Latz's By The Bay brings Jersey Shore artist to gallery

‘Bushel of Gold,’ by Phyllis C. London, is featured in her new exhibit at Latz’s By the Bay Restaurant in Somers Point.

Born and raised in a family of long-established New Jersey boat designers and builders, artist Phyllis C. London has always managed to reflect her love of tall ships, sailboats and the Jersey Shore in her works.

Her newest exhibit, "18 Collected Images," opens to the public Monday, Oct. 1, in the upstairs gallery of Latz's By The Bay Restaurant in Somers Point.

The exhibit features watercolors, acrylics and giclee prints in the distinctive style that has earned the self-taught artist many awards and accolades throughout her career, which include extensive work as a freelance illustrator for publications and designers, staff illustrator for the Sands Hotel & Casino and the Trump Corporation for private commissions. Her work has appeared in New Jersey Monthly Magazine, New Jersey Lifestyle Magazine Atlantic City Magazine, Surfer Magazine and Hobie Hotline.

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A Signature Artist member at the Noyes Museum in Galloway Township, London also had solo exhibits at the Accent Gallery in Ocean City, Great Bay Gallery in Somers Point, The Vineland Community Art Alliance and the Pavilion Gallery in Mt. Holly. She has contributed her work to many charities including Make a Wish Foundation, The Alcove Center for Grieving Children, The Bayshore Discovery Project, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Shore Medical Cancer Center and Gilda's Club of South Jersey.

A free artist reception will be held 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 10, and the public is invited to meet London, chat about her works and enjoy light refreshments provided by Latz's By the Bay. Musical entertainment will be provided by the artist's husband, singer/songwriter Lew London.

The exhibit marks the one-year anniversary of the collaborative partnership between restaurant owner Andrew Latz and Kathleen Arleth, owner of Great Bay Gallery. Their intent is to increase the public's awareness of the work of local artists, to present space for local artists to exhibit, and to provide opportunities for diners to enjoy an artistic environment.

London's exhibit will continue through December.

Latz's By The Bay is located at 801 Bay Ave. in Somers Point. For information call 609-788-8838 or go to Visitors can also call Great Bay Gallery for information at 609-653-4991.

Atlantic County

•Call for entries: Hammonton Arts Center juried exhibit, "Takin' it to the Streets," Tuesday, Oct. 2, through Oct. 30, at HAC, 219 Bellevue Ave., open to all fine art and photography. Submissions end Sept. 29. Entry forms available at

•Vicky Thurlow-Lewis, a member of the Hammonton Arts Center, will exhibit her work through September at the Hammonton Branch of the Atlantic County Library System, 451 Egg Harbor Road, Hammonton. Go to

•Currently on exhibit at The Noyes Museum of Art of Stockton College, located at 733 Lily Lake Road, Galloway Township: "Noyes Signature Artists Exhibition," through Nov. 25; "Feast for the Eyes: The Art of Food," through Jan. 13; "Dendrology: The Nature of Trees," through Jan. 20; "Finding Home: Seth Camm," Oct. 5 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. Call 609-652-8848 or visit

•"Night Life," juried exhibition by Ocean City Fine Arts League, through September, Art on Asbury Gallery, located at 608 Asbury Ave., Ocean City. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays; 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sundays. All artwork is hand-made by local artisans and available for sale. Call 609-814-0308 or go to

•Works by artist Susan Hanna Rau will be exhibited through Sunday, Sept. 30, in "The Studio," on the second level dining room of Latz's By the Bay Restaurant, 801 Bay Ave., Somers Point. Call 609-788-8838 or go to; or Great Bay Gallery at 609-653-4991 or

•Two new fall exhibits are scheduled for the Stockton College Art Gallery through Nov. 17. A reception will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Oct. 14. "Learning from New Jersey" will be housed in the upper gallery, with paintings by Tim Daly and Valeri Larko. A gallery tour with the artists will be held 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2. "Perception Shift" will occupy the lower gallery, featuring Wade Aaron, Sienna Freeman, John Langdon, Bovey Lee, Kristen Neville-Taylor, Ryan Livingstone, Michelle Vitale Loughlin and Mat Ollig with a short film by the Brothers Quay. A panel discussion will be held 2:30 p.m. Oct. 24. The gallery is located adjacent to the Performing Arts Center, main campus, off Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway Township. Hours are noon to 7:30 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, noon to 4 p.m. Sundays. Admission is free.

