Letter from the President
Dear Fellow Members,
As we welcome in the month of November I can’t help but wonder where and how time is swiftly going by. You’ll be happy to know that we’ve had a very active and successful couple of months with classes, workshops and ongoing groups. By the time you read this November Newsletter we should have our new Website up and running, so please take advantage of viewing it. In addition our monthly Newsletter just keeps getting better, so please take the time to view it both on Constant Contact via email, and on our Website.
I am aware that by the time Members read this our bus trip to the Brandywine River Museum, home of Andrew Wyeth, Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, will have already taken place and we are all looking forward to a grand time and hopefully a beautiful Fall day as well.
I would like to add a short note about being a good neighbor. We have a very unique situation at the Guild as we are surrounded by residential homes with families who have been very tolerant of all that we do at the Ocean County Artists Guild which includes parking for all our Openings, Classes, Events, and arriving and leaving the Guild in general. Please, be aware of where and how you park your vehicle so it does not infringe on our neighbors property and blocking driveways. Good neighbors are hard to find, as we all know.
“Creativity Is Not A Hobby, It Is A Way Of Life”
Carol Ann Oporto – President OCAG
Calendar of Events
Nov 1, 2 (Wed,Thurs)
Nov 1 (Wed) 7 - 9:30 PM
Nov 5 (Sun): 1 - 4 PM
Nov 10 (Fri) 7 PM
Nov 17 (Fri) 7 PM
Nov 24 (Fri) 1 - 4 PM
Nov 28, 29, 30
In the Galleries in November
Reception November 5, 1 - 4 PM
Leslie Ovechka is an oil painter, watercolorist and printmaker. She is a native of New Jersey and has shown her works throughout the state as well as in Massachusetts and California. Recently she had the good fortune to travel to the Middle Kingdom.
Painting her lifetime, her work has been described as poetic and romantic. Ninetta paints wherever she goes and gets her inspiration as a plein air painter. In three seasons her “slice of heaven” locations have been: Sunsets of Barnegat Bay; Parks -Central & James Braddock; Venice, Italy (where she has sojourned solo several times to paint); Santa Fe, New Mexico and most recent Wrangler Brook, Toms River. During the winter months still-life becomes her subject - vase portraits & botanicals. The diverse works in this show are a few examples of a greater collection of its genre found on her website: www.ninettanappi.com.
Holiday Events in the Galleries
Our Holiday Season here at the Guild has always been a good success thanks to our members who participate. All our galleries will ablaze with holiday spirit. Our artist and crafters will fill the walls and tables with their offerings.
This year we are requesting that the studio display larger paintings, priced to sell. The theme suggested is “Your Spring Garden”. Galleries 1 & 11 will display gifts under $50.00, sure to please all buyers. Here will be handcrafted gift items seasonal and non-seasonal. Our Gift Shop as always will shine with wonderful artful gifts. The receiving of this work will be November 28,29 & 30. Our opening receptions is Saturday, December 2, 10-4. There will be light refreshments. Come and celebrate the Season with your good friends here at the Guild and do a little gift shopping.
In January the holiday art will remain up until January 31th. There will be no Reception this month.
OCAG CONCERT SERIES
We want to inform our membership that we are increasing our dues for 2018.
Attention All Artists