South African artist brings works to N.J.

‘Jerusalem of Gold,’ a watercolor by international artist Maureen Fain, can be seen in her “Watercolor Moments” exhibit now showing at Gallery 50 Inc. in Bridgeton.

South Jersey residents have a unique opportunity to view the works of internationally known artist Maureen Fain in the current exhibit, "Watercolor Moments," now showing at Gallery 50 Inc. in Bridgeton.

"It was a wonderful, happy set of circumstances," says Lillie Ghidiu, Gallery 50 board member and treasurer, of the events that led to the show.

Born in Durban, South Africa, Fain now resides in Israel, where she currently teaches at the Israel Museum. Her articles on painting have been published in the British magazine, "The Artist," and her works are in the collection of the Israel Museum, the Brauer Museum of Art and in private collections in England, U.S., Canada, France, Holland, Norway, Germany, South Africa, Senegal and Israel.

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Ghidiu says a member of Gallery 50 has a friend who owns some of Fain's works and mentioned the artist was planning a trip to the states. The gallery quickly got to work to arrange for Fain to visit and accommodate a show.

Fain also agreed to lead a floral watercolor painting workshop at the gallery that was held on Aug. 4, a well-attended event.

She was one of five Israeli women artists invited to exhibit in Berlin in 1999 as guests of the German government, the City of Berlin and the National Association for Women in the Arts.

"Watercolor Moments" runs through Aug. 31. Gallery 50, Inc. is located at 50 E. Commerce St., Bridgeton. Hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesdays through Saturdays. For information call 856-575-0090 or go to

Atlantic County

•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.

•"101 Quilts," new exhibit at the African American Heritage Museum of Southern NJ, runs to Dec. 15, with a reception to meet the artists 2 to 4 p.m. Aug. 18. 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

•Vineland artist Pamela Scribner, a member of the Hammonton Arts Center, will exhibit her work through August at the Atlantic County West Library, 451 Egg Harbor Road. The exhibit includes works in colored pencil, graphite and pen/ink, as well as one of a kind 3-D stained glass art. Go to

•"The Simple Life Juried Art Exhibit," runs through Aug. 28, Hammonton Arts Center, 219 Bellevue Ave., Hammonton. For information:

•Currently on exhibit at The Noyes Museum of Art of Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, 733 Lily Lake Road, in the Oceanville section of Galloway Township: "Water: Illusions of Purity - Kate Dodd," on view through through Aug. 26; "Enduring Brilliance: The Pastel Society of America at 40," on view through Sept. 2; "Toylanders," through Sept. 2, with curator's talk by Margaret McCann 6:30 p.m. Aug. 23; New Jersey State Council on the Arts Fellowship Exhibition, on view through Sept. 9; "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

•"Alley Art: Discovering Wabi-Sabi," exhibits through Sept. 1 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 visit

•New works from the California studios of J&K Keifer, and a chance to meet the artists, 5 to 9 p.m. Sept. 1, and noon to 3 p.m. Sept. 2, at Oh My Godard Gallery, The Pier Shops, Atlantic City. For more information call 609-441-2040 or email

•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

•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; or Great Bay Gallery at 609-653-4991 or

• Art in the Park takes place 3 to 8 p.m. fourth Fridays through September on the beach behind Ventnor Library, 6500 Atlantic Ave., Ventnor. Regional artists demonstrate, discuss and sell their work. Free arts and crafts booths for children, puppet shows, dance and music presentations.

•""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

Cape May County

•A retrospective of paintings by the late Philadelphia graphic designer and artist Robert S. Milnazik can be seen at William Ris Gallery, 9400 Second Ave., Stone Harbor. The exhibit opens with a reception at the gallery from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18. The exhibit is a collaborative project betwen the gallery and ArtC. Call 609-368-6361 or go to

•The History Committee of West Cape May hosts the second Art In the Park of 2012 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, in Wilbraham Park at the intersections of Broadway, Sunset Boulevard and West Perry streets in West Cape May. Local and regional artists display and sell original works. Call 609-884-9325.

•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

•Artist Rita Michalenko shows her plein-air paintings and drawings at the Ocean City Arts Center through Aug. 31. The Arts Center is located in the Ocean City Community Center, 1735 Simpson Ave. Hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Mondays through Fridays; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays. Call 609-399-7628 or go to

•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.

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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.

•""Hazy, Hot and Humid," a show of paintings, photography and drawings by local artists, remains through the end of August at the Ocean City Fine Arts League's Art on Asbury gallery, located at 608 Asbury Ave., Ocean City. All works are for sale. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, and from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sundays. Call 609-814-0308 or visit

•"Summertime ... and the livin' is easy," an exhibition of new paintings by watercolorist Marie Natale, through Aug. 28 at the Chalfonte Hotel, 301 Howard St., Cape May. The exhibit can be viewed daily 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The galleries and reception are free and open to the public. All works on view available for purchase.

•The Lower Township Library features the work four members of the Cape May Artists' Cooperative Gallery during the month of August: Catherine Bosna, Barbara Colosi, Diane Flanegan and Rich Flanegan. The library is located at 2600 Bayshore Rpad, in the Villas section of the township. Hours are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday and Friday, and 9 am. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday. The work of all featured artists is for sale at the Cape May Artists Cooperative Gallery in the West End Garage, 484 West Perry St., Cape May. Call 609-886-8999.

•"Sean Taylor: Greatest Hits," solo exhibition of new paintings and highlights from previous shows, to Aug. 31 at Beacon Art Shortwave Gallery, 9412 Second Ave., Stone Harbor. Information: 609-796-5425 or

•Local artists Lynda Gibson Fellenbaum and Gail Germain Fitz exhibit at the Nature Center of Cape May, 1600 Delaware Ave., Cape May, through August. All artwork is for sale, with a portion of sales supporting the Nature Center. Call 609-884-8848.

•"Somewhere, Beyond the Sea," a collection of new paintings by Victor Grasso, hangs through Sept. 3 at SOMA NewArt Gallery, 31 Perry St. in Carpenters Square Mall, Cape May. Summer hours are 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. For more information call 609-898-7488 or go to

•"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.

•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

•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

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

•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

•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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