Hello fellow artists,
As we move into the holiday season, I want to wish you all Happy Holidays and we look to 2021 with hope and optimism. We will need to be patient and continue with all our health precautions.
The Guild had a relatively successful Fall class/workshop season, under the circumstances. We look forward to being able to begin our 2021 class season sometime in February. While we will be closed from December 21 through January 2021, we hope you will all find time and solace in working with your medium of choice. Please continue to share your creations on our Facebook Group page.
As the days get shorter continue to reach out to friends and family with words of hope and encouragement that ‘this too shall pass.’ I wish you a happy holiday season and look forward to your shared creations!
Warm wishes to all,
What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Although a chemist by education and profession, Ray Moran painted primarily in watercolors for many years. The foundation for his work comes from past studies with noted local artists and continues today in workshops with talented artists from all over the country.
He could be found participating in art shows throughout the state and was an active member of the Ocean County Artist’s Guild, the Manasquan River Group of Artists, the American Association of Professional Artists, and the Pine Shores Art Association. He taught watercolor at different venues throughout the Shore area.
Accepted into many local, county, and state juried shows, Ray’s work won awards from the exhibits of all the groups he belonged to. Ray’s paintings have been displayed at the Anchor & Palette Gallery in Bay Head, the Art Effects Gallery in Spring Lake, the Bridgepoint Gallery in Point Pleasant and Jersey Shore Moments Gallery in Manasquan. Ray’s paintings have been chosen to be included in “The Jersey Shore Guide Book”, and “The Long Beach Island Rhapsody”, a coffee-table art book available at book stores.
December 1 (Tues) 4-6 PM Board Meeting
December 6, 13 & 20 (SUN) Elves gift table & gallery viewing
December 21-December 31, 2020-Guild will be closed to the public
Guild will be closed to the public through January 31
January 13-14 (Wed/Thur)1-4 PM Pick up for November Show
February 3-4, 1-4 PM Drop off for Feb Show
February 7 (Sun) 1-4 PM Gallery Opening
Gallery 1: Bonnie Brown "Positive Outlooks on Life"
Gallery 2: Robert Bohne "New Jersey Impressions (Oil and drawings)"
Studio Exhibit - Member Choice – Theme RED
March 3-4 (Wed/Thur) 1-4 PM
Drop off for March Show
March 7 (Sun) 1-4 PM
Gallery 1: Plein Air Artwork
Gallery 2: TBD
Studio: Artist Choice
Winners 2020 Juried Photography Show
Original Art Work for Sale
October 4, 2020
Awards for Excellence
Best in Show
“Silverback” by Vicki DeVico
1st Place “Sunk” by Kristopher Schoenleber
2nd Place “The Blacksmith's Barn” by Susan Powell
Special Category: Capturing Quarantine
1st Place “Empty” by Joel Goldberg
2nd Place “Covid Quartet” by Rob Rielly
Manipulated & Abstract
1st Place “Angel Sighting” by Frank Saragnese
2nd Place “Quixotic Throb” by Jamie Hom
Honorable Mention “Bubble Fiz” by Honorable Mention
1st Place “Along the Canal, Kerala, India” by Lucille Rielly
2nd Place “Pensioners Passing the Pub” by Jeff Heilbrun
1st Place “Mountains in the Clouds” by Angela Previte
2nd Place “Rose in Bloom” by Rosemary Reinman
Honorable Mention “Fish Gone Geyser” by Carmelina Carra
Honorable Mention “Twist and Tern” by Ted Tobiassen
Honorable Mention “Flying Colors” by Ted Tobiassen
Honorable Mention “Beauty of Summer” by Ted Tobiassen
Judge: Andrea Phox
Show Co-chairs: Bill & Gina McNamara
OTHER MEMBER NEWS
Wendy Kovacs, Interim President
Judy Lepore, Vice President (ends 12/31/2020)
Jo Guscott, Vice President (begins 1/1/2021)
Sally Cornelison, Recording Secretary
Bill McNamara, Treasurer
Wendy Kovacs, Membership Secretary
Carol Colvin, Corresponding Secretary
Mary Jo Austin Tamara Woronczuk
Russ Whitman Robert Henne
AnnMarie Dario Judy Lepore
Marcie Falconetti William Kobasz