Events

Upcoming Guild events

2022 PUBLIC HOURS:
Monday & Wednesday 10:00 - 3:00 PM
Tuesday 12:00 - 5:00 PM
Thursday 12:00 - 4:00 PM
Friday 10:00 - 3:00 PM
Saturday & Sunday 1:00 - 4:00 PM (Office closed)

 

August 2022 Gallery Exhibition

Date: August 7th, 2022 - August 30th, 2022

Time: 1:00 PM- 4:00 PM

Childrens Art Exhibition in Upstairs Gallery Be sure to come up and view the childrens creations.

Gallery 1 James Doremus

     Jim, an award-winning artist, attended The School of Visual Arts in New York City from 1965thru 1967. He never pursued the life of an artist choosing instead to marry and raise a family. Growing up in North Jersey, Jim started a career in the commercial printing industry eventually relocating his family to a small town in Upstate New York where they enjoyed living a quiet life in the foothills of the Adirondack mountains. He and his wife eventually purchased and operated a small commercial printing company of their own turning it into a very successful enterprise. In 1986 they decided to sell the business and return to North Jersey to be closer to their aging families. Both he and his wife continued in the printing trade until the tragedy of September 2001. Jim left the printing industry and went to work for the FBI in their physical Security Unit eventually working as an Investigative Specialist in Counter Terrorism. After retiring from the FBI at the age of 64 he began working in a local hospital as a Security Officer before completely retiring in 2017. Now residing full time in New Jersey, Jim spends his time working on his art and playing golf with his friends.
     When Jim began drawing again in 2017, he was commissioned to do numerous pet portraits in the unique style of drawing known as pointillism achieving beautiful results in black and white. He works from both digital and printed photographs supplied by the customer.
     Each piece is carefully drawn by hand and is usually completed in approximately two weeks’ time depending on his schedule and that of the framer. All original art is done with permanent ink and produced on quality archival art stock. In addition to doing portraits of pets Jim has been commissioned to produce drawings of homes, landscapes, lighthouses, landmarks, boats and numerous other things.
     In 2019 Jim expanded his repertoire, encouraged by many of his fellow artists, and is now also working in watercolor also finding much success in this arena. He currently works at his art in several local Art Guilds near his home in New Jersey and also in Florida during the winter months.
     Jim’s work has been seen in many local, regional and state rt shows and exhibitions resulting in numerous awards and commissions throughout New York, New Jersey, California and Florida.

Gallery 2 Luis Rivera 
Holiday Dinner Rolls

     My name is Luis Rivera, a multicultural artist from New Jersey. I have a degree in Graphic Design which helps add imagination to my work.  I have enjoyed working in many mediums for more than 25 years.
     I designed and illustrated a book cover and worked on multiple magazines. One project I am very proud of is the 2014 Rain Barrel Art Project by the New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium to show the public about environmental benefits of harvesting rain water. Another one of my accomplished projects is a painting of a patient rising from his wheelchair looking out into the future with hope to recover from his illness. This painting was made to encourage patients at Encompass Health Rehabilitation in Toms River NJ to see their future in reaching their maximum goal.
     One medium I greatly enjoy is pen and ink. This style shows the negative and positive space working in black and white; this is an ultimate compositional challenge. Sometimes color is not necessary to appreciate the real power of art.
     Previous projects local and worldwide include: military cartoon strips and posters displayed in Germany, Korea and other countries abroad. I have also participated in local exhibits at the Lacey and Manchester Libraries, Monmouth County Mall, and multiple galleries in Long Beach Island.

Please visit my social media at: www.louierivera.weebly.com,
Facebook- Luis Rivera Instagram- louie.rivera.798

Studio - Members show

OCAG 2022 Concert Series Presents Ladies Night Out

Date: August 19th, 2022

Time: 7:00 PM- 9:00 PM

Galleries open for viewing at 6:30 PM.
Light refreshments around 8 PM. Enjoy a snack and a glass of wine or cup of coffee.

