Board of Directors 
and Officers
P I N E   S H O R E S   A R T   A S S O C I A T I O N
2018 President 
Nancy Edwards
Swearing In scene from the first PSAA Board Meeting in 2018. Meetings are held the first Wednesday of every month unless otherwise designated. Members are invited to observe.  Only board members may participate.
Photo by Jill DeFelice
PSAA Board Meeting
SCENES FROM THE FIRST MEETING IN 2018
Contact Pine Shores Art Association or come visit us

94 Stafford Avenue PO Box 886
Manahawkin, New Jersey 08050
609-597-3557
email: pineshoresart@gmail.com

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Pine Shores Art Association is equipped for the hearing impaired and is wheelchair accessible. Special assistance/accommodation available upon request.
The gallery is open to the public on Sundays, 1pm to 3pm and Wednesdays, 10am to 2:30pm. Admission is free.  

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 or Harriet Fink at harrietfink@yahoo.com, phone 609-693-1218, if you know of any member who is ill, hospitalized, or has suffered the loss of a close family member. 
Contacting PSAA

PINE SHORES ART 
A S S O C I A T I O N

Executive Board Meetings 

The next Board Meeting is 
Wednesday, May 9th, at 9am at the Community Center

DYOT (Do Your Own Thing) at PSAA, from 11am to 2:30pm

I was looking through my art quotes and this one hit home to me “Creativity Takes Courage” - Henri Matisse

I remember when I began my career as an artist; I worried so much about doing a good job. I wanted every practice piece to turn out to be something worth framing. I would take a class, yet seemed to go back to what I knew and did well. As if a piece of watercolor paper or a blank canvas was too much money to ever waste.


Outgoing President Kathy Crocker was unable to attend the Board Meeting on January 10th, so Past President Paul Hartelius presided over the ceremony. Officers (left to right) included Peggy Mahan, Treasurer; Kim Cesaretti, Vice President; Nancy Edwards, President; and Mike Amato, Secretary. The position of Trustee At Large was vacant for the month of January.  Candidate Linda Saladino was elected by the general membership at the monthly meeting held on Monday evening, February 5th. 
FOR A LIST OF WHO'S WHO AT PSAA INCLUDING THE MEMBER VOLUNTEERS WHO WORK BEHIND THE SCENES, CLICK HERE.
“Every child is an artist, the problem is staying an
artist when you grow up” – Pablo Picasso
Children explore, are free, they experiment…it is through this process that they learn and their creativity soars!
It is interesting to watch adult artists during the learning process…often, being very hard on themselves…expecting perfection or a masterpiece from the start.
Learn to play, relax, and enjoy the process of learning a new art concept.  Accept your mistakes as part of learning! Take a class with an open mind, willing to try something new and different. Then you decide if that new technique is incorporated into your work and style or not. Don’t let your work remain stagnant – take risks…PLAY!

TIP: Be sure to keep the work you want to rip up, as a way to witness your
own progress. Date the back…with ongoing effort…and lots of mistakes…
you learn what to do and what not to do…YOU will see improvement! 
2018 President's Message
 March 2018
Note: for Contact information, please scroll down

It was only until I began to take risks, challenge myself with new techniques that my creativity soared. I am not saying to paint like your instructors, but instead learn new techniques and then make a choice which ones you want to incorporate into your work. I never understood why some people take classes; yet during the class insist on doing what they already knew how to do.

Taking classes from various instructors allows you to choose what works for you. Through the years, you will develop your own style.

I hold onto the words of Jack, a member of my Friday afternoon watercolor group… “Its only paper”.  What a freeing statement! Creativity Takes Courage! Try something new!