Monday, March 29, 2010

Coming Soon! Monmouth Festival of the Arts

Company Overview:
The 40th Annual Monmouth Festival of the Arts, the region’s largest juried art show, begins on Saturday, April 17 and extends through Wednesday, April 21st at Monmouth Reform Temple, 332 Hance Avenue in Tinton Falls, New Jersey.

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, children’s... (read more)
The Monmouth Festival of the Arts, a committee of Monmouth Reform Temple, was established in 1970 and has as its mission to:
• provide a unique, professionally managed and designed juried showcase at which the fine art work of many artists is exhibited and sold.

• create a collaboration among artists, schools, businesses, community organizations and Monmouth Reform Temple through its volunteers, to organize and implement a successful community arts program.

• encourage learning by providing arts-related educational programs for students, educators, artists, and the community at large.

• provide an easily accessible and affordable cultural opportunity serving the greater Monmouth County community and visitors from the tri-state area.

• nurture human artistic expression, and share that voice with the community at large

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Alyse Van De Putte
Age 17, Senior
Toms River High School South
AP Art
Self Portrait
8 x 10

Current Goal: College: Master's Degree, Art Therapy

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Monmouth Museum- Call for Entries

Dear All,
The New Jersey Emerging Artists Series is an important and integral part of our programming at the Monmouth Museum, and we are delighted to provide this unique opportunity for artists to showcase their work. We are currently accepting entries for our Summer and Fall 2010 Series, and have extended our deadline for submissions to April 2nd. Would you kindly forward this announcement to anyone you know who may be interested? Our submission fee is just $10 per person.
Our Spring/Early Summer 2010 Series begins with Jill Baker Gower's exhibition of Metal Sculpture on view March 26 through April 25. Please join us at her opening reception this Friday, March 26, from 6 - 8:00 pm. Our second artist featured this Spring is Riccardo Berlingeri, and an exhibition of his Paper Sculpture will be on view April 30 through May 30th. Michael Hynes is our third artist featured and an exhibition of his photographs will be on view June 4 through July 3. Please visit the Museum's website for more information about exhibition opening receptions and gallery talks.
Best regards,
NJ Emerging Artists Series at the Monmouth Museum
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: April 2, 2010 CD Entries MUST ARRIVE at the Monmouth Museum by 4:30 p.m.
The New Jersey Emerging Artists Series consists of six annual monthly solo exhibitions to showcase the new work of NJ artists who have not previously held one-person exhibitions in our State. Selected artists are guided through the exhibition process, provided promotional materials and are encouraged to give an artist's talk during their exhibition to further increase their visibility.
Eligibility: The exhibition is open to any artist currently living in New Jersey who is 18 years of age or older and has not previously held a one-person exhibition in this State. This includes solo exhibitions in any public venue where work was exhibited for a period over 3 weeks, was publicized in the media, and was accompanied by an opening reception. Artwork will be considered in all media, but must be wall-mountable. Selected artists will be chosen from digital images submitted on a CD.
Submission Guidelines and Fees: Submissions are limited to a maximum of TEN pieces. Monmouth Museum members: FREE (membership form on website); Non-members: $10. Please visit for the prospectus with complete submission details including digital specifications and mailing address. For more information contact: Catherine Clark 732-747-2266 cclarkboyd@monmouthmuseuJulia Fiorino
Public Relations Coordinator
The Monmouth Museum

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Congressional Art Competition 2010

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman John Adler announced that he is now accepting submissions for the 2010 Congressional Art Competition. The competition is part of the nationwide annual Congressional Art Competition intended to showcase the artistic talents and abilities of students across the country.

The winner will have their artwork featured in the U.S. Capitol, attend an awards ceremony on June 17, 2010 in Washington, D.C., and receive a partial scholarship to the Savannah College of Art and Design.

"I encourage local high school students to participate in this year's Congressional Art Competition," said Congressman Adler. "I am always impressed by the talent of our local students. I look forward to proudly displaying the winning submissions in Washington and New Jersey."

