The John F. Peto Studio Museum presents “Peto Museum From Home”, In this virtual exhibition born on social media, we feature local artists who use their art to express support, beauty, and despair pertaining to the 2020 Covid-19 pandemic. #petomuseumfromhome
Kirsten Kraa, Julie Angela Theresa, Russ Roe, Elissa Arbeitman, Mel Ahlborn, Russell A. Case, Win Zibeon, Natalie Featherston, Jason Borbay, Joan Gallager, Jeremy Penn, Constance Foley, Ryan Santiago, Charlie Fogel, Frank Parisi, Thomas Holton, Brittany James, Johnathan J. Scialabba, Gregg Emery, Abbie Davidson
Abbie Davidson is a writer and photographer from Toms River, New Jersey. Her pieces capture the realism of human emotion and experience. Scroll through to read Davidson’s full prose about working at a grocery store in the middle of a pandemic.
𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘮𝘢𝘴𝘬𝘦𝘥 𝘮𝘢𝘯 𝘸𝘢𝘭𝘬𝘴 𝘯𝘦𝘳𝘷𝘰𝘶𝘴𝘭𝘺 𝘶𝘱 𝘵𝘰 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘥𝘰𝘰𝘳 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘧𝘰𝘰𝘥 𝘴𝘵𝘰𝘳𝘦
𝘛𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘪𝘴 𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘧𝘪𝘳𝘴𝘵 𝘵𝘪𝘮𝘦 𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘪𝘯 𝘸𝘦𝘦𝘬𝘴 𝘢𝘧𝘵𝘦𝘳 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘱𝘢𝘯𝘥𝘦𝘮𝘪𝘤 𝘴𝘸𝘦𝘱𝘵 𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘳 𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘵𝘰𝘸𝘯
𝘏𝘦 𝘵𝘢𝘬𝘦𝘴 𝘢 𝘥𝘦𝘦𝘱 𝘣𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘵𝘩 𝘪𝘯 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘶𝘳𝘯𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘬𝘯𝘰𝘣.
𝘐𝘯𝘴𝘪𝘥𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘴𝘵𝘰𝘳𝘦, 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘨𝘴 𝘴𝘦𝘦𝘮, 𝘲𝘶𝘪𝘵𝘦 𝘭𝘪𝘬𝘦 𝘩𝘦 𝘳𝘦𝘮𝘦𝘮𝘣𝘦𝘳𝘦𝘥 𝘪𝘵 𝘣𝘦𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘣𝘦𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘦.
𝘔𝘶𝘴𝘪𝘤 𝘱𝘭𝘢𝘺𝘪𝘯𝘨, 𝘤𝘶𝘴𝘵𝘰𝘮𝘦𝘳𝘴 𝘸𝘢𝘭𝘬𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘩𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘴, 𝘦𝘮𝘱𝘭𝘰𝘺𝘦𝘦𝘴 𝘱𝘶𝘵𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘢𝘸𝘢𝘺 𝘱𝘢𝘤𝘬𝘢𝘨𝘦𝘥 𝘨𝘰𝘰𝘥𝘴.
𝘛𝘩𝘰𝘶𝘨𝘩 𝘯𝘰𝘸 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘦’𝘴 𝘢 𝘴𝘦𝘯𝘴𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘱𝘢𝘯𝘪𝘤 𝘪𝘯 𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘺𝘰𝘯𝘦𝘴 𝘮𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵.
𝘚𝘵𝘢𝘯𝘥𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘣𝘦𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘤𝘰𝘶𝘯𝘵𝘦𝘳;
𝘈 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘯𝘨 𝘨𝘪𝘳𝘭,
𝘋𝘦𝘴𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘢𝘵𝘦 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘢𝘪𝘳, 𝘭𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘢𝘥𝘦𝘥 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘩𝘦𝘢𝘵𝘦𝘥 𝘵𝘳𝘪𝘦𝘴 𝘵𝘰 𝘣𝘦 𝘩𝘦𝘭𝘱𝘧𝘶𝘭, 𝘵𝘩𝘰𝘶𝘨𝘩 𝘪𝘵 𝘪𝘴𝘯’𝘵 𝘦𝘯𝘰𝘶𝘨𝘩.
𝘗𝘦𝘰𝘱𝘭𝘦 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘴𝘤𝘢𝘳𝘦𝘥.
