Art Program

About Our Exhibitions

Oyster Point Gallery Exhibitions, originally conceived by President Kevin Barry, and currently curated by Ellen Martin, provide a prestigious and viable alternative gallery venue to artists from New Jersey and nearby locations. 

Both emerging and established artists, many of whom are award-winning, have been included in the exhibitions that are shown in the public spaces of the first two floors of the Hotel. 

The work is primarily two-dimensional and encompasses painting, photography, wall-mounted sculpture, collage, and collaborative work. The Gallery is an asset both to our community and guests of the Hotel. 

Jane Kleiman: Sculptural Ceramics 

Jane Kleiman: Sculptural Ceramics 

Apr 30, 2024 – Jul 1, 2024JANE KLEIMAN has been working with clay since 1998. In addition to traditional, functional ware, she works with alternative firing techniques, such as Raku, pit fire, and Saggar Fire. All pieces are one-of-a-kind, often hand-built or thrown and/or altered. Because alternative firing techniques are low fired, the clay remains porous and fragile, and therefore non-functional for food or liquid.

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Mark Harari: Luminosities - Painting Without Walls

Mark Harari: Luminosities – Painting Without Walls

May 3, 2024 – Jul 1, 2024When Mr. Harari was an architect in New York and New Jersey from 1983 – 2003, he wasn’t thinking about a fine art practice. Until he was. When he turned to create fine art, he explored painting, drawing, printmaking, and photography. In 2009, after initial hesitations about digital photography, he jumped in and found more than expected. “The digital revolution intimidated me at first. I intended to use the camera to support my pursuit of painting, to aid my understanding of color as a painter rather than an architect. The act of photographing, again, opened me to the magic power of place and the fleeting mysteries of the moment. The camera is a wonderful tool to heighten perception and awareness – the act of focus. City, street, timeless ruin, sunlit stream, fleeting, momentary shadows, and reflections are all there for me,” said Mark.

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Deco PopZ NOW!

Deco PopZ NOW!

Apr 30, 2024 – Jul 1, 2024The work of Zee Cordero aka Deco PopZ is a vibrant fusion of influences drawn from iconic Pop artists of the 70s, 80s, and 90s. Inspired by the groundbreaking contributions of figures like Picasso, Warhol, Haring, and Lichtenstein, he aims to capture the essence of their bold, expressive styles in his work. Embracing the vivid colors, dynamic compositions, and societal commentary prevalent in their works, Zee strives to reinterpret and modernize these influences through his artistic lens.

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Joseph Iorio: Structural Abstractions

Joseph Iorio: Structural Abstractions

Apr 30, 2024 – Jul 1, 2024Joseph Iorio is not afraid of heights. He’s an ironworker whose daytime haunts are the bridges and skyscrapers of New York City. Back home in New Jersey, Joe is an artist. He paints abstract works that radiate the city’s chaotic energy. Intricate patterns mimic the complexity of lines and forms he sees from his high perches. What you might not expect is the bold color.

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Monica Nask: Beyond Horizons

Monica Nask: Beyond Horizons

Feb 6, 2024 – Mar 4, 2024Born in Bryn Mawr and raised in West Chester Pennsylvania, Monica Nask received her BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and went on to study painting at the School of Visual Arts, NY and the New York Academy of Art, NY. After 20 years in New York, she moved to the coast of New Jersey. It is there that she discovered her love for the horizon.

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Jeannine Rothenberg: New Abstractions

Jeannine Rothenberg: New Abstractions

Jan 2, 2024 – Feb 5, 2024Rothenberg’s works are expressionistic. Her various surfaces reveal employed materials – ranging from Mylar balloons collected from the coastline, graphite draftsmanship, photographs with experimental exposures, and unbridled painterly application on canvas.

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Michael White: "Time Spans"

Michael White: “Time Spans”

Jul 9, 2024 – Sep 12, 2024“I remember as a child how certain household objects – tools in the basement, a desktop cigarette lighter, an antique eggbeater – held fascination because I saw their form before I understood their function. They were distinctive, inevitable, seeming like a species of animal or plant. Abandoned or ancient buildings are similarly potent – with their functionality gone, their pure form and character emerge. While nature reclaims them, they enter a new state combining their once-thriving older selves and the oblivion that awaits all things. Their being takes a last stand in the gulf of time, where beauty and sadness ensue.

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Upcoming Events

Jul 12, 2024

Michael White: “Time Spans”6 – 8 p.m.
Exhibit Opening

Nask Monica Sunburst Acrylic on Canvas

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.

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

Ellen Martin started curating exhibits for the Oyster Point Gallery in 2018. She attended Brooklyn College where she received her BA in Art History. Ellen is the Founder of the Jersey Artist Registry and an award-winning artist.

“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, President of the Oyster Point Hotel