JUNE 10th, 2023
11am - 4pm
A Walkable Gallery of Art on the
Porches of Historic Ocean Grove
Exhibiting 50+ Local Artists
Rain Date June 11th
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Art On The Porch is a free, town-wide, walkable gallery of visual art by local artists, utilizing Ocean Grove’s charmed front porches as the gallery walls.
Art on the Porch is a grassroots effort by resident artists and art enthusiasts motivated to showcase and promote a community of fine artists while highlighting the beauty of Ocean Grove's historic neighborhoods.
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Art on the Porch Artists & Their Porch Location
SUSAN C. HARRIS
28 Seaview Avenue
Susan's art is narrative in style, representational in nature, combining personal events, whimsical imagery, and landscapes. The work she creates often juxtaposes historical and humorous elements within a piece. Her inspiration comes from primitive art, colorful illuminated manuscripts, landscapes anchoring Surrealist art and the flat perspective of medieval painting. Susan likes working in a wide range of media that can include shadow boxes with found objects, acrylic paint, oil paint on canvas and gouache on printmaking paper.
19 Surf Avenue
Larry works almost exclusively in acrylics or watercolor. His subject matter includes landscapes, wildlife, and pet portraits in realistic style.
9 Ocean Pathway - Porch Hosts Sue & Greg Lotz
Texas Hoover is a fine woodworker and artist working out of Asbury Park, NJ. Texas makes one-of-a-kind portraits out of intricately cut pieces of wood to depict people and scenes. The beauty of the medium can shine while bringing the image to life with the depth and movement of the wood grain.
14 Ocean Pathway
Ramona begins her drawing focusing on the intrigue of the horizon, that distant point where the ephemeral caresses solidity. Time of day is essential. She is absorbed not only by the ambiance of dawn and dusk, but the subliminal emotional associations in the beginning or ending another day. She works generally from memory and works primarily in pastel presented in a small square format. The equilateral element of a square implies containment, reinforcing a personal snapshot of a memory.
37 Ocean Pathway - Porch Host Colleen Schubel
Dawn Eckman is a longtime member of The Manasquan River Group of Artists and the Laurelton Art Society. Dawn works with oils, acrylics, watercolors, and pastels to create still life, floral, seascape and portrait paintings. She will have originals, prints and greeting cards for sale.
2 Mount Zion Way - TENT
Carol's work ranges from Impressionism to Abstraction. She uses various mediums including watercolor, acrylic inks, oil, pastel, pastela and acrylics. Sometimes each painting includes several of these mediums in combination. She also uses canvas, paper, and wool as a substrate. Whatever she paints she does so intuitively and from her heart. The medium speaks to her, and she allows it to be an integral part of the final creation. Her hope is that her art connects deeply to those who see it and it brings them joy.
73 Asbury Avenue
Wood Sculptures; Figurative/Portraits, Relief/Wall-hangings; Painted.
LAURA V. HALL
3 Mount Pisgah Way - TENT
Inside clam shells collected from our Ocean Grove beaches, Laura V. Hall hand paints detailed scenes; miniature replicas of OG Victorian homes, an ever-hopeful fisherman on the beach, plus replicas of our Tents. Each Tenter decorates uniquely every summer and Laura's paintings capture their originality. Additionally, Laura uses very old boards from the Ocean Grove Tents as her canvas to paint her miniature replicas of Victorian homes that you see around town. Her acrylic paintings capture the architecture and historic colors in her own style.
15 New York Avenue - Porch Host Nan & Doug MacMorris
Beach inspired artwork; paintings in acrylics and oils on canvas with reclaimed beach furniture frames. Seaglass artwork with local seaglass.
"Green tube" 34"x28" acrylic on canvas.
81 MT Zion Way - Porch Host Betsy & Paul Kaplan
Kelly’s current favorite medium is watercolor and pen. She enjoys painting expressively and exploring the meditative qualities of watercolor and repetitive patterns. It is her favorite way to unwind. Kelly is inspired by patterns and color palettes in nature, especially the beach, and abstract floral design.
81 MT Zion Way - Porch Host Betsy & Paul Kaplan
Pamela Valentine - aka- "T-Shirt Guy" - has been a resident of Ocean Grove since 2006, and it's here that her creative spirit has flourished. Pam is a mixed media artist, combining her unique graphic style with items found on the beach and around town.
