Calling All Pine Shore Artists!  

See the Art Patron Show page for more information including entry form

New & Noteworthy

Here we are, the first week of the New Year and only days away from swearing in the new Pine Shores’ officers for 2017 ! That can mean only one thing….it’s time for my fourth and final monthly update of my presidency!
Just two short years ago, I was telling you about my passion for Pine Shores and how committed I would be to assure members that our fine art organization would continue to be one of the best art education values in New Jersey. I can confidently report that the Pine Shores art experience continues to fulfill our mission, offering dozens of professional quality art classes and workshops at affordable prices. Our mega-talented instructors are most generous with sharing their artistic and technical knowledge with beginners and advanced students alike, the results of which can be seen hanging on our gallery walls in a wide variety of professional quality art shows throughout the year.  

The continued success of Pine Shores is the result of countless hours of hard work and dedication of our many volunteers, Board members and officers. Although I tend not to be serious at times (all the time?), I am most proud to be a part of this ‘family’ and plan to stay actively involved in whatever capacity needed to assure Pine Shores remains the best, most fun and caring art association in New Jersey!  

Finally, I want to thank all of you for your support, help and especially your friendship over the years. Oh, yeah, and thanks for putting up with my silliness! Now, let’s go make some art!!


On the Calendar
Art Show - 2017

The Artist of the Month for January is June Merrifield
Her artwork will be on display at PSAA until January 25th


Monday, February 6th from 7pm
followed by a Watercolor demo by Tom Rutledge

Wednesday, February 8th, at 9am
followed by DYOT (Do Your Own Thing), from noon to 2:30pm

Our Pineshores Outreach Program meets on Wednesday, January 18th, at 3pm

For more details on how to apply for art shows, go to the Forms page or click here.
For lecture signup, click here.

TD Bank Affinity Program

Portrait Class Models

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Also Noteworthy...

PLEASE be sure to give your current phone number and email address when you join PSAA or renew your membership. This will make it easy to notify you of class changes and other important updates.

Also, remember to renew your membership by the end of this year. The dues for 2017 have been increased by $5. This means $30 for single or $45 for couples. This is the first increase in over 20 years!

PLEASE NOTE: Monday night Portraits will resume after the holidays. The next session is on January 16th, 7pm-9pm.

ART CHAT news - The Tuckerton Seaport has extended an invitation for Art Chat to continue. The next Art Chat will be held Thursday, January 19th, at 10am at Seaport Shanty. Members can bring snacks, drinks, and something you are working on to share for fun or advice. Do not bring supplies--this is not an active painting workshop. This is just an artists and art lovers gathering.

Art Chats will be held on the first and third Thursdays of every month, but check the "Pine Shores Art" page on Facebook for any last minute changes or cancellations.

Classes in January and February
Call 609-971-8962 Pat Pelletier, Pine Shores Art Association registrar, to register for classes​ 

​Linda Coulter has an ongoing Pastel Class on Saturday from 10am-1pm. Her next class will be held on January 21st. Fee for each session is $20/members; $22/nonmembers. Contact number is (609) 618-2244. Get on Linda’s email list to be notified of class changes:

Danny Ng is having a workshop January 23rd and 24th, 9:30am to 3:30pm, in Acrylic. This class cost $50 member, $75 non-member. 

These very experienced instructors can help you in obtaining or improving the skills you need to get started.

Artists Helping Artists meet on Tuesdays, 6:30pm-8:30pm. No fee.

Click here for the list of Winter classes and workshops.  
Need a class registration form? Go here to print one out.

Check out the many entries from our shows this year...
The Painted Poetry Show... Follow the link here to see entries
The Art Patron Show is over until next year.  To see this year's entries - click here.
For a sampling of this year's entries in the Black & White Show, click this link
For the Photography Show entries, click here
The Portrait Show has ended. Click here to see the entries.
The Stafford Library Show is over. Scroll down for details.
The Fall Art Harvest Show is over until next year. To see this year's entries - click here .
Deck The Walls exhibit is over until next year.

