Friday, December 17, 2010

The Monmouth Museum

Friday Night is Shopping Night @ The Museum!
12/17 6-9 pm.
Enjoy a glass of wine as you shop for one-of-a-kind gifts by local artists!
Proceeds fund our educational programming. Bring your friends!!!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts & Sciences

In the Main Gallery
2010 Small Works Exhibit

Small Works Exhibition
On display through December 19th

This is your last week to avoid the Holiday crowds by doing all of your shopping at the LBIF! The LBIF's Small Works Exhibition features emerging artists as well as those with established reputations. Works can be carried out of the gallery the same day as purchase!

The LBIF's Main Gallery is open:
Thursday and Friday, December 16th & 17th, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday, December 18th & 19th, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Admission to the LBIF's Main Gallery is always FREE.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts & Sciences

2010 Small Works Exhibit

Small Works Exhibition
On display through December 20th

Avoid the Holiday crowds this weekend by doing all of your shopping at the LBIF! The LBIF's Small Works Exhibition features emerging artists as well as those with established reputations. Works can be carried out of the gallery the same day as purchase!

The LBIF's Main Gallery is open all weekend:
Friday, November 26th, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Saturday, November 27th, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Sunday, November 28th, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Admission to the LBIF's Main Gallery is always FREE.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Monmouth County Arts Council- Celebration of Excellence

Honoring Deborah Harry, Siobhan Fallon Hogan, Felipe Rose, TM Stevens
October 29th 7:00PM
McLoone's Supper Club, Asbury Park
Silent Auction, Cocktails, Hors d'oeuvres, Raw Bar, Pasta Station, Valet Parking. Performances & artwork by Monmouth County Artists. All proceeds benefit MCAC's community & arts program

Monday, October 18, 2010




Stephanie Clineman

Surflight Theatre

609-492-9477 ext. 211

Charlie Siedenburg, 551-655-0968



The popular star of the Food Network’s “Unwrapped”, and famed former host of Nickelodeon’s” Double Dare”, Marc Summers will co-host the Save the Surflight Open House, along with Broadway Producer and Surflight’s newly appointed Producing Artistic Director, Roy Miller at the Gables (212 Centre Street), in Beach Haven, on Saturday, October 23 from 12 Noon to 3pm.

Billed as "Fine Food and a Fabulous Fundraiser," this event which takes place at
The Gables Inn and Restaurant offers the perfect backdrop for Summers who serves as executive producer of the Food Network's “Dinner: Impossible” and hosts and judges “Ultimate Recipe Showdown”.
This exciting event is being held to assist in the ongoing fundraising efforts of the Surflight Theatre.

Along with an extravagant culinary feast, guests will be invited to take part in a silent auction. Items up for bid will include:

* Exclusive Opening Night Tickets to “The Pee-wee Herman Show” on Broadway in New York City along with VIP passes to the cast party afterwards and a personal introduction by the show’s producers Roy Miller and Tim Laczynski (Surflight’s newly appointed CFO) to the one and only Pee-wee Herman - Paul Reubens and the entire cast.
* Tickets to the current Broadway revival of “West Side Story” followed by a backstage tour led by the show's Producer Roy Miller.
* And many more exciting items…

Guests will also enjoy live music and entertainment by surprise Surflight Theatre performers.

Tickets are selling fast so call now to reserve today and join Marc Summers and Roy Miller at The Gables for an afternoon of food, entertainment and fun!

All proceeds benefit Surflight Theatre.

TICKETS ARE $35 each and are tax-deductible

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2010 12NOON – 3:00PM




For more information visit:

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Thompson Park Creative Arts Center Show & Sale

Sat, Nov 13th & Sun Nov 14th, 2010
11am - 6pm

Creative Arts Center
Thompson Park
805 Newman Springs Rd
Lincroft, Nj 07738

Join us as we celebrate the original artwork of our students and instructors

or call 732.842.4000 x 4343
for more information.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Benefit for the Surflight Theatre

Southern Ocean Chamber's Night of Networking to Benefit Surflight Theatre, October 20
Speed and Casual Networking to Benefit Surflight Theatre at TGI Friday’s in Manahawkin on October 20 beginning at 5:30pm. ALL ARE INVITED $20 per person with all proceeds to presented to Surflight

Oct 08, 2010 – Come join your fellow chamber members and friends for an entertaining and structured opportunity to broaden your network base as well as save our local landmark the Surflight Theatre. Surflight announced that if they do not receive $500,000 by October 31 they will be forced to close. In support for the theater, Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a Night of NETWORKING event to benefit Surflight on Wednesday, October 20, 2010 in partnership with TGI Friday’s Rt 72, Manahawkin beginning at 5:30pm.

Everyone is invited to attend! Stop by to make a donation or stay for the evening. The Networking event will be structured with an optional organized rotation where participants engage in a 2 minute multiple mini-meetings with 1-on-1 conversations with other professionals or if casual networking is preferred sit back and enjoy TGIF hospitality, apps and cash bar. Make sure you bring your business cards!

