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The Art League of Ocean City’s first Friday opening reception introducing new works for the month of November takes place Friday, Nov. 7 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Ocean City Center for the Arts at 94th Street bayside.  The public is invited and complimentary refreshments will be served.

The Thaler Gallery will feature a “Juried Members Holiday Show” – an all media, 2D and 3D show. This annual exhibit showcases the finest artwork by Art League members in a broad range of subject matters and materials. The competition juror will be award-winning artist Nick Serratore. Serratore, who residesin Lewes, Delaware, is a Pennsylvania native, and is a graduate of the Hussian School of Art in Philadelphia and Wilmington University. He has had multiple solo exhibitions, won numerous awards for his pastel landscapes and recently won a 2012 Individual Artist Fellowship Grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts for emerging Delaware artists. These prestigious Fellowships recognize artists in a variety of disciplines for their outstanding quality of work and provide monetary awards.

Serratore will also be sharing his artistic talents by teaching a two-day “Pastel Painting” workshop on Monday, Nov. 17 and Tuesday, Nov. 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day at the Arts Center.

The work of selected artist members of the Delaware Watercolor Society is also on display all month in the Galleria. The Society started out in 2004 as a small group of artists, bound together by their love of the watercolor medium. Now with more than 100 members, the Society focuses on exploring, creating and sharing the wonders of watercolor with new, emerging, and professional artists from Delaware, New Jersey, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Virginia.

The Spotlight Gallery will showcase the fabric art of Trudy Brown who will be displaying her unique hand-painted and sewn quilts. Brown’s specialty is combining colors and styles of fabric that complement one another and then painting part of the quilt. Her work is mainly inspired by nature, especially flowers and wildlife. In January 2015 she will exhibit in her first wholesale show, the American Made Show in Washington, DC.

Continuing on exhibit this month is the work of Fall Artist in Residence Michele Green in Studio D; Artisan in Residence Fay Kempton’s jewelry and fused glass pieces in the retail area; and the art of Tinsel Hughes, Dorothy Harrison Braun and Myrna McGrath, Erik Hertz, and year-round artist in residence David Simpson are exhibited in the artists’ studios.

For more information about the Serratore Pastel Painting Workshop or any other offerings at the OC Center for the Arts, contact the Art League at 410-524-9433 or visit