This Week in the Arts: Great Bay Art Gallery in Somers Point celebrates restaurant week

‘Autumn at Atlantic County Park,’ a pastel by Deb Spinella, is among the works on display in Flavors of Fall, an exhibit at Great Bay Art Gallery in Somers Point.

Art and gastronomy partner in "The Flavors of Fall," the new exhibit at Great Bay Art Gallery celebrating Somers Point Restaurant Week, kicking off Sunday, Oct. 30.

Gallery director Kathleen Arleth says artists were given the freedom to interpret the exhibit title any way they wished.

"Of course, flavor means taste, but you can also have the flavor of color, emotion and so forth," Arleth says.

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The group exhibit of 15 local artists includes still life, landscapes and abstracts in all sizes and price ranges for anyone who wants to purchase one of the paintings. Participating artists, including Arleth, are: Deb Spinella, Mollie O'Mara, Frances Hughes, Carol Zerbe, Phyllis London, Thelma Snyder, Diane Brown, Amy Mahon, Chuck Law, Terry Marx, Sue Hanna Rau, Rae Jaffe, Linda Gazsi and Nancy Palermo.

The exhibit is being shown in partnership with Somers Point Business Association's Restaurant Week, which is being held throughout the city from Nov. 4 to 13. The kickoff event for Restaurant Week will be held at Sandi Pointe Coastal Bistro, 901 Shore Road, from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday. In addition to the "Flavors of Fall" exhibit, the event will feature a cooking demonstration, bartender competition, dessert tasting and celebrity bartenders. The event is open to the public with a request for a free-will donation for the South Jersey Community Food Bank.

Great Bay Gallery is located at 829 Bay Ave. in Somers Point. The exhibit hangs through Nov. 19. Hours for this exhibit are 1 to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays. For information, call 609-653-4991 or visit

For more information about Somers Point Business Association's Restaurant Week, visit

Atlantic County

•Somers Point artist Jane Petransky is exhibiting at "The Studio," on the second-level dining room of Latz's By the Bay Restaurant, 801 Bay Ave., Somers Point, through December. The exhibit includes works from the artist's "Seaview Series." For more information about Latz's By The Bay, call 609-788-8838 or visit

•The Hammonton Arts Center is calling for fine-arts entries for the November Juried Fine Arts Exhibit. The exhibit will take place from Tuesday, Nov. 1, to Nov. 29, at the HAC Gallery, located at 219 Bellevue Ave., Hammonton. Entry fees are $8 members, $10 nonmembers. Drop off until Saturday, Oct. 29, during gallery hours. Hours: 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays, 1 to 8 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays. Closed Sundays and Mondays.

•A special exhibition of images relating to Richard Stockton College of New Jersey's 40th Anniversary of Teaching is on display in hallways near F-Wing and the College Library, and adjacent to Alton Auditorium (A-Wing) on the Galloway Township campus. The exhibit will be on display through August 2012. For more information, visit and click on the 40th Anniversary and Reaching 40 icons on the main home page.

•Robin D'Adamo will exhibit her work throughout October at the Atlantic County West Library, 451 Egg Harbor Road, Hammonton. The exhibit is sponsored by the Hammonton Arts Center. D'Adamo currently teaches art at Pleasantville High School. For library hours, call 609-561-2264.

•The Noyes Museum of Art of The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey presents an exhibition of works from its Signature Artists through Nov. 27; "Refuge: Robert Lach," a work of larger-than-life nest installations, will be on display through Jan. 8 at the Noyes Museum of Art of The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, located in Galloway Township. An opening reception with the artist in attendance is scheduled for 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28. The gallery is located on Lily Lake Road, off Route 9, in 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. Thursdays, and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. Closed all major holidays. 609-652-8848 or

Cape May County

•Submissions are being accepted for the Ocean City Fine Arts League's November exhibition and competition, "Anything Goes." Entry fee is $5 members, $10 nonmembers. Entries can be dropped off at the Art on Asbury Gallery, 608 Asbury Ave., Ocean City, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28, Saturday, Oct. 29, and Monday, Oct. 31, or 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 30. 609-814-0308 or

