BOSS SHOW (Best of Salve Students), September 9 – 23, 2015

Awards Ceremony and Reception: Thursday, September 17 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

BOSS Show is an annual survey of outstanding student artwork drawn from the full spectrum of visual art courses taught on campus. This juried exhibition showcases creative achievement at all studio levels, from introductory to advanced, in a wide variety of media. This year’s show features photography, painting, drawing, ceramics, graphic design, illustration and sculpture.

Come join the faculty and students of Salve Regina University’s Art and Art History Department as they welcome in the 2015-2016 academic year.


JURIED SENIOR SHOW 2015, May 7 – 17, 2015


Reception: Thursday, October 22 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Artist Talk: Thursday, October 22 from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. in DiStefano Hall (next door to Gallery)

Susan Mullally’s What I Keep is a photographic portrait of survival told through the personal items that individuals cherish most.  This collaborative project addresses ideas of class, race, value, ownership and cultural identification.  It includes over 60 portraits, made on Sunday mornings under Interstate-35 at the Church Under the Bridge.  This work is a series of life-size images with brief personal statements by, and about, each person’s choice.  This exhibition contains nearly two dozen 28” x 42” prints.  This project continues to be exhibited throughout the country.


BOSS SHOW 2014: Best of Salve Students, Sept. 3 – 17, 2014

OPENING RECEPTION: September 11, 2014 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.


BOSS Show 2014: Best of Salve’s Students is an annual survey of outstanding student artwork drawn from the full spectrum of visual art courses taught on campus.  This juried exhibition showcases creative achievement at all studio levels, from introductory to advanced, in a wide variety of media.  This year’s show features photography, painting, drawing, ceramics, graphic design, illustration and interactive digital design.


An awards ceremony and reception for the artists is scheduled for Thursday, September 11, 2014 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm.  All are welcome to attend.


ART FACULTY TRIENNIAL 2014, Sept. 25 – Nov. 5, 2014

OPENING RECEPTION: September 25, 2014 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.


This triennial exhibition highlights some of the most dynamic work currently being made by the artists and art historians of Salve’s Art Department.  This is a unique opportunity to engage the images and objects, information and media that shape their research.


The gallery will feature the work of nine faculty in the areas of photography, painting, ceramics, graphic design, sculpture, art history and mixed-media.  This installation combines the recent work of Bert Emerson, Karyn Jimenez-Elliot, Ernest Jolicoeur, Jay Lacouture, Anthony Mangieri, Gerry Perrino, Barbara Shamblin, Susannah Strong and James Yarnall.


The Faculty of the Department of Art dedicates this exhibition to Professor Barbara Shamblin who has served the university for twenty-seven years and will retire after the 2014-2015 academic year.


On Thursday, September 25 the campus community and the general public are invited to attend an opening reception from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. with the faculty and their work.

JUSTIN KIMBALL: PIECES OF STRING, November 13 – December 14, 2014

OPENING RECEPTION: November 13, 2014 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.

ARTIST TALK: November 13, 2014 from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.


For four years Justin Kimball photographed in abandoned homes, hotels and buildings in the Northeastern United States. For much of this work he accompanied his brother Doug, an auctioneer, into the houses of the deceased or dispersed. While Doug cleared these spaces of items for potential resale, Justin sought within them the evidence of an individual’s life. Photographing “the smallest objects (a note, a box of hair pins, a stain on a pillow),” Kimball re-imagines their existence and relationship to the absent owners. “I use the camera’s descriptive power and the photographic illusion of truth to create the narrative and inspire feelings about its subject. The resulting photographs are my perception of what happened in those spaces: Who lived there? What was hidden and what was seen?” Justin’s 60 color photographs from this body of work are explorations of the minutiae of everyday life—a contemplation of our brief and humble legacies before they are cleaned up and cast to the wind.

Justin Kimball was born in Princeton, New Jersey, in 1961. He completed his M.F.A. in photography at the Yale University School of Art and Architecture and earned his B.F.A. in photography at the Rhode Island School of Design. He is the recipient of numerous grants and awards, including a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship in Photography, the Aaron Siskind Individual Photographers Fellowship, and a grant from the John Anson Kittredge Educational Fund at Harvard University. His photographs have appeared in DoubleTake, Harpers, pdn (Photo District News), Photo Metro, and Picture magazines, and he is the author of Where We Find Ourselves (Center for American Places, 2006). His work can be found in numerous photographic collections, including the Corcoran Museum of Art, George Eastman House, J. Paul Getty Museum, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Portland (Oregon) Museum of Art, and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Mr. Kimball has taught photography for more than twenty years at colleges and universities, including the Rhode Island School of Design, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Orange Coast College, and Amherst College, where he is currently a professor of art. He lives with his wife, Maura Glennon, and their two children, Zeke and Ellie, in Florence, Massachusetts.


AWARDS CEREMONY: January 25, 2015 from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. at Bazarsky Lecture Hall, O’Hare


OPENING RECEPTION: January 25, 2015 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. at Hamilton Gallery, Antone


For the sixth consecutive year, the Dorrance H. Hamilton Gallery will host this extraordinary survey of the best young talent working in the middle and high school art programs across the state of Rhode Island. This annual show features over one hundred outstanding examples of student work in drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, ceramics, sculpture and design.


OPENING ARTISTS’ RECEPTION: Friday, February 13, 2015 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.

FELLOWSHIP WRITERS’ NIGHT: Thursday, February 26, 2015 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

ARTIST TALK and CLOSING RECEPTION: Friday, March 6, 2015 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.


The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts presents 25 of the State’s Finest Artists at the 11th Annual RISCA Fellowship Exhibition, Friday, February 13 through Friday, March 6, 2015. The RISCA Fellowship Exhibition is an annual event that showcases works by Rhode Island artists who have been recognized by the State for artistic excellence. Fellowship Winners receive a $5000 award and Fellowship Merit Award Winners receive a $1000 award. Artwork by each artist will be included in the 2015 RISCA Fellowship Exhibition.


All events are free and open to the public.



Two Openings on One Night!  Friday, March 27, 2015, 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.


Gerry Williams – Effigies in Clay, a Memorial Tribute to Gerry Williams.  Salve Regina University honors the creative legacy of New Hampshire potter Gerry Williams.  This exhibition features Williams’ ceramic work from his family’s collection and other private collections.


PALACE POTTERY in the Library of Ochre Court

Palace Pottery features the private pottery collection of James Baker and the ceramic work of Susan Harris, Michelle Erickson and Jay Lacouture.  These four artists have developed installations in Ochre Court, a historically significant “Guilded Age” building that responds to the decorative aspects of pottery form.

SENIOR THESIS SHOW 2015, April 23 – 30, 2015

OPENING RECEPTION: Thursday, April 23, 2015, 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Lauren Bingham,

Lila Macari

Samantha Nigro

Ashley Rek

Benjamin Straub

Sigourney Faul will deliver a presentation on her Senior Thesis in Art History starting at 5:00 p.m. in DiStefano Lecture Hall on April 23, 2015.

The Dorrance H. Hamilton Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of the Senior Thesis Show 2015. This group exhibition features selections from five thesis projects in painting, illustration and ceramics.