Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Comedy in Asbury Park

Spring is Here and with the warmer weather Asbury Park is already starting to fill up with new people, new events, and good times!

The BIGGEST event of the season is going to be GAYLARIOUS. This is a ONE NIGHT ONLY EVENT, this coming Saturday. Be sure to buy your tickets NOW! For advance tickets go to: www.awwmama.com

This over the top gay troupe of comedians has been hailed as the “next generation of gay comics”. Get ready for Chris Doucette, Jackie Monahan, Zach Toczynski and Claudia Cogan.

And, what night would be complete without a DJ? All night long we have one of the youngest and hottest up and coming DJ's spinning...DJ RICO. Get there early and stay late, because we have quite a night in store for you.

WHEN: Saturday, April 4, 2009
WHERE: The Wonder Bar, 1213 Ocean Ave, Asbury Park
TIME: Doors Open at 8 pm, Show Starts at 9 pm
$20 in Advance/ $25 at the Door

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

NJ Emerging Artists 2009-2010

The Monmouth Museum New Jersey Emerging Artist Series 2009-2010

The Monmouth Museum provides a unique and exciting opportunity for artists to showcase their work with its New Jersey Emerging Artists Series.
We are planning now for our Third Annual series of six one-person exhibitions. Each exhibition will run for one month during July, August and September 2009 and March, April, and June 2010. The exhibitions are open to any artist 18 or older and currently living in New Jersey, who has not been featured in a one-person exhibition in the State (this includes solo exhibitions in any public venue where work was exhibited over a period of three weeks, was publicized in the media, and was accompanied by an opening reception). Artists will be chosen by the Museum Exhibition Committee from submitted CDs. Work will be considered in all media, but the pieces must be wall-mountable, must be original creations by the artist, and produced within the last five years. Submission of work by Monmouth Museum members is free. Non-members must pay a non-refundable fee of $10 to submit CDs for consideration. Guidelines for entry and application forms are attached and may also be downloaded from the Museum's website: www.monmouthmuseum.org

INFO: 732-747-2266

Media Contact:
Julia Fiorino
Public Relations Coordinator
The Monmouth Museum

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Atlantic Artisans

You are invited to an Opening Reception
March 25th, 2009 6-8pm
"From the Hills to the Harbor"
Please be our guest.... This is a unique collection of paintings, portraying the beauty of Atlantic Highlands as seen through the eyes of our talented artisans. Atlantic Artisans strongly encourages you to take the time and see the beauty around you. We are all caught up in our busy everyday lives and trying to survive in these hard times. Art is proven to be relaxing and peaceful. We all need to see the beauty, peace and love in our world today.

PASTEL ARTISTS: Marge Levine, Anna Wainright, Candace Petersen
ACRYLIC ARTISTS: Michael McCrink, Liz Gembarski, Lynn Beedle
OIL ARTIST: Lauren Feury
WATERCOLOR ARTIST: Dorothy Ostermann

Email: info@atlanticartisans.com

68 First Avenue, Atlantic Highlands, NJ 07716

Gallery Hours:
Monday closed
Tuesday 11-5pm
Wednesday 11-5pm
Thursday 11-5pm
Friday 11-5pm
Saturday 10-4pm
Sunday closed

Nance S. Ciasca and Liz Gembarski
Atlantic Artisans, LLC

Monday, March 23, 2009

Belmar Arts Council Juried Art Show

Entries will be received Friday, March 27 from 5 to 8 pm and Saturday, March 28 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Boatworks, 608 River Road, Belmar, NJ.

Opening Reception:
April 4, 3:00 - 5:00 pm

Show Runs from April 4 - May 1, 2009

Artists should note that all artwork must be original and not previously exhibited in a BAC show. Two pieces per artist may be entered with the maximum of one piece to be accepted for exhibition. Acceptance is not guaranteed. The entry fee is $15 per piece for non-members or $10 per piece for BAC members. Sales of work are encouraged but not required. Art must be exhibit ready. Paintings, drawings and other work to be displayed on the walls must be WIRE for hanging or they will not be accepted. An entry form and complete details can be obtained online at belmararts.org.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Prismacolor Art Competition 2009

Claim your place.
Be the next winner of the Prismacolor Art Competition.
Your artwork could win you up to $5,000.

