The second art exhibit at "ArtC Gallery" in the new Surgical Pavilion at Shore Medical Center opens to the public on Friday, April 20, with a meet-the-artists reception from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

The four artists whose works will be displayed for the next six months are once again all southern New Jersey residents: Ocean City mixed media artist John Harris, Ventnor painter Michael Waters, Millville photographer Dave Woeller and Cape May watercolorist Anna Marie Zabielski. They also are all associated with the William Ris Gallery in Stone Harbor.

The exhibit consists of 25 diverse pieces and all are for sale, with part of the commission going to the Shore Medical Center Foundation, ArtC, the Noyes Museum of Art as well as the local artists.

The gallery is actually the second-floor lobby of the new medical pavilion on the corner of Brighton and Bay avenues in Somers Point, and is accessible from the parking garage walkway or the main entrance. It's open to the public daily. The public is invited to attend Friday's free reception and view the exhibit.

Atlantic County

•6th Annual Origami Showcase, 12:30 to 2:20 p.m. Thursday, April 19, Richard Stockton College, lower F-Wing Atrium, in front of Richard Bjork Library, main campus, Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway Township, student-created three-dimensinal models, free. 609-652-4950.

•The Hammonton Arts Center, at 219 Bellevue Ave., will participate in Downtown Hammonton's Third Thursday event on Thursday, April 19, with an interactive art project reflecting the theme "Once Upon A Time, A Fairy Tale Evening." Activities take place from 6 to 9 p.m. The gallery will also host a reception for Focal Point's juried photography exhibit. Call 609-457-4892 or go to www.hammontonartscenter.org

•The Noyes Museum of Art of Richard Stockton College in Galloway Township hosts the following exhibitions: "Katherine Stanek and Julia Levitina: Of Myths, Metal and Mortar," sculpture exhibit, to Sunday, April 22; "Lance Balderson: Abstractions," series of paintings, to May 13; "Alice: Into the Looking Glass," works based on the literary works of Lewis Carroll, to May 20; "George Nick: Edge of the Road," series of paintings, to May 27. The gallery is located on Lily Lake Road in the Oceanville section of the township. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, with extended hours to 8 p.m. Thursdays; noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. Admission $5 adults, $4 students and seniors, free to Stockton students. Call 609-652-8848 or go to www.noyesmuseum.org

•The Noyes Museum of Art of Stockton College will hold its biannual Art in Bloom event Saturday, April 21, and Sunday, April 22. In honor of Earth Day, the museum will celebrate with artistic floral designs created by participating New Jersey garden clubs. Paintings by artists George Nick and Lance Balderson will provide inspiration for the floral designers, whose creations will be displayed adjacent to the works in the museum. The museum is located at 733 Lily Lake Road, Oceanville section of Galloway Township. Regular admission applies: $5 adults, $4 seniors, free to Stockton students children age 6 and younger. Call 609-652-8848 or go to www.noyesmuseum.org

•Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition, works by 19 graduating students at Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, through Wednesday, April 25, Art Gallery, adjacent to the PAC in L-wing, main campus off Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway Township. Admission is free. The gallery is open noon to 7:30 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, and noon to 4 p.m. Sundays.

•The Hammonton Arts Center, 219 Bellevue Ave., is calling for entries for the 16th Annual Juried Exhibit, May 1 through 30. The exhibit is open to all artists. Fees for entry are $8 per entry members, $10 nonmembers. All work must be hand delivered to the Arts Center, between April 25-28. Go to www.hammontonartscenter.org

•"Life Filled with Light," an exhibit of paintings by artist Sister Celeste Mokrzycki of Brigantine, can be viewed through April 27 at Atlantic Cape Community College's Art Gallery, C Building, Mays Landing Campus, 5100 Black Horse Pike. The gallery is free and open to the public. The exhibit includes landscapes, seascapes and figures in watercolor and pastel. For more information call 609-625-1111, ext. 5346.

•Judith R. Watson will exhibit her "Works on Clay" throughout the month of April at the Atlantic County West Library, 451 Egg Harbor Road, Hammonton. The exhibit is sponsored by the Hammonton Arts Center. Go to www.hammontonartscenter.org

•"Absolutely Abstract," an exhibit of four artists at three venues in Somers Point's Bayfront Historic District, runs May 1 - May 27. An Artistic Walk-About will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. May 6, with receptions at each location. The participating artists and locations are: Michael Waters and Paul Harrington in the ballroom at Sandi Pointe Coastal Bistro, 908 Shore Road; Steve Kuzma at Great Bay Gallery, 829 Bay Ave.; and Katherine Mott at Latz's By The Bay 801 Bay Ave. For more information contact Kathleen Arleth at Great Bay Gallery, 609-653-4991.

