Although her new exhibit excites bird and nature lovers, Betsy Naumchik’s works also appeals to viewers who appreciate the impressionistic technique that gets to the essence of her subjects.
Entitled “Friends in Every Season,” the new watercolor exhibit opens Friday, Nov. 1, in the upstairs gallery of Latz’s By the Bay Restaurant, 801 Bay Ave., Somers Point.
A reception to meet the artist takes place 5 to 7 p.m. with light refreshments and guitar accompaniment by Dylan Martello. The event is free and open to the public.
In the exhibit, Naumchik presents a variety of bird images in their natural environment done in watercolor and ink, then filled in with color and detail.
“My goal is to relay the impression of realism,” Naumchik writes in her artist’s notes.
The collection of works reflects Naumchik’s strong interest in the natural world. A life-long resident of South Jersey, Naumchik is a self-taught artist who has also trained at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts as well as privately in Philadelphia. She has garnered awards from the Philadelphia Watercolor Society, the Cape May Promenade Art Show, the Croft Farms Art Center in Cherry Hill, as well as the Hammonton Arts Center and the Ocean City Fine Arts League.
Her exhibit will run through Jan. 4.
Latz’s By The Bay and Great Bay Gallery partner to exhibit local and regional artists with exhibits changing every three months.
“Fine and Decorative Art Exhibit” by Hammonton Arts Center, 219 Bellevue Ave., runs to Nov. 30. An artist’s reception will be held 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, and rereshments will be served. Information and fees: HammontonArtsCenter.org
“The Life and Works of Picasso,” a lecture by Jayne Yantz, takes place 1 to 3 p.m. Nov. 10, at Hammonton Arts Center 219 Bellevue Ave., Hammonton. Tickets for the lecture are $5. Registration is necessary with payment prior to the event. Participants may register on line at HammontonArtsCenter.org or by stopping by the HAC Gallery.The last day to register is Nov. 2.
Members of “Focal Point” photography group of the Hammonton Arts Center will exhibit their work through November at the Hammonton Branch of the Atlantic County Library System, 451 Egg Harbor Road, Hammonton. Go to HammontonArtsCenter.org
Great Bay Gallery, 829 Bay Ave., Somers Point is presenting its autumn exhibit, “A Moveable Feast,” a group exhibit by local and regional artists, to Nov. 16. The exhibit is being shown in partnership with the Somers Point Business Association’s 4th Annual Restaurant Week running from Nov. 8 to 17. Great Bay Gallery hours during the exhibit are 1 to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. 609-653-4991 or GreatBayArtGallery.com
“South Jersey Life,” an exhibit by members of Galloway Cultural Arts, can be viewed through October at the Atlantic County Library System/Galloway, Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway Township. The exhibit is open during regular library hours. Information: GallowayCulturalArts.org
Mary Catherine DeMarco, a founding member of the Hammonton Arts Center, exhibits her latest multimedia works through October at the Hammonton Branch of the Atlantic County Library System, at 451 S. Egg Harbor Road. Hours: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays. 609-561-2264 or HammontonArtsCenter.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. Go to NoyesMuseum.org
Current exhibits at the Noyes Museum of Art of Stockton College: “Signature Artist Exhibition,” runs through Nov. 24; “Victor Grasso: Fable,” runs through Jan. 5, 2014; “Noise@Noise: MOVIS,” runs through Jan. 12, 2014; “John Pierce Barnes (1893-1954),” runs through Jan. 26. The Noyes is located at 733 Lily Lake Road, Galloway Township. Hours are: 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, with extended hours to 8 p.m. Thursdays; and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. Admission: $5 adults, $4 students and seniors. 609-652-8848. Go to NoyesMuseum.org
Cape May County
The Ocean City Fine Arts League invites all artists to submit works for its next show, “Interiors.” Entries can be dropped off through Nov. 4. There will be a Meet The Artist reception and awards presentation from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 8, and light refreshments will be served. The event is free and open to the public and the show runs through the end of November. The Gallery is located 608 Asbury Ave., Ocean City. Call 609-814-0308 or OceanCityFineArtsLeague.org
The Ocean City Arts Center’s Annual Juried Art Show awards ceremony, free and open to the public, will be held 7 to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 8. The show will hang in the gallery throughout November. Information: 609-399-7628 or OceanCityArtsCenter.org
Approximately 50 Mermaid Art pieces created by 50 local artists will be available for viewing and silent auction bidding to Friday, Nov. 1 at SOMA NewArt Gallery, 31 Perry Street, Cape May. All unsold art pieces will be available for purchase 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 2 and 3. Information: 609-898-7488.
The William Ris Gallery, 9400 Second Ave., Stone Harbor, celebrates fall with ongoing exhibits and displays. The galley is open daily. For hours and information call 609-368-6361.
Potter Collette Smith and photographer Frank Smith, a husband/wife duo from Ocean City, are featured at the Ocean City Arts Center exhibit, “Fire and Light,” on view through the end of October. The Ocean City Arts Center is located in the Community Center at 1735 Simpson Ave. Hours are: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Mondays through Fridays; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays. 609-399-7628 or OceanCityArtsCenter.org
The Cape May Artists Cooperative Gallery, West End Garage, 484 West Perry St., features four of its members’ work during the month of October. Sharing the spotlight are artists Catherine Bosna, Dennis Dowe, Lee Hajduk and Linda Pendrak. 609-770-8261 or CapeMayArtistsCoop.com
Pottery and jewelry by Diana Cutshall and oil paintings by Patricia Neville are exhibited during October at the Lower Township Library, 2600 Bayshore Road, Villas. The library is a branch of the Cape May County Library system. Hours are: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays; and 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturdays. 609-886-8999.
The Ocean City Fine Arts League’s “Abstract & Surreal” exhibit can be viewed through October at the Art on Asbury Gallery, 608 Asbury Ave., Ocean City. The gallery is open daily, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays. 609-814-0308.
Watercolor artist Marie Natale will hold a “Painting Animals in Watercolor” workshop Nov. 2, at Gloucester County College in Sewell. Class size is limited. Information: 856-848-6424.
Little Egg Harbor Township artist Diane Tomash won the Annette Seitz Gross Memorial Award for her monotype “End of Long Dirt Road.” The award was presented by the Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, one of the oldest women’s art clubs in the country. Tomash’s work is on exhibit through the end of October.
The Jersey State Council on the Arts “Visual Arts Fellowship Showcase Exhibition 2013” runs through Friday, Nov. 1 at the LBI Foundation of the Arts & Sciences, 120 Long Beach Blvd., Loveladies, Long Beach Island. Gallery is open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Go to LBIFoundation.org
Unshredded Nostalgia, 323 S. Main St., Route 9, Barnegat, announces its next poster exhibit, “Military, Movie and Theater: Pre-1930s,” 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. 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. PineShoresArtAssociation.org
Items for Art Gallery should be sent two weeks in advance to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to Lucia C. Drake, The Press of Atlantic City, 11 Devins Lane, Pleasantville, N.J. 08232.