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Pine Shores Art Association 2016 Bylaws
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The Pine Shores Art Association received funding this year from a grant administered by the Ocean County Cultural & Heritage Commission from funds granted by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, a division of the Department of State.

PSAA is equipped for the hearing impaired and is wheelchair accessible.

SPECIAL ASSISTANCE/ACCOMMODATIONS available upon request.  Please request services two weeks in advance.

Thursday drop-in sessions:
Artists Helping Artists, 2:30-5pm
Portraits, from 7-9pm

Do Your Own Thing will be on Mondays from noon-3pm (Alcohol inks may be used by some members at this session.) at the Stafford Community Center.

Online registration is found on this website under Classes for Adults, or call 609-488-5838. 

We are located at 94 Stafford Avenue, Manahawkin, NJ 08050. 
Phone 609-597-3557   

For contact information, map and directions, click here. See MEMBERSHIP icon above for membership registration and gallery information. 
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PSAA 40th Anniversary Donation
PSAA 2022 Children's Holiday Art Supplies
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    History of the 
Pine Shores Art Association

About Us
Programs and Services
PSAA fosters art instruction, appreciation, and inspiration to its members and the public.  It engages regionally and nationally recognized artists to conduct classes, workshops and demonstrations in watercolor, oil, pastel, and other media.  The schedule for these events appears on this website, in the monthly newsletter, and in local newspapers and seasonal brochures.

Monthly Meetings, normally held the first Monday of the month, include art demonstrations by recognized artists and an opportunity to meet fellow artists. Refreshments of course will be available. Also provided are Art History Lectures - held in conjunction with the Stafford Library - and Museum trips to shows with special artistic interest. See Special Events for additional information.

These programs, and Special Sessions , are open to the public. See the Membership page for additional membership, registration, and gallery information.
A Fond Look Back at Pine Shores' Four Decades

On Feb. 9, 1981, eleven artists met in the Stafford Library, then located at 94 Stafford Ave., Manahawkin, to discuss formation of an art association. Notices were published in five newspapers, and a committee was selected tp draft bylaws and name the organization. In July, 33 artists signed on as charter members and installation of officers followed.  Our first outdoor exhibit was held on the Stafford Township Town Hall grounds in August of the same year.

During that first year PSAA sponsored six art shows and membership soared to 57. Shows were also held at Burlington County Hospital, Mount Holly and Ocean County Malls, and exhibits at local banks were initiated. In February 1983 the first children's drawing class was conducted, the first art trip organized (to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC), the first Ocean County Cultural and Heritage Commission (OCCHC) grant was received (for $225), and the first scholarship (of $200) was awarded to a Southern Regional High School student.

In October 1984 the first adult classes were held, and by 1987 membership had reached 92. In 1990, the organization, sponsored and supported by Stafford Township, formally moved to the second floor of 94 Stafford Avenue, where we remain today.

In 1991 art history lectures began at the Stafford Branch of the Ocean County Library, the OCCHC grant reached $763, our scholarship was upped to $500, and we began judging posters for the Stafford Fire Company. By year 2000 our facility became handicapped-accessible and membership reached 320.

Today our membership is approaching 350. We sponsor four children's classes a year, 12 gallery shows, two judged art shows, four art history lectures, two museum trips, 11 free demonstrations by renowned local and regional artists.  

This year we have provided many adult classes in all mediums. Portrait sessions are offered on Thursday evenings from 7pm-9pm.  The gallery is open to visitors on Sunday from 1pm to 3pm. The gallery is also open every Thursday from 10am to 2:30pm for Do Your Own Thing, and from 3pm to 5pm for Artists Helping Artists. Since 1983, PSAA has awarded a scholarship to a Southern Regional High School art student. In the past few years that amount has been $1000 yearly.  

We have partnered with the Beach Haven Community Arts Program, Ocean County Library, the Ocean Cultural and Heritage Foundation, Bass River State Park, Friends of Barnegat Lighthouse State Park, the Stafford Fire Department and other local and regional organizations to sponsor art and culturally related programs.

The PSAA gallery is used every day for open sessions, workshops, meetings and demonstrations. We thank Stafford Township for the use of the facility and for their ongoing support of our organization.

--Irene Bausmith
What Pine Shores Art Does
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Pine Shores Art
A   S   S   O   C   I   A   T   I   O   N
Celebrating 40 years of service to fine arts and the community
Welcome !
MEMBERS:  Remember the General meeting is IN-PERSON at Pine Shores on 
Monday, January 17th at 7:00pm with refreshments at 6:30pm.  

No need to pre-register.


Featured Artists
Jerry Heffner and Lester Majkowicz
Photography Show !

The Gallery will be open 
for this exhibit. 


PSAA has gotten the go-ahead to open every day if we need to. For now, the schedule is about the same, with one addition. 
    Do Your Own Thing (DYOT) will now have a daytime session on Mondays from noon to 3pm. 
Scenes from our recent Art Patron Show
Guide to the Jersey Shore
Illustrated by Pine Shores Art Association artists
Now Available in paperback at Click on this link:

A glossy page version is also available for $25 at the following: 

On LBI: Bowker’s Deli, Holiday Snack Bar, Kapler’s, Maritime Museum, Cunningham’s, Song of the Sea, MT Burton Gallery, Fresh Off The Hook, Wildflowers & Wildflowers Too. 
On Mainland: The Old Causeway, Hot or Not Yoga, Medicine Solutions, Reynolds, Tuckerton Seaport, Lady Magpie’s, Lizzie Rose, Dockside Restaurant, Southern Elegance, Ahearn’s Seafood, German Butcher, TRAC Gallery & Mathis House.Guide to the Jersey Shore.
A first for Pine Shores Art.  We are partnering with Maker’s Station to hold 
this type of art...  Introduction to POTTERY.  Click here for more information !
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Last year's PSAA President Linda Saladino along with Mary Walker-Baptiste announce Art Patron recipients. Very cloudy and dismal that day, but it didn't rain and nothing blew away, so all was good!
Coming January 27th...
Click here to enlarge or print out this flyer , including framing instructions