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Shop small! We guarantee there won't be any wrestling crazed shoppers for deals at the Ann Coen Gallery this Saturday, November 28 (unless we really hits the eggnog, and then it will be the fun kind of wrestling.)

No matter what holiday you celebrate, or what you like on your coffee cup, we all have to buy gifts around the holidays. What better presents to bestow to your loved ones than local artwork and LBI-inspired handicrafts?

Small Business Saturday is about supporting the local shops that make LBI what it is. We'll have prints by Eric Hance, Ann Coen, and Chris Pfeil for that person who just loves the Island lifestyle. We'll also have incredible work from Julie GoldsteinBunkerfish, the Wandering Gypsea, yummy holiday baked goods by Passion Flour, and amazing Long Beach Island holiday cards. We also offer custom printing and framing.  And don't just visit our gallery. Check out all our friends on LBI who are celebrating #smallbusinesssaturday.

We know everyone on LBI raves about September, and we’re just about ready for the magical ninth month as well, but we’re also not ready to let summer go just yet. We had such a fantastic run of art shows this year from Terrence Smith’s “To and From,” to Chris Pfeil’s “Staring at the Sea.” What can you say about Funk Schway, those ice cold Modelos, and fire pits?

There was the amazing “The Sea,” book collab between Corinne Gray Ruff and Julie Goldstein and our Artists Studio Tour, handmade jewelry from The Wondering Gypsea beautiful baked goods from Passion Flour apparel from Bunkerfish and the jazzy sounds of Nicotine and Brown We had great press all summer long. And then those ice cold clams and the fascinating imagery of Eric Hance, Ben Wurst and Northside Jim for “Hiding in Plain Sight,” in which we were able to donate $8,000 to Conserve Wildlife New Jersey. 

Overall, we saw Surf City change for the better this year with our new neighbors East Mercantile,  Swell Colors and even Shore Fire Grille. Modern Boutique,  Firefly,  and mt Burton continue to be great neighbors. How about that Farmer's Market every week?! And check out Solace Gallery’s final Endless Summer Saturday this weekend. Yes, fall is near. We’re already noticing subtle changes in the pigments of the wetlands and cooler mornings. Soon it will be pumpkins and striped bass. But we’ve got one more weekend of summer and we plan to make the most of it. Labor Day Weekend is looking to be absolutely stellar. We welcome everyone to LBI and the Ann Coen Gallery. 

Please stop in and see the collection of work we have up and mini-installments by Julie Goldstein, Northside Jim, Pfeil, and others. Maybe check out that one piece you've had your eye on all summer? And most of all, thank you to everyone who came out this summer to help us make great events and support the artists.  

This summer has been amazing for the Gallery on so many levels. One reason is that we are hosting some work from our good friend and amazing local artist, Chris Pfeil, of Barnegat Light. Pfeil and Ann have worked off each other for years. His photography work has been the feature of solo shows in the best galleries on Long Beach Island and been featured in The Surfer's Journal. We are proud to have five amazing black and white pieces, all taken locally by Pfeil, for sale in the Ann Coen Gallery. Come check them out.

Causeway, Pfeil
BL, Pfeil