September 11 - December 2, 2018

 Jake foster,  Baby Sister,  mixed media

Jake foster, Baby Sister, mixed media

Diluted Nostalgia is a solo exhibition of self-portraits by Jake Foster. This body of work uses family photographs as a source material, provoking questions about childhood,  family dynamics, and American culture.The portraits are adapted from family photographs taken between 1993 and 2001 in his hometown of Waterford, New Jersey.  These contemporary paintings analyze the American condition, investigate personal identity,  and question our ability to remember.

Foster shares a feeling of nostalgia for the  suburban environment of the late 1990s. “Reinterpreting” photos taken during his childhood, he produces unconventional images that connect with the viewer. Some aspects of his memories are clearer than others, allowing only specific areas of detail in the piece. Foster’s paintings allow us to see memories through the eyes of the artist. 

Jake Foster is currently the Director of the Student Works Gallery at Rutgers University - Camden.  Working with faculty and student interns, he curates exhibitions that collaborate with organizations, departments, and courses on campus.


 Neal Hughes,  Rain , oil, Winner of 2018 Paint Hammonton

Neal Hughes, Rain, oil, Winner of 2018 Paint Hammonton

  • Plein-Air Event & Competition: September 8, 2018, 7:30am - 4:00pm

  • Awards Presentation: September 8, 2018, 5:00 - 6:00pm

  • Exhibition: September 11 - December 2, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Third Thursday, September 20, 6 - 8 pm

  • Education Guide

The Noyes Museum of Art of Stockton University presents the 10th Annual Paint Hammonton: Plein-Air Exhibition, a competition and exhibition that attracts artists from all over New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware and Maryland. Setting up their easels on September 8th at locations of their choice all around the town of Hammonton, the artists capture the fleeting effects of natural light, quickly painting a scene before it's gone. At the end of the day, the works are judged and Juror's Choice, Second Place and Honorable Mention prizes are awarded in the Noyes Museum Galleries at Kramer Hall. The works created on that day will be exhibited from September 11 through December 2, 2018.

 Hulda Robbins,  Ferry to Welfare Island, 1941, serigraph

Hulda Robbins, Ferry to Welfare Island, 1941, serigraph


  • Exhibition dates: November 6, 2017 - January 31, 2019

  • Opening reception: Third Thursday, November 16, 6-8 pm (Free)

  • Third Thursday, 11.16.17: Free vintage portrait booth

  • Education Guide

Jerome Kaplan (1920-1997) was a respected Philadelphia artist who contributed to the recognition of printmaking as a fine art turning out many monotypes, lithographs and automatic drawings. The drawings were his most expressionistic works, as he was free from the constraints of printing technologies. Kaplan received a Guggenheim Fellowship for his exceptional creative ability. His work can be found in museums both nationally and internationally, including the Museum of Modern Art, The Philadelphia Museum of Art and the British Museum.

Benton Murdoch Spruance (1904-1967) was one of the most influential and prolific color lithographers in the history of twentieth-century modernism. His advances in color lithography revived a near-dead medium that had not flourished since the turn of the century. His body of work primarily consists of lithographs of social, religious and mythological subjects.  Spruance's artistic expression focused on individuals struggling with enduring moral dilemmas and the metaphysical meaning of life. He was the recipient of a long list of awards and fellowships including two Cresson Scholarships to travel in Europe and two Guggenheim grants.

 Hulda D. Robbins (1910-2011) was inspired by Kathe Kollwitz, a German artist whose work captured a harsh account of the human condition in the early 20th century. Robbins became a prolific printmaker producing series of serigraphs, lithographs and woodcut prints throughout the 1940s, 50s and the early 60s. The Jersey shore was the home of Robbins’ family where she would often visit, and in 1963 she moved there to live. New Jersey provided many subjects that she would later capture in her large expressive oils.




  • October 20 - December 1, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Saturday, October 20, 2018, 4 - 6 pm

  • Education Guide

  • Website

  • FREE Lantern-Making Workshops - Open to the Public:

  • Thursday, November 29, 2:30 - 4:20 pm, Stockton Campus - Galloway, C/D Atrium (between C & D Wings)

  • Saturday, December 1, 4 - 6 pm, The Noyes Arts Garage of Stockton University

  • To register for a lantern-making workshop, email Limited seating.

