Jan ’16Feb

2016 Juried Student Exhibit
January 25 - February 19

Highlighting the strength, energy, passion, and technical skill of our PSU art students, this annual exhibition features the best efforts of students from all levels of art making.

Visiting jurors selected excellent works from each level of instruction including an independent level that encourages and nurtures independent, self-directed creativity. This year, there were 142 artworks submitted, and 51 selected for the exhibit in the gallery.

2016 Jurors
Darryl Furtcamp, Director of The New England College Art Gallery and Shandra McLane, international teaching artist and owner of Squam River Studios


Feb ’16Feb

The 2016 Salon des Refusés
February 2-19 in the Collins Gallery (2nd floor Draper and Maynard Building)

Continuing a tradition of celebrating the wide range of fantastic artworks made by students from all levels of art making at PSU!

Jan ’16
5:00 pm
Special January Event in the Gallery
Exploration Movement/Art/Music:
Joan Wiegers and Dancers
with PSU dance alumni, 1990-2006

Live music, artwork by muralist/visionary artist Dugg Desjardins, performance by aerial hoop artist Nicole Collindres 

  • Karl Drerup Art Gallery
  • Saturday, January 16 at 5 p.m.
  • Free admission

Aug ’15Sep
August 25 September 19
Silver Center for the Arts
This exhibit is a collection of work from the Community Photo Club of New Hampshire, a diverse group that includes retirees, teachers, artists, musicians, doctors, caregivers, and more. The exhibit is organized by photographer, with a collection of works representing the photographer's current style, subject matter, and approach. Additionally, each photographer was asked to include a piece based on the theme: The Arts in Black and White.
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Sep ’15Sep
September 3-28
Opening Reception:  
Tuesday Sept. 8, 4-6pm
Light refreshments will be served.
Join us as we celebrate the launch of the 2015-16 season!
This popular exhibit features something for everyone, from painting and drawing to ceramics, printmaking, sculpture, and photography! Come see new artworks by John Anderson, Pamela Anneser, Scott Bulger, Terry Downs, Tom Driscoll, Michael Heffernan, Penny Huynen, Philip Inwood, Carol Jowdy, Jong-Yoon Kim, Phil Lonergan, Annette Mitchell, Jay Moskowitz, Kimberly Anderson Ritchie, Nick Sevigney, Jason Swift, and Cynthia Robinson.

Apr ’13Apr

Thursday, Apr. 4, 4 p.m. - Monday, Apr. 22, 10 p.m.
Sliver Center for the Arts

Russell Aharonian exhibits frequently in Maine and New Hampshire. Brimming with whimsy, his work is highly innovative with modern materials, drawing upon artists like Miro and Kandinsky for inspiration. His zany sense of humor will bring out a chuckle in the viewer while astonishing all with his virtuosity.

There will be an opening reception on Thursday, April 4 from 4-6pm.

Sep ’11Oct

"Guy Shorey: Among the White Hills," presented in conjunction with the Museum of the White Mountains.

Guy Shorey was a preeminent photographer in N.H.s North Country in the first half of the 20th Century. This exhibition explores Shorey in his various roles of observer, entrepreneur and artist.

Apr ’11May

The annual Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition at Plymouth State University is a right-of-passage for graduating BFA students. It’s also a requirement for graduation. All Plymouth State BFA candidates must present a capstone project to their teachers, peers and the public.

The 2011 Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition opens April 19 at both the Karl Drerup Art Gallery and the Silver Center for the Arts, and closes May 21.

Receptions will be held at both venues April 19 from 4¬–6 p.m.

Feb ’11Apr

White Mountain School painting has long been admired for the ways that artists captured and embellished the natural beauty of the region. Much has been written about nineteenth century visitors’ awe and reverence of the region and how it was rendered visible by the many famous painters who frequented the area. Equally imbedded in those paintings is evidence of environmental change, from the impact of settlers’ activities including clear-cutting, hunting, and farming, to the industrial practices of pulp mills and mines. As settlers and investors drew benefits from natural resources, they perceