1976 Graduate of the Arts, Bishop’s University, Lennoxville, Quebec Canada.
Member of The Guild, Shrewsbury, NJ.
Member of Belmar Arts Council, Belmar NJ.
Resident photographer, Main Avenue Galleria, Ocean Grove NJ.
Ansel Adams once said, “A great photograph is not one you just look at, but one you look into.” A profound statement from a great photographer and one which drives me to create. There is great beauty on this earth if we just take the time to stop, use your eyes and see. To capture it, to freeze that moment, is the constant hunt that I have been on. Don’t just see my images, look into them, feel them. If I can do that, then I have accomplished much………….enjoy.
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AN ART HAVEN & DESTINATION SINCE 2002
The Main Avenue Galleria is a haven for art-seekers and artists alike. We are passionate about supporting artists’ livelihoods and return 75% of your purchase to our members. Enjoy an eclectic mix of fine and fun art, home and commercial décor, art supplies, custom framing and wearable art. Shop online or visit us in historic Ocean Grove, New Jersey — a Victorian seaside retreat just 90 minutes from New York and Philadelphia.BROWSE THE GALLERY
The School of Art
CLASSES FOR ALL AGES & ABILITIES
Join us for private and group art classes and workshops, corporate team building, Sips & Serendipity guided painting evenings and art-themed parties. We offer over fifteen classes with more being added every day. This is the place to shop for the perfect course to learn a new skill, or to enhance your painting prowess. Courses range from Basic Drawing to Pastel Painting to Jewelry Making, Doll Making, Quilting and more.
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ART STUDENT TESTIMONIAL
“Continue what you are doing! Teaching us painting techniques—like how to use the brushes and achieve special effects—is the value-added benefit from attending a Main Avenue Galleria Sips & Serendipity event. It is clear that Norma cares greatly about teaching and making her painting guests feel they’ve learned something.”
MON, WED – SUN: 10-5, TUES: Closed
The Main Avenue Galleria offers custom framing services in a broad range of prices and all-wood styles. Consult with owner and artist, Norma Tolliver to ensure your art, memorabilia, and heirlooms are beautifully displayed.LEARN MORE
COMMUNITY-WIDE EVENTS, ARTIST PROFILES, JERSEY SHORE ART INITIATIVES & MORE. READ ALL ABOUT IT!
- Mary Wagner
Victorian Holiday Festival December 7 – 8, 2019Read more
Victorian Holiday Festival December 7th and 8th Saturday December 7th, 10am – 4pm Ocean Grove Inns, Houses and a Tent…
- Norma Tolliver
Small Business Saturday is November 30, 2019Read more
Hello Small Business Supporters, This Nov 30, we want to share Small Business Saturday® with you! It’s a holiday…
- Sherry Phillips
Halloween Parade for Kids & Pets, Saturday October 26, 2019Read more
Join us for our annual Ocean Grove Halloween Parade for children and pets on Saturday, October 26th, 2019. This wonderful…
- Sherry Phillips
Ocean Grove’s Giant Fall Flea Market on September 7, 2019Read more
Ocean Grove’s Giant Fall Flea Market, September 7, 2019 One of the Shore’s well-loved events; not to be missed! Tour…