Events

Upcoming Guild events

Guild 2021 Hours are going to be Sundays, 1-4 PM beginning On February 7, 2021

 

April Reception

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

Time: 1:00 PM- 4:00 PM

Gallery 1: Sandy Brogan/Barbara Dela Cuesta/Dorothy Matteo

Sandra Brogan attended Boston School of Art, George Vesper School of Art and DuCret School of Art. Sandra works in clay and acrylics, her art has been exhibited in Ocean and Monmouth counties. She brings a fresh perspective and challenges conformity in her use of color and form.
“I believe that the artistic process is a never ending exploration of self and spiritual connection with all that has gone before. Creating art has been a therapeutic process which has helped me to express my emotions. Everything in my life I see through the lens of shapes, colors and dimensions. I believe that I was born with the gift of keen visual awareness, by which art in, in all of its forms, has always been my passion.”

Barbara de la Cuesta has studied art at the University of Delaware, the Boston Museum School, and has a Masters of Art Therapy from Lesley University. Her work has been shown at The Concord Art Association, OCAG, The Burlington County College, and the Lavallette Library. She has taken first place in the State Senior Show and in the State Juried Show at OCAG. She paints in acrylics and sculpts in stoneware clay.

Dorothy Matteo is a painter, illustrator and sculptor. Dorothy attended Newark School of Fine and Industrial Art, majoring in Illustration and studied under legendary colorist Hillaire Hiler, sculptor Ruben Kadish, Hans Weingartner, Ben Cunningham and Avery Johnson. Dorothy studied fine art at Ocean County College where she also worked as a graphic artist and campus photographer. She taught watercolor and advanced oil painting in the Jackson and Toms River Community Education Programs. Her mixed media creation “Throwaway Bride” was featured in the 2020 Annual Juried Show at the Monmouth Museum.
“I am primarily concerned with the human condition and enjoy working in all media. I am a big believer in always maintaining a sketchbook, journaling and recording every day life. I have always loved portraiture.”

Gallery 2: Eves Artistry- "It Takes A Lifetime"

Eve Woolley's Bio
:  I was always excited for art class in grade school. At age 12, I started painting. My biggest influence was Bob Ross, I watched his Joy of Painting show faithfully.  Every year of high school Art was one of my electives. In college, I took one drawing course and one painting course. While adjusting a painting per my instructor's input, she stated, “Amazing, how fearless you are!”.  The years that followed I was left to my own devices. So, in art standards, I am a “self taught” artist.  In my 30's, I attained my Masters Degree in Education.  I use that experience to instruct others via the paint party business I started in my early 40's, Eve's Creations Paint Party. I've done “Live Painting” at concert events, raising over $450 for charities.  My gallery works have been showcased at many venues: TRAC, OCAG, Local's Art Space Asbury, Trenton Underground, Atlantic Highlands, three times in  Monmouth Museum's annual “Small Works” shows, and twice in their annual “International Artist” shows. You can also find me on Facebook (Eve's Artistry and Eve's Creations Paint Party), Instagram (evescreationspaintparty and evesartistry), YouTube (Eve's Creations Paint Party), and my website, www.evesartistry.com. I provide high class original art at affordable prices. I feel everyone should have the opportunity to purchase what inspires them.

ARTIST STATEMENT (Eve Woolley):   I've only been painting abstracts for 3-4 years. I had an ignorant opinion of abstract art before then, I just didn't get the attraction. Then one day, I was perusing abstracts with my friend, he is also artistic. I shared with him my opinion of not seeing the worth, I stated, “I can do this in 5 minutes”. Snarky I know; nevertheless, he asked have I ever heard the Picasso story. Intrigued, he proceeded to tell me: A tourist commissioned Picasso for a piece of art. On the spot, Picasso produced the piece. He stated that will be $100,000. The tourist refuted, “You did that in 30 seconds”. Picasso replied in disgust, “You are wrong, it took me 40yrs”. Right there it hit me! Just because I can paint an abstract in “5 minutes” doesn't mean someone else can. I immediately started painting abstracts, 2 of which were selected by Monmouth Museum for their annual “International Artist” exhibits. My abstracts encompass the vibrant colors, swirls, and facets of life.  Of course a piece takes longer than 5 minutes... It takes a lifetime.

Studio Gallery: Artists' Choice

Basement Musicians (Tony Pileggi and Joe Stamboni)

Date: April 25th, 2021

Time: 3:30 PM- 5:00 PM

  

                                                                      

Black Glass Opening Evening Reception

Date: May 1st, 2021

Time: 4:00 PM- 8:00 PM

The opening gallery reception at the Ocean County Artists’ Guild is Saturday, May 1, 2021 from 4-8pm. Multiple works from each photographer who have registered, will be on display at the Gallery.  

The photo exhibit will run from May 2 – May 30 (Guild hours in May are expected to be Saturdays, Sundays 1-4pm.)

“Abandonment is a dramatic term, but the photos are really about history, about visual creativity and about interpretation,” said Suzanne Spitaletta, president and founder of Black Glass Gallery.  “We welcome Guild visitors to check out all of these images. In your own travels, maybe you have seen a few of these places.  We think you will find that no two BGG photographers look at familiar sights or at abandoned places, from exactly the same, visual vantage point.”

Black Glass Gallery was formed almost five years ago in Asbury Park and uses social media and online galleries to spotlight the images of BGG members. Membership is from throughout the state, but is limited, helping to foster working relationships, lasting friendships. The opportunity for BGG photographers at all levels to learn and to share ideas, about photography and the latest techniques, is also a benefit of membership.

