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.
Oyster Point Curator Ellen Martin invited ten photographers edit one of their images in three ways.
The results vary from vibrant pieces in Marilyn Baldi’s Fire Escape, and Joan Myers’ Spinning Colors series to serene variations of the Himalayan Blue Poppy by Vince Matulewich; from the mysterious portraits by Robert McKay in Dreams of a Nymph, and Douglas Smith in his Cuddle, to the layered landscape fusions by Kevin Hinkle.
Fonthill Castle is the inspiration for both Andrea Phox and Vicki DeVico. Andrea had created unique panoramic images of the Columbus Room. Vicki is showing “A Study of Baths,” which exhibits subtle color changes.
Red Bank resident Marc Grauer’s “Stan’s Door” shows the image from its recognizable to its totally abstract state. Another Red Bank resident, Bartlett Lentini, rounds out the count of ten.
The exhibit will run through Sunday, July 1st.
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.