Entry tickets will be at the door. Seating limited to 30 people.
A $5.00 donation is suggested for this non-profit.

Mary now performs with the Ladies Night Out trio, treasuring sharing the music and building  friendships with Denise Miller and Gail Gilrane.  Performing since 2007, they have been complimented for their three-part vocals that Mary enjoys arranging.  Her deep love for Vermont inspired her to produce a cd of songs and piano instrumentals, released in 2009, “To Vermont with Love.”    Her discography includes “That Was Then – This is Now” 2006, “Green Mountain Dreamin” 2007, “Soundscapes of the Jersey Pinelands and Coastline” 2010, “A Haven in the Vally” 2011, and a double release in 2015, “Born in the Country,” and ” Remembrances.”

 

Song Circle-August 21 2022

Date: August 21st, 2022

Time: 7:00 PM- 9:00 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

Here is a song sampling: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3IAF2bsKx-4

Every time I come to the song circle it changes my mood.  When you don't feel like going is when you really should do it.
- Mary Lutton

Art Chat-August 2022

Date: August 26th, 2022

Time: 5:00 PM- 6:15 PM

THIS EVENT IS MONTHLY ON THE 4TH FRIDAY OF THE MONTH

Open to Artists of all mediums. Let’s get together to share and talk about our art!  Get connected to your local art community!  Get feedback from your fellow artists and make new art friends!  Let’s talk about what inspires us, the trials and tribulations of being creatives, and other topics related to art making, art business, and art marketing too!
Bring your work - a completed piece or a work in progress. Live in person with option to join the group remotely)

Dates are: 8/26, 9/23, 10/28, 11/25 (dates subject to change)

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

 

Monthly Art Book/Media Club-September 2022

Date: September 9th, 2022

Time: 5:00 PM- 6:15 PM

THIS FREE EVENT IS ON THE 2ND FRIDAY OF EACH MONTH; 5:00-6:15 PM

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 2022 Monthly dates:

10/14, 11/11 (dates subject to change)

 

Sailfest 2022

Date: September 10th, 2022

Time: 10:00 AM- 4:00 PM

Sailfest 2021 winning Artwork by Carol Ann Oporto

Come to Island Heights on September 10, 2022 for Sailfest 2022

Visit us at the Guild and at our booths down by the river!! Check back for event schedule.

We are located at 22 Chestnut Avenue, Island Heights; Stop at our booths at the end of Chestnut Avenue.

We need volunteers!! CLICK HERE

See you there!!

 

September 2022 Gallery Exhibition

Date: September 11th, 2022

Time: 1:00 PM- 4:00 PM

Studio - Members show theme Flora and Fauna

Gallery 1 - Laurelton Arts
The Laurelton Art Society grew out of the interests of a small group of artists dedicated to providing a means for those who share an interest in art - to meet, share ideas and promote public interest in the visual arts. We welcome the "art appreciator" as well. Now in its thirty-third year, the Laurelton Art Society is proud of its growth.

Gallery 2: Karen Pomeroy and David Stock “Two-From the Shore”

Karen Pomeroy and David Stock are” two” both from Seaside Park, New Jersey siblings where they grew up and worked on  the boardwalk. Their family owned and operated many Seaside Park attractions from the 1930s-60s.

David Stock

The idea of creating a show together was born from the idea of” two” being siblings and both being artists and both growing up  on the Jersey Shore.

 
 

David Stock creates acrylics, depictions of times passed on the Jersey Shore and of classic photos and pieces of vintage 

 advertising. Karen Pomeroy creates watercolors and oils of beach scenes, local areas of the Jersey Shore using various  techniques of watercolors and layering of colors to create a rich color of light.

