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OCAG Concert Series

November 16  8:00 - 10:00 PM

Bob Andrews Trio

With Dave Sherman and Peter Hagen

"Capturing Island Heights" Photography by Frank Parisi

"Capturing Island Heights" Photography by Frank Parisi
 

Frank Parisi has been a photographer for over 40 years and has captured images around the world.  His favorite subject is the Jersey Shore.  Join us as Frank shares his photos and insight.

Monday, November 19 at 7:00 PM

Fellowship Hall of IH Methodist Church

Refreshments Served    Donations Accepted

 

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Island Heights Cultural & Heritage Association

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 Watercolor at the Ocean County Senior Art Show.

Tom Miller won Second place for photography at the Ocean County Senior Art Show

Janet Grossarth was awarded First Place, Non-Professional Watercolor at the Ocean County Senior Citizens Art Exhibit

Jo Guscott won First place in the non-professional oil category at the Ocean County College Senior Art Awards in July 2018

Marilyn Baldi was awarded second place in professional photography category  for her "The Falls" photo in the MCC Senior Art Show in July 2018

Press Release

The fiction book entitled Rosa (Brain Mill Press) by Barbara de la Cuesta was recently selected as the Gold Winner in the Multicultural Realistic Fiction category by the 2018 Human Relations Indie Book Awards. The Human Relations Indie Book Awards contest was established in 2016 and in the third year of recognizing indie authors who cover human relations subjects. The focus of the Human Relations Indie Book Awards is to recognize outstanding indie authors who write on human relations topics ranging from relationship issues, personal journeys and self-reflection to professional human relations topics.

Best Wishes- Susan

 

Janet Grossarth was awarded Second Place for Non-Professional Watercolor at the New Jersey State 52nd Annual Senior Citizen Art

Upcoming Guild Events

November
Gallery I - Arlette Malivernier "Alsace, France, to New York, to New Jersey"
Gallery II - "Fiber Art Show" Invitation Only
Studio Gallery - Member's Show - Artists' Choice

November 9 (Fri) 7 PM, Photography Club; Ben DeMarco-Black and White Critique Night

November 12 (Mon) 1-4 PM, Marcie Falconetti's Denim Wax Resist Gourd Workshop

November 16 (Fri) 8-10 PM Concert Series: Bob Andrews Trio, with Dave Sherman & Peter Hagen; doors open at 7 PM

November 18 (Sun) 7-10 PM Song Circle

November 26 (Mon), Diane Phillip's Workshop, DECO Soft Clay Christmas Ornaments

November 27-29 (Tue-Thur) 1-4 PM Receiving of Holiday Boutique Items

December 1 (Sat) 10-4 PM Holiday Open House & Boutique, Island Heights Christmas House Tour, Kids Paint & Sip 12:30 & 2 PM

2018 Officers and Trustees

Officers for the 2018-2019 Year


    President - Carol Ann Oporto
    Vice President - Annmarie Dario
    Treasurer - Arlette Malivernier
    Recording Secretary - Marilyn Domilski
    Corresponding Secretary - Carol Colvin
    Membership Secretary - Wendy Kovacs

Guild Trustees


Mary Jo Austin
Russ Whitman
Leslie Ovechka
Tamara Woronczuk
William Kobasz
Marcie Falconetti
Kathleen Tobin Smith
Robert Henne
Peggy Trerotola

 

 

Member News

Marilyn Domilski-Solo Show at Upper Shores Branch, Ocean County Library, Lavallette, NJ. September 15th - October 30th

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

 

Tom Wilczewski, author of "An Abled Life: Challenging the Limits of Polio" has received high praise from "Blue Ink Review. "The author has done an excellent job of doing just that. His prose is intelligent, clear and detailed (his descriptions of his family's living quarters and the Gammontown section of Jersey paint a vivid picture). He eschews self-pity and offers a well-drawn cast of characters. Ultimately, he makes readers feel the crushing helplessness his family experienced as they faced tremendous challenges. This will be a cherished family record, as intended. It should also be appreciated by anyone facing long odds in life and those interested in revisiting an earlier time in America." An Abled Life is available from Amazon.

TOM WILCZEWSKI, well known Long Branch watercolorist will be at the Guild of Creative Art, Route 35, Shrewsbury, Sunday, October 28, 2018, 3-5 PM.  He is having a book presentation and signing of his just published memoir:  "An Abled Life", challenging the limits of polio.

 

Audubon Artists 2018 at The Salmagundi in New York City

Upper Gallery, October 29, 2018 - November 09, 2018

Audubon Artists is a prestigious national art organization formed in 1940.  Previous members include Louis Betts, Paul Cadmus, Andrew Wyeth, and many other well known artists.

The Exhibit is open to U.S. based artists in the following media: Aquamedia, Collage and Mixed Media, Graphics, Oils/Acrylics, Pastels, and Sculpture.  It is open to established and emerging artists.  Over $20,000 in cash, medals, and merchandise will be awarded.

Ocean County Artists' Guild Participants:

Melinda Saminski - Award winner
Leslie Ovechka
Tamara Woronczuk
Ellen Ricci
Vincent Nardone
Arlene Newman
Joanne Pisapia
Mona Kirk

In The Galleries In November

In the Galleries for November:

Gallery 1: Arlette Malivernier "Alsace, France, to New York, to New Jersey"

Gallery 2: Fiber Art Show

Studio Gallery: Members' Show - Artists' Choice

 

Letter from the President

Letter F rom The P resident

The Artist Is Nothing Without The gift. But The Gift Is Nothing Without the Work. -Emile Zola

Just when we were all wondering if summer would end, fall weather has arrived
as I write this letter to you. I, for one, welcome it and all the changes it brings.
It has been a very busy month at the Guild, but that’s nothing new for us, is it?
The work is ongoing as most of us know, but the results are what are so wonderful.
Together we have accomplished so much. For example, the Members Juried Art
Show was well represented and the Opening was well attended. Congratulations
again to all the award winners.
Although the weather did not cooperate, for our Saturday, October 13th Bi-
Annual Artisans Market and it had to be totally re-located inside, the OCAG was
bustling and quite busy. Thanks to the Market Committee and volunteers. Their
hard work helped make it a success.
How many of you have heard this response when you say you’re a member of the
Ocean County Artists’ Guild.... “Where is that”? (I know I have.) Well, fellow
members the word is out and we are on the “map”, and the word is spreading not
only about who we are, but also what we do, and not only in NJ but internationally
as well, thanks to the Internet and our Facebook page. We now have members
from countries from all over the globe and are represented by members who have
joined our page because they are interested in the arts and what we are doing and
sharing. We now have 448 who have joined the OCAG Facebook page, up from
below 300 almost two years ago. We should be very proud!
With Warmest Regards,
Carol Ann Oporto – President Email: carolann645@comcast.net
Phone: 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