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Define the perfect person to design and present an art curriculum for children and you are describing Mary Walker-Baptiste. A lover of children, a dynamic experienced teacher, a creative, experimental and inspiring innovator and a nurturer of talent --that's our February Featured Artist!

Mary's parents were artists who surrounded their children with art and artwork. Her brother became an Imagineer for Disney, her sister is a musician and artist, and Mary became an elementary teacher whose classroom always reflected her Art minor, part of her degree from Saint Mary University, Kansas.






















(Above and below: Hover your mouse pointer over a painting to stop the slideshow. Click on a painting to see it larger.)
(Right: Hover your mouse pointer over a painting to stop the slideshow. Click on a painting to see it larger.)
Photos by Paul Hartelius
The paintings in Mary's show reflect her exploration of many mediums with a never-ending inquisitiveness into innovative presentations of her art, ranging from collage and Zentangles to watercolor interpretations of photographs from their extensive travels. Her numerous awards include ribbons from Pine Shores, Bergen County and a 2nd place in the Ocean County Senior Citizens Art Exhibit in 2015. Her works are in private collections in 25 states and abroad.




Mary joined Pine Shores about ten years ago and has made invaluable contributions while a member of the Executive Board. She is currently in charge of the Children's Art program at Pine Shores, which offers four program sessions each year. One of Mary's greatest pleasures is in watching her students grow and develop, both as artists and as individuals. 

In addition to the Children's Program, Mary adapted an idea for a fundraiser to PSAA needs, and chairs the highly successful and constantly evolving Art Patron Show. She credits her talented poet husband Lou, a Trustee At Large on the Board, with much of the success of both programs.
PINE SHORES ART 
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POP Program
MARCH 15, 2017
A few photos of what goes on at Pine Shores Outreach Program (POP) Command Post (was really a training session for April & May art programs for volunteers at area nursing homes)! Training was led by Jill DeFelice and Charleen Leslie.
Photos and text by Paul Hartelius
https://form.jotform.us/72745749284167
"Art Boxes for Children"
Members of Pine Shores Art Association prepare 2017 holiday Art Boxes for area children

Nancy Edwards, Paul Hartelis, Kathy Crocker, Ed Rennar, 
Kim Cesaretti, Margaret Hartwell, Glenys Baulderstone, 
Pat Pelletier and Jeanette Imperiale are pictured 

WHAT A GREAT TURNOUT !
Special Free Demonstration 
by Nationally Known Watercolorist  

Tom Lynch   

This PSAA Members Only event will be held on Thursday evening, May 17th from 5 to 7pm.  
Members are invited to bring along a watercolor that they feel did not work 
and possibly be part of Tom's transformation of a failed painting into something new and exciting.  
Only 60 spaces available. Be sure to email Pat Pelletier to register at psaaregistrar@gmail.com or call 609-488-5838.

For more information about Tom Lynch, check out his website at www.tomlynch.com
To enlarge or print out this poster, click here.

The 2018 Summer Show of the Stafford Branch of the Ocean County Library System was hung on Monday, June 25th and features paintings from 13 artists, a few who are pictured in the photos below




Photos by Paul Hartelius

Carol Neugebauer
Cheryl Garrett
Ilomay Pedicini and Ed Rennar
Suzanne Porter
Prax Serrano
Kim Cesaretti, Glenys Bauderstone, Ilomay Pedicini and Nancy Edwards
See the Photography Show at Beach Haven Borough Hall. This exhibit will run from November 13th to January 7th. 

Click on this link to read an article written up in the LBI Sandpaper...
https://thesandpaper.villagesoup.com/p/photography-invitational-graces-beach-haven-borough-hall/1791857?source=WeeklyHeadlines#

​A reception was held for this exhibit on December 15th.  

Click here to see the enlarged invitation for the Photography exhibit.
Click here to see last November's Images of LBI entries
The Borough of Beach Haven and 
Pine Shores Art Association present the
Photography Invitational Show


Last December...
Click Photography Invitational 
to see December's show
Click here to enlarge or print out Swap & Shop