•Ocean City Arts Center opens its Annual Juried Art Show with an awards reception from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 11, at its gallery at 1735 Simpson Ave. The event is free. Works will be featured throughout November and is for sale. Hours are: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. weekdays; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. 609-399-7628 or

•Collage artist Lois Adam is the featured artist at the Ocean City Art Center through Sunday, Oct. 30. The Ocean City Arts Center is located at 1734 Simpson Ave., Ocean City. Hours: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. weekdays, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays. 609-399-7628 or www.oceancityartscenter

•The Ocean City Fine Arts Gallery on Asbury Avenue presents the October competition and exhibition, themed: "Interiors," through Monday, Oct. 31. Featured are original works by local artisans. 609-814-0308 or

•Nature photographer Christine Peck, metal-smith jeweler Phil Dietz and fabric artist Lisa Bernstein are featured artists during October at the Cape May Artists Cooperative gallery, located in the West End Garage, 484 W. Perry St., Cape May. The gallery is open daily. 609-770-8261.

•Matt Lively's "New York" exhibit will run through Sunday, Oct. 30, at The Gail Pierson Gallery, 658 Washington St., Cape May. Hours: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursdays through Mondays. 609-884-2585 or

•"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.

•Sluice Creek Gallery will host the wildlife art exhibit, "Native Species," through Monday, Oct. 31, at its gallery in the Cape May Bird Observatory, 600 Route 47 N ., in Goshen. 609-861-0700.

•The Cape May County Art League's Annual Members Only Show runs through Nov. 8 at the Mad Batter, 19 Jackson St., Cape May. 609-884-5970.

•"W3," a photography exhibit spotlighting three South Jersey photographers - Frank Weiss, William R. West and Liz Wuillermin - runs to Nov. 10 at William Ris Gallery, 9400 Second Ave., Stone Harbor. The exhibit is curated by ArtC. 609-368-6361 or

•SOMA NewArt Gallery presents its final exhibition of the 2011 season with three concurrent solo shows, running through Nov. 28. Richard Samuelson will show his digital and mixed-media images in Gallery 1, Samuel Donovan's watercolors will show in Gallery 2, and Bruce and Robin Hippel will display stained-glass panels and sculptural ceramics in Gallery 3. SOMA NewArt Gallery is located in Carpenters Square Mall, 31 Perry St., Cape May. Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursdays through Mondays, to 9 p.m. Saturdays. 609-898-7488 or

Cumberland County and Points West

•The Rowan University art gallery presents "Repetition: Repetition" - featuring eight artists, two collaborations and one dance performance - exploring the visual and emotional impact found in repeating images. The non-traditional exhibit is housed in the on-campus gallery, located in Westby Hall, Route 322, Glassboro, and continues through Nov. 10. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays (until 7 p.m. Wednesdays), and noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays. 856-256-4521.

•Gallery artists are featured in the second member show of the year at Riverfront Renaissance Center for the Arts, located at 22 N. High St., in Millville, through Nov. 12. Hours are: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. 856-327-4500 or

Ocean County

•Professor Lisa Festa of Georgian Court University will speak on the topic "Master Artist Vermeer and Dutch Realism," from 7 to 9 p.m. Nov. 14, at Stafford Library, 129 N. Main St., Manahawkin. The free event is sponsored by Pine Shores Art Association. Preceding the lecture will be an artists reception at 6 p.m. to honor five PSAA members who will be included in the Fall, Winter, Holiday Show, on exhibit at the library November through February. Register by calling 609-597-3557 or 609-597-3381.

•The works of Glenys Baulderstone and Danny Ng will be on exhibit at the Stafford Township Library's art gallery through October. 609-597-3557 or 609-597-3381.

•The paintings of Lori Bonanni, the featured artist of the month for Pine Shores Art Association, can be viewed through October at North End Trilogy Gallery in Barnegat Light and Artifacts R Treasures in Beach Haven. 609-597-3557 or

•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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