Events

Upcoming Guild events

 The Guild is now open Thursday - Sunday, 1-4 PM

 

June Exhibition

Date: June 6th, 2021 - June 27th, 2021

Time: 1:00 PM- 4:00 PM

Gallery 1: BIRDS OF A FEATHER:
                Marcie Falconetti
                
Even though the Gourd is 'my canvas', I cannot go to an art supply store to start a new project.  Instead, I drive to the Gourd Farm, which is a 2 ½ hours drive where I can hand pick the Gourds I need according to their size, shape & natural markings.  
The next step is to drill the opening, cleaning our the mold from the inside by scraping them with special tools-then soaking them in water & set out to dry overnight.
Since the Gourd is very porous, I mostly us an alcohol based Leather Dye, which acts like water color on paper because it's very absorbant.  There are also many other techniques I use such as: wood stains, wax resist, wood burning, among others.
“I have never enjoyed a hobby or a craft that keeps me totally occupied, not only with it's pre-historic history & global culture but with a distinctive creative challenge.  This challenge is magnified by the embellishment techniques that I use, which gives them the ability to speak to me.  They are all my own one-of-a-kind design pieces that function as Birdhouses, Vases, Planters or an Object d' Art”.
I am an instructor at the Ocean County Artists' Guild where Workshops & Children's 3D Classes are available. 
                 

                Peggy Trerotola
                Come see the beauty of nature in the different shapes and varied colors of birds.  Each has his/hers own personality.  You will see this in the depictions I tried to capture in watercolor.  And the wonder of the sea!  The ocean will never de the same day after day.  Tides come in and out, and sand bars shift to create different heights of waves..The color of the sea changes with the color of the sky, grey, greenish blue, deep blue, and breaking waves are white because the water is actually colorless.
                

Gallery 2: Bob Gelomine
                Inspired by my father's paintings, at age ten I began weekend art classes at the Newark School of Fine and Industrial Art. I later graduated from Newark's Arts High and earned a BA in fine art at New Jersey City University. Over the years I've explored printmaking, stained glass, watercolor, acrylic, and oil painting as well as photography. In this exhibit, I combine my Love of oil painting with photography. 
I begin working from my personal photos, not to recreate them, but to convey in paint the mood, emotion and sensation that inspired me to take the picture.
             

Studio Gallery Ocean's Harbor House Youth Exhibit
THERE IS NO MEMBER'S SHOW IN JUNE

July Exhibition

Date: July 11th, 2021 - July 25th, 2021

Time: 1:00 PM- 4:00 PM

In July we honor two beloved Guild members, Lily Woolley and Ray Moran with retrospectives of their work. Lilly passed away in 2017 and Ray passed away in 2020 and we cherish their memories.
The Guild is deeply honored to present the work of these two beloved members who memories are a blessing to us all.

Gallery 1: Lily Woolley Retrospective: Lily began painting in earnest after her retirement in 1998. She explored classes with a variety of teachers including our own Mary Jo Austin but it was when she took a class with noted palette knife painter, Daryl Urig, that Lily discovered her own personal style. Her work blossomed with simplified forms and beautiful textures, painting the places she loved best. We are very thankful to Lily for her contributions to the Guild especially her dedication to our popular annual Victorian Tea.

Gallery 2: Ray Moran Retrospective: Ray also intensified his involvement in watercolor after an early retirement. He took classes with local artists as well as in other parts of the country. Ray won many awards with lovely, lyrical, realistic portrayal of a variety of subjects and was always very successful at selling his work at the many shows he participated in over the years. His work was very popular and very much in demand. He was also a very popular teacher at the Sea Girt Lighthouse and here at the Guild teaching beginners as well as more advanced students.

Studio Gallery: Artists' Choice

Mary Lutton with guest artists Bill Doerge & Barbara Paskin

Date: July 25th, 2021

Time: 3:30 PM- 5:00 PM

Mary Lutton:
  • Recorded with folk group in 60's for Warner Bros Reprise label, (performed at The Blue Angel, Gerde's Folk City, the Bitter End, East Coast venues;)
  • Represented Pennsylvania in 1960 with All American Chorus touring Europe under Eisenhower's "People to People" program.
  • Have done solo concerts for the Ocean Country Library system, Toms River and Island Heights branches.
  • Was teacher of the year (music teacher, choral director)  twice in Toms River School system, 1992 and 2000.  
  • Have independently released seven full length cds from 2006 to 1015.    ( any cds purchased at OCAG, $ goes to the Guild) 
  • Have performed at Albert Hall in Waretown, and various venues in the central Jersey area. 
  • I play guitar, piano, flute, harmonica, auto harp 
  • OCAG is my favorite venue to perform in - love the audiences that come to all the concerts.

Bill Doerge:

Bill Doerge is a song interpreter, plays Upright and Electric Bass, Guitar, Keyboards and Accordion. He performs with acclaimed songwriter, Bob Wright from Staten Island in his group 'Bob Wright and Harbortown'.
Bill also plays bass in the Bad Dogz bluegrass band and freelances. He is a member of Folk Alliance International, International Society of Bassists, and Musicians on a Mission.