•""Summer Wonders," an exhibit by the Galloway Cultural Arts Center, runs through Oct. 13 at at the Atlantic County Library, Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway Township, during normal library hours. The following artists placed: Oil/Acrylic - Bonnie Cavalier, first place; Carol Skiles, second place; Donna Litts, third place; Watercolor - Terry Hawkes, first place; Monica Kurtz, second place; Marjorie Ewell, third place; Fiber Art - Pat Powell, first place; Mary Archibald, second place; Shirley Schiavino, third place. Go to

•"101 Quilts," new exhibit at the African American Heritage Museum of Southern NJ, runs to Dec. 15. The museum is located at the Martin Luther King Center, 661 Jackson Road, Newtonville. Admission is free, donations accepted. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays to Fridays; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays by appointment. Call 609-704-5495 or go to

Cape May County

•Stan Sperlak will be featured during two "Meet the Artist" events, 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, and noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30, at SOMA NewArt Gallery, 31 Perry St., in Carpenters Square Mall, Cape May. Sperlak's new exhibit, "Rising," runs to Oct. 14. Call 609-898-7488 or go to

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

•Call to Artists: The annual Juried Art Show will be held at the Ocean City Arts Center throughout November. Art will be received for judging Oct. 8 through 26. An awards ceremony will be held 7 p.m. Nov. 9, the public is invited. Go to or call 609-399-7628. The Ocean City Arts Center is located in the Community Center, 1735 Simpson Ave.

•Art on Asbury outdoor sidewalk sale, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 30. The Gallery is located at 608 Asbury Ave., Ocean City. Call 609-814-0308 or go to

•William Ris Gallery in Stone Harbor celebrates the fall migration with an exhibit for birders that runs through mid-October. Painters exhibiting include David Ahlsted, Robert Barrett, June Hartley, Ron Orlando, Paula Waterman and Valerie Waywell. The gallery is located at 9400 Second Ave., and is open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Call 609-368-6361 or go to

•The Cape May Artists' Cooperative will feature the work of members Catherine Bosna, Diana Cutchall and Patricia Neville in its gallery at the West End Garage, 484 West Perry St., Cape May, through Oct. 12. Information: 609-770-8261.

•William Ris Gallery features a new group exhibit by Ellen Gavin, Dennis Goldsborough, Neal McPheeters and Joanie San Chirico. The gallery is located at 9400 Second Ave., Stone Harbor. Call 609-368-6361 or go to

•Cindy Mahoney-Crawford and John Safrit, both members of the Cape May Artists' Cooperative Gallery, are the featured artists for September at the Lower Township Library gallery, located at 2600 Bayshore Road, Villas. The library is open Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Tuesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The artists' works are also offered for sale. For information call 609-886-8999.

•"On The Wing," a new exhibit at the Sluice Creek Gallery, located in the N.J Audubon's Cape May Bird Observatory, 600 Route 47 North, Goshen, is on display to Oct. 30. The show includes historic illustrations, decorative decoys, bird prints, reed baskets and illustrations, all by South Jersey artists. A portion of sales benefits C.M.B.O. Call 609-861-0700.

•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. Call 609-465-6008.

Cumberland County and West

•The works of Bridgeton artist Kurt Hansen can be seen in a front window of the Ashley McCormick Building, located at 40 East Commerce St., Bridgeton. The collection changes monthly, and all works are for purchase. Contact the artist at

Ocean County

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

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