PSAA students get noticed in Stafford Township

Irene Bausmith’s ‘Sarah’ won first prize in the Pine Shore Art Association’s annual Student Art Show, on exhibit through February.

The Student Art Show of Pine Shores Art Association, the only opportunity to publicly view the works created by PSAA adult art students in workshops and classes held throughout the year, is on display through Feb. 26 in Stafford Township.

In existence for more than three decades in southern Ocean County, the Pine Shores Art Association offers 40 adult art classes in all mediums. More than 300 artists belong and take part in the year-round classes and visual art shows, and membership includes both new and established artists, professionals and amateurs. Unlike other PSAA group art shows that do not accept work done under the tutelage of an instructor, the Student Art Show showcases only the talents of the students.

For this show, longtime member Irene Bausmith, of Manahawkin, was awarded first prize for her pencil drawing entitled "Sarah." Bausmith created the work in a drawing class led by instructor and award-winning artist Tom Rutledge.

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The top winners were made public at the show's opening reception on Feb. 4. The list includes a tie for second prize: Mary Schenone, for her pastel "Sacred River" (instructor Linda Coulter), and Paul Hartelius, for his watercolor "House of Seven Gables" (instructor Tom Rutledge); and third prize: Barbara Pylilo, for her watercolor "Central Park View" (instructor Carol Nace). Honorable mention was awarded to Peggy Mahan for her watercolor "Grand Canyon North Rim," also under Rutledge's instruction.

The PSAA gallery is located at 94 Stafford Ave., Manahawkin. The gallery is open to the public from 1 to 3 p.m. Sundays, 7 to 9 p.m. Mondays and 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Go to

Atlantic County

•The Hammonton Arts Center is accepting entries for its juried art exhibit, "Women in the Arts," until Wednesday, Feb. 20. The exhibit is open to all women artists. The HAC is located at 219 Bellevue Ave., Hammonton. The exhibit will run Feb. 26 to April 3. Entry forms are available at

•The works of painter Ray Haworth will be exhibited throughout February at the Hammonton Branch of the Atlantic County Library System, 451 Egg Harbor Road, Hammonton. The exhibit is curated by the Hammonton Arts Center. 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 or go to

•The Noyes Museum of Art of Stockton College hosts four winter exhibits: "The Art of Conflict," through April 21; "Earl B. Lewis: National Treasure," through May 19 (Lewis give a solo artist's talk 11 a.m. March 2); "Pat Witt: Art Spirit," through May 26; "Prints from The Noyes Collection: Jerome Kaplan, Hulda D. Robbins, Benton Spruance," through May 12. The Noyes is located at 733 Lily Lake Road, Galloway Township. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, until 8 p.m. Thursdays, noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. Admission: $5 adults, $4 students and seniors. Call 609-652-8848 or go to

•The juried art exhibit, "The Heart of the Artist," runs through Wednesday, Feb. 20, at Hammonton Arts Center, 219 Bellevue Ave., Hammonton. The following received awards: Deb Spinella, first place; Doreen Khebzou, second place; Joe Bruno, third place; Donnetta Irvis and M.C. DeMarco, honorable mentions. The exhibit is free and open to the public. Cherry Hill artist Bonnie Shanas is featured in the exhibit. Her work has been accepted in national and international exhibits.

•"Emerging Photographers: Hannah Price and Glynnis Reed," on exhibit to March 21, at the Stockton College Art Gallery, located on the main campus, adjacent to the Performing Arts Center in L-wing, Galloway Township. Hours are: noon to 7 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, noon to 4 p.m. Sundays. The gallery is closed the week of March 9 to 7. A free gallery talk by Hannah Price will be held 2 p.m. March 19. Call 609-652-4214 or go to

•"Blue Like Me: The Art of Siona Benjamin," is exhibited at the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey Art Gallery through March 27. Benjamin will be joined by Dr. Shanthi Rajaraman and Dr. Robert Nichols. The event is free. Stockton College Art Gallery is located on the main campus, adjacent to the Performing Arts Center in L-wing, Galloway Township. The gallery is open to the public noon to 7 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, and from noon to 4 p.m. Sundays. Admission is free. The gallery is closed for spring break March 9 through 17. Call 609-652-4214 or go to

