Thank you for applying to the Annual New Jersey Small Works Show. If we encounter any issues with your submission we will contact you. Otherwise, you will receive a notification letter which will be mailed out May 25. Best of luck!

Café Gallery


Thinking Outside the Pot
Kathy Eisler & Barbara Sherry

On view in the Cafe Gallery:
February 15-March 20, 2017

This exhibition combines the work of Barbara Sherry and Kathy Eisler. With similar backgrounds in the field of art, these two artists offer a glimpse of the variety of directions that can be taken in ceramics. Eisler and Sherry have shared backgrounds in Fine Arts, Art History, and Graphic Arts. They both enjoy hand building and experimentation with clay.

Barbara Sherry is a graduate of Boston College with a degree in Art History. She worked as a graphic designer in publishing. Barbara has been a student at TASOC for fifteen years. She had the privilege of spending 12 years in the company of Mikhail Zakin, whose clarity of vision and powerful voice continues to inform her work. The community of people at TASOC who love to work with clay provides inspiration and enriches the ongoing exploration of this wonderful medium.

Kathy Eisler graduated Rutgers College with a degree in Fine Arts and Art Education. She worked as a graphic artist in advertising before joining TASOC both as a student and a teacher. Kathy's sculptural ceramics combines her creative skills and imagination. Her pottery is hand built, concentrating on evoking a beautiful yet powerful shape rather than purely functional form. She hopes different personalities are perceived in her work, not conventional ones. Kathy likes forms and emotions to evolve as she handles the clay. Her art is not preconceived.

The Cafe Gallery is open Monday-Friday 9:15-5:30pm and 7-10pm, please call 201-767-7160 for Saturday hours.

Pottery Show 2013

This is where the information about the pottery show will go.


More to come! Stay tuned...



The Primacy of Color II

New York Society of Women Artists

February 11-March 10, 2017

Mikhail Zakin Gallery presents "The Primacy of Color II", an exhibition of works by the New York Society of Women Artists on view February 11 through March 10. An opening reception with the artists will be held on Saturday, February 25 from 2-5PM.

The New York Society of Women Artists is a group of professional women painters and sculptors. They share a love for the emotive, symbolic and psychological aspects of color, with points of view that range from the recognizable to full dynamic abstraction. NYSWA artists draw inspiration from their precursors such as Gabriel Munter, Helen Frankenthaler, Georgia O’Keefe and Lee Krasner, among others, to bring life and energy to visual form. NYSWA artists, each with her own personal history, have joined together to create exciting theme exhibitions. The organization, founded in 1925 provided support, comradery and exhibition opportunities for women professionals in a field long dominated by men.

Many of the artists separate color from it’s descriptive, representational purpose and allow it to exist on the surface as an independent element. Whether seeking simplicity, complexity, clarity, balance or discord, mood or description, color plays a pivotal role in each visual artist’s thinking.

Past exhibitions

Photos from past exhibitions can be viewed on our Flickr page.

The Mikhail Zakin & Café Galleries

Gallery Hours:

Mon-Fri, 9:00 AM-5:00 PM & 7:00-10:00 PM

Sat, 9:30 AM-3:30 PM

Images from current and past exhibitions at the Mikhail Zakin Gallery

The Art School at Old Church houses two art galleries. The Mikhail Zakin Gallery presents 8-10 exhibitions each year, featuring contemporary work in a variety of disciplines from emerging and established regional artists. The Café Gallery showcases work from the Art School at Old Church students and faculty. Exhibitions rotate throughout the year. Our galleries are free and open to the public. Both galleries are wheelchair accessible.

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