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
email: psaa3@verizon.net

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Bulletin Board
Carol Freas
Secret of Success for 3rd Annual Art Patron Show on July 20: Great Art, Great Company (About 125 Attended) and Great Food! 
 Click Here  for Scenes of the Turnout,  Drawing, Reception, and How It All Got Set Up
Pine Shores Members Meet Claude Monet and Other Life-Size Art Luminaries As They Tour the Grounds for Sculpture on April 24 Bus Trip. To See More, Click Here.

2014 Deck the Walls Show, continues through the end of the month.

· 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, Jan. 5 at 7 pm
Wednesday , Jan. 7 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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. The President's Farewell Message--click here.
.  A Christmas Party to Remember--scroll down for
 pictures of that gala event and the Deck the Walls Hanging and Reception.
. Help Pine Shores  Donate Non-Perishable Food to Ocean County Vets--scroll down to Bulletin Board for details.
. Read Paul Hartelius's Colorful Take on the Metropolitan Museum Bus Trip.  Click here.
. Sandra Jones - Tempera Resist - a 2-day workshop on Jan. 6 & 7, from 9:30-3:30. Fee is $50 for members ($75 for nonmembers). Interested? E-mail Kathy Crocker at kcrocker63@aol.com or call her at 609-294-3165.
. The Tuesday night group, "Artists Helping Artists," will be meeting at a new time during January only,
Thursdays from 4-6 PM.
.  Browse the 2015 Classes; click here.
Saturdays, 4-6 pm. Scroll down to Bulletin Board.
Meet  watercolorists  Pat Morgan, Carol Nace and Marie Natale on our new Demos page. Click here.
. The Kids Are Alright: Check out afterschool art projects
​from Mary and Lou's Fall 2014 Class; Click Here.
Organizer and artist Ada Barber greeted the public at the 1st Manahawkn Fine Art Sale, held at the United Methodist Church on Saturday, May 31. For more pictures of the fun-filled event, please click here.
Art Among the Stacks: 17 Pine Shores Members Exhibit Their Works in Stafford Library Summer Show. For More Shots of the July 1 Hanging, Please Click Here
Paul Daukas, Marianne Reday and Kathy Crocker  are all smiles in the audience at Ocean County College's Art & Community Center Gallery, where the awards were given out June 11. Below, left: the awards ceremony and right, a big crowd for the reception. For more pictures, please click here.

Mary Walker Baptiste attracts a budding artist at the Pine Shores booth during Stafford's Founder's Day 50th anniversary bash. Tom Rutledge's first-ever PSAA summer course for teens could be a big draw for new members. For more shots of the day's festivities, please click here.
Richard McKinley's program for PSAA members June 17 drew a crowd of 45 and all attendees went home awed by Richard's amazing talent to paint gorgeous, sensitive landscapes and his wonderful rapport with students and audiences with his easy-going character and witty humor. His workshop students had spent all day in the heat on June 16 at Barnegat Light. To see the artists on location, go to Plein Air Group page or click here. 
Art Patron Show Open House June 29 Gives Bidders a Chance to Eyeball Their Favorites; To See More Pictures, Please Click Here

YTD at Pine Shores
 Most of these stories offer links to additional photos.

Southern Regional High School senior Marina Felmly, who spoke and displayed her art at the July 7 Pine Shores meeting,  will be off to college in Florida this fall, her finances bolstered by a $1000 scholarship (the largest PSAA has ever awarded)
HELP WANTED (and appreciated!)
Pine Shores now boasts a growing membership of 318 ! Surely some of you have other talents besides your artistic abilities that you can share. We are always looking for new volunteers among our membership to help with the many functions required to keep our wonderful organization running smoothly. Please let us know if you can assist with hospitality (at shows or meetings) or with the gallery committee (general maintenance, purchasing, etc.). It’s a wonderful way to get better acquainted with some of the friendly people who keep Pine Shores going (and growing!). Call 609-597-3557 or email psaa3@verizon.net

 The 16-month Seaport Calendar is a fundraiser and copies are available in the Seaport giftshop @ $15. The artwork is displayed in the Seaport Visitor Center until Labor Day. Right: cover art by Paul Hartelius. To see more of the calendar pages, go to Special Events page or click here.

