Gallery owner and interior designer James Yarosh photographed with his painting series, A Family Portrait
Fall 2018. Photo: Patricia Burke



Established in 1996, the James Yarosh Associates Fine Art Gallery was founded upon and remains loyal to its vision: to represent fine art for art’s sake and to curate gallery collections and thoughtfully present art and interior design specification with an artist’s eye and understanding. Gallery owner James Yarosh draws upon his knowledge developed as an artist and published interior design devotee, in addition to his industry experience and variety of solid relationships with international artists developed since 1985, to provide complete fine art services for residential and corporate projects.

James Yarosh Associates Fine Art Gallery provides collectors, interior designers, and trade clients with fine art selections appropriate to a multitude of tastes and interests. The gallery has received critical acclaim on a national level for presenting Russian fine art collections and recognizing significant art movements early on. Drawing upon both international and regional resources, James Yarosh Associates Fine Art Gallery aspires to represent a variety of artistic voices of our times by showcasing the works of both new and established, museum-recognized artists of merit. The gallery aims to offer the highest quality of art while maintaining accessibility.

Yarosh’s trademark ability is integrating art and design, resulting in visual excitement while allowing both disciplines to still stand on their own merits. To satisfy his passion for art and to extend his art education and experience, Yarosh travels abroad extensively on a regular basis to study art in the world’s greatest museums. He also pursues continued education through the Bridgeview Fine Art Academy, including drawing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.

Gallery Highlights:
In 2017, James Yarosh Associates Fine Art Gallery partnered with Monmouth University to curate a one-person exhibit of Sheba Sharrow’s work for a presentation at its museum. The exhibit, Balancing Act, focused on the last two decades of Sharrow’s work. This allowed Yarosh, as guest curator and show designer, the opportunity for collaboration with university professors, who provided academic and guest scholar critiques in the show catalog, for which Yarosh contributed a foreword. In 2018, as part of its Fine Art and Design Departments Career Day the university invited Yarosh to speak on an artists’ definition of success and participate in a panel discussion. In the upcoming 2019 book, New Jersey Masters – A New Legacy of Visual Arts by Tova Navarra, Yarosh will be included as both an artist and writer of the afterword.

Since 2016, the gallery's 20th anniversary, Yarosh re-examined the idea of gallery openings and began hosting invitational fine-art and design-themed salon events to open his new gallery hangings. The limited-space events become invitational gallery dinner parties that foster more intimate conversations and greater understandings of the arts and what inspires those who create it. Interior design partners have included trunk shows with iconic fabric houses Luigi Bevilacqua, Clarence House, Dedar, Fortuny and Hermès with industry leaders as special guests to include Mary Beth Brown and Wendy Dreer. Artist meet-and-greet evenings have included Clarence House’s art director Kazumi Yoshida and his original drawings for his fabric designs and artist Iliya Mirochink for a from-the-artist's-studio event, including Mirochnik’s recent works inspired from his travels in Austria. Those interested in attending a James Yarosh Gallery Salon evening should email the gallery with their contact information.

James has partaken in various charity designer show houses, including Kips Bay, Mansion in May, Twin Maples, and Stately Homes by the Sea. He was awarded the largest second-floor space, the atrium at the Blairsden Mansion in Peapack-Gladstone, New Jersey to present "An Art Collector's Sanctuary" as part of the 2014 Mansion in May's designer show house. The gallery’s interior design presentation offering the idea of living with art was a perfect fit for the sky light lit room without windows that became a gallery in the round within the 63,000-square-foot Beaux-Arts estate by architects Carrère and Hastings, who also designed the New York Public Library, The Frick Collection and Neue museums. The event attracted over 30,000 guests and raised over 2 million dollars for charity.

In 2012, Yarosh served as a fine art judge at the 42nd annual Monmouth Festival of the Arts, an event he participated in as an artist 25 years prior, at the beginning of his career. As a solo window presentation at the Art Alliance of Red Bank, New Jersey, Yarosh showcased a series of his own oil paintings entitled "A Family Portrait" in May 2011. Yarosh also served as a competition judge and presided as a guest judge at the nationally recognized Bayonet Farm Art and Music Festival's plein air competitions, alongside his invited guests, Peter Trippi, editor of Fine Art Connoisseur magazine, and Stephen Doherty, editor of Plein Air Magazine.

James Yarosh Associates Fine Art Gallery was chosen as top pick for Wainscot's Monmouth Health and Life magazine's Best Gallery Award in both 2011 and 2012. In 2010, the gallery received honor with an A-list Gallery Award by New Jersey Life magazine. Yarosh has also proudly achieved In-Circle status for the gallery due to his continued support for the Olivia Newton-John Cancer and Wellness Center, earning a silver contribution level and gallery recognition paver.