Complete the entry form with all required information, including a statement about the submitted Artwork or the inspiration for the Artwork that is up to a maximum of 100 words in length and upload a digital photograph of your Artwork in a .jpg format.

You can create an original piece of art using the materials/styles identified in one of the following categories:

- Colored Pencil
- Art Markers
- Graphite/Charcoal
- Pastels
- Cartooning/Manga
- Mixed Media (any combination of the above categories)

All entries must be received by 11:59 pm on 5/31/09

Friday, March 6, 2009

Monmouth Festival of the Arts 2009

contact: Marjorie Wold atwoldiem@aol.com
Monmouth Reform Temple
332 Hance Avenue, Tinton Falls, N.J. 07724
tel: 732-747-8278 fax: 732-747-9770
e-mail: festival@monmouthfestivalofthearts.com
November 13, 2008
39th Annual Monmouth Festival of the Arts Takes Place March 28- April 1 2009
The 39th Annual Monmouth Festival of the Arts, the region’s largest juried art show, begins on Saturday, March 28and extends through Wednesday, April 1 at Monmouth Reform Temple, 332 Hance Avenue in Tinton Falls. During these five days, the Monmouth Reform temple is transformed into a professionally appointed art museum. In addition to the displays of more than 3,000 paintings, crafts and jewelry, festival activities include artist demonstrations, children's programs, and evening series art lectures.

Tickets can be purchased for a one day event at $8 for adults ($5 for students and senior citizens.) Or a series ticket can be purchased for $18, entitling the holder to attend the show and its programs all week long. Proceeds from the Festival benefit the Monmouth Reform Temple; however, the show has grown to become a preeminent cultural community event in its promotion of the arts and art education.

The festival week begins with the elegant Gala Reception on Saturday, March 28 at 7:30 p.m. Gala goers can meet and converse with the artists displaying in the show. They also have a first chance opportunity to purchase the show’s art while enjoying wine, hors d’oeuvres and desserts. Tickets for the Gala are $65 at the doors or can be ordered for $60 by calling 732-747-8278 or 732-747-9365. Gala ticket holdersalso qualify as patron supporters of the Festival allowing them to attend the show and its special programs during the duration of the Festival.

During the week, area art lovers can enjoy the variety of art on display from more than 200 artists who hail from all over the Northeast. They can also attend several workshops given by the artists on the technique of their craft as well as an evening artists’ lecture series.Sunday during the Festival, is family day featuring children’s craft workshops and entertainment. The Festival also offers an educational symposium for teachers to earn continuing education credits. A special student artist display heralds the artwork of 11th grade students who competed for awards earlier
Pictured are displays from last year’s Monmouth Festival of the Arts.

This year’s festival begins on Saturday, March 28 and extends through Wednesday,
April 1 at Monmouth Reform Temple, 332 Hance Avenue in Tinton Falls. It is the
region’s largest juried art show.

Throughout the Festival, Le Petit Café provides soups, lunches, light suppers, snacks and desserts to hungry patrons. This year’s Show Designer is Maureen Welton, who brings to the Monmouth Festival of the Arts her vast experience in art and design. She served as MFA Show Designer from 1996 to 2002, after working several years as Assistant Show Designer. For more than 20 years, Ms. Welton owned and operated ‘Yesterdears’ Antique Shop in Rockland County, NY, where she managed inventory, coordinated displays, and designed windows. Her artwork has appeared at the New
York City Parks Art Exhibition in Manhattan, as well as various galleries in NY. She will be assisted in the MFA show by Jackie O’Keefe.
Group tours, led by artists or our trained docents, can be pre-arranged for Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday, and are available for schools (with adult supervision), seniors or other groups.

The Monmouth Festival of the Arts is hosted by Monmouth Reform Temple and is made
possible, in part, by the Monmouth County Arts Council through funding from the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders, the County Historical Commission, and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State a Partner Agency of the National Endowment of the Arts. For a complete schedule of events and times, visit the website,
www.monmouthfestivalofthearts.com, call 732-747-8278, or email to
festival@monmouthfestivalofthearts.com. Daily admission to all events for Adults is $8, Seniors (65+) and Students (through high school) $5. Series ticket, $18 (Sunday-Wednesday).