Upcoming Guild events

GUILD 2020 HOURS, Sundays 10 AM - 2 PM



Gallery Exhibit Exposure-Juried Photography Show

Date: October 4th, 2020

Time: 1:00 PM- 4:00 PM



 (Download Prospectus for complete details)
Bring complete form and entry fee on September 27th when dropping off your entries

NOTE: We would like to have an idea of the number of submissions we can expect. 
CLICK HERE to let us know of your interest in participating in the Juried Photography Show

: Andrea Phox

Visual Art has been Andrea’s passion all her life. She received her BFA from Minneapolis School of Art and Design, with a double major in sculpture and painting and a minor in film. She attended the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program as part of her graduate work. Andrea became a Master of Photography in 2016 from Professional Photographers of America. In 2016 Andrea received a Platinum Medal when 3 of her merited prints became part of the prestigious loan collection that showcases the best of the best in the ICP Inter-national Photography Competition. She was also invited to join the American Society of Photography. Since 2008 Andrea has been certified with the Profes-sional Photographic Certification Program, a leading certifying agency for imag-ing professionals that is the standard of excellence and recognized throughout the photographic industry. She is currently the Director of Photography and Digital Imaging for New Jersey Repertory Company in Long Branch, NJ.
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  1. MONOCHROMEIncludes all forms of black and white or varying tones of only one color, i.e., sepia, red, blue, orange, yellow, etc.
  2. NATUREIncludes, but is not limited to: wildlife, landscapes, waterscapes, plant materials and abstracts of nature. Work submitted in the Nature category should contain few, if any, elements of mankind.
  3. PEOPLEImages in which a person or people are the main subject.
  4. MANIPULATED & ABSTRACT -Photographic images that are transformed or altered using various methods and techniques to achieve a result that does not have an immediate association with the object world.
  5. SPECIAL CATEGORY: CAPTURING QUARANTINE-Images which depict a wide variety of our adaptation to the restrictions caused by COVID-19 and the new normal”.
    Images can be color or monochrome.

NOTE: If your image qualifies under more than one category, the category entered is the artists choice.
Limit of 3 entries per person.
FEES:Guild Members: $15 for one entry; $25 for two; $35 for three.Non-Members: $30 for one entry; $40 for two; $50 for three.Entry fees are non-refundable.
Cash or check only.

Halloween Scene

Date: October 30th, 2020

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 1st, 2020

Time: 1:00 PM- 4:00 PM

Gallery 1: Dot Johnson - "The Joy of the Still Life" - There is so much beauty in all of our lives. It is in the simple things around us. The colorful foods we eat, the handwoven baskets made by artisans, the pottery, the flowers, plants and vegetables in our own backyards. These everyday objects make me want to tell the world I’m here, I see what you offer me. I feel alive and inquisitive when I look at you. Trying to capture the beauty of the everyday things I see is why I paint.

Watercolor is a medium that permits me to play with the hardness of a garden trowel to the softness of a pussy willow. It helps me create the rich deep purple in an eggplant and the muted shades and loose background colors of the “Still Life.” I choose to paint “Still Life” because I am always seeing new angles, shapes and perspective. They challenge me to capture what I can of their beauty. I try to capture the peace and tranquility of what I see and feel when painting them. They give me a reason to wake up every morning ready to tackle a new project. I hope that people viewing my show will feel some of what I try to capture.

Gallery 2: Mariellen Smith - Watercolor Wanderer - I always wanted to be an art teacher, so while in high school, I saved all of my electives for my senior year. All of them were in art. At the fall show, I was creating a watercolor, when my instructor told me that it wasn’t too bad considering that I had no talent. I was devastated and became an elementary school teacher instead. I did that for thirty years.
I didn’t pick up a brush for many decades. One year we had so many blizzards in northern NJ, that I bought a painting magazine and bought some supplies. I was thrilled. For many years I dabbled in acrylics. I moved to Toms River five years ago. I stood on my porch and said to no one in particular, “I want a watercolor teacher.” About two months later, I noticed a woman, taking a picture of my front porch. She was embarrassed but explained that she was my neighbor, a watercolor artist, and she wanted to paint my porch. That was over three years ago, and I’ve taken weekly lessons from Rose Sinatra ever since. The first art contest that I entered was last year’s OCC Senior Show. I received an honorable mention in watercolor and was thrilled. I’m an interfaith minister and have given over 80 paintings away. It feels like what I’m called to do. This is my first gallery exhibit and I’m thrilled

Studio gallery: Themed Members show (Pet Portraits & Beautiful Blooms)

Victorian Open House/Boutique

Date: December 5th, 2020

Time: 10:00 AM- 4:00 PM

Victorian Holiday Boutique & House Tour

  • Holiday Gift Items for Sale
  • Baked Goods for Sale
  • Music 

**Mark your calendars to come by the Guild tomorrow , Sunday, December 6th at 1:30 PM to attend the Annual Benefit concert for Ocean Harbor House. 

Reception - Victorian Open House

Date: December 5th, 2020

Time: 1:00 PM- 4:00 PM

Victorian Open. House and Members' Holiday Show