Letter from the President
I would just like to say a final Goodbye and Good Luck to Vic Lido and his gracious and lovely wife Linda. Thank you so much Linda for sharing Vic with us for so many years, and a huge thank you Vic for all you have done for the Guild. Denver is going to be so fortunate to have you and your family as residents. It was a great Fond Farewell/Birthday Party and we know you were pleased with turnout and show of affection by those who will miss you.
Come into the Guild to see our wonderful Solo Shows! Visit us whenever possible. I would add that our Monthly Demos have been quite successful and we hope to see you at the June demonstration of her vibrant watercolors by Rose Sinatra.
PLEASE HELP!!!! If you would, please take a look at our Volunteer Page and see if there is an area in which you might offer your help to keep Ocean County Artists Guild running. Just a few hours of your time whenever you can spare it would be such a great help to the Guild and it’s membership.
When coming to visit please don’t forget to pick up the 2017 Calendar of Events, mark your calendars and please join us.
We all have to remember there are always additions and updates on our Website, and this is a reminder to check back as often as possible at www.ocartistsguild.org
Calendar of Events
June 1 (Thurs)
June 4 (Sun)
June 9 (Fri) 7 PM
June 16 (Fri) 7 PM
June 20 (Tues) June 21 (Wed) June 22 (Thurs)
June 24 (Sat)
June 28 (Wed) 7 June 29 (Thurs):
June 28 (Wed) 7 PM
June 30 (Fri)
July 10 – 14 (Mon – Fri):
July 14 (Fri)
July 21 (Fri) 7 PM
July 26 (Wed) 7 PM
July 28 (Fri)
IN THE GALLERIES
Galleries I & II
A Very Special Show in June in All Galleries
A Special Themed Show, by our members only, all about Jersey. We live in an amazing state with many different landscapes and diversities. Our artists will capture their favorite places in all types of mediums. Here at the shore we have so very much to work with. Try to challenge your skills and views by exploring other parts of the state.
Here are a few ideas to consider: farmland and farm markets, horses, pine lands, state birds, state flowers, parks, skylines, historical towns and buildings, myths and legends (Jersey devil). If you can, a 4x6 photo inspiration can be hung with the artwork. Please consider smaller sizes of art to allow more work to be hung in the galleries, no larger than 24x34. There will be a small fee of $3.00 per entry to cover basic costs. Along with your entry will be a request to bring in a can or dry goods to go to the Monmouth and Ocean Counties Food Bank. There will be a voting fee of $1.00 to select “Best in Show”. This fee will go to a local charity decided by our Board members.
In the Studio Gallery
OCAG CONCERT SERIES
Demonstration in June
Wednesday, June 28th at 7:00pm
Rose Sinatra, a resident of Toms River, NJ, has focused exclusively on watercolor since 2001. Sinatra is a full-time artist and instructor since 2004. Her unique style and handling of the watercolor medium has won her awards in many regional and local art exhibitions, the latest being Best of Show for the 2009 TWSA (Transparent Watercolor Society of America) Exhibition and Best of Show for the 2016 OCAG (Ocean County Artist’ Guild) Exhibition. Sinatra’s paintings are held in private collections throughout the U.S.
Her admiration and inspiration comes from a variety of artists from both past and present. For technique, she gives credit to artists, teachers, students, workshops, books and DVDs. For the most influence and inspiration to create art, she credits our own dear Mother Nature.
A Los Angeles Times critic wrote; ‘Rockwellian innocence works its “candied charm in Rose Sinatra’s” “Liberty City” best describes how people view this artist’s work.
Artist Volunteers visit at the bedside to draw for the patient while having a conversation or help them to draw some pictures of their own. Artists are provided with art materials for drawing or painting. It is a happy distraction for those undergoing treatments. This time together is meaningful in so many ways.
If you can spend a few hours a week helping to make someone’s day brighter through the experience of art, please call Traci Barbieri 732.557.8000 x11303.
Volunteer work has many benefits of its own. Feel Good by Doing Good!