Crafters, artists get festive at Bridgeton's Gallery 50

‘Forever Birdhouses’ by Sandy Morrissey is part of the Holiday Shoppe exhibit at Gallery 50 in Bridgeton.

More than 70 artists and crafters are represented in the "Holiday Shoppe" exhibit, continuing through Dec. 28, at Bridgeton's Gallery 50.

The gallery targets holiday shoppers and art collectors this time of year and features a variety of offerings, from hand-blown glass ornaments to nature-themed home decor. Crafter Sandy Morrissey's "Forever Birdhouses," which won a "most creative" award at the gallery, are fashioned with objects of nature she finds in the woods near her home.

The front window exhibit of the sidewalk gallery also is holiday themed. John Wernega's "Mummers on Parade" exhibit features Wernega's collection of Mummers costumes.

Gallery 50 is located at 50 E. Commerce St. Holiday hours are 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.

For information call 856- 575-0090 or go to

Atlantic County

•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

•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

•Exhibit by photographers Judith and Allison Heyman, through December, at Hammonton Branch of the Atlantic County Library System, 451 Egg Harbor Road, Hammonton. Hours are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. For more information call the library at 609-561-2264 or the Hammonton Arts Center at 609-567-5360 or go to

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

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

•"Capture the Light," juried exhibit of fine art, Hammonton Arts Center Gallery, 219 Bellevue Ave., Hammonton, runs through Dec. 29. The following artists won awards in the competition: 1st Place, oil, Barbara Maxwell, of Sweetwater; 2nd Place, photography, Joseph Bruno, of Hammonton; 3rd Place, acrylic, Bob White, Bricktown; honorable mentions went to Beatrice Schoff of Egg Harbor City, Gary Moore of Hammonton, Robin D'Adamo of Somers Point, and Pamela Scribner of Vineland.

•Currently on exhibit at The Noyes Museum of Art of Stockton College, located at 733 Lily Lake Road, Galloway Township: Associate Artists Exhibit, through Jan. 6; "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. Stockton students receive free admission. 609-652-8848 or go to

•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

Cape May County

•Accent Gallery, 956 Asbury Ave., Ocean City, celebrates 40 years in business by featuring an art sale of works by area artists, through Dec. 31. The anniversary event, "40 Years, 40 Off," refers to the discount of 40 percent off selected works. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sundays. Call 609-398-3577 or go to

•"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

•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. Jan. 11, at the Arts Center gallery, 735 Simpson Ave. The exhibit runs through January. Paintings are for sale. Go to

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

•Oil paintings by Rosalie Hettenbach displayed at A Ca Mia restaurant, 524 Washington Street Mall, Cape May, through December. Call 609-465-6008.

•"Holiday Artists Marketplace," to Saturday, 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," exhibits Jan. 8 to 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: 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

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