The Grunin Center Gallery is normally open to the public from 8:00 am to 10:00 pm Monday through Friday, and 9:00 am to 12:00 pm Saturdays when classes are in session. Additionally the Gallery will be open to the public when performances and events take place in the Grunin Center.

2018 – 2019 Gallery Schedule

July 17 - August 29: Mary Jo Austin

Mary Jo Austin – To the Shore with Love

Mary Jo Austin
Lifeguard on Duty, oil, 16″x20″

Mary Jo Austin’s beach paintings are her response to the Jersey Shore, a place that holds warm memories since her childhood and where she now resides in Lavallette. The artist states, “I enjoy the crowded movement and many colors that summer brings. I enjoy the sweet melancholy of September when the gulls reclaim the sand. I’m attracted to the pull of opposites…” Mary Jo received a B.A. in Art Education from the University of Maryland and a M.A. with a Fine Art concentration in painting from Montclair University. She taught art in schools for twenty-six years and currently teaches painting to adults at the Ocean County Artists’ Guild in Island Heights and at the Greenbriar Adult Community in Bricktown. Her award-winning work has appeared in numerous shows and exhibits.

September 4 - 28: Printmaking Club of the Ocean County Artists Guild

Details to follow.

October 1 - November 5: Generations

Four Generations of the Ventura family will be on display: Jessica Adamitis (digital media), Tina Adamitis (pen & Ink) , Tony Ventura (oil), and Salvatore Ventura ( 1895-1993).

Bass Rocks
T. Ventura, Bass Rocks, 24×30, Oil

Late Fall
T. Adamitis, Late Fall

November 12 - December 21: Karen Starrett

Karen Starrett – The Viewer Speaks

Details to follow.

January 2019: Tom Nulton

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Tom Nulton

February 4 - March 1: Ocean Cares

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March 4 - April 11: Ocean County Teen Arts Visual Art Exhibit

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April 29 - May 28: NJ State Teen Arts Touring Exhibit

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May 29 - May 31: 2019 NJ State Teen Arts Festival

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June 5 - July 1: Ocean County Senior Art Show

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