Art Program

About Our Exhibitions

Oyster Point Art Exhibits are the linchpin of the Oyster Point Art Program. They can feature one artist in a solo show or several in a themed exhibit. Exhibits are hung throughout the Hotel’s first and second floors. They are installed every two months and open with a festive cocktail reception. We encourage artists, enthusiasts, and collectors to pay us a visit, as the exhibits will be available to view at your leisure.

Monica Nask

Nov 9, 2021 – Jan 4, 2022Location: Second Floor New Jersey artist Monica Nask describes herself as an artist, observer, and synthesist of sunsets. Her vibrant abstract paintings distill specific moments

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Potpourri III

Nov 8, 2021 – Jan 4, 2022Each year, we ring in the gift-giving season with a selection of small, well-priced original work from local artists. This year we are pleased to introduce

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Leslie Sheryll: Home – Alone

Jul 16, 2021 – Sep 7, 2021“I began documenting houses around Jersey City with no thought as to where it might lead me. I love architecture and it saddened me to see so many once-proud but modest 19th-century homes turned into architectural nightmares due to lack of funds, fast fixes, aluminum siding, and indifference to heritage and design.

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JP Nicolaides: New Monoprints

Jul 16, 2021 – Sep 6, 2021I was drawn to the energy and color in his work as well as its slightly mid-century modern feel. I’m pleased to be introducing JP to the public and hope you’ll join us on Friday, July 16th from 6 – 8 p.m. for the opening.

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Eileen Karakashian: Quarantine Series

Sep 17, 2021 – Nov 1, 2021The playfulness of this series is actually representing the opposite of the situation that the world was faced with. The artwork is whimsical, almost childlike with elements of math, English and science homework.

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Meryl Blinder

Feb 4, 2022 – Feb 28, 2022Meryl Blinder, a colorist who worked for Michael Graves in Princeton, NJ, is a Boston, MA artist who explores color and forms in structured abstract

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Upcoming Events

Feb 4, 2022

Meryl Blinder6 – 8 p.m.
2022 Artist in Residence
Opening Reception

Mar 4, 2022

Ericka Bruno6 – 8 p.m.
2022 Artist in Residence
Opening Reception

Artists In Residence

The Artist in Residence program will allow an artist to display work in the Hotel’s guest rooms for one year. The artist will be publicly acknowledged at the entrance to the Hotel and will also have an exhibit in the public spaces of the Hotel accompanied by a cocktail reception.

2022 Artists in Residence

2020 Artist in Residence

The Art Store at Oyster Point

Browse through our expansive catalog of pieces currently for sale by our artists in residence.

MEET OUR CURATOR

Ellen Martin

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…

“We have always sought to bring the community to our guests, and this will bring the work of a local artist right into their rooms. Having original work in a guest room is an engaging and enriching experience.”