•The "Raw" juried photography exhibit can be seen through May 12 at The Noyes Museum of Art of Stockton College in Hammonton. The gallery is located at 5 South Second St. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Saturdays; 1 to 8 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays. For more information call 609-561-8006 or go to www.noyesmuseum.org/hammonton.html

•The Noyes Museum of Art of Stockton College presents at the Seaview resort, "Intimate Landscapes," a photography exhibition by photographic artist Albert D. Horner, to May 29. The Noyes Seaview Art Gallery is located at the Seaview resort, 401 S. New York Road, Galloway Township. It is free and open daily to the public. Call 855-894-8698 or go to www.noyesmuseum.org

•Katherine Mott will exhibit her mixed-media work entitled "Graffiti" at The Studio on the second level dining room at Latz's By The Bay Restaurant, 801 Bay Ave., Somers Point, through June. The event is part of an ongoing partnership between the restaurant and Great Bay Gallery to present exhibits by local artists. Call 609-788-8838 or visit www.LatzsByTheBay.com. For Great Bay Gallery hours call 609-653-4991 or go to www.greatbayartgallery.com

•Call for entries for "Art in the Basin," outdoor fine arts show at Historic Gardner's Basin in Atlantic City, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. July 14. Artists must submit photographs of their work for approval by May 31. Call 609-653-7006 or e-mail gazman4@verizon.net.

•"Stealing Home: How Jackie Robinson Changed America" exhibit at The African American Heritage Museum of Southern NJ, runs through May. The museum is located at the Martin Luther King Center, 661 Jackson Road, Newtonville, Buena Vista Township. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, and by appointment Mondays and Saturdays. Admission is free, donations are accepted. Call 609-704-5495 or go to www.aahmsng.org

Cape May County

•The Cape May Bird Observatory's Sluice Creek Gallery will hold an opening reception for "The Bayshore Connection," an exhibit of art photography by Michael Hogan, from 7 to 9:30 p.m. April 21. The exhibit features large format landscape prints of the Delaware Bay and NJ Pinelands and digital bird photography. It runs through May. The gallery is located at 600 Route 47 North, in Goshen. Call 609-861-0700.

•SOMA NewArt Gallery hosts a free artist reception 5 to 8 p.m. April 21 for its season-opening exhibit, "Inspired Brushstrokes - a Teacher and her Artistic Influence," by Marie Natale and five of her students, and "Nature by Design," by Penny Beck. The event is free and open to the public. The works are on display through May 13. The gallery is located at 31 Perry St., in Carpenters Square Mall, Cape May. Spring gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday through Monday, with extended hours to 8 p.m. on Saturdays. Go to www.somagallery.net or call 609-898-7488.

•The Ocean City Fine Arts League announces the April "Water" winners. Visit our gallery to see all the artwork on display through April. All pieces are for sale. The Asbury Gallery is now open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and 10 a.m. 1:30 p.m. Sundays. It is located at 608 Asbury Avenue in Ocean City. The show runs through April 30. Call 609-814-0308 or go to oceancityfineartsleague.org. First place: Marilyn Brent, Waterway Under The Overpass, Oil, Linwood. Second: Fred Arnold, Water Break, Watercolor, Ocean City. Honorable Mention, Tom Brooke, Water Man, Acrylic, and Cathy Skinner, The Crossing At Bennets Mill, Pastel, Mays Landing

•The exhibit, "The Language of Flowers," by artist Dori Spector can be viewed at William Ris Gallery, 9400 Second Ave., Stone Harbor. Call 609-368-6361 or go to www.williamris.com

•The Lower Township Library, 2600 Bayshore Rd., Villas, will feature three members of the Cape May Artists Cooperative during the month of April. Patricia Neville's paintings and slab built pottery pieces will be featured along with Betty Campbell's pastels and Jody Swope's mixed media constructions. The library is open Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Tuesday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Call 609-886-8999.

