Along the interior of The Oyster Point Hotel hang the photographs, paintings, and stories of some of our favorite local artists. Every two months someone new will have the chance to showcase their work on our walls. Each new artist will be introduced to the public with an Artist’s Opening Reception; the details of which will also be posted right here! We encourage fellow artists, enthusiasts, and collectors to pay us a visit, as the exhibits will be available to view at your leisure. You may access information on past exhibits HERE – ARTIST ARCHIVES.
“In The Woods”
Please join us for an artists’ reception on Friday, April 6th from 6 – 8 p.m.
The Oyster Point Hotel
146 Bodman Place, Red Bank, NJ.
The event is open to the public, free of charge and will run through April 29th.
Mother Nature had her way with Curator Ellen Martin and the five artists who make up “In The Woods,” her first exhibition at the Oyster Point Hotel. On Friday, March 2nd, the night of the Opening Reception, not only did it snow like mad, the lights went out in the Hotel for over an hour. However, due to the kindness of Hotel Vice President Kevin Barry, they are having an artists’ reception (can’t call it an opening now, can you?), this Friday, April 6th from 6 – 8 p.m. Docent-led tours will begin at 5:15 and 6:15 p.m. in the Lobby.
“In The Woods” features the work of five artists who create colorful, unusual and exciting wood wall sculptures. Jose Antonio Arvelo Delgado, Laura Petrovich-Cheney, Abby Levine, Amy Puccio and Michael Short show us how diverse the work of artists who work in wood can be. They work with saws and sanders; they wear protective equipment; they ‘shop’ in dumpsters and demolition sites, and they create works that are evocative, idealistic and whimsical.
They would love to meet you this Friday. Come and enjoy the beautiful Oyster Point Hotel on the Navesink River. It’s a free event and everyone is invited. The exhibit will run through Sunday, April 29th so stop in any time if you can’t make the opening.
Ellen Martin, the new Curator at The Oyster Point Hotel
Ellen Martin will become the next Curator of the Oyster Point Hotel in Red Bank, New Jersey. “I’m seriously excited about accepting this position, and look forward to putting my spin on the exhibitions at the Hotel. It’s a great venue overlooking the Navesink, and they have graciously supported local artists for many years. I appreciate Kevin Barry so much for allowing the Hotel’s open spaces to be used as galleries. This is exactly the type of support we artists need to get our work out there,” says Martin.
“As Curator, I will show how artists manifest their visions in different mediums. I will also have more themed group exhibits. My first exhibition, which will run from March to the end of April, will be “In the Woods,” and will feature the work of Jose Antonio Delgado Arvelo, Laura Petrovich-Cheney, Amy Puccio, and Michael Short. All use re-cycled wood and interpret the material in their own unique way,” she continues.
Martin was born on the Museum Mile, lived in Manhattan as a child, and at about age nine moved to Brooklyn where she later received her B.A. in Art History from Brooklyn College. She started the Jersey Artist Registry, an online gallery, in 2013 to showcase the talent of visual artists living and working in New Jersey. She is also a Judge for the annual Congressional Art Competition for High School Students. Martin is an artist who is currently finishing up her award-winning “Abandoned” series, which has been shown at the Hotel Tides in Asbury Park, and at the Oyster Point Hotel itself. She currently lives and works in Red Bank.