Congressman Adler named Ashley Mayers, a student from Forked River, NJ, the grand prize winner of last year's competition for her portrait of a soldier's homecoming.

The contest is open to all high school students who reside in the 3rd Congressional District, which includes parts of Burlington, Camden and Ocean counties. Artwork is due by May 7, 2010 and can be submitted at either of Congressman Adler's district offices.

Additional guidelines for the Congressional Art Competition include:

  • Piece must be two-dimensional
  • Each piece can be no larger than 30 inches by 30 inches to the outside dimensions of the frame
  • No more than 4 inches in depth
  • Pieces can be submitted in several categories, including paintings, drawings, prints, and mixed media.

For more information on the contest, click here or contact Alison Brazaitis in Congressman Adler's Washington office at 202-225-4765.

Saturday, March 20, 2010


"Ole!" - The Alborado Flamenco Dance Performance
March 20th 2010 7:30 PM
This exciting show will transport the audience back to the hills of Spain, where gypsies entertained audience with their entrancing dance... Rhumba, Bulerias, Alegrias, & other forms of Flamenco dance are featured.
Location: The Middletown Arts Center
Phone: 732-706-4100
Tickets: $15

Monday, March 15, 2010

8th Annual Garden State Film Festival

In just 11 days, the floodlights light up the sky, the red carpet rolls out and Asbury Park comes alive

for the 8th annual Garden State Film Festival. Get your Tickets Now, GSFF only happens once a year!!!

Check for film schedules and synopsis’, info and specials for hotels ( they are filling up fast so don’t put it off), restaurants, panel discussions, and sponsors ,party locations and profiles on this year’s celebrity honorees, Talia Shire, Vincent Pastore and Philip Bosco.

We begin Thursday March 25th with a pre-opening charity benefit screening of "Under Our Skin”, a moving documentary about the devastating effects of Lyme Disease, benefiting the Lyme Disease Association.

Friday is the Gala cocktail party and our opening night film, a mobster thriller, “Chicago Overcoat”, starring Frank Vincent which is followed by our After Party. This always sells out so make your plans now!

The festival kicks into high gear, Saturday and Sunday with over 137 amazing films being shown in 7 different locations, plus live entertainment, contests and giveaways, casting calls, networking and lots more. After Party Saturday night too!

Bring your camera, wear comfortable shoes and spend the weekend with us!

Tickets are $10 for a screening block or seminar, $25 (only $20 if you pay in advance on our website) for the Friday Night Gala party and movie or $45 for an all access weekend pass, which includes the Friday night Gala (the best buy). Black Tie Awards dinner tickets are $120 and must be purchased in advance.

Ever wonder what goes on behind the scenes? We also need volunteers! Please contact Volunteer committee Chairman AJ Siegel at or call him at 732-500-1483 today.

And last but not least as you all know funding for the arts has been cut to

the bone. Please consider supporting us this year by frequenting our

sponsors businesses, purchasing our great merchandise (our totes, tees and

hoodies make fantastic gifts) or sending us a tax deductable donation.

See you at the movies!

***Due to circumstances beyond our control all films scheduled to be screened

at Chico's House of Jazz have now been moved to The Asbury Park City Council

Chambers at 1 Municipal Plaza- entrance on Bangs Avenue. We want to thank

The Mayor and Council as well as our dear friend Tom Gilmour for making this

possible. We love Asbury Park!***8

Friday, March 12, 2010

St Paul Art Show- Beachwood

Time:11:00AM to 5PM, Saturday, May 15th
Location:Rtes 9 and 166, Beachwood, NJ

Fine Art Show and Sale

Free Admission, Food, Free Off-Street Parking. Every art collection started with one piece; Start your collection here. For more information, call Jean at 732-674-2486. Rain Date: May 22, 2010. ( Jean may still be accepting Artist Applications)

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Put Some Bling in Your Spring!

