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Special Events

Bus Trips

Those interested in joining a trip should contact 
Glenys Baulderstone at 609-971-3396 or Jill DeFelice at 609-994-7144

Name________________________________________________________   Member O or Non-member O 

Phone Number __________________________ Number of Guests______Email________________________

Guest Name(s)____________________________________________________________________________

Any questions contact Glenys: 609-971-3396, email 
or Jill: 609-994-7144, email
Photos by Paul Hartelius

The artists shown are:  

Elaine Burnett
and Ed Rennar
Stafford Library Exhibit
Photos of some of the artists and their work that are in the current Stafford Library show 
Stop by and see this wonderful exhibit.  We're located at 
129 N Main St, Manahawkin, NJ 08050 

Call (609) 597-3381 for hours

Click here to view or print out the OC Library Exhibit schedule
Contact Barbara Kraemer, 732-473-9929 or, with any general questions. 
   Ocean County Library, Surf City Branch
  August 1 ~ September 30, 2019
  Open Reception Wednesday, August 14, 6-8pm

You are invited to participate in the Sixth Annual Exhibit of Painted Poetry
  ~  ARTISTS - exhibit your painting with a writer's poem
  ~  POETS - your poem displayed with an artist's painting
  ~  EACH - artist and poet will create a new work interpreting the 
                   composition of the other.

May 6th (Monday) - Deadline - First Submission
  ~ ALL - email your name, address, phone number to Susan Cummings:      
  ~ POETS  attach 1 or 2 single page poems (not submitted previously) 
                   for consideration
                   Microsoft Word Document, Times New Roman, 12 pt
  ~ ARTISTS  attach 1 or 2 paintings via jpeg file (not surroundings). 
                      Include title, medium, price, and size
   NOTE: Matted inside frame dimension cannot exceed 20"

May 27th (Monday) - Notification of Jury Process
  ~ Selected POETS will be emailed a jpeg image of a painting for interpretation with a new original poem
  ~ Selected ARTISTS will be emailed a poem for interpretation through the creation of a new painting
  ~ Each POET and each ARTIST will exhibit two works (original and interpretative)

July 1st (Wednesday) Finished Work Submitted to Susan Cummings  (
  ~  POETS - email interpretative poem, single page, as a Microsoft Word Document
                     Times New Roman, 12 pt. NOTE: list your name, centered, below title
  ~  ARTISTS - email jpeg image of interpretative painting (not surroundings); provide title, medium, price (for insurance), size
   NOTE matted inside frame dimension cannot exceed 20"

AUGUST 1st (Thursday) Paintings delivered to Surf City Library 9 - 10am
  ~  Artists deliver work to library for hanging w/ wire on back. Mats & frames similar if possible, to be hung together

AUGUST 14th (Wednesday) Reception for Artists, Poets and Public 6 - 8pm

SEPTEMBER 30th (Monday) Artists Remove Paintings between 9 - 10am

COORDINATORS:  Poets  Susan Cummings (
                                 Artists  Carol Freas ( 609-294-0218
POP Program
Our Pineshores Outreach Program meetings are the third Wednesday of the odd months:
September 18th and November 20th
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. 
Upcoming Library Exhibition Opportunities

Melissa Rutkowski - (609) 693-5133
Waretown Branch Library
112 Main Street
Waretown, NJ 08758

Lisa Forbes - (732) 349-6200
Toms River Library
 (Main Branch)
101 Washington St.
Toms River, NJ 08753 

Please join us for the following special event:

“Images of LBI”
and LBI Memorabilia 
Beach Haven Borough Hall

Photos from the Stafford Twp Council meeting on July 16th 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.  

Painted Poetry combines efforts by 16 artists and 16 poets to produce 
a unique experience at the Surf City Branch of the Ocean County Library

Each artist submits 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 is the 6th Painted Poetry exhibit and all 32 poems and paired paintings will be on display in the Library until the end of September.
    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 will be 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.

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
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
Reception for this show is on Monday September 23rd 6-7pm, followed by the art history lecture from 7-8:45pm by 
Kate Nearpass Ogden 
entitled "The Impressionist eye”.