This Week in the Arts: RRCA unveils its second member show with premier associate artists

‘Apples and Diamonds,’ an oil painting by Riverfront Renaissance Center for the Arts studio artist Cheryl Knowles-Harrigan, is included in a new exhibition opening Friday, Oct. 21, at the Millville center.

The Riverfront Renaissance Center for the Arts in Cumberland County opens its second member show of the year Friday, Oct. 21, featuring the gallery's premier associate artists.

The exhibit is displayed in the North Gallery. Each associate artist will exhibit one or two works of his or her choosing. Viewers will see sculpture, photography, fiber art and paintings in a variety of media and subject matter.

The RRCA is home to 88 artist members divided into three categories: Associate, Center and Studio. Annually, the RRCA hosts two general-member exhibitions. Two top artists are selected from each for a winners exhibition the following year.

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An opening reception from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday will featuring complimentary wine bar and butlered appetizers.

Friday's opening also features the four winners from 2010, whose work will be displayed in the Witt Gallery. They are: Judith A. Scull, who is a member of various art organizations, including the Society of New Jersey Artists; Anthony Thompson, who holds signature status in both the American Society of Marine Artists and the International Society of Marine Painters; Cheryl Knowles-Harrigan, a Studio Artist at the RRCA who most recently received the Princeton Mid Career Fellowship; and Kara Macon-Rehm, who works with photography, painting and drawing and is an art teacher in Vineland.

The center's other two galleries, The Associate Artist Alcove and the Atrium, will feature mixed-media work by Emily Leurtzing and photography by Gary R. Moore.

All of the exhibitions will run to Nov. 12.

The Riverfront Renaissance Center for the Arts is located at 22 N. High St., in Millville. Hours are: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. For more information, call 856-327-4500 or visit

Atlantic County

•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. For more information, visit and click on the 40th Anniversary and Reaching 40 icons on the main home page.

•The Atlantic City Art Center will show the works of Peter Echlinger, J. Michael Smith and Michael Waters through Saturday, Oct 22. The Art Center is located on Garden Pier at New Jersey Avenue and the Boardwalk in Atlantic City. Free admission. Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 609-347-5837.

•Award winning master watercolorist Alex Alampi returns to The Hammonton Arts Center, 219 Bellevue Ave., 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, with a new workshop, "Working from Photographs." Tuition is $75 nonmembers, $70 HAC members. Registration forms are available at

•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. Oct. 28. The gallery is located on 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. Thursdays, and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. Closed all major holidays. 609-652-8848 or

Cape May County

•"SOMA NewArt Gallery presents its final exhibitions of the 2011 season with a Saturday, Oct. 22, opening of three concurrent solo shows. An opening night artist reception will be held 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, and the exhibit will run 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 share Gallery 3, displaying their stained-glass panels and sculptural ceramics. 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

•Collage artist Lois Adam is the featured artist at the Ocean City Art Center through Oct. 30. The 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 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 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 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

Cumberland County and points West

•The Rowan University art gallery presents "Repetition: Repetition" - featuring eight artists, two collaborations and one dance performance - which explores 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. A one-night performance by dancer/choreographer/video artist Olive Prince takes place 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26. 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.

Ocean County

•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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