Upcoming Events:

Farmstead Presents the Photography of Filip Everaert May 5-June 24

Photo of Photographer Filip Everaert

Photographer Filip Everaert displaying “Stand Out”.
Photo credit: Nino Gjivoje

“Impressions of Nature Exhibit and Sale” will feature the photography of Filip Everaert on May 5 – June 24. Everaert’s photography is exceptional for its color and rich textures, capturing the essence of the beauty of nature.  He prints his original fine art photography in his studio, using state of the art equipment and archival inks on top quality canvas. Each piece is signed and can be customized to fit your needs. The artist grew up in Europe with a love for things both technical and artistic. Now living in Basking Ridge, Everaert has intertwined these passions by creating photographic stories through the use of digital photography. Gallery hours are weekends from 1-4 PM and admission is free.   There are no gallery hours on Sunday, June 17 (Father’s Day).

Photo credit: Hilary Klimek

Art on the Ridge
Saturday, June 23
11am – 3 pm

Take a stroll through downtown Basking Ridge as Farmstead Arts presents Art On The Ridge, an indoor/outdoor art exhibit and sale on Saturday, June 23.  Five local businesses will host 20 local artists’ works from 11 AM – 3 PM.  Throughout the day, guitarist Arturo will provide entertainment on South Finley Avenue by Ridge Family Dentistry.  Following the event, The Ridge Tavern will host an Artists’ Reception that includes complementary hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar open to the public from 3-6 PM.   This is the first Art On The Ridge exhibit hosted by Farmstead Arts to bring awareness to the arts.

Five downtown businesses will be displaying art work and hosting artists, including The Brick Academy, 15 West Oak Street; Cafe Lotus, 77 South Maple Avenue; Coldwell Banker, 1 South Finley Avenue; Remax Classic Group, 47 South Finley Avenue; and Ridge Family Dentistry, 44-A South Finley Avenue.  Look for the balloons located outside the locations.  Participating artists include Vivian Bedoya, Alex Bigatti, Joanne Devine, Filip Everaert, Abi Fellows, Maryann Ficker, Darlene Foster, Anthony Galati, Laurine Gilbert,  Jim Gilbert, Mary Gunning, Kathleen Kirchner, Hilary Klimek, Linda Lam, Cinder LeDell, Kristina Lloyd, Yitzchok Moully, Letty Oratowski, Lorraine Regan, and David Smalley.

"Mayan Sun" by Susan Antin

“Mayan Sun” by Susan Antin

Art Classes with Susan Antin – Sign up Now!
In June and July, Susan Antin will be offering a a variety of art classes this June for teens and adults.  Please note that the art classes are being held at the Brick Academy, 15 West Oak Street in downtown Basking Ridge while restoration work is being done on the English Barn and the Farmhouse at the Farmstead this summer.

Drawing and Mixed Media Class: Saturdays, June 23 – July 28, 2012 (six week course) 10 AM – 12 Noon. Fee $175. .


  • Contemporary Collage: June 16. 10am –-2:30pm, $90

Sign up online at: or send a check with your contact info and class(es) you want, to Farmstead Arts at PO Box 155, Basking Ridge, NJ  07920.


“The Blue Marsh” by Anita McKenna Murphy

After School Art Classes with Artist Anita McKenna Murphy For Students in K-8 grade

Don’t miss this opportunity for young artists to to learn the benefits of thinking like a creater, drawing what they see and enhancing their own authentic expression through a variety of medium including pastel, charcol, and acrylics.   Sessions are $125 each.  Ms. McKenna-Murphy is a local artist and teacher at St. James School in Basking Ridge.  Her work is represented by Meli Melo in Bernardsville.  Her work has been commissioned by Mansion in May, The Hanson Gallery, and IFDA at the Museum of Art & Design in New York.    The classes will take place at the farmhouse at Farmstead Arts.  All professional supplies will be provided. To register, click this link: Anita Murphy Class Flyer ,fill out the form, and mail it directly to Ms. McKenna-Murphy.  All registration forms must be received two weeks in advance.

  • Session I Wednesdays, September 5-26, 3:30-4:30 pm
  • Session II Wednesdays, October 3-24, 3:30-4:30 pm
  • Session III Wednesdays, November 7-28, 3:30-4:30 pm

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