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
Morris County Art Association

June 27, 2017 – August 8, 2017
Artists’ Reception: July 9, 2017  3:00pm – 5:00pm

Featured Artists: 
Oscar Beck, Elsie Boehm, Jeanette Clawson, Joel Goldman, Lee Hegarty, Mary Hodgson, Lei Howe, Noelle Jensen, Carol Johnson, Jessica Lawrence, Arline Lloyd, Ida McManus, Joanne McMillian, Tom McMillian, Nina Nemeth, Eleanor Parr-DiLeo, Anne Picker, Katharina Pietraszek, Louise Russano, Anju Saran, Jerry Schuster, Leina’ala Schwartz, Michael Shacham, Victoria Starger, Marti Weinstein, Jean Weir, Dennis Yanoski

About 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.  For more information please click here.

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: James Fiorentino, July 10- September 6 
More information:

James Fiorentino (b. 1977) is an American artist who currently resides in Hunterdon County , New Jersey. James's artwork was recognized at an early age. At the age of fifteen, James Fiorentino became the youngest artist ever to be featured in the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum for his likeness of Reggie Jackson. In 1998, James became the youngest artist to be inducted into the prestigious New York Society of Illustrators, along with such artists as Norman Rockwell and Andrew Wyeth. A graduate of Drew University where James was also the starting shortstop for all four years of his college career. He has painted for and met  many legends of the past and stars of today, including Ted Williams, Joe DiMaggio, Cal Ripken Jr. , Arnold Palmer and Muhammad Ali to Derek Jeter, Mariano Rivera and Albert Pujols. His photo-realism in watercolor has helped him become a nationally-known wildlife and portrait artist, painting people from everyday life to Presidents and Nobel Peace Prize winners. Many of James’ works currently grace the walls of notable museums, galleries, Universities, companies and private collections. James’ work has won numerous awards and can be seen nationally in books and magazines and on trading cards. In 2001, “The Fiorentino Collection” consisted of approximately 100 paintings for Upper Deck Trading Cards depicting legends in five major sports. James’ work and story has been carried on international and national television shows, and in magazines and newspapers. James is a member of the New Jersey Watercolor Society, American Watercolor Society, Society of Animal Artists and Artists For Conservation. James is also a trustee of the Raptor Trust of NJ and D & R Greenway Land Trust. 


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

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