Kevin Barry, the VP of the Oyster Point Hotel

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Meryl Blinder Cocktail Opening Friday, February 4th, 2022. 6:00 p.m. Meryl Blinder, a colorist who worked for Michael Graves in Princeton, NJ, is a Boston artist who specializes in gridded abstract paintings that explore color relationships and forms.
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Please join us in giving her a warm welcome to the Oyster Point Art Program.
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This event is free and open to the public. Everyone is warmly welcome. Masks appreciated.
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3:00 PM Today. Closing Reception and the artist will be here. Dawn DiCicco is a Red Bank resident and a member of the Art Hive, an artists' collective in town.
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Closing Reception Sunday, January 23 at 3 p.m. Dawn DiCicco's work is soon traveling upstairs to our guest rooms so please don't this closing reception. It's free and open to the public. Please have a mask handy.
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Call to Artists: We're holding a Small Art Fair in March. It'll be small but mighty. Interested in participating? Just DM or leave a comment.
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Oyster Point Hotel, 146 Bodman Place, Red Bank, NJ
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Welcome to our 2022 Artists in Residence: Meryl Blinder, Ericka Bruno and Dawn DiCicco. Ladies! It’s a pleasure to have your work in-house.
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Dawn DiCicco's #soloexhibition closes Sunday, January 23rd from 3 - 5. Shown above is a detail from "A Man Walks Into a Bar" - a 2019 work. This #painting shows Dawn's love of spontaneity, gesture and the color blue.
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Please join us for the closing which is free and open to the public. Masks will be required.
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Oyster Point Hotel, 146 Bodman Place, Red Bank, NJ
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Dawn DiCicco Closing Reception. Sunday, Jan. 23, 2022, at 3 p.m. Most of the work is from just last year and it's sublime. Join us!
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This is a free event and everyone is invited. Please have a mask handy. There is free parking in our lot and light fare will be served.
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Asja Jung and Joe Borzatta were also here last night, and there’s that impish Rachel Cohen again. Asja’s very active in the Keyport art community. We’re cooking up a little something something. You’ll hear more about it in February. I’m looking forward to working with her.
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Come see the exhibit anytime. We’re always open.
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The Who’s Who of Red Bank is here. Mike DiCicco (Dawn's husband), Rachel Cohen (Recreation Supervisor, Monmouth County Park System), Ed Zipprich (Red Bank councilman and JP's husband), JP Nicolaides (the artist who had the largest opening ever at the Oyster Point), Mike Quon (a pop artist who studied with Diebenkorn and whose father worked as an animator at Disney), Dawn DiCicco (our featured artist and friend), Cathy Quon (Mike's wife), James Kent (gallery owner, artist and art teacher at the Guild of Creative Art), Ellen Martin (artist and our curator), Len and Nancy Karpf (artist).
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This might rank as one of the best openings ever but not for the reasons you might think. The restaurant had closed earlier and the bar was also closing which meant that we had the first floor of the hotel all to ourselves. We mingled, we talked, we ate, we drank. We got to know each other while ogling over Dawn's beautiful work.
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It was a unique event, only second to my very first exhibit opening at the Hotel in March of 2017 when there was a double snowstorm and a power outage. There were about ten of us just sitting at the bar and talking about anything. After the lights went out, there were candles. Kevin Barry was there taking care of business the whole night while we were just having a joyful evening. Nights like this cannot be duplicated. They are special. We'll see you soon.

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And we have lift-off. Gorgeous cheese platter by the Oyster Point Hotel. Come on down. We’re here from 6 - 8. ...

Dawn DiCicco's solo show is opening tonight. It's free, but please click on the link in the bio to get your timed ticket. By the time we start at 6, the snow should be well over, but there will be a chill in the air. Dress warmly and drive carefully - we'd love to see you.
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We've included a few of Dawn's early paintings so that you can see a progression of styles from her abstract gestural work to her more meditative pieces. Dawn had been influenced by some of the best: Joan Mitchell's gestural abstraction, Helen Frankenthaler's color field paintings, Cy Twombly's mark-making, and Basquiat's street work. Each of her paintings explores color, but with a tight palette.
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Oyster Point Hotel, 146 Bodman Place, Red Bank, NJ
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"Dawn DiCicco" is our first #cocktailopening of the year: Friday, January 7, 2022, from 6 - 8 p.m. Tickets are free, but it's a timed event and we strongly recommend you wear a face covering. Please click on the link in the bio to reserve your ticket, or copy and paste this link into your browser https://bit.ly/3pIZoBX
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Dawn's paintings are abstract and generally expressed with a reduced color palette. The paintings in the exhibit cover a time span and can be meditative or strong and gestural. This peace is called "Aura" and is 36" x 36".
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Oyster Point Hotel, 146 Bodman Place, Red Bank, NJ
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SOLD! Don’t you just love it when a piece is already packed in the car but the artist and the potential buyer are in the same place at the same time and the buyer sees a cell phone picture of it and indicates she’d like to see the painting. And that seeing leads to a purchase and a happy buyer and a happy seller and a happy curator. Win! Win! Win!
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In other words this triptych, “Moody Nights”, by Monica Nask is on its way to a happy home.
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