"Summer of the Rays and Salps"
81 MT Zion Way
Betsy creates whimsical, colorful collages that radiate joyful messages to the world. Playful angels, moons, animals, and flowers often reside in her work. Each piece carries a soulful vibe using acrylics, watercolors, print, ink pens and pastels.
85 MT Zion Way - Porch Host Erick Sanchez
Julia Rivera is a Mixed Media Fine Artist, she primarily works in acrylic on canvas and panel board.
The visual production of Julia Rivera art is characterized by capturing that framework that evokes her passion for the human being. Rather than placing ourselves in front of work, when approaching her paintings, we approach fundamentally an original attitude that consists in having cultivated the gift of painting and innovation, transgressing against the movements of life.
87 MT. Zion Way
Carl is drawn to painting landscapes and Victorian homes and strives for an impressionist style. Oil and acrylics are his favorite mediums.
"Field of Flowers"
87 MT. Zion Way
Esta took her first photograph with a Samsung cell phone. The photo made friends open their eyes wide, and say “Wow, this is amazing.” Esta had ventured out into the blizzard of 2010 into 4ft of snow and gusty winds on the beach in Ocean Grove. It was extraordinary watching the snow blanket, the rush of sand, and the turbulent ocean waves. “I just had to capture that moment, and all I had was a cell phone ~ so I took the shots. My journey in photography began that day.”
90 MT. Zion Way
Robbin Tick Art focuses on original hand painted artwork and photography. She learned how to draw and paint in a traditional way but advanced to abstract art, utilizing acrylic paint on canvas as it provided freedom to move, explore different shapes, forms, colors, and creativity. Inspiration for her painting and photography comes from New York City, the Jersey Shore, daily life, and her many travels to various parts of the world. What she loves about abstract art is the movement in paint, the colors blending and creations that happen on canvas which work together to draw out a connection with the viewer.
ALLIE HALL WESTERSIDE
84 MT Zion Way - Porch Host Althea Klein
Animal inspired, brightly colored, sandy, and drippy glazed, durable, microwavable, dishwasher safe, functional stoneware pottery to help you celebrate life! Allie has been selling her handmade pottery and custom tiles since 1998. Custom requests are always encouraged.
123 Mount Tabor Way
Bespoke, handmade artisan brooms and brushes, meant to be used but often just displayed. Primarily made with broomcorn or African grass along with found sticks. Bob's brooms also incorporate other items into the handles such as twine, rope, leather, fabric, wire, and decoupage.
Demonstrations throughout the day.
123 MT Tabor Way - Porch Host Bob Ellis
Lisa is a multi-dimensional artist who plays across mediums. Fabric, paint and found nature objects weave together stories of self-love and oneness with the earth. Organic shapes and playful colors offer a sense of ease and innocence. Her work is a feeling journey through soft textures and round shapes. Play and process are her guide. The fluidity of Lisa's work reflects our shared supple nature to meet life with an open heart.
138 MT Hermon Way - Porch Host Shane Martins
Angelina Penev is an award-winning artist who loves to capture the beauty she finds throughout her travels here and abroad. She works in pastels, oils, and watercolors often alla prima and en plein air. Angelina recently retired from a career in nursing and pharmaceutical sales and is focusing on growing her artistic endeavors. She utilizes her skills from teaching nursing to make learning fun and accessible. Her interest in artwork started at a young age and she continues to sharpen her skills and broaden her scope of practice through lessons from others. She is known for capturing translucency of waves, light in landscapes, and the personality of dogs.
138 MT Hermon Way - Porch Host Shane Martins
Plamen Penev's works are primarily peaceful landscapes. He uses soft pastel in most of his latest work as he loves the immediacy and brilliance of this medium. Plamen also enjoys working in oil and watercolor. He writes, "I am fascinated by the light we live in and try to capture it in my works."
Plamen Penev and his wife Angelina are sharing a porch to exhibit their work together.
119 MT Hermon Way
Cynthia uses oils for encaustic/monotype paintings. The ebb & flow of the sea is similar to her painting process. She often allows the brush to take her along while she builds up the paint in layers, scraping it off in places, not knowing what will remain.
Cynthia will be DEMONSTRATING her encaustic work throughout the day.
113 Mount Hermon Way
Paul Goldfinger has been a photographer for over 50 years, first working with film and now all digital. His work has been shown widely including galleries, museums, magazines, advertisements and two book covers. In recent years he has presented his work mostly on his web site Blogfinger.net , where his photographs are published with a musical soundtrack, an original idea for still images.
His gallery is linked below where you can click once on some images to enlarge them.
