'Last Light'

'Last Light of Day,' an oil on canvas by Patricia Neville, is one of the works included in the September exhibit at The Mad Batter Restaurant in Cape May.

The Mad Batter Restaurant is featuring the work of Patricia Neville and Linda Pendrak during the month of September. Both artists are painters and both are members of the Cape May Artists’ Cooperative Gallery.

Patricia Neville is a native of Cape May County and has been a high school art teacher for 17 years. She studied art at York Academy of Arts and received her BFA in Art Education at Rowan University. She continues to take art workshops both locally and internationally and has been an active member of several local artist groups including the Cape May County Art League, the Riverfront Renaissance Center of the Arts, New Jersey chapter of the American Artists Professional League and The Saint Barnabas Group.

“As a native of South Jersey I have always been enamored with the surf, sand and beauty that is unique to southern New Jersey. I tend to focus on connections between textures, patterns and light found in nature. My paintings represent these natural occurrences which evoke emotions through the use of intensified color and light,” Neville states in her artist’s notes for the exhibit.

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By day, Linda Pendrak is the pastry chef at the Mad Batter Restaurant. In her free time she creates pastels and charcoal works. Although her focus is portraying vignettes of everyday life — sleeping children, a day at the beach fishing, her speciality is portraits of dogs. She studied at Arcadia University in Pennsylvania and now lives in Villas.

The Mad Batter is located in the Carroll Villa Hotel, 19 Jackson St., Cape May. The restaurant is open daily. For information call 609-884-5970.

Atlantic County

 Hammonton Arts Center, 219 Bellevue Ave., Hammonton, announced the winners for the “Drawing & 3 Dimensional Recycled Art Juried Exhibit,” on display to Sept. 28. The exhibit is free and open to the public and all artwork is available for purchase. First Place: Dominic Martelli, Sicklerville; Second Place: Charles Branigan, Greenbank; Third Place: George Perez, Vineland; Honorable Mentions: June Mahana and Lynne Norick. HammontonAartsCenter.org

n Hammonton Arts Center, 219 Bellevue Ave., Hammonton, is accepting entries for its October 2013 Annual Juried Photography Exhibit. The exhibit is open to all artists. All work must be hand delivered to the Hammonton Arts Center Sept. 25 or Sept. 28 during gallery hours. Information: HammontonArtsCenter.org

The Noyes Museum of Art of Stockton College presents its “Signature Artists” exhibit through Nov. 24, with an opening reception from 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 4. The annual exhibition showcases the work of 30 artists throughout the region in mixed media, painting, sculpture, ceramics and fiber compositions. The Noyes is located at 733 Lily Lake Road, Galloway Township. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, until 8 p.m. Thursdays, noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. Admission: $5 adults, $4 students and seniors. 609-652-8848 or NoyesMuseum.org

The Noyes Museum of Art of Stockton College exhibits “Celebrating Fred Noyes,” to Sept. 23. The Noyes is located at 733 Lily Lake Road, Galloway Township. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, until 8 p.m. Thursdays, noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. Admission: $5 adults, $4 students and seniors. 609-652-8848 or NoyesMuseum.org

 “Figure Affair: A Figure Drawing & Painting Marathon,” will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 14, at the Noyes Studios, 15 Horton St., Hammonton. Fee to participate is $40 for Noyes members, $50 nonmembers. Pre-registration required. NoyesMuseum.org

“All About Light,” the current exhibit of Galloway Cultural Arts, runs through Sept. 21 at the Galloway Library, Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway Township. The exhibit is open during regular library hours. Submissions for the next show, “South Jersey Life,” can be dropped off 10 a.m. to noon, Sept. 21. Information: GallowayCulturalArts.org

The Noyes Museum of Art of Stockton College presents “Sacred Earth Designs,” an exhibition of photographic artwork by Liz Wuillermin, running to Nov. 17 at the Gallery at Seaview Resort, 401 South New York Road, Galloway Township. The Gallery at Seaview is free and open daily to the public. 855-894-8698 or noyesmuseum.org

Accent Gallery and William Ris Gallery collaborated on a new exhibit that can be viewed through the summer in the Surgical Pavilion Public Gallery of Shore Medical Center in Somers Point. Contact William Ris Gallery at 609-368-6361.

n Rae Jaffe is the featured artist at the new exhibit at Latz’s By the Bay Restaurant, 801 Bay Ave., Somers Point, running through Oct. 31. Information: 609-788-8838 or LatzsByTheBay.com; or 609-653-4991 or GreatBayArtGallery.com

Cape May County

The Lower Township Library, 2600 Bayshore Road, Villas, will feature the work of local artist Catherine Bosna during the month of September. The library is a branch of the Cape May County Library system, open 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday and Friday; and 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday. 609-886-8999.

The Cape May Artists Cooperative Gallery features three of its members’ work during the month of September. Sharing the spotlight are artists Barbara Colosi with porcelain painting and handmade jewelry, Eliza Dietz with wearable art, and photographer Joe Evangelista. The Artists’ Coop is located in the West End Garage, 484 W. Perry St., Cape May. Call 609-770-8261 for information.

n Photographs and mixed media works by Glynnis Reed are exhibited at the Ocean City Arts Center, 1735 Simpson Ave., Ocean City, to Sept. 30. A meet the artist reception, free and open to the public, will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 13. The Center is open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. 609-399-7628 or OceanCityArtsCenter.org

n Jane Hartley’s one-woman show, “Flora, Fauna & Far East,” runs to Sept. 15 at Will Ris Gallery, 9400 Second Ave., Stone Harbor. Summer hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday through Thursday; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday. 609-368-6361 or WilliamRis.com

SOMA NewArt Gallery features new works by Stan Sperlak and Victor Grasso through Sept. 22. The gallery is located at 31 Perry St., Carpenters Square Mall, Cape May. Hours are 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. 609-898-7488 or SomaGallery.net

n “Offering,” a new concrete sculpture by artist Katherine Stanek, can be viewed through the summer on the grounds of Saint Mary’s Episcopal Church, 9425 Third Ave., Stone Harbor. The placement of the sculpture is the result of a collaboration between Stanek, the William Ris Gallery which represents the artist, and the church.

Cumberland County

“Nature & The Landscape: An Environmental Perspective,” runs to Sept. 27 at Gallery 50, Inc. 50 East Commerce St., Bridgeton. The exhibit features artists from eight South Jersey counties. The gallery is open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. 856-575-0090 or Gallery50.org

“The Paintings of Glenn Rudderow: Reflections on Nature,” solo exhibition and sale, to Oct. 6, at WheatonArts and Cultural Center, 1501 Glasstown Road, Millville, WheatonArts.org

Ocean County

Unshredded Nostalgia, 323 S. Main St., Route 9, Barnegat, announces its next poster exhibit, “Military, Movie and Theater: Pre-1930’s,” on Veteran’s Day weekend, Nov. 9. The exhibit runs through December. More than 75 posters are included in the display. Unshredded Nostalgia gallery is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. 609-660-2626 or 800-872-9990 or UnshreddedNostalgia.com

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 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 Atlantic City, 11 Devins Lane, Pleasantville, N.J. 08232.

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