Welcome! 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 adminstered solely by member volunteers. The gallery is open to the public on Wednesday from 10 am to 3 pm and Sunday from 1 pm to 3 pm.  Admission is free.  See map and directions below.

See FORMS for membership, registration and gallery information. 
Pine Shores Art Association
Offering 30 years of service to fine arts and the community
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94 Stafford Avenue PO Box 886
Manahawkin, New Jersey 08050
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Tuckerton Seaport is having their “Art Month” in April. Original artwork by Pine Shores members will hang in their gallery until May 16.

2015 Spring Show, runs April 30-May 26. Reception: Sunday, May 3, 1-4 pm.

The 2nd lecture in Pine Shores 2015 series of 4 lectures will take place Monday, May 18 at 7PM Stafford Library. Professor LisaFesta, Ph.D., of Georgian Court University will present the subject"Italian High Renaissance-Leonardo DaVinci and Raphael". Theartists’ reception on May 18 from 6-7PM will feature the artwork ofBernadette Darder, Harriet Fink, Carlo Gaboardi and Maryann Gunia. A refreshment table is available. The exhibit will remain on the library gallery walls for May and June. Artwork is for sale through the individual artists. These events are FREE. Register at PSAA 609-597-3557 or at the Library, 609-597-3381. 

​Our exciting 4th Annual Art Patron Show will be held on July 26. The receiving/ gallery hanging will be on June 24th at Pine Shores. This year we will have a size limit in which the greatest dimension must not exceed 16 inches. ! If you have any questions, please call Mary Walker-Baptiste (609-242-0799) or Pat Morgan (609-207-6809). 

St. Mary’s is having their Annual Art Show and Sale on Saturday, August 29, 2015. It will be held at the Parish Center from 10:00A.M.to 4:00 P.M. They are looking for artists who are interested in participating. It will be a Fine Art Only 
show and any proceeds will be divided between Family Promise and St. Vincent de Paul.The entrance fee for a 10 foot x 10 foot space is only $25 and a 10% commission will be taken on all sales. If interested, please contact Linda Saladino at (609) 660-8062 for further details and registration forms.

 Yvonne Yaar, an arts advocate and volunteer with the Downtown Toms River Business Improvement District (and a fabulous glass artist) is compiling a database of Ocean County artists that do outdoor sculpture (metal, clay, etc., any medium appropriate for our weather), and a list of artists that do outdoor murals. If you are interested in being contacted regarding upcoming opportunities for commissioned works or competitions please email her at YaarArt@gmail.com and put “Outdoor Sculpture” or “Outdoor Mural” in the subject line. She’ll need your full name, preferred email address, mailing address and phone #. She’ll also take information about a website if you have one.  

Monday, June 1 at 7 pm
Wednesday, June 3 at 6 at 9 am
For more details on how to apply for the above events, go the Forms page or click here.
For lecture signup, click here.

​For more details on how to apply for the above events, go the Forms page or click here.
For lecture signup, click here.

TD Bank Affinity Program

Portrait Class Models

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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. 
We are looking for a member to act as recording secretary at our 
monthly board meetings and general membership meetings. 
The duties include recording the minutes of these monthly 
meetings and reading the minutes of the general meetings. If you 
are interested, please email Kathy Crocker at kcrocker63@comcast.net
with your contact information.

There is also an opening for a hospitality chairperson. Contact 
Irene Bausmith for more information at 609-597-8268 or 

Other Noteworthy Events
Who's Exhibiting Where

Diane Tomash has two Oil Paintings, “Red Structure" and "You May Find a 
Friend", at the Salmagundi Club in NY as part of the Catherine Lorillard Wolfe 
Art Club 2015 Annual Members Show, June 7 through June 19. (212)-255-7740. 
Diane is teaching a Landscape workshop at the Noyes Museum in Oceanville. Saturday,
June 27th, 12:30-3:30 "The Water’s Edge and Reflections". Contact the Museum at (609) 652-8848 or email jillian@noyesmuseum.org for details.

Jennifer Tabor LaVeglio had a colored pencil piece accepted into the CPSA 
23rd International Exhibition. The website is http://www.cpsa.org

Betsey Regan has won an artist fellowship at the Brydcliffe Art Colony in 
Woodstock New York and will be working and living there until September 30th.

Bernadette Darder, Harriet Fink, Carlo Gaboardi and Maryann Gunia
will be exhibiting at the Stafford Library during May and June., with a reception on May 
18 from 6-7 PM.

