The William Ris Gallery in Stone Harbor pays tribute to the harvest season with “Falling Into Florals and Fruits,” a collection of oils by painter Lisa Hannick.

Gallery Director Mary S. Cantone stated that although flowers and fruits are more often associated with the spring and summer seasons, this collection highlights the rich colors of fall.

Hannick is one of the gallery’s stable of represented artists. She is known for her compositions in the classical and traditional style of old-world painters. Using what is called chiaroscuro lighting, Hannick is very much influenced by the Dutch traditionalists.

“Using chiaroscuro lighting, my paintings reflect the moods evoked by the Dutch masters,” Hannick writes in her artist’s notes. “By employing a limited palette and layers of thin glazes, I am able to achieve much luminosity.”

Currently living in Pennsylvania, Hannick has won may awards and her works can be found in private collections throughout the tri-state area.

She began her art education at the age of 11, studying under world-acclaimed artist Vincent Trotta. Later she attended and graduated Art & Design High School in Manhattan and then proceeded to study architectural design at Queensborough College in Bayside, N.Y., where she graduated with honors. After spending 18 years in the field of architectural design, she left the industry to pursue an art career and studied at The Art Students League of NY and The National Academy of Design, also in NY.

“From my earliest memories I knew I wanted to be an artist,” Hannick stated.

Hannick’s collection is featured through December.

William Ris Gallery is located at 9400 Second Ave., Stone Harbor. Hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays.

The gallery is open year round.

For information call 609-368-6361 or go to

Atlantic County

The Hammonton Arts Center, 219 Bellevue Ave., presents its “Fine and Decorative Arts Juried Exhibit,” running to Saturday, Nov. 30. The exhibit is free and open to the public, and all artwork is available for purchase. The following artists won awards: Peter Ehlinger, of Haddonfield, first place for a watercolor and pen ink; Robin D’Adamo, of Somers Point, second place for a graphite pencil drawing; Pam Scribner, of Vineland, third place, for stained glass. Honorable Mentions were awarded to June Mahana, Folsom; Pam Scribner, Vineland; John Irwin, Folsom; and Richard Bailey, Vineland. Go to

A watercolor exhibit by South Jersey artist Betsy Naumchik entitled “Friends in Every Season,” runs to Jan. 4 in the 2nd level dining room of Latz’s By the Bay Restaurant, 801 Bay Ave., Somers Point. The exhibit is a collaboration between Latz’s and Great Bay Gallery. 609-788-8838 or 609-653-4991.

Members of “Focal Point” photography group of the Hammonton Arts Center, will exhibit their work through November at the Hammonton Branch of the Atlantic County Library System, 451 Egg Harbor Road, Hammonton. Go to

Great Bay Gallery, 829 Bay Avenue, Somers Point presents its autumn group exhibit, “A Moveable Feast,” by local and regional artists, to Saturday, Nov. 16. The exhibit is being shown in partnership with the Somers Point Business Association’s 4th Annual Restaurant Week running from Nov. 8 to 17. Great Bay Gallery hours during the exhibit are 1 to 6 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays. 609-653-4991 or go to

The Noyes Museum of Art of Stockton College presents “Sacred Earth Designs,” an exhibition of photographic artwork by Liz Wuillermin, running to Sunday, Nov. 17 at the Gallery at Seaview Resort, 401 S. New York Road, Galloway Township. The Gallery at Seaview is free and open daily to the public. 855-894-8698. Go to

Current exhibits at the Noyes Museum of Art of Stockton College: “Signature Artist Exhibition,” runs through Sunday, Nov. 24; “Victor Grasso: Fable,” runs through Jan. 5, 2014; “Noise@Noise: MOVIS,” runs through Jan. 12, 2014; “John Pierce Barnes (1893-1954),” runs through Jan. 26. The Noyes is located at 733 Lily Lake Road, Galloway Township. Hours are: 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, with extended hours to 8 p.m. Thursdays; and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. Admission: $5 adults, $4 students and seniors. 609-652-8848 or go to

Cape May County

The new show of the Cape May County Art League opens Friday, Nov. 8 at the Mad Batter, 19 Jackson S., Cape May. An opening reception will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10. The show will hang to Dec. 4. Information: 609-884-8628.

The Ocean City Arts Center’s Annual Juried Art Show awards ceremony, free and open to the public, will be held 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8. The show will hang in the gallery throughout November. Information: 609-399-7628 or go to

Ocean County

Poster exhibit, “Military, Movie and Theater: Pre-1930’s,” runs Saturday, Nov. 9 through December, at Unshredded Nostalgia, 323 S. Main St., Route 9, Barnegat. More than 75 posters are included in the display. Unshredded Nostalgia gallery is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. 609-660-2626 or 800-872-9990 or go to

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 go to

“Interiors,” the new exhibit by the Ocean City Fine Arts League, open with a Meet The Artist reception and awards presentation from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 8. Light refreshments will be served. The event is free and open to the public and the show runs through the end of November. The Gallery is located 608 Asbury Ave., Ocean City. Call 609-814-0308 or go to

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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