DONNA EMRICH GIOELLO
100 Mount Tabor Way - Porch Host Andy & Felicia Levine
Donna is an emerging artist exploring her love for watercolor painting. She is particularly fond of seascapes, landscapes and floral subjects inspired by her love of travel and living near the ocean on the Jersey Shore.
98 MT Tabor Way - Porch Host Andy & Felicia Levine
Ashley’s whimsical Sea glass artwork and coastal decor contain real pieces of sea glass collected by both she and her son along the beaches of the Jersey Shore. The ocean is her inspiration!
68 MT Tabor Way
Heather works as an art instructor and freelance artist under the moniker "Hescher". Her classes emphasize various methodologies and technical aspects of drawing all while having fun, and creating art that is eye-catching and visually pleasing without sacrificing creativity. Her personal work is informed by symbolism, mythology, and psychology while exploring collage and surrealism. In addition, she loves to photograph the beauty of nature on her adventures with her dog Echer.
28 Pittman Avenue
Annette Juliano is an award-winning artist with a degree in Fine Arts. She is known for her work in the field of portraits. Annette loves to paint people and children and is fascinated by capturing the fleeting moment of their expressions. Her use of color is strong and bold. While portraits are her forte, she is also accomplished in painting still life and landscapes.
16 Pitman Avenue - Porch Host Nicole & Greg Doyle
Jack Green is known about the town for his building of fine homes, but his talent extends to fine art as well. His Modern Mixed Media paintings are impressionistic in style; portraits and local beach scenes among other themes are sure to leave a good impression on this gallery tour!
HARRIET ELLNER, MA, ATR-BC, LPAT
14 Pitman Avenue - Porch Host Madeline Hoffer
Harriet will display her series of dream-like water paintings, Visual Journal Process Books and her Functional Art Bowls with layers and images peeking through and covered up by another image's which lets the visual unfold into a story.
In addition to practicing her skills as an artist, Harriet is a board certified Art Therapist and believes "that art as a therapy is about the process, which takes place in the form of a personal journey".
Harriet will be exhibiting ONLY; her work is not for sale.
92 Main Avenue - Porch Host John Dzwonar and Ellen Bay
Yvonne creates mosaics using stained glass, old dishware and found objects from beachcombing. She also makes her own ceramic tiles to enhance her pieces. Commissions of your own pets are welcome!
51 Beach Avenue
For half a century, Steve Miller has been taking photographs. Each time he walks out the door with his camera around his neck is a new day with an unknown world to discover; that is the beauty of his photography. Steve believes that at its most basic level, photography is about light, shadow, subject and composition. It's the photographer's job to bring these elements together to preserve a moment in time, and when successful, draw the viewer into the captured image.
100 Heck Avenue
Robin is a mixed media artist. She enjoys working in acrylics, watercolor, pastels, and collage and experiments with many different techniques. Much of her work is bright and colorful and inspired by the beauty in others and in nature.
111 Embury Avenue - Porch Host Hank & Jane Johnson
"Sea Around Me" Kristin's beach and travel themed photos are uniquely mounted on small square canvases and finished with a signature seashell on the back. All pieces are handcrafted and one-of-a-kind. As most of her pieces began as Instagram posts, the idea to stick with a 4x4 inch square came naturally to her. Kristin also wanted to offer something unique, with a signature trademark. Using Mod Podge to give the photos a "painted" look, and mounting a small found seashell to the back, the artist has achieved her vision.
75 Embury Avenue
After a number of years living at the beach while studying jewelry design and fabrication, JP has developed a fascination with shark's teeth. Rings, necklaces clothed in sterling and fine silver, capture the vibe of the ocean.
"My spirit and energy are solidified through the flame and etched into the metal. Each piece carries that bit of alchemy as an amulet - talisman."
JP may demonstrate the art of wrapping a bezel and hammering a ring shank on a steel mandrel.
65 Pilgram Pathway - Porch Host John & Carolyn Campbell
Representational paintings and drawings of the strange and the mundane. His medium is primarily watercolor and ink.
51 Embury Avenue - Porch Host Nancy Ann Mikolos
Jean specializes in "Botanical" Art, realistic renderings of flowers and plants in water color, color pencil, and graphite. Also "fun" black and white abstract works of plants will be shown and for sale.
47 Embury Avenue - Porch Host Nancy Clarke
Debbi works in an assortment of mediums. Her work includes ocean inspired shell encrusted acrylics with resin overlay, small encaustic wax paintings, alcohol ink on cradle board with resin overlay, seashell wave art with resin and hand painted word art.
