Two self-described "perfectionists" are the featured artists for September at the Lower Township Library gallery, located in the Villas section of Cape May County.

Cindy Mahoney-Crawford and John Safrit are members of the Cape May Artists' Cooperative Gallery, where their works are also displayed and offered for sale.

Mahoney-Crawford began making jewelry about 15 years ago while still attending college and taking art classes.

"I am a perfectionist when it comes to this type of craft. I have to sort through cultured freshwater pearls and stones to make a set of earrings match in size and length," she says in her artist's notes. "I love creating jewelry; it shows my style and love of color."

Mahoney-Crawford is currently the art teacher at West Cape May Elementary School and also teaches for the Center for Community Arts.

Safrit, an award-winning painter, began working in watercolor six years ago and chose the medium for the challenge.

"My ambition is to capture the joy and beauty of nature. If I can create images of nature that encourage people to see their environment with a fresh eye and an inspired spirit, I've succeeded as an artist," he says.

Safrit is the director of adult art education for the Center for Community Arts. His work also can be seen at the William Ris Gallery, 9400 Second Ave., in Stone Harbor.

The Lower Township Library is a branch of the Cape May County Library system, located at 2600 Bayshore Road. The library is open Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Tuesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For information call 609-886-8999.

Atlantic County

•The Noyes Museum of Art of Stockton College presents an Artist Talk by Joanie Gagnon San Chirico, 6:30 p.m. Sept. 13. San Chirico is a Noyes Signature Artist whose work is on view in the Noyes Signature Artists exhibition from Friday, Sept. 7, to Nov. 25. The gallery is located at 733 Lily Lake Road, off Route 9, Galloway Township. Hours are10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, with extended hours Thursdays until 8 p.m.; noon to 5 p.m Sundays . Admission: $5 adults, $4 students, seniors. www.noyesmuseum.org

•A juried exhibit of fine art with an emphasis on the "Impressionistic Style" takes place Sept. 3 to 25 at Hammonton Arts Center, 219 Bellevue Ave., Hammonton. An artist's reception and awards presentation takes place 6 p.m. Sept. 7. Refreshments will be served. The event is free and open to the public. Go to www.hammontonartscenter.org

•"Alley Art: Discovering Wabi-Sabi," has been extended to Sept. 19 at Great Bay Gallery, 829 Bay Ave., Somers Point. Gallery hours are 3 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays, and 3 to 9 p.m. on Saturdays. Call 609-653-4991 or go to www.greatbayartgallery.com

•Currently on exhibit at The Noyes Museum of Art of Stockton College, located at 733 Lily Lake Road, Galloway Township: New Jersey State Council on the Arts Fellowship Exhibition, through Sept. 12; "Stan Sperlak: Into the Night," a solo exhibition of new pastel work, on view through Sept. 23. 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 www.noyesmuseum.org

•Two new fall exhibits are scheduled for the Stockton College Art Gallery from Sept. 5 to Nov. 17. A reception will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Oct. 14. "Learning from New Jersey" will be housed in the upper gallery, with paintings by Tim Daly and Valeri Larko. A gallery tour with the artists will be held 2:30 p.m. Oct. 2. "Perception Shift" will occupy the lower gallery. It features Wade Aaron, Sienna Freeman, John Langdon, Bovey Lee, Kristen Neville-Taylor, Ryan Livingstone, Michelle Vitale Loughlin and Mat Ollig with a short film by the Brothers Quay. A panel discussion will be held 2:30 p.m. Oct. 24. The gallery is located adjacent to the Performing Arts Center, main campus, off 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. www.stockton.edu/artgallery

•The New Jersey State Council on the Arts Fellowship Exhibition runs through Sept. 12 at Noyes Museum of Art of Stockton College, 733 Lily Lake Road, Galloway Township. 609-652-8848 or www.noyesmuseum.org

•Works by artist Susan Hanna Rau will be exhibited through Sept. 30 in "The Studio," on the second level dining room of Latz's By the Bay Restaurant, 801 Bay Ave., Somers Point. Call 609-788-8838 or go to www.LatzsByTheBay.com; or Great Bay Gallery at 609-653-4991 or www.greatbayartgallery.com

•""Summer Wonders," an exhibit by the Galloway Cultural Arts Center, runs through Oct. 13 at at the Atlantic County Library, Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway Township, during normal library hours. Go to www.gallowayculturalarts.org

•"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 www.aahmsng.org

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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.

