Meet Our Curator – Ellen Martin
Meet Ellen Martin, Oyster Point Gallery Curator. “I’m seriously excited about this position, and look forward to putting my spin on the exhibitions at the Hotel. It’s a great venue overlooking the Navesink River, and they have graciously supported local artists for many years. I appreciate Kevin Barry for allowing the Hotel’s open spaces to be used as galleries. This is exactly the type of support artists need to get their 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, 2018, 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 currently finishing up her award-winning “Abandoned” photography 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.
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About our Exhibitions
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.