Alex Stillano, one of the founders of the Pine Shores Art Association and a long-established professional artist, is featured in a one-man show running through March at the PSAA gallery in Manahawkin.
The show includes more than 20 of his works, oil paintings that were mostly created in studio sessions, and several pastel studies that were done during Pine Shores' weekly two-hour life and portrait sessions, which Stillano has participated in for years.
Although he began his artistic career as a graphic artist, Stillano's passion is portraits and figure studies.
After retiring years ago as design director for McGraw-Hill's Architectural Record in New York City, Stillano made his Long Beach Island vacation home his permanent residence. He remains active in both the Ocean County Artists Guild and Pine Shores, and has won several design and painting awards.
The Pine Shores' studio and gallery is located at 94 Stafford Ave., Manahawkin. The gallery is open to the public through March from 1 to 3 p.m. Sundays, 7 to 9 p.m. Mondays, and 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Call 240-462-8963 or go to
•"Gift Shop Artists" event, 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 15, Hammonton Arts Center, 219 Bellevue Ave., guest artist Judy Watson, "Works on Clay." Meet, talk with artists. Free.
•To coincide with the "Alice: Into the Looking Glass" exhibition, The Noyes Museum of Art of Stockton College in Galloway Township will host a Panel Discussion of Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland Stories 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 20. Regular admission: $5 adults, $4 seniors/students, Stockton students free. For more information call 609-652-8848 or go to www.noyesmuseum.org
•The works of Carmelia Ziegler will be exhibited through March at the Atlantic County Library, 451 Egg Harbor Road, Hammonton. The exhibit is presented by The Hammonton Arts Center. Go to www.hammontonartscenter.org
•The Noyes Museum of Art of Stockton College presents at the Seaview resort, "Intimate Landscapes," a photography exhibition by photographic artist Albert D. Horner, Thursday, March 15, to May 29. The Noyes Seaview Art Gallery is located at the Seaview resort, 401 S. New York Road, Galloway Township. It is free and open daily to the public. Call 855-894-8698 or go to www.noyesmuseum.org
•The Stockton College Visual Arts Faculty presents the Visual Arts Alumni Exhibition to March 30 (closed for spring break to Sunday, March 18), in the newly constructed art gallery in L-wing adjacent to the Stockton Performing Arts Center, main campus, Galloway Township. Eighty-two alumni that graduated between 1978 and 2011 will be represented in this exhibition utilizing both floors of the art gallery. The art gallery is free and open to the public from noon to 7:30 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, and noon to 4 p.m. Sundays.
•Galloway Cultural Arts Center's current exhibit, "Winter Magic," can be seen through Saturday, March 17, at the Atlantic County Library, Galloway Branch, Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway Township, during normal library hours. Go to
•Galloway Cultural Arts will accept submissions for its spring art show "Breath of Spring," 10 a.m. to noon, March 17, at the Galloway Public Library, Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway Township. Go to
Cape May County
•"Birds in Snow/Textures in Clay," works by photographer Scott Whittle and potter Susan Ross, is exhibited through March at Harbor Gallery, located at the Nature Center of Cape May, 1600 Delaware Ave., Cape May. All of the art in the exhibit is for sale. Call 609-884-2736.
•Watercolor and ink artist Jen Tracy will exhibit her works through March 31 at the Ocean City Art Center, located in the Community Center at 1735 Simpson Ave., Ocean City. All artwork in the show is for sale. Call 609-399-7628 or go to
Cumberland County and West
•"Harbingers of Spring," featuring works by the Society of New Jersey Artists, runs to March 30 at Gallery 50, located at 50 East Commerce St., Bridgeton. Hours are: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Go to www.Gallery50.org
•Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center, Glasstown Road, Millville, offers free admission to the Museum of American Glass during its winter operating schedule through March. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. The current exhibit is: "Pioneers of American Studio Glass: Edris Eckhardt, Maurice Heaton, Frances and Michael Higgins." Call 800-998-4552 or 856-825-6800 or go to www.wheatonarts.org.
•Professor Lisa Festa, of Georgian Court University, will speak on the topic, "Master Artist Vincent Van Gogh, Expressionist and Visionary," 7 p.m. March 26 at Stafford Library, 129 N. Main St., Manahawkin. Preceding the lecture will be an artists reception from 6 to 7 p.m. to honor three exhibiting artists from Pine Shores Art Association: Pat Johnson, Brad Thomas and Carol Neugebauer. Their art will remain on the library's gallery walls to April 30. For information call the library at 609-597-3381 or www.pineshoresartassociation.org
•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
Items for Art Gallery should be sent two weeks in advance to email@example.com or mailed to Lucia C. Drake, The Press of City, 11 Devins Lane, Pleasantville, N.J. 08232.