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February Life Drawing Session on for Thursday at OCAC

Figure Drawing Study - Warren
20 min Figure study of Warren / graphite in sketchbook /  Jodee Clifford, 2016

Another life drawing session is probably coming up next week ON!

Details via Meed:

Dear Artists,

Our next drawing session is scheduled for Thursday, 2/8.  Our model will be Warren.  He is a great croquois model.  Let’s draw him!  We can all benefit, like all artists, from working on our drawing.  Bring lots of paper, and your favorite fast medium!

Who’s in?  RSVP deadline is Tuesday, 2/6. 5pm.

Hoping to work with you.  By the way, this life drawing group is nearly 18 years old!  Possibly the oldest continually-operating life drawing group in South Jersey!  Congrats to all who have kept it going!

See you Thursday a week!

Happymeedium

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Life Drawing tonight in Ocean City

Anne, Ink on paper, 9x12". 2017
Short-haired Anne, Ink on paper, 9×12″. 2017 (Jodee Clifford)

Tonight’s life drawing group meeting at the Ocean City Arts Center is on.

Via Meed:

Dear Artists,

Happy 2018 to all!

Are you ready for a great painting night?  We will reinstate the plan we had to cancel for December.  Short-Haired Anne will be our model.  She will be nude, but using props, and a theme of black, white and red.  I am already intrigued.  Anne is so good at making a painterly spectacle that we can be sure of a productive evening.  So bring your paints and a good canvas to kick off the 2018 season!

Added bonus:  See the lovely, and often narrative, work of Grace Zambelli who is showing at OCAC in January.  (You can also meet her at the reception the following evening.)

Who’s in?  RSVP deadline is Tuesday, January 9, 5pm.

All details are the same:  OC Arts Center, 5pm – 8:45pm, $15 per session (exact change please), All mediums welcome except photography, Oil painters must clean up and dispose of terpinoid at home.  We have chairs, and some easles.  Artists bring everything else, including drawing board.

Newcomer?  Direct questions to me via email, or *phone number* (comment if you want her number).

Can’t wait to get back to work!

Meed

Musing:  What a gorgeous, severe-clear, pristine snowfall!  Years ago, I would treasure days just such as this.  It meant perfect viewing conditions at the old Barnes Foundation–in the upstairs room where the drawings and watercolors were, shimmering in their understated gold frames.  I really miss that.

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Jersey Shore Ballroom Dance Club’s “December to Remember” photo gallery

Photo gallery from the Jersey Shore Ballroom Dance Club‘s 2017 holiday dinner dance, “December to Remember” held on Sunday, Dec. 3, at Willow Creek Winery  in West Cape May, NJ.



Thanks for taking the time to look. Some of the photographs in this gallery are cropped automatically when zoomed. Please contact me if you’d like to see a better version of a picture that’s cropped funny… prints are available too.

If you enjoyed these photos and want to buy me a coffee, I’d do a little happy dance 🙂

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Life Drawing in South Jersey

There’s a group of artists that get together and meet monthly for an evening of drawing from life.

Sold. Morgan Lying, Pastel on Paper
Sold. Morgan Lying, Pastel on Paper. c. 2005

I’m not exactly certain of the date this figure drawing group got started but I’ve been drawing with them for about 18 years. I remember first jumping in on a figure drawing night when it was held at the Ocean City Arts League down on 9th and Asbury. Continue reading Life Drawing in South Jersey

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Visual Art Spotlight at Gateway Playhouse

Jodee Clifford with Connection paintings at Gateway Playhouse
Photo by Jeffrey Schwartz

In October, the Gateway Playhouse in Somers Point, New Jersey further expanded their support of the arts to include featuring the work of a new local visual artist each month. The artwork can be viewed prior to the shows and during intermission and is available for purchase.

I had the opportunity to be the first  artist to show my artwork at the Gateway Playhouse. My connection paintings displayed through the month of October 2017. It’s really exciting to experience the overlap of artists supporting artists. Continue reading Visual Art Spotlight at Gateway Playhouse

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Stone Harbor Arts Festival this weekend

Connection: West Coast Swing at Grace Church, Point prep 30x40, Oil on Canvas (Jodee Clifford / 2017)
Art by Jodee Clifford is in Tent 1 (fine art), booth #3
Find me in tent 1 (fine art), booth #3

I’m kind of really excited to be doing the Stone Harbor Arts & Crafts Festival for the first time this weekend. Come look, bring friends and a coffee for me (just cream;) ), save me a dance, or just say hi.

Fine art tent #1, booth #3. Continue reading Stone Harbor Arts Festival this weekend

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Art Shows – July 2017

Connection, West Coast Swing, Lead-Follow Social Dancers, Watercolor, 2017

July

Great Bay Gallery
July 5 – July 29, 2017

Meet the artist reception Friday, July 7, from 5 to 7pm
829 Bay Ave., Somers Point, NJ 08244

Promenade Art Show – Cape May, NJ

July 7, July 8, July 9 
Friday – Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm
Cape May Boardwalk, Cape May, NJ



August

Stone Harbor Arts Festival

Aug. 5, Aug. 6
Saturday and Sunday
Stone Harbor, NJ

Connection, West Coast Swing, Lead-Follow Social Dancers, Watercolor, 2017
Connection, West Coast Swing, Lead-Follow Social Dancers at Sangha Space, 11×14″ Watercolor, 2017
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Art Shows – June 2017

Dancing in the Dark, Watercolor on paper, 2017 (Jodee Clifford)
Dancing in the Dark, Watercolor on paper, 2017 (Jodee Clifford)
Dancing in the Dark, 14×20″ Watercolor on paper, 2017 (Jodee Clifford)

Art in the Park

Saturday, June 17 – Kennedy Park, Somers Point, NJ

Art and Music Festival

Sunday, June 18 – Morey’s Adventure Pier, Wildwood, NJ

Night Art Market sponsored by The Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities

June 29 –  5:30pm-8:30pm
Thursday evening
Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., Cape May, NJ