The Artists Marketplace of Harbor Gallery at the Nature Center of Cape May celebrates "First Friday" with artist demonstrations and a reception beginning 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30.

The free event gives the public the opportunity to talk to the artists and learn what goes into their creative process, as well as the opportunity to purchase original art, all priced $50 and lower, organizers say.

Janet Payne, a participating artist and also one of the curators of Harbor Gallery, says all art in the show by 10 local artists focuses on the theme of nature.

A few of the artists participating in the Friday night event include Laura McPherson, who will show how she uses real shells to create her jewelry designs, and Tina Giaimo, who will discuss the importance of composition in photography. Payne also will be on hand to demonstrate her specialty, printing from driftwood and fish.

"We have a real mix of artists, we have photographers, painters, potters, printmakers, jewelers and mosaic artists," Payne says.

Works by Lee Hajduk, Pam Huber, Susan Ross, Lynda Fellenbaum, Anita Roth, Glenn Fellenbaum and Janet McShaine round out the exhibit.

Light refreshments will be served during the reception. The Artists Marketplace runs to Dec. 22. Hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays.

Harbor Gallery is located at the Nature Center of Cape May, 1600 Delaware Ave., Cape May. A portion of all sales in the gallery support the programs of the Nature Center. For more information call 609-898-8848.

Atlantic County

•Doctors' with Hidden Talents art show, features artistic creations by area physicians, opening reception 3 to 5 p.m. Dec. 9, Milton and Betty Katz JCC, 501 N. Jerome Ave., Margate, includes fine arts, photography, ceramics, pen and ink drawings, sculpture, on display through December, many items for sale. 609-335-6390 or 609-822-1167, ext. 122, or

•Mays Landing photographer Judith Heyman and granddaughter Allison Heyman are featured in a joint exhibit through December at the Hammonton Branch of the Atlantic County Library System, 451 Egg Harbor Road, Hammonton. They are both members of the Focal Point photography group of the Hammonton Arts Center, sponsors of the exhibit. Library gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays andd Saturdays. Call 609-561-2264.

•The Noyes Museum of Art of Stockton College will hold its annual Holiday Party & Opening Reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Dec. 7. New work by Associate Artist members will be on view. The event features holiday refreshments, live Latin music and salsa dance lessons. A sculpture depicting The Titanic, created by Mainland Regional High School students out of 775 cans of donated food, also will be on display. After the event, canned goods will be donated to the Atlantic City Rescue Mission. The museum is located at 733 Lily Lake Road, Galloway Township. Admission is $5 adults, $4 seniors and students. Stockton students receive free admission. or 609-652-8848.

•The Hammonton Arts Center hosts a juried exhibit of fine art at the Hammonton Arts Center Gallery, 219 Bellevue Ave., Hammonton. The "Capture the Light" exhibit will run Dec. 11 through 29. A reception and awards presentation will be held 6 p.m. Dec. 14. Refreshments will be served. Artists wishing to submit works can contact the gallery at

•Artwork by members of the Ocean City Fine Arts League is exhibited at Shore Medical Center's Surgical Pavilion through March 2013. In addition to the Art on Asbury works, a special wall is dedicated to the artwork created by the Arc of Atlantic County students and their teachers. The surgical pavilion gallery is located on the medical center's second-floor lobby, on the corner of Brighton and Bay avenues, in Somers Point. Call the Ocean City Fine Arts League at 609-814-0308 or go to

•Hammonton Arts Center, 219 Bellevue Ave., Hammonton, hosts "Holiday Open House," noon to 8 p.m. Dec. 1, featuring loft artists Cathy DeMarco, Annette Rinker, Amy Gardiner, Brenda Bradford, Robin D'Adamo, Donnetta Irvis and Deb Spinella. Original works of art will be on display and available for purchase. A portion of the proceeds will go to Sandy Recovery.

•Artist talk by decoy carver Harry Vinuckson Shourds II, 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5, at The Noyes Museum of Art of Stockton College, 733 Lily Lake Road, Oceanville section of Galloway Township. Admission: $5 adults, $4 seniors, students. Go to or call 609-652-8848.

• Richard Stockton College's fall Visual Arts Senior Exhibiton, to Dec. 9, in the Stockton College Art Gallery. An opening reception will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, 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.

•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.

•Currently on exhibit at The Noyes Museum of Art of Stockton College, located at 733 Lily Lake Road, Galloway Township: "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

•Donnetta Irvis is the featured artist at the Hammonton Arts Center, 219 Bellevue Ave., Hammonton. Her exhibit will be on display through Dec. 5. Information:

•"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, on exhibit through January. Featuring works by painters Glenn Redderow, Kim Weiland, Anthony Rudisill, David Ahlsted, Paula Waterman, Stan Sperlak and Ron Orlando. The gallery is located at 9400 Second Ave., Stone Harbor. Call 609-368-6361 or go to

•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.

•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.

Cumberland County and West

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

Ocean County

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

•""Samantha Palmeri: New Paintings," on exhibit to Dec. 31, at the Art House Gallery, located at 182 N. Main St., Manahawkin. 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

•"Anthony Migliaccio & Plein Air Paintings," Ocean County College Arts & Community Center Gallery, main campus, College Drive, Toms River, on exhibit mid-December through January. Admission to the gallery is free and open to the public. Hours: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., Monday through Friday; 9 a.m. to noon, Saturdays when classes are in session. Call 732-255-0500.

•Artists from Pine Shores Art Association exhibit through January at the Stafford Library, 129 N. Main St., Manahawkin. Art is available for purchase. 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

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