— Prose and Photograghs by Abbie Davidson (@abbie.normal)
Painter of large gestural abstractions while simultaneously sketching people everywhere he goes, Gregg Emery (@greggvemery) was born and raised just outside the Akwesasne Mohawk Reservation in a border town in upstate New York and has spent the past 20+ years in New York and New Jersey as an artist and art teacher. Check out Emery’s full portfolio at www.greggemery.com
“𝘈𝘧𝘵𝘦𝘳 𝘴𝘶𝘳𝘷𝘪𝘷𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘢 𝟸 𝘸𝘦𝘦𝘬 𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘴𝘰𝘯𝘢𝘭 𝘣𝘢𝘵𝘵𝘭𝘦 𝘢𝘵 𝘩𝘰𝘮𝘦 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘷𝘪𝘳𝘶𝘴, 𝘐 𝘸𝘢𝘯𝘵𝘦𝘥 𝘵𝘰 𝘴𝘵𝘢𝘺 𝘢𝘵 𝘩𝘰𝘮𝘦 𝘣𝘶𝘵 𝘢𝘭𝘴𝘰 𝘴𝘩𝘰𝘸 𝘨𝘳𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘵𝘶𝘥𝘦 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘸𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘴𝘦 𝘱𝘦𝘰𝘱𝘭𝘦 𝘸𝘦𝘳𝘦 𝘧𝘢𝘤𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘪𝘯 𝘰𝘳𝘥𝘦𝘳 𝘵𝘰 𝘩𝘦𝘭𝘱 𝘬𝘦𝘦𝘱 𝘶𝘴 𝘴𝘢𝘧𝘦 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘮𝘰𝘷𝘦 𝘶𝘴 𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘸𝘢𝘳𝘥. 𝘐 𝘢𝘭𝘴𝘰 𝘵𝘩𝘰𝘶𝘨𝘩𝘵 𝘪𝘵 𝘸𝘰𝘶𝘭𝘥 𝘣𝘦 𝘪𝘮𝘱𝘰𝘳𝘵𝘢𝘯𝘵 𝘵𝘰 𝘪𝘮𝘮𝘰𝘳𝘵𝘢𝘭𝘪𝘻𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘮𝘰𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘧𝘶𝘵𝘶𝘳𝘦 𝘨𝘦𝘯𝘦𝘳𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘴. 𝘚𝘬𝘦𝘵𝘤𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘱𝘩𝘰𝘵𝘰𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘧𝘪𝘳𝘴𝘵 𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘱𝘰𝘯𝘥𝘦𝘳𝘴, 𝘥𝘰𝘤𝘵𝘰𝘳𝘴, 𝘱𝘰𝘴𝘵𝘢𝘭, 𝘥𝘦𝘭𝘪𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘺 & 𝘨𝘳𝘰𝘤𝘦𝘳𝘺 𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘬𝘦𝘳𝘴 𝘥𝘳𝘢𝘸𝘪𝘯𝘨𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘴𝘦 ‘𝘏𝘦𝘳𝘰𝘦𝘴’ 𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘪𝘳 𝘗𝘗𝘌 (𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘴𝘰𝘯𝘢𝘭 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘵𝘦𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘷𝘦 𝘦𝘲𝘶𝘪𝘱𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵).”
Johnathan J. Scialabba
𝐉𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐧 𝐉. 𝐒𝐜𝐢𝐚𝐥𝐚𝐛𝐛𝐚 ( @whoisjonscialabba ) is an artist and writer from Jackson, New Jersey. His work focuses on reminding the viewer that art can change the way we view the world. Check out more of Scialabba’s work at www.jonathanjstudio.com.
