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

Café Gallery: Upcoming Exhibits

Needle Felting

students of Christine Hsiao

January 6 – February 6, 2020


Needle felting is a process which uses a barbed needle to interlock wool fibers to form a more condensed material. Students in this class will learn how to construct soft and colorful 2-D and 3-D felted woolly animals and figures. These needle felted objects are excellent for various purposes such as personalized gifts, fun decorations, holiday ornaments, or unique, customized souvenirs.

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 handicap accessible.

Paintings by

Christine Pavlu

January 6 – February 6, 2020


Christine Pavlu has been a student of The School at Old Church for many years. She has studied painting with a variety of teachers, and has excelled in each class. Her attention to detail allows her to paint meticulous realism and her ability to be spontaneous and intuitive allows her to paint beautiful watercolors from the class Chinese Brush Painting: A Different Approach.

Upcoming Annual Exhibits/Events

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.


Stay tuned for information regarding our 46th Annual Pottery Show & Sale in 2020! Visit for more information on participating artists, curators, and the show's history. All proceeds benefit the school.


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. August 17 through September 30, 2020.


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. April 23 through May 21, 2020

The Art School at Old Church and Mikhail Zakin Gallery
Phone: 201-767-7160
Fax: 201-767-0497
561 Piermont Rd
Demarest, NJ 07627
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