The art of cut paper is highlighted in a new exhibit that premieres May 17 at The Noyes Gallery in Hammonton. "Clip, Cut; Paper Thin" features artists who have taken the art to extreme levels and have had their works exhibited worldwide.

The public is invited to meet the artists and view their creations at a free opening reception 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday.

Artists Beatrice Coron, Jupi Das, Rebecca Gilbert, Reni Gower, Natalia Ivancevich and Patricia Brentano present a mixture of contemporary and more traditional designs in cut paper. Their works reflect the old traditions of Sanijhi, Kiri-e, Scherenschnitte, Papel Picado and many other paper cutting techniques.

Das, for example, who was born in India and now lives and works in the Philadelphia area, is a self-taught artist who mixes various styles from Japanese, Chinese, German and Swiss paper-cutting traditions. Her works are so well received that she was asked by the White House to create a one-of-a-kind Christmas ornament for the national tree in 2002.

The entire exhibit runs to June 19.

The satellite gallery of the Noyes Museum of Art of Stockton College is located at 5 S. Second St., Hammonton. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays; 1 to 8 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays. For admission fees call 609-561-8006 or go to www.noyes

Atlantic County

•Jacqueline Boyd Fine Art Studio, 1012 W. Brigantine Avenue, Brigantine, presents "Art Show and Sale" highlighting local artists Jacqueline Boyd, Lauren Bellero and Liz Wuillermin for two weekends, May 26 through 27 and June 2 through 3. Show hours are: 6 to 9 p.m. (opening reception) May 26; 1 to 6 p.m. May 27; 6 to 9 p.m. June 2; and 1 to 6 p.m. June 3. Go to www.jboydfineart.com or call 609-226-6080.

•"Examining Themes of Racial Stereotyping: Black Sambo, Aunt Jemima, the Gold Dust Twins, Amos & Andy and Buckwheat," currently on display at the African American Heritage Museum of Southern New Jersey, Martin Luther King Center, 661 Jackson Road, Newtonville, free admission, donations accepted. The exhibit will become a permanent display. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays to Saturdays; closed Sundays and Mondays. Call 609-704-5495 or go to www.aahmsng.org

•The Noyes Museum of Art of Stockton College in Galloway Township hosts the exhibitions: "Alice: Into the Looking Glass," works based on the literary works of Lewis Carroll, to May 20; and "George Nick: Edge of the Road," series of paintings, to May 27. The gallery is located on Lily Lake Road in the Oceanville section of the township. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, with extended hours to 8 p.m. Thursdays; noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. Admission $5 adults, $4 students and seniors, free to Stockton students. 609-652-8848 or go to www.noyesmuseum.org

•"Absolutely Abstract," an exhibit by four artists at three different venues along Somers Point's Historic Bayfront District, can be viewed until May 27 during regular business hours. The participating artists and locations are: Michael Waters and Paul Harrington in the ballroom at Sandi Pointe Coastal Bistro, 908 Shore Road; Steve Kuzma at Great Bay Gallery, 829 Bay Ave.; and Katherine Mott at Latz's By The Bay 801 Bay Ave. For further information contact Great Bay Gallery at 609-653-4991 or go to www.greatbayartgallery.com

•"Intimate Landscapes," photography art by Albert D. Horner, through May 29, at Noyes Seaview Art Gallery, Seaview Resort, 401 South New York Road. The exhibit is free and open daily to the public. For hours call 855-894-8698 or go to www.noyesmuseum.org

•"Stealing Home: How Jackie Robinson Changed America" exhibit at The African American Heritage Museum of Southern NJ, runs through May. The museum is located at the Martin Luther King Center, 661 Jackson Road, Newtonville, Buena Vista Township. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, and by appointment Mondays and Saturdays. Admission is free, donations are accepted. Call 609-704-5495 or go to www.aahmsng.org

•"Focal Point," the photography artists of the Hammonton Arts Center exhibit their work through May at the Atlantic County West Library, 451 Egg Harbor Road, Hammonton. The exhibit is sponsored by the Hammonton Arts Center. Go to www.hammontonartscenter.org

