SOMA NewArt ends its exhibit season with a bang

SOMA NewArt Gallery features Sandra Bloodworth’s full-size portraits in ‘Urban Principals.’ Shown is Bloodworth’s “America, Portrait of A. Ginsberg.”

SOMA NewArt Gallery in Cape May kicks off the end of its exhibit season in large-scale fashion this weekend by featuring two artists who "think big."

Sandra Bloodworth's "Urban Principals," full-size portraits of artists, curators, poets and designers she has known, is coupled with new watercolors by Samuel Donovan, an artist best known for his billboards and outdoor murals.

The gallery will host an opening artist reception 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20. The public is invited to meet the artists and learn about their works. The free event also will feature live music, light food and drink.

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Bloodworth's "Urban Principals" depict individuals who are in the public realm and whom she met personally. On the wall next to each painting is a brief biography of the subject and their accomplishments as well as the artist's relationship to them. The exhibit includes five older portraits from the 1980s, including "In America, Portrait of A. Ginsberg," in which Bloodworth positions the author in front of the Statue of Liberty, and seven new portraits from the last two years, including those of Thelma Golden, Vito Acconci, Bob Holman and Elizabeth Murray.

Donovan's exhibit of watercolors is located in Gallery 3 and centers on subjects from his everyday life, the outdoors, the dairy farms and the rural landscapes of South Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware. Although he has been painting all his life, Donovan is most known for his billboards and murals that can be found from Philadelphia to Millville.

The entire exhibit runs through Nov. 25.

SOMA NewArt Gallery is located at 31 Perry St., in Carpenters Square Mall. The gallery is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursdays through Mondays. For more information go to SOMA online at or call 609-898-7488.

Atlantic County

•The Bar Kocva Israeli Art Expo featuring works by more than 45 Israeli artists takes place Sunday through Wednesday, Oct. 21 to 24, at Katz Jewish Community Center, 501 North Jerome Ave., Margate. Call 609-822-1167.

•The work of Haddonfield artist Peter Ehlinger will be exhibited through November at the Hammonton Branch of the Atlantic County Library System, 451 Egg Harbor Road, Hammonton. Ehlinger works in watercolors with pen and ink and the majority of his works are Asian influenced. The exhibit is sponsored by the Hammonton Arts Center, 219 Bellevue Ave. Call 609-567-5360.

•The opening reception for "Eerie Icons of the Season - Interpretations of Multiple Artists" will be held 6 to 9 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 18 at Casciano Coffee Bar & Sweetery, 212 Bellevue Ave., during Downtown Hammonton's Third Thursday event. The exhibit features paper mache seasonal icons, figurines and photographs by local artists. Call 609-561-2600 or go to

•The paintings of Sweetwater artist Barbara Burdell Maxwell are exhibited at the Hammonton Arts Center, 219 Bellevue Ave., Hammonton, through October. The exhibit is free and open to the public. The gallery is open 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays. Call 609-567-5360 or go to

•The photography of Pam Werner is the featured exhibit for the month of October at the Hammonton Branch of the Atlantic County Library System, located at 451 S. Egg Harbor Road. Hours are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. For information call 609-561-2264, or the Hammonton Arts Center at

•Two new fall exhibits are scheduled for the Stockton College Art Gallery through Nov. 17. "Learning from New Jersey" will be housed in the upper gallery, with paintings by Tim Daly and Valeri Larko. "Perception Shift" will occupy the lower gallery, featuring Wade Aaron, Sienna Freeman, John Langdon, Bovey Lee, Kristen Neville-Taylor, Ryan Livingstone, Michelle Vitale Loughlin and Mat Ollig. 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.

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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.

•Great Bay Gallery, 829 Bay Ave., Somers Point, will present a group exhibit by the art students from Mainland Regional High School from Oct. 20 through Nov. 17. The gallery will host "Art With A Chance of Meatballs" event from 2 to 4 p.m. Oct. 21, featuring a reception for the student artists, a meatball-tasting competition and a lemonade stand to benefit the Community FoodBank of New Jersey - Southern Branch. The students' work also will be exhibited 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 28 at Sandi Pointe Coastal Bistro as part of Restaurant Week Kick-off. Great Bay Gallery hours during the exhibit are 1 to 6 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays.Call 609-653-4991 or go to

•Photographs of Atlantic City boss Enoch "Nucky" Johnson and other Atlantic City icons and landmarks can be viewed in "The Atlantic City Experience: The Roaring '20s," a new exhibit at the Atlantic City Historical Museum, located on Garden Pier, New Jersey Avenue and the Boardwalk in Atlantic City. The museum is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Admission is free. Call 609-347-5839 or go to

•Hammonton Arts Center's juried exhibit, "Takin' it to the Streets," runs through Oct. 30, at the HAC gallery, 219 Bellevue Ave. First place was awarded to Gary Moore of Hammonton; Ellen Locicero of Mullica Hill received second place; and Don Martelli of Sicklerville was the third place winner. Go to

