Artists at the Cape May Artists’ Cooperative Gallery offer their views of the outside world in a new exhibit debuting this weekend called “The Landscape is the Theme.”

Every member contributed his or her own unique vision, says Coop President Mary Stewart, from vivid photographs of lush beach scenes and busy urban streetscapes, to soft pastels of bays and wetlands, to scenic stained glass and mosaic works, to jewelry and decorative painting.

The Cape May Artists’ Cooperative Gallery is a group of local artists who have joined together to showcase and sell their work and to share their art forms the public. The group was formed in 2009 and was in residence at the West End Garage until this past December, when it relocated to a new location just a short distance away, Stewart says.

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“Our members are excited to have finally moved into a location that gives us a more gallery-like space with great natural light and provides the opportunity to conduct classes and workshops,” she says.

A full schedule of demonstrations, gallery talks and classes is planned to raise awareness of the artists’ work and expand their horizons.

The inaugural event in this series is a demonstration of candle-making by Dennis Dowe, to take place noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 8. Dowe will demonstrate a new technique he calls Ptolemaic terrascapes.

The landscape exhibit runs through March.

The Cape May Artists’ Coop is located at 122 Sunset Blvd., across from the Exit Zero Store, in Cape May. Hours are:10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays and Mondays.

Parking is available behind the store. For information call 609-435-5253.

Atlantic County

Award-winning illustrator Kadir Nelson is featured in the exhibit, “Heart and Soul, The Story of America and African Americans,” running through Wednesday, March 5, in the Stockton College Art Gallery, main campus, Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway Township. The exhibit is co-sponsored by the Atlantic City Free Public Library. Art gallery hours: noon to 7:30 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays; noon to 4 p.m. Sundays. 609-652-4214 or go to

Meed Barnett, a member of the Hammonton Arts Center, will exhibit her work through the end of February at the Hammonton Branch of the Atlantic County Library System, 451 Egg Harbor Road Hammonton. The works can be viewed during regular library hours. Go to

John Irwin is the Hammonton Arts Center featured artist of the month for the February. His award winning watercolors are on exhibit at the HAC Gallery, 219 Bellevue Ave., Hammonton. Go to

Holtzman Gallery, 5301 Atlantic Ave., Ventnor, hosts its first solo artist exhibition featuring the works of artist Lance Balderson. The show runs through February. Hours are: 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays; and Sundays by appointment. 609-822-8482 or go to

The Links 45th Annual Black History Month Art Exhibit, featuring works of Kevin A. Williams, runs to March 2, at the Noyes Arts Garage: Stockton College, 2200 Fairmount Ave., Atlantic City. 609-626-3805 or go to

The Noyes Arts Garage: Stockton College exhibits “Floretta Schiff Mostovoy: Visions from the Northside,” running through March 6. The Noyes Arts Garage: Stockton College is located at 2200 Fairmount Ave., Atlantic City. The gallery is free and open to the public. 609-626-3805 or

The Hammonton Arts Center will hold its annual “Women in the Arts Juried Art Exhibit” March 4 through April 5, in the HAC gallery, 219 Bellevue Ave., Hammonton. The exhibit is open to all women artists. A luncheon and awards presentation will be held March 9 honoring women in the arts. Cost for the luncheon is $25 and guest speaker will be Marie Natale. Go to

“Baby It’s Cold Outside” exhibit from artists at the Galloway Cultural Arts Center, runs through March 15. Works can be seen at the Atlantic County Library System/Galloway Branch, Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway Township, during regular library hours. The GCAC announced the following winners: Oils/Acrylics — Leon D. Wescoat III, of Abseon, first place; Kyle Scaranda, Little Egg Harbor Township, second place; Bonnie Cavalier, Galloway Township, third place; Watercolor — Theresa Hawkes, Galloway, first place; Marion Rinaldo, Galloway, second place; Joan Power, Galloway, third place; Sheila Sporkin-Edel, Gallowy, honorable mention. Information: 609-342-7435 or