5:30 - 6:00PM: Check-In and General Mixing
6:00 - 7:00PM: Speed Networking and Mixing
7:00PM: Donation presentation to Surflight

RSVP to the Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce (609) 494 7211

Wednesday, October 6, 2010


Surflight Theatre
invites the community to step into the spotlight on October 9th
Monday, October 4, 2010 — You’ve heard the story - now Surflight Theatre wants to hear from YOU!On Saturday, October 9th from 10:00am to 12:00pm, Surflight Theatre will host a town meeting to take questions and thoughts from the community. As previously announced, the not-for-profit theatre must raise $500,000 by October 31st or the doors to the 61 year old theatre will be forced to close. The public is invited to meet with the theatre’s newly appointed Producing Artistic Director Roy Miller, along with Board President Gene Hammond and the Surflight Board of Trustees and staff. In a recent statement, Hammond said “we encourage any and all questions from the community as we reorganize and try to get the theatre back on solid financial footing.” Miller plans to reveal his initial plans for next season as well as initiatives that have already been implemented to keep costs under control. “We have a lot of exciting plans in store for everyone next season, but we need to get there first,” said Miller. “This crisis is very real, but when we get through it, Surflight has the opportunity to be one of the top not-for-profit theatres in the country. That is what we are asking everyone to invest in – not a sinking ship.” Miller, who has a long list of Broadway producing credits to his name including the recent West Side Story revival, is no stranger to the not-for-profit arena, having produced over 80 shows at Paper Mill Playhouse back in its heyday.Surflight Theatre has served the community for over 60 years, and now YOU have the opportunity to play a starring role in making sure that the Theatre continues to entertain audiences and educate artists for generations to come.For more information, visit

Monday, October 4, 2010

Press Release- Jersey Devil Art Exhibit & Reception

What: Jersey Devil Art Exhibit Reception
When: Thursday, October 14, 2010 / 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Where: Toms River Branch

CONTACT: Megan Ruisch / Information Services
(732) 349-6200 xt. 5100

Library Art Reception Honors State Folk Legend

TOMS RIVER – On Thursday, October 14th, the Ocean County Library will host an art reception for “Visions of the Jersey Devil”, a group exhibit honoring the 275th birthday of New Jersey’s favorite mythical mascot.

The exhibit showcases imaginative portraits of the Jersey Devil created by eight local artists. Artworks range in style from traditional to modern to comic-book. Many poke affectionate fun at the popular folk legend, while others draw inspiration from historic eyewitness accounts.

Visitors to the Toms River Branch on October 14th are invited to join the fun in McConnell from 6:00-8:00 pm. Activities will include trivia, audiovisual presentations, and refreshments—including a “275th Birthday Cake” for the Jersey Devil.

Originating in 1735, the legend of the Jersey Devil has fascinated the Garden State for close to three centuries. Hundreds of state residents claim to have seen the Jersey Devil in its natural habitat, the Pine Barrens. After decades of notoriety, “Mother Leeds’ 13th Child” has earned the loyalty of many New Jersey natives, who view the creature as an enduring state symbol.

This program is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact the Toms River branch of the Ocean County Library at (732)349-6200 xt. 5100, or visit

Friday, October 1, 2010

Guild of Creative Art

The Guild of Creative Art's 18th Annual
Open Juried Show Opening Reception
October 3rd 2010 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
The Guild of Creative Art presents one of their biggest shows of the year, the state "18th Annual Open Juried Show" Featuring many talented artists of the tri-state area. In the studio: Sangita Phadke along with her students of pastel
Location: Guild of Creative Art, 620 Broad Street, Shrewsbury, NJ 07702
Phone: 732-741-1441
Tickets: Free

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Dichroic Glass Classes-Thompson Pk Creative Arts Center

Dichroic glass contains multiple micro-layers of metal oxides which make the glass shimmer and sparkle. Get to know the tools and processes for cutting, shaping and fusing glass while making a beautiful piece of jewelry. An additional fee of approximately $25 for materials is required. Instructor: Yvonne Yaar

One 2-Hr Session $16.00 Per Person

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Monday, September 27, 2010

A Resume!

"My hope is to land in an arts or education related position with a focus on project coordination, but I am always open to other possibilites."


OBJECTIVE To obtain a project coordinator position where I am able to utilize my creativity, organizational skills, and writing ability to make a positive contribution to the organization.

WORK HISTORY Ballet Forte at Wings Conservatory, Inc., Chester, NJ 2009 - present

Director of Operations for Ballet Forte, a pre-professional audition based dance conservatory training a select group of students who plan to pursue a career in dance.
· Direct and coordinate the operation of Ballet Forte; formulate policies, manage finances, and plan the use of materials and human resources.
Matheny Medical and Educational Center, Peapack, NJ 2007 - 2009
Special Projects Coordinator for the Arts Access Program, an alternative fine arts program for individuals with complex developmental disabilities located in a teaching hospital and premier private school.

Organized and expedited special projects and events; arranged and oversaw use of arts center facility; drafted and edited written material about program.

Mount Prospect School, Basking Ridge, NJ 2000 - 2006
Fifth Grade Teacher, Mentor, Enrichment Class Instructor for one of New Jersey’s 31 Great Elementary Schools; Mount Prospect School is among New Jersey’s top 10% in passing rates on standardized tests.
Designed and implemented lessons in language arts, math, science, and social studies; led integration of technology into numerous areas of curriculum.

State Theatre, New Brunswick, NJ 1998 - 2004
Front of House Staff for an 1,800 seat theater hosting a variety of national and international performances, serving over 300,000 patrons each year.
Provided customer service and assisted patrons with tickets and seating.