Laura Moyer had two digital art works accepted into the Stockton Alumni Art 
Show, Exhibition dates: June 15 – November 3, 2015. Reception during 
Homecoming Weekend: October 10, 2015 (Summer hrs. Mon - Thu. 12-4)

Please notify Margaret Hartwell by the 14th of the month before issue at
mmmush2000@verizon.net or 609-597-1208 if you wish to be included in this section

New Art Museum Bus Trip! And the Black & White Show Returns! Scroll down to Bulletin Board for details.
Correction: There is a misprint in the summer classes brochure: The Teen classes with Tom Rutledge are only for 4 Saturdays – Sept. 19, Oct. 3, 17 & 31 – and the time should state “4:00 – 6:00 PM”.
 The LBI Artists Open Studio Tour will take place on June 27 & 28. Visit www.lbiartists.com for a list of locations.
Our own member/instructor, Linda Ramsay is inviting members to sit on her deck and paint “en plein air” during the open studio tour. The address is 26 Antioch Rd. Barnegat Light and overlooks the water and marshes in High Bar Harbor. Bring snacks, a beverage and your easels and paints. Please let Linda know if you are interested. Her email is linda@willow-graphics.com
Check Out the Summer and Fall Course Catalog--Go to Workshops Page or Click Here!
Plein Air Sessions Begin Again--scroll down for the schedule.
Pine Shores' First Photography class--scroll down this page.
​Mikkey Tarantino's Latest Watercolor Demo--scroll down.
Why Is Carol Freas Wearing All Those Hats? Keep scrollin'.
Art Patron Show Preview--scroll down for a sampler; click here for more.
Become a Patron of Pine Shores Art! To download the Participation Form that will enable you to bid for an entry in this year's Art Patron Show, click here.
Enter Painted Poetry II. Scroll down to Bulletin Board for details.
President Paul Hartelius surveys the year ahead. Click here.
  For the Most Up-to-Date Schedule of 2015 Art Shows, go to that page or click here.
For the 2015 Art Patron Show Artist Donation Form, scroll down to Bulletin Board. For details on entering--this is our first year for small works only--scroll down to Other Noteworthy Events
By popular demand, we are adding another Portrait in Oil workshop with Joyce Lawrence. Tuesdays July 7, 14, 21, and 28th from 1PM to 4PM (PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A CHANGE IN TIME FOR JOYCE'S CLASS - A CHILDREN'S CLASS IS SCHEDULED AT PSAA IN THE MORNING!!) $75 Members $85 Non-Members.
Students will learn the process of painting the head from a live model including the visual principles of each stage of development while learning the keys to getting a likeness. Value, tone, light, and shadow separation will be explained. Joyce will do demonstrations and introduce the students to a sound foundation for continued growth! The class includes the model fee and is open to intermediate and advanced students.

To register: Send a check payable to PSAA and indicate the name of the instructor on the check to Kathy Crocker, 103 First Ave. Tuckerton, NJ 08087. Questions? Call Kathy at 609-294-3165.
Shelf Life: Stafford Library Artists Share Spotlight with History Lecture
New & Noteworthy
The Wonderfully Eclectic--and Eccentric-- World of Al Stietzel Click Here to Meet Our New Featured Artist
To view the winning Spring Art Show entries, click here.
To view a samoling of  Art Patron Show entries, click here.
(Can you spot the famous artist whose image is hidden on this page?  Stumped? Go to Featured Artist page.)
Here's an explanation of Mikkey's demo Monday night, May  4, and the basis for her ongoing watercolor class this month.    

She uses masa paper, or a machine-made, strong, yet soft, white paper from Japan. The paper is also known as rice paper and has one shiny side and one soft side, which is the side that Mikkey uses for her artwork. She makes her drawing on the soft side and then crumples the paper into a ball, creating wrinkles or creases in the paper. She then opens the paper up again and immerses it into a clean container of water to get it completely wet, then removes it and then applies water color paints with a brush (she says that she uses the cheapest watercolor paints she can find, as this process does not require quality paints to get great results). Once her painting is complete, she places the damp paper off to the side on paper towels to air-dry. The paints are much more intense when applied, but when dry, they colors are muted and faded in appearance, with exception to where the creases or crinkles are in the paper, as these areas dry much more intense than the rest of the non-crinkled paper. Once dry, she usually glues the piece to a heavier piece of paper as a backing. 

A second variation of this process is to take the unpainted, crinkled paper and coat the back of it with a equal 50/50 mix of Elmers Glue and water and glue it to a heavier sheet of watercolor paper or board, then smooth out the paper enough (she used a cardboard mailing tube as a roller) to eliminate any air bubbles, but not enough to eliminate the creases. She usually lets this dry before painting it, but this time she experimented and applied paint to the damp paper for a different effect.

A third variation she showed us was to use a black ink or Sharpie outlined drawing on the masa paper, then crinkle it, soak it and paint it as above for a more dramatic effect. All three variations produce some very unique, pleasing artwork that looks great matted and framed!

