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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.

*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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    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 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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The September 13th General Membership meeting is almost here. It will be an IN-PERSON meeting.  
Under the latest guidelines, registration for this meeting is no longer necessary.
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, September 13th at 7:00pm with refreshments at 6:30pm.  

No need to pre-register.
Photography & Digital Show

The news we've all been waiting for !
The Gallery is now open for this exhibit. 
Members dropped off their photos 
(2 were allowed)
on August 24th and 25th.

This show will be judged 
(judge to be announced)

First Prize, Connie Purves Memorial Award $50
and ribbons for Second, Third, and Honorable Mention
Only one ribbon per winning artist will be given. 

Click to view or print out the Photo & Digital Show flyer, which has shown description and hanging instructions. 
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 Thursdays from 10am to around 2pm. (Call Linda Saladino to register 609-660-8062). Then Artists Helping Artists (AHA) will be from 3-5pm. (Call Anna Erichsen to register 609-698-7696).  Hope to see you soon. 
Linda Saladino, PSAA President

Scenes from our recent General Meeting 
of our members...         
Leslie Williams helping with hospitality 

The Novice Show
July 29th - August 24th

This show was judged by
Joe Milligan

Ribbons were awarded, including a 
$100 Franken Frame certificate for 1st Place !


Become a Patron for 
Pine Shores Art Association

Patrons will select an original work of fine art on Saturday, October 9th at the fundraising Gala beginning at 1pm that will be held at the 
Tuckerton Municipal Hall 
420 E Main St (Rt 9), Tuckerton, NJ.. 

Proceeds benefit Southern Ocean County art lovers of all ages through year-round programs at Pine Shores Art Association.

Click here for application and to see a slideshow of the donated artwork.
Ocean County Cultural and Heritage Commission Director Tim Hart did a presentation on the proposed revamping of the Ocean County Artists Registry.
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 !
Check out Maker's Station on Facebook