The Café Gallery located in Demarest, New Jersey exhibits work from our students.

Café Gallery is pleased to announce ...

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Monday–Saturday: 10:00 AM–3:30 PM

The Art School at Old Church is proud to partner with the Center for Hope & Safety to present The Art of Survival. The show displays artwork from survivors of domestic abuse.

The Gallery Reception will be held on

October 6th at 6:00 PM.

About the Program

“The Art of Survival program allows survivors of domestic abuse to discover their inner creative selves while learning new skills, communicating and interacting with other survivors in a group, and offering and receiving support,” Marta Levy explains. “The exhibit is important for raising awareness about domestic violence in our communities.” 


Center for Hope & Safety is Bergen County’s only nonprofit organization dedicated solely to helping adults and children rebuild their lives beyond domestic violence. Through its comprehensive domestic violence support services including a free hotline, emergency and transitional housing, emotional support, legal services and a diversified continuum of services focused on safety, empowerment, and self-sufficiency, Center for Hope & Safety saves and changes lives.


Immediate help for adults and children experiencing domestic violence is available 24/7 by calling (201) 944-9600 

This program is made possible in part by a grant administered by the Bergen County Division of Cultural and Historic Affairs from funds granted by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.

Gallery Hours

Monday–Friday: 9:00 AM–5:00 PM and 7:00 PM–10:00 PM

Saturday: 10:00 AM–3:00 PM

In the event of inclement weather, please call (201) 767-7160 to confirm hours.

The galleries are wheelchair accessible.

Upcoming Annual Exhibits/Events

Cafe Gallery Submissions

Students and faculty of The Art School at Old Church are invited to submit proposal to exhibit in the Cafe Gallery. To submit a proposal, email Margery Theroux, Gallery Director, A submission form will be forwarded to you with the gallery guidelines. The Cafe Gallery allows for 3-4 shows per year. If your proposal is not accepted, we will keep your submission on file for any future openings. 


Salon 561 is an annual salon-style exhibition of artwork created by the members of the Art School's faculty. It is a unique opportunity for individuals to see what professional artists in the Art School community work on outside the classroom. 

The Old Church Pottery Show

The Old Church Pottery Show and Sale began in 1975 as a fundraiser for the Art School at Old Church. Long-time friends Karen Karnes and Mikhail Zakin, Art School founder, wanted to bring together their vibrant community of potters with the local community to offer an opportunity to purchase one-of-a-kind works of art while supporting the newly-established cultural resource. The show has grown to include up to 30 national and international artists each year, and offers more than 2,000 pots for sale over its three-day span, including functional mugs, dishware and servers, as well as sculptural works. Participating potters are invited to the show based on recommendations by their peers.


Our 47th Annual Pottery Show & Sale will take place online December 3–5, 2021 - stay tuned! Visit for more information on our 47th Annual Show - participating artists, curators, and the show's history. All proceeds benefit the school.


From The Studio Classes is an annual salon-style exhibition of artworks by the Art School students. This highly anticipated exhibition fills the galleries to capacity with a vibrant installation of over 200 works of art, shown in the school's Mikhail Zakin and Café galleries.