17 Webb Avenue
Philla has been teaching art privately for over twelve years in her Chatham, NJ studio. Primarily an oil painter, she also teaches graphite, charcoal and most recently, watercolor. Philla has studied extensively at the Grand Central Atelier and the Art Students League focusing on both portraiture and the figure. While her work tends to be traditional in nature, she has found great joy painting watercolors in a more loose and whimsical style. Her current focus is on developing her skills in plein air painting. Philla also teaches watercolor classes at the Chatham Senior Center.
38 Webb Avenue - Porch Host Deb Allen
Diane says she is drawn to watercolors because of the transparency and luminosity she can achieve with them. For the most part she works in large scale format. Her paintings include florals, still life’s, animals, doorways and her favorite, koi fish. She paints things that she finds beautiful, situations she finds peaceful and calming, and hopes to bring those feelings to the viewer.
71 Webb Avenue - Porch Host Suzy Pietras
Deborah describes her style as "simple" but creates her paintings en plein air (in the outdoors) which seems to imbue them with a magic quality that is more from nature than from herself. In this way she hopes that the viewer feels the beauty of the places she has tried to capture with her brush, paints, and water. She paints primarily with watercolor.
STEVEN HANS LINDNER
73 Webb Avenue - Porch Host Suzy Pietras
Large Panoramas of Iconic American Landscapes - Coast to Coast, museum quality aluminum prints and 16 Bit Giclee's. Wall sized murals. Images that are in The New York Historical Society Print Collection will be on sale.
52 Abbott Avenue
NEO-EXPRESSIONISM, MODERN, PRIMITIVE STREET ART INFLUENCED PAINTING.
Self-taught artist Ron Burman makes bright, figurative paintings and drawings executed on canvas and found materials such as architect’s renderings, cardboard, and wood. His work is a combination of raw and cooked: the style is exuberant and unmediated, while the colors and compositions have an unexpected elegance and graphic punch. Informal but not self-consciously primitive, Burman’s art is bold, unpretentious, and honest.
JEANNE POWER -GALLI
17 Abbott Avenue - Porch Host Kurt & Janet Cavano
Jeanne works mainly in watercolor; her subjects range from florals to scenes from local areas.
"As a painter I find inspiration in what I see in my community that surrounds me. I paint these subjects and moments in hopes to show an authentic expression of my experience. Watercolor is a fascinating medium because there are so many ways to create a painting. It’s also a bit of a thrill because you must be completely committed when your fully loaded brush first hits that paper! A mistake can’t be erased, only accepted, and loved."
Jeanne also teaches Watercolor at the Jersey Shore Arts Center in Ocean Grove, NJ.
90 Broadway - Porch Host Mary Beth Robb
Realistic paintings of many local landmarks. Watercolor images and numbered giclée prints and several sizes available for purchase.
"Calico the Middletown Evil Clown” and many more landmarks.
117 Broadway - Porch Host Pamela Gordon
Carmel Monckton is a multi-disciplinary designer and fine artist whose work is focused on the exploration of nature and existence through the deconstruction and re-contextualization of everyday materials and experiences. Printmaking, painting, multimedia compositions and archival ink illustrations are Carmel's favored mediums.
69 Cookman Avenue
Judy is inspired by the magical glitter globe that is Ocean Grove. She creates each item using wood, clay and/or paint. Every item is unique! Her artwork features images of tents, Ocean Grove architecture, beach scenes and her love of MERMAIDS! Do you love the beach? Do you love Ocean Grove?
Judy invites you to stop by and sip some lemonade on her Gingerbread laden porch; "it is a must see sojourn on your treasure hunt!"
66 Cookman Avenue - Porch Hosts Katy & Randy Roessle
Large and small paintings; Mixed Media, Acrylic, Oil on Canvas. Mod still life works and people and critters in unusual situations or just getting through their day.
"Hey, we all make choices" 16 x 20 Not for Sale
107 Pilgram Pathway - Porch Host Rhonda Einhorn
Jennifer creates one-of-a-kind landscapes, abstract, and pet and human portrait paintings in acrylics and watercolor. Table-top paintings or mini wall art.
