Archived Files

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
Click here to see more entries
February's Student Art Show
by our Pine Shores Art members
the first of two Student Art Shows planned in 2019
Hanging Instructions

Every show sponsored by Pine Shores Art has a flyer of eligibility instructions that also includes hanging requirements.  When framing your paintings for an exhibit, please adhere to the hanging requirements that accompany the show's flyer. Your artwork will be turned away if not framed properly.
Click here to see the entire prospectus
Scholarship Winner
Capri Bella Leone

Capri Bella Leone, a film and media arts student, is going to attend the Irvine Campus of the University of California in the fall. She presented two original short films that she wrote and filmed.
 Ilomay Pedicini,  PSAA scholarship coordinator, with Capri at the awards ceremony
Photos by Paul Hartelius
Here are some photos from St. Mary’s Show on August 24th. This was their 8th annual show and is held yearly as a fundraiser for the church and an opportunity for artists to show and sell their works in a bright, clean, air conditioned inside venue in Stafford. 
    Of the 34 spaces available (all sold out well in advance), Pine Shores artists occupied two-thirds of them. A steady stream of visitors attended the show this year and also had a chance to eat lunch prepared by church volunteers manning the kitchen. The church received a small commission on all art sales. Always an enjoyable day mingling with fellow artists and prospective purchasers !

Last August at St. Mary's...
In the Spring classes, Mary Walker-Baptiste taught composition in large cityscapes, and in small works. The students were also inspired by Audobon’s birds.
Bus Trip to the 
Guggenheim Art Museum 
in NYC in October

Click here to enlarge and print out this flyer for details and contact person information
For those who would enjoy a day trip to NYC in the early Fall there are still seats remaining on the bus for our trip to the Guggenheim on Wednesday October 23rd. The cost is $75 for members and $80 for non members for the bus, entrance to the museum and the docent tour. 
Contact Glenys at 609 971 3396 
if you you have any questions.

Remember the trip helps fund our scholarship program.

Toni Smirniw of the LBI library is holding the OCTOBER slot exclusively for PSAA. She also ADDED a new piece of information - she has a display cabinet for small sculptures and works of art that is also available for the month of October (it's not currently reserved for PSAA, but is available).

Please contact Toni Smirniw direct (609-494-2480) if you are interested in exhibiting as a solo or group and be sure to tell her you are a PSAA Member as the room is on hold specifically for us, and if you don't identify yourself as PSAA, she'll tell you the room is already booked.

Feel free to pass this info along to those you know in the LBI area. 
Painted Poetry combined efforts by 16 artists and 16 poets to produce 
a unique experience at the Surf City Branch of the Ocean County Library

Each artist submitted an original artwork that is interpreted by a poet in the form of an original poem. Each poet also submits an original poem that the paired artist interprets in an original painting. This was the 6th Painted Poetry exhibit and all 32 poems and paired paintings were on display in the Library last month.
 A reception for meeting artists and poets, as well as readings by the poets, was held on August 14. 
A commemorative paperback book containing all art and poetry was available to purchase at the reception. The exhibit was coordinated this year by Susan Cummings and Carol Freas and a majority of the artists are members of Pine Shores. Show was hung by Chuck Person (no photo), Carol, Irene Bausmith and Paul Hartelius.  See more...

Photos from upper left of the PSAA volunteer hanging committee for the Painted Poetry Show: 
Carol Freas and Sue Cummings; Sue and Charleen Leslie; Irene Bausmith; Paul Hartelius and Carol; Joyce Ecochard
Photos and text by Paul Hartelius

Save the Date for Plein Air in Pine Air!

Our upcoming location will be at 
Cedar Bonnet Island Environmental Trail 
off of Route 72.  There are many beautiful spots to paint along this trail.

Arrival time is November 26th at 9:30 at Cedar Bonnet Island Environmental Trail.  There is parking right over the bridge on Route 72 before Long Beach Island.

Any art medium and style is welcome!  We encourage photography, poetry, painting, writing, sketching etc.,

Once we meet we will then spread out to any areas of interest.  You do not have to stay the full 3 hours.

Keep in mind that this is an eco-minded Plein Air group, anything you bring in must be brought back with you.  No disposing of solvents or paint water on the premises. Bring containers, and plastic bags to store paint waste and dispose of them properly at home.

Thank you for those who attempted to brave the super gusty day we had at Double Trouble Park. It ended up being a beautiful day but windy! We had a few artists arrive with their sketchbooks and cameras since painting would have been difficult.

Thank you and hope to see you!!
Andrea Sauchelli
Pine Shores Art Association’s Fall art exhibit at the 
Tuckerton Seaport now through December 2nd
Joan Dandeo’s painting “Flowers for Sale” 
Press release announcing the Fall Colors art show
See more...
Check out our new PSAA exhibit at 
Latino Flavor Grille in Manahawkin. 

The two artists are Irene Bausmith 
and Margaret Hartwell

Their work will be on exhibit there until Dec 3.
Latino Flavor Grille
31 N. Main Street, Manahawkin, NJ 08050
609 994 2652
Summer 2019
July Classes

In the recent Summer classes, 
Mary Walker-Baptiste helped inspire creativity with the works of a few art masters like Roy Lichtenstein, Vincent Van Gogh, Georges Seurat, and Edward Hopper.
Ocean County 43rd Annual Senior Show

Out of 169 total entries, PSAA had 24 artworks entered...

