The life and work of artist Pat Witt, a Cumberland County native and the founder of The Barn Studio of Art in Millville, is celebrated in the ongoing solo exhibition, "Pat Witt: Art Spirit," at the Noyes Museum of Art of Stockton College.
Known as the "Wetlands Painter," Witt has spent 50 years painting landscapes in the marshes of southern New Jersey, particularly along the Maurice River. Her works are included in private and public collections locally and throughout the U.S., Europe and Asia, and she has received numerous art awards as well as recognition for her work with the environment.
The Noyes exhibit is a retrospective spanning more than four decades of work by the 86-year-old artist, who was declared the official "Artist Laureate" of Millville, in honor of her dedication to the arts.
The exhibit can be viewed through May 26.
The Noyes is located at 733 Lily Lake Road, in Galloway Township. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, until 8 p.m. Thursdays, and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. Admission: $5 adults, $4 students and seniors. For more information call 609-652-8848 or go to www.noyesmuseum.org
•Nature photographer David Woeller will give an artist talk, "South Jersey Wetlands - Painting with Pixels," 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, at The Noyes Museum of Art of Stockton College, 733 Lily Lake Road, in the Oceanville section of Galloway Township. He will present a slideshow of photographs of the wetlands and coastal areas of New Jersey, describing his thought process for capturing each image. Questions and discussion are encouraged during the presentation. Admission: $5 adults; $4 seniors and students; Noyes members and Stockton students and staff have free admission. Go to www.noyesmuseum.org or call 609-652-8848.
•The Noyes Museum of Art of Stockton College will hold a grand opening reception for its new gallery at Stockton's satellite campus in Hammonton from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21. The gallery is located in Stockton's Kramer Hall, 30 Front St., in the downtown business district. The gallery will showcase artwork from both New Jersey artists and Stockton students in exhibitions that change quarterly throughout the year. The inaugural exhibition will showcase work by international artists Suzanne Reese Horvitz and Robert Roesch. The reception will feature live music. Call 609-626-3640 or go to www.noyesmuseum.org
•The Hammonton Arts Center's next juried art exhibit, "Women in the Arts," will run Tuesday, Feb. 26, to April 3. The HAC gallery is located at 219 Bellevue Ave., Hammonton. Go to www.hammontonartscener.org
•The works of painter Ray Haworth will be exhibited throughout February at the Hammonton Branch of the Atlantic County Library System, 451 Egg Harbor Road, Hammonton. The exhibit is curated by the Hammonton Arts Center. Library hours are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Call the library at 609-561-2264 or the Hammonton Arts Center at 609-567-5360 or go to www.hammontonartscenter.org
•The Noyes Museum of Art of Stockton College hosts four winter exhibits: "The Art of Conflict," through April 21; "Earl B. Lewis: National Treasure," through May 19 (Lewis gives a solo artist's talk 11 a.m. March 2); "Pat Witt: Art Spirit," through May 26; "Prints from The Noyes Collection: Jerome Kaplan, Hulda D. Robbins, Benton Spruance," through May 12. The Noyes is located at 733 Lily Lake Road, Galloway Township. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, until 8 p.m. Thursdays, noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. Admission: $5 adults, $4 students and seniors. Call 609-652-8848 or go to www.noyesmuseum.org
•"Emerging Photographers: Hannah Price and Glynnis Reed," on exhibit to March 21, at the Stockton College Art Gallery, located on the main campus, adjacent to the Performing Arts Center in L-wing, Galloway Township. Hours are: noon to 7 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, noon to 4 p.m. Sundays. The gallery is closed the week of March 9 to 7. A free gallery talk by Hannah Price will be held 2 p.m. March 19. Call 609-652-4214 or go to www.stockton.edu/artgallery
•"Blue Like Me: The Art of Siona Benjamin," is exhibited at the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey Art Gallery through March 27. Benjamin will be joined by Dr. Shanthi Rajaraman and Dr. Robert Nichols. The event is free. Stockton College Art Gallery is located on the main campus, adjacent to the Performing Arts Center in L-wing, Galloway Township. The gallery is open to the public noon to 7 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, and from noon to 4 p.m. Sundays. Admission is free. The gallery is closed for spring break March 9 through 17. Call 609-652-4214 or go to www.stockton.edu/artgallery.
•Artwork by members of the Ocean City Fine Arts League will exhibit at Shore Medical Center's Surgical Pavilion through March. In addition to the Art on Asbury works, a special wall is dedicated to the artwork created by the Arc of Atlantic County students and their teachers. The surgical pavilion gallery is located on the medical center's second-floor lobby, on the corner of Brighton and Bay avenues, in Somers Point. Call the Ocean City Fine Arts League at 609-814-0308 or go to oceancityfineartsleague.org
•"Spring is Just Around the Corner," original oils by local artist Thelma Snyder, on exhibit through April 30 in the second floor gallery of Latz's By the Bay Restaurant, 801 Bay Ave., Somers Point. All works are for sale. Call 609-788-8838 or go to www.LatzsByTheBay.com. Information also is available at Great Bay Gallery, 829 Bay Ave. Call 609-653-4991 or go to www.greatbayartgallery.com.