Cape May County

•A new exhibit by Stan Sperlak, "Rising," runs from Saturday, Sept. 8, to Oct. 14 at SOMANew Art Gallery, 31 Perry St., in Carpenters Square Mall, Cape May. An opening reception will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, and the public can meet the artist and enjoy light refreshments. Call 609-898-7488 or go to www.somagallery.net

•Catherine Bosna, a member of the Cape May Artists' Cooperative Gallery, will conduct a Floorcloth Workshop from 10 a.m. to 4 p .m. Wednesday, Sept. 12, at Flanagan's Art and Frame Shop, 324 Broadway, West Cape May. Class fee is $125 and includes all materials except paint for final image. Email catherinebosna@comcast.net.

•New works celebrating the arrival of the monarch butterflies by local artists Lee Hajduk and John Safrit opens Sept. 7 at Harbor Gallery, located at the Nature Center of Cape May, 1600 Delaware Ave., Cape May. A reception to meet the artists will be held 6 p.m. and light refreshments will be served. All artwork is for sale. A portion of sales supports the Nature Center. Call 609- 898-8848.

•A retrospective of paintings by the late Philadelphia graphic designer and artist Robert S. Milnazik, and sculptures by Katherine Stanek, are exhibited at William Ris Gallery, 9400 Second Ave., Stone Harbor, to Sept. 6. The exhibit is a collaborative project betwen the gallery and ArtC. Call 609-368-6361 or go to www.williamris.com

•Diane and Rich Flanegan are featured to Sept. 6 at The Cape May Artists Cooperative Gallery, located since 2009 in the West End Garage, 484 West Perry St., Cape May. The gallery is open daily. For hours and more information call 609-770-8261.

•The Ocean City Fine Arts League will hold a meet-the-artist reception for its September show, "Night Life," from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 14. Light refreshments will be served. The event is free and open to the public. The gallery is located at 608 Asbury Ave., Ocean City. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sundays. Call 609-814-0308 or go to oceancityfineartsleague.org

•The Cape May Artists' Cooperative will feature the work of members Diane and Rich Flanegan in its gallery at the West End Garage, 484 West Perry St., Cape May, through Sept. 6. The gallery is open daily. Call 609-770-8261.

•William Ris Gallery features a new group exhibit by Ellen Gavin, Dennis Goldsborough, Neal McPheeters and Joanie SanChirico. The gallery is located at 9400 Second Ave., Stone Harbor. Call 609-368-6361 or go to www.williamris.com

•"On The Wing," a new exhibit at the Sluice Creek Gallery, located in the N.J Audubon's Cape May Bird Observatory, 600 Route 47 North, Goshen, is on display to Oct. 30. The show includes historic illustrations, decorative decoys, bird prints, reed baskets and illustrations, all by South Jersey artists. A portion of sales benefits C.M.B.O. Call 609-861-0700.

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

Cumberland County and West

•The works of Bridgeton artist Kurt Hansen can be seen in a front window of the Ashley McCormick Building, located at 40 East Commerce St., Bridgeton. The collection changes monthly, and all works are for purchase. Contact the artist at kurtphansen@yahoo.com.

Ocean County

•St. Mary's First Annual Art Show/Sale takes place 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sept. 8, at St. Mary's Parish Center, Bishop Lane and McKinley Avenue, in Manahawkin. This is a fund raiser with all proceeds divided between Family Promise of Ocean County and St. Vincent de Paul food pantry. Informatiojn: 609-660-8062.

•Gallery 1603, 1603 Long Beach Blvd., Surf City, exhibits new works from surf artist Julie Goldstein. Call 609-494-1699 or www.gallery1603.com

•Gallery 100 Center for the Arts, located at 100 North Bay Ave., Beach Haven, spotlights works by local artists. The gallery is open daily, with extended hours to 10 p.m. on Thurdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Call 609-492-1330 or go to www.Gallery100LBI.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. Call 609-597-3557 or www.pineshoresartassociation.org

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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.