Art Upstairs


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

Art Upstairs Gallery:
Pastel Society of New Jersey - First Biennial Juried Signature Exhibition: 
April 11, 2017 - May 16, 2017

The Pastel Society of New Jersey will be holding the First Biennial Juried Exhibition for its Signature members at the Art Upstairs Gallery at Mayo Performing Arts Center from April 11-May 16, 2017.

An artists’ reception will take place Saturday, April 22 from 3 pm – 5 pm. The reception is free and open to the public.

Signature members have already earned a level of distinction by being accepted into the Society’s annual Members' Juried Exhibition three times in a five year period.  This inaugural exhibition provides a new challenge for the already accomplished roster of Signature members and the first step to earning a new designation as a Distinguished Signature Member.  

The Pastel Society of New Jersey was founded in 2005 and quickly grew from 44 charter members to over 190 members in the organization.

The mission of the Pastel Society of New Jersey shall be to secure a membership of dedicated pastel painters, to promote educational activities such as programs, demonstrations, and workshops of pastel techniques to benefit the artistic and professional goals of its members, to exhibit pastel paintings of professional quality, to increase and expand opportunities for pastel artists in New Jersey, and to promote and educate the public interest in pastel painting."

Please visit the website at for more information.

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.

The Starlight Gallery: 
Currently exhibiting: Tricia Rosenkilde
For more information please visit

Peony Garden      

About the Artist:
Tricia Rosenkilde is a fine art and portrait photographer and a dedicated instructor with twenty years of teaching courses and workshops. She teaches currently at the International Center of Photography, NYC, and has taught photography courses at Parsons School of Design, NYC, The Penumbra Foundation NYC, NJ Center for Visual Arts, Summit NJ and Seton Hall University, NJ. A New Jersey native and current Morristown resident, Tricia studied Fine Arts at Drew University and Rutgers University, Mason Gross School of the Arts, where she received a BFA in Painting and Art History. Her early work with painting transformed into a passionate interest in photography when she worked in the fashion industry for several years, collaborating with many creative photographers, travelling extensively throughout Europe, Australia and India and becoming inspired to become a photographer herself. Tricia mainly works with analog and darkroom processes, shooting and developing film and personally printing her own work with care and expertise. Over the years, Tricia has built a body of work based on pinhole photographs of European scenes including chateaux, landscapes and gardens in France and Italy.  She also is the owner of Tricia Rosenkilde Photography, a studio specializing in animal portraiture and handmade platinum prints of dogs and horses. ( Her “New Jersey Scenes” series currently on view at MPAC’s Starlight Gallery showcases views of local scenes of historic and visual interest that express Tricia’s pride in her home state.

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