Barbara Paskin:

Barbara Paskin is a performing acoustic singer/songwriter who was born and bred at the Jersey Shore. She is well known at local venues for her accomplished guitar skills and lovely voice. Her genre is a mixture of Folk, Country and Blues. An accomplished musician, she’s right at home singing the folk, blues, country ,or standards. Regardless the song, Barbara always puts her own mark on everything she plays and can be seen performing all around the Jersey Shore area.
Barbara has a passion for giving back and performs at many events that support a good cause. She is a member of the board of directors of “Musicians on a Mission”, an organization that creates connections and inspires giving through music. Barbara was a school counselor at Asbury Park High School for many years servicing students and their families in the community.
Check out her YouTube channel at: https://youtube.com/user/babs4TLove

August Exhibition

Date: August 1st, 2021 - August 29th, 2021

Time: 1:00 PM- 4:00 PM

Gallery 1: Richard Kushinsky Retrospective

Gallery 2: Melissa Hood

Melissa Hood is a painter from Point Pleasant, New Jersey. She has a bachelor’s degree in Art and Secondary Education with a Special Education Endorsement from Georgian Court University. Melissa completed her Master’s degree in Studio Art at New York University’s study abroad program where she attended two semesters in Venice, Italy and one semester in Berlin, Germany. Melissa’s art has been showcased in galleries throughout the tristate area and sold worldwide.
Melissa teaches art full time for Ocean County Vocational Technical Schools. Outside of the classroom she is a prolific painter and focusses on showing her art at festivals, in galleries and online.
Melissa’s employs a variety of mediums including Posca Markers, acrylics, and Art Resin to create vibrant and whimsical scenes on canvas and wood panels. Melissa has spent years perfecting her craft with Posca Paint markers. Melissa’s art celebrates her joy for life and adoration for color and texture. Her goal is to spread happiness through art and to share her excitement for the places and animals in which we share this world with.Melissa is also a wife and mother of two preschool aged boys. She and her family love the outdoors and their dogs Squid and Minnow. When Melissa isn’t busy teaching, parenting, and painting, she enjoys spending time with her horse and running.

Studio Gallery: Theme: Sunrise/Sunset

Open Plein Air Session-Winding River Park, Toms River

Date: August 10th, 2021

Time: 10:00 AM- 12:00 PM

August Plein Air Session 1 at Winding River Park, Toms River

Join us again as we gather outdoors to explore plein air painting. No instruction, just gather with friends to create. Open to all. Bring a chair, a hat, bug spray, water, snack and your art materials. We will explore some new, easy to get to sites this year.

Further updates will be made as to directions, exact meeting location, etc. as we near the date

Contact Tamara for further information: 732-998-8286 or TWoronczuk@Yahoo.com.

 

Open Plein Air Session-Cattus Island Gardens, Toms River

Date: August 17th, 2021

Time: 4:00 PM- 6:00 PM

August Plein Air Session 2 at Cattus Island Gardens, Toms River

Join us again as we gather outdoors to explore plein air painting. No instruction, just gather with friends to create. Open to all. Bring a chair, a hat, bug spray, water, snack and your art materials. We will explore some new, easy to get to sites this year.

Further updates will be made as to directions, exact meeting location, etc. as we near the date

Contact Tamara for further information: 732-998-8286 or TWoronczuk@Yahoo.com.

 

Ladies Night Out (Gilrane, Lutton & Miller)

Date: August 22nd, 2021

Time: 3:30 AM- 5:00 PM

Open Plein Air Session-Lake Horicon, Lkehurst

Date: August 24th, 2021

Time: 4:30 PM- 6:30 PM

August Plein Air Session 3 at Lake Horicon, Lakehurst

Join us again as we gather outdoors to explore plein air painting. No instruction, just gather with friends to create. Open to all. Bring a chair, a hat, bug spray, water, snack and your art materials. We will explore some new, easy to get to sites this year.

Further updates will be made as to directions, exact meeting location, etc. as we near the date

Contact Tamara for further information: 732-998-8286 or TWoronczuk@Yahoo.com.

September Exhibition

Date: September 12th, 2021 - September 26th, 2021

Time: 1:00 PM- 4:00 PM

Gallery 1: Kim Cesaretti

Gallery 2: Bill Ross

Studio Gallery: Artists' Choice

Artisans' Market

Date: September 25th, 2021

Time: 10:00 AM- 4:00 PM

Artisans' Market at Ocean County Artists Guild
22 Chestnut Avenue, Island Heights, NJ 08732
info@ocartistsguild.org

SAVE THE DATE: SATURDAY September 25, 2021
Event 10:00-4:00 PM; **Rain or Shine Event**

Music provided by Custom Blend Band

Fine art ~ sculpture ~ Crafts ~ ceramics
Jewelry ~ photography

A variety of Artisans will be at the Guild selling their creations both inside and outside. Social distancing & masks are encouraged outside and MANDATORY inside the building. Vendors will be socially distant and hand sanitizer will be available at the building entrance points. Come inside to see our latest gallery exhibit.
Prospectus available here

