Past Exhibitions

2018 Art Shows:


The Great White Oak Tree:

An exhibit of History and Culture

June 10 – August 5, 2018

For 619 years this magnificent tree served as a gathering place in historic Bernards Township. Sadly, it’s life came to an end in 2017 and the tree was taken down. Since then, our community has come together in many ways to celebrate the life of that Great White Oak Tree. The wood has been shared far and wide, with branches and trunk sections on display and the building of a great communion table for the Presbyterian Church. New life is springing forth in the form of seedlings planted by local gardeners, all in the name of continuing the legacy of this extraordinary tree.

This exhibit will feature art in many media, including painting, drawing, poetry, sculpture, music, film and a community art project.

Reception: June 17 from 1:00 – 4:00 PM


Great White Oak Tree invitation


Artists Showcase

Annual show featuring work by Farmstead’s talented artists in a variety of media. 

April 22 – June 3, 2018

Participating artists: Alex Bigatti, Nancy Boney, Yvonne Chatlos, Tammy DeVoe, Glenn Donatiello, Margaret Fanning, Sandy Furst, Irene Grabowski, Kevin Grzejka, E. Susan Haiken, Heidi Heleniak, Catherine Kelly, Debbie Limoli, Tracy Mistichelli, Peggye Tombro, Edward Walter and Tina White.

Women in the Arts

An exhibit featuring local NJ women artists.  Part of Farmstead’s Women in the Arts celebration during the month of March.

March 4 – April 15, 2018

Featured artists:
Linda Arnold
Tammy DeVoe
Margaret Fanning
Tracy Mistichelli
Gail Winbury

Wednesday Afternoon - Tracy Mistichelli

“Wednesday Afternoon” by Tracy Mistichelli


Solar Energy 22x30 watercolor, Linda Arnold

Prairie by Tammy DeVoe

Lavandrea - Gail Winbury

Ridge High School Students

“The Midas Touch”

February 4 – 25, 2018

“The velvet walls and extensive collection of novels found at J. P. Morgan’s study in The Morgan Library and Museum, in addition to the shocking photos of new wealth flaunted by Los Angeles residents (for example, behind-the-scene pictures of plastic surgery and corrupt beauty pageants) taken by Lauren Greenfield, have inspired AP Art and Photo III students to embark on a voyage to animate their interpretation of wealth in the world.  In the upcoming art exhibition, photos taken at the exhibitions personalized by Photo students and manifestations of wealth conjured by Art students, will be shown.”

Ridge HS Student exhibit 2018

Picture This: America’s Roots Music

Photographs by Stephanie P. Ledgin

Award-winning photojournalist and author

From Every Stage: Images of America’s Roots Music

Foreword by Charles Osgood

January 7 – 28, 2018

From Carnegie Hall to the Grand Ole Opry, this stunning array of rare images by award-winning photojournalist Stephanie P. Ledgin documents onstage performances and unguarded backstage moments, historically tied to America’s multi-cultural traditions. “Hear” through the lens the sounds of folk, blues, Cajun, bluegrass, Celtic, country music, and more, captured in facial expressions, postures, and body language of musicians and dancers. This exhibit, derived from Ledgin’s second book, From Every Stage: Images of America’s Roots Music, originated at Nashville’s Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum and continued at Lincoln Center, among other prestigious spaces.


2017 Art Shows:

Some Drawings, Some Paintings

By Oscar Peterson

A show featuring works by portrait artist Oscar Peterson and selected students.

“This exhibition pulls back the curtain regarding the creation process. Showing the thought behind my art procedure and the (sketch/development/improvement steps) blueprint that I put into service.”

November 5 – December 21, 2017

Plein Air Abstract Landscape

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Oscar Peterson Self Portrait

Seven Artists Seven Teachers

Ridge HS Faculty Art Exhibit

Seven Artists Seven Teachers: an exhibition that showcased artwork from the Visual Arts Teachers at Ridge High School. They are all practicing artists who balance teaching with their personal work. The exhibit included a wide range of mediums including painting, photography, printmaking, ceramics and installation art. 

October 1 – 28, 2017

Participating Artists:

Jessica Demcsak (painting/ sculpture)
Jim Hamant (painting)
Wendell Jeffrey (printmaking)
Bruce Morozko (ceramics)
William A. Ortega (photography)
Laura Phillips (photography/painting)
Jason M. Stewart(painting / installation)


An art show and sale featuring the Farmstead’s studio artists, teachers and students

July 23 – September 10, 2017

Works of Wonder

by Stefano Junior

A collection of pieces celebrating heroes from comic book, pop culture, mythology and beyond.

June 4 – July 9, 2017

Farmstead Arts 2017 Members’ Show

Annual Exhibit and Sale showcasing the exquisite talent of Farmstead members

April 2 – May 28, 2017


March 2017


A Small Thing, But My Own

January 2-29, 2017

Photography show featuring works by Jim DelGiudice.

 Here are some images 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, 2016

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 2016

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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

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

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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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