“𝘈𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘣𝘦𝘨𝘪𝘯𝘯𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘲𝘶𝘢𝘳𝘢𝘯𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘦, 𝘐 𝘴𝘢𝘸 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘴𝘰𝘤𝘪𝘢𝘭 𝘮𝘦𝘥𝘪𝘢 𝘱𝘰𝘴𝘵𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘱𝘦𝘰𝘱𝘭𝘦 𝘶𝘳𝘨𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘰𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘴 𝘵𝘰 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘦 𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘢 𝘯𝘦𝘸 𝘴𝘬𝘪𝘭𝘭, 𝘮𝘰𝘳𝘦 𝘬𝘯𝘰𝘸𝘭𝘦𝘥𝘨𝘦, 𝘢 𝘴𝘪𝘥𝘦 𝘩𝘶𝘴𝘵𝘭𝘦, 𝘦𝘵𝘤. 𝘛𝘩𝘰𝘴𝘦 𝘱𝘰𝘴𝘵𝘴 𝘴𝘭𝘰𝘸𝘭𝘺 𝘥𝘪𝘴𝘴𝘪𝘱𝘢𝘵𝘦𝘥. 𝘐 𝘣𝘦𝘭𝘪𝘦𝘷𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘥𝘪𝘴𝘴𝘪𝘱𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘸𝘢𝘴 𝘢 𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘶𝘭𝘵 𝘰𝘧 𝘱𝘦𝘰𝘱𝘭𝘦 𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘭𝘪𝘻𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘪𝘳 𝘩𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘵 𝘴𝘰𝘶𝘨𝘩𝘵 𝘣𝘢𝘭𝘢𝘯𝘤𝘦. 𝘐𝘵 𝘪𝘴 𝘫𝘶𝘴𝘵 𝘢𝘴 𝘪𝘮𝘱𝘰𝘳𝘵𝘢𝘯𝘵 𝘵𝘰 𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘵 𝘢𝘴 𝘪𝘵 𝘪𝘴 𝘵𝘰 𝘤𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘵𝘦, 𝘭𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘯, 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘨𝘳𝘰𝘸. 𝘞𝘩𝘪𝘭𝘦 𝘴𝘦𝘦𝘬𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘦𝘲𝘶𝘪𝘭𝘪𝘣𝘳𝘪𝘶𝘮 𝘮𝘺𝘴𝘦𝘭𝘧, 𝘐 𝘴𝘱𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘴𝘰𝘮𝘦 𝘵𝘪𝘮𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘤𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘵𝘦 𝘢 𝘣𝘦𝘢𝘶𝘵𝘪𝘧𝘶𝘭 𝘸𝘰𝘮𝘢𝘯 𝘸𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘢 𝘧𝘢𝘤𝘦 𝘮𝘢𝘴𝘬 𝘵𝘰 𝘦𝘹𝘱𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘮𝘦: 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘦 𝘪𝘴 𝘣𝘦𝘢𝘶𝘵𝘺 𝘪𝘯 𝘣𝘢𝘭𝘢𝘯𝘤𝘦. ”
𝐁𝐫𝐢𝐭𝐭𝐚𝐧𝐲 𝐉𝐚𝐦𝐞𝐬 ( @brittanyjamesart ) is a Jersey Shore native and began painting in Island Heights in 1995 with mentor Elaine Sgambati. James graduated from MSU with a BFA degree concentrated in oil painting in 2009 and has been a full-time artist ever since. In addition to painting, James teaches painting and life drawing classes for adults at @art629gallery and runs an open studio for local artists. Check out more of Jame’s beautiful work at www.brittanyjamesart.com.
“𝘗𝘢𝘪𝘯𝘵𝘦𝘥 𝘥𝘶𝘳𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘱𝘢𝘯𝘥𝘦𝘮𝘪𝘤, “𝘋𝘪𝘴𝘪𝘯𝘵𝘦𝘨𝘳𝘢𝘵𝘦” 𝘴𝘩𝘰𝘸𝘴 𝘧𝘦𝘢𝘳 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘶𝘯𝘬𝘯𝘰𝘸𝘯 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘧𝘦𝘦𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘨𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘧𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘢𝘱𝘢𝘳𝘵.”