83 Clark Avenue - Porch Host Colleen & Greg Meyer
Alix Baldwin is a self-taught abstract painter who was born and raised in Paris, France. Her artistic journey began as a form of self-expression and therapy to process her emotions, intuitively using them to guide each brushstroke. Alix’s art is characterized by a deep sense of spontaneity as she allows her inner voice to drive her creative process. Each piece is a balance of bold and delicate gestural strokes that create dynamic compositions full of energy and movement.
MARY BETH KOSCIOW
83 Clark Avenue - Porch Host Colleen & Greg Meyer
Mary Beth creates Handwoven wall hangings created on a frame loom using various textures and colors. She hangs her work on the beach wood. Some pieces incorporate local beach shell and vintage chandelier crystals.
125 1/2 Franklin Avenue
As an illustrator/fine artist, Marylou works with several mediums. Watercolor, however, is her favorite medium and the one she uses most often. Her style is "realism" and she paints beautifully the images she sees around her - among them cats often enjoying the sun on our charming Ocean Grove porches.
MICHELLE RENEE BERNARD
66 Franklin Avenue
Michelle's mixed media paintings use grungy, untamed layers and vintage-inspired graphics combined with a sticky-sweet color palette to create whimsical works of art that will have you waxing nostalgic. Her penchant for the past is reflected in her creations, which bring vintage themes and iconography into a quirky modern narrative. Michelle's style emerged from childhood memories of the boardwalks, antique toys from local flea markets and roadside Americana encountered at the Jersey Shore and on family trips.
63 Franklin Avenue
Josie has worked in many mediums over the years, and using oils brings out the best in her work. Light and color never fail to delight and challenge her. Oil paintings of landscapes inspired by the Jersey Shore and her travels; expect boats, buoys, buildings and more! Josie admires many local and international artists who capture the essence of one or both. She often experiments with different styles and says she is still working to find her place. "Realism will always be driving force for me, but I am dabbling with abstract. I enjoy the effects using shapes, forms, colors, and texture."
55 Stockton Avenue
Mary lived in Switzerland for a few years and missed the Ocean. She is passionate about the beauty of the Atlantic Ocean as demonstrated by her photography. Mary likes to capture the essence of our local towns with her photography on metal, jigsaw puzzles, coasters and more!
61 Stockton Avenue - Porch Host Marisa Austin
Unique Wearable Art: Handwoven shawls and scarves; all one-of-a-kind pieces using a variety of yarns, colors and textures.
"ROSIE" MARTHA ROUNDS
61 Stockton Avenue - Porch Host Marisa Austin
One-of-a-kind Wearable Art: Polymer Clay Earings, pendants, bracelets; Wooden jewelry decorated with pyrography (wood burning).
67 Stockton Avenue - Porch Host Cyntha Soler
During the pandemic, Tom spent much of his time at Gateway National Park at Sandy Hook. He became fascinated with the ancient, abandoned officer's quarters that quietly face Sandy Hook Bay, the calming and poetic stoic yellow homes lined up like sculptures against and un-interrupted foreground and background. His work is inspired by the works of Edward Hopper and Maxfield Parish. Tom paints primarily in oil and is currently working on some subjects around Ocean Grove and Asbury Park as well as small classical still-life paintings.
67 Stockton Avenue - Porch Host Cyntha Soler
Patricia is a freestyle watercolorist and writer. She lives, feels, then processes through words or colors. She has been an active artist for over 20 years. Patricia believes that art and spirituality walk hand in hand.
Patricia may be demonstrating temporary inspirational tattoos.
99 1/2 Stockton Avenue
Evan is an origami artist and surf photographer from New Jersey. He has been folding paper and designing his own unique models for over 15 years. In that time, he also taught origami to millions of people around the globe through his “EZ Origami" YouTube channel.
Evan will be exhibiting/selling his original origami designs and surf photography. All origami designs are hand-folded from high-quality paper and framed in light boxes. Surf photography prints will be available on paper, glass, and metal and can be purchased in a variety of sizes.
ATTN: ARTIST DEADLINE FOR 2023
The cutoff date for artists to submit a registration application was April 15th.
Unfortunately we cannot add any more artists at this time as our social media, website, artist bios and map of artist locations had to be finalized and sent to print. Ocean Grove is indeed filled with great talent, and we would love to include you for Art on the Porch 2024! Please send us an email in the CONTACT section below with your name, email, phone #, Medium and your website if you have one.
We will be happy to put you on the list to be contacted for next year!
Questions? Comments... Send us a message!
AOTP Founding Board Members
Betsy Kaplan – Founder & Chair
Katy Roessle – Co Chair