  • Lotus Lantern Festival Video

    This exhibition of traditional Korean lanterns comes to us directly from South Korea through the efforts of the Yeon Deung Hoe Preservation Committee and Jongbok Yi, Associate Professor of Asian Philosophy, of Stockton University. The Yeon Deung Hoe Preservation Committee is working to revive traditional lantern making, and has researched and recreated many Korean traditional lantern designs.


    The lantern is a symbol of luminous wisdom and is made into various shapes and sizes that relate to Buddhist traditions. All of the lanterns represent a wish for the longevity and well-being of all beings. The lanterns are lit to celebrate the birthday of Buddha, to illuminate one’s wisdom, and to pray for the aspirations of those who offer the lanterns.


 Exhibition: September 28, 2018 - January 26, 2019

  • Opening Reception, Awards & Live Podcast by Michael Chovan-Dalton (Second Friday): Friday, October 12, 2018, 6 - 8 pm

  • The Juror’s Choice Recipient will be featured, along with other guests, on Michael Chovan-Dalton's live podcast,, during the reception

  • Education Guide

 Jessica Orlowicz,  Caretaker

Jessica Orlowicz, Caretaker

 Krista Svalbonas,  Eichstatt 2

Krista Svalbonas, Eichstatt 2

 Sherman Fleming,  invisible n00se bearing witness at underground railroad museum

Sherman Fleming, invisible n00se bearing witness at underground railroad museum

The Noyes Museum of Art of Stockton University presents RAW 2018, the fifth annual juried photography competition in which the top images have been selected for an exhibition at The Noyes Arts Garage of Stockton University in Atlantic City. The theme for this exhibition is "Light & Shadow: Form, Metaphor, and Culture.” Photographers may consider this theme in several ways: as the formal use of light in photography, as a metaphor (personal, spiritual, psychological, etc.), or as a representation of cultural concerns (social and political).

JUROR: Michael Chovan-Dalton is a photographer and a professor and coordinator of Photography and Digital Imaging at Mercer County Community College in New Jersey, the JKC Photo Gallery director, and he is the creator of the podcast His podcast features artists with discussions about origins, influences, teaching, books, showing, tools, technology, and anything else that may come up in conversation. He was awarded a BFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York and an MFA from Columbia University.  


  • Group exhibition for selected work in the Noyes Galleries at The Noyes Arts Garage of Stockton University

  • Juror’s Choice: $500 + Listing on Noyes website

  • Second Place: $300 + Listing on Noyes website

  • Honorable Mention: $100 + Listing on Noyes website

  • Top prize winners will be interviewed during the live podcast on October 12

RAW 2018 finalists selected by juror Michael Chovan-Dalton,

Juror’s Choice: Jessica Orlowicz, Caretaker, Canon5D3,

2nd Place: Krista Svalbonas, Eichstatt 2, layered laser cut pigment prints, 2018,

Honorable Mention: Sherman Fleminginvisible n00se bearing witness at underground railroad museum, photograph, 2017, 

For full artist statements and biographies for the three finalists: click here



 Janet Boltax , Autumn,  oil painting

Janet Boltax, Autumn, oil painting

The Noyes presents a series of portraits from artist Janet Boltax, depicting the gender transition of two individuals over an approximately two-and-a-half year period. Accompanying the portraits are excerpts of interviews the artist conducted during each sitting. 

In the past few years, I have returned to oil portraiture full force and have focused almost entirely on the face, the area that has always been of greatest interest to me. It was a relief to permit myself to work only on the face and not feel I had to paint traditional portraits that include more of the body and 'background.' - Janet Boltax

This series of oil portraits reflect the physical transition of Autumn, a transgender female, and Chris, a transgender male.

As Chris describes during one of the interviews: I have always felt like I didn’t belong to any gender, and it was kind of confusing. I think I just grew up with that, kind of confused. I never really felt like a girl, never really felt like a guy. I am still debating how I feel, but I don’t feel comfortable in between. I feel like I want to have the opportunity to express my masculinity. But I also know that when I do transition, I will also feel androgynous. They call that gender queer and I think I fit in with that.


 Rae Smith,  Into the Light , pastel

Rae Smith, Into the Light, pastel


Rae Smith, elected Master Pastelist by The Pastel Society of America in 1997, is their 2014 Hall of Fame Honoree. She has exhibited her pastel and oil paintings throughout the United States, as well as in Japan, China, France, Italy, Russia, Taiwan and Canada.