𝐓𝐡𝐨𝐦𝐚𝐬 𝐇𝐨𝐥𝐭𝐨𝐧 ( @thomas_holton_photography ) is a NYC based photographer best known for his long term project “The Lams of Ludlow Street” which has been published and exhibited globally. Read more about Holton’s project at lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2016/03/17/thomas-holton-new-york-ludlow
“𝘈𝘴 𝘢 𝘱𝘩𝘰𝘵𝘰𝘨𝘳𝘢𝘱𝘩𝘦𝘳 𝘸𝘩𝘰 𝘩𝘢𝘴 𝘣𝘦𝘦𝘯 𝘱𝘩𝘰𝘵𝘰𝘨𝘳𝘢𝘱𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘢 𝘴𝘪𝘯𝘨𝘭𝘦 𝘧𝘢𝘮𝘪𝘭𝘺 𝘪𝘯 𝘕𝘠𝘊’𝘴 𝘊𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘢𝘵𝘰𝘸𝘯 𝘯𝘦𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘣𝘰𝘳𝘩𝘰𝘰𝘥 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘳 𝟷𝟽 𝘺𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘴, 𝘪𝘵 𝘩𝘢𝘴 𝘣𝘦𝘦𝘯 𝘩𝘢𝘳𝘥 𝘵𝘰 𝘢𝘥𝘫𝘶𝘴𝘵 𝘵𝘰 𝘣𝘦𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘢𝘱𝘢𝘳𝘵 𝘧𝘳𝘰𝘮 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘮 𝘢𝘴 𝘮𝘺 𝘧𝘢𝘮𝘪𝘭𝘺 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘐 𝘪𝘴𝘰𝘭𝘢𝘵𝘦 𝘰𝘶𝘳𝘴𝘦𝘭𝘷𝘦𝘴 𝘪𝘯 𝘉𝘳𝘰𝘰𝘬𝘭𝘺𝘯. 𝘌𝘷𝘦𝘯 𝘢𝘴 𝘢 𝘭𝘪𝘧𝘦𝘭𝘰𝘯𝘨 𝘕𝘠𝘊 𝘬𝘪𝘥, 𝘐 𝘴𝘢𝘥𝘭𝘺 𝘢𝘥𝘮𝘪𝘵 𝘵𝘰 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘯𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘳 𝘣𝘦𝘦𝘯 𝘵𝘰 𝘯𝘶𝘮𝘦𝘳𝘰𝘶𝘴 𝘯𝘦𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘣𝘰𝘳𝘩𝘰𝘰𝘥𝘴 𝘴𝘰 𝘐 𝘵𝘰𝘰𝘬 𝘪𝘵 𝘶𝘱𝘰𝘯 𝘮𝘺𝘴𝘦𝘭𝘧 𝘵𝘰 𝘦𝘹𝘱𝘭𝘰𝘳𝘦 𝘉𝘳𝘰𝘰𝘬𝘭𝘺𝘯 𝘷𝘪𝘢 𝘣𝘪𝘬𝘦 𝘥𝘶𝘳𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘱𝘢𝘯𝘥𝘦𝘮𝘪𝘤 𝘢𝘴 𝘢 𝘸𝘢𝘺 𝘵𝘰 𝘴𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘴𝘧𝘺 𝘮𝘺 𝘤𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘷𝘦 𝘯𝘦𝘦𝘥𝘴 (𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘰 𝘨𝘦𝘵 𝘦𝘹𝘦𝘳𝘤𝘪𝘴𝘦!). 𝘛𝘩𝘦𝘴𝘦 𝘱𝘰𝘪𝘨𝘯𝘢𝘯𝘵, 𝘲𝘶𝘪𝘦𝘵 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘰𝘧𝘵𝘦𝘯 𝘧𝘶𝘯𝘯𝘺 𝘪𝘮𝘢𝘨𝘦𝘴 𝘮𝘢𝘬𝘦 𝘮𝘦 𝘭𝘰𝘷𝘦 𝘮𝘺 𝘩𝘰𝘮𝘦𝘵𝘰𝘸𝘯 𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘯 𝘮𝘰𝘳𝘦.”
𝐂𝐡𝐚𝐫𝐥𝐢𝐞 𝐅𝐨𝐠𝐞𝐥 ( @charliefogel ) has been creating comics for the wealthy and the beautiful for over 20 years.
𝐅𝐫𝐚𝐧𝐤 𝐏𝐚𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐢 (@frankpphoto) is a well-known photographer who lives in Island Heights, and specializes in capturing sailboats racing, sunrises and sunsets, and shore scenes. More of his work can be seen at www.frankparisiphotography.com.
