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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
Mary Walker-Baptiste
February 2017 Artist of the Month

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.
DYOT begins at noon on last Wednesdays for Gallery hangings and will be cancelled for all show hangings or if a trip or workshop is scheduled. For information contact Tom Rutledge, Gallery Director, at 609-294-0756.

Irene Bausmith is our Hospitality Chairperson. Contact her at 609-597-8268
if you need help.

SUNSHINE : Please contact Willy Mueller at 609-698-5311 if you know of any member who is ill, hospitalized, or has suffered the loss of a close family member. 

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
For the 5th year, an exhibit of 32 paintings and 32 poems will be on exhibit at the Surf City Library this August.

To begin the jury process, artists and poets may submit one or two pieces via email by May 18th to 

More info? Contact Chairmen- Richard Morgan or Carol Freas,

Teens (ages 13-18), Saturdays from 4-6pm
(dates to come)
Fee: $60.00 (Supplies are student’s responsibility). 

The Teen’s Registration form below can be printed out here or 
obtained from the PSAA Gallery.

To register for the above classes, please send a check made out to PSAA 

For Teen Art Classes
mail to:
Lou Baptiste
56 Brigantine Blvd.
Waretown, NJ 08758

For information, call Mary Walker-Baptiste at 609-242-0799