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Freehold Art Society Presents: "Hidden Corners of Monmouth"

  • Oakley Farmstead 189 Wemrock Rd Freehold, NJ, 07728 United States (map)

The Freehold Art Society Presents two events on Saturday May 2, 2015 at the Oakley Farmstead. 


Event #1 is Art Exhibit 2015 "Hidden Corners of Monmouth" 10am-4pm in the barn, rain or shine, with cash prizes. 

Awards- The Joseph D. Barba Award ($100.00) will be presented for the Best in Show entry. Judges award totaling $100 will be donated by the Freehold Art Society. 


Forms must be filled out completely. Entry forms may be duplicated or additional forms may be downloaded from the Freehold Art Society's website:

or the Freehold Township Heritage Society website:

A $5.00 entry fee must accompany each piece entered which benefits the preservation works of the Freehold Township Heritage Society. Each piece should be clearly labeled on the back with the artist’s contact information.


Entries will be hand-delivered to the receiving area at the Barn on Oakley Farmstead between 8:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 2, 2015 rain or shine.


All entries must remain on exhibit for the entire day and may be picked up between 4:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. on May 2, 2015. 


 Exhibit Contact Information and entry form, Jill Barba (732) 577-8559 or 


The second event of the day is Plein-Air on the Farm 2015: "Hidden Corners of Monmouth"

This will also be from 8am-4pm and is fair weather only

Freehold Art Society Members are invited to bring their painting/drawing gear to the grounds of the Oakley Farmstead and paint the barns, houses, outbuildings, gardens, etc.

Check in begins at 8:30 a.m. at the barn where the “Hidden Corners of Monmouth” Art Exhibition 2015 takes place. There is no charge for this plein-air event. Artists may sell their plein-air piece, as well as any work in the Hidden Corners of Monmouth Art Exhibition 2015 (see reverse).

Restrooms are conveniently located in the main farmhouse. Parking is on the street. Restaurants abound in the immediate vicinity. Other on-site activities include tours of the 300 year old farmhouse and a bake sale. In conjunction with Weekend in Old Monmouth, historic sites nearby will also be open, free of charge, including: West Freehold School on Wemrock Road; Jewish Heritage Museum of Monmouth County off Wemrock Road; Covenhoven House on West Main Street in Freehold Borough; the Monmouth County Historical Association Museum on Court Street in Freehold Borough; and Monmouth Battlefield State Park on Route 33 in Manalapan.


This is a “Carry In - Carry Out,” trash-free activity. We thank all artists for their partnership in leaving the Farmstead grounds in the same condition in which they found them.

Bad weather cancels the plein-air event only.


Jill Barba (732) 577-8559 or

The Freehold Art Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, volunteer organization dedicated to encouraging appreciation of the visual arts in Western Monmouth County. Since 1960, it has given amateur and professional artists opportunities to display their work. Bi-monthly meetings feature presentations by guest artists.

The next FAS meeting will feature a program by Dorathea Manaro, painter, sculptor, and art instructor on Wednesday, May 27, 2015, 7pm at the Monmouth County Library Headquarters, Symmes Drive, Manalapan. Free and open to the public.

For membership information call: 732-938-6415; email; or visit

The mission of the Freehold Township Heritage Society is to preserve, protect, and promote the history and physical remnants of our past, raising funds for the preservation of historic buildings in Freehold Township such as the Oakley Farmhouse, West Freehold School House and the Georgia Road School House.

Freehold Township Heritage Society is a 501(c)(3) organization. For event and membership information, call (732) 577-9766, e-mail or visit society.