Zimmerli Art Museum, New Brunswick, NJ 1998 – 2001
Education Consultant & Art Camp Manager for an art museum located on the Rutgers University campus with a total of 50,000 works.
· Created museum’s monthly interactive family art program; researched and formulated child-friendly activities for museum’s learning center.
2000 Ed.M., Early Childhood/Elementary Education, 4.0 GPA
Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
1996 B.A., Anthropology/Archaeology, 3.9 GPA (Summa Cum Laude)
Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY

Implemented marketing plans, including press releases, public service announcements, and newsletter production for commercial and nonprofit organizations
Facilitated team meetings and conference calls
Drafted and edited reports, solicitation materials, and grants
Researched funding sources for nonprofit organizations
Recruited volunteers to serve as mentors for at risk youth
Drafted museum’s monthly interactive family art program
Presented material at faculty meetings
Researched and formulated child-friendly activities for museum’s learning center
Wrote and published newsletters and articles for business, schools, and nonprofit organizations
Created and taught lessons in language arts, math, science, and social studies
Produced large-scale stage productions at New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Bickford Theatre, George Street Playhouse, Crossroads Theatre
Managed publication of a children’s book
Spearheaded production of a documentary film
Planned and directed major events and fundraisers for nonprofit organizations and schools involving various departments and local news organizations
Coordinated use of arts center facility among various departments and outside entities
Managed fifth grade classroom at a top-rated NJ public school
Supervised student teacher and served as mentor for first year teacher
Coordinated special events, workshops, and recreational activities
Trained and supervised volunteers for projects and special events
Interviewed candidates for employment

Maintained financial records using QuickBooks Pro
Cataloged artwork and launched database using FileMaker Pro
Designed PowerPoint presentations
Maintained database of volunteers, contributors, and board members
Developed school’s fifth grade Web page
Composed Web quest entitled Civil War Women
Directed students in numerous Web-based research projects and multimedia presentations

HONORS Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society in Education
Graduate School of Education Alumni Association Award, Fall 1999
Phi Beta Kappa National Honor Society
Golden Key National Honor Society

ACTIVITIES Huntington Learning Center, Tutor
New Jersey Arts Collaborative (NJAC), Vice President
Cultural Access Network of New Jersey (CAN), Committee Member
Mount Prospect Home-School Council, Representative
Mount Prospect Social Committee, Co-chairperson
Mount Prospect Character Education Committee, Representative

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Olde Time Antiques & Collectibles Faire

The Ocean County Historical Society will be hosting its 24th Olde Time Antiques & Collectibles Faire on Saturday, September 4, 2010 from 9:00 AM to 4: 00 PM, rain or shine. The event will be held at the Ocean County Parking Garage between Hadley and Hooper Avenues Toms River.
Bring your family to this popular event that will include food, antique appraisals at $5.00 per item, enjoy the offerings of talented musicians from the Music Academy of Toms River, early craft demonstrators, and the works of seven local artists in the Artists’ Garden. The Pineland Engine Club and antique cars will also be on display. Free tours of the OCHS Museum and its current exhibition, “World War II: A Look Back from Ocean County”, are available. Test your luck to win the 50/50 Raffle! You won’t want to miss the excitement from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.
For information call 732-341-1880 or visit our website

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Anique Taylor- Monmouth Museum

Monmouth Museum: New Jersey Emerging Artists Series: Anique Taylor -
Mixed Media
August 20 - September 19, 2010
Exhibition Opening Reception
6:00 - 8:00 pm
This exhibition features mixed media sculptures rich in color and detail that are psychological portraits of women in various stages of their lives.
Artist's Gallery Talk September 15, 2010
7:00 - 8:00 pm
Opening Reception and Artist's Gallery Talk Free and Open to the public.
The Monmouth Museum, Newman Springs Road, On the Brookdale Community College Campus, 732-747-2266;

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Need Artists for Fresh Air Fair!!!

Gallery 1603
1603 Long Beach Blvd, Surf City (LBI), NJ 08008

Only a couple more openings available! Act fast!

Sunday Aug 22, 9am - 3pm
Rain date: Aug 29

local HANDMADE art and craft work -
art demos- face painting- storytime - great food-
music- lots of art and fun for the whole family

If you are interested in being a vendor
contact: or
call: 609.494.1699
deadline Aug 15th

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Ocean County Library- Toms River exhibiting artist: Clifford Maddox

The Toms River Branch has a very special artist in our galleries this month. His name is Clifford Maddox, and his exhibit of abstract art is entitled “Reality of Abstraction”. He’ll be holding a reception in:

McConnell Gallery

Thursday July 29th

6:00-8:00 pm

Ocean County Library

101 Washington St., Toms River, NJ 08753-7625

Telephone: 732-349-6200

Susan Quinn, Director
July 14, 2010


Monday, July 12, 2010


Upcoming classes at Idiosyncrazies
Point Pleasant, NJ, 08742

Fused Glass Jewelry - Friday, July 16th 6:30 - 8:30PM
(and in case you can't make that one, another one held on Thursday, July 22 2:00 - 4:00 PM!)***

Visiting Artist / Teacher: Yvonne Yaar

The glass-working technique know as “fusing” involves melting pieces of glass
(layered on top of one another) together in a kiln at tempatures typically in excess of 1200ยบ F. The end result is a new piece of glass. In jewelry making, we will focus on pendants or earrings, whichever the student chooses. THe techniques for design, cutting glass, grinding it for shaping and smooth edges- all part of the process taught and discussed in class. You can ask questions for more detailed information or just sit back and enjoy the process.

