• directions

The "South Jersey Plein Air Painters" and invited guest artists will exhibit their interpretations of the Jersey Shore at the Ocean city Arts Center throughout September.  A "Meet the Artists" reception, open and free to the public, will be held Friday, September 14, from 7 pm to 8:30 pm.  

Event Coordinator Rae Jaffe, a board member of the Ocean City Fine Arts League, said, "Plein Air is a style of painting outdoors, usually completed on location.  The"South Jersey Plein Air Painters" is an ad hoc group of artists who get together informally to paint scenes in and around the beautiful South Jersey area.  They paint beach and bay scenes, or out of the way farm, flower garden views, or sometimes shore town businesses, marshes and animals.  No subject matter is off limits as long as it is found in Southern New Jersey".

The group and their invited guests are award-winning artists who have exhibited at the Ocean City Arts Center, Ocean City Fine Arts League, and other galleries and Arts Centers throughout the tri-state area.  Many of the artists worked in Ocean City's downtown each Wednesday evening throughout the summer capturing the architecture and ambience of the shopping district.

For further information stop by the Ocean City Arts Center at 1735 Simpson Avenue, (in the Community Center) or visit the website at www.oceancityartscenter.org.  You may also reach the Center by calling (609) 399-7628.  Hours are 9 am to 9 pm, Monday through Friday, and 9 am to 3 pm on Saturday.  Check out the Arts Center's website for fall class schedule.