Gallery of Events 2018
This summer, Ocean Galleries will once again be hosting world class artists and exquisite artwork at our Stone Harbor gallery – 9618 Third Avenue. We hope you’ll mark your calendar to join us for these exciting events!
The Art of Dr. Seuss – 20th Anniversary Celebration
Friday, July 20, Saturday, July 21, & Sunday, July 22
This month, Ocean Galleries will share a rare and compelling selection of artwork from 20 years of The Art of Dr. Seuss Collection. Visitors can explore and acquire works from Dr. Seuss’s best-known children’s books, as well as The Secret Art of Dr. Seuss, a mind-expanding collection based on decades of artwork that Dr. Seuss created at night for his own personal pleasure. Perhaps the wackiest and most wonderful elements of the collection are Dr. Seuss’s three-dimensional “Unorthodox Taxidermy” sculptures with names like The Carbonic Walrus, The Two-Horned Drouberhannis, and the Goo-Goo-Eyed Tasmanian Wolghast, to name a few. Each of these Estate-Authorized limited editions has been adapted and reproduced from Theodor Seuss Geisel’s original drawings, paintings, or sculptures. Additionally, each work bears a posthumously printed or engraved Dr. Seuss signature, identifying the work as an authorized limited edition commissioned by the Dr. Seuss Estate. All sculptures and artwork will be available for acquisition.
The gallery will host special receptions with the curator from 7:00 PM until 10:00 PM on Friday, July 20 and Saturday, July 21, and from 1:00 PM until 4:00 PM on Sunday, July 22.
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Kerry Hallam – Along the Coast
Friday, August 3, Saturday, August 4, & Sunday, August 5
Kerry Hallam will visit Ocean Galleries this August for his first exhibit in Stone Harbor. The prolific and revered British Impressionist, who is as refreshing and spirited as his paintings, creates enticing images through bold palettes and captivating compositions. Dedicated to painting for more than 50 years, Hallam’s works spirit us away to experience an alluring atmosphere and the simple pleasures of life. His lifetime of travels has continually called him to the sea and his paintings are like a stage-setting ready to be explored. Enthusiasm for his art is fully evident in Kerry Hallam’s vivid windswept seascapes and timeless, sun-dappled village scenes. Noted for his power to evoke emotion, opulence of light and distinctive color harmonies, Hallam translates the ordinary moment into the magical. Through innumerable one-man exhibitions, Kerry Hallam has been honored by galleries around the world. His work has been featured in countless newspaper and magazine articles as well as in PBS television specials.
Guests can meet Kerry Hallam at special receptions from 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM on Friday, August 3 and Saturday, August 4, and from 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM on Sunday, August 5.
Autumn de Forest – Power of She
Friday, August 31, Saturday, September 1, & Sunday, September 2
Autumn de Forest is a 16-year-old professional artist who has been painting since age five. Over her decade long career, Autumn’s extraordinary path has been distinguished by a myriad of achievements, including being the youngest artist in history to have a solo exhibition at a major American museum, The Butler Institute of American Art, and being honored at the Vatican for her profound influence on Arts and Culture. Autumn de Forest is the youngest artist ever to be appointed to the President’s Committee for The Arts and Humanities, and was personally invited by First Lady Michelle Obama. Autumn’s creative prowess and journey is no fluke; but rather the continuation of a legacy that extends over 150 years in a family that includes recognized twentieth century American painters: Roy de Forest (1930–2007); Lockwood de Forest (1850–1932), California plein-air painter; and George de Forest Brush (1855–1941). Her works are collected around the world, and she has been confirmed as a “profound artistic prodigy” by a leading U.S. researcher on child prodigies, Dr. Joanne Ruthsatz, Psychology Professor at The Ohio State University. Equal to her creative endeavors as a fine artist is Autumn’s commitment to humanitarian causes and giving back.
Autumn will be in the gallery for receptions from 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM from Friday, August 31 through Sunday, September 2.
Josef Kote – Harmony in White
Saturday, May 26 & Sunday, May 27
Josef Kote returned to Ocean Galleries over Memorial Day weekend Friday, May 25 through Monday, May 28 with an incredible collection of all new paintings, sketches, and limited editions. Kote is best known for his distinctive style and technique which combine classic academic and abstract elements, fused together with his signature drip effect. Many of the pieces in this new collection have coastal themes and were created specifically with the Jersey Shore collectors in mind.
Modern Masters – Picasso, Chagall, Dalí, Miró
Friday, June 29, Saturday, June 30, & Sunday, July 1
Over the Fourth of July week, Ocean Galleries was proud to present Modern Masters, an exhibition of original art by the masters of the twentieth century: Pablo Picasso, Marc Chagall, Salvador Dalí, and Joan Miró. The collection featured museum-quality art from each of these titans, with an array of media, subjects, and time periods. These artists were profound influencers of their time and continue to be seminal to the art being created today. Each artist carved-out their niche by bravely exploring new pictorial languages that had never been seen. Their work draws attention from every corner of the globe, as we continue to discover how their profound expressions have changed how we see the world.