*** Each piece is taken to Yvonne's studio for the kiln process. Therefore allow a week for pick up unless other special arrangements are made with the artist (pick up sooner, different location, mailing to your home address for $7 fee, etc) You will be given a small tube of high quality craft/glass glue and will be responsible for attaching your jewelry bails. These bails are included with the cost of the class, no additional purchases necessary.

About the Artist: Simply put, Yvonne has a passion for glass. She became a full time artist approximately 4 years ago. She has taken classes at Salem Community College in Carney's Pt, NJ; one of the few entities in the USA that offers a Bachelor's Degree in Glass Art. She was on the Dean's list when she attended and she also took a class at Urban Glass in Brooklyn, NY. However, she is primarily self-taught. She has a BS from Indiana University in Interior Design, with a minor in Business Administration. She exhibits and sells from multiple galleries, museums, and boutiques in the Tri-State area {NY, NJ, &PA]. In 2009, Yvonne was honored by The Monmouth Museum as one of "New Jersey's Emerging Artists".

Friday, July 9, 2010

Auditions! Singers Wanted


Singers Wanted 2010 Sinatra Birthday Bash
The Sinatra Birthday Bash is a musical celebration of Frank Sinatra in honor of what would have been his 95th birthday. Eight to ten of New Jersey's finest saloon singers, selected specifically for this show, will take the stage of the historic Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank, NJ, backed by the Red Bank Jazz Orchestra. The RBJO is a 17-piece professional Big Band under the musical direction of Joe Muccioli, who Jazzwise Magazine says works with, "A maximum of authenticity." The Sinatra Birthday Bash is not a costume and wig show. It's a sincere, respectful tribute in song to one of NJ's most famous sons. Those of you selected, no doubt the finest singers working in NJ today, will sing the great songs of the American Songbook, and many of the tunes associated with Sinatra during his long career.
AUDITION & SHOW INFO: This year a brand new cast of featured vocalists, plus a possible back-up singing group that we call "the Sinatra Guys and Dolls," will be selected for the show. Males, females, small vocal ensembles and talented performers of all ages are encouraged to apply. Each featured vocalist will perform two songs (one on each set) w/ the band, & participate in the opening number & the finale. Performers must attend rehearsals with the Musical Director as needed, & a whole cast staging rehearsal with piano accompaniment on a date TBA, & the dress rehearsal at 2:00 PM on Friday, December 10, 2010 & the show on the same date at 8:00 PM. Featured vocalists will receive an honorarium of $250 per singer or ensemble. Backup singers will receive $100 per singer. Audition is by CD (not in person).
Send a resume, head shot, & audio CD containing three recordings (songs) of your work in the Sinatra style to: Numa Saisselin, CEO, Count Basie Theatre, 99 Monmouth Street, Red Bank, NJ 07701

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Linnea Tober

Linnea Tober -Solo Show, "Photographs and Mixed-media works on Canvas"
Monmouth Beach Cultural Center
128 Ocean Avenue
Monmouth Beach, NJ
Hours: Wed-Sat 10-2pm.
(732) 229-4527

Saturday, July 3, 2010


July 10th 2010 7:00 PM
The tale follows the beautiful princess Giselle (Amy Adams) as she is banished by an evil queen (Susan Sarandon) from her magical, musical animated land - and finds herself in the gritty reality of the streets of modern-day Manhattan.
Location: Algonquin Arts, 173 Main Street, Manasquan, NJ 08736
Phone: 732-528-9211
Tickets: FREE

Friday, July 2, 2010

Call to Artists

Creating Art this Weekend?
Why not create a piece for SICA's upcoming Exhibit?
September 4th 2010 to November 12th 2010 5:00 PM
New!: 7th Annual International Juried Exhibition @ SICA, The Shore Institute of the Contemporary Arts
Submission Deadline: Friday July 30, 2010
Location: 20 Third Avenue, Long Branch, NJ 07740
Phone: 732-263-1121

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Film One Fest

Dear Potential FilmOneFest Artist Vendor,

Thank you for your interest in participating, as an artist vendor in the second annual FilmOneFest, Saturday, July 17, 2010, in the beautiful Atlantic Highlands Marina in historic Atlantic Highlands, NJ. The FREE festival will feature one-minute videos and films from local, national and international filmmakers. Due to last years success, we have decided to add food and fine art vendors to the mix, enhancing an already exciting experience for all attendees.