“𝘛𝘩𝘦𝘴𝘦 𝘱𝘩𝘰𝘵𝘰𝘨𝘳𝘢𝘱𝘩𝘴 𝘸𝘦𝘳𝘦 𝘵𝘢𝘬𝘦𝘯 𝘪𝘯 𝘐𝘴𝘭𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘏𝘦𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘥𝘢𝘺 𝘢𝘧𝘵𝘦𝘳 𝘢 𝘭𝘰𝘤𝘬𝘥𝘰𝘸𝘯 𝘸𝘢𝘴 𝘥𝘦𝘤𝘭𝘢𝘳𝘦𝘥 𝘣𝘺 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘣𝘰𝘳𝘰𝘶𝘨𝘩 𝘤𝘰𝘶𝘯𝘤𝘪𝘭. 𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘴𝘤𝘦𝘯𝘦𝘴 𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘴𝘦 𝘱𝘩𝘰𝘵𝘰𝘴 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘱𝘰𝘱𝘶𝘭𝘢𝘳 𝘴𝘪𝘵𝘦𝘴, 𝘶𝘴𝘶𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘺 𝘣𝘳𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘱𝘦𝘰𝘱𝘭𝘦 𝘫𝘰𝘨𝘨𝘪𝘯𝘨, 𝘮𝘰𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘪𝘳 𝘤𝘩𝘪𝘭𝘥𝘳𝘦𝘯, 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘴𝘦𝘯𝘪𝘰𝘳 𝘤𝘪𝘵𝘪𝘻𝘦𝘯𝘴 𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘧𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘩 𝘢𝘪𝘳 𝘰𝘯 𝘢 𝘣𝘦𝘢𝘶𝘵𝘪𝘧𝘶𝘭 𝘚𝘱𝘳𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘥𝘢𝘺. 𝘛𝘰 𝘴𝘦𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘮 𝘤𝘭𝘰𝘴𝘦𝘥 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘲𝘶𝘪𝘦𝘵, 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘪𝘳 𝘷𝘪𝘵𝘢𝘭𝘪𝘵𝘺 𝘴𝘶𝘴𝘱𝘦𝘯𝘥𝘦𝘥, 𝘸𝘢𝘴 𝘶𝘯𝘴𝘦𝘵𝘵𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘨, 𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘯 𝘫𝘢𝘳𝘳𝘪𝘯𝘨. 𝘐 𝘴𝘩𝘰𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘴𝘦 𝘪𝘮𝘢𝘨𝘦𝘴 𝘵𝘰 𝘤𝘢𝘱𝘵𝘶𝘳𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘶𝘯𝘴𝘦𝘵𝘵𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘧𝘦𝘦𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘰 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘷𝘦𝘺 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘴𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘰𝘶𝘴𝘯𝘦𝘴𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘴𝘪𝘵𝘶𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯, 𝘦𝘴𝘱𝘦𝘤𝘪𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘺 𝘪𝘵𝘴 𝘦𝘧𝘧𝘦𝘤𝘵 𝘰𝘯 𝘢 𝘴𝘮𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘩𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘰𝘳𝘪𝘤 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘮𝘶𝘯𝘪𝘵𝘺 𝘢𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘑𝘦𝘳𝘴𝘦𝘺 𝘚𝘩𝘰𝘳𝘦.”
Based currently in Lavallette, New Jersey, 𝐑𝐲𝐚𝐧 𝐒𝐚𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐚𝐠𝐨’s ( @minisants ) photographs and music evoke ambient, nostalgic, airy, and wistful feelings. See more of Santiago’s work at minisants.com
“𝘉𝘦𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘢 𝘴𝘶𝘳𝘧𝘦𝘳, 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘤𝘭𝘰𝘴𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘣𝘦𝘢𝘤𝘩𝘦𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘣𝘰𝘢𝘳𝘥𝘸𝘢𝘭𝘬𝘴 𝘥𝘶𝘳𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘱𝘪𝘵 𝘰𝘧 𝘢 𝘭𝘰𝘤𝘬𝘥𝘰𝘸𝘯 𝘵𝘰𝘰𝘬 𝘢 𝘵𝘰𝘭𝘭 𝘰𝘯 𝘮𝘺 𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘢𝘭 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘱𝘩𝘺𝘴𝘪𝘤𝘢𝘭 𝘩𝘦𝘢𝘭𝘵𝘩. 