Ocean City couple Collette and Frank Smith are featured in this month’s pottery and photography exhibit at the Ocean City Arts Center titled, “Fire and Light.”
Both artists are award-winners for their craft and study each year in Sante Fe, N.M. They are represented by many local galleries.
Potter Collette Smith specializes in “altered pottery.” This technique is wheel-thrown and not round, and allows the pottery to take on many unique shapes.
“I am most influenced by form and color and strive to make beautiful art to use in daily living. Preparation and presentation of food is my main concern when designing a piece of hand-thrown altered pottery,” she writes in her artist’s notes for the show.
Frank Smith discovered photography after retirement from a career in international business several years ago. He writes that he takes his artistic inspiration from the Japense “Shibui,” which means “simple, subtle and unobtrusive beauty.”
The exhibit can be viewed 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 and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays. 609-399-7628 or OceanCityArtsCenter.org
n Great Bay Gallery, 829 Bay Avenue, Somers Point is presenting its autumn exhibit, “A Moveable Feast,” a group exhibit by local and regional artists, from Oct. 23-Nov. 16. The exhibit is being shown in partnership with the Somers Point Business Association’s 4th Annual Restaurant Week running from Nov. 8-17. Great Bay Gallery hours during the exhibit are 1 to 6 p.m. Wed through Saturday. 609-653-4991 or GreatBayArtGallery.com
n Call for entries: “Fine and Decorative Art Exhibit” by Hammonton Arts Center, 219 Bellevue Ave., must be hand delivered on Oct. 23 or Oct. 26, during gallery hours. The exhibit will take place from Oct. 29-Nov. 30. An artist’s reception will be held 6 p.m. Nov. 1 and rereshments will be served. Information and fees: hammontonartscenter.org
n Green Bank artist Charles Branigan exhibits works that focus on the quirky and eerie side of the Pine Barrens from 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 17, at Casciano Coffee Bar & Sweetery, 212 Bellevue Ave., during downtown Hammonton’s Third Thursday event. He will also introduce some of his unique sculptures and present the featured “ghost” of the evening, the Jersey Devil. The event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. 609-561-2600.
n Winners of the October “Annual Juried Photography Exhibit” sponsored by the Hammonton Arts Center, 219 Bellevue Ave., are: Susan Gietka, first place; Elizabeth Johnson, second place; Les Tyler, third place; and honorable mentions to Leslie LoSasso, Heather Warburton and Rich Bailey. The exhibit is free and open to the public throughout October. HammontonArtsCenter.org
n Winners of the Galloway Cultural Arts current show, “South Jersey Life,” are: Watercolor — Peggy Tompkins, first place; Mary Archibald, second place; Monica Kurtz, third place; Oil/Acrylics — Andrea Johns, first place; Pat Powell, second place; RoseAnn Dukanovic, third place; Pamela Scribner, honorable mention. The exhibit can be viewed through October at the Galloway Library, Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway Township. The exhibit is open during regular library hours. Information: GallowayCulturalArts.org
n Mary Catherine DeMarco, a founding member of the Hammonton Arts Center, exhibits her latest multi-media 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. Monday through Thursday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Saturday. 609-561-2264 or HammontonArtsCenter.org
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
n 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
n 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 or NoyesMuseum.org
Cape May County
n 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. A Second Sunday reception will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Oct. 13, and members will be on hand to discuss their works. Light refreshments will be served. 609-770-8261 or CapeMayArtistsCoop.com
n 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. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday and Friday; and 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday. 609-886-8999.
n SOMA NewArt Gallery exhibits Sam Donovan’s “Down A Lazy River,” and Penny Beck’s “Second Nature,” through Oct. 27. Artist Stan Sperlak’s exhibit also continues until the end of the month. The gallery is located at 31 Perry St., in Carpenters Square Mall, Cape May. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Thursday to Monday, closed Tuesday and Wednesday. 609-898-7488 or SomaGallery.net
n The Ocean City Fine Arts League’s October show, “Abstract & Surreal,” 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. Monday through Saturday, and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. 609-814-0308 or OceanCityFineArtsLeague.org
n The Ocean City Arts Center will accept entries for its Annual Juried Art Show through Oct. 29. All work may be for sale and will hang in the gallery throughout November. An awards ceremony, free and open to the public, will be held 7 to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 8. Information: 609-399-7628 or OceanCityArtsCenter.org
n Watercolor artist Marie Natale will hold a “Painting Animals in Watercolor” workshop Nov. 2, at Gloucester County College in Sewell. Class size is limited. Fees include breakfast and lunch. Information: 856-848-6424.
n The Jersey State Council on the Arts “Visual Arts Fellowship Showcase Exhibition 2013” runs through Nov. 1 at the LBI Foundation of the Arts & Sciences, 120 Long Beach Blvd., Loveladies, Long Beach Island. The gallery is open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. 609-494-1241 or LBIFoundation.org
n 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
n 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to Lucia C. Drake, The Press of Atlantic City, 11 Devins Lane, Pleasantville, N.J. 08232.