Bob Andrews Trio

Date: September 26th, 2021

Time: 3:30 PM- 5:00 PM

October Exhibition

Date: October 3rd, 2021 - October 31st, 2021

Time: 1:00 PM- 4:00 PM

All Galleries: Juried Photography Show

Annual Juried Photography Show returns – categories for the show will be

1) Color

2) Black & White

3) Waterfalls and Reflections

4) Nature (Animals only)

5) our special category this year will be for the photo enthusiast. If you have captured a great shot and want to share it, but don’t think you belong in a professional show, well this is your opportunity! iPhone users, point and shoot cameras, polaroid’s all can take amazing images. Photography is not about how much gear you have; photography is all about the image. More details will follow in the following weeks so don’t change the channel!

Jeanne and Peter Morris

Date: October 10th, 2021

Time: 3:30 PM- 5:00 PM

Paranormal Night-1

Date: October 22nd, 2021

Time: 7:00 PM- 10:00 PM

 Space is limited to 18!!

I'm interested in information

If interested please send a check in the amount listed on the Poster to OCAG, 22 Chestnut Ave., Island Heights, NJ 08732

About NJ Paranormal Investigations:
Feeling uneasy in your house? Hearing unexplained sounds and are unable to find any logical explanation? Think it may be paranormal in nature? We can help!
New Jersey Paranormal Investigations uses the most advanced technology in the field of paranormal research to document the events that have been occurring. We either prove the events or we find a logical explanation to solve these situations.

We do this using the scientific method of a step-by-step approach consisting of:

  1. Identifying and defining a problem.
  2. Accumulating relevant data.
  3. Formatting a tentative hypothesis.
  4. Objectively interpreting the results.
  5. Repeating these steps until an acceptable solution is found.

We have over twelve years of experience in the field. New Jersey Paranormal Investigations has an outreach beyond our scope which includes demonologists, clergy, and parapsychologists who we consult and work with to find the best possible outcome for you and your family.

Barry Ruggiero has been investigating the paranormal for over twelve years. His area of expertise centers around hauntings and spirits with the application of basic physics. Scientific instruments which measure fluctuations in the environment, enables NJPI to document these occurrences. Infrared surveillance systems are utilized along with high end audio equipment to capture any abnormalities for documentation purposes.

Barry has been featured on the Woodbridge, NJ television network hosted by Mayor John McCormick to discuss the history and paranormal events of the township. He was also interviewed by News 12 NJ about the paranormal field highlighting historic landmarks known for activity. The Star Ledger newspaper did a feature article on his investigation on the Hannah Caldwell House where it is believed Mrs. Caldwell's spirit still resides at the site of her murder.

Paranormal nights: oct 22 & 29

Paranormal Night - 2

Date: October 29th, 2021

Time: 7:00 PM- 10:00 PM

 Space is limited to 18!!

I'm interested in information

If interested please send a check in the amount listed on the Poster to OCAG, 22 Chestnut Ave., Island Heights, NJ 08732

About NJ Paranormal Investigations:
Feeling uneasy in your house? Hearing unexplained sounds and are unable to find any logical explanation? Think it may be paranormal in nature? We can help!
New Jersey Paranormal Investigations uses the most advanced technology in the field of paranormal research to document the events that have been occurring. We either prove the events or we find a logical explanation to solve these situations.

We do this using the scientific method of a step-by-step approach consisting of:

  1. Identifying and defining a problem.
  2. Accumulating relevant data.
  3. Formatting a tentative hypothesis.
  4. Objectively interpreting the results.
  5. Repeating these steps until an acceptable solution is found.

We have over twelve years of experience in the field. New Jersey Paranormal Investigations has an outreach beyond our scope which includes demonologists, clergy, and parapsychologists who we consult and work with to find the best possible outcome for you and your family.

Barry Ruggiero has been investigating the paranormal for over twelve years. His area of expertise centers around hauntings and spirits with the application of basic physics. Scientific instruments which measure fluctuations in the environment, enables NJPI to document these occurrences. Infrared surveillance systems are utilized along with high end audio equipment to capture any abnormalities for documentation purposes.

Barry has been featured on the Woodbridge, NJ television network hosted by Mayor John McCormick to discuss the history and paranormal events of the township. He was also interviewed by News 12 NJ about the paranormal field highlighting historic landmarks known for activity. The Star Ledger newspaper did a feature article on his investigation on the Hannah Caldwell House where it is believed Mrs. Caldwell's spirit still resides at the site of her murder.

Paranormal nights: oct 22 & 29

November Exhibiton

Date: November 7th, 2021 - November 28th, 2021

Time: 1:00 PM- 4:00 PM

Gallery 1: Printmaking Group

Gallery 2: TBD

Studio Gallery: Artists' Choice

December Victorian Open House

Date: December 4th, 2021

Time: 10:00 AM- 4:00 PM

Galleries 1 and 2: Small Art (pieces 9 x 12 and under)

Studio Paintings ($75 and under)