Past Exhibitions

2017 Art Shows:


March 2017


A Small Thing, But My Own

January 2-29, 2017

Photography show featuring works by Jim DelGiudice.

Here are some photos from art shows in 2016:

NJEAA Art of the Horse

October 16 – November 20, 2016

Farmstead Arts was pleased to welcome back the New Jersey Equine Artists’ Association for their seventh biennial national juried art show and sale. The exhibit included extraordinary paintings, sculptures and photographs of equines. It was a great success, in celebration of the NJEAA’s  17th anniversary.

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August 14 – September 18

An art show and sale highlighting the history of local farms and farm-related artwork in various mediums.  In addition to a display of original works of art, our galleries celebrated the long history of two of Bernards Township’s historic farms: the English Farm in Liberty Corner and our own Kennedy-Martin-Stelle Farmstead in Basking Ridge.  We were pleased to welcome Carol English as she shared with us her deeply rooted family history spanning 275 years on the English Farm.

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JULY 10, 2016 – AUGUST 5, 2016

Lunchtime - Philip Witt

Celebrating the beauty of the natural world with a stunning exhibit of  images by  local photographers, including Jordan Basem, Jack Moskowitz, Philip Witt, Cathy DesRochers and others.

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Artists Showcase – Featuring over 50 Works by 19 Artist-Members and Faculty of Farmstead Arts

 April 17 – May 29, 2016

Farmstead Member Show flyer 2016Participating artists included Basking Ridge artists Alex Bigatti, Jodi Bonthron, Tammy DeVoe, Sandy Furst, Meeta Garg, Irene Grabowski,  and William Schmitt, Warren artists, Suzanne Cline, Debbie Limoli, Doug Schiller, Barbara Starbuck and Cindy Wagner, Susan Antin of Manville, Terri Fraser of Lebanon, William Griffith of North Plainfield, Eve Gromeck of West Orange, Tracy Mistichelli of Three Bridges, Jolanta Talakiene from Far Hills, and Tina White of Summit, who is also a studio artist at the Farmstead.  The mediums include oils, acrylics, watercolor, pastel, photography, charcoal, mixed media, ceramics and pottery.

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And some wonderful memories from shows prior to 2016:

ArtSee Studio Art Show October 4 and 5, 2014

Farmstead was delighted to host 4 of the ArtSee Artists during the 2014 ArtSee Studio Art Tour.  Here are images from Joanne Devine, Regina DeFrancisco, Lorraine Nevers and Anthony Galati.

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First Annual Members’ Exhibit Opening March 23, 2014

Exhibit Dates: March 23 – April 6, 2014

Farmstead Arts was delighted to present the first Member and Faculty Art Show and Sale.  Participating artists included Basking Ridge artists Linda Arnold, Alex Bigatti, Serena Bocchino,  Rachel Keogh and Irene Grabowski, Bernardsville artists Laurine Gilbert and Gail Mardfin, Susan Haiken of Bedminster, Katya Karlonova of Springfield,  Joy Ann Cabanos of Westfield,  Doug Schiller and  Debbie Limoli, both from Warren, Gail Mardfin  Bedminster, Lorraine Nevers of Madison, Anna Vranckx of Far Hills and Susan Antin of Manville.   The mediums ranged from oils, acrylics, watercolor, colored pencil, and pastel to ceramics and fabric art.

The opening reception featured live music by the Lakeside Duo, with pianist Nicki  Denner and saxophonist/flautist Anton Denner. Performing jazz and latin classics, they have performed worldwide in such venues as Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center and the Apollo Theatre with artists such as Ray Charles, Rosemary Clooney and Doc Severinsen as well as many others. Here are some of the  works that were on display:

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Ridge High School Art Show at Farmstead Arts

Feb. 24 – March 17, 2014

Each year, the Farmstead is delighted to display  the amazing fine art and photography by the Ridge High School art students.  The 2014  show’s theme was Food, with inspiration from a field trip to Reading Terminal Market in Philadelphia.

Over the past summer, students from the AP studio art class at Ridge High School were assigned to research a homemade tasty delicacy. Their mission was to develop an image which would appeal to a person of epicurean tastes. The food theme was further developed by a field trip to Reading Terminal Market in Philadelphia, PA.