•Artists are invited to submit works for the Summer Fine Arts Festival hosted by the Brigantine Beach Cultural Arts Commission and the Brigantine Historical Society to take place June 24 through July 15 at the Historical Museum. Every artist is permitted to display two pieces and each one must be accompanied by a registration form and $5 fee. To register contact Joanne at 609-266-2806 or joannecprice@msn.com

•Katherine Mott will exhibit her mixed-media work entitled "Graffiti" at The Studio on the second level dining room at Latz's By The Bay Restaurant, 801 Bay Ave., Somers Point, through June. The event is part of an ongoing partnership between the restaurant and Great Bay Gallery to present exhibits by local artists. Call 609-788-8838 or go to www.LatzsByTheBay.com. For Great Bay Gallery hours call 609-653-4991 or go to

•"Enduring Brilliance: The Pastel Society of America at 40," a juried pastel exhibition, through Sept. 2, at The Noyes Museum of Art of Richard Stockton College, Lily Lake Road, Galloway Township. An opening reception with the artists in attendance is scheduled for 5 to 8 p.m. June 8. Call 609-652-8848 or go to

•Call for entries for "Art in the Basin," outdoor fine arts show at Historic Gardner's Basin in Atlantic City, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. July 14. Artists must submit photographs of their work for approval by May 31. Call 609-653-7006 or email gazman4@verizon.net.

Cape May County

•The Gail Pierson Gallery hosts an opening reception 6 to 9 p.m. May 26 for its new exhibit, "Animal Compassion: What Is and What Can Be - The Textile Art of Joan Veneziano-D'Avanzo." The exhibit features the "Animal Compassion Quilt - Signed by the Famed for the Millions Unnamed." The reception includes live jazz and a vegan menu from The Depot Market. The exhibit runs through June 25, with 100 percent of the profits from the sales of the artists' work donated to Animal Alliance of Cape May County. Gail Pierson Gallery is located at 658 Washington St., Cape May. June hours are noon to 5 p.m. Fridays to Mondays, closed Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays. Call 609-884-2585 or go to gailpiersongallery.com

•The "Flowers of Light" exhibit by popular floral artist Brian Davis opens at Ocean Galleries, 9618 Third Ave., Stone Harbor, on May 25 and runs through May 28. Davis will be in attendance at the gallery for receptions from 7 to 10 p.m. May 25, 26, and 27. In celebration of the exhibit, anyone purchasing original or limited edition artwork by Davis will receive an 8x10 rose giclee on canvas signed by the artist. Call 609-368-7777 or go to www.oceangalleries.com

•Rosalie Hettenbach is the featured artist in the newly renovated A Ca Mia restaurant, 524 Washington Street Mall in Cape May. Her exhibit of 29 oil paintings is on display through December. The public is invited to meet the artist at a free reception on from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, July 8. Call 609-465-6008.

•SOMA NewArt Gallery, Carpenters Square Mall, 31 Perry St., Cape May, hosts three solo exhibitions Saturday, May 19, to June 17. The artists are: Terri Amig, in Gallery 1; John Monteith, in Gallery 2; and Greg Bennett, in Gallery 3. An opening reception will be held 6 to 9 p.m. May 19. Spring hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursdays to Mondays, to 8 p.m. Saturdays; open daily 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. beginning May 24. Call 609-898-7488 or got o www.somagallery.net

•The Cape May County Art League's Members Spring Fine Art Show runs through June 6 at the gallery at Mad Batter Restaurant, 19 Jackson St., Cape May. The public is invited to the artists' reception from 3 to 5 p.m. May 20. All art work is for sale, with proceeds benefiting the CMCAL Scholarship Fund. Call 609-884-5970.

•Pastel artist Diane Brown is featured at the Ocean City Arts Center through the end of May. The Arts Center gallery is located on the second floor of the Community Center, 1735 Simpson Ave. Hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays. For more information about the exhibit go to www.oceancityartscenter.org or call 609-399-7628.