There were 10 PSAA ribbon winners as follows:
Acrylic-pro: Chuck Person
Acrylic non-pro: Lorena Lindsley
Mixed media non-pro: Rich Boscarino
Oil non-pro: Chuck Sulkowski
Pastel-pro: Ed Rennar, 1st  
Pastel-pro: Paul Hartelius, honorable mention;
Watercolor-pro: Charleen Leslie, 3rd;
Watercolor non-pro: Paul Jablonski, 1st;
Works on paper-pro: Jan Becker, 3rd & Paul Daukas, honorable mention.

The Commission has created this award category to recognize the extraordinary achievements and contributions of those individuals and organizations to the quality of life in Ocean County. Recipients are selected from the distinguished list of Ocean County artists representing many art forms, nominated by various individuals and organizations. 

2019: Thomas E. Rutledge
Photos from last April
 “Salute to Ocean County - A Celebration of Arts and Heritage” held at the Grunin Center for the Arts at Ocean County College. 

One of the highlights of the annual entertaining program was the presentation of Ocean County Lifetime Achievement Award in the Arts to Tom Rutledge. A short documentary film on Tom’s life was shown to a packed auditorium of many of Tom’s students, colleagues and family members. The video included filmed segments of a recent PSAA class Tom taught as well as statements made by class members and family members including wife Barbara. Tom was clearly appreciative and humbled by the award and ceremony, and Barbara and the rest of the family couldn’t have been prouder!

 Congratulations, Tom!!

Photos and text by Paul Hartelius
Accolades go to Dennis Millar.  His acrylic painting 'Reflections' won an 
Honorable Mention award at the Pennsylvania Watercolor Society Members Show.

The show is on display at 
through March 2020.
Photos from the Stafford Twp Council meeting where Mayor Greg Myhre read a proclamation praising the artists of the LBI Shack mural now located in the Mayor’s office. 

Tom Rutledge received the plaque with artists Peg Mahan, Sue Porter, Nancy Sterr Lang, and Dee Turba looking on. Ed Rennar and fellow carpenter Joe St. Pierre, who constructed the mural frame, were also on hand in the audience.  

Work with Stafford Librarian. Will train.


We also need someone to check the PSAA email account on a regular basis. Please contact Linda Saladino at if you can help out.  
We will train you on how to access the email accounts. Takes five minutes and these are the easiest volunteer jobs ever, so please don't hesitate if you can help us out.

SEND EMAILS – Immediate need... Send out the email version of the newsletter and e-blasts. All you have to do is send the newsletter out once a month with the attachments and the occasional additional e-blast. We will show you how in one sitting. 
You can learn it in 20 minutes.

LIBRARY LECTURES – Immediate need... We need an organizer for the Library Art History Lectures which are done quarterly with lectures by local Art History Professors. Also the position will include organizing PSAA artists to exhibit on a quarterly basis at the Stafford Library. Dates & lectures are set for 2019. They can call Ilomay Pedicini 609-693-9351 for information. She will help train and guide a volunteer on the process. Also need people to help hang the exhibit at the Library. Only needs 1-2 hours of time per month.

 COMMUNICATIONS - We need help to write and cover events to provide blurbs to social media and the website. And a writer to get bio information about featured artists and visiting art class instructors. 

​TREASURER – Anyone out there good with Quickbooks? Have some Accounting experience?

MAINTENANCE - click here for volunteer duties list


This is your organization and we need you all to help keep it going, so please, if you can help out, we would love to have you on our teams.

We are also looking for a member to act as 
Education Chair

​Grant Writer Committee Chairperson

Gallery Maintenance Committee Storeroom Coordinator, 
and a Public Relations Press-Release Writer. 
Contact Paul Hartelius at 609 549-6833

​Stafford Library Lectures. We are seeking a member 
to arrange the quarterly art history lectures.
Contact number: 609-693-9351

“POP” program. We need at least two more “POP” program volunteers to
help occasionally with taking art projects to local assisted living facilities. 
Contact Linda Saladino at 609-660-8062

Position details will be posted on the bulletin board.

 Contact us by phone, e-mail or snail mail, or in person during 
an open session or after board meeting. 
This is your organization and we need you all to help keep it going, 
so please, if you can help out, we would love to have you on our teams.

Please note: While we understand that PSAA jobs need to get done, please 
try to schedule your tasks during a time when classes are not in session. 
Try to schedule mat cutting, office duties, etc. for quiet times 
at 94 Stafford when possible. 
Thank you.

Work in progress...
Art Trading Cards by Kathy Crocker

2 ½ X 3 ½ artwork by PSAA artists. 

Artists: Chuck Person, Kathy Crocker, Lucy Aita, Leslie Williams, 
MaryBeth McCabe, Linda Werner
Work in progress... March - June 2020:  Summer Fun by Jill DeFelice

Just in case... 
just in case the gallery isn’t open by August, we are switching the 
Spring-ish Show to 
ON-LINE in August. 

The Sepia Show (also on-line) is filling in for the month of July, and our new 
Touch of Blue Show 
is scheduled for September... hoping the Touch of Blue Show will be in the gallery.

Got it ?