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Avalon Beside the Sea

Tonight I will be heading down to Avalon (exit 13 for NJ folk) for the Art Exhibition and sale to support Brendan Borek High Tides Memorial Fund. Brendan Borek was a kid who loved the ocean; loved to surf. His life was cut short by cancer.

Brendan’s Fund helps Atlantic and Cape May families affected by pediatric cancer. They help with stays, expenses, even food for families traveling back and forth to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) for pediatric cancer treatments.

I am a huge fan of CHOP and the good work it does so I am proud to support families in the fight against pediatric cancers.

The 18th Annual Artists & Friends Art Show for Brendan’s Fund will be held on Tuesday, July 31, 2018 at the Avalon Yacht Club, 7th & The Bay, Avalon, NJ from 6 – 9 PM. $15 donation at the door.


This is a beautiful event with complimentary hors d’oeuvres, artwork created by our artists and beautiful sunsets. Please join us for an evening filled with friends for a wonderful cause. Proceeds are donated to the Brendan Borek Endowed Fund at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia to assist the pediatric cancer patients and their families from Atlantic and Cape May Counties.

Good News!

Received word today I have been accepted as an Associate Artist at the Riverfront Renaissance Center for the Arts in Millville.



This will mean some exhibition opportunities in a fabulous gallery as well as expanded exposure in the region. I am very excited to have been accepted. I have been painting much more in 2018 and plan to continue, but really want to focus on some new directions for 2019.

This exhibition opportunity may help guide my subject matter for the year. It certainly makes me want to head up to the studio and jump right in!

Thank you RRCArts!

Viking Village on Sunday, July 22

I had a great weather (yes, I know it rained a little) and art day at Harvey Cedars Art Festival this past weekend. Kudos and thanks to Susan Kramer for a terrific job with this show. Really had nice traffic all day long and super nice visitors right up until tear down at 4 PM.

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I will be back at Viking Village, Booth 4, this weekend (look around the statue area) with some new big ones – crab, turtles, and a number of gull paintings, too.  Probably a couple of the Buddhas as well.  Hoping for some good weather and another nice crowd. Pop in and say “hello” and check out the new work!

PS- Pine Shores folk-I have flyers for our upcoming Arts Business Institute seminar. If anyone can stop by and hand them out to artists and artisans I would appreciate the help since I can’t really get out there!   – Jill

Harvey Cedars this Sunday!

This Sunday I will be at Sunset Park in Harvey Cedars for the annual Art Festival. I have been painting all summer this year and will have some new work to show (though my big turtles are still on the easel so you may need to wait a bit longer for them).

The festival runs from 10 until 4 PM. Sunset Park is on the bay side under the HC water tower. Just head north on the boulevard until you see the water tower with the tree.


Celebrating tonight because The Defender has found a new permanent home in Harvey Cedars! Thank you Laura M for adding her to your wonderful collection!



LBI Open Studio Tour

35079492_1855690774488088_9099100460974866432_nImage may contain: text                                 This Saturday, June 30th is the Annual LBI Open Studio Tour. Now, I do not have a studio on the island but I am going to be a part of this year’s tour and you can find me at the Long Beach Island Foundation with my trusty tent from 10 AM until 4 PM on Saturday.

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I hope to have some new work for this coming weekend and am looking forward to seeing all of you and maybe even doing some painting on site.

Come on out to the foundation. There will also be a photographer and ceramic artist there so you get to visit three studios in one location in Loveladies.