2018 Peto Cup Race Celebration A-Cat Sailboat Regatta and American Barbecue


DATE: June 29

ADMISSION: $35 Advance – $40 at the door

TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/john-f-peto-studio-museum-16063885540

The A-Cat Sailboat Race Starts at 5:00 PM. Live Musicby the New Jersey Party Band will take place on Friday, June 29, 2018 6:00 PM to 9:30 pm at the Island Heights Yacht Club 66 River Avenue Island Heights, NJ 08732.

Silent and live auctions. Open bar is sponsored by Mt Gay Rum and beer will be Miller Lite and Yeungling. Food will be burgers, hot dogs, chicken, shrimp and steak.

Proceeds benefit the John F. Peto Museum, a 501c3 nonprofit organization.

Unpacking the Future: Important Works by Franz Jozef Ponstingl

MAY 12 – SEPTEMBER 9, 2018


Unpacking the Future: Important Works by Franz Jozef Ponstingl

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May 12 – September 9 2018

This show encompasses paintings and assorted sketches by artist, Franz Jozef Ponstingl, a surrealist painter with trompe l’oeil style.

For visiting and ticket Information: (732) 929-4949 – Ticket Link Coming Soon


Just A Stone’s Throw Away: A Short Video by John Columbus



WHEN: Friday, April 27, 2018, 7 pm

WHERE: The John F. Peto Studio Museum

TICKETS: $5 Suggested Donation at the Door


A 10 minute video about one of New Jersey’s most eminent artists of the 19th and 20th centuries, and who lived in Island Heights will be shown at the John F. Peto Studio Museum in Island Heights. Question and answer period will follow. BYO and suggest $5 donation.

Independent filmmaker and Island Heights resident, John Columbus will be present to discuss the making of the film. The voiceover artist, Ben Jaeger-Thomas and editor, Albert Vitiello as well as several members and visitors to the museum were important contributors to the film.


A Starry Night of Opera Music with the Soprano & Tenor Duet of Rachel Hippert and Jose Heredia

The John F. Peto Studio Museum presents

A Starry Night of Opera Music with the Soprano & Tenor Duet of Rachel Hippert and Jose Heredia


WHEN: Saturday, January 27, 2018, 7:30 pm

WHERE: Island Heights United Methodist Church, 111 Ocean Ave, Island, Island Heights, NJ

TICKETS: Doors open at 7pm, pay at door or via Eventbrite links below:



Proceeds benefit the John F. Peto Studio Museum

Rachel Hippert is an American soprano. Her recent productions include: Carmen (Micaëla) and Die Fledermaus (Rosalinda) with Amore Opera Company, Aida (High Priestess) with the New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera, Amahl and the Night Visitors (Mother) with the Brooklyn Philharmonia Chorus, Lakmé (Ellen) with West Side Opera Society, Idomeneo (Elettra) with the Opera Company of Brooklyn, and Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella(Cinderella) with Once Upon a Time, Inc. Ongoing projects include performing in partnership with the world peace organization Heavenly Culture World Peace Restoration of Light (HWPL) for various events in NYC, acting as a goodwill ambassador and associate artist with We Care for Humanity (WHC), with whom she has traveled abroad and performed for foreign dignitaries. Also, she serves as the resident soprano soloist for the Brooklyn Philharmonia Chorus and is a staple performer with the Opera Collective, part of the Music Under New York organization.

Jose Heredia is a 1st Prize winner in New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera’s 2014 International Vocal Competition, and an encouragement award winner in the 2015 Giulio Gari International Vocal Competition, Dominican tenor José Heredia has been called “A Golden-Age style tenor…that impresses immediately with his vibrant instrument and forward placement of tone” (Qonstage.com). He holds a BM from Nyack College School of Music, has attended the Manhattan School of Music, and has studied with The Metropolitan Opera’s Dr. Dana Talley and Migon Dunn. After making his debut as Rodolfo in Puccini’s “La Boheme” with the NJ Association of Verismo Opera in 2014, Mr. Heredia has sung the lead tenor roles in “Rigoletto”, “Carmen”, “La Taviata”, “Un ballo in Maschera”, “L’elisir d’amore”, Leoncavallo’s “La Boheme”, and “Tosca” with companies like NJAVO, Westside Opera Society, Bravo Alliance, Amore Opera and dell’arte Opera Ensemble. Mr. Heredia made his oratorio debut in 2012 as tenor soloist in Handel’s Messiah, and has toured Italy, Puerto Rico, and South Korea, where he sang over 34 successful concerts, some aired on live TV (NBC Korea). Mr. Heredia was praised for his portrayal of “Alfredo” in Dell’arte Opera Ensemble’s 2016 production of Verdi’s “La Traviata” by The Epoch Times, calling him a “Powerful voice with elegant style” (Theepochtimes.com). He is a resident artist and soloist with the Brooklyn Philharmonia Chorus. His current teachers are Dr. Dana Talley and Tamie Laurance.

2017 Tri-State Invitational of Trompe L’oeil



2017 Tri-State Invitational of Trompe L’oeil

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Welcome to the second invitational Trompe l’ Oeil exhibition at the John F. Peto Studio Museum. The first invitational consisted of artists who work in 3-dimensional form and from around the United States.This exhibition features 19 artists living in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania and over 50 pieces of art. Artists were invited to participate, either from previous exhibitions held at the Peto Studio Museum, word of mouth, or artists found from other art venues. Trompe l’ Oeil is a genre of still-life painting which “tricks the eye” by creating the illusion that the subject of the painting is real. Common place objects are painted with meticulous precision to create this deceptive realism. In addition to other painting techniques, Trompe l’ Oeil artists also make use of shadows to suggest depth as well as scale and size of objects.This exhibition includes noted Trompe l ’Oeil painters as well as young and upcoming artists; artists who challenge and inspire the viewer, artists who have a sense of humor, who use nostalgia and tongue-in-cheek references.

For visiting and ticket Information: (732) 929-4949 or petomuseum.org.





JULY 20 - The NEW STANDARD featuring Layonne Holmes


Please click the poster below for detailed information and rain dates



Doors open at 5:30 PM

A limited number of tables will be available for purchase (donation) at the door for $100.00 per table.



Peto Cup 2017

2017 Peto Cup Race Celebration: A-Cat Regatta & American Barbecue

Sponsored by Mount Gay Rum

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Join us for the 4th Annual Peto Cup Race after party Celebration featuring The New Jersey Party Band. Sponsorship by Mt. Gay Rum and the Peto Museum. Enjoy the music, food, drinks and fun for the evening celebrating the winners of the A Cat Regatta

Purchase tickets below. Advance tickets only !   At the Door admission is $ 40.00


A-Cat Registration

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