•Currently on exhibit at The Noyes Museum of Art of Stockton College, located at 733 Lily Lake Road, Galloway Township: "Noyes Signature Artists Exhibition," through Nov. 25; "Feast for the Eyes: The Art of Food," through Jan. 13; "Dendrology: The Nature of Trees," through Jan. 20; "Finding Home: Seth Camm," through Jan. 27. 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

•"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

•A new exhibit by Phyllis C. London, "18 Collected Images," featuring watercolors, acrylics and giclee prints, can be seen in the upstairs gallery of Latz's By The Bay Restaurant, 801 Bay Ave., Somers Point. The exhibit will continue through December. Call 609-788-8838 or go to Call Great Bay Gallery at 609-653-4991.

Cape May County

•Call to Artists: "Anything Goes" November show by the Ocean City Fine Arts Leage, at the "Art On Asbury" Gallery, 608 Asbury Ave., Ocean City. Entries accepted Nov. 1 to 5, with fee of $5 for members, $10 nonmembers. A meet-the-artist reception and awards presentation will be held 6 to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 9 and the event is free and open to the public. The show will run through the end of November. Call 609-814-0308 or go to

•Richard Stockton College Professor of Art Michael McGarvey will exhibit his wood engravings at Ocean City Arts Center in October. The Arts Center is located at 1735 Simpson Ave. and is open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays. Call 609-399-7628 or go to

• The Ocean City Fine Arts League exhibits "Autumn," through the end of October. The gallery is open 10 am. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, and from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sundays. All artwork by local artisans are for sale. Call 609-814-0308 or go to

•William Ris Gallery in Stone Harbor celebrates the fall migration with an exhibit for birders that runs through mid-October. Painters exhibiting include David Ahlsted, Robert Barrett, June Hartley, Ron Orlando, Paula Waterman and Valerie Waywell. The gallery is located at 9400 Second Ave., and is open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Call 609-368-6361 or go to

•The Cape May Artists' Cooperative will feature the work of members Barbara Colosi, Lee Hajduk and Jody Swope, in its gallery at the West End Garage, 484 West Perry St., Cape May, through Nov. 8. Call 609-770-8261.

•Harbor Gallery's new exhibit, "Raptors," shows the works of local award-winning photographers Tina Giaimo and Don Merwin. Harbor Gallery is located at the Nature Center of Cape May, 1600 Delaware Ave., in Cape May. All artwork is for sale. A portion of sales will support the Nature Center. Call 609-898-8848.

•Call to Artists: The annual Juried Art Show will be held at the Ocean City Arts Center throughout November. Art will be received for judging through Oct. 26. An awards ceremony will be held 7 p.m. Nov. 9, the public is invited. Go to or call 609-399-7628. The Ocean City Arts Center is located in the Community Center, 1735 Simpson Ave.

•"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

•Riverfront Renaissance Center for the Arts, 22 N. High St., Millville, hosts an opening reception for its fall exhibits 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19. The North Gallery hosts the Associate Artist Show II; the Witt Gallery highlights artists Rae Jaffe, Mary Ann Kline, Debra Kayata and Seppo Siimes, while the Associates Artist Alcove features works of Emily Leurtzing and Cheryl Knowles-Harrigan. The shows run through Nov. 10. Hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays to Thursdays; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fridays, extended to 9 p.m. on third Fridays; and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays. Call 856-327-4500 or go to

•Gallery 50, Inc., 50 East Commerce St., Bridgeton, exhibits "Landscapes and Water Scenes" by painter Tina Madonia, and "Classically Inspired Vessels" by potter and glass artist John D. Marselis, through Oct. 26. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays. Call 856-575-0090 or go to

Ocean County

•Tom Doyle is the artist of the month for the Pine Shores Art Association. His exhibit of 42 portraits and landscapes can be viewed through Oct. 30 at the gallery located at 94 Stafford Ave., in Manahawkin. Hours are: 1 to 3 p.m. Sundays, 7 to 9 p.m. Mondays, and 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wednesdays. For more information go to

• Pine Shores Art Association is co-sponsoring an art show and art history lecture 6 to 9 p.m. Nov. 12, at the Stafford Library, 129 N. Main St., Manahawkin. From 6 to 7 p.m., the public is invited to a free Holiday Artist Reception featuring the works of Pine Shores' artists Carol Sapp, Mary Walker-Baptiste, Paul Hartelius, Elaine Burnett, Irene Bausmith, Pat Morgan and Ilomay Pedicini. Their group exhibit will be on display in the library's gallery from November to the end of January, and art is available for purchase. Art History Professor Lisa Festa of Georgian Court University will discuss "Master Artist Henri Matisse: Color, Form and Pattern," at 7 p.m. The event is free, but preregistration is requested. Call Pine Shores at 609-597-3557 or the library at 609-597-3381.

•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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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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