2017 Peto Cup Race Celebration: A-Cat Regatta & American Barbecue
Sponsored by Mount Gay Rum
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 Painting a Day Gain Valuable Insight from Oprah-favorite artist, Abbey Ryan
Drawing on her acclaimed career as a painter and teacher, Abbey shares how to strengthen your approach to painting and manage your internal painting dialogue so you’ll have a consistently positive painting experience. Abbey’s inspiring teaching approach balances all there is to love about painting with what she has identified as the most universally challenging aspects of painting.
Abbey begins by discussing topics such as selecting ideal still life objects, arranging a still life to see a “spark” and communicate an idea, and her strategies to begin a painting. Abbey also shares her thoughts on beauty, gesture, the Old Master’s concept of light as a subject, celebrating the sensitivities of a brush, and the role of classical still life painting in 2017.
Through live demonstrations and one-on-one instruction, Abbey reveals all of the techniques and methods that have made her daily painting practice so successful and prolific. Abbey will address subtleties of color mixing, lighting, canvas toning, palette choices, paint, mediums, blogging, galleries, showing, selling, relationships with collectors and marketing your work.
Abbey provides specific, actionable methods and inspiring tips tailored to you to help you move forward in painting.
John R. Grabach & Henry M. Gasser: Masters of the Newark School
Curated by renowned New Jersey trompe l’oeil painter and art collector Gary T. Erbe, John R. Grabach and Henry M. Gasser: Masters of The Newark School brings together 30 rarely-seen works from private collections that have never before been presented together.
At the turn of the 20th century, the confluence of art, professional artistic training, and industrialization taking place in Newark, New Jersey attracted and fueled a creative group of new artists that collectively would come to be known as “The Newark School.” John R. Grabach (1886-1981) and Henry M. Gasser (1909-1981) were prominent figures within this talented group.
Much like John F. Peto, John Grabach was a painter who retreated from public exhibitions and, as a result, his work was largely forgotten for decades. This exhibition will, for the first time, present Grabach’s work together with that of his student and colleague, Henry Gasser. Grabach played a multifaceted role in the life of the younger Gasser, serving as a teacher, father figure, mentor, and friend. These now celebrated artists, both of whom were born in Newark, were inspired by The Ashcan School of American artists that rejected the popular impressionist and realist painting styles of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. As painters, Grabach and Gasser became fascinated with the ever-changing metropolitan landscape, ultimately creating their own unique and distinct styles of urban realism.
This exhibition is being presented in partnership with Morven Museum & Garden in Princeton, NJ (www.morven.org), who will be hosting a complementary exhibition on The Newark School, Newark and the Culture of Art: 1900-1960, from June 21, 2017 – January 28, 2018
Through the Lens: John Frederick Peto and the Art of Photography
Current Exhibition will be extended until April 9, 2017
John F. Peto is celebrated as a foremost 19th century American artist and his paintings containing images of photographs, especially of Abraham Lincoln, are arguably some of his most famous works. However, the art that he created from behind the camera is a little-known part of Peto’s oeuvre that has never before been explored in exhibition form.
Sourcing from the collections of the John F. Peto Studio Museum, Smithsonian Archive of American Art (Washington, D.C.), Brandywine River Museum of Art (Chadds Ford, PA), Hagley Museum and Library (Wilmington, DE) and private collections, this exhibition brings together original photographic prints, glass plate negatives, paintings by the artist, Peto-owned objects depicted in his paintings and photographs, as well as the artist’s camera used to create his photographs. The exhibition will include numerous portraits taken by Peto along with a wide variety of other historic and rarely seen images. These include early photographs of Island Heights and Ocean County,New Jersey, work by Peto relative and American Civil War-era photographer William H. Bell (1830-1910), interior and exterior images of the house and artist’s studio which Peto designed, self-portraits taken in the studio, and staged pictures of Peto with family and friends, including his colleague and mentor, the renowned American still life painter William Harnett (1848-1892). This long-overdue examination of a relatively unknown aspect of this New Jersey artist’s life and work will be on view from October 8, 2016 – April 9, 2017
Located at 102 Cedar Avenue, Island Heights, NJ. The museum is open for guided tours of the house and special exhibition Monday through Friday by Appointment and on Saturdays and Sundays from 1 pm to 4 pm. Admission is $10 adults, $5 children, 12 and under FREE. For information call 732-929-4949.
Please join us for our 3rd FREE Summer Concert on the lawn of the John F. Peto Studio Museum. The NEW STANDARD featuring LAYONNE HOLMES perform new arrangements of old and modern standards from the American Jazz Song Book plus original recorded and unrecorded jazz compositions by various members of the group. The New Standard’s dynamic arrangements, combined with Layonne’s souful gospel voice, electrify audiences with artful jazz interpretations.
August 18, 2016 at 6:30 PM. 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.