--words and pictures by Paul Hartelius
Mikkey's Watercolor Demo: The Secret's in the Paper
​At the end of the general monthly meeting, Carol Freas asked to speak to the membership, and approached the podium with a paper bag and a smile. She then proceeded to pull a hat out of the bag and place it on her head, while explaining that some members 'wear too many hats'...and put another on top of that, then another, etc until she got to 4 or 5 hats! Of course, I put on 'another hat' and snapped the attached photo! The moral of the story: we need some members to step up and volunteer to relieve some of our over-extended members!

Hats Off--or On--To Carol!
In Quest of Photoshop
Behind the scenes of Pine Shores'
first photography class.

Tthere were 10  of us in class and Carol provided everyone with a full -size sheet of mat board to practice with in class. Pine Shores has two full-size Logan mat cutters with an assortment of cutting heads and blades all available to any members who want to use them, but they must remain on site at all times. Carol highly recommends that artists who do their own matting and framing should plan their artwork to fit into a standard size frame, such as 18x20, 16x20, 11x14, etc. rather than find out that your artwork needs a custom-sized frame after it is matted. As a rule of thumb, she recommends a 2" mat border around the artwork, and suggests making the bottom side of the mat slightly larger, say 2 -1/4" or 2-1/2", but NEVER make the side mat borders narrower than the top border. She proceeded to show the class how to first make a straight cut so the mat fits in the frame. All measurement marks should be made on the back side of the mat and a scrap backing sheet should be placed down on the cutter under the mat to be cut so as not to cut the mat cutter or damage the cutting head blade. 

Carol then proceeded to show us how to cut a beveled edge opening into the mat board the desired size of the cropped artwork. Again marking only the backside, four start/stop indicator lines are drawn first, place a scrap backing board under the mat to be cut and using the bevel cutting head, the class was instructed to press the cutter down firmly and pull the cutter toward you while keeping the blade down and applying even pressure. Sounds like lots to remember, but after a few practice cuts, everyone got the hang of using the cutter and was able to produce mats that would pass our gallery's stringent accurate corner and clean, blemish-free surfaces! One thing Carol did remind the class was to make sure you clean both sides of the glass before reassembling the frame, as it is usually dirty when it comes from the factory. 

Double mats were covered next, and Carol took time to demonstrate how the right color of inside double matting could improve just about anyone's artwork. Frame types, styles, materials and colors were also briefly discussed and she demonstrated how certain frames could overpower the artwork if the color was wrong or the frame too massive for the artwork. Carol showed us how she cuts the second colored mat board about 1" larger than the opening in the first mat, then uses masking tape to hold the two pieces together before cutting the second beveled opening as described above. The technique takes practice, but the Logan Cutter makes the task easy enough so that almost anyone (even me!) can master this after a few practice runs! 

Class time flew by quickly, but by the end of the 3-hour class, everyone had a fair level of confidence on how to add the proper finishing touches to make their masterpieces ready for a major show or to proudly hang on their own wall at home!  -- Paul Hartelius
Were you at the May 18 reception and history lecture at the Stafford library? The reception was for artists Harriet Fink, Carlo Gaboardi, Maryann Gunia and Bernadette Darder. All 4 attended, but Bernadette missed the photo shoot below. Professor Lisa Festa, PhD, gave an interesting lecture to 40 attendees after the reception about "Italian high Renaissance- Leonardo Da Vinci and Raphael ". Comparisons were made to the artists' similar styles, compositions and apparent competition with each other and Michelangelo in the late 15th century. In photos below, that's Prof. Festa with event coordinator Ilomay Pedicini; and, left to right are Carlo, Maryann and Harriet.
Carol Freas' Cutting Edge: The Fine Art of Matting
Mikkey Tarantino (above) recently taught "Painting on Masa Paper with Watercolor." To see how she achieved these four-wheel still lifes, scroll down this page for an explanation of her techniques.

Summer Plein Air Schedule

Hi everyone -
Mark your calendars for plein air outings in June and July.
It's time to dust off your easels and get outdoors! 

June 11th
June 16th
June 25th
June 30th
July 7th
July 16th
July 21st
July 30th

The dates are alternating Tuesdays and Thursdays based on feedback from last year. Locations
to be determined, suggestions are always welcome. We typically meet about 8:30 -9am.
I'll send out location info on the weekend prior...stay tuned.

--Lisa Budd

This ghost ship, birds perched by the water and fishing boats at Viking Village (see below) were among the fruits of the field-trip labors of classmates Charleen Leslie, Margaret Hartwell, Harriet Fink, Paul Hartelius, Kathy Crocker and Beau Nakamura as Mike Lipton taught the secrets of PhotoShop May 11-12. Another class is planned for the fall.