Love is in the Air!

Dear Members and Friends of the Ocean County Artists’ Guild,

Happy Valentine’s Day! As we celebrate this month of love, I want to express my gratitude and appreciation for all of you who make the Ocean County Artists’ Guild a vibrant and creative community. You are the heart and soul of our organization, and I am honored to serve as your president.

I am especially thankful for all of our volunteers who have given their time, money, resources, blood, sweat, and tears to our organization.  I hope to see you all at our Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast, which has been rescheduled for February 3rd.

As you know, this year marks the 50th anniversary of the Ocean County Artists Guild at 22 Chestnut Avenue.  We have many exciting events and activities planned to commemorate this milestone. You can find more details on our website and ongoing via email as event dates and details are finalized.

As we look back on our history, we also look forward to our future. The Ocean County Artists Guild is a non-profit organization that relies on the support of our members, sponsors, and donors to fulfill our mission of promoting the arts in Ocean County and beyond. We need your help to continue to provide exhibition space, education, outreach, and advocacy for our artists, patrons, and the community. There are many ways you can get involved and show your love for the Ocean County Artists Guild:

  • Become a member or renew your membership. Membership benefits include:
    • access to free, members-only, demos, lectures, events and content
    • discounts on classes, workshops, and events
    • opportunities to exhibit and sell your artwork
    • opportunities to share your work and accomplishments on our social and printed media
    • a subscription to our newsletter, and
    • any new benefits that may be added in the next year!  
    • You can join or renew online at or by mail or in person at:

Ocean County Artists’ Guild
22 Chestnut Avenue
P.O. Box 1156
Island Heights, NJ 08732

  • Become a sponsor or donor. Sponsorship and donation benefits include:
    • recognition on our website, newsletter, and social media
    • invitations to special events, and
    • tax deductions.
    • You can sponsor or donate online at or by mail or in person at:

Ocean County Artists’ Guild
22 Chestnut Avenue
P.O. Box 1156
Island Heights, NJ 08732

  • Become a volunteer. Volunteering benefits include:
    • meeting new friends
    • learning new skills, and
    • having fun!
    • You can volunteer for various tasks such as gallery sitting, event planning, fundraising, marketing, house and grounds, and more. You can sign up to volunteer online at, by email at or by contacting our office at 732-270-3111.
  • Become a Board Member!  We have a Board position that immediately needs to be filled – Recording Secretary.
    • In Spring 2024, we will be taking nominations for the 2024-25 Election Year and will be seeking a new candidate for President and other Board positions.
    • Contact Kim Cesaretti at 732-814-2018 (Mobile/Text) for more information or to let us know if you are interested in joining us!

Thank you for your love and support of the Ocean County Artists’ Guild. Together, we can make this year a golden one for our organization and our community. I hope to see you soon at one of our events or classes, or just stop by to say hello and enjoy our beautiful building and galleries.

With love and appreciation,
Kim Cesaretti
Your OCAG 2023-24 President