History of the 
Pine Shores Art Association




Pine Shores Art 
A   S   S   O   C   I   A   T   I   O   N

Offering 36 years of service to fine arts and the community
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 MEMBERSHIP 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.
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.
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Looking for a great gift for the artist in your family?
Pine Shores Art offers Gift Certificates for art classes or gift memberships 

For more information, contact Pat Pelletier, Registrar, at PSAAregistrar@gmail.com
An example of the many works of art on display at PSAA's Spring Show. This Show is on display in our gallery during the month of May.
Reception: May 7th, afternoon


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 Forms for additional membership, registration, and gallery information.
A Fond Look Back at Pine Shores' Three+ 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. Three original charter members, Pat Shepherd, Cathy Engelsen and Barbara Martini, remain active. 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
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Mark your calendars: 

Sunday, May 7th
from 1pm to 4pm
is the reception date for the
current 2017 Spring Art Show

and... 

WHAT.  
    A.  
SHOW.  

Don't miss it !
A few entries by our members...
See more entries on our Art Show page...