New Pictures: Opening Reception

Four New Jersey photographers push the envelopes of photography with their images. Jumping off from a leaf, a landscape, a portrait, or a previous project, each photographer injects their unique vision to create interesting imagery. There is a mix of representational and abstract images in the exhibit. Many have never been seen before. Join Brian Hallas, Amy Krick-Frank, Geanna Merola, Dug Smith, and Curator Ellen Martin as they celebrate the opening of the exhibit.
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Oyster Point Hotel, 146 Bodman Place, Red Bank, NJ.
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It’s a free event and everyone is invited. The show will run through Monday, October 31, 2022.

“Flowers” Exhibition Opening

“Flowers” – works by Pat Dunigan and Monica Loncola will be opening Friday, July 8th from 6 – 8 p.m. at the Oyster Point Hotel in Red Bank, NJ. The reception is a free event and we hope you can join us to meet the artists and curator Ellen Martin.

The two artists paint the same subject using different styles. Dunigan’s flowers are created in acrylic paintings that are free-wheeling, large, and gestural while Loncola’s are diminutive oil paintings with controlled brushstrokes. All of the work is beautiful.

“It was just time to offer a light and happy theme at the hotel, with gorgeous paintings of a subject that everyone can relate to,” says Martin.

Monica Loncola received her BFA in Studio Arts from Rosemont College and continued her studies at the Art Students League in NYC, among other institutions. Pat Dunigan got a teaching degree and studied languages and fine arts at Skidmore where she received her BS.

Opening Geanna Merola “Window Works”

Geanna Merola lived on Elizabeth Street in New York City for 17 years. During that time, she photographed the windows of the shops that lined the downtown streets, and eventually found her way to the lighting district in Lower Manhattan. Being drawn to patterns and the layering of imagery, she started recording the dream-like imagery of the hanging crystal lamps visible through the large glass panes. Geanna Merola, “Window Works” will open at the Oyster Point Gallery on Friday, June 3rd, 2022, at 6:00 p.m. There will be an artist talk on Sunday, 6/26 at 3:00 pm.

OPENING NIGHT : Elysia Forsyth: “At War With Myself: Mind vs Heart” Artist Exhibition

The Jersey Shore Arts Center welcomes Elysia Forsyth’s most recent art exhibition, “At War with Myself: Mind vs. Heart,” in the Main Lobby from May 7th to July 17th. Opening night is Friday, May 13th, from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. Opening night and Elysia Forsyth’s exhibition is free and open to the public as part of the nonprofit mission to provide Jersey Shore communities with accessible cultural engagement in the arts.
For more information, visit JerseyShoreArtsCenter.org.

Elysia Forsyth: “At War With Myself: Mind vs Heart” Artist Exhibition

The Jersey Shore Arts Center welcomes Elysia Forsyth’s most recent art exhibition, “At War with Myself: Mind vs. Heart,” in the Main Lobby from May 7th to July 17th. Opening night is Friday, May 13th, from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. Opening night and Elysia Forsyth’s exhibition is free and open to the public as part of the nonprofit mission to provide Jersey Shore communities with accessible cultural engagement in the arts.
For more information, visit JerseyShoreArtsCenter.org.

“Can Do!” Sculpture by Seward Johnson

This sculpture, “Can Do!” is on loan from The Seward Johnson Atelier. This first ever installation in our building is a cooperative endeavor between the two organizations in celebration of Women’s Empowerment Month. “Can Do!” By Seward Johnson ©2015, The Seward Johnson Atelier, Inc.

Small Art Show

The Small Art Show (SAS) is a unique chance to buy small works from leading New Jersey artists. Whatever you collect – paintings, photographs, ceramics, or sculpture – we’ll have a spray of each to enchant your eye and enhance your environment. It’s a two-day affair with different artists on Saturday and Sunday. Twice as nice.

Please bring your credit card or cash to complete your sales. If you’d like to make brunch or dinner reservations call 732-530-8200, and don’t forget to pick up your coupon for 15% off your meal.

This event is being put on by the Oyster Point Hotel in conjunction with the event team of Dawn DiCicco, Ellen Martin, and Sandy Taylor. It’s a free event, there is free parking, and the magnificent views of the Navesink: also free!

Second Annual Jersey Shore Arts Center Resident Art Exhibition

Visit the Jersey Shore Arts Center on February 18 at 6 PM for the opening night of our Second Annual Resident Art Exhibit! This Exhibition will run from February 18 to April 30. It can be viewed Mondays through Thursdays by appointment, or at an open viewing on Saturdays from 10 AM to 2 PM. To make an appointment, call the Main Office at 732-502-0050 or email nnappi@jerseyshoreartscenter.org.
Artists exhibiting are Nina Afrikano, Paul Bonelli, Joe Borzotta, Lil’ Bobby Duncan, Susan Cohen Harris, Molly Johnson, Vanessa Maestri, Nichole Nappi, Dominic Poon, Jeanne Power-Galli, Karen Starrett, and Mary Lu Wason.

Dawn DiCicco Abstractions: Opening Reception

With this solo exhibition, Oyster Point Hotel Vice President Kevin Barry and Ellen Martin, the Hotel’s Director of Art Programming welcome Dawn DiCicco as a 2022 Artist in Residence (AIR). Ms. DiCicco received her BFA at the University of Arizona where she studied fine arts and graphic design. She now lives in New Jersey and paints at the Art Hive in Red Bank.

Everyone is invited to this free event, but for safety considerations, it is a timed event. Please reserve your ticket by clicking on the link below. Masks are requested.

In 2011, after working as a graphic designer, Ms. DiCicco decided to concentrate on painting and started taking classes with James Kent at the Guild of Creative Art in Shrewsbury, NJ. This exhibit contains paintings from those early days but is primarily comprised of work completed in 2021. The earliest paintings, “House Up High” and “Factory” from 2013, are good examples of Ms. DiCicco’s early work being gestural abstraction in style.

Paintings from 2019, such as “A Man Walks into a Bar” and “Pool Party” also contain spontaneous gestural marks and swooping lines. These lines and gestures serve to energize the composition. Color is a critical component of most abstract painting and early on Ms. DiCicco learned the benefit of using a controlled palette. Her current work is more hue-based containing subtle variations and delicate washes of one or two colors.

Ms. DiCicco’s primary medium is acrylic paint but her pieces may also include elements such as paper or pieces of musical scores. She is inspired by the color, shapes, and light in nature.

Ms. DiCicco has won numerous awards and honors. In 2013 she was selected for the Emerging Artist program at the Monmouth Museum. From 2014 to 2018 her work was accepted into the Monmouth Museum Annual Juried Exhibits. In 2018, she was awarded the Best Abstract prize from the Guild of Creative Art Annual Juried Show.

Ms. DiCicco has shown extensively throughout the central New Jersey region. She had a solo exhibition at the Hotel Tides in Asbury Park, showed at Gallery U in Westfield, and at the George Segal Gallery in Montclair in 2017. Along with three other artists, she was part of the “Something Wild”, at the Gallery at Thompson Park, NJ. Most recently, her work was accepted into “Journey”, at the Pollak Gallery, Monmouth University, in Long Branch NJ.