The images are drawn from planned and guided photo journeys throughout the area. During the past five years, BGG members have shown their work in various venues in Asbury Park, Middletown, and Atlantic City. The May event is the first major BGG exhibit at the Guild. BGG member photo excursions happen throughout the year. The members have been to various locations throughout New Jersey, as well as into Pennsylvania and New York.

The members exhibiting are:   Suzanne Spitaletta, Mark Haviland, Richard Huff, Kevin Plant, Oswald Hoepfner, Chad W. Hoover, Gene Stoye, Bryan Ince, Kristian Quistgaard, Sue Maguire, Joe Ferraro, Frank Parisi, Gina Ziegler, Bob Cuthbert, Bob Varettoni, Liz Keenan, Angela Previte, Joan Gallagher, Steve Tiedye, Jonathan Mayer, Mary Ellen Connelly, Mia Mutascio, Mickey Sica, Susan Dugan, Dawn Barry Pechinsky, Lisa Hora, Sharon Edwards, Lori Parsells, Ryan Cervasio, Marguerite Vizza Portagallo, Melissa Lawlor, Jason Cascais, Terry Cutrona- Cutter, Pete LaRocca, Mike Fitzpatrick, Jeri Elmendorf Kenney, Jeanne Schneider, Frank Angelo, Beth Mullin, Stanton Hunter and Lef Carroll IV.

May Exhibition

Date: May 2nd, 2021 - May 30th, 2021

Time: 1:00 PM- 4:00 PM

The photo exhibit will run from May 2 – May 30 (Guild hours in May are expected to be Saturdays, Sundays 1-4pm.)

“Abandonment is a dramatic term, but the photos are really about history, about visual creativity and about interpretation,” said Suzanne Spitaletta, president and founder of Black Glass Gallery.  “We welcome Guild visitors to check out all of these images. In your own travels, maybe you have seen a few of these places.  We think you will find that no two BGG photographers look at familiar sights or at abandoned places, from exactly the same, visual vantage point.”

Black Glass Gallery was formed almost five years ago in Asbury Park and uses social media and online galleries to spotlight the images of BGG members. Membership is from throughout the state, but is limited, helping to foster working relationships, lasting friendships. The opportunity for BGG photographers at all levels to learn and to share ideas, about photography and the latest techniques, is also a benefit of membership.

The images are drawn from planned and guided photo journeys throughout the area. During the past five years, BGG members have shown their work in various venues in Asbury Park, Middletown, and Atlantic City. The May event is the first major BGG exhibit at the Guild. BGG member photo excursions happen throughout the year. The members have been to various locations throughout New Jersey, as well as into Pennsylvania and New York.

The members exhibiting are:   Suzanne Spitaletta, Mark Haviland, Richard Huff, Kevin Plant, Oswald Hoepfner, Chad W. Hoover, Gene Stoye, Bryan Ince, Kristian Quistgaard, Sue Maguire, Joe Ferraro, Frank Parisi, Gina Ziegler, Bob Cuthbert, Bob Varettoni, Liz Keenan, Angela Previte, Joan Gallagher, Steve Tiedye, Jonathan Mayer, Mary Ellen Connelly, Mia Mutascio, Mickey Sica, Susan Dugan, Dawn Barry Pechinsky, Lisa Hora, Sharon Edwards, Lori Parsells, Ryan Cervasio, Marguerite Vizza Portagallo, Melissa Lawlor, Jason Cascais, Terry Cutrona- Cutter, Pete LaRocca, Mike Fitzpatrick, Jeri Elmendorf Kenney, Jeanne Schneider, Frank Angelo, Beth Mullin, Stanton Hunter and Lef Carroll IV.

Custom Blend (Maria and Paul Petrone and JoeZavacki)

Date: May 23rd, 2021

Time: 3:30 PM- 5:00 PM

June Exhibition

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

Time: 1:00 PM- 4:00 PM

Gallery 1: Marcie Falconetti and Peggy Trerotola - Birds of a Feather

Gallery 2: Bob Gelomine

Studio Gallery Ocean's Harbor House Youth Exhibit

Oceans Harbor House Art Auction

Date: June 11th, 2021

Time: 6:00 PM- 8:30 PM

The Starry Night Art Auction will celebrate our young artists and professional artists who have donated their creations for our auction. This festive event features light fare & beverages and live music at the Ocean County Artist Guild in Island Heights. Check out our website for sponsorship opportunities, tickets and more information. We are pleased to have Brian Hanlon, renowned artist, serve as Honorary Chair.
Executive Chef Mike Jarusz of the Atlantic Bar & Grill will serve up his tasty treats.

For sponsorship and ticket information, click here

www.oceansharborhouse.org

Bill Doerge and Family

Date: June 13th, 2021

Time: 3:30 PM- 5:00 PM

July Exhibition

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

Time: 1:00 PM- 4:00 PM

Gallery 1: Lil Woolley Retrospective

Gallery 2: Ray Moran Retrospective

Studio Gallery: Artists' Choice

Mary Lutton with guest artists Bill Doerge & Barbara Paskin

Date: July 25th, 2021

Time: 3:30 PM- 5:00 PM

August Exhibition

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

Time: 1:00 PM- 4:00 PM

Gallery 1: Richard Kushinsky Retrospective

Gallery 2: Hal Stacy Retrospective

Studio Gallery: Theme: Sunrise/Sunset

Van Gogh Bus Trip

Date: August 19th, 2021

Time: 9:00 AM- 3:00 PM

Ladies Night Out (Gilrane, Lutton & Miller)

Date: August 22nd, 2021

Time: 3:30 AM- 5:00 PM

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**

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

Jeanne and Peter Morris

Date: October 10th, 2021

Time: 3:30 PM- 5:00 PM

November Exhibiton

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

Time: 1:00 PM- 4:00 PM

Gallery 1: Printmaking Group

Gallery 2: Denise Gray and Family

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)