Dave Stock found his new love of painting using acrylic paints in retirement. David has a great love of history. Many of his  paintings and items that he paints portray the past. David currently has several carousel horse paintings on display outside the  new Seaside Heights Historical Society carousel building in Seaside Heights, New Jersey. David works primarily with acrylics on canvas and canvas artists boards. David continues to create numerous commissions and has painted images of Seaside cottages.

 

Karen Pomeroy

Karen Pomeroy, has been a watercolor artist and has been creating watercolors for over 30 years. Karen enjoys creating  watercolors by layering the watercolor washes to create depth. Karen never knows what to expect and allows for an element of  surprise with her watercolors. Go with the flow is Karen's watercolor philosophy,
unexpected surprises. Watercolors allow for layering of light and shadow and draws the viewer into her work. Karen also has been creating oil paintings which allows for an element of abstract qualities

OCAG 2022 Concert Series Presents Custom Blend Band

Date: September 16th, 2022

Time: 7:00 PM- 9:00 PM

Galleries open for viewing at 6:30 PM.
Light refreshments around 8 PM. Enjoy a snack and a glass of wine or cup of coffee.

Entry tickets will be at the door. Seating limited to 30 people.
A $5.00 donation is suggested for this non-profit.

Joe Zavacki met Paul and Maria Petrone and the Custom Blend Band was formed. 
We play a blend of Bluegrass, Classic Country & Lite Rock music.
Vocals with guitars, mandolin, banjo, and fiddle.

Custom Blend performed their first Albert Hall stage show on October  17, 2009. They have been a regular at the Ocean County Artists

Song Circle-Sept 18 2022

Date: September 18th, 2022

Time: 7:00 PM- 9:00 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 amplifiers or 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

Here is a song sampling: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3IAF2bsKx-4

Every time I come to the song circle it changes my mood.  When you don't feel like going is when you really should do it.
- Mary Lutton

Art Chat-September 2022

Date: September 23rd, 2022

Time: 5:00 PM- 6:15 PM

THIS EVENT IS MONTHLY ON THE 4TH FRIDAY OF THE MONTH

Open to Artists of all mediums. Let’s get together to share and talk about our art!  Get connected to your local art community!  Get feedback from your fellow artists and make new art friends!  Let’s talk about what inspires us, the trials and tribulations of being creatives, and other topics related to art making, art business, and art marketing too!
Bring your work - a completed piece or a work in progress. Live in person with option to join the group remotely)

Dates are: 9/23, 10/28, 11/25 (dates subject to change)

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

 

Artisans' Market 2022

Date: September 24th, 2022

Time: 10:00 AM- 4:00 PM

Artisans' Market 2022 at Ocean County Artists Guild
22 Chestnut Avenue, Island Heights, NJ 08732
info@ocartistsguild.org

50/50 Raffle tickets ($10 each) are available RIGHT NOW, until 3 PM on September 24th, when we draw the winner!
Proceeds from ticket sales go to benefit the Ocean County Artists Guild.
Call (732-270-3111) or stop by the Guild to get your ticket(s). ONLY 500 tickets available... Get yours today!!

1st Place – 25% OF SALES ($1,500 if all tickets are sold)
2nd Place – 15% OF SALES ($750 if all tickets are sold)
3rd Place – 10% OF SALES ($500 if all tickets are sold) 

SAVE THE DATE: SATURDAY September 24, 2022
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 on the grounds, inside the building and on Chestnut Avenue. 
Come inside to see our latest gallery exhibit.
Prospectus available here

Ekphrastic Retreat

Date: October 8th, 2022

Time: 10:00 AM- 4:00 PM

  Minimum of 10 people needed to hold session. Payments taken online or by check or cash to office.
Coffee & lunch will be provided by Jersey Writers 

Daylong opportunity for Artists & Writers to collborate or work separately - share results.
Two workshops offered: Poetry, ekphrastic, prose

Contact Barbara dela Cuesta at barbdela@hotmail.com

What does ekphrastic mean?
The word ekphrasis, or ecphrasis, comes from the Greek for the written description of a work of art produced as a rhetorical exercise, often used in the adjective form ekphrastic.It is a vivid, often dramatic, verbal description of a visual work of art, either real or imagined.In ancient times, it referred to a description of any thing, person, or experience.