𝘛𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘱𝘩𝘰𝘵𝘰 𝘸𝘢𝘴 𝘪𝘯𝘵𝘦𝘯𝘥𝘦𝘥 𝘵𝘰 𝘣𝘦 𝘴𝘰𝘧𝘵 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘯𝘰𝘴𝘵𝘢𝘭𝘨𝘪𝘤, 𝘣𝘶𝘵 𝘢𝘭𝘴𝘰 𝘢 𝘣𝘪𝘵 𝘪𝘯-𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳-𝘧𝘢𝘤𝘦. 𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘤𝘭𝘰𝘴𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘣𝘦𝘢𝘤𝘩𝘦𝘴 𝘬𝘪𝘯𝘥 𝘰𝘧 𝘱𝘶𝘴𝘩𝘦𝘥 𝘮𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘧𝘳𝘪𝘯𝘨𝘦𝘴, 𝘢𝘴 𝘴𝘶𝘳𝘧𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘪𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘧𝘪𝘳𝘴𝘵 𝘰𝘶𝘵𝘭𝘦𝘵 𝘢𝘴𝘪𝘥𝘦 𝘧𝘳𝘰𝘮 𝘮𝘶𝘴𝘪𝘤 𝘵𝘰 𝘣𝘳𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘢𝘯𝘺 𝘴𝘰𝘳𝘵 𝘰𝘧 𝘤𝘭𝘢𝘳𝘪𝘵𝘺, 𝘸𝘩𝘦𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳 𝘪𝘵 𝘣𝘦 𝘦𝘮𝘰𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘢𝘭 𝘰𝘳 𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘢𝘭 𝘴𝘵𝘢𝘣𝘪𝘭𝘪𝘵𝘺.”
𝐂𝐨𝐧𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐅𝐨𝐥𝐞𝐲 ( @at12exit ) is an amateur photographer based in central New Jersey.
“𝘐 𝘵𝘰𝘰𝘬 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘴𝘦 𝘱𝘩𝘰𝘵𝘰𝘴 𝘢𝘴 𝘐 𝘵𝘩𝘰𝘶𝘨𝘩𝘵 𝘪𝘵 𝘸𝘢𝘴 𝘢 𝘳𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘮𝘰𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘪𝘮𝘦 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘐 𝘸𝘢𝘯𝘵𝘦𝘥 𝘵𝘰 𝘤𝘢𝘱𝘵𝘶𝘳𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘵𝘪𝘮𝘦 𝘴𝘰 𝘸𝘦 𝘯𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘳 𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘨𝘦𝘵 𝘪𝘵. 𝘛𝘩𝘦𝘴𝘦 𝘸𝘦𝘳𝘦 𝘵𝘢𝘬𝘦𝘯 𝘢𝘳𝘰𝘶𝘯𝘥 𝘌𝘢𝘴𝘵𝘦𝘳 𝘸𝘩𝘦𝘯 𝘮𝘢𝘴𝘬𝘴 𝘸𝘦𝘳𝘦 𝘫𝘶𝘴𝘵 𝘣𝘦𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘱𝘢𝘳𝘵 𝘰𝘧 𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘺 𝘥𝘢𝘺 𝘭𝘪𝘧𝘦. 𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘱𝘩𝘰𝘵𝘰𝘴 𝘸𝘦𝘳𝘦 𝘵𝘢𝘬𝘦𝘯 𝘪𝘯 𝘍𝘳𝘦𝘦𝘩𝘰𝘭𝘥, 𝘕𝘦𝘸 𝘉𝘳𝘶𝘯𝘴𝘸𝘪𝘤𝘬, 𝘙𝘦𝘥 𝘉𝘢𝘯𝘬 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘗𝘦𝘳𝘵𝘩 𝘈𝘮𝘣𝘰𝘺. ”
New York-based artist 𝐉𝐞𝐫𝐞𝐦𝐲 𝐏𝐞𝐧𝐧 ( @jeremypenn ) was born in 1979 and has works that are prized within some of the most prestigious institutions and modern art collections in the world.
“𝘔𝘺 𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘬 𝘦𝘹𝘱𝘭𝘰𝘳𝘦𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘥𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘭𝘰𝘱𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘱𝘰𝘸𝘦𝘳 𝘰𝘧 𝘩𝘶𝘮𝘢𝘯 𝘱𝘰𝘭𝘢𝘳𝘪𝘵𝘪𝘦𝘴. 𝘔𝘺 𝘶𝘴𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘤𝘰𝘭𝘰𝘳 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘮𝘪𝘳𝘳𝘰𝘳𝘦𝘥 𝘴𝘶𝘳𝘧𝘢𝘤𝘦𝘴 𝘤𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘵𝘦𝘴 𝘢 𝘴𝘱𝘢𝘤𝘦 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘰𝘣𝘴𝘦𝘳𝘷𝘦𝘳 𝘵𝘰 𝘣𝘦𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘦 𝘱𝘢𝘳𝘵 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘬 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘧𝘪𝘯𝘥 𝘣𝘢𝘭𝘢𝘯𝘤𝘦 𝘪𝘯 𝘮𝘰𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘴𝘦𝘭𝘧-𝘳𝘦𝘧𝘭𝘦𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯.”
