Upcoming Guild events

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


November Exhibiton

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

Time: 1:00 PM- 4:00 PM

Gallery 1: Printmaking Group 

The ArtistPrintmaking is flourishing in the modern world and is popular with traditional artists as well as graphic and digital artists. The medium is old but the dynamic visual imagery is fresh and appealing to those who appreciate the time and effort involved in creating a print.

Printmaking is flourishing in the modern world and is popular with traditional artists as well as graphic and digital artists. The medium is old but the dynamic visual imagery is fresh and appealing to those who appreciate the time and effort involved in creating a print.

The Printmakers of the Ocean County Artists Guild, Leslie Ovechka, Arlette Malivernier, Joan Adams, Cassie Krauss and Jo Guscott, are skilled in the techniques of relief linoleum block printing. This is created by cutting away the design drawn on the block after each color is rolled out and pressed by hand on a sheet of paper. It is a time consuming task and the medium itself plays a direct part in the outcome. The artist is never sure if the original idea will be produced. Much of the excitement for the artist is just that. So much of the process can alter the final print; such as the amount of ink rolled onto the block, the viscosity of the ink, the pressure applied to the paper on the block, etc. Then, in the end, the printmaker is left with a used block which has fulfilled its purpose. The results can be exquisite and each hand pulled print is an original and unique piece. Like a pair of twins, for example, the edition of prints are alike but different.

Gallery 2: Leona Lavone

The Wallpaper Art is created on actual wallpaper using a verity of materials, tissue paper, wrapping paper, acrylics, watercolor crayons, some paint markers, modeling paste and gesso.
It's a FUN way to create art! The Wall Paper Art panels are extremely easy to change with the seasons or anytime you just want a change of mood or color. They are also great to hang on door to liven up the space.
I also love these panels because you can just roll them up for quick easy storage.  No glass. No heavy frames. Easy-Peasy!! Size is approximately 21" wide by 4 feet long. Basically as wide as the wallpaper and as long as you like.


Studio Gallery: Artists' Choice

Home for the Holidays-Vendors/crafters-children’s events

Date: December 4th, 2021 - December 5th, 2021

Time: 10:00 AM- 4:00 PM

  Please note: donated items will be available for sale in Galleries 1 & 2 on Sunday December 5th from 1:00-4:00 PM

On Saturday, December 4, 2021 from 10 to 4 p.m. the Ocean County Artists' Guild will celebrate family with a visit from Santa and Mrs Claus for traditional photos and a host of fun activities for children and holiday shoppers.

Throughout the Guild, Vendors & Holiday crafters will be selling beautifully painted ornaments, floral arrangements & wreaths, garlands, holiday decorations, handmade holiday soaps, jewelry, and a host of great holiday gifts.

Santa's workshop will be open for the children (4-14) to complete a holiday craft project. Santa's elves will be reading Christmas stories. Children can participate in Santa's bingo, christmas sing-a-long, and holiday games. The children can do their holiday shopping at Kringle's Holiday Shop.

  • Santa himself will be there from 10-3:30 PM
  • Storybook time at 11 AM & 3 PM
  • Elf Bingo at 11:30 AM & 1:30 PM
  • Caroling
  • Childrens Holiday Shopping Center 10-4 PM
  • Kids Krafts 10:30-3:30 PM (upstairs workshop)

Music will fill the air and joy will warm the hearts of our families. The day is full of fun and activities for all. Giveaways and more. The event is free for everyone. Stop in for some hot chocolate and delicious holiday treats. We look forward to seeing our family home for the holidays. 

Galleries 1 and 2: Will offer Small Art (pieces 9 x 12 and under) 
Studio will offer our best art of a Winter/Holiday Theme


Monthly Art Book/Media Club January 2022

Date: January 14th, 2022

Time: 5:00 PM- 1:00 AM


Let’s get together and share our favorite art books, media, and other resources related to art making, art history, artists, art marketing, etc.  This first meeting we will draft a list of books that we would like to discuss for the rest of the year. (Live in person with option to join the group)

Contact the moderator, Kim Cesaretti if you are interested in attending or have questions

Mark your Calendars for these Monthly dates:

1/14 Book to read is "Clear Seeing Place" by Brian Rutenberg

2/11, 3/11, 4/8, 5/13, 6/10, 7/?, 8/12, 9/9, 10/14, 11/11  (dates subject to change

Snowman at Night Canvas-Kids/Family Painting Party

Date: January 16th, 2022

Time: 11:00 AM- 1:00 PM

Minimum 10/Maximum 15

 Fun event for all the family! Create this adorable painting on a 11 by 14 inch canvas.
This painting of a snowman sledding is fun for all ages. Enjoy some refreshments too.

Member's Juried Show Opening-February 2022

Date: February 6th, 2022

Time: 1:00 PM- 4:00 PM

  Member’s Juried Show 2022 (Feb 7 hours are 1:00-4:00 PM)
Please check here for Guild Hours

It’s time to tune up the energy in your art studio! The Gallery Committee, chaired by Jo Guscott, is planning to hold a Juried Member’s Show in February 2022. This show will be hung throughout the entire downstairs area of the Guild and we will need a commitment to participate from 50 members for this show to go forward. If we do not meet this goal the show will not go forward. Each member is allowed up to two entries, $30.00 for one, $45.00 for two. The judge will be Steve Zazenski.

We will accept paintings, drawings, prints, mixed media and sculpture. No photography. All work must be original. Two-dimensional work must be framed, matted, and wired for hanging. Only gallery canvases (1 ½ inches deep) will be accepted unframed. The edge must be painted. No other unframed 2-d will be accepted. REQUIREMENTS here. Here is a helpful Hanging Guide

This is a wonderful opportunity to display your highest level of talent with fellow members in a display for the public.

Prizes will be awarded in the following categories:

  • Landscape/interior
  • Still-life/floral
  • Abstract/innovative
  • Animal/wildlife
  • Best in show
  • Portrait/figure

A sign-up sheet will be available in the Studio Gallery. A prospectus is available here. We hope you plan to participate.

For additional information or to enter your name, you may contact Tamara at