Events

Upcoming Guild events

Calendar of All Events: 2019 (interactive page)

Gallery Exhibits 2019

Concert Schedule for the Year

 

62nd Anniversary Members Dinner

Date: September 4th, 2019

Time: 6:00 PM- 9:00 PM

We look forward to celebrating with everyone on September 4th at Aqua Blu Restaurant, for our Annual Members Dinner where the new executive
board and trustees will be inducted for the next year. We have a wonderful evening planned and would love to have you join the festivities.
AnnMarie Dario, OCAG President, will be making a toast to all of the Guild helpers, supporters, and creative artists at the dinner.

So reserve your seat by downloading the reservation form.  and sending into the Guild with your payment of $45/person.
Payment, along with dinner choice, MUST BE RECEIVED by August 31st.

Payments & reservation forms to be mailed to: Ocean County Artists' Guild, PO Box 1156, Island Heights, NJ 08732 (checks payable to "OCAG")

IF YOU PAY ONLINE, please click on the "MAKE DINNER CHOICE" link below (either after or before making payment via PayPal)

MAKE DINNER CHOICE

           CORRECTION: It's a CASH BAR, not an OPEN BAR

Sailfest

Date: September 7th, 2019

Time: 10:00 AM- 4:00 PM

Activities at the Guild, and down by the river tent.
Music, Children Crafts, refreshments.....and more.

I'm interested in information and/or helping with an event

 

Behind the Lens with Danny Clinch

Date: September 8th, 2019

Time: 1:00 PM- 4:00 PM

Danny Clinch, Photographer to the Stars

Opening Reception in the Studio:  Sunday, September 8, 1 -4 PM

Demo/Presentation: Wednesday, September 25, 7 – 9 PM

 

Danny Clinch was born in Toms River, New Jersey and Graduated from Toms River High School East where he studied art under Guild member, Hal Stacy. He next attended Ocean County College and the New England School of Photography in Boston, MA and began his career as an intern for Annie Leibovitz.

Danny loves music. He listens to it, plays it, photographs it and films it. Through this passionD Danny has stablished himself as one of the premier photographers across the entire music scene. He has shot and filmed a wide range of artists, from Johnny Cash to Tupac Shakur, from Bjork to Bruce Springsteen.

His work has appeared on hundreds of album covers and in publications like Vanity Fair, Spin, Rolling Stone, GQ, Esquire and more.

Clinch has presented his work in numerous galleries and published four books: Discovery Inn, When the Iron Bird Flies, Motor Drive and Still Moving.

As a director, Clinch has received 3 Grammy Award nominations. He has also directed music of artists like Willie Nelson, Tom Waits, Pearl Jam, Foo Fighters and Dave Mathews, among others.

Clinch has recently increased his presence in Asbury Park, NJ by not only creating the Transparent Gallery, but also by stepping up as partner and promoter to the Sea Hear Now music, surfing, and arts festival.

Danny plays harmonica in the Tangiers Blues Band and will occasionally put down his harp in the middles of the set, pick up his Leica, and begin photographing his band members. During times like these, Danny Clinch is a very happy man.

Opening Reception-Month Long Viewing

Date: September 8th, 2019

Time: 1:00 PM- 4:00 PM

Opening Reception September 8, 2019 with month long viewing through September 26, 2019

Galleries I & 2 - Manasquan River Artist Group
Studio Gallery - Danny Clinch “Photographer of the Stars”

Photography Group Monthly Meeting

Date: September 13th, 2019

Time: 7:00 PM- 9:00 PM

Photography Group meets every 2nd Friday of the month.

 

Photography group will be resuming monthly meetings on Friday, September 13th at 7:00 p.m. Join us to play with macro photography. Macro photography is extreme close-up photography, usually of very small subjects and living organisms like insects, in which the size of the subject in the photograph is greater than life size. We will have some props available or bring your own props to share with the group, i.e., feathers, pebbles, jewelry, flowers, bottle caps, watch pieces, etc. Use your imagination! Bring along your camera, a lens appropriate for macro photos (or whatever lens you have) and a tripod. If you do not have a tripod the photography group will have some extras available.

Song Circle

Date: September 15th, 2019

Time: 7:00 PM- 9:00 PM

Third Sunday of each month 7pm to 9pm (Tony Apostolaros 732-237-2041)
The Guild requests a $3 donation to the Guild at each session from each person who attends the session.

