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Purchase Peto Cup Tickets by:

Friday, August 5, 2022 | 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Location:  Island Heights Yacht Club |65 River Ave.

$65 Advance | $75 at the door

Watch the A-Cat Race from the dock of Island Heights Yacht Club starting at 5:00 p.m.

Catered American BBQ, Live and Virtual Auctions, Live Band, 50/50 Raffle,
Mount Gay Rum hat toss and Open Bar

Exhibition Tours are available for online booking!

Open Weekends

Saturday and Sunday
1 p.m, 2 p.m., 3 p.m.
 Private tours available
call 732-929-4949

You won’t want to miss this unique exhibition organized by Historic Artists’ Homes and Studios, A Program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

The exhibit is comprised of photographs of the artists whose homes, studios, and landscapes, now open as public sites, comprise the membership of the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s national consortium, the Historic Artists’ Homes and Studios Program (artistshomes.org). This group of forty-eight affiliated sites includes the John F. Peto Studio Museum. 

Don’t miss it!

Classes are filling up fast! Session III has reached its capacity.

Session I      July 11, 2022 – July 15, 2022 
9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. 
(Hurry! One more spot available for Session I)

Session II     July 11, 2022 – July 15, 2022
12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.  
Registration for Session III has   
closed as we have reached full enrollment.

Session IV   Aug. 15, 2022 – Aug.19, 2022 
12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. 
(12 student limit for each session)

Cost: $100 per session
Ages:  7 – 12

Location:  John F. Peto Studio Museum
102 Cedar Ave. Island Heights, NJ 08732

*Includes gallery exhibition of children’s art upon completion

This program is made possible by a grant from Ocean First. #OceanFirstFoundation #InspiringImpact #OceanFirstPartner #OceanFirstGrantee

Peto Presents:

Valerie A. Balint – Illustrated Author’s Talk and Book Signing Persona and Place: Artists and Sites of the Historic Artists’ Homes and Studio Program

Friday, May 13, 2022  |  7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

John F. Peto Studio Museum 
102 Cedar Ave. | Island Heights, NJ 08732

*Special Membership Price available

We are again offering tables for rent during the concert.

To reserve your table and six chairs, send a check for $100 payable to:

The John F. Peto Studio Museum
PO Box 1022
Island Heights, NJ 08732

Be sure to include a note with your name, cell phone number or email address in case we need to contact you.

Tables are limited. So don’t delay!

“A Starry Night” Art Auction and Reception

John F. Peto Studio Museum hosting Ocean’s Harbor House “A Starry Night” Art Auction and Reception

Thursday, June 9, 2022
6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Rain date: Thursday, June 16, 2022 

  Featuring art created by youth residents of the
Ocean’s Harbor House
as part of an art therapy program. 

We will honor Kenneth Malagiere and Jonathan Z. Petro at the event. 

Guests can participate in online bidding and be treated to delicious food and beverages courtesy of Executive Chef Mike Jurusz of AGB in Seaside Park. Musical performances by the Zzak G. AOK Performance Group.

All proceeds will support Ocean’s Harbor House in providing shelter, support and services for homeless and vulnerable youth.

History through Peto’s Paintings

This month our Museum Curator, Harry Bower and Board member Barbara Hanna provided a lecture and tour to the High School History Club from the Ocean County Historical Society.  The students attend Toms River High School South and enjoyed the lecture entitled, History through Peto’s Paintings. 

Expression through Art

The John F. Peto Studio Museum collaborated with The Presbyterian Church of Toms River to kick-start an art program for teens and adults who are part of the Special Needs Ministry.  The joy of painting was experienced by all. 

Building Bridges

Above:  Peto inspired still-life drawings with pastels done by 6th graders at Hugh J. Boyd Elementary School.

Board member Barbara Hanna and Museum Administrator Amanda Alsheimer visited the Upper Shores Library in Lavallette to view the artwork that the Hugh J. Boyd elementary school students created through the Building Bridges Grant.  The John F. Peto inspired artwork has been on display for the month of April in honor of student art month.  

Thank you to our members for making the opening of our spring exhibit, Preserving Creative Spaces, a HUGE SUCCESS!!!

Above:  Members enjoying a cocktail party to celebrate the opening of our new exhibit while listening to Linda Baxter present the line-up of upcoming events. 

Volunteer Spotlight

Above:  Docent, Frances Jorin with Granddaughter Gianna Fiorentino

We asked what they enjoy most about volunteering at the John F. Peto Studio Museum: 

Frances Jorin:  “My volunteer experience as a docent at the Peto Museum has provided me with the opportunity to feel that I am in a different time and place for the brief time that I am in the house as a volunteer. John F. Peto and his family become alive to me and I enjoy sharing that experience and information with the guests who visit.  A highlight of my time as a volunteer was to bring my 19-year-old granddaughter down to the Museum and Studio for a private tour on a Saturday afternoon. She took pictures, enjoyed every moment of it and then her words to me when she left were, “Grandma I learned so much today,” just as I have by volunteering at Peto.