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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.

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.

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
"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 

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 or call 609-488-5838.

For more information about Tom Lynch, check out his website at
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...

​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
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.

About 20 of Pine Shore Art's volunteers gathered at last Wednesday's Do Your Own Thing 
and made ornaments for the PSAA tree, then decorated the tree, followed by a pizza lunch. Also 36 ‘art sacks’ with donated art supplies were assembled for needy area children. The finished bags were distributed to Stafford, Tuckerton and Waretown. 

Photos from DYOT's December Meeting and Workshop