Smith has been a painter for most of her life, using many different combinations of media, from pen and ink to watercolor, oils and pastels, specializing in one medium or another a various points of her career. Her work can be abstract or more realistic, with an impression of a place, time, or figment of her imagination. At one time many of her works included the figure. However, when she moved to the countryside, nature captured her interest and she began to specialize in pastel landscape paintings.

My painting is all about emotion, mood and atmosphere. I am always looking for the 'out of the ordinary' feeling in a composition. At times my paintings have been described as spiritual. I would hope I am able to express myself so that one who views my work is touched. - Rae Smith


 Laura Bethmann,  Night Into Day, Tulips , watercolors

Laura Bethmann, Night Into Day, Tulips, watercolors


Featuring paintings by artist, author, workshop leader, and gardener Laura Bethmann, this solo exhibition depicts “Manifestations of Life” a series of works in watercolor with beautiful, delicately rendered flowers as the primary focus.

To begin her watercolor paintings, Bethmann first returns to drawings and photographic references she has made of her own garden and gardens she has visited. Using the photographs and sometimes even objects from nature as inspiration, she creates a detailed drawing which is then transferred to watercolor paper. She uses traditional watercolor techniques to create her work and applies multiple layers of fluid paint. As she proceeds, Bethmann begins to refer less to the physical objects and photos, and instead relies on her instinct as an artist and connection with her work. Each painting requires anywhere from 100 to 200 hours of work to complete.

Bethmann is also well known for her nature print paintings. The publication of her first book, Nature Printing, led to the development of workshops about the joys of this ancient practice which, in turn, led to the publication of Hand Printing from Nature. She is co-author of Rustic Accents for Your Home, about creating home accessories using branches, twigs and vines. 

After an autumn rain, when fallen leaves lie scattered about, glistening in their rich saturated tones, I can barely contain my excitement.  Like most artists, I’ve always been keenly aware of the shapes, colors and textures all around me, but it’s the mystery and magic of the natural world that brings me the fresh breezes of creative inspiration. 

- Laura Bethmann


 Ron Ross Cohen,  Alterations , leather

Ron Ross Cohen, Alterations, leather

  • Artist’s Website

  • Ron Ross Cohen has never accepted leather simply as a medium of hobbyists' and handcrafters, destined to fashioned into saddles, belts, or wallets. Ron's involvement has been instrumental in advancing leather to be accepted as a medium for fine arts.

    Ron Ross has found that leather provides a diversified source to which to further expand the possibilities of fine art creations. 

    Ron Ross has created free standing, recognizable figures as well as nonrepresentational dimensional textural wall pieces. He now brings to the American public the latest offerings of sculpture, found objects assemblages, and mixed media expressions.

    Ron Ross originals are among many important collections and widely regarded as fine art.

 David French

David French


  • October 4, 2018 - January 6, 2019

  • Opening Reception: December 1, 1 - 3 pm

  • Education Guide

  • Artist's Website

    Chromatic Payoff is a solo exhibition of oil paintings by David French. Using a limited palette with pure color on canvas, he creates an immediate visual experience for the viewer. He has developed a process of applying paint that acts as a signifier of identity and cultural concerns.

     French, who was diagnosed with cancer in 2000, was profoundly shaped as an artist and individual by the experience. He is now cancer-free but this event informs his artwork to this day. Rather than representing the moments he had, he creates in order to make sense of things that occurred or that he had wished to occur. In the face of personal oblivion, he hopes to locate himself through his art.

    French’s work appears to have been frozen in time, coming from somewhere, maybe just out of the picture plane and about to move forward past that moment. The work draws strength from its juxtaposition. French hopes that the experience of viewing his artwork will revolve around this particular sense of heightened awareness.


  • October 4, 2018 - January 6, 2019

  • Opening Reception: December 1, 1 - 3 pm

With wood engravings by Michael McGarvey and poems by Peter E. Murphy, Atlantic City Lives explores the stories of the people of  “America's Favorite Playground” during and after its gambling heyday. 

Michael McGarvey, Flying Man, wood engraving

Each of the paintings is based on one of the stages in the archetypal hero myth outline in Joseph Campbell's, The Hero with a Thousand Faces.  The series deals with the transformative journey of the creative spirit. These themes emerged in the engravings for Atlantic City Lives, many years later.