Incorporating an artist's eye and fine art as the basis of interior design inspiration has led to Yarosh's publication in New York Spaces magazine, multiple design features in DesignNJ, Gallery, NJ Home magazines, and other publication features. In addition, Yarosh's design experiences for residential projects encompassing over 20,000 square feet earned him a guest appearance on HGTV. Yarosh was also featured in the winter, 2008 edition of the Art & Antiques Collector's Sourcebook in an article titled, "Imperial Eye," written about his personal and gallery fine art collections and his involvement with notable Soviet-era and Russian art.

Gallery Expansion:
In the fall of 2012, James Yarosh Associates Fine Art Gallery moved to its current home at the former site of the 1917 firehouse loft on Main Street, next to the old white church in Historic Holmdel Village. The new location underwent a full interior design renovation to provide not only a thoughtful setting to display art and gallery openings, but also a sanctuary for kindred spirits of the arts to visit with the welcoming presence and interest of an artist's home.

Also in 2012, James Yarosh Associates Fine Art Gallery premiered a signature collection of carved, handcrafted frames that provide historically referenced samples representative of the finest detailing and artistry of true custom framing. Framing can be scheduled with Yarosh by appointment to create original designs and at the Frame of Mind Gallery in Holmdel, New Jersey, located adjacent to James Yarosh Associates Fine Art Gallery.

James Yarosh Associates Fine Art Gallery, located at 45 East Main Street, 2nd floor loft space in Holmdel, New Jersey, is open to the public Saturdays, 12 to 4 p.m. and by appointment weekdays and evenings. Yarosh extends at-location consultations to give clients guidance with framing, placing, and displaying original fine art. For further information, please contact Yarosh at 732-993-5278 or via email at, where you are welcome to register for e-card gallery show announcements or to inquire about scheduling an appointment to visit the gallery outside gallery hours to discover more about the gallery’s fine art collections and comprehensive interior design services.

The above services and presentations illustrate the essential benefits of recognizing and incorporating fine art in the home as part of the everyday living experience

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James Yarosh, Artist, Art Collector, Designer and Gallerist, lives with his partner, Barnet Cohn, in a seaside townhouse in New Jersey, USA. During his recent stay at home, he discovered more acutely that living with art can even be great company: Being surrounded by portrait paintings and art created by the great minds of artists that tell important stories of humanity that connect us all is inspiring and have become a great source of solace.


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Better known as a dealer of contemporary Russian art, James Yarosh returned to the easel in 2007 and is now exhibiting several of the resultant oil paintings as A Family Portrait. On view May 4-29 at the Art Alliance Artist Co-op Gallery in Red Bank, NJ, these canvases form a complex self-portrait of Yarosh himself, seen through the lens of how he views his loved ones. Although the works are not for sale, they are well worth seeing.






Thank - you for sharing our dream: James Yarosh associates would like to thank our gallery friends and clients for their generous sponsorship and invite others to join us towards greater gallery support of the Olivia Newton-John Cancer & Wellness Center Charity.




In April 2018, James was selected as a featured speaker at Monmouth University’s Career Day for the Fine Art and Design Department. James enlightened students and alumni in the audience through presenting his unique, decades-long journey as an evolving artist, gallery owner, and interior designer. He also shared how his dedicated travel to the world’s top museums greatly inspired and influenced his interior design work. James reminded young artists to create a beautiful life while imagining and pursuing a career in the arts: “Art has permeated all parts of my life, grounding me and reassuring my doubts that beauty still exists in the world. My hope is that you can all allow art to guide your careers and that you always let who you are and what brought you here lead you.”




As I look back at 2017, I celebrate how my gallery has happily blurred the lines of clients, friends and family. There is much to be grateful for, and I am indebted to the arts. I have found with my business that we can learn so much from one another and that it requires a kinder, gentler approach.....



A James Yarosh Q&A

Gallery owner James Yarosh credits his travels to the world’s greatest museum, as well as his visits to artist homes and studios as his greatest idea inspirations and sources of support of his mantra of living with art.


On August 19th, 2016, on the occasion of their 23rd anniversary together, Barney Cohn and James Yarosh were privately married and took a wedding portrait. The actual ceremony took place at the Atlantic Highlands Courthouse on August 9th, James's birthday, with the mayor officiating. Two dear friends served as last minute witnesses for the secret nuptials. Photo by Mark Ludak

Gallery owner James Yarosh as photographed by Valentine-2009