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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2015 Student Show, continues through the end of February. Due to the blizzard, receiving of entries will take place on Thursday, Jan. 29, 10am-Noon, NOT Wednesday.

· 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, Feb. 2 at 6:30 pm (to allow for voting for the Student Show)
Wednesday, Feb. 4 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

LISTEN TO WOBM FM 92.7 OR VISIT wobm.com /closings 
. For the Most Up-to-Date Schedule of 2015 Art Shows, go to that page or click here.
. The second Teen Fine Art Class is scheduled for Saturdays, April 25, May 9, 15, 23 from 4pm to 6pm, with a registration fee of $50. The instructor is Tom Rutledge. Contact Kathy Crocker at 609-294-3165 for registration information. 
A New Beginner Drawing Class by Jennifer LaVeglio will be held on Monday, February 16 and 23; $50 members $75 non-members.Again, contact Kathy Crocker. above.
. The Pine Shores Elevator Is Working Again!
. Enter the 2015 Student Show!--Scroll down to Bulletin Board for details.​
. Lee Fricke Is Our Featured Artist for January. Click here to view her work and read her bio; scroll down for more of Lee's art and scenes from her Jan. 24 reception.
. 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. And scroll down for Sandra Jones's tempera resist demo.
. The Kids Are Alright: Check out afterschool art projects
​from Mary and Lou's Fall 2014 Class; Click Here.

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

Other Noteworthy Events
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.

Lisa Budd won the Cotswold Industries award in the Garden State
Watercolor annual exhibition, and has 4 paintings in the Salmagundi
Club's Annual Thumb-box exhibition in NYC.

Karen Kolb, Kathy Crocker and Joyce Lawrence will be among 7
artists showing in the Little Egg Harbor Library during the months of
January and February. Their show is titled "The Old &The New". The
artist reception with refreshments will be held January 7th from 7:00 PM
to 8:30 PM.

June Merrifield, the instructor who began the Waretown Recreation
Department Water Color group, will be displaying the work of her
students at the Waretown Branch of the Ocean County Library meeting
room in February. Reception on February 28 at 11:00 am.

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

Congratulations to Our Newly Elected 2015 PSAA Officers: 
​Paul Hartelius, President; Kathy Crocker, Vice-President; Mary Sinacore, Secretary; and Peg Mahan, Treasurer. They were sworn in at the Jan. 5 meeting by outgoing President Paul Daukas, who will serve as Trustee on the Board. Paul had a short speech before he swore in the officers. He noted that PSAA had just been awarded a grant of $7,000 from the Ocean County Cultural and Heritage Commission. It is the largest grant we have ever received and we should be proud of the  amount. So many organizations have seen their support decrease in this economy and we have been fortunate with TD Bank and OCCHC. Paul particularly singled out for praise Mary Walker Baptiste and husband Lou Baptiste for their heading up the afterschool children's art classes.

 One final reminder: 2015 PSAA membership dues were due by the end of the year (but there's still time to get yours in!), and it’s still only $25 ($40 for couples). Be sure to renew so that you don’t miss any news. Send your checks to Margaret Hartwell, P.O. Box 886, Manahawkin, NJ 08050
A retrospective of Lee Fricke's work spanning a 40-year career graces the Pine Shores Gallery this month. A reception for this beloved artist and teacher will be held on Saturday, Jan. 24, 2-4 pm. To see more of her paintings, please click here.
New & Noteworthy
Hail to the Chiefs!
Let Sandra Jones Tell You About Her Cat. . . 
​Sandra Jones's tempera resist demo on Jan. 5  was a huge crowd pleaser--and not just because of her commanding artistry. Sandra also has a whimsical bent, which she demonstrated each step of the way with a succession of wry anecdotes. For example, for the rinse technique,  she uses a cat litter box and noted that now that now that her beloved pet has passed on, Sandra doesn’t have to rush home so the cat could have the litter box back. Sandra knew the cat didn't appreciate the box being appropriated because it would greet Sandra at the door with its legs crossed. 

She also tossed off this gem: "I was the oldest of 6 children, so of course I hate kids."

Sandra talked a lot about her mother, too. Her Mother is also an artist and apparently gets paint all over everything. Whereas Sandra covers paintings in black staining ink and everything is neat, she'll find her mother’s paint marks everywhere – including inside the refrigerator.  

​Sandra added that she was so happy someone had brought limes to give away. There are never any limes at the house for her to use in a tablescape because her mother uses them up in her Coronas. She knows that when her mother sees her free lime, she will be running out for a six- pack.

The patter was non-stop. And so was the laughter.

--words and pictures by Lois Mullen
Sandra first takes a piece of 140# cold-press watercolor paper on which she then sketches her subject. She then uses tempera paint, or opaque watercolor such as gouache, and paints her piece, applying no paint to those areas of the paper she wants black or dark. Once the painting has thoroughly dried, she then coats the entire painting with a waterproof India ink, letting it dry overnight before washing the ink off the painting using a brush to lightly agitate the ink while immersing the entire painting in the waterbath. Once the desired amount of ink is removed, she then places the wet painting on a towel to dry. Any areas that may need touching up with color, can be done with paint or pastels to complete the artwork. Those areas of the paper that were left unpainted or partially painted, absorb the ink and give the painting a unique, rustic look that she has had much success with in art shows and galleries, including multiple awards at PSAA! 
How She Does It
Photo by Paul Hartelius. Insert shot by Lois Mullen.
Portrait of a Monday Night Pine Shores Portrait Session
Now Playing At a Library Near You--in 3D! The Little Egg Harbor Group Show
In spite of the subzero wind chills Wednesday night, there were still a few dozen hardy art supporters who showed up for the Jan. 7 reception at the LEH Library, of which a dozen were from PSAA! PSAA artists showing their works included Kathy Crocker, Joyce Lawrence and Karen Kolb. I got to talking with the event organizer and intern at the library, Lauren Shockley (above), and found out that she has been an active Sunday portrait model for PSAA for a few years! She also had some unique 3-D original drawings on display and provided the very stylish blue/red cardboard glasses for viewers to get the full effect of her work. Karen Kolb was the only PSAA artist unable to attend last evening....she chose to go cruising some Caribbean Islands rather than to hang tough with the icebox crew in NJ! She missed a great reception that featured live music, tasty snacks, hot coffee and exceptional artist company!  -- Paul Hartelius
Clockwise from top left: Kathy Crocker, Pat Shepherd, Carlo Gaboardi, Joyce Lawrence, Paul Daukas, Joyce, Kathy and Paul Hartelius take in the amazing views at the Jan. 7 reception.
Lee's Big Day
The Jan. 24  reception for our January Artist of the Month Lee Fricke drew about 25 guests, who braved the bad weather to enjoy food, drink and conversation with Lee. The elevator was functioning again, and better yet, we picked up two new members! For a closer look at her paintings, please click here.
pictures by Paul Hartelius and Lois Mullen.
Pat Shepherd and Carol Freas point out their favorites.
Paul Hartelius and Carlo Gambordi make the rounds.
Carol Freas catches up with Carol and Bob Neugebauer.
Charlene Leslie and Irene Bausmith flank Lee.
Visitors study the master's creations.
Due to the blizzard, receiving for the Student Show has been changed from Wednesday to Thursday, 10am to Noon. Hanging of the Student Show will also take place on Thursday afternoon. For any updates, watch this space. And please drive safely!