...and a few demos from our professional instructors...
"From-baby-to-senior" transformation by Danny Ng in Acrylic on January 9th. Click here.
Watercolor demo on Yupo paper by Lisa Budd was on November 7th, 7:30pm. Click here.
For highlights of the Oct. 3rd Charcoal demo by Gallery Director, Tom Rutledge. Click here.
The Sumi-E (Japanese) demo was on Aug. 1st - click here for highlights.
Click here to see photos from Janet Rogers' Sept. 12th Watercolor demo​.

The next demo is planned for February 6th. For the 2017 Demos schedule, go to the Events page.

Pine Shore Art NEWSLETTERS​ 'Artistically Speaking'
Become a member and get this free, informative newsletter every month

Little Egg Harbor Library is hosting an art show at
290 Mathistown Rd, Little Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08087
January - February

Artists Karen Kolb and Tom Troyano displayed their watercolor paintings, and Tim Castagna his art sculptures, at their reception on January 11th.

Ocean County Library, Long Beach Island branch in Surf City
217 S Central Ave, Surf City, NJ 08008
January 3rd through January 31st

Jill DeFelice has a show coming up with her Asian paintings, with a discussion on China by Bernadette Callanan, Linda Saladino, and Jill DeFelice at 10am on Jan 25th

Help Wanted for some important Pine Shores positions. Scroll down to Bulletin Board for job descriptions.

Tom Troyano and Karen Kolb are showing their paintings in the Little Egg Harbor Library for the month of January and February. Artist reception was held on Jan 11th.


Jill DeFelice will be showing at the Surf City Library in January. She along with Linda Saladino and Bernadette Callanan will also be giving a talk about China on Jan.25th at 10am.

Pine Shores Art Association
Offering 35 years of service to fine arts and the community


If you are interested in getting more involved with your Pine Shores organization, now is your chance to work more closely with the volunteers who serve on the board and committees. 

Attention Members!

We are also looking for a members to act as Grant Writer Committee Chairperson, 
Gallery Maintenance Committee Storeroom Coordinator, and a 
Public Relations Press-Release Writer. Contact Paul Hartelius at 609 549-6833
Any member who is interested in being considered for the 2017 “Trustee-at-Large” position, 
please notify Paul Hartelius at 609-549-6833.

Stafford Library Assistant. Ilomay Pedicini is seeking a member 
to help her arrange the quarterly art history lectures.
Contact number: 609-693-9351.

“POP” program. We need at least two more “POP” program volunteers to
help occasionally with taking art projects to local assisted living facilities. 
Contact Linda Saladino at 609-660-8062.

Assistant Treasurer. Peg Mahan is seeking an assistant treasurer to work with her.
Contact Peggy at 609-698-1225 or Kathy Crocker at 609-294-3165.

Backup Editor. Margaret Hartwell, our Newsletter & Membership editor, 
is seeking someone to assist her or take over as Membership editor
Contact number: 609-339-1420.

Phone Communication Specialist. We are looking for someone to monitor 
incoming messages for PSAA on office phone. Can be done from home. Minimal hours, once a day.
Contact number: 609-294-3165

Co-Chair for Sunshine Committee.  A rewarding job to help send cards out to members. Cards are supplied for birthdays, get well, etc. Not a time-consuming volunteer job
Please contact Kathy Crocker if interested. .

Position details will be posted on the bulletin board.

 Contact us by phone, e-mail or snail mail, or in person during 
an open session or after board meetng.

To print out the this TD Bank forms, please click here.

Monday night Portraits have resumed. The next class is  on January 23rd, 7pm-9pm.  

Winter Art Class Update


Make checks payable to PSAA and indicate the name of the instructor on the check
Mail to Pat Pelletier, PSAA Registrar, 5 One Eye Way, Waretown, NJ 08758

Contact Pat Pelletier at 609-971-8962 with questions

We are a non-profit organization that provides educational opportunities for artistic, cultural and social development. Qualified artists provide instruction in various art media to beginners as well as professionals. Our members are informed of exhibits and places to show their work. An interest in art is all that is required to become a member.