•Artwork by members of the Ocean City Fine Arts League will exhibit at Shore Medical Center's Surgical Pavilion through March. 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

•"Spring is Just Around the Corner," original oils by local artist Thelma Snyder, on exhibit through April 30 in the second floor gallery of Latz's By the Bay Restaurant, 801 Bay Ave., Somers Point. All works are for sale. For more information call 609-788-8838 or go to Information also is available at Great Bay Gallery, 829 Bay Ave. Call 609-653-4991 or go to

Cape May County

•Kindle Auto Plaza and the Cape May County Art League will host an art show opening reception 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15, at Kindle Auto Plaza Showroom, 525 Stone Harbor Blvd., Cape May Court House. Light refreshments will be served. The art show runs Feb. 15 through Monday, Feb. 18. Call 609-465-5000.

•"Anything Goes," the February competition and exhibit of the Ocean City Fine Arts League, is on display through February at the Art on Asbury gallery, 608 Asbury Ave., Ocean City. The exhibit also showcases work by students of Arc of Atlantic County. A "meet the artist" reception will be held 6 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15 (postponed from Feb. 11). Winners are: 1st Place - Rachel Smith (oil), of Egg Harbor Township; 2nd Place - Sue Rau (mixed media), of Ocean View; and honorable mentions: Thelma Snyder (oil), of Somers Point, Gerald Jacobson (photo), of Wnycote, PA, and Judy Scull (watercolor), of Vineland. The gallery is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, and 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sundays. Call 609-814-0308 or go to

•The Ocean City Arts Center hosts a new photography exhibit for February, "Bulgaria: Time and Place," by Villas photographer Macy Zhelyazkova. All photos are for sale and range in price from $150 to $375. The Arts Center is located in the Community Center at 1735 Simpson Ave. Go to or call 609-399-7628.

•The Ocean City Arts Center will accept entries March 11 through 26 for its Annual Juried Photography Show to be held in April. Works can be dropped off at the Arts Center, located at 1735 Simpson Ave., Ocean City. Call 609-399-7628 or go to www.oceancityartscenter. org

•The Cape May Artists Cooperative will feature the work of Dennis Dowe, Diane Flanegan, Rich Flanegan and Mary Stewart in its gallery at the West End Garage during the month of February. The Artists Co-op is open Friday through Monday. Call 609-770-8261 for information.

•Photographer Anita Roth and jewelry-maker Cindy Mahoney Crawford, both members of the Cape May Artists' Cooperative, will exhibit their works through February at the Lower Township Library, located at 2600 Bayshore Road, Villas. The exhibit also features potters Amanda Leipert and Julie Hickman, and Jamie Roth, a student at Lower Cape May Regional High School and an award-winner in the Cape May County Culture and Heritage Commission's National Arts Program. Library hours are: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays; and 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturdays. For information call 609-886-8999.

•"Celebrating Community Service: Black Fraternal, Social and Civic Organizations of Cape May County," a new exhibit at Carriage House Gallery, runs through April 14. The gallery is located on the grounds of the Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., Cape May. Call 609-884-5404 or go to

Ocean County

•Artists are invited to submit works for The Art House Gallery's spring exhibition, "No Man is an Island." Artists can apply through March 31. The exhibition will be on view April 20 through May 26, with an opening reception scheduled for April 20. The Art House Gallery is located at 182 North Main St., Manahawkin. Call 609-978-4ART or go to

•Pine Shores Art Association art history lecture, "New York and the Ashcan School," 7 p.m. March 18, Stafford Library, 94 Stafford Ave., Manahawkin, by Professor Lisa Festa of Georgian Court University, free. Register at library, 609-597-3381. Preceding the lecture will be an artist reception from 6 to 7 p.m. to honor three artists participating in the March/April exhibition: Elaine Biddulph, Giorio Donnarumma and Robert Heyer. Call 609-597-3557 or go to

•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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