Usually the leading force behind the scenes, professional painter Rae Jaffe goes from curator to featured artist in the current exhibit at Latz’s By the Bay Restaurant in Somers Point.

Her exhibit of oils titled, “Color ‘Scapes,” concentrates on Jaffe’s streetscapes as well as florals, gardens, roadways and pathways painted both in the studio and en pleinaire.

A graduate of Tyler School of Art, Jaffe retired years ago as an art teacher from the Philadelphia Public School District. She moved to Ocean City with her husband and became active with the Ocean City Fine Arts League, currently serving as president, and coordinating member exhibits with the Ocean City Art Center and with Shore Medical Center as well as curating monthly exhibits at the Ocean City Fine Arts League.

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She also regularly exhibits at Great Bay Gallery, Ocean City Fine Arts League, Ocean City Art Center, Riverfront Renaissance Center for the Arts as an Associate Artist, the Hammonton Art Center and the Southern New Jersey Artists. Her interest and work has expanded to include pleinaire painting through study with Pat Witt at the Barn Art Studio and with the South Jersey PleinAire Painters.

The exhibit at Latz’s By The Bay is curated by Kathleen Arleth of Great Bay Art Gallery. The gallery at Latz’s is a partnership with Great Bay Gallery to exhibit local and regional artists. The exhibits changes every three months. Jaffe’s works will hang until Oct. 31.

Latz’s By The Bay is located at 801 Bay Ave., Somers Point. The gallery is located at the second level dining room. For more information call Latz’s at 609-788-8838 or visit or the Great Bay Gallery, 609-653-4991 or

Atlantic County

The Atlantic City Boardwalk Art Show, a revival of the tradition of Boardwalk art shows, takes place 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 7, on the Atlantic City Boardwalk, with live jazz performances and live full length theater shows taking place at Kennedy Plaza, across from Boardwalk Hall. The free event features artists from various mediums and genres. Info:

The Noyes Museum of Art of Stockton College presents its “Signature Artists” exhibit Sept. 6-Nov. 24, with an opening reception from 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 4. The annual exhibition showcases the work of 30 artists throughout the region in mixed media, painting, sculpture, ceramics and fiber compositions. 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. 609-652-8848 or

The Noyes Museum of Art of Stockton College hosts the following exhibits: Margery Amdur, through Sept. 8; “Celebrating Fred Noyes,” to Sept. 23. 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. 609-652-8848 or

“Figure Affair: A Figure Drawing & Painting Marathon,” will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 14, at the Noyes Studios, 15 Horton St., Hammonton. Fee to participate is $40 for Noyes members, $50 nonmembers. Pre-registration required.

 “All About Light,” the current exhibit of Galloway Cultural Arts, runs through Sept. 21 at the Galloway Library, Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway Township. The exhibit is open during regular library hours.

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

Accent Gallery and William Ris Gallery collaborated on a new exhibit that can be viewed through the summer in the Surgical Pavilion Public Gallery of Shore Medical Center in Somers Point. Contact William Ris Gallery at 609-368-6361.

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; or 609-653-4991 or

Cape May County

The Lower Township Library, 2600 Bayshore Road, Villas, will feature the work of local artist Catherine Bosna during the month of September. The library is a branch of the Cape May County Library system, open 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday and Friday; and 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday. 609-886-8999.

 The Cape May Artists Cooperative Gallery features three of its members’ work during the month of September. Sharing the spotlight are artists Barbara Colosi with porcelain painting and handmade jewelry, Eliza Dietz with wearable art, and photographer Joe Evangelista. A Second Sunday Reception will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Sept. 8 and light refreshments will be served. The Artists’ Coop is located in the West End Garage, 484 W. Perry St., Cape May. Call 609-770-8261 for information.

Peter Max returns to Ocean Galleries, 9618 Third Ave., Stone Harbor, with a new exhibit, “Peter Max: The Master of Pop Summer 2013 Collection,” running to Sept 8. Gallery hours: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. 609-368-7777 or

Photographs and mixed media works by Glynnis Reed are exhibited at the Ocean City Arts Center, 1735 Simpson Ave., Ocean City, to Sept. 30. A meet the artist reception, free and open to the public, will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 13. The Center is open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. 609-399-7628 or

 Jane Hartley’s one-woman show, “Flora, Fauna & Far East,” runs to Sept. 15 at Will Ris Gallery, 9400 Second Ave., Stone Harbor. Summer hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday through Thursday; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday. 609-368-6361 or

SOMA NewArt Gallery features new works by Stan Sperlak and Victor Grasso through Sept. 22. The gallery is located at 31 Perry St., Carpenters Square Mall, Cape May. Hours are 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. 609-898-7488 or

“Offering,” a new concrete sculpture by artist Katherine Stanek, can be viewed through the summer on the grounds of Saint Mary’s Episcopal Church, 9425 Third Ave., Stone Harbor. The placement of the sculpture is the result of a collaboration between Stanek, the William Ris Gallery which represents the artist, and the church.

Cumberland County

 “The Paintings of Glenn Rudderow: Reflections on Nature,” solo exhibition and sale, to Oct. 6, with a meet the artist reception from 2 to 5 p.m. Sept. 8, at WheatonArts and Cultural Center, 1501 Glasstown Road, Millville,

Ocean County

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

Items for Art Gallery should be sent two weeks in advance to or mailed to Lucia C. Drake, The Press of Atlantic City, 11 Devins Lane, Pleasantville, N.J. 08232.

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