The Art House Gallery in Manahawkin holds its final exhibition, "Three Artists," on view June 1-30, with an opening reception 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, June 1.

The three main gallery spaces will each have a solo showing of diverse local art, said gallery owner Samantha Palmeri. Contemporary handcrafted furniture by John Richie will occupy Gallery I, monotypes by Diane Tomash will display in Gallery II, and Palmeri's own oil paintings will hang in Gallery III.

Palmeri said the decision to close the gallery, which opened nearly two years ago, was difficult. A longtime advocate for public arts, Palmeri said she believes there is an absolute need for more arts in the community. However, the decision was based on financial strains as well the unfortunate effects of Hurricane Sandy. She said the gallery will close some time near the end of this summer.

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The reception for the show, part of "An Evening of Art for the Local Community," area event, includes live jazz music, food and drinks. Following the reception at The Art House there will be a reception for "Artists for a Shore Cause" at the M.T. Burton Gallery, from 6 to 9 p.m., in Surf City.

The Art House Gallery is located at 182 N. Main St. Hours through the end of summer are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday. For more information, call 609-978-4 ART or go to

Atlantic County

•"Lavanderia: The Art of the Clothesline," runs to June 22 at Great Bay Gallery, 829 Bay Ave., Somers Point. The exhibit, by Bala Cynwyd resident Ellensue Spicer-Jacobson, is a photographic tribute to the Italian approach to hanging laundry. A free "Meet the Photographer" reception will be held 2 to 4 p.m. June 2 and open to the public. Gallery hours are noon to 6 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 1 to 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; summer hours starting June 26: 3 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays, 3 to 9 p.m. Saturdays.

• The 17th Annual Juried Exhibit of Fine Art runs to Saturday, June 1, at Hammonton Arts Center, 219 Bellevue Ave., Hammonton. Awards were given to: George Perez, Vineland, first place; Debra Miller, Hammonton, second place; John Irwin, Folsom, third place. Admission to the gallery is free. Hours are: 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday; 1 to 5 p.m. Thursday (open to 8 p.m. on Third Thursday); 1 to 5 p.m. Friday; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. 609-561-8006.

Cape May County

•Nearly 30 artists from the South Jersey and Philadelphia area will exhibit their interpretations of "An English Country House" to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the classic Dauphne du Maurier novel "Rebecca," Saturday, June 1, to June 30 at the Ocean City Arts Center, 1735 Simpson Ave., Ocean City. A reception will be held 7 to 8:30 p.m. June 14. Hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. 609-399-7628 or

•"Renoir: A Legacy," a rare collection of Impressionism artwork, runs to Sunday, June 2 at Ocean Galleries in Stone Harbor. The exhibit features Alexandre and Emmanuel Renoir, great-grandsons of Pierre-Auguste Renoir, as well as selected works from Impressionist masters. Hours are 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. 609-368-7777

•"Artful Escape: A Collection of Photographs by Frank Smith," will exhibit through Sunday, June 2, at Accent Gallery, 956 Asbury Ave., Ocean City. Hours are: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday; 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. 609-398-3577 or

•SOMA NewArt Gallery hosts three solo exhibits by Marie Natale, Leslie Martel and Carol King Hood, through June 9. The gallery is located at Carpenters Square Mall, 31 Perry St., Cape May. Hours: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily beginning May 24. 609-898-7488 or

•The William Ris Gallery, 9400 Second Ave., Stone Harbor, opens its 2013 exhibition season June 29 with a reception for artists John Safrit, Jeff Gola and Judith Rosenthal. 609-368-6361 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

•Exhibits running to June 16 at the Riverfront Renaissance Center for the Arts, 22 N. High St., Millville: North Gallery - solo show by Jeff Downey featuring 2-D action paintings with 3-D paper sculptures; Witt Gallery - glass artist Max Lefko-Everette; Artists' Alcove - works by Doris Botts and Marianne Bagliani. Hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays to Thursdays; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays, extended to 9 p.m. Third Fridays. 856-327-4500 or

Ocean County

•Mother and daughter artists Alison and Tara Amelchenko exhibit their works to Friday, May 31, at Ocean County College Arts and Community Center Gallery, main campus, College Drive, Toms River. Admission to the gallery is free. Upcoming exhibits: Ocean County Senior Citizens Art Exhibit, Saturday, June 1, to June 26; Salomon Kodoche, July 1 to Aug. 30. Gallery hours: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays when classes are in session. 732-255-0500.

•Pine Shores Art Association May-June exhibit features artists Harriet Fink, Lee Fricke and Rosemary Glass. The exhibit can be seen at the Stafford Library, 129 N. Main St., Manahawkin. 609-596-3557 or 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. 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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