A crowd of 60 attended this poetry reading and reception Aug. 20 at the Surf City Library, where 18 artists and 18 poets, each inspired by the others' work, created new interpretations through painting and poetry. Click here for examples of the collaborators' work.
Ilomae Pedicini (left), event coordinator, poses with Pine Shores member Jennifer LaVeglio. who, with Karen Kolb, Charles Sulkowski and Charleen Leslie,display their paintings through November. 
Willy Mueller's Sept. 27 Reception Celebrates His Romantic Vision of the Natural World
To see more of Willy's  work, click  here.
Go to Workshops page for more views of Bob's class.
Other Noteworthy Events
For a Look at the Black & White Show winners, click here.
Who's Exhibiting Where

Harriet Fink will be having her annual display at the Waretown Library
for the months of December and January.

Paul Hartelius, Mary Walker Baptiste, Irene Bausmith, Elaine Marie
Biddulph, Joan Dandeo and Ilomay Pedicini will be exhibiting at the
Stafford Library through the months of November through February.

Tom Rutledge won an award at the American Artists Professional
League Show at Ocean County College. Show runs through Dec. 19.

Diane Tomash had a monotype titled “Welcome the Mystery" accepted
by the Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club for the 118th Annual
Exhibition. The Show is being held at the National Arts Club, 15
Gramercy Park South, NYC. Call for Hours 212- 475-3424. Tomash is
teaching a workshop at the Noyes Museum in Oceanville, NJ,
Saturday, December 6, Winter Landscape Painting in Oils and Acrylics,
12:30-3:30. Call the Noyes Museum for details, 609-652-8848 or email

Joyce Lawrence had her painting “Joined Pleasure “accepted into the
118th Annual Open Juried Exhibition at the Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art
Club. The exhibition includes competing women artists from all over the
United States, Canada and Europe. Show will be held at the National
Arts Club, 15 Gramercy Park South, New York. Dec. 2nd – Dec. 19th.
The bayfront vistas outside her High Bar Harbor home provided inspirational backdrop on Sept. 26. Look for more scenes with Linda on our Featured Instructor page soon
Still Life in Pastels: Linda Coulter Shows How It's Done. Go to Demos Page or Click Here.
Grounds for Sculpture Bus Trip
Stafford Founders' Day Booth
Manahawkin Fine Arts Sale
McKinlely Plein Air Demo
Stafford Library Summer Show
Seniors Show
Scholarship Winner
Art Patron Show Open House
Art Patron Show
First Teen Art Class
Seaport Calendar
Poetry & Painting Reception 
First Black & White Show
Stafford Library Fall Show
Bob Heyer Street Scenes Workshop
Linda Ramsay's Plein Air Workshop
Linda Coulter's Still Life Demo
 Faces of Victory at the Art Harvest Show
Lisa Budd--Best in Show
Joyce Lawrence--The Tom Rutledge Realism Award
Bob Heyer--The Richard and Pat Morgan Representational Award
Agnes R. Tucker--Judges Choice Award
Bernice Rappaport--Honorable Mention
Mary Walker-Baptiste--Judges Choice Award
Jennifer Tabor LaVeglio--Honorable Mention
And Thanks to All the Artists Who Entered and Made This the Best Art Harvest Show Ever!
Congratulations to Our Newly Elected 2015 PSAA Officers!

