Artist Samantha Palmeri, owner of the Art House Gallery in Manahawkin, debuts her new series of oil paintings on canvas during an opening reception 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11.

The artist will be present at the opening to meet and greet the public and give an informative talk about her process and inspiration for the show. The reception also will be an opportunity to help the community, as the gallery will accept donations to aid local victims of Hurricane Sandy, Palmeri said.

Palmeri says the new works are an extension of her ongoing Laundry Meat project, in which shredded bits of tissues take on the properties of internal organs. These new images, some measuring taller than 7 feet, continue her abstract style while displaying a wider range of texture, color and emotion, she says.

Two paintings from 2011 also are exhibited, "In Like a Lion," which was just returned from the Noyes Museum, and "Laundry Meat After a Funeral," which was previously shown at the M.T Burton Gallery.

November marks the gallery's first year of operation. Located in a historic landmark building from 1860, the Art House is home to gallery spaces, artist studios, a gift shop, coffee lounge and art therapy offices, Palmeri says. A native New Yorker and graduate of the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan, Palmeri has lived in Manahawkin since 2003. Previously, she was the owner and director of the Catherine Street Gallery in Staten Island, as well as the founding director of The Intersection, a collaborative performing arts group in Manahawkin. She is a fellowship award winner from the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation and the N.J. State Council on the Arts and shows her work regularly.

"Samantha Palmeri: New Paintings," runs from Sunday, Nov. 11, to Dec. 31 at the Art House Gallery, 182 N. Main St., Manahawkin. Hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. Call 609-978-4ART or go to

Atlantic County

•The new Hammonton Artist Studios will hold its official grand opening from 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 15 during the monthly Third Thursday events in the downtown business district. Visitors are invited to stroll through each of the resident artist's studios to see their latest creations. Artists will give demonstrations throughout the evening and works will be available for sale. There will be live music and light refreshments will be served. The Hammonton Artist Studios will be open monthly on all future Third Thursdays.

• Richard Stockton College's fall Visual Arts Senior Exhibiton is on display Nov. 28 to Dec. 9 in the Stockton College Art Gallery. An opening reception will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Dec. 2. Fifteen graduating students concentrating in photography, visual communication and graphic design are participating in the exhibition. The gallery is located adjacent to the Performing Arts Center, main campus, 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.

•The Hammonton Arts Center, 219 Bellevue Ave., Hammonton, hosts a juried "Fine Arts & Crafts Exhibit" through Nov. 27. Information:

•Donnetta Irvis is the featured artist for November at the Hammonton Arts Center, 219 Bellevue Ave., Hammonton. An opening reception will be held 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9. Go to

•Fall exhibits at the Stockton College Art Gallery through Nov. 17: "Learning from New Jersey" will be housed in the upper gallery, with paintings by Tim Daly and Valeri Larko. "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. The gallery is located adjacent to the Performing Arts Center, main campus, 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.

•Great Bay Gallery, 829 Bay Ave., Somers Point, will present a group exhibit by the art students from Mainland Regional High School, through Nov. 17. Gallery hours during the exhibit are 1 to 6 p.m., Wednesdays through Saturdays.Call 609-653-4991 or go to

•Watercolors by Peter Ehlinger will be on exhibit through November at the Hammonton branch of the Atlantic County Library System, 451 Egg Harbor Road, Hammonton. 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.

•Photographs of Atlantic City boss Enoch "Nucky" Johnson and other Atlantic City icons and landmarks can be viewed in "The Atlantic City Experience: The Roaring '20s," a new exhibit at the Atlantic City Historical Museum, located on Garden Pier, New Jersey Avenue and the Boardwalk, Atlantic City. The museum is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Admission is free. Call 609-347-5839 or 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," 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 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

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

Cape May County

•"Nature and Art," the final show of the 2012 season at William Ris Gallery, opens Nov. 24 with a reception to meet the artists from 4 to 8 p.m. The exhibit runs through January. The gallery is located at 9400 Second Ave., Stone Harbor. The reception is free to the public and will feature live music by The City and Horses. Call 609-368-6361 or go to

