The Ocean County Artists Guild is running a limited time contest.
Participants who follow the instructions will be placed in a drawing for a $50 VISA gift card. Contest begins on 9/10/23 and ends on 9/30/23.
Drawing will be held on 10/2/2023. If under 18 years of age, picture must be uploaded by adult guardian.
Congratulations to Lorraine Dey whose painting has been chosen
to be the advertising cover image for the Toms River Rotary Clubs’
2023 Sailfest brochure and printed tee materials.
7/10/2023: OCAG ARTS SCHOLARSHIP – $500.00 will to be awarded by Ocean County Artists Guild thru the GTRCC
Introducing the OCAG Arts Scholarship. Ocean County Artists Guild, who sponsors the scholarship, believes that every student deserves the chance to pursue their artistic passions, but rising college cost can make that dream seem impossible. That is why we are here to support talented undergraduates studying music, dance, visual arts theatre, and more.
Please visit our donation page and under Donation for choose “OCAG Arts Scholarship” under “to contribute. Thank you!
Here are the criteria used by the GTRCC to award scholarships:
Students/Residents of the defined geographical location of the Greater Toms River Area. Ex: Toms River, Manchester, Beachwood, Pine Beach, etc. Sending school & home sending district need to be within the Greater Toms River Area. Please note: Preference will be given to Members of Greater Toms River Chamber of Commerce, their employees and the children of either.
All scholarships are open to adults as well as graduating high school seniors.
Applicant must have a 3.0 weighted GPA at the time of application.
Applicant must rank in the top 50% in high school class ranking. (if currently attending high school).
High school/college transcript – required for eligibility – (unofficial transcript accepted).
Applicant must have been involved in their community in some manner.
Applicant must have either work experience or school activities.
At least (1) teacher/coach recommendation. Continuing Education Applicants may use a professional reference.
An essay (250 word minimum) How do you believe the GTRCC Foundation Scholarship will help you achieve your career goals?
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The Ocean County Artists Guild received funding this year from a grant administered by the Ocean County Cultural & Heritage Commission from funds granted by the New Jersey Historical Commission, a division of the Department of State. The New Jersey Historical Commission makes funding available directly as general operating support or special project support to local historical groups and to the Cultural & Heritage Commission. The Commission staff assists in distributing grant guidelines and facilitates the application process. The Commission also re-grants funds locally through direct support it has been awarded under its own general operating support application. This grant is redistributed to local nonprofit organizations based in Ocean County to facilitate excellence in local history though a competitive, peer review process. With these funds, the Ocean County Artists Guild researched and developed an educational booklet and video component detailing the rich past of OCAG’s inception and its founding members. Take in the history of the arts at OCAG as well as the story of those who created a cultural arts establishment which continues to grow throughout Ocean County to this day.