STREET FAIR: 2-6pm, 1st Avenue, Music, Food and Vendors
FILM FESTIVAL: Music: 7pm; Film: 9pm FREE! Popcorn, Food & Art for sale
RAIN/HIGH WIND VENUE: Moved to the Charles Hesse Parish Center, 55 South Ave., AH
AWARDS RECEPTION: Sunday, July 18, 11am-1pm, $15 ea. Julia's Restaurant, 91 First Ave., AH
ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS FOOD PANTRY: Non perishable food donations accepted at all events


1. Booth Size: 20’ x 10’, located on black top, Simon Lake Drive (near Senior Citizen’s Center)

2. Hours of Artist Operation: 7:00pm – 9:30 pm (set-up between 6:00 pm and 6:30 pm – breakdown when screening begins)

3. Set-up: 6:00 pm

a. Rental Fee: $35.00 p/space

b. Exclusive to the first fourteen (14) participants, first-come, first-serve

c. Each vendor will sell fine art items unique to their own booth

d. Each vendor must provide a list of what they are selling (see included form)

e. Included in booth rental

i. General common area lighting

ii. Area for trash disposal

f. Electric Fee: $10

i. Generators are not allowed, due to noise and the disruption of the film screenings

ii. If you need electric please contact: Robert O’Connor, FilmOneFest Co-Chair, at

4. Artist Vendors must provide:

a. Trash bags for booth trash (we will advise later regarding the designated area for Borough pick up)

b. Bring you own tables, equipment, signage, and service

i. Everything must be kept within the space allotted

5. Rain/High Wind Venue: In the event the festival is moved to the back-up location, the following will take place:

a. Artist vendors will be given a designated area in the Cafeteria

6. Refunds will not be given due to any circumstance (vendor cancellation or change of venue). In the event of a venue change, booth rental will defer the cost of Housekeeping at the facility.


Contact: Dwayne Harris, Municipal Clerk – AH Borough Hall, 732-291-1444, x613

1. Festival at Street Fair:

· If you are interested in participating in the Street Fair, please contact Sherilyn Przelomski, Chamber of Commerce, at

2. Festival in Harbor: Complete attached registration form

3. Insurance Requirements:

· Contact: Beth 732-291-1444 x 611 at Atlantic Highlands Borough Hall with questions

· Certificate of Insurance

· Limits of liability (see attached form with conditions):

· Hold Harmless Agreement document

a. Businesses to be listed in Hold Harmless Statement: FilmOneFest, Atlantic Highlands Arts Council, Borough of Atlantic Highlands, Harbor Commission and St Agnes/Mother Teresa School

Thank you for your participation in the FilmOneFest, I look forward to working with you,


Norma V. Kornwebel

FilmOneFest Artist Vendor Chairperson

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Video Game Classes

Many students are familiar with Flash games found on gaming websites and now they have an opportunity to learn just how those games are created! Using Flash animation skills and employing a variety of Actionscript coding techniques, students can create a game of their own or a game using Small Factory characters.

Session 1: One week of classes, July 5 - 9, 2010, 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Session 2:
Tuesday evenings for 6 weeks starting July 6, 2010
Beginner class 5:15 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.
Advanced Class 6:15 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.
Additional classes as needed.

Each Session is $240.

Location: Small Factory, 560 STE-C River Road, Fair Haven, NJ, 07704

Instructor: Laura Gesin always enjoyed board games as a child. When she was in middle school, Atari released Pong and she was hooked on video games! Space Invaders and Missile Command soon took up most of Laura’s time, and she admits her grades may have suffered in college due to Asteroids. After earning an English degree, she worked in marketing for almost a decade before going back to school to pursue a career in computer programming. She spent some time in corporate America but took advantage of the internet boom of the 90s to take hers skills online. There she discovered the world of online gaming and it wasn’t long before she learned Flash and was creating her own games. When the internet bubble burst, Laura turned to teaching. At Communications High School in Wall, NJ, she’s taught everything from Web Design to Game Programming in Flash, and now she’s bringing her expertise and love of gaming to Small Factory Productions!

To Register, please contact the instructor at

Shore Screenwriting Seminar

July 6 - August 5, 2010, Tuesday - Thursday, 1 - 3 p.m., $300 for 5 week session at The Showroom

A 5 week intensive overview of the process & art of screenwriting, this fun and immersive seminar consists of screening of features & shorts, film analysis & discussion as well as a writing workshop, all culminating in a live reading of one of your short scripts. Led by screenwriting & film instructors with over 10 years experience, this seminar begins each week with the analysis of a film in a specific genre, continues with guided analysis of the screenplay, & culiminates in original character & scene development.

Download registration form & mail to:

c/o The Showroom
708 Cookman Avenue
Asbury Park, NJ 07712

Enclose $60 deposit check made out to VoxPopNJ
Balance due on first day of seminar.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

At the Show Room in Asbury Park

Saturday, June 5
2p Leather Shorts (NR)
In association with the ForePlayNJ Block Party

7:30p Selections from the FilmOneFest '09 (NR); more info
Special presentation by Festival Director Robert O'Conner: "It's a Revolution"

Saturday, June 5 -
10p ImprovComedyJam - LIVE EVENT more info

$10 admission - Purchase Tickets.

Friday, May 28, 2010

This Weekend in Asbury Park, NJ !