Grab some friends and head to the Asbury Park Boardwalk...Hot Sand has a new, one-day fused jewelry class! Instructor Yvonne Yaar will step you through choosing, cutting and laying out your glass earrings and pendant. It’s a great activity for a group of friends.
Call 732/927 5475 to reserve your spot!

This 1.5 hour class will be held on certain Thursdays and Saturdays in March. Check the Calendar for times.

And a new 4-week Fusing session is starting soon. It's on the Calendar, too.

Call 732/927 5475 or visit for more information.

The Shores Blues Band

Event: Kick-Out the Winter Blues with the Shore Blues Band
What: Music Performance
Start Time: 20 March at 20:00 (8pm)
End Time: 20 March at 22:30 (10:30pm)
Where: The Boatworks, 608 River Rd, Belmar, NJ

Audiences love the good time vibe of The Shore Blues Band! Whether it’s swingin’ boogie woogie, classic shouting blues or smoking R & B, SSB knows how to give folks what they want: music to move to! The timeless two-guitar attack of Tom Brennan and Charlie Wuth is completely complimented by Gary Neuwirth’s sparkling harmonica playing. The rock-solid foundation of Paul Ulinski on bass and Dave Warman on drums provide the backbone of this high-spirited quintet. This band knows how to have fun and take a crowd along for the ride!




Wednesday, March 10, 2010


New Jersey Repertory Company is holding EPA's on Monday, March 29 from 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM (1:00-2:00PM lunch break) at Actors Equity Association, 165 West 46th Street, 2nd Floor Studio B for: SUNLIGHT , A National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere by Sharr White
Director: SuzAnne Barabas

Matthew Gibbon, liberal lion and university president, may have finally gone too far in his battle against the conservative Dean of the law school, his son-in-law and former protégé. His daughter is caught between them and the entire university community is up in arms. The personal and political collide in this stunning contemporary drama about loyalty, power, and torture memos.

SPT TIER 4 + pension/health. Housing provided for out-of-area performers. All rehearsals will be in Long Branch, NJ.
Rehearsals begin on or about June 15, 2010. Performances July 8 - August 15, 2010.

Charlotte Gibbon: A fiercely talented lawyer in her mid-thirties. Charlotte has in the last few years developed an intense, focused coolness in almost everything she does. At seemingly inexplicable intervals, though, her dispassionate sense of control swings suddenly from icy detachment to a quiet, mournful vulnerability.

Matthew Gibbon: Charlotte’s father, President of a small private East Coast university. An imposing man in his sixties, Matthew is bullish, charismatic and enthusiastic to the point of childishness. His quick moodiness and even quicker ebullience are often undermined by his almost comic incompetence with things mechanical and practical; the mark of a man who has been doted over all his life.

Vincent Krieger: Charlotte’s husband, mid to late thirties, Matthew’s former protégé, Dean of the university’s law school. It is immediately apparent why both Charlotte and in many respects, Matthew, have fallen in love with Vincent; he is the sort who quickly becomes, with little effort of his own, the center of gravity in any room he enters. He is at once genuine, charismatic, physically imposing, and humbly brilliant. Forged in the dog-eat-dog world of academia, he can also be, when pushed, a seasoned and brutal in-fighter.

Maryanne (a.k.a. Midge, Midgie, Mimi): A prickly, refusing-to-be-frail, native northeasterner in her late 60's, Maryanne has acted in many capacities for the Gibbon family over the past three decades, most notably as Matthew’s able Executive Assistant.

All roles are listed and all roles are available. Equity and Non-Equity are encouraged to audition. Actors will be given sides at the audition and will be available 20 minutes prior to the appointment time.