Two different perspectives of the Japanese American relocation sites of World War II are depicted in photography exhibits by Kevin J. Miyazaki (“Camp Home”), and Jon Yamashiro (“WWII Japanese Internment Camps”) running to March 23 at the Stockton College Art Gallery, main campus, Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway Township. The gallery will be closed March 7 through 16 during the college’s spring break. Hours: noon to 7:30 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays; noon to 4 p.m. Sundays. 609-652-4214 or go to

Carmelia DeFiccio-Ziegler will exhibit her work throughout March at the Hammonton Branch of the Atlantic County Library System, 451 Egg Harbor Road, Hammonton. The exhibit is entitled, “A Touch of Spring” and features floral paintings. The exhibit can be viewed during regular library hours. Go to

Somers Point artist Carol Zerbe will exhibit her collection of watercolors entitled “Light and Location,” through April 30, in the second-level gallery of Latz’s By the Bay Restaurant, 801 Bay Ave., Somers Point. The exhibit is free and open to the public. All of the works are for sale. Information: 609-788-8838 or go to or contact Great Bay Gallery, 829 Bay Ave., Somers Point, 609-653-4991 or go to

Current exhibits at the Noyes Museum of Art of Stockton College: “Peggy Fox and Nancy Staub Laughlin,” runs through April 6.“Fabio Mazzieri: Memory of Material,” runs through May 4; “Eric Schultz: Man and the Machine,” runs through May 11; “Curlee Raven Holton: In the Shadow of Contemplation,” runs through May 18. The Noyes is located at 733 Lily Lake Road, Galloway Township. Hours are: 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, with extended hours to 8 p.m. Thursdays; and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. Admission: $5 adults, $4 students and seniors. 609-652-8848 or go to

The Art Gallery at Shore Medical Center, located on the second floor of the Surgical Pavilion, in Somers Point, showcases the works from a trio of local artists: Paul Harrington, of Linwood; Katherine Mott, of Somers Point; and Frank Smith, of Ocean City. Free parking will be available in Shore’s self-park garage located along Medical Center Way. The works will hang in the gallery until spring. For more information about the Shore Medical Center Art Gallery call 609-653-3250.

Cape May County

Photographer Kevin Husta’s exhibit of the ship SS United States, docked and in a state of disrepair in Philadelphia, is featured until the end of February at the Ocean City Arts Center, located in the Community Center at 1735 Simpson Ave., Ocean City. Hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Mondays through Fridays, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays. For more informatin call 609-399-7628 or go to

Millville artist Ellen Gavin brings her award-winning oil paintings to the Ocean City Arts Center March 1 through 31. A “Meet the Artist” reception will be held from noon to 2 p.m. March 15, and the event is free and open to the public. 609-399-7628 or go to

Photographs will be accepted March 10 through 24 at the Ocean City Arts Center for the April Juried Photography Show. Up to four photographs may be submitted at a cost of $18 each. Applications may be downloaded from the Arts Center website at or visit the Center at 1735 Simpson Ave., Ocean City. 609-399-7628.

An exhibit of new works by local artist David Ahlsted runs through March at William Ris Gallery, 9400 Second Ave., Stone Harbor. The exhibit is titled, “Birds At Home.” Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sundays through Fridays, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays. 609-368-6361 or go to

 “The Way We Were ... Cape May County’s Once Thriving Black Business Communities,” on exhibit through April 13, at the Carriage House Gallery, Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., Cape May. Gallery hours and days vary. 609-884-7525 or go to

William Ris Gallery, 9400 Second Ave., Stone Harbor, has extended the exhibit of Jane Hartley’s show titled “ Flora, Fauna & Far East,” through April. Information: 609-368-6361 or go to

 Marcie Cooperman will present a Color and Composition Workshop for artists April 26 through 29, in Cape May. Tuition fee is $350. For information: 908-790-8820 or or

Ocean County

The March artist of the month at Pine Shores Art Association is watercolor painter Carol Neugebauer. Her works can be viewed at the PSAA gallery, 94 Stafford Ave, Manahawkin. Information: 609-597-3557 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. 609-597-3557 or go to

Items for Art Gallery should be sent two weeks in advance to or mailed to Lucia C. Drake, The Press of Atlantic City, 1100 W. Washington Ave., Pleasantville, N.J. 08232.

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