Friday, May 28
Billy Hector
8:00 pm
All ages admitted, 21 to drink. $10.00 cover charge
Wonder Bar - 1213 Ocean Avenue
Just Alilbit
10:00 pm
For more information visit
Brickwall - 522 Cookman Avenue
Joe Wymer
For more information visit
Twisted Tree - 609 Cookman Avenue
Michael Scotto & Stringbean & The Stalkers
6:00 pm - Michael Scotto
7:00 pm - Stringbean & The Stalkers
The Sand Witch - Boardwalk at Third Avenue (Next to Mini Golf)
Ben E King
7:30 pm & 9:30 pm
Today, many years after making his first musical mark with the Drifters, Ben E King's voice remains one of the most impressive instruments in music history. Ben E King was one of the original inductee's of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio. He continues to tour world-wide, makes frequent television appearances and performed at President Clinton's inauguration. With such hits as "Stand By Me", "Spanish Harlem", "Amore", and "Save The Last Dance for Me" and many more his voice is recognizable to many generations. Ticket price $37.50 per person. Premier Card Members $30.00. Doors open at 6 pm for dinner. For more information visit or call 732-774-1400.
McLoone's Supper Club - Fifth Avenue Pavilion
The Asbury Park 45 Sessions
9:00 pm
DJ Prestige, Larry Grogan, DJ Bluewater, M. Fasis, Devil Dick Spinning 7" all night. 18+ with ID. Admission $5. For more information visit
Asbury Lanes - 209 Fourth Avenue
Jar City
6:00 pm and 8:00 pm
An elderly man is found murdered in his basement flat. Inspector Erlendur and his crew don't have much to go by in the investigation, but a photograph of a young girl's grave gives them a lead. They discover that many years ago the victim was accused, though not convicted, of horrible crimes. Did the old man's past come back to haunt him? As Erlendur reopens this very cold case, he follows a trail of unusual forensic evidence, uncovering secrets that are much larger than the murder of one old man - with clues knit into the genetic bloodline of an entire country. Drama, NR, 94 min, Icelandic/English Subtitles.
For more information call 732-502-0472 or visit
The ShowRoom - 708 Cookman Avenue
Tara Eliot & the Red Velvets
10:00 pm
All ages. For more information call 732-455-3275
Langosta Lounge - Third Avenue Pavilion
Featuring Doug Mikula and special guests. Tickets $10. All ages, 21 to drink. For more information call 732-502-0600 or visit
Stone Pony - 913 Ocean Avenue
Saturday, May 29
7:00 pm
An exhibit featuring the best in contemporary and international erotic art. Opening reception 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm. The exhibit runs through June 30th. Featured Artists: Morgan Slade, Jordan Eagles, Erin Frost, Francesco D'Isa, Jan van Rijn, Joe Oppedisano, Carolyn Weltman, Ellen Stagg, Tom Bianchi, Aaron Cobbett, Jody Thompson, Joka, Karim Hamid, Nicola Filippo, Valerio Piebattista, Sarah Potter, Beatrice Morabito, Lily Eichert, Pete Pederson , Vivienne Maricevic & Porkchop. For more information call 732-869-0606 or visit

Parlor Gallery - 717 Cookman Avenue
Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons
7:00 pm
A Benefit for the Boys & Girls Club of Monmouth County. Tickets $49 to $249. For advance ticket call 732-775-7862 or email

Paramount Theatre - 1300 Ocean Avenue
One Eyed Jack
8:00 pm
All ages admitted, $5 cover, 21 to drink.
Wonder Bar - 1213 Ocean Avenue
Joe Miller & Jo Wymer
Joe Miller at 6:00 pm
Jo Wymer at 7:00 pm
The Sand Witch - Boardwalk at Third Avenue (next to Mini Golf)
Jar City
6:00 pm and 8:00 pm
An elderly man is found murdered in his basement flat. Inspector Erlendur and his crew don't have much to go by in the investigation, but a photograph of a young girl's grave gives them a lead. They discover that many years ago the victim was accused, though not convicted, of horrible crimes. Did the old man's past come back to haunt him? As Erlendur reopens this very cold case, he follows a trail of unusual forensic evidence, uncovering secrets that are much larger than the murder of one old man - with clues knit into the genetic bloodline of an entire country. Drama, NR, 94 min, Icelandic/English Subtitles. For more information call 732-502-0472 or visit
The ShowRoom - 708 Cookman Avenue
ImprovComedy Jam
10:00 pm
For 18 years Improv Jam has been a leader in the underground movement to cultivate New Jersey comedy for the masses, creating a unique performance environment that includes every aspect of comedy. Throughout that time their weekly shows have highlighted sketch, improvisation and stand-up comedy giving audiences the opportunity to experience multiple forms of comedy in one evening.

It is this mixture of the various forms of comedy that makes the Improv Jam Comedy Lab unique. Gaps between the various styles of comedy are bridged for performer and audience member alike. Performers from within Improv Jam's ranks and from the community at large have the rare opportunity to stretch their talents across multiple forms of entertainment in a nurturing environment while audiences are challenged to expand their horizons and educated in forms of comedy they may be less familiar with. Tickets $20. For more information call 732-502-0472 or visit
The ShowRoom - 708 Cookman Avenue
Soul Clap Dance Competition
8:00 pm
Hosted by Jonathan Toubin, with special guest Jello Biafra, DJ Jack the Ripper and celebrity judges. Tickets $6, 18 and over 21 to drink. For more information visit
Asbury Lanes - 209 Fourth Avenue
WRXP Free Summer Kickoff Party
12:00 Noon
Last Perfect Thing, The Sunday Blues, Jon Caspi, Colie Brice and the New Age Blues Experience. Free Admission, all ages 21 to drink. For more information call 732.502.0600 or visit
Stone Pony - 913 Ocean Avenue
WRXP Free Show with Jesse Malin
7:00 pm
John Eddie, Midnight Electric (formerly Outside the Box) inside on the Pony stage following the afternoon event. Free Admission, all ages 21 to drink. For more information call 732.502.0600 or visit
Stone Pony - 913 Ocean Avenue
Sonny Ken Blues Combo
11:00 pm
Langosta Lounge - Third Avenue Pavilion
Tim McLoone & The Shirleys
8:00 pm
Tickets $10. For more information visit
McLoone's Supper Club - Fifth Avenue Pavilion

