This Week in the Arts: Atlantic City Arts Center displays paintings by trio of artists

‘Mountain Bar,’ by Margaret McCann, is among the works on display in ‘Oils on Water: 3 Painters,’ an exhibit at Atlantic City Arts Center.

When it comes to art, it's all about your point of view. Three distinct artists are brought together to showcase their perceptions of the world in the newest exhibit at the Atlantic City Arts Center, "Oil on Water: 3 Painters."

The show, featuring artists Margaret McCann, Marilyn Brent and Timothy Buckley, will hang in the Boardwalk gallery through Sept. 18. A meet the artists reception where viewers can talk to the artists about their work is scheduled from 1 to 3 p.m. Sept. 11.

The Arts Center, which highlights local and regional artists, is located on Garden Pier at New Jersey Avenue in Atlantic City. It is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily, with free admission and parking. For more information, call 609-347-5837.

Atlantic County

•Judy Heyman exhibits her photography through August at Atlantic County West Library, 451 Egg Harbor Road, Hammonton. The exhibit is sponsored by the Hammonton Arts Center.

•"Gleanings: Works by Matrix," "Glenn Rudderow: Light, Air, and Paint," "Summerlands: Works from the Permanent Collection" and "Nancy Depew: Forest-scapes," are the summer exhibits at The Noyes Museum of Art of Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Lily Lake Road, off Route 9, Galloway Township. Admission is $4 adults, $3 seniors and students, free to museum members. Hours: 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, until 8 p.m. on Thursdays, and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. Closed all major holidays. 609-652-8848 or

•"Come to the Garden Party: A Floral Collaboration," on display through Sept. 3 at Great Great Bay Gallery, 829 Bay Ave., Somers Point. Hours: 3 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays, 3 to 9 p.m. Saturdays. 609-653-4991.

•The Brigantine Historical Museum will feature Brigantine aerial, sports, and wildlife photography by Richard Dutton through Sept. 4. The museum is located next to the Marine Mammal Stranding Center at the Lighthouse. Hours: 11 a.m. to 2p.m. Mondays to Saturdays, and 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays.

•Artist Donna Elias will be showing her work and signing prints and posters of her watercolor painting, "The 2011 Lighthouse Challenge of New Jersey," Oct. 15 and 16 at Absecon Lighthouse, 31 S. Rhode Island Ave., Atlantic City, in celebration of Lighthouse Challenge weekend.

Cape May County

•The Ocean City Fine Art League invites all artists to submit up to two entries for its September competition and exhibition. The show theme is "Trees." Entries may be dropped off at the Art On Asbury Gallery, 608 Asbury Ave., Ocean City, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Aug. 26 and 27, and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 28. 609-814-0308 or

•The pottery and handmade jewelry of Colleen Cornell can be viewed through Aug. 31 at the Ocean City Arts Center, 1735 Simpson Ave. For hours, call 609-399-7628 or visit

•Gail Pierson Gallery welcomes Nancy Tankersley back to Cape May for a second solo exhibition of oil paintings. The new exhibit runs to Sept. 12. The gallery is located at 658 Washington St. Hours: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursdays to Mondays. 609-884-2585 or

•Gallery D'May, Fine Art, 305 Washington St., Cape May, exhibits the works of Samir Sammoun through Sept. 20. 609-884-4465 or

•The Summer Studio, 2089 Ocean Drive, Avalon, exhibits works by Diann Cardello through the end of summer. 609-368-2300.

•"Renoir - The Great-Grandson's Homage to the Impressionism Master," will be on exhibit Sept. 2 to 5 at Ocean Galleries, 9618 Third Ave., Stone Harbor. The exhibition features classic artwork of Pierre-Auguste Renoir, along with original works and a family perspective offered by his great-grandson, Alexandre Renoir. In addition, the works of Mary Cassatt, Camille Pissarro, H. Claude Pissarro, Jacques Villon, Jean Vollet, Paul Cezanne, Armand Henri Leroux, Claude Leroux and Florence Orval will be featured. Gallery receptions will be held 7 to 10 p.m. Sept. 2, 3 and 4. An afternoon reception will be held 1 to 3 p.m. Sept. 4. The Renoir exhibition is free. The exhibition will remain on display through September. 609-368-7777 or

•"Earthly Delights," an exhibit of fine crafts by regional artists, runs through Sept. 3 at Sluice Creek Gallery, located inside Cape May Bird Observatory, 600 Route 47 North, in Goshen. Hours: 9:30 a.m to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. 609-861-0700, ext 38.