•Artwork from the "Art on Asbury" gallery of the Ocean City Fine Arts League will be displayed through March 2013 in Shore Medical Center's Surgical Pavillion gallery, located on the second floor. All artwork on display was created by local artists who reside in the South Jersey area. A rescheduled gallery reception will be held 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Nov. 16. It is open to the public and light refreshments will be served. All artwork is for sale. In addition to the "Art on Asbury" artwork, a special wall is dedicated to the works created by the Arc of Atlantic County students and their teachers. The students, with the help of "Art on Asbury" artists Susan Rau, Jennifer Bird and Thelma Snyder, recently completed a mural at the Arc of South Jersey offices on Delilah Road in Egg Harbor Township. Call 609-814-0308 or go to

•"Anything Goes," the November show by the Ocean City Fine Arts Leage, opens Friday, Nov. 9, with a meet-the-artist reception and awards presentation, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the "Art On Asbury" Gallery, 608 Asbury Ave., Ocean City. The event is free and open to the public. The show will run through the end of November. Call 609-814-0308 or go to

•The annual Juried Art Show will be held at the Ocean City Arts Center throughout November. 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.

•Harbor Gallery, located at the Nature Center of Cape May, 1600 Delaware Ave., presents "Holiday Artists Marketplace" during November and December. The show features works with a focus on nature. All art is original and for sale, with a portion of sales supporting the Nature Center. The gallery plans to have artist demonstrations throughout the two months. Call 609- 898-8848.

•Harbor Gallery's new exhibit, "Raptors," shows the works of local award-winning photographers Tina Giaimo and Don Merwin. Harbor Gallery is located at the Nature Center of Cape May, 1600 Delaware Ave., in Cape May. All artwork is for sale. A portion of sales will support the Nature Center. Call 609-898-8848.

•SOMA NewArt Gallery exhibits Sandra Bloodworth's "Urban Principals," and new watercolors by Samuel Donovan, through Nov. 25. The gallery is located at 31 Perry St., in Carpenters Square Mall. Hours are: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Thursdays through Mondays. For more information visit SOMA online at or call 609-898-7488.

•Rosalie Hettenbach is the featured artist in the newly renovated A Ca Mia restaurant, 524 Washington Street Mall, Cape May. Her exhibit of 29 oil paintings is on display through December. Call 609-465-6008.

Cumberland County and West

•Gallery 50, Inc., 50 East Commerce St., Bridgeton, turns its main gallery into a "Holiday Shoppe" featuring more than 70 artists and crafters, on display through Dec. 28. 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

•Riverfront Renaissance Center for the Arts, 22 N. High St., Millville, exhibits the following through Saturday, Nov. 10: Associate Artist Show II, in the North Gallery; Rae Jaffe, Mary Ann Kline, Debra Kayata and Seppo Siimes, in the Witt Gallery; Emily Leurtzing and Cheryl Knowles-Harrigan in the Associates Artist Alcove. Hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays to Thursdays; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fridays, extended to 9 p.m. on third Fridays; and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays. Call 856-327-4500 or go to

Ocean County

•Pine Shores Art Association's Art Harvest Show is exhibited through November at its gallery, 94 Stafford Ave., Manahawkin. Public viewings are 1 to 3 p.m. Sundays, 7 to 9 p.m. Mondays and 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Go to

•""Samantha Palmeri: New Paintings," on exhibit Sunday, Nov. 11, to Dec. 31, at the Art House Gallery, located at 182 N. Main St., Manahawkin. An opening reception with the artist will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Nov. 11. 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

• Pine Shores Art Association is co-sponsoring an art show and art history lecture 6 to 9 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12, at the Stafford Library, 129 N. Main St., Manahawkin. From 6 to 7 p.m., the public is invited to a free Holiday Artist Reception featuring the works of Pine Shores' artists Carol Sapp, Mary Walker-Baptiste, Paul Hartelius, Elaine Burnett, Irene Bausmith, Pat Morgan and Ilomay Pedicini. Their group exhibit will be on display in the library's gallery from November to the end of January, and art is available for purchase. Art History Professor Lisa Festa of Georgian Court University will discuss "Master Artist Henri Matisse: Color, Form and Pattern," at 7 p.m. The event is free, but preregistration is requested. 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

View complete listings

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.