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Featured Artist: SMI Artists; Steve Mairella, Evan Stewart Marshall, Bob Nicosia, Noel Nowecki

Academy Square is a proud partner of Studio Montclair Inc. (SMI), an organization whose mission is to promote culture and education in the visual arts and encourage emerging artists by providing gallery space. ( We are delighted to feature two SMI galleries at Academy Square:

  • SMI Gallery @ Academy Square, located on the building’s first floor, is SMI’s first gallery dedicated to the exhibition of artwork by established artist members. The gallery’s main purpose is to provide member artists with increased exposure via long-running shows in a professional venue. Central to the gallery’s mission is enriching Montclair and surrounding communities by providing a free and local venue for viewing notable and significant artwork by professional regional artists. The gallery mounts three shows each calendar year.
  • SMI Virginia S. Block Gallery, located on the second floor of Academy Square, provides visibility for emerging and underrepresented artist members of SMI. Established in 2003 to honor SMI co-founder and first president Virginia Shaffer Block, Academy Square has been the gallery’s home since 2010. Participating artists receive guidance in standard gallery procedures and professional matters such as pricing, presentation formats, contracts and insurance. The gallery mounts three shows each calendar year.

Starts: 06/12/2019 Ends: 08/19/2019

Opening Reception: Wednesday, June 19, 6 - 8 pm at 33 Plymouth Street, Montclair.

All Current Exhibitions

at Brassworks


Starts: 11/08/2022 Ends: 12/16/2022

Opening Reception: Friday, November 4th from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

at Gallery491

Get Back

Starts: 10/28/2022 Ends: 12/16/2022

Opening Reception: Friday, October 28th from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

at Grover House Gallery


Starts: 10/22/2022 Ends: 12/16/2022

Opening Reception: Saturday, October 22nd from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

at Hillside Square

Hillside Sculpture Park – Inside and Out

Starts: 10/08/2022 Ends: 12/16/2022

Opening Reception: Saturday, October 8th, 2022, 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

at Gallery211

Two of My Favorite Things

Starts: 09/17/2021 Ends: 12/17/2021

Opening Reception: Friday, September 17th from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

at Brassworks


Starts: 02/08/2020 Ends: 04/03/2020

Opening Reception: Saturday, February 8th, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm

at Academy Square

The Light Eye See

Starts: 01/15/2020 Ends: 03/23/2020

Opening Reception: Wednesday, January 15th, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

at Gallery211

MULTIMEDIA: The Reinterpretation of Established Genres

Starts: 01/24/2020 Ends: 04/03/2020

Opening Reception: Friday, January 24th, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.