•Ocean City Arts Center presents its annual Juried Photography Show through April 30 at the Arts Center, 1735 Simpson Ave., on the second floor of the Community Center. Call 609-399-7628 or go to www.oceancityartscenter.org

•"Live Green," works by local artists Susan Zipper and Pam Huber, through April, at Harbor Gallery, located inside the Trucksess Welcome Center on the campus of the Nature Center of Cape May, 1600 Delaware Ave. All works for sale. Hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Call 609-884-2736.

•Artists Anita Roth and Cindy Mahoney are featured through May 4 at the Cape May Artists Cooperative gallery, located at the West End Garage. The gallery is open Friday through Monday. Call 609-770-8261.

•The Performing Arts Center of Middle Township will exhibit works of the winners of the county's 11th annual National Arts Program to May 10.

•Meet the artist reception and awards presentation 6 to 7:30 p.m. May 11 for "Sky, Sea & Land" art competition and exhibition by Ocean City FIne Arts Leage, at Art on Asbury Gallery, 608 Asbury Ave., Ocean City, The event is free and light refreshments will be served. The exhibit runs through May 31. The Gallery is open daily. Call 609-814-0308 or go to oceancityfineartsleague.org

•"Sheet Music Covers, A Decorative Art," graphics and artwork from World War I- and World War II-era sheet music covers, at Naval Air Station Wildwood (NASW) Aviation Museum, Historic Hangar No. 1, Cape May Airport, 500 Forrestal Road. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. $10 adults, $8 children, free for age 3 and younger. Call 609-886-8787.

Cumberland County and West

•"Artists' Alley" debuts from 6 to 9 p.m. April 20 in the parking lot fronting the Glasstown Arts District's new office location at 321 N. High St., Millville. Part of the city's "Third Friday" events, the Artists' Alley is a new venue for artists to display their works and fine crafts. Call 856-293-0556.

•Riverfront Renaissance Center for the Arts and the Levoy Theater Preservation Society collaborate in a show celebrating film and the performing arts opening 6 to 9 p.m. April 20. The show features historical photos, artifacts from the theater, and art in a variety of media. The show run through May 14. The RRCA is located at 22 North High St., Millville. Call 856-327-4500 or go to www.rrcarts.com

•Cumberland County College's Clay College, 108 N. High St., Millville, will exhibit "Clay Monoprints and Handbuilt Pots," by artist Mitch Lyons, to May 7. The gallery is open seven days a week. Call 856-765-0988.

Ocean County

•Elizabeth Ackermann is April's Artist of the Month at Pine Shores Art Association. The public is invited to an open house reception of her one-person show from 2 to 5 p.m. April 21 in the Pine Shores' studio and gallery, 94 Stafford Ave., Manahawkin. The gallery will also be open to the public through the month on Sundays from 1 to 3 p.m., Mondays from 7 to 9 p.m., and Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Information visit www.pineshoresartassociation.org or call 240-462-8963.

•Gallery 1603 will host "Too Fast & No Values," Instagram photos by Dylan DiMauro, at the gallery located at 1603 Long Beach Blvd., Surf City. The exhibit runs through April 27. Call 609-494-1699 or go to www.gallery1603.com

•The exhibit, "Still Celebrating Our Times at the Shore & More," by photographer Hutch Martin, can be viewed through April at Ocean County College's Arts and Community Center, College Drive, Toms River. All works are for sale. The gallery is open 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday; 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays. Call 732-255-0500.

•Pine Shores Art Association artists Pat Johnson, Brad Thomas and Carol Neugebauer will exhibit their works through April 30 at Stafford Library, 129 N. Main St., Manahawkin. Call the library at 609-597-3381 or www.pineshoresartassociation.org

•Professor Kate Nearpass Ogden of the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey will present "Guugine, Cezanne to Matisse - Visions of Arcadia," 7 p.m. May 21 at Stafford Library. Preceding the lecture is an artists reception from 6 to 7 p.m. to honor three of Pine Shores Art Association's award winning artists: Pat Shepherd, Marilyn Flagler and Suzi Hoffman. Artwork will remain on the Library's gallery walls May through June. Both events are free. Call 609-693-9351.

•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

•The Pine Shores Art Association summer fundraising event will be an exhibit of 50 framed, original works of art donated by 50 artists. Each painting will be offered for sale at only $50 to the first 50 people. Art patrons will be able to select their favorite work in an order chosen through a lottery drawing at a gala reception beginning 1 pm. July 22 at Stafford Firehouse, 133 Stafford Ave., Manahawkin. Art Patron forms are available at www.pineshoresartassociation.org

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