Monday, May 24, 2010

Jams In The City Entertainment

SATURDAY & SUNDAY, AUGUST 28 & 29, 2010 in Vineland, NJ
Jams In The City Entertainment & the Boys & Girls Club Of Vineland are again teaming up to present thousands of men, women and children in family groupings with a weekend of entertainment, culture, relaxation and togetherness. Display, demonstrate and sell your products and services to an enthusiastic and receptive audience.
The festival is scheduled to take place from 12noon to 8pm each day in Giampietro Park.

• 10 X 10 booth space Exhibitor Spaces located at various locations inside the Park

• Free event open to the public B.Y.O.G. – Bring Your Own Generator
A. Craft vendor/exhibitor......$100 per day / $150 both days
B. Food vendor......$200 per day / $300 both days
C. Corporate exhibitor......$300 per day / $500 both days
To further inquire about this vendor/exhibitor opportunity, please call Dorian Gilmer at 609-813-1250.
JAM IN THE PARK MARDI GRAS FESTIVAL AUGUST 28 & 29, 2010 Giampietro Park, Vineland, NJ
A festive and entertaining atmosphere of music, performers, vendors, exhibitors, food, treats and fun will be presented all day to attract thousands of consumers. Please complete the following information and submit your payment asap!
First Name___________________________________ Last Name_______________________________ Phone____________________________________ E-Mail__________________________________ Best Time(s) to Reach You_________________________ Address______________________________________ City, State, Zip_________________________________
Business Name______________________________________________________
Briefly Describe Product(s) and/or Service(s) ___________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________________
How Many People Will Be Working Your Booth? ____________________________________
(1) I/we agree to participate in JAM IN THE PARK FESTIVAL, managed by JAMS IN THE CITY ENTERTAINMENT. I/we understand that I /we will have access to consumers for approx. eight (8) hours 12noon-8pm each day for up to 2 days. First come first-served, and may only be reserved with a signed agreement accompanied by full payment. Total space fees are due to accompany this form unless otherwise agreed to by event organizer. All spaces are: 10 x 10 ft. and vending operations must be contained within contracted space.
(2) I/we understand that the booth cannot be shared with other businesses and all items displayed must be approved by JAMS IN THE CITY. I/we will comply and be responsible for all local and state permit requirements and all Merchantile, Health Dept. & Fire Dept. regulations.
(3) Please reserve the indicated number of space(s) for me/us on the date(s) indicated at JAM IN THE PARK:
Circle Choices and Then Indicate Date(s) and Number of Tables or Booths X Vendor Fee = Amount Due DEADLINE FOR RESPONDING WITH PAYMENT IS JULY 1, 2010. FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED. Rates Per 10 X 10 Space (indicate your choice(s))
A. Craft Vendor/Exhibitor......$100 per day / $150 both days (___)Sat, 8/28/10 + (___)Sun, 8/29/10 X _________ space(s) X $___________ = $___________________
B. Food Vendor......$200 per day / $300 both days (___)Sat, 8/28/10 + (___)Sun, 8/29/10 X _________ space(s) X $___________ = $___________________
C. Corporate Exhibitor......$300 per day / $500 both days (incl. 2 tickets to Fri. MG Bash) (___)Sat, 8/28/10 + (___)Sun, 8/29/10 X _________ space(s) X $___________ = $___________________
(4) Signature __________________________________ Date ____________ Total Amt. Enclosed $_______________
Vendor / Exhibitor Booth Registration
Contact Information
Business Information
By My Signature Below:
MAIL COMPLETED FORM & PAYMENT TO: DORIAN GILMER, P.O. Box 1502, Atlantic City, NJ 08404-1502

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Art for Stripes 2010

To support wounded Soldiers and other heroes returning home from the battlefield, International Arts Movement and Reflections of Generosity are working together to create a CD with songs about restoration and healing by recording artists Christa Wells, Christy Tennant, Kyla Kelsey, Lief Liebmann, and other musicians. In order to make every CD special, we plan on including original artwork inside the cover of each CD. Our goal is to have five hundred art pieces by July 31, 2010.

Selected cards will be exhibited in Katterbach Germany for the 9-11 memorial ceremony. These will be shown in conjunction with the traveling Reflections of Generosity exhibit.

Size: 4.75" x 4.75" (must fit into CD jewel case)
Surface: Card stock or paper
Medium: Any medium that does not interfere with CD
Fee: None (donations through are appreciated)
You may submit as many cards as you like. Please put personal words of encouragement, a poem, or anything else you think would be appropriate on the back of the cards.

Please send completed cards to:
Art for Stripes
Gerda Liebmann
1 William Street
Highlands, NJ 07732

For information about Reflections of Generosity, please contact:
Ron Kelsey
Nonprofit Artist
Military Liaison for the Arts

Friday, May 21, 2010

Who Owns Your Tattoo

The following was cut and pasted from Fran Ashton Law, with her permission

Who owns your tattoo?