Joan Gallager ( @joangallagherphotography) is a artist/photographer based in New Jersey.
“The goal was to seek a rainbow in the window a sign of thanks in the yard or American flag at least once every walk. Everything else or things that just made me smile. Some days I didn’t feel like walking with the weather was not very nice I would either be in my backyard or in my home setting up still lives.”
Jason Borbay ( @borbay) A self-represented, originally from Long Island, NY — BORBAY creates visually arresting paintings of world-renowned neon signs, and deep textual collage-painting portraits
“I kicked-off this 60”X60” painting of Radio City Music Hall in January… it was completed in an entirely different world. When COVID-19 struck, my children were removed from school, my Wife had to close her acupuncture practice… but, as most artist’s can relate — very little changed in my day-to-day. Painting as a career is essentially a self-inflicted quarantine. The biggest change? I began live-streaming from the studio, daily. With everyone stranded and cooped-up — suddenly, watching ‘paint dry’ became interesting. It took a global pandemic to truly share my world…”
Natalie Featherston (@nfeatherston_fine_art) Natalie Featherston is an established contemporary realist painter specializing in trompe l’oeil; she is represented by fine art galleries across the country, and her paintings have won awards from many distinguished art organizations.
Featherson created “Nesting Instinct” right as the stay at home orders went into effect. The work is oil on three dimensional panel, 10x8x2in. She has shot it in the round as one would do with a sculpture to show the sides and depth of the piece.
Win Zibeon (@winzibeon) Win Zibeon is known for trompe l’oeil surrealistic Anti-Landscapes most of them inspired by climate change. An award-winning artist, his work has been exhibited in New York City, the Hudson Valley, the Hamptons plus in galleries in New Jersey (including The John F. Peto Studio Museum), CT and more. Zibeon lives and works in Rockland County, NY. More of his art can be seen at www.winzibeon.com
Zibeon created “Covid-19 #1,” a self-portrait, and “Extinct,” a shaped painting, both inspired by the terrifying worldwide pandemic.
𝐑𝐮𝐬𝐬𝐞𝐥𝐥 𝐀. 𝐂𝐚𝐬𝐞 ( @racdesignstudio ) is a trompe l’oeil painter incorporating multiple visual languages at one time in one image to tell a story about “now” very much in the tradition of American Trompe L’oeil painting. View more of Case’s work at www.russellalticecase.me/
𝐌𝐞𝐥 𝐀𝐡𝐥𝐛𝐨𝐫𝐧 ( @melahlborn ) is an American artist whose artistic expression draws upon cultural symbolism with historically complex commonalities. See more of Ahlborn’s work at melahlborn.com
“𝘓𝘪𝘬𝘦 ‘𝘈𝘥𝘥𝘪𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘔𝘢𝘥𝘰𝘯𝘯𝘢’ 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘮𝘺 𝘰𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳 𝘔𝘢𝘥𝘰𝘯𝘯𝘢 𝘱𝘢𝘪𝘯𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨𝘴, 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘱𝘪𝘦𝘤𝘦 𝘰𝘧𝘧𝘦𝘳𝘴 𝘱𝘳𝘢𝘺𝘦𝘳𝘴, 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘴𝘰𝘭𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯, 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘩𝘰𝘱𝘦 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘢𝘯𝘺𝘰𝘯𝘦 𝘸𝘩𝘰 𝘪𝘴 𝘤𝘢𝘶𝘨𝘩𝘵 𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘥𝘦𝘴𝘵𝘳𝘶𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘷𝘦 𝘤𝘩𝘢𝘰𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘊𝘖𝘝𝘐𝘋-𝟷𝟿 𝘱𝘢𝘯𝘥𝘦𝘮𝘪𝘤.”
