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

Café Gallery is proud to present ...

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Jay Rurhen: Solitary Moments

Reception: May 18th

6:00 - 8:00 PM

About the Show:
The Cafe Gallery at the Art School at Old Church is pleased to present Jay Rurhren: Solitary Moments. Jay Ruhren, a photography student of Hank Gans at The Art School at Old Church for seven years, died unexpectedly in December, 2022. Hank found Jay to be one of his most creative students. This exhibition of sixteen photographs by Jay Ruhren displays his love of nature and his unique ability to create great photographs using the most commonplace objects as his subjects.

Please join the curator, Hank Gans, and the Ruhren family for a reception on Thursday, May 18th from 6:00 to 8:00PM. Hank Gans will discuss Jay's work at the reception. 

Gallery Hours

Monday–Friday: 10:30 AM–3:300 PM

Saturday: 10:30 AM–3:30 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. 

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