PSAA is operated and administered solely by member volunteers. The gallery is open to the public on Wednesdays, 10am to 2:30pm; and Sundays, 1pm to 3pm.  Admission is free.  

See FORMS for membership, registration and gallery information. 
Pine Shores Art Association is equipped for the hearing impaired and is wheelchair accessible. Special assistance/accommodation available upon request.
For contact information, click here.
This program is made possible in part by a grant administered by the Ocean County Cultural & Heritage Commission from funds granted by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.

Please give us your feedback. Contact Webmasters Mike Lipton at and 
Dennis Millar at
Artist of the Month
The Artist of the Month for January is June Merrifield. Congratulations June ! 

(Below: Hover your mouse pointer over a painting to stop the slideshow. Click on a painting to see it larger.)
Artwork photos by Paul Hartelius
(Above: Hover your mouse pointer over a painting to stop the slideshow. Click on a painting to see it larger.)
"My favorite subject to paint is whatever I'm going to do next," says June Merrifield, our January Featured Artist. "I love to do portraits when I have the opportunity and, of course, landscapes are always good subject matter for watercolor." 

How does she characterize her style? "Controlled chaos."
Select the President's Page to see the message from our new PSAA president, Kathy Crocker
End-Of-Term Address from 2016 Pine Shores Art President 
Paul Hartelius

Looking for a great gift for the artist in your family? 
Pine Shores Art Association offers Gift Certificates for art classes or gift memberships 

For more information, contact Pat Pelletier, Registrar, at

In Memoriam
Jan. 6th - We are sorry to inform our PSAA family that Connie Purves, long time and very active Pine Shores’ member, died several days ago. Connie served as President, Vice President, Recording Secretary, and was a welcoming friend to new and seasoned members alike. She will be sorely missed by all of us.
    The family informed us that, as she wished, there will be no viewing or service. Her husband Charlie thanked PSAA for bringing so much joy to her life and for being there for her always. When asked about any charities we could donate to in her name, without hesitation, it was Pine Shores Art Association.
    If you would like to make a donation to PSAA in Connie’s name, please mail a check to payable to PSAA, PO Box 886, Manahawkin NJ 08050. Indicate on the check that it is a donation in her memory.
    Thank you for your ongoing support of this amazing organization for Connie and for so many others.

Her reception was Saturday, January 14th, at PSAA... and what a turn-out !
Born in Nova Scotia and adopted by Americans, June began piano lessons at age four. Today she plays the saxophone and sings with the Happy Days String Band in Neptune. She and husband George sing in their church choir.

PSAA has awarded June five ribbons, and she also exhibits at Heritage Point and in local venues. She has demonstrated for non-profits twenty times and frequently donates her work. Look for paintings in watercolor, gouache, pastels and pencils on our walls in January. Know that each painting is a favorite of this dynamic, multi-talented and generous lady. When asked what motivates her to paint, June's eloquent explanation captures the feelings of many artists: "Painting is a form of meditation for me. The process takes me to a place of comfort and peace where I can focus on my own thoughts and impressions. There is also the great joy of the unexpected! Who knows what the next stroke of the brush will produce? Whatever the outcome, the journey is delightful."  

June Merrifield's work will be on display at the PSAA Gallery at 94 Stafford Avenue, Manahawkin, until January 25th. Gallery visitation hours are 1 to 3pm, Sundays and 10am to 2:30pm on Wednesdays. All are welcome.

June's educational background, including a Master's from Rutgers in Public Policy, suggests the business orientation that led to a position as Camden County Comptroller and another as a Nursing Home Administrator, licensed in New jersey, Nevada and Maine.. In retirement, June devotes her time to her artistic and musical talents. A prolific painter whose mantra is that successful artists must learn the basics, 

June teaches basic watercolor at Heritage Point and the Waretown Recreation Center. She is scheduled to teach a basic watercolor class for Pine Shores in March.

Photos by Dan Kolb
Reception photos by Margaret Hartwell