Southwest Retrospective – Desert Views

A photography exhibit ….online through January 29.

A message from Roberta C. Scott, photographer: 

Although a native of New Jersey, I was compelled to visit the Southwest. I lived in Phoenix, Arizona for two years. I was drawn to the mystery of the desert with its spiraling saguaro cacti and the grandeur of spring flowers bursting into bloom. I was also awed by the depth and height of canyons; the wild fury of monsoon skies and the influences of Native American and Hispanic cultures. My photographic retrospective of Arizona spans more than 30 years.  I sincerely hope this exhibit will introduce you, the viewer, to a part of the USA that may magically call to you as it did to me.

Click on images below to scroll through the exhibit

About Roberta C. Scott: Born in Jersey City, NJ, Scott has been photographing for over 35 years. She has won several awards and has presented many one-woman shows in the United States. Scott has been published in Garden Magazine and was featured on Channel 8 Cable TV for her exhibit of  nature photographs. Her images are part of both private and permanent collections.

Scott graduated from the University of Idaho with a B.A. in Theatre Arts. At that time, she also received a Secondary Teaching Credential and for several years taught high school Media & Communication, Film & Literature and directed school plays in California. She moved back to Middlesex, New Jersey and completed a Master’s program in Theatre Arts at Rutgers University’s Mason Gross School of the Arts. She  has conducted photography workshops for community based organizations and was an instructor for five years for the “Becoming an Outdoors Woman” program sponsored by the New Jersey Division of Fish & Wildlife. Her body of work encompasses aspects from landscapes to still-life.

All framed works are for sale and can be purchased through Farmstead Arts Center. Dimensions are given in inches. Prices are in US dollars.  Prices listed do not include tax or shipping.

Funds for this event have been made possible in part by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, through the State/County Partnership Local Arts Program Grant administered by The Somerset County Cultural & Heritage Commission.

Questions & How to Purchase

As our offices are closed due to state restrictions, please email us at with any questions you have or to purchase art work.

When emailing please provide the following information:

  • Name of the piece
  • Any questions you have or request to purchase
  • Your name and contact information (email, telephone number)
  • Best way or time to reach you by telephone
  • City, State

All items are for sale. Dimensions are given in inches. Prices are in US dollars. Prices listed do not include tax or shipping.

We will answer your email and arrange a time to contact you for credit card payment information over the phone. We will email you a receipt. To save on shipping costs, and if you and the artist agree, arrangements will be made to pick up the item(s) at a mutually agreed to location. If pick up is not possible, shipping costs will be added to the purchase price.


Upcoming Events

  • Gallery Hours - Closed
    January 24, 2021|1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

  • Southwest Retrospective - Virtual Photo Exhibit
    January 24, 2021

Made possible, in part, by funds from the Somerset County Cultural & Heritage Commission, a partner of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. 

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