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
Essex Water Color Club Juried Exhibit

May 16, 2017 - July 15, 2017

The Essex Water Color Club, or EWCC, is New Jersey's oldest continuously active watercolor organization, founded by 27 Essex County artists in 1932 to meet, share ideas, discuss techniques and to exhibit their work.  Today, its two-tiered membership of over 175 represents watermedia artists of all abilities from across the entire state of New Jersey. Its goals are: to provide a meeting environment which promotes the exchange of ideas; to support the development of artistic technique; and to encourage an interest in watermedia in the community.  Get more information at

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: Morris County Art Association Instructor Exhibit, May 9-July 10
More information at:      

About the Morris County Art Association:

In September of 1935 local artists and professional painters working on dioramas at Morristown's Washington's Headquarters formed the Morristown Art Association (MCAA).

We held regular meetings at members' homes and various other sites until 1956 when we purchased "The Studio", a historic stable on 10 Catherine Lane.  Since then, we have concentrated on providing quality visual art classes for adults and children, art exhibits of members' works with opening receptions, juried and open, on and off-site gallery exhibits, and weekend workshops conducted by renowned artists in the fields of expertise.

Morris County Art Association continues its mission as a non-profit organization providing professional fine art instruction to people in the community.  We keep our instructors up-to-date offering new, creative and innovative skills such as our current Book Arts Workshop.  Funding for this project has been made possible 
through the Arts Council of the Morris Area/Dodge Foundation Partnership Grant Program.

Morris County Art Association holds an annual weekend Fine Arts & Crafts Festival every June at the grounds of the Vail Mansion on South Street in Morristown where juried fine artists and artisans from Florida to Maine show and sell their works of watercolors, oils, photos, pastels, sculptures, printmaking, jewelry, woodwork, handmade clothing, etc.

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