•Ocean City Fine Arts League's "Sky, Sea & Land" exhibit runs through May at Art on Asbury Gallery, 608 Asbury Ave., Ocean City. All works are for sale. The gallery is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday, Saturday; and 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday. For more information call 609-814-0308 or visit oceancityfineartsleague.org

•"The Bayshore Connection," an exhibit of art photography by Michael Hogan, runs through May at Cape May Bird Observatory's Sluice Creek Gallery, 600 Route 47 North, in Goshen. Call 609-861-0700.

•"The Nature of Birds" by local artists Peg Dittmar and Sandy Maloney contineus through May at Harbor Gallery, Nature Center of Cape May, 1600 Delaware Ave., Cape May. All of the artwork is for sale, with a portion supporting the Nature Center. Hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. Call 609-884-2736.

•A collection of pastels featuring the seascapes and landscapes of South Jersey by award-winning artist Stan Sperlak hangs through May at William Ris Gallery, 9400 Second Ave., Stone Harbor. Call 609-368-6361 or go to www.williamris.com

•The Cape May Artists Cooperative will feature the work of Eliza Dietz, Lee Hajduk and Mary Stewart in its gallery at the West End Garage through June 3. The Artists Cooperative Gallery is open Fridays through Mondays. Call 609-770-8261.

•"Sheet Music Covers, A Decorative Art," graphics and artwork from World War I- and World War II-era sheet music covers, at Naval Air Station Wildwood (NASW) Aviation Museum, Historic Hangar No. 1, Cape May Airport, 500 Forrestal Road. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. $10 adults, $8 children, free for age 3 and younger. Call 609-886-8787.

Cumberland County and West

•The Riverfront Renaissance Center for the Arts in Millville celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Modern Studio Glass Movement with special exhibits from Friday, May 18, to June 9. The North Gallery will feature a group exhibit of world-renowned glass artists, while Witt Gallery will be hosting a solo exhibition by modern glass artist Hyunsung Cho from Korea. The RRCA is located at 22 N. High St. Call 856-327-4500.

•"An Artistic Journey," featuring artist and teacher Ellie Sorantino, runs through May 25 at Gallery 50, located at 50 East Commerce St., Bridgeton. The Gallery will also feature the photography of Michael Schuelke in its windows. Hours are 11 a.m. to  4 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays. Call 856-575-0090 or go to www.Gallery50.org

Ocean County

•Watermark Gallery, 115 Water St., Tuckerton, hosts a 15th season opening reception from 1 to 4 p.m. June 3, featuring new paintings and sculpture. Call 609-294-3343.

•The 36th annual Ocean County Senior Citizens Art Exhibit can be viewed from June 8 to 27, at Ocean County College Arts & Community Center Gallery, located on the main campus, College Drive, Toms River. Gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays to Fridays, 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays. Admission is free. Call 732-255-0400, ext. 2065 or www.ocean.edu

•Pine Shores Art Association's annual Spring Art Show hangs through May in the gallery, at 94 Stafford Ave., Manahawkin. The show is open to the public on 1 to 3 p.m. Sundays, 7 to 9 p.m. Mondays, and 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wednesdays. www.pineshoresartassociation.org or call 240-462-8963.

•Professor Kate Nearpass Ogden of the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey will present "Guugine, Cezanne to Matisse - Visions of Arcadia," 7 p.m. May 21 at Stafford Library. Preceding the lecture is an artists reception from 6 to 7 p.m. to honor three of Pine Shores Art Association's award-winning artists: Pat Shepherd, Marilyn Flagler and Suzi Hoffman. Artwork will remain on the Library's gallery walls May through June. Both events are free. Call 609-693-9351.

•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

•The Pine Shores Art Association summer fundraising event will be an exhibit of 50 framed, original works of art donated by 50 artists. Each painting will be offered for sale at only $50 to the first 50 people. Art patrons will be able to select their favorite work in an order chosen through a lottery drawing at a gala reception beginning 1 pm. July 22 at Stafford Firehouse, 133 Stafford Ave., Manahawkin. Art Patron forms are available at www.pineshoresartassociation.org

Items for Art Gallery should be sent two weeks in advance to ldrake@pressofac.com or mailed to Lucia C. Drake, The Press of City, 11 Devins Lane, Pleasantville, N.J. 08232.