Cape May County
•Jewelry maker Barbara Colosi and photographer/mosaic artist Lori Erdley will be featured in March at the Lower Township Library, located at 2600 Bayshore Road, Villas. Both are members of the Cape May Artists Cooperative Gallery. Also featured during March will be works of the advanced art students from Lower Cape May Regional High School, studying under artist Patricia Neville. Library hours are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays; and 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturdays. Call 609-886-8999.
•The Cape May Artists Cooperative Gallery highlights four of its members during the month of March: painter Catherine Bosna, jewelry maker Barbara Colosi, mosaic artist Lori Erdley and photographer Christine Peck. The public is invited to meet the artists during the Second Sunday reception from 1 to 5 p.m. March 10. The artists will discuss their works and light refreshments will be served. The gallery is located at the West End Garage and is open Fridays through Mondays. Call 609-770-8261.
•"Anything Goes," the February competition and exhibit of the Ocean City Fine Arts League, is on display through February at the Art on Asbury gallery, 608 Asbury Ave., Ocean City. The exhibit also showcases work by students of Arc of Atlantic County. Winners are: 1st Place - Rachel Smith (oil), of Egg Harbor Township; 2nd Place - Sue Rau (mixed media), of Ocean View; and honorable mentions: Thelma Snyder (oil), of Somers Point, Gerald Jacobson (photo), of Wnycote, PA, and Judy Scull (watercolor), of Vineland. The gallery is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, and 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sundays. Call 609-814-0308 or go to oceancityfineartsleague.org
•The Ocean City Arts Center hosts a new photography exhibit for February, "Bulgaria: Time and Place," by Villas photographer Macy Zhelyazkova. All photos are for sale and range in price from $150 to $375. The Arts Center is located in the Community Center at 1735 Simpson Ave. Go to www.oceancityartscenter.org or call 609-399-7628.
•The Cape May Artists Cooperative will feature the work of Dennis Dowe, Diane Flanegan, Rich Flanegan and Mary Stewart in its gallery at the West End Garage during the month of February. The Artists Co-op is open Friday through Monday. Call 609-770-8261.
•Photographer Anita Roth and jewelry-maker Cindy Mahoney Crawford, both members of the Cape May Artists' Cooperative, will exhibit their works through February at the Lower Township Library, located at 2600 Bayshore Road, Villas. The exhibit also features potters Amanda Leipert and Julie Hickman, and Jamie Roth, a student at Lower Cape May Regional High School and an award-winner in the Cape May County Culture and Heritage Commission's National Arts Program. Library hours are: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays; and 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturdays. Call 609-886-8999.
•The Ocean City Arts Center will accept entries March 11- 26 for its Annual Juried Photography Show to be held in April. Works can be dropped off at the Arts Center, located at 1735 Simpson Ave., Ocean City. Call 609-399-7628 or go to www.oceancityartscenter. org
•"Celebrating Community Service: Black Fraternal, Social and Civic Organizations of Cape May County," a new exhibit at Carriage House Gallery, runs through April 14. The gallery is located on the grounds of the Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., Cape May. Call 609-884-5404 or go to www.capemaymac.org
•Pine Shores Art Association student art show on exhibit through Tuesday, Feb. 26, at PSAA gallery, located at 94 Stafford Ave., Manahawkin. The gallery is open to the public from 1 to 3 p.m. Sundays, 7 to 9 p.m. Mondays and 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Call 609-597-3557 or go to www.pineshoresartassociation.org
•Artists are invited to submit works for The Art House Gallery's spring exhibition, "No Man is an Island." Artists can apply through March 31. The exhibition will be on view April 20 through May 26, with an opening reception scheduled for April 20. The Art House Gallery is located at 182 North Main St., Manahawkin. Call 609-978-4ART or go to www.ArtHouseGallery.net
•Pine Shores Art Association art history lecture, "New York and the Ashcan School," 7 p.m. March 18, Stafford Library, 94 Stafford Ave., Manahawkin, by Professor Lisa Festa of Georgian Court University, free. Register at library, 609-597-3381. Preceding the lecture will be an artist reception from 6 to 7 p.m. to honor three artists participating in the March/April exhibition: Elaine Biddulph, Giorio Donnarumma and Robert Heyer. Call 609-597-3557 or go to www.pineshoresartassociation.org
•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 www.pineshoresartassociation.org
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