𝐄𝐥𝐢𝐬𝐬𝐚 𝐀𝐫𝐛𝐞𝐢𝐭𝐦𝐚𝐧 ( @wildandfreepainting ) earned a BFA in Graphic Design from The University of Michigan, holds a Masters degree in Art Therapy from New York University, is a Registered, Board-Certified Art Therapist (ATR-BC) by the Art Therapy Credentials Board and a Licensed Creative Arts Therapist (LCAT) by the State of New York. Elissa facilitates self-care and personal growth groups and workshops through Process Painting at Wild and Free Painting and also offers individual art therapy sessions for children, teens and women to help support them on their creative life journey (online and in person). For more information: www.wildandfreepainting.com/womens-group
“𝘍𝘪𝘷𝘦 𝘥𝘢𝘺𝘴 𝘢𝘧𝘵𝘦𝘳 𝘮𝘺 𝘤𝘩𝘪𝘭𝘥𝘳𝘦𝘯’𝘴 𝘴𝘤𝘩𝘰𝘰𝘭 𝘸𝘢𝘴 𝘤𝘭𝘰𝘴𝘦𝘥, 𝘮𝘺 𝘩𝘶𝘴𝘣𝘢𝘯𝘥’𝘴 𝘣𝘶𝘴𝘪𝘯𝘦𝘴𝘴 𝘤𝘭𝘰𝘴𝘦𝘥, 𝘮𝘺 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘢𝘱𝘺 𝘱𝘳𝘢𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘤𝘦 𝘤𝘭𝘰𝘴𝘦𝘥 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘸𝘦 𝘸𝘦𝘳𝘦 𝘪𝘯 𝘭𝘰𝘤𝘬𝘥𝘰𝘸𝘯, 𝘐 𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘱𝘰𝘯𝘦𝘥 𝘣𝘺 𝘤𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨, “𝘖𝘳𝘥𝘦𝘳 𝘍𝘳𝘰𝘮 𝘊𝘩𝘢𝘰𝘴.”
Roe (@RussRoe) is a Jersey Shore-based boardwalk photographer and director with a love for grain, film burns, and disposable cameras.
Julie Angela Theresa
Julie (@Julie.A.Theresa), an oil painter and art teacher, who earned her MFA from Massachusetts College of Art and Design in 2010, regularly exhibits in both local shows in Massachusetts and around the country and has work in numerous public and private collections including the Boston Public Library, the University of Massachusetts, Boston and the Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center.
Most recently, Kristen Kraa exhibited artwork in the Zimmerli Art Museum, the Morven Museum, the John F Peto Studio Museum, the 2020 AENJ Member Exhibition: “The Digital Version,” and the upcoming Montserrat College art galleries, “2020 Inspired Views online exhibition.
“𝘎𝘳𝘰𝘸𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘶𝘱 𝘐 𝘸𝘢𝘴 𝘢𝘯 𝘢𝘷𝘪𝘥 𝘤𝘰𝘭𝘭𝘦𝘤𝘵𝘰𝘳 𝘰𝘧 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘪𝘤 𝘣𝘰𝘰𝘬𝘴, 𝘴𝘰𝘮𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘸𝘩𝘪𝘤𝘩 𝘯𝘰𝘸 𝘢𝘱𝘱𝘦𝘢𝘳 𝘪𝘯 𝘮𝘺 𝘱𝘢𝘪𝘯𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨𝘴. 𝘔𝘺 𝘱𝘢𝘪𝘯𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘪𝘵𝘭𝘦𝘥, “𝘋𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘶𝘳𝘣𝘪𝘯𝘨” 𝘧𝘦𝘢𝘵𝘶𝘳𝘦𝘴 “𝘎𝘰𝘰𝘧𝘺” 𝘢𝘴 𝘢𝘯 𝘢𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘏𝘦𝘳𝘰 𝘸𝘩𝘰 𝘢𝘱𝘱𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘴 𝘭𝘪𝘮𝘪𝘵𝘦𝘥 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘥𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘴𝘦𝘥. 𝘛𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘳𝘦𝘧𝘭𝘦𝘤𝘵𝘴 𝘮𝘺 𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘱𝘰𝘯𝘴𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘭𝘪𝘷𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘊𝘰𝘷𝘪𝘥 𝟷𝟿.”