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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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”

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”

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