​Paul Hartelius, President
Kathy Crocker, Vice-President
Mary Sinacore, Secretary
Peg Mahan, Treasurer
Paul Daukas, Trustee

They will be sworn in at the Jan. 5 meeting.
Group Art Show and Art History Lecture: A Perfect Combo at Stafford Library on Nov. 17
In case you missed the reception and lecture at the Stafford branch of the Ocean County Library. . . The rain probably kept the numbers on the low side, about 20 attended in total. Following light refreshments for the five PSAA artists displaying paintings during November thru February (all participating artists were present and included Mary Walker-Baptiste, Elaine Marie Biddulph, Joan Dandeo, Ilomay Pedicini and your's truly!), Professor Kate Nearpass-Ogden was introduced by lecture organizer Ilomay Pedicini (below). Professor Ogden then delivered a very interesting digital slide presentation on her personal travel experiences and the art and architecture she recently observed while on vacation in China.  -- Paul Hartelius
Enjoying the reception, clockwise from left: Kathy Crocker, Mary Walker-Baptiste, Joan Dandeo; Pat Shepherd, Lee Fricke and Dolores Herrmann; Carol Freas; and Paul Hartelius.
For more photos of the show, click here.

 One final reminder: 2015 PSAA membership dues are due by the end of the year (alas, too quickly approaching!), and it’s still only $25 ($40 for couples). Be sure to renew so that you don’t miss any news.
Please consider helping our Ocean County Veterans by donating non-perishable food items in the designated collection bin in the back of our gallery between now and December 21st. The "VetWorks" organization sponsors several food drives annually for our Ocean County military families in need. Please contact Paul Hartelius if you have any questions. Thanks for your support!
Deck the Walls: This seasonal watercolor by Lisa Budd is one of 41 artworks adorning the Pine Shores Gallery walls through December. Above left: Wreath by Danny Ng. For more pictures, go to Art Shows page or click here. Meanwhile, thanks to all who filled our Winter Art Harvest! Be sure to attend the reception, Sunday, Dec. 7, 1-3 pm.
Here are a few shots of the tree-trimming crew in action Nov. 24 at Tuckerton Seaport decorating the Pine Shores tree in the Seaport's "Festival of Trees," which will feature about 3 dozen trees decorated by non-profit groups in the area in the lower level of the Seaport's Visitors' Center from Nov. 29 to Jan. 7. Our tree features dozens of hand-made ornaments and art trading cards and was artistically decorated by Lee Fricke, Pat Sheperd, Kathy Crocker and Paul Hartelius.  We ended up with so many ornaments left over and many still being dropped off at PSAA, that we set up our own tree and decorated it at Pine Shores on Nov. 28. Kathy Crocker provided the tree. The Festival of Trees at the Seaport enables viewers to "vote" for their favorite tree(s) by depositing donated dollars into corresponding containers. The tree with the most dollars donated will be awarded bragging rights, and all dollars deposited for a specific non-profit go to that designated group. Scroll down for more details. Below:  pictures of the Pine Shores tree trimming.
Yo! Ho! Ho! Getting into the Holiday Spirit at the Seaport and Our Own Gallery
Eyes of the  Beholders--
How Portrait Session Artists Interpreted the Same Model
Irene Bausmith (left) and Margaret Hartwell (right, with Kathy Crocker) joined the Pine Shores trimming.
Right: the finished tree, in all its seasonal glory.

New & Noteworthy
Decking Pine Shores' Walls with Holiday-Themed Art
From Hanging to Reception, Everyone Had a Jolly Good Time!
Going 3-D: This year's exhibition includes two sculptures (left) by Shelly Christine Ristow. For more pictures, please click here.
Keeping with tradition: "Follow Your Star" by Nancy McCormick.
Holiday Party Revelers Celebrate with Song, Dance, a Musical Trivia Contest and  12 (Revised) Days of Christmas at Octopus's Garden on Dec. 8
Above: Our effervescent emcee Carol Freas and our perennial chanteuse Camille Savitz get into the spirit of the festivities. Right: Pat Shepherd's musical spoof draws an appreciative laugh from Lois Mullen.
Willy sings! And so does Margaret (below)--their reward for guessing right in the trivia contest.
Every table got a stanza to recite in the Pine Shores-tailored "12 Days of Christmas." Now sit down and eat your dessert (brownies and ice cream)!
President-elect Paul Hartelius kicks back with family and friends, while the folks below need no introduction ('cause we're runnin' out of space).