The author or creator of an original work automatically owns the copyright. Copyright protection is automatic and begins when the work is created, but to fully protect your interests, you need to register your copyright with the Copyright office in order to sue for copyright infringement and to sue for statutory damages and attorney fees.

A tattoo artist can register his work for a copyright.

To be copyrighted, a work must be “fixed” and “original.” “Fixed” means that the work has been embodied in a form that is sufficiently permanent or stable long enough that it may be perceived, reproduced, or communicated. “Original” means the work was not copied from another and the work was more than merely trivial.

If the customer and the tattoo artist together create the design, they may be co-owners of the copyright.

If a tattoo artist has copyrighted the tattoo design you choose to have etched on your body, then the fact that the artist permanently affixes his copyrighted design on your body does not transfer to you the rights protected by copyright. Nor does that transfer ownership of any part of your body to the tattoo artist. That is because ownership of a copyright, or of any of the exclusive rights under a copyright, is distinct from ownership of any material object in which the work is embodied.

If you and the tattoo artist, or other owner of the copyright, sign an agreement transferring the copyright to you, then you own the copyright.

In recent cases, some have argued that the customer owned the copyright because the tattoo was a “work for hire”. If a work is made for hire, the employer (other person for whom the work was prepared) is considered the author for purposes of copyright, and owns all of the rights protected by copyright, unless the parties have expressly agreed otherwise in a written contract signed by them.

However, the legal definition likely excludes tattoos from work for hire. A ‘work made for hire’ is—(1) a work prepared by an employee within the scope of his or her employment; or (2) a work specially ordered or commissioned for use as a contribution to a collective work, as a part of a motion picture or other audiovisual work, as a translation, as a supplementary work, as a compilation, as an instructional text, as a test, as answer material for a test, or as an atlas, if the parties expressly agree in a written instrument signed by them that the work shall be considered a work made for hire.

This definition seems to exclude a traditional tattoo from “works for hire”. First, the tattoo artist is not by definition an employee of the customer. The tattoo artist is likely an independent contractor hired by the customer. An independent contractor would create “a work specially ordered or commissioned”. And a traditional tattoo does not fit into any of the categories listed above for “a work specially ordered or commissioned”.

If you are a customer and you want the copyright to your tattoo, there are options.

1. Use a contract before getting tattooed, describing your contribution and either listing you as co-author or transferring ownership from the tattoo artist or tattoo parlor to you. Hire a lawyer to do this properly. The agreement should use the word “copyright” and say all “ownership” in the tattoo and any drawing, sketch, and other work that becomes or embodies the tattoo vests in, belongs to, and is transferred in whole to the customer.

2. Check the Copyright Office for any copyright registrations naming the Tattoo artist or assigned to the tattoo business. If a copyright covers the tattoo, you can ask the artist or business to transfer ownership.

3. Copyright the tattoo yourself. Preferably before being tattooed.


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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

SCARS Exhibit

SCARS NJAC Showcase and Art Exhibiit - May 26th, 2010

On May 26, 2010, NJ Arts Collaborative (NJAC) will host our sixth annual showcase featuring visual and performing artists from around the Garden State. Entitled SCARS: Striving to Create Art that Heals, Renews, and Strengthens, this year’s event focuses on the restorative power of the arts and will be held at 7:00PM on Wednesday, May 26, at Crossroads Theatre in New Brunswick.

SCARS includes a gallery exhibit with pieces by fine artists and a stage show with performances by professional dancers, singers, actors, and musicians.

Tickets are $20 general admission. For ticket reservations, call 908-879-8717 or email Tickets may also be purchased at the door.

To further this year’s mission of the healing power of the arts, NJAC will also be collecting donations for Dress for Success Hudson County’s Career Gear program. Please bring new or gently used shoes, handbags, men’s ties, shirts, hosiery, makeup, jewelry, and toiletries to the SCARS performance at Crossroads Theatre. If you would like a tax deduction, please bring the attached receipt for signature with the items you are donating. Thank you!

Friday, May 14, 2010

Auditions !

Film maker looking for a 10 year old male actor for a
lead part in a comedy that will be entered in the Sundance Film Festival. Shooting begins in June - Red Bank and Asbury Park.
Call Chris McDonnell for details:310.877.1629
! The Middletown Peer Players will be holding auditions for STARMITES! The Musical
May 17th & May 18th 5:00 -8:00 PM
Middletown Arts Center
Starmites! Is the story of a shy teenage girl who falls into the fantasy world of her comic book collection. Parts are available for males and females ages 16 to 25. Bring sheet music of a 16-bar cut and accompaniment will be provided. Be ready to dance. Callbacks will be held on May 20th at 5:00 pm.
SHOWDATES:July 29, 30, August 6, 7 at 8:00 pm
July 31 and August 8th at 3:00 pm
LOCATION: Middletown Arts Center
Call: 732-706-4100 for more information
Spotlight Players Auditions for Into The Woods
May 29th 2010 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
May 31st 2010 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Spotlight Players is proud to announce auditions for the Sondheim/Lapine musical Into the Woods. All ages are encouraged to audition. Please prepare ANY broadway style song for the audition (a Sondheim number is preferred but not required).
Location: First Presbyterian Church of Matawan, Route 34, Matawan
Phone: 732-583-7874