We take turns around the circle singing songs and maybe singing or playing along. We sing folk songs, pop songs, and hymns, and sometimes we have an improvised music jam. The only rule is that it's all acoustic, with no amplifiersor microphones.  Everyone is welcome to take a turn in the circle, or just to listen. If you come just to listen, feel free to bring a quiet activity such as sketching or reading. Free

For more information check out The Song Circle Site

Teen Photography Club

Date: September 16th, 2019

Time: 6:30 PM- 8:30 PM

Join Meghan Booth and our Guild President, AnnMarie Dario, for the meeting of the NEW Teen Photography Club. (FREE-Includes Pizza)

This club is a unique opportunity for tenagers 13-18 years old. In teen photography club young photographers come together to share their passion for photography. They'll share technical advice, constructive feedback on their photo's and get an opportunity to spend some time with other teens who share the same interests.

Teens do not have to be a member of the Guild, BUT a membership allows for teens to hang their works in our monthly Members' Show.

You can signup by emailing your contact information to the Guild

OR Click here to download the brochure

Concert Series-Custom Blend Band

Date: September 20th, 2019

Time: 8:00 PM- 10:00 PM

Members' Meeting and Monthy Demo

Date: September 25th, 2019

Time: 7:00 PM- 9:00 PM

Danny Clinch -Photographer, Musician, Director - Danny has accomplished it all.  Come listen and be amazed by a Toms River native son.

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Opening Reception-Month Long Viewing

Date: October 6th, 2019

Time: 1:00 PM- 4:00 PM

Opening Reception October 6, 2019 with month long viewing through October 27, 2019

Gallery I - "The Artwork of Stig Vederso in Oils”
Gallery 2 - Print Group (invitational)
Studio Gallery - Members’ Show Artists’ Choice

Members Meeting and Monthly Demo

Date: October 16th, 2019

Time: 7:00 PM- 9:00 PM

Hands on Demo on Bookmaking. Come and learn about the art of bookmaking. It's a wonderful thing to have a book to record your thoughts in that you actually made!! Let Harry Bower show you how it's done!

Concert Series-Tony Pileggi & Joe Stamboni

Date: October 18th, 2019

Time: 8:00 PM- 10:00 PM

The OCAG Concert Series Acoustic Musicians, Tony Pilegi & Joe Stamboni
The concert is free.  A $5 Donation is requested.   

Doors open at 7PM for Gallery viewing & music begins at 8PM. There is a brief intermission. 

Song Circle

Date: October 20th, 2019

Time: 7:00 PM- 9:00 PM

Third Sunday of each month 7pm to 9 pm (Tony Apostolaros 732-237-2041)
The Guild requests a $3 donation to the Guild at each session from each person who attends the session.

We take turns around the circle singing songs and maybe singing or playing along. We sing folk songs, pop songs, and hymns, and sometimes we have an improvised music jam. The only rule is that it's all acoustic, with no amplifiersor microphones.  Everyone is welcome to take a turn in the circle, or just to listen. If you come just to listen, feel free to bring a quiet activity such as sketching or reading. Free

For more information check out The Song Circle Site

Teen Photography Club

Date: October 21st, 2019

Time: 6:30 PM- 8:30 PM

Join Meghan Booth and our Guild President, AnnMarie Dario, for the meeting of the NEW Teen Photography Club.(FREE-Includes Pizza)

This club is a unique opportunity for tenagers 13-18 years old. In teen photography club young photographers come together to share their passion for photography. They'll share technical advice, constructive feedback on their photo's and get an opportunity to spend some time with other teens who share the same interests.

Teens do not have to be a member of the Guild, BUT a membership allows for teens to hang their works in our monthly Members' Show.

You can signup by emailing your contact information to the Guild

OR Click here to download the brochure

Paranormal Night

Date: October 25th, 2019

Time: 7:00 PM- 10:00 PM


Space is limited to 18!!

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.

I'm interested in information

Halloween Scene

Date: October 30th, 2019

Time: 6:00 PM- 8:00 PM

Members will be greeting the trick or treaters with goodies.

I'm interested in information/volunteering to help

Opening Reception-Month Long Viewing

Date: November 3rd, 2019

Time: 1:00 PM- 4:00 PM

Opening Reception November 3, 2019 with month long viewing through November 27, 2019

Gallery I - Ellen Scharfenberg “In Love with Color” Pastels and Watercolor
Gallery 2 - “The Art and Creations of Samuel Sinelnikov”
Studio Gallery - Members’ Show Artists’ Choice

Concert Series-Bob Andrews Trio

Date: November 15th, 2019

Time: 8:00 PM- 10:00 PM

The OCAG Concert Series Acoustic Musicians
The concert is free.  A $5 Donation is requested.   

