News

Assorted News

 

Founders Day - 140th Anniversary,  Celebration of Island Heights. Friday - Sunday, July 27 - 29
Come and Plein Air Paint on the grounds or on the porch!

SAILFEST - September 8

Sponsored by the Toms River Rotary Club

Award

Ellen Scharfenberg received a 1st Prize in Other Media for her pastel, "Tollgate Sunset" at the Laurelton Art Society's April Festival of Art Show at the Brick Library.  Congratulations to Ellen.

Tamara Woroczuk won second prize at the 5th Annual NJ Audubon Plainsboro Perserve "Wild New Jersey" show for her mixed media, "White Ibis".

Tamara Woronczuk won First Place for Mixed Media at the Ocean County Senior Art Show.

Leslie Ovechka won First Place for Print Making at the Ocean County Senior Art Show.

Arlette Malivernier won Second Place for Pastel at the Ocean County Senior Art Show.

Marie DeVenezia won Second Place for Wateercolor at the Ocean County Senior Art Show.

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Imagination Vacation

Alison Amelchenko is running a summer Art Camp for children. It's a wonderful opportunity for your children to experience art in a fun setting.

 

Upcoming Guild Events

July

July 13 (Fri) 7-9 PM Photo Club Group Meeting

July 15 (Sun) 7-10 PM Song Circle-Tony Apostolaros

July 20 (Fri) Doors Open at 7 PM Concert starts at 8 PM Concert Series: Mary Lutton, Bill Doerge & Barbara Paskin

July 25 (Wed) 7 PM Demo-Lisa Budd: Yupo Paper Tips & Tricks

July 28 (Sat) 10 - 4 PM Island Heights Founders Day, Come & Plein Air Paint

August
August 1 & 2 (Wed & Thurs) 1-4 PM - Pick up/delivery of Members Show

August 4 (Sat) 11-3 PM Prose, Poems & other Hybrids Writers' Workshop

August 5 (Sun) 1-4 PM Reception:
Gallery I: Trish Maffei: "Magical Journey through Thoughts and Expression"
Gallery II: Pearl C. Rhodes: Oils, Watercolors, Drawings-A compilation of my Life's Work
Studio Gallery: Members’ Show Artists’ Choice
Upstairs Studio: Children’s Art Show

September
September 5 (Wed) 6-10 PM “Meet, Greet & Eat” Annual Members Dinner at La Bove Grande Restaurant in Lakewood, NJ

Member News

Officers for the 2017-2018 Year
    President - Carol Ann Oporto
    Vice President - Peggy Trerotola
    Treasurer - Arlette Malivernier
    Recording Secretary - Marilyn Domilski
    Corresponding Secretary - Carol Colvin
    Membership Secretary - Wendy Kovacs

Mary Jo Austin will be exhibiting her beautiful artwork "To the Shore With Love" at the Jay and Linda Grunin Center for the Arts of Ocean County College July 18-August 29th, 2018.  Artist's Reception, Sunday, July 22, 2018 1-3 PM.

Tamara Woronczuk won First Place for Mixed Media at the Ocean County Senior Art Show.

Leslie Ovechka won First Place for Print Making at the Ocean County Senior Art Show.

Arlette Malivernier won Second Place for Pastel at the Ocean County Senior Art Show.

Marie DeVenezia won Second Place for Watercolor at the Ocean County Senior Art Show.

Ellen Scharfenberg received 1st Prize in Other Media for her pastel, "Tollgate Sunset" at the Laurelton Art Society's April Festival of Art Show at the Brick Library.

Joanne Pisapia received the Pat Shepherd Abstract Award at the Pine Shores Art Association’s 2017 Spring Art Show for her watercolor painting, “Marlin Mania”.
Congratulations to Beverly Golembeski voted Best in Show for OCAG’s “Beauty of New Jersey.” Bev’s art was the watercolor, “Fun Town Carousel.” Thank you to all of our members who contributed to this very juried show.


Have you received an award or honor recently? Or have you been included in a solo or juried show? Please send the info to info@ocartistsguild.org

Letter from the President

Letter From The President

“Color Is The Place Where Our Brain Meets The Universe.”

                                                                        Paul Cezanne

 

Ah summer, welcome!  By the time you read this, Summer Classes will have begun.  You may already have seen our offering of two new beginner classes. There have been quite a few requests for what we are calling “Getting Back To Basics”, and you will see more of these offerings in the future.  Who knows, there may be someone out there who has no idea they have so much talent waiting to be unleashed.

 

On Saturday, June 9th the OCAG was part of the Island Heights Cultural & Heritage’s “Secret Garden Tour”, which was such a great success.  It turned out to be a lovely day, with members stationed around the grounds and on the porch painting in various medias.  There were flowers outside and in to greet visitors as they navigated the homes in Island Heights that were on the map.  A big thanks to all who created the wonderful floral atmosphere.  In addition, we were so fortunate to have Mary Lutton and Bill Doerge set up in our Gallery for a day of musical entertainment.  Beautiful music wafting through the open windows, and artists doing their own thing on the grounds, was indeed a perfect setting, to say the least. Thank you, Mary and Bill, for your help getting the word out. We are no longer a “hidden gem”, and your participation in this event was appreciated by all involved.  We are now looking forward to the 140th Anniversary of Island Heights and “Founders Day” on Saturday, July 28th, and to many visitors coming through “our house”.  We hope you come down for a visit also.

 

FYI – Our membership has grown quite rapidly over the past year, for which we are so excited, and much thanks goes to our Membership Chair and new Office Manager, Wendy Kovacs.  If you haven’t met Wendy, please stop by and say hello.

 

If you haven’t joined our Facebook Page yet, please search for “Ocean County Artists’ Guild” and send a “Friend Request”.  It’s easy, and you will see not only Guild postings, but postings from other Art Associations in the community as well.  The number of page members has grown rapidly as well during the last year to over 400 plus, and we would love to add you as well.

 

Have a wonderful summer everyone, and please don’t forget to check our website frequently and stay up-to-date on happenings at the Guild.

 

With Warmest Regards,

Carol Ann Oporto – President

Email: carolann645@comcast.net -  (732) 504-7217

 

 

Attention All Artists

If you plan on dropping off new work for the Gift Shop, please notify Kath Gregitis first. Kath will then come in to inventory your work into the book.

Thank You,
Kath Gregitis
732-244-6296 
Aisha745@aol.com