Reading Terminal Market is a historic public market. It sits within an old train terminal. Locally grown and exotic produce fill baskets in an array of colors and flavors. Amish specialties, fresh meats, seafood, and poultry are showcased behind glistening glass ready to be wrapped for potential customers.  Handmade confections and baked goods straight from the oven emit mouth-watering aromas. Everything you need to create a memorable meal, from cookbooks, to table linens, to kitchen ware, to fresh cut flowers, are available under one roof.  The visuals alone from the market offered a feast of images for the students to develop into art.

The field trip group consisted of AP Studio Art and Photo III students. These students had the unique opportunity to explore, document and eat savory treats as they gathered ideas for their art work. This exhibition displayed work inspired from these explorations.

The artwork made from this mini excursion also drew to our attention the importance of these school oriented field trips and the proximity Ridge High School has to one of our nation’s greatest cities that afford our students an essential form of visual exploration and an ability to share their unique vision.

In the spirit of Oliver Twist, “Food …Glorious Food!”

Poster for Ridge Art Show 2014

Poster for Ridge Art Show 2014 “More Please”

Wendell Jeffries, Teacher of AP Studio Art
William Ortega, Teacher of Photo III

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Contemporary Art Group, Oct 12 – Nov. 17, 2013

Thank you to the  27  artists from the Contemporary Art Group for wonderful a show from Oct. 12 – Nov. 17.  Special thanks to Gail Winbury and Tracy Lukner for organizing the show, and to Gail, Renee Post and Cynthia Weiss for a fun day of art on Nov 16 with hands on demonstrations of monotypes and other art and for sharing their talents with our young artists.  Bravi!

Here’s some photos from the opening reception of the CAG show, with music by Chris Aggabao, food and good company.   Photos courtesy of Jess Aggabao Photography.

CAG is a not for profit association of artists from Somerset, Hunterdon, Middlesex, Morris and Union Counties whose art ranges from abstracts to realist, in a wide variety of media including acrylics, oils, clay, collage, photography, watercolors, stone and printmaking.  Visit
 Participating Artists:
Francesca Azzara
Vasileki C. Birrell
Millicent Brody
Joy Ann Cabanos
Virginia Carroll
Karen Castano
Michael Endy
Maryann Ficker
Diane Gallo
Mel Holston
Terri Hood
Barbara Kaminska-Eddy
Maxine King
Donald Kuhn
Ed Lara
Tracey Luckner
Margaret McCrary-Anderson
Ghanshyam Patel
Tom Perri
Renee Post
Linnea Rhodes
Monica Schraiber Otero
Dorothy Siclare
Barbara Uhr
Rosalia Verdun
Cynthia Weiss
Gail Winbury

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“Unexpected Art”

By Artists from the Matheny School

June 2 – June  23, 2013

The Matheny Artists showed their amazing art and read their poetry and stories at the opening.  Truly inspirational!
The Matheny Artists showed their amazing art and read their poetry and stories at the opening. Truly inspirational!

Farmstead Arts  presented the first exhibit and sale in Basking Ridge by the Arts Access Center of the Matheny School in June 2013.   The Arts Access exhibition, “Unexpected Art,” featured the creative works of four artists who reside at Matheny’s Basking Ridge Community Residence including  fifteen paintings and a sampling of written works by Cheryl Chapin, Ellen Kane, Faith Stolz, and Jenny Cox. The opening  reception on June 2 also included live readings of poetry and stories by each of the artists.

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 Solo Works by Gail Winbury, April – May 2013

Gail Winbury’s Solo Show at Farmstead Arts April 14 – May 19, 2013 was a great success. Over 100 people attended the opening and her works of contemporary art were highly praised. Thank you Gail for a wonderful show!

Gail Winbury solo show at Farmstead Arts April 14 - May 19, 2013.

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Ridge HS AP Studio Art and Photography Show at Farmstead Arts
Feb 28 – March 17, 2013

Ridge High School studio photography and advanced placement art students  have displayed their art at the Farmstead in January or February of each of the past three years.  In 2013, the show featured works inspired by observations of commuter life, local train stations and the iconic Grand Central Terminal in NYC.   Photos from the opening reception, along with some of the art and artists, are shown here.  


Photos from the Ridge HS Railways Art Show Opening Reception 2013.  Photos by Will Ortega

Photos from the Ridge HS Railways Art Show Opening Reception 2013. Photos by Will Ortega

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