Opening Reception Feb 29, 4-6 features Freehold Artist Mary Caruso-Albert

Restaurant Row by Mary Caruso-Albert is one of many paintings featuring Freehold that will be on display in this show.

The Freehold Art Gallery is pleased to announce our upcoming art show will feature Freehold artist, Mary Caruso-Albert. The show opens February 29 and runs through April 11. Mary Caruso-Albert is one of Freeholds most notable artists.

“Mary’s iconic work tells the story of today’s Freehold, and we are thrilled to be hosting this exhibit,” curator Jill Barba said. An opening gala is set for February 29 from 4-6 and the public is invited.

Mary will be available to give gallery visitors a tour of her work, discuss her process and her subjects during Meet and Greet sessions every Saturday in March from 2-6.  

“Freehold’s architecture, and history has always intrigued me,” Ms. Caruso-Albert explained. “When I started working in watercolor, it was a simple decision to paint the interesting buildings in Freehold.”

Caruso-Albert is best known for her watercolors of New Jersey’s historical sights, landscapes, the Jersey Shore and of course, Freehold. Prints and notecards will be available for purchase at the gallery.

“My favorite work is commissioned paintings that I call ‘Memories.’

These paintings of homes, children, and vacation spots bring joy, a lasting joy, to the people who want them created.” Mary said.

"London and the pre-Raphaelites 1840-1880” Lecture 3/8 at 3-5 pm* by Dr Mungiello

Dr. Edoardo Mungiello, Freehold fine artist, author, and Art History professor will continue his lecture series Artists and Their Cities at the gallery on Sunday, March 5, 2020 from 3-5 pm* with “London and the pre-Raphaelites 1840-1880.”

Admission is $10 per person which includes the lecture and refreshments (BYOB). Dr. Mungiello is an engaging, informative and often humorous speaker who brings clarity of vision to every lecture. Seating is limited. Reservations are recommended but not required. You may reserve your place by emailing FreeholdArtGallery@gmail.com or call 908-614-6195. *Please note new time 3-5 pm.

Mungiello Lecture Series "Artists and Their Cities" Kicks Off with Warhol and New York

Dr. Edoardo Mungiello, Freehold fine artist, author, and Art History professor will begin a lecture series at the gallery on Sunday, January 26, 2020 from 6-8pm.  “Artists and Their Cities:  The Celebration of Everything and the Triumph of Nothing:  Andy Warhol and New York 1956-1987” will be Lecture #1.   Admission is $10 per person which includes the lecture and refreshments.  Dr. Mungiello is an engaging, informative and often humorous speaker who brings clarity of vision to every lecture. Seating is limited, so please reserve your place by emailing FreeholdArtGallery@gmail.com or call 908-614-6195.

The Life, Love and Works of Elaine Smith

Opening Reception September 21, 4-7 pm. The public is invited to celebrate Elaine’s life and work with her family and friends at our opening reception.

Receptions are also scheduled for 4-6 pm on October 13 and 7:30 – 9:30 pm October 25. Guitarist Amy Schlinder from the band ViRAGO will perform along with special guest Chip Hodges on the fiddle for an interesting and eclectic musical backdrop to Life, Love and Works of Elaine Smith.

Many works of this noted and beloved New Jersey artist will be for sale with proceeds benefiting the Elaine Smith Memorial Art Scholarship Foundation. Show runs through November 3, 2019.

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Upcoming shows

Our next exhibit will run from August 10 through September 15, 2019.

Our September Exhibit will feature the work of Elaine Smith, a well known and beloved artist and teacher in the Freehold area. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of her work will benefit the scholarship fund established in her memory.


Our November Exhibit , which will extend through the holiday season, will again feature artwork priced at $200 or less.  Many of our original miniatures sell for less than $50.  So, prepare to do your holiday shopping at the Freehold Art Gallery!


In January 2020, we will begin the New Year with “Superheroes.”  More information to follow.