"This world is but a canvas to our imagination."

- Henry David Thoreau

While the word “performing” is centered in its name, bergenPAC’s mission is to make all artforms accessible to the community. As part of that, The Sandy Bennett Art Gallery features a different visual artist each month – many from Bergen County.


The gallery was named for former bergenPAC team member Sandy Bennett in 2016 after her passing. She was a passionate artist herself and loved to curate the gallery from the time bergenPAC first opened.


The gallery is now curated by Helene Cohen, who continues to emphasize creating a platform for artists of all ages and backgrounds. She also hosts artist receptions so the public can meet the creators and hear more about the work. Located on the mezzanine level of the theater, many of the gallery pieces are available for sale with 30% of the proceeds supporting bergenPAC’s nonprofit mission.


For more information, please email hcohen@bergenpac.org.

September Exhibition

Easel Abstracts: "From Nothing Comes Something"

 September 1 - September 30, 2023

Charlann Meluso’s career began with the study of Fine Art and Art Education at Jersey City State College. Upon completion of her master’s degree at Kean University, she began teaching Art in the Bayonne School District while creating and producing her own individual artwork. For the last two and a half decades, Charlann has focused on Photo Art and Digital Photography. During this time, she exhibited her work in numerous juried shows and participated in local, national and international competitions, enjoying much success. To date, Charlann has received 70+ awards for her efforts.


In the September exhibition of Easel Abstracts: "From Nothing Comes Something" the abstract subject matter of the photographic images stem from images of easels to which artists fasten their paper or canvas. The unintentional non-deliberate overspill of drips of paint, ink blobs, watercolor washes, smudges, and scrapes that adorned the edges of wooden and Masonite easel boards, become home to a vibrant, interesting, chaotic mixture of color, line, texture, and pattern as seen through the eye of the photographer. 


To view more of Ms. Meluso’s work you are invited to visit her website at:  www.charlannmelusophotoart.com


The public is invited to visit the exhibition during regular Box Office hours and to ticket holders prior to shows.

Upcoming Exhibitions

Chris Yacopino
Hudson Valley Photographer


Located on the mezzanine level of bergenPAC, the Sandy Bennett Art Gallery is open to ticket holders on show evenings, during daily Box Office hours, and by appointment.

All Gallery Receptions are open to the public.