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
40
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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.
Pine Shores Art Association is operated and administered solely by member volunteers.  Due to the pandemic, the Gallery is open for specific, scheduled activities on Wednesdays and Thursdays at this time. See below*

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

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

*The Pine Shores Art Association gallery is closed to the public except for drop-in sessions, which require Registration.  The two drop-in sessions at this time - Portrait drawing and Do Your Own Thing - alternate every other Thursday afternoon/evening.  Careful virus safety guidelines must be followed.  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 below for membership registration and gallery information. 
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PSAA 40th Anniversary Donation
PSAA 2021 Children's Holiday Art Supplies
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Portrait Show

THROUGH MARCH
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WINNERS WILL BE
ANNOUNCED MARCH 8th
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    History of the 
Pine Shores Art Association



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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 will have provided nearly 60 adult classes in all mediums. Life drawing  sessions with live models are offered on Thursday evenings from 7pm-9pm.  The gallery is open to visitors on Sunday from 1pm to 3pm (during Sunday's portrait session).The gallery is also open every Wednesday from 10am to 2:30pm and on Tuesday evenings from 6:30pm to 8:30pm for Artists Helping Artists, and every Saturday afternoon instructor-guided pastel sessions are held. 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 Association 2016 Bylaws
Here's a snippet of PSAA's bylaws. Click this link to review the entire document.


B&W Show

Just a reminder...  don't forget to get busy painting for April's online B&W Show, accepting your entry for this show - to be judged by PSAA members.  Entries accepted between March 24th and the March 29th deadline. Click here for more information.

Email your entry as a jpeg along with your name, phone number, medium, artwork size, and your painting's title to:  dfmillar@gmail.com
subject line: B&W Show

No fee ! 
PSAA's
We're celebrating 40 years ! 
PLEASE NOTE:

As part of the effort to curtail the spread of the Covid-19 virus, Pine Shores Art Association’s classroom and gallery are open for limited in-person programs and Thursday sessions only, as permitted by Stafford Township.  Many virtual programs are available online.  Registration is required.  Check the latest restrictions in our Newsletter.

​In-person and virtual workshops are limited. Registration is required. The POP meetings are canceled until further notice.

We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause, but we want all our members to stay safe and well.  Thank you.

Linda Saladino, PSAA President
MEMBERS:  Look for a PSAA eBlast by March 1st that will invite you to register for the next online members meeting
Painting by Dennis Millar
The March General Membership meeting is almost here. It is a zoom meeting, so you need to go the class registration link and register. (Its free). Registration link, 

Members have to scroll to the Class registration section, then click on "semester".
Select January 1, 2021 - May 31, 2021 . (It may take a minute to show the semester.)
Then click on "search".

When the screen shows paintings from the instructors, scroll down to the photo of PSAA's building. Click on it and follow directions as if registering for a class to register for the meeting.

Take a look at the upcoming classes too. You can register for classes at the same time !