MANCHESTER, NH – The New Hampshire Institute of Art (NHIA) is pleased to announce their Winter/Spring 2018 exhibitions schedule, featuring work from a variety of artists. All exhibitions, with the exception of the Annual BFA Exhibition, are free, open to the public, and handicap accessible.
For more information about upcoming exhibits and events, visit www.nhia.edu/exhibitions or contact the NHIA at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SHARON ARTS CENTER GALLERY:
30 Grove St, Peterborough, NH
Gallery Hours: W-Sa: 11am-6pm; Su: 11am-4pm
71ST ANNUAL NHIA MEMBERS EXHIBITION
Upper and Lower Galleries
Opening Reception: March 9, 5-7pm
Exhibition Runs: March 9-April 22
The 71st Annual Members Exhibition celebrates the wide range of artistic styles and mediums in which members of the NHIA community excel. Organized and curated by NHIA Director of Exhibitions, Theresa Choi, this exhibition provides a platform on which members can present work, and engage with the community that they support. NHIA relies on its members to support scholarships and world-class programming which help advance the academic careers of our Bachelor of Fine Arts, Masters of Fine Arts, Master of Arts in Teaching Visual Arts, Pre-College, and Youth Arts students. Members enjoy discounts, participate in exhibitions, meet inspiring artists, writers and designers, and receive advance notification of events and programs at both the Manchester Campus and the Sharon Arts Center Campus in Peterborough, NH.
GROUP EXHIBITION CO-CURATED BY THE THING IN THE SPRING!
Closing Reception with Special Performance: June 8, 5-7pm
Exhibition Runs: May 4-June 10
NHIA is pleased to present a group exhibition co-curated with organizers of the eleventh annual The Thing in the Spring! music and arts festival, which brings over 30 musical performers to various venues in downtown Peterborough from June 6-10, 2018. The exhibition at NHIA’s Sharon Arts Center Gallery opens one month before the festival and will provide a preview of things to come at this year’s Thing! During the festival, on Friday, June 8th at 5-7pm, NHIA will celebrate the exhibition with a reception featuring a special performance.
CONVAL HIGH SCHOOL VISUAL ARTS STUDENTS AND FACULTY
Opening Reception with Student Poetry Reading: May 4, 5-7pm
Exhibition Runs: May 4-June 10
Students and faculty members from the Visual Arts Department at ConVal Regional High School in Peterborough, NH, showcase some of their efforts in this group exhibition. ConVal has 750 students and represents nine area communities, and offers classes in Two-and Three-Dimensional Studio Art, Ceramics, and Aesthetics & Ideas. Students may take any number of these classes for credit, as often as they would like. These class offerings emphasize process art-making practice, and the inherent value of maintaining some form of making practice throughout one’s life.
MASTER OF FINE ARTS SUMMER THESIS EXHIBITION
Windows Installation, and Upper and Lower Galleries
Opening Reception: June 29, 5-7pm
Exhibition Runs: June 29–August 12
The biannual Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Thesis Exhibition is a celebration of the culminating work of our graduates. The exhibition features thesis work from students in Photography and the Visual Arts. Thesis scripts and book projects from graduates in our MFA in Writing for Stage and Screen and our MFA in Writing will be available in the galleries as well.
ROGER WILLIAMS GALLERY:
77 Amherst St, Manchester, NH
Gallery Hours: Tu-F: 11am-6pm; Sa: 11am-5pm
MASTER OF FINE ARTS WINTER THESIS EXHIBITION
Opening Reception: January 12, 5-7pm
Exhibition Runs: January 12-February 24
The biannual Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Thesis Exhibition is a celebration of the culminating work of our graduates. The exhibition features thesis work from students in Photography and the Visual Arts. Thesis scripts and book projects from graduates in our writing programs are available in the galleries as well. This January, we are proud to present photographers Davida Carta and Scott Durka, visual artists Tessa Davidson, Keith Martin, and Karin Sanborn, and graduates of the Writing for Stage and Screen program, Scott Hartman and Eva Stapleton.
ASTROPHOTOGRAPHY: ART IN SCIENCE
Opening Reception: March 16, 5-7pm
Exhibition Runs: March 16–April 21
Artist Talk: March 24, 7pm (Rain date: March 31, 7pm)
Astrophotography is at once the oldest and the newest of the arts. From the earliest cave paintings depicting the locations of supernovas and constellations, to the newest digital wonders, astrophotography appeals to our innate desires as artists to annotate, depict, and express the natural world around us. Join us for a photographic journey into outer space as we explore the moon, the solar system, and what lies beyond – galaxies, clusters, and nebulae.
ANNUAL BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS EXHIBITION
Opening Reception: May 19, 6-9pm
Exhibition Runs: May 11–June 2
The culmination of four years of artistic growth, the 2018 Annual Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) Student Exhibition showcases the top achievements of its graduating class, as well as selected offerings from a talented crop of underclassmen. The Annual BFA Exhibition features over 1,000 works of art displayed throughout several buildings on the Manchester campus in a variety of media including painting, illustration, print, ceramics, sculpture, graphic design, photography, comic arts, and creative writing. Styles range from conventional to more experimental approaches. All artwork will be available for purchase, and all sale proceeds will go directly to the student artists.
2018 COMMUNITY EDUCATION EXHIBITION
Opening Reception: June 22, 5-7pm
Exhibition Runs: June 18-June 30
A presentation of artwork created by Community Education students at the Manchester and Sharon campuses of NHIA curated by Theresa Choi, NHIA Director of Exhibitions. This project represents a professional artistic development opportunity for participants in the Community Education program to work closely with a curator through the process of preparation, submission, and installation of a full-scale, group exhibition for public presentation.
MASTER OF ARTS IN ART EDUCATION THESIS EXHIBITION
Opening Reception: July 13, 5-7pm
Exhibition Runs: July 13-August 4
This exhibition showcases the thesis work of our graduating Master of Arts in Art Education (MAAE) students. Our MAAE students are professionals in the world of art education who have chosen to return to their own artistic development, in theory and practice. This exhibition is the culmination of their two-year immersion in this project.
About the New Hampshire Institute of Art:
The New Hampshire Institute of Art (NHIA) is the oldest and largest non-profit arts institution in New Hampshire, founded in 1898 and today offering undergraduate (BFA, Dual Degree BFA/MAT), graduate (MFA, MAT), and community education programs (Youth Arts, Pre-College, Community Education, and Professional Development) serving almost 2,000 students annually on campuses in Manchester and Sharon/Peterborough, New Hampshire.
NHIA is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). NHIA is also a member of the Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design (AICAD). For more information, visit www.nhia.edu