October Exhibition 2022-Juried Photograph

Date: October 9th, 2022 - October 31st, 2022

Time: 1:00 PM- 4:00 PM

Download prospectus here

JUDGE: Bob DeLorenza
Photography at the Guild is excited to announce Bob DeLorenza as this year’s judge for Exposure 2022. Bob is a graduate of the School of Visual Arts in New York City. He polished his skills working for many of the worlds renowned commercial photographers and filmmakers. He started All Sports Photography in 1985 and it has grown into one of the largest sports photography companies on the east coast. ASP provides clients a range of photographic needs from head shots, executive portraits, exterior and interior architectural photographs to award winning product photography. He has photographed many of today’s popular musicians from Tom Petty to Justin Bieber. He has a long-standing relationship with the Jersey Shore’s own John Bon Jovi. He has worked as a staff photographer for the Philadelphia Soul, Flyers, New Jersey Devils and the Trenton Thunder to name a few.

CATEGORIES & FEES
1. Black & White: Old school Ansel Adams influences of B&W and the 10 gray scales in between. Save your monochrome tones, they will return, next year.
2. Color: the whole gamut
3. Iconic Locations of the Jersey Shore: from Sandy Hook to Cape May, you know where to go!
4. Macro Photography: let’s think in terms of 1 to 1 ratio, but we never say “no” to an amazing close -up image.
5. New Photo Enthusiast: year number 2! Year 1 gave us some great images, very excited to see this grow.

Fees for categories 1 through 4
Guild Members: $20 for one entry; $30 for two; $40 for three.
Non-Members: $35 for one entry; $50 for two; $60 for three. Entry fees are non-refundable. Cash or check only.
NOTE: If your image qualifies under more than one category, the category entered is the artist’s choice. Limit of 3 entries per person.
SPECIAL CATEGORY: New Photo Enthusiast - images you have captured using anything from an iPhone, a point & click camera, to even polaroid's. This is all about the image, not the gear. Entries in this area do not need to be framed and wired, just printed and submitted. $5 per entry (unlimited submissions).Let’s see what you Instagram influencers can do!

 

Monthly Art Book/Media Club-October 2022

Date: October 14th, 2022

Time: 5:00 PM- 6:15 PM

THIS FREE EVENT IS ON THE 2ND FRIDAY OF EACH MONTH; 5:00-6:15 PM

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 2022 Monthly dates:

11/11 (dates subject to change)

 

OCAG 2022 Concert Series Presents Tony Pileggi & Joe Stamboni

Date: October 21st, 2022

Time: 7:00 PM- 9:00 PM

Performing country, pop and rock classics

Galleries open for viewing at 6:30 PM.
Light refreshments around 8 PM. Enjoy a snack and a glass of wine or cup of coffee.

A $5.00 donation is suggested for this non-profit.
Entry tickets will be at the door. Seating limited to 30 people.

Art Chat-October 2022

Date: October 28th, 2022

Time: 5:00 PM- 6:15 PM

THIS EVENT IS MONTHLY ON THE 4TH FRIDAY OF THE MONTH

Open to Artists of all mediums. Let’s get together to share and talk about our art!  Get connected to your local art community!  Get feedback from your fellow artists and make new art friends!  Let’s talk about what inspires us, the trials and tribulations of being creatives, and other topics related to art making, art business, and art marketing too!
Bring your work - a completed piece or a work in progress. Live in person with option to join the group remotely)

Dates are: 1/28, 2/25, 3/25, 4/22, 5/27, 6/17, 7/22, 8/26, 9/23, 10/28, 11/25 (dates subject to change)

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

 

November Exhibition 2022

Date: November 6th, 2022 - November 29th, 2022

Time: 1:00 PM- 4:00 PM

Gallery 1 - Kristopher Schoenleber
Photography has been a passion of mine since childhood. I can remember using my father’s Kodak to grab pictures of just about everything. Now as an adult, I’m lucky enough to have a career as a broadcast news photographer. I have been working in news for over 20 years, and have been honored with several NY Emmy nominations, along with winning two NY Emmys.