NJ Repertory Company
179 Broadway, Long Branch, NJ 07740

Friday, March 5, 2010

Meet the Artist - Pt. Pleasant Library

A beautiful photography exhibit by Carol Stauffer will be on display for the month of March at the
Point Pleasant Library
834 Beaver Dam Road
Pt. Pleasant Borough, NJ
March 6th, "Meet the Artist" Reception 1-3
(refreshments available!)
You can come not only to view the photography (Serenity in Nature) but also make purchases of photo greeting cards and a variety of framed and matted items.
Carol Stauffer's website:

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Dance! The Sleeping Beauty

The Sleeping Beauty
March 7th 2010 2:00 PM
A fantasy with dance, music and a narrator.
INFO: 732-614-5426 WC LP
Location: Two River Theater Co. 21 Bridge Ave. Red Bank NJ
Phone: 732-345-1400
Tickets: 20.00 Adult, 15.00 Children & Seniors
Group Rates available

Middletown Talent Auditions

Middletown Talent Showcase Auditions!
March 19th 2010 6:00 PM
Bring your special brand of Talent to the Middletown Arts Center & join the show! Pre-register @ the Middletown Arts Center or download registration form: Register by 3/12 to receive an audition appt. 3/19 or 3/20
Location: The Middletown Arts Center
Phone: 732-706-4100
Tickets: $10 per act auditioning

Exposure Time - NJ Repertory Theater

In the nascent days of photography, sitting for a portrait was no mean feat and the art of capturing a photo was physical labour and highly competitive. It was during this time that an ambitious woman, Julia Cameron, went head-to- head with the neurotic Charles Dodgson, better known as Lewis Carroll, in an attempt to become Britain’s premier photographer. The pawn in their battle was Alice. Sometimes the real story is as mad as the made up one! Recipient of an Edgerton Foundation New Play Award.
A World Premiere
written by Kim Merrill
directed by Alan Souza

John FitzGibbon*
Andrea Gallo*
Jessica Howell
Adam Jonas Segaller*
*members of Actors Equity Association

Runs through March 21, 2010

Regular performances Thursdays, Fridays at 8pm;
Saturdays at 3pm & 8pm Sundays at 2pm.
Tickets: Regular performances $40; Opening night $60;
Seniors (65+) $36 (except for opening night);
Students (13-25) $35 (except for opening night); Previews $35.
Coupons are not valid on Saturday evenings and cannot be combined with other discounts
call 732-229-3166 for tickets

New Jersey Repertory Company
179 Broadway
Long Branch, New Jersey 07740

South Jersey Shore Clay Tour

South Jersey Shore Clay Tour Monday, March 29 - Wednesday, March 31
The South Jersey Shore Clay Tour will be held from March 29 – 31st, with a possible bus tour on Wednesday, the 31st. For more information, visit or call the MT Burton Gallery at 609-494-0006.The South Jersey Shore Clay Tour (SJSCT) will consist of eleven venues with a total of fourteen exhibitions throughout a six county area of Southern New Jersey during the months of March and April, 2010. This tour is a pre-conference event in conjunction with the 2010 National Council for Education in the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) conference in Philadelphia (March 31st - April 3rd, 2010). The SJSCT mission is to attract national and local attention to the ceramic/art scene of Southern New Jersey, as well as, bring like-minded art institutions, artists, art collectors and clay enthusiasts together.

The tour will be self-guided throughout the eleven sites in the state starting in Collingswood,and then wrap up with Long Beach Island's m.t.burton gallery and Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences. All the venues will be hosting an exhibition or have an open clay studio.

The dates for each exhibition will vary. For any additional information: contact Matt Burton, executive tour director, owner of m.t.burton gallery in Surf City, NJ at 609.494.0006 or at
For information on each exhibition, please contact the host venue.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Orestes - Two River Theater

Mar 23 - Apr 11
Two River Theater (Red Bank)
Admission: $35-$61

The war is over, the parents murdered, the palace surrounded, and Orestes and Electra await judgment by both Gods and men...just a typical day in the House of Atreus. Grave yet giddy, fierce yet fun, Anne Washburn's razor sharp modern adaptation blows more than 2000 years of dust off Euripides' surprisingly fresh and still wildly relevant classic.

Salon des Admis

Salon des Admis
3-9 pm First Weds of every month at Ocean County Artists' Guild
Open to all artists- an opportunity to connect with other artists and engage in creative conversation. Coffee served. $2 donation requested