Doors open at 7PM for Gallery viewing & music begins at 8PM. There is a brief intermission. 

Song Circle

Date: November 17th, 2019

Time: 5:00 PM- 7:00 PM

Third Sunday of each month 7pm to 10pm (Tony Apostolaros 732-237-2041)
The Guild requests a $3 donation to the Guild at each session from each person who attends the session.

We take turns around the circle singing songs and maybe singing or playing along. We sing folk songs, pop songs, and hymns, and sometimes we have an improvised music jam. The only rule is that it's all acoustic, with no amplifiersor microphones.  Everyone is welcome to take a turn in the circle, or just to listen. If you come just to listen, feel free to bring a quiet activity such as sketching or reading. Free

For more information check out The Song Circle Site

Teen Photography Club

Date: November 18th, 2019

Time: 6:30 PM- 8:30 PM

Join Meghan Booth and our Guild President, AnnMarie Dario, for the meeting of the NEW Teen Photography Club. (FREE-Includes Pizza)

This club is a unique opportunity for tenagers 13-18 years old. In teen photography club young photographers come together to share their passion for photography. They'll share technical advice, constructive feedback on their photo's and get an opportunity to spend some time with other teens who share the same interests.

Teens do not have to be a member of the Guild, BUT a membership allows for teens to hang their works in our monthly Members' Show.

You can signup by emailing your contact information to the Guild

OR Click here to download the brochure

Victorian Open House/Boutique

Date: December 7th, 2019

Time: 10:00 AM- 4:00 PM

Victorian Open House and Holiday Members Show

OCAG Holiday Benefit Concert

Date: December 13th, 2019

Time: 7:00 PM- 9:00 PM

OCAG Holiday Benefit Concert for Harbor House of Ocean County. (Muscians gleaned from the OCAG 2019 concert series.)

Song Circle

Date: December 15th, 2019

Time: 5:00 PM- 7:00 PM

Third Sunday of each month 7pm to 10pm (Tony Apostolaros 732-237-2041)
The Guild requests a $3 donation to the Guild at each session from each person who attends the session.

We take turns around the circle singing songs and maybe singing or playing along. We sing folk songs, pop songs, and hymns, and sometimes we have an improvised music jam. The only rule is that it's all acoustic, with no amplifiersor microphones.  Everyone is welcome to take a turn in the circle, or just to listen. If you come just to listen, feel free to bring a quiet activity such as sketching or reading. Free

For more information check out The Song Circle Site

Teen Photography Club

Date: December 16th, 2019

Time: 6:30 PM- 8:30 PM

Join Meghan Booth and our Guild President, AnnMarie Dario, for the meeting of the NEW Teen Photography Club. (FREE-Includes Pizza)

This club is a unique opportunity for tenagers 13-18 years old. In teen photography club young photographers come together to share their passion for photography. They'll share technical advice, constructive feedback on their photo's and get an opportunity to spend some time with other teens who share the same interests.

Teens do not have to be a member of the Guild, BUT a membership allows for teens to hang their works in our monthly Members' Show.

You can signup by emailing your contact information to the Guild

OR Click here to download the brochure

Teen Photography Club

Date: March 16th, 2020

Time: 6:30 PM- 8:30 PM

Join Meghan Booth and our Guild President, AnnMarie Dario, for the meeting of the NEW Teen Photography Club. (FREE-Includes Pizza)

This club is a unique opportunity for tenagers 13-18 years old. In teen photography club young photographers come together to share their passion for photography. They'll share technical advice, constructive feedback on their photo's and get an opportunity to spend some time with other teens who share the same interests.

Teens do not have to be a member of the Guild, BUT a membership allows for teens to hang their works in our monthly Members' Show.

You can signup by emailing your contact information to the Guild

OR Click here to download the brochure

Teen Photography Club

Date: April 20th, 2020

Time: 6:30 PM- 8:30 PM

Join Meghan Booth and our Guild President, AnnMarie Dario, for the meeting of the NEW Teen Photography Club. (FREE-Includes Pizza)

This club is a unique opportunity for tenagers 13-18 years old. In teen photography club young photographers come together to share their passion for photography. They'll share technical advice, constructive feedback on their photo's and get an opportunity to spend some time with other teens who share the same interests.

Teens do not have to be a member of the Guild, BUT a membership allows for teens to hang their works in our monthly Members' Show.

You can signup by emailing your contact information to the Guild

OR Click here to download the brochure