In the last few years I’ve had a number of pieces in many local and international art shows, coming away with several Best in Shows. Some of my photos were also chosen for publication in a variety of photography books and travel magazines.

I love to show my work, and let my photos take people into a different world. A picture can stir up all sorts of emotions, and I hope that my shots can make that kind of impact on the audience. My ultimate goal is to produce images that are almost hyper-realistic, but do not slip into the look of other-worldly.

Since I started studying and learning photography using film, I always find myself drawn to a more simple shot. I’ll look to black and white, sharp lines, patterns and strong contrast over intense colors and busy scenes. My work projects calm and quiet, loneliness and a connection with the landscape. I tend to keep people out of my shot - I want to convey the feel of being the last person on Earth and one with nature.  www.kgsphoto.com

Gallery 2 - Print Group

Studio - Members Show

Monthly Art Book/Media Club-November 2022

Date: November 11th, 2022

Time: 5:00 PM- 6:15 PM

THIS FREE EVENT IS ON THE 2ND FRIDAY OF EACH MONTH; 5:00-6:15 PM

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 2022 Monthly dates:

 

 

OCAG 2022 Concert Series Presents Bob Andrews Trio w/Peter Hagen & Dave Sherman

Date: November 18th, 2022

Time: 7:00 PM- 9:00 PM

Galleries open for viewing at 6:30 PM.

Light refreshments around 8 PM. Enjoy a snack and a glass of wine or cup of coffee.

A $5.00 donation is suggested for this non-profit.
‚ÄčEntry tickets will be at the door. Seating limited to 30 people.

Art Chat-November 2022

Date: November 25th, 2022

Time: 5:00 PM- 6:15 PM

THIS EVENT IS MONTHLY ON THE 4TH FRIDAY OF THE MONTH

Open to Artists of all mediums. Let’s get together to share and talk about our art!  Get connected to your local art community!  Get feedback from your fellow artists and make new art friends!  Let’s talk about what inspires us, the trials and tribulations of being creatives, and other topics related to art making, art business, and art marketing too!
Bring your work - a completed piece or a work in progress. Live in person with option to join the group remotely)

Dates are: 1/28, 2/25, 3/25, 4/22, 5/27, 6/17, 7/22, 8/26, 9/23, 10/28, 11/25 (dates subject to change)

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

Fabrics in February

Date: February 6th, 2023

Time: 1:00 PM- 4:00 PM

Dear Art Quilters, Weavers, and Textile Artists,

The Ocean County Artists’ Guild located in Island Heights, New Jersey is a unique center for the arts in central Jersey.  We offer classes, workshops, concerts, children’s art classes, poetry readings and many other cultural events. Every month we feature new exhibits by two artists, and our members with two major photography shows each year as well.  We are a unique organization in the area and are always looking to offer new art experiences to our members and the surrounding communities. 

Presently we are in the process of developing a show entitled “Fabrics in February” in February (2023) featuring small original quilts, textile pieces and weaving. We are planning to have the work judged and offer cash prizes with a Sunday reception.  I also hope to schedule one or two fabric demonstrations during the month. The current plan is to collect the artwork mid-January.

 I hope participating in this exhibit interests you.  I am very excited to bring this lovely and enduring artform to our area.

Please get in touch with me at TWoronczuk@Yahoo.com so I can add you to our exhibitors list.  I will have further details and information available.  An “interest form” is attached which can be filled out and returned to me via email by September 30. Thank you.

Artfully Yours, 
Tamara Woronczuk
OCAG Gallery Committee