Art Upstairs Gallery

New Art GroupRevisited
June 19, 2018 – August 1, 2018
Reception: July 15, 2018, from 2-4 pm

As curator and member artist of the New Art Group, Nancy Ori says, “As an artist grows and formulates their style, they often revisit older work to see what can be learned. There was a reason that it was created in the first place, but maybe at the time, it missed the mark. Sometimes we fail to see what was really there, but later with more experienced eyes, we can find what worked and move forward with that idea as a catalyst. This inspiration often takes us in new directions with newer interests and skills. The works in this exhibit have all come full circle in some way from previous pieces that became the starting point or blueprint for the new work.”

Founded in 1990, with an exhibition history of more than 25 years, the New Art Group is one of New Jersey’s longest standing art collectives. The Group has been quite successful in large part by supporting each other’s efforts, getting their work on the walls of unique and important venues, and in helping to promote each member as well as the group. The New Art Group today consists of New Jersey based artists Susan Ahlstrom (Stirling, NJ), Francesca Azzara (Westfield, NJ), Orna Greenberg (Millburn, NJ), Nancy Ori (Berkeley Heights, NJ), Paul XO Pinkman (Plainfield, NJ), Heidi Sussman (West Orange, NJ), and Katie Truk (Hamilton, NJ).

About The Art Upstairs Gallery:
The Art Upstairs Gallery, located in the balcony lobby of MPAC, showcases visual artists from a variety of disciplines, including watercolor, oils, photography, sculpture and more. Each year, the works of over 200 artists are showcased in group exhibits. Each exhibit hangs from six to eight weeks. Groups that have been showcased include the Essex Watercolor Club, New Jersey Photography Forum, Millburn-Short Hills Art Center and more.

The gallery provides a unique opportunity to marry the visual and performing arts, and to provide exposure to these artists to an audience that may not normally frequent an art gallery.

Artwork is available for purchase. The Gallery is open two hours prior to showtime and by appointment. For more information, please contact Charles Miller at

The Art Upstairs Gallery is a gift of the John and Margaret Post Foundation.

Starlight Gallery

Currently exhibiting:
Anne Stoeber
July 9 – September 3

Anne Stoeber grew up in Northern New Jersey with a life-long love of drawing and painting. After attending The Newark School of Fine and Industrial Art, Anne began work as a computer graphic artist while continuing to develop her style and technique. Working mainly in oils, she has been lauded for her realistic landscapes and continues to perfect her skill.

A fascination for light and shadow, as well as a passion for complex realism, are the unifying threads of Anne’s work. Her intense attention to detail, color, and form capture a wide variety of subjects: quiet spaces within vibrant cityscapes, shimmer of light across water in coastal byways, peaceful communication between life and landscape.

Anne’s work has been featured in juried art exhibits throughout New Jersey.  One of her paintings was recently featured on the cover of the Feb/March edition The Connection magazine, Bernardsville addition.  Anne is represented by Studio 7 Fine Art Gallery in Bernardsville, N.J.

The Starlight Gallery is a gift of Jay and Wendy Birnbaum.

Gallery Hours:
Tuesday 3:00 – 5:00pm
Wednesday 10:00am – 1:00pm
Prior to performances and during intermissions for ticketed patrons; or by appointment by contacting:
Charles Miller at 973-539-0345 x6506
or Lee Kaloidis at 973-539-0345 x6587

Our Mission

Mayo Performing Arts Center, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, presents a wide range of programs that entertain, enrich, and educate the diverse population of the region and enhance the economic vitality of Northern New Jersey.

MPAC is grateful to the following donors whose major support sustains the general operating needs of our organization:

Discover Jersey Arts NJ State Council on the Arts
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