May 11, 2017

Picture Farm Gallery is pleased to announce (for the 4th time) the advent of the It Doesn’t Not Work Surf Craft Design Symposium Event of Champions.

The process of surfcraft design is not one limited to the big machines of the surf industry, or solely belonging to the heralded masters of the craft, it is a living folk art on an equally democratic level. It is a continually evolving conversation between local craftsman and the sea… and the creations that relationship spawns.

It Doesn’t Not Work is a surf craft exposition that explores the process of the art & craft of surf-riding design, the event aims to discuss these experimental shapes, work-in-progress projects and tried-and-true formulas. It is a time of conversation and camaraderie, good times and good razzing. Largely local to the Northeastern East Coast Coastal Neighborhood, IDNW is truly open to all geographic comers provided they can pay their own way.


The IDNW inaugural event took place in May of 2014, a result of some mental sparks between S.M.A.S.H Surf’s Tyler Breuer, Imaginary Surf Co.’s David Murphy and Picture Farm’s Toddy Stewart.

In April of 2015, the show would go on with the inclusion of Board Porn’s Ron Schein to the PR team. The 2016 version expanded further to include Desiree Melendez to the operational cast. The 2017 installment adds Christina Hu to the axis and looks to be just as great as every year before.

The 4th Annual IDNW event will be held at Picture Farm Gallery on the weekend of May 19, 20 & 21, 2017. and will coincide with the 10th annual Fish Fry held out in Long Beach, Long Island (swell permitting.) 


To see more of PF’s obsession with the sport of kings look no further…


April 25, 2017

It is Webby season and we congratulate this years winners! You can watch the 2017 version of the award show itself on May 16th live on You Tube.

It seems an apt time to recall the small victories of the past. Even the recent past which saw Picture Farm, Nike, AKQA and Christopher Anderson & Toddy Stewart honored by what is described as The leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet Websites, Film & Video, Advertising, Mobile Sites & Apps, Social & Podcasts & Digital …

Toddy Stewart was nominated in the category of Best Editing and the project, lead by director Christopher Anderson, found itself included as an honoree in the Online Film & Video sports campaign category.

See the whole project, which was an integrated video and stills campaign, here.

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Creative Director Ibrahem Hasan & Remco Vloon
Art Director AKQA Sherief Younis
Copy Writers Andy Butler, Christopher Anderson, Ben Freedman, Ibrahem Hasan, Toddy Stewart & Sherief Younis
Director ChristopherAnderson
ExecutiveProducer Ben Freedman
Production Manager Wes Auburn
Cinematographer Alex Disenhof
Editor Toddy Stewart
Production Manager Wes Auburn
Post Producer Leslie Yoon
Assistant Editor Joe Barglowski
Color Correction Adrian Seery at MPC
Music & Sound Design Pull


April 18, 2017

Picture Farm’s Jose Roman has spent the last two years editing The Nuclear Requiem and the final cut is now seeing the light of day.

“Produced 70 years after the creation and first use of nuclear weapons, THE NUCLEAR REQUIEM is a film meditation that explores the conundrum of humankind’s most lethal weapon, investigates the continuing struggle over how to resolve this complex issue, and ponders why nuclear weapons continue to exist. The documentary features commentary by leading experts, heads of international agencies, and world leaders, who provide insights on the realities of living in a nuclear world, the challenges of moving beyond nuclear weapons, and the hard work needed to invest in arms control and nonproliferation.”

From Jose: “Just a slight insight… It was interesting to gather different people with different cultures and beliefs who all had this common thread: the hope that a nuclear weapon is never used in warfare ever again. The director, Bob Frye, interviewed over 50 people around the world who work in the nuclear “field” in different ways, whether it be nuclear energy, terrorism, activism, or law. Bob was an EP on World News Tonight with Peter Jennings, this amongst a lifetime of credits in news and journalism.” (more…)


March 16, 2017

Picture Farm is proud to announce the 2017 edition of the Picture Farm Film Fest, with a program made up of: Global Environment Issues for the Local Audience, Black Voices in Independent Film, Defying Gender Identity Labels and Untold Stories of Struggle & Change from Around The World.

Opening night will feature the New York premiere of “The Memory of Fish” Friday, March 24th at 7:30 pm with a post-screening Q&A with director Jennifer Galvin.

Saturday March 25th we have show three distinct programs:

QUEER CITY begins at 1:30 pm, featuring shorts addressing Defying Gender Identity Labels.

LADIES WITH LENSES presents at 4:30 pm, featuring Films About Women Made By Women.

POSITIVELY BLACK at 7:30 pm with Black Voices in Independent Film.

Each program will be followed by a moderated Q&A session.

Sunday March 26th we will present a shorts program followed by a closing feature:

Kicking off at 2:30 pm, OUR EARTH LIKE NEVER BEFORE with shorts tackling Global Environment Issues for the Local Audience.

At 6:30 pm our closing film “After Spring” will be preceded by “That’s Where War Became Personal For Me”

To reserve a seat, check out the Brown Paper Tickets page… 

A Full Run of Show Schedule is at the very bottom of this article.

Massive Thanks to Adorama, Explosion Robinson, Sprout Home, Zio Baffa wines, and Pabst Blue Ribbon who are helping make this festival far more interesting and delicious.




January 18, 2017


Picture Farm is proud to announce our first full show of the 2017 season, Exit Light, opening Friday February 3rd. The group exhibition celebrates the photography and study of the up and coming and otherwise-engaged.