Studio Montclair Inc. is a non-profit organization of exhibiting professional and emerging artists and others interested in the visual arts. The mission of the organization is to promote culture and education in the visual arts.
Studio Montclair’s history stretches back to February 1997, when a show titled “The Montclair Art Colony: Past and Present” opened at the Montclair Art Museum. Visitors to the show were invited to extend their artistic tour to downtown Montclair, where several galleries mounted a show called “The Rest of the Colony,” organized by five local artists. In all, the work of 46 local artists appeared at local venues.
“An incredible success!” crowed Antoinette Martin of The Montclair Times, and Studio Montclair Inc. was born.
Presently, the organization has grown to almost 300 members, including artists from the local area and throughout the country. “We offer an array of opportunities for artists to bring their work to the public,” said founding SMI President Virginia S. Block. “At the same time, we are conscious of promoting and enhancing the image of Montclair, New Jersey as a center of the visual arts.”
Montclair, NJ -– Studio Montclair is delighted to announce one of its largest and most prestigious exhibits--the 23nd Annual Open Juried Exhibition, “ViewPoints 2020.” It will run from October 30 through November 27, 2020, at Studio…Read More »
Montclair, NJ -- Studio Montclair is pleased to exhibit the work of three artists from Monmouth County – Dawn DiCicco, Shari Epstein, and James Kent--in The Windows at Studio Montclair Gallery, located at 127 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair, New J…Read More »
Montclair, NJ – Studio Montclair is delighted to present “Inspired by Dance,” its first in-person exhibit since SMI’s public gallery was closed in March 2020 due to Covid19. It will be open for public viewing from September 11…Read More »
Montclair, NJ - As proof that Studio Montclair, Inc. never sleeps, we are delighted to announce an around-the-clock, in-person viewing opportunity that still respects the need for social distancing. This “InSide Out” exhibit is updated to…Read More »
Studio Montclair (SMI) presents “State of the Art 2020”—our first virtual exhibit—available for viewing from July 1 onward. This online exhibit represents SMI’s efforts to continue promoting opportunities for viewin…Read More »
Montclair, NJ - As proof that Studio Montclair, Inc. never sleeps, we are delighted to announce an around-the-clock, in-person viewing opportunity that still respects the need for social distancing. This “InSide Out” exhibit—featuri…Read More »
Montclair, NJ – Studio Montclair is delighted to have its Studio Montclair Gallery, 127 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair, NJ, selected--according to New Jersey residents and art enthusiasts—as the most popular among 10 competing galleries fro…Read More »
â€œLinear Vernacular: The Language of Line,â€ curated by Gallery Directors Virginia S. Block and Karen Nielsen-Fried, shows the unlimited ways artists use line, the most basic of elements, in their artwork. The works in the exhibit range from repres…Read More »