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 Art Harvest Show, Oct. 30-Dec. 2. . Pickup: Dec. 3.  

Cheryl Kirby, Editor of Echoes magazine is inviting our member artists to participate in an exhibit Oct. 4-5 at the Sea Glass Festival at Things-A -Drift in Surf City. This year, the annual Sea Glass Festival will include a contest for items picked up from the wrack line on the shores of Long Beach Island.
For more info, visit www.echoesoflbi.com

Stafford Library features the artwork of Pine Shores members Charleen Leslie, Charles Sulkowski, Karen Kolb and Jennifer LaVeglio through November.

The 4th and final lecture for 2014 in Pine Shores 4 part series will take
place on Monday, November 17, 2014, 7 to 9PM. Kate Nearpass
Ogden, Ph.D., of Richard Stockton College of New Jersey will present
"The Art of China--A Personal Experience."

Monday, Dec. 1 at 7 pm
Wednesday , Dec. 10 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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. Help Pine Shores Decorate Its Own Christmas Tree at Tuckerton Seaport and 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.
President Paul Daukas Has a New President's Message. Read it here.
. Scroll down to see some of this year's Art Harvest Show winners. Click here for a complete list and then scroll down the Art Harvest  page for scenes from the Nov. 2 reception.
. Floral Interpretations Grace the Art Harvest Show--scroll down this page for a glimpse.
Reserve your seats for the PSAA Holiday Dinner, Monday, Dec. 8, at the Octopus's Garden.  Scroll down to Bulletin Board for  details. 
."The Art of China--A Personal Experience" was the Stafford Library lecture on Nov. 17. Scroll down for pictures.
.  Browse the Fall Course Catalog and 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.
. Help us Deck the Walls again--scroll down to Bulletin Board for details.
. The Kids Are Alright: Check out afterschool art projects
​from Mary and Lou's Fall 2014 Class; Click Here.

For regular users of our website, we hope this at-a-glance guide will quickly inform you of some of the latest updates.
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

Joyce Lawrence will be showing at the Signature Artists Exhibition at the Noyes Arts Garage of Stockton College at 220 Fairmount Ave., Atlantic City, NJ.Oct. 10–Nov.24.

Tom Rutledge had a painting accepted into the 72nd juried exhibition of the New Jersey Watercolor Society at Middletown Arts Center. The show runs through Oct. 26.

Pat Biesty (and I am told, Lisa Budd, Mikkey Tarantino and Bob Heyer) also had paintings accepted into the juried NJWCS show at Middletown Arts Center.

 Award winning Danny Ng will be displaying his oils and acrylic paintings at the Waretown Branch of the Ocean County Library for the month of November. Not only does he manage to capture his subjects in an amazingly realistic style, but they are often suffused with individual personality.

Amanda Sapp recently had a photograph licensed and printed by Epicurious Magazine. Her "Sicily Beach" photo appeared in their August 2014 issue as part of a special feature they did on food from different regions of Italy.

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 theStafford Library through the months of November through February.
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
A Fresh Scent This Year: Floral Arrangements Complement Some of the Art Harvest  Paintings
photographs by Paul Hartelius
Left to right: Chris Vohden, Pat Shepherd, Pat Pelletier and Pat Morgan display their creative interpretations.
 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.
Vice-President-elect Kathy Crocker addresses the membership at the Nov. 3 meeting.
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The Gang's All Here: The bus trip to the Met Nov. 13 was worth waiting for! Here, Pine Shorers are waiting for their museum passes. To see more pictures, click here.
New & Noteworthy
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.
 Paul Hartelius is seeking art- themed decorations to decorate a tree at the Tuckerton Seaport’s “Festival of Trees” during their “Christkinlmarkt” annual festival. Only one week to go before the decorating begins!
Scrolll down to read a more detailed description of this this event at the end of this email.  Any questions, you may email Paul at pvh3dwh@aol.com or call him at 908-419-9363.

 There is still time to reserve seats at our annual Holiday Dinner at the Octopus’ Garden. Great food, friends and fun! BYOB. Send your checks ($40 per person), payable to “PSAA” to: Carol Freas, 39 John St., Tuckerton NJ 08087.

 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!

 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.

PSAA has been offered a 'seasonal opportunity' to get our organization some free publicity and maybe a few donated dollars coming our way at the Tuckerton Seaport's annual 'Festival of Trees' during the month of December! Every year at this time, the Seaport features a Christmas tree decoration exhibit in the lower floor of their Visitor Center. About 40+ artificial trees of all sizes and shapes are provided by the Seaport and are assembled and waiting to be decorated by various non-profit groups, such as the Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, etc. Each group picks out a tree and decorates their tree with lights and ornaments provided by their group. All trees are labeled with the name of the group that decorated the tree, and visitors of the exhibit may 'vote' for their favorite tree(s) by donating dollars to that organization in a box placed next to the tree.

This is not a big money-maker event, but it has been a popular seasonal attraction, especially during one of the Seaport's biggest annual events - the 3-day "Chriskindlmarkt" on December 5th, 6th and 7th!  

This year the 'Festival of Trees' will be ready to view at the Seaport visitor’s center starting December 1st and ending on Jan 7th. All trees must be decorated by November 28th, so there isn't much time. The Pine Shore's tree will have an 'artwork' theme and we are looking for any art-related decorations that our members may have or might want to create for the tree, such as art supplies, little paintings, sculptures, etc.

The decoration of our tree will take place the week of November 24th, so if you'd like to help, please contact Paul Hartelius at 908-419-9363 for more details or any questions you may have. If you would just like to donate an ornament or two, a labeled box will be located in the back of our gallery. Any and all help will be greatly appreciated! 

Please note that the Seaport generally charges a daily admission fee if you are not a Seaport member, however helpers decorating the trees can do so without being Seaport members or paying the usual daily admission fee to visit the site. Once the trees are decorated, PSAA members may visit the Seaport to view the trees on display without paying the usual daily admission fee, but if visitors wish to see other areas of the Seaport with exception to the Gift Shop, they will need to pay the daily fee if they are not members. During the "Chriskindlmarkt" 3-day event, the Seaport will charge a $3 admission fee. Please check with the Seaport for the hours of operation for this event.