Egg Harbor Township Local Artist Wins Ocean City Fine Arts League’s “Summertime” Show

The Ocean City Fine Arts League announces winners of the “Summertime” Show with artist, Mary Ann Kline winning first place for her “Beach Day” oil painting.

Mary Ann Kline has been a plein air painter in South Jersey for many years. She has attended classes at the Barn Studio of Art, Philadelphia College of Art, Fleisher Art Memorial, Stockton College, Rutgers University, Rowan University and participated in many local and out of state workshops. She studied for a summer in the South of France and painted in Spain, Barcelona, and the Dominican Republic. She has exhibited at local venues, individually and as a member of the Cedarwater Painters, and the Mid-Atlantic Plein Air Painters.

Mary Ann’s primary interest is oil landscapes with secondary studies in watercolor, acrylic, pastel, print and jewelry making, pottery, figure drawing and fiber arts. Her artistic endeavors also include construction of found object sculpture and installations.

Mary Ann has won awards in the Atlantic County Education Association Art Show, Cygnus Art Center, Hammonton Art Center, Riverfront Renaissance Center for the Arts, Ocean City Fine Arts League, and the Ocean City Arts Center’s Boardwalk Art Show.

1st Place – Mary Ann Kline. Egg Harbor Township. Oil. Beach Day

2nd Place Marilyn Brent from Lynwood. Oil. Backyard Late Summer

Honorable mentions
Diane Brown – Somers Point – Pastel Ocean View
Amy Mahon – Ocean City – Acrylic Summertime
Deb Spinella – Mays Landing – Pastel St. Croix Room View
Dorothy Lodovico – Mays Landing – Watercolor Gram’s Gotcha
Don Smedley – Ocean City – Fishing Corson’s Inlet
Trent Gabriel – Westville – Acrylic. Shrimp Cocktail

Also, the Ocean City Fine Art League artists are featured at Shore Medical Center, along with the art students at the ARC of Atlantic County, so check out their artwork! The opening for the Show at Shore Medical Center will be July 29 from 4 to 6 PM.

Also, artists can start painting for the September show “Changing Seasons”. Celebrate the transition from fall to winter or spring to fall. The Reception is on Friday, September 11th. Maximum size is 50 united inches (length + width). Entry fee is $5 for members and $10 for non-members. Entries are accepted in all mediums and can reflect any theme. Entries can be dropped off Friday, August 28 through Wednesday, September 2.

In addition to the “Summertime” paintings on display, the gallery showcases watercolor, glass, mixed media, pottery, photography, oil and acrylic, textiles, jewelry and sculpture, all made from local artisans.

All artwork is for sale and the gallery is open 7 days a week, so visit the “Art on Asbury” Gallery and discover all wonderful artwork done by local artists. You’re sure to find that perfect, one of kind memory of your time at the shore or a unique gift for a friend.

For more information, call (609) 814-0308 or visit us at oceancityfineartsleague.org and like us on Facebook Located at 608 Asbury Avenue in Ocean City, the “Art on Asbury” gallery is open 7 days a week, Monday through Saturday from 10am-5pm and Sunday from 10am-4pm.

The Ocean City Fine Arts League is a non-profit organization dedicated to creating awareness of the arts and art community. Comprised of local artists and art lovers, the “Art on Asbury” Gallery showcases watercolor, oil, acrylic, mixed media, photography, pottery, textiles, jewelry and sculptures- all made by local artists. The Gallery is located 608 Asbury Avenue in Ocean City and is open Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 10am-5pm. For more information, call (609) 814-0308 or visit oceancityfineartsleague.org. Or friend us on Facebook.

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