The exhibit presented by Beach Haven Borough Hall and the Pine Shores Art Association takes you on a walk through the history of Long Beach Island, thanks to generous loans from their collections by Kris and Marge Anderson, Beach Haven Public Library Museum, Jonathan Law Fine Arts Framing and Gallery, Long Beach Island Historical Association Museum, New Jersey Maritime Museum, Lawrence Oliphant, Unshredded Nostalgia, and Pine Shores Art artists past and present.
These paintings, photographs, marine charts, maps and more present a fascinating visual history of the earliest businesses and hotels, shipwrecks, salvage “wreckers”, railroads, first automobile bridge, and how Beach Haven developed, with brief notes explaining the way we were from the 1700s to today.
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 month at St. Mary's...
The new Tuckerton Municipal exhibit will take place from October to December; there will be no theme for this exhibit. Any media by PSAA members will be accepted. Drop off schedule is Thursday September 26, 6pm-8pm and Friday September 27, 10am-12noon.
Please pick up your artwork for the current exhibit during these times as well. Call or email me with questions.