Dr. Gabriele Bleeke-Byrne was a beloved professor of art history at Salve Regina from 1989 to 2000. Her passion for teaching and art were rivaled only by her love of travel. Dr. Bleeke-Byrne earned her B.A. in history of art at the University of Rhode Island (1982), and her M.A. and Ph.D. in history of art and architecture at Brown University (1985 and 1989). She also won a Fulbright Scholarship to study in Germany (1986-87) and later was selected to participate in a National Endowment for the Humanities summer institute. In 2000, Dr. Bleeke-Byrne passed away at the young age of 55. As a tribute to her dedication to art education and travel, the Department of Art with generous contributions from art alumni raised money to establish this annual Art Travel Scholarship program in her name.

This scholarship helps students achieve their educational goals by funding study and travel both in the United States and abroad. Fulltime students in the Department of Art and Art History may apply for up to $1,000 to support all or part of anticipated travel expenses. The scholarship supports travel for projects that contribute to a student’s education and professional development. Some examples include studying works of art and architecture at first hand, creating art, conducting preservation projects, and enrolling in workshops. Travel can be undertaken any time before the spring semester of the senior year. Awardees are required to give a presentation on their experience in the spring semester following travel.



All applicants must meet these three criteria: 1. Applicant must be a full-time student majoring in one of these four degree programs: . Studio Art, in any concentration(s) . Art History . Cultural and Historic Preservation (CHP) . Historic Preservation and Traditional Building Arts (HP-TBA) 2. Projects and travel plans must be targeted specifically to the goals of the scholarship program. Please note the award may not be used to subsidize tuition for a semester or summer session abroad for which academic credit is received. 3. Applicants must attend the presentations by the previous year’s awardees.

The application requires students to submit a project description and a proposed budget. The application is available online only at: www.salve.edu/undergraduate/art-and-art-history. It must be submitted by email attachment as a PDF to Dr. Anthony F. Mangieri at [email protected] by the April 1 deadline. Proposals are reviewed by the department and notification of award is in June.


Application Deadline April 1


HOW TO SUBMIT: Applications must be submitted by email attachment as a PDF on or before the deadline to: [email protected]

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact Dr. Anthony F. Mangieri by email or by phone at ext. 3236 or 341-3236.