The gallery is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Mondays, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays. Call 609-770-8261 for information.
•The Noyes Museum of Art of Stockton College, 733 Lily Lake Road, Galloway Township, presents an artist talk 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10, by professional photographer Bill Horin. He will present examples of work and discuss his techniques for lighting and composition. Admission: $5 adults, $4 seniors and students, Stockton students free. Call 609-652-8848 or go to www.noyesmuseum.org
•Stan Sperlack pastel workshop, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 19, Hammonton Arts Center 219 Bellevue Ave., Hammonton, for students from beginner to advance. Fee for the workshop is $95. Registration forms available at the HAC Gallery or www.hammontonartscenter.org
•The award-winning scenic photography of Leslie LoSasso will exhibit through January at the Hammonton Branch of the Atlantic County Library System, 451 Egg Harbor Road, Hammonton. LoSasso is a member of "Focal Point" photography group of the Hammonton Arts Center. Library hours are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Call the library at 609-561-2264 or the Hammonton Arts Center at 609-567-5360 or go to www.hammontonartscenter.org
•"The New Artists in Town," featuring works by 12 resident artists of the Hammonton Artist Studios, runs through Jan. 30 at the Hammonton Arts Center, 219 Bellevue Ave., Hammonton. Call 609-567-5360 or go to www.hammontonartscenter.org or call the Noyes Museum Shop in Hammonton at 609-561-8006.
•Juried art exhibit, "The Heart of the Artist," Jan. 29 through Feb. 20, Hammonton Arts Center, 219 Bellevue Ave., Hammonton, open to all artists. Entry information www.hammontonartscener.org
•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 Sunday, 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. Stockton students receive free admission. 609-652-8848 or go to www.noyesmuseum.org
•"Emerging Photographers: Hannah Price and Glynnis Reed," on exhibit Jan. 22 to March 21, at the Stockton College Art Gallery, located on the main campus, adjacent to the Performing Arts Center in L-wing, Galloway Township. Hours are noon to 7 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, noon to 4 p.m. Sundays. The gallery is closed the week of March 9 to 7. Free gallery talks by the artists will be held 2:30 p.m. Feb. 7 (Glynnis Reed), and 2 p.m. March 19 (Hannah Price). Call 609-652-4214 or go to www.stockton.edu/artgallery
•"Blue Like Me: The Paintings of Siona Benjamin," on exhibit Jan. 22 to March 27, at the Stockton College Art Gallery, located on the main campus, adjacent to the Performing Arts Center in L-wing, Galloway Township. Hours are: noon to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday, noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. The gallery is closed the week of March 9 to 17. A conversation with artist Siona Benjamin, Dr. Shanthi Rajaraman and Dr. Robert Nichols titled, "Unity in Diversity: The Singular Vision of a Citizen of the World," will be held 2:30 p.m. Feb. 26 and is free and open to the public.
•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 oceancityfineartsleague.org
Cape May County
•Works by advanced art students from Lower Cape May Regional High School will be on display through January at Mad Batter Restaurant, 19 Jackson St., Cape May. A reception for the artists will be held 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 13, at the restaurant. The annual exhibit provides students the opportunity to have their work displayed at a professional venue. Call 609-884-5970.
•Ocean City Fine Arts League invites all artists to submit up to two entries for the February "Anything Goes" competition and exhibition. Entry fee is $5 for members, $10 nonmembers. Entries can be dropped off at Art on Asbury Gallery, 608 Asbury Ave., Ocean City, from Jan. 25 to 28. Call 609-814-0308 or go to oceancityfineartsleague.org
•The Arts on Asbury Gallery of the Ocean City Fine Arts League will hold a meet-the-artist reception and awards presentation 6 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 8, at 608 Asbury Ave., Ocean City, showcasing artwork by the Arc of Atlantic County students. The event is free and open to the public. The show runs through the end of February and all artwork is for sale. Call 609-814-0308 or go to oceancityfineartsleague.org
•Ocean City Arts Center will host an exhibition of new paintings to mark the 100th anniversary of the Ocean City Fishing Club, kicking off with an artists' reception 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 11, at the newly reopened Arts Center gallery, 735 Simpson Ave. The exhibit runs through January. Paintings are for sale. Go to www.oceancityartscenter.org
•"Celebrating Community Service: Black Fraternal, Social and Civic Organizations of Cape May County," a new exhibit at Carriage House Gallery, runs Jan. 19 through April 14. The gallery is located on the grounds of the Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., Cape May. Call 609-884-5404 or go to www.capemaymac.org
•"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. The gallery's winter pottery sale is currently taking place with 50 percent off. Hours are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sundays through Fridays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays. Call 609-368-6361 or go to www.williamris.com
•"Anthony Migliaccio & Plein Air Paintings," exhibits to Jan. 31, at Ocean County College Arts & Community Center Gallery, main campus, College Drive, Toms River. Admission to the gallery is free and open to the public. Hours are 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Mondays through Fridays; 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 www.pineshoresartassociation.org
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