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Craft as Art
Opening Saturday, October 8, 2022

October 8th – December 18, 2022
Saturday and Sunday Tours
1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m.

All Members received an invitation to the members- only Exhibit Opening Cocktail Party.  Please R.S.V.P. to let us know you are planning to attend. 

Not a Member?  Join here and the first ten members will receive this exclusive invite.

Upcoming Event

Peto Presents: Tales of the Garden State: Shipwrecks, Storms, and Disasters Along the Jersey Shore

Presented by Rick Trimble, Retired History Teacher

Date and Time
Thursday, October 27, 2022
7:00 p.m to 9:00 p.m.

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

Last Weekend – September 17th and 18th

Saturday and Sunday Tours
1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m.

Gary T. Erbe explores the idiom of abstraction and cubism and how these modern principles can be integrated into Trompe l’oeil. Private or group tours are available. To schedule call 732-929-4949 or email info@petomuseum.org.

Board Member Spotlight

Constance Ollendorf Joins our Board of Trustees

Constance presently works as an interior designer, which she has been doing for 25 years. She has worked on hundreds of design projects in New Jersey and beyond. In the early stages of her career, she worked in the airline industry, which provided her the opportunity for extensive international travel. 
Constance has loved art her entire life. She first started private lessons when she was twelve and then went on to study art and art history in college. First at Baylor University, and then completing her formal education at the University of Texas.  

Do More with Your IRA

Did you know that your IRA can be used to support your favorite charities? Known as a qualified charitable distribution (QCD), if you are 70½ or older, you can use your IRA to make a tax-smart contribution to support the John F. Peto Studio Museum.

Your Benefits

  • IRA charitable gifts are excluded from gross income for federal income tax purposes.
  • If 72 or older, transfers can count toward your required minimum distribution (RMD) for the year in which you made the gift.
  • Your support will help the Peto fulfill its mission of supporting  the arts and bringing art instruction to underserved communities.

To take advantage of this opportunity, donors must be age 70½ or older at the time of the gift and transfers must be made directly from a traditional IRA account and through your plan administrator.

This message is for information purposes only and should not be considered financial advice. 401k, 403b and SEP do not qualify. Please consult your own financial or tax advisor.

John F. Peto Studio Museum Officers and Trustees for 2022


President: Linda Baxter
Vice President: Frank Parisi
Treasurer: Wendy Bright-Fallon
Secretary: Sue Swain


Eve Allison
Dennis Broschart
Delaney Burke
Elise Fialkowski
Marc Hajjar
Barbara Hanna
Judi Leone
Constance Ollendorf
David Shipman

Museum Curator: Harry Bower

Museum Administrator: Amanda Alsheimer

Volunteer Spotlight

A huge thank you to our September Docents and Greeters!

Claire Cagney, Mary Judge, Colleen Kehler, Dennis Broschart, Linda Clark, Harry Bower, Vincent Rendenna, Fran Jorin, Karen Totams, Denise Summer, and Mary Henderson