•SOMA NewArt Gallery exhibits "New Paintings and Drawings" by Cape May artist Victor Grasso, to Sept. 5. The gallery is located at 31 Perry St., Carpenters Square Mall, Cape May. Hours: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. 609-898-7488.

•Cape May Artists Cooperative will feature the work of members Barbara Colosi (porcelain painting, handmade jewelry), Diana Cutshall (jewelry artist) and Lee Hajduk (photography) in its gallery at the West End Garage, 484 W. Perry St., Cape May, through Sept. 11. The Artists Co-op is open daily. 609-770-8261.

•"Celebrate Cape May - Watercolors by Marie Natale," special tribute to the history and legends of the Chalfonte Hotel, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily through October, at the Chalfonte Hotel, 301 Howard St., Cape May. Admission is free. All art work available for purchase.

Cumberland County and Points West

•The Riverfront Renaissance Center for the Arts presents an exhibition celebrating the life and work of the late artist Chun-Yan Hilyard through Sept. 10, with sales benefiting Hilyard's children. Also at the RRCA, the Witt Gallery will feature the works of the RRCA's nine studio artists. The Atrium space will highlight the works of photo-based artist Glynnis Reed. The RRCA is located at 22 N High St., Millville. Hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. 856-327-4500 or

•Rowan University Art Gallery presents "Groundbreaking: The Women of the Sylvia Sleigh Collection" Monday, Aug. 29, to Oct. 1. An opening reception will be held 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 6. Admission is free. The gallery is located on the lower level of Westby Hall on the university campus, Route 322 in Glassboro. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays (to 7 p.m. Wednesdays); and noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays. 856-256-4521 or

•"Japanese Ceremonial Dolls" exhibit can be viewed through Oct. 3 at the Education/Folklife Center at Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center, 1501 Glasstown Road, Millville. The exhibition is included in the price of admission to WheatonArts, $10 adults, $9 seniors, $7 students, children five and younger free. Hours: noon to 5 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. 800-998-4552, 856-825-6800 or

•"Cycles and Symbols: Nature in Glass," on display at the Museum of American Glass, WheatonArts, 1501 Glasstown Road, Millville, to Oct. 16. $10 adults, $9 seniors, $7 students, and free for children five and younger. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays. 800-998-4552, 856-825-6800 or

Ocean County

•"Nature And Her Inhabitants," a solo show by Maryann Cannon, will be on display through Sunday, Aug. 28, at Watermark Gallery, 115 Water St., Tuckerton. Hours: noon to 4 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, and 1 to 3 p.m. Sundays. 609-294-3343.

•Michael Ryan Architects and Bridgette Mayer Gallery of Philadelphia present "Steve Tobin: Master Pieces," an exhibition of steel, clay, bronze and paintings, to Sunday, Aug. 28, at Michael Ryan Architects, 60 Loveladies Harbor, Loveladies. Hours: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Fridays through Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sundays and by appointment. 609-548-2000.

•Twenty-three artists of the Pine Shores Art Association will exhibit paintings and photographs at the Stafford library through August. For more information, call Ilomay Pedicini, show director, at 609-693-9351.

•Art Harvest Show/Lecture, Pine Shores Art Association in Manahawkin will host an artists reception 6 to 7 p.m. Oct. 10, and lecture presentation from 7 to 9 p.m. by Professor Kate Nearpass Ogden, Ph.D., of Stockton College, at Stafford Library, free. Register 609-597-3557 or the Library 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

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

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