Peter E. Murphy was born in Wales and grew up in New York City where he operated heavy equipment, managed a nightclub and drove a cab. He is the author of seven books and chapbooks including Stubborn Child, a finalist for the Paterson Poetry Prize. Murphy has received awards and fellowships from The Millay Colony for the Arts, The Atlantic Center for the Arts, Yaddo, The Folger Shakespeare Library, the White House Commission on Presidential Scholars and the New Jersey Council on the Arts. Retired from Atlantic City High School, he continues to teach creative writing at Stockton University. He is also the founder of Murphy Writing of Stockton University which offers the Winter Poetry & Prose GetawayInservice Solutions Professional Development and other programs for poets, writers and teachers.

Michael McGarvey received his MFA from Temple University's Tyler School of Art, and is a professor of art at Stockton University teaching illustration, graphic design, and computer animation. He has exhibited worldwide, including his extensive work with the Wood Engravers' Network.



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Featuring artist Brooke Lanier, this series captures the serene beauty of water. The appearance of water changes according to your vantage point. When you are looking down at it, you see the bottom, but further out, the more the water reflects its surroundings. The water quality itself, the color of the water, the turbulence, and everything all at the same time, it all comes together into a pattern. Wherever you go in the world, water behaves in a reliable manner in terms of its patterns of movement and reflection. Her paintings share that it is restorative to go to a peaceful place and contemplate the beautiful subtlety of colors, patterns of light in water, plants and sky. As an artist, Lanier strives to create work that will encourage contemplation and greater awareness of mundane beauty.

 Leslie Christofferson,  Purple Martin Palace Birdhouse , circa 1935, Noyes Permanent Collection - Folk Art

Leslie Christofferson, Purple Martin Palace Birdhouse, circa 1935, Noyes Permanent Collection - Folk Art



Location: Shore Medical Center, 100 Medical Center Way, Somers Point, NJ 08244

Fine and folk art objects from the Permanent Collection of the Noyes Museum of Art are temporarily on view at Shore Medical Center. Selected works include fine duck decoys, chosen from the Museum's vast holding of artifacts that help to highlight and preserve the history and culture of South Jersey. The unique Purple Martin Palace, created in 1935 by Leslie Christofferson, can also be found at Shore Medical Center. 

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Harley Jarrett is a painter and art handler who grew up in Northfield and lives in Egg Harbor Township, NJ. They earned their Bachelors of Fine Arts with a concentration in painting in May of 2018 from Stockton University. After graduating, they began working there part time under Visual Arts faculty and in the Art Gallery. Besides making paintings, drawings, and photographs, they also find pleasure in singing, playing bass guitar, and hoop dancing.

Jarrett enjoys making landscapes that have some element of the “unreal”, abstract, or psychedelic. Those landscapes are not literal; they are psychological. While some abstract marks are additions to the paintings that were not observed directly, Jarrett still wants to emphasize that natural patterns and man-made ones are not mutually exclusive – because they find themselves mirroring them too often during the mark-making process

Nature and abstraction are not mutually exclusive. Yes, the geometric and organic patterns and color we see in nature have a purpose, whether it is to attract pollinators or consumers to spread seeds. But often during the process of making abstract marks, I see parallels between intuitive line and shape patterns and the naturally occurring geometry of earth. - Harley Jarrett



Andrea Sauchelli is best known for her colorful yet mysterious and intricate oil paintings, which reference the complex inner workings of modern day (biologics) medicine and the human body on a cellular level. Organic shapes involving a multitude of colorful twists and turns that lead your eye throughout the painting evoke a feeling of being at the forefront of reconstruction. Sauchelli states, “I am interested in the effects of modern medicine on the body whether positive or negative, balanced or unbalanced.”

Andrea Sauchelli received a BFA from Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, NY. Some of her exhibitions include The Center of Emerging Visual Artists in Philadelphia, PA; The Noyes Arts Garage in Atlantic City, NJ; The Monmouth Museum in Monmouth, NJ; Birdland Gallery in Beach Haven, NJ; The Art House, Manahawkin, NJ; The Cooperstown Art Association in Cooperstown, NY; and The Long Beach Island Arts Foundation, LBI, NJ. Sauchelli’s paintings are in the permanent collection of AtlantiCare, on view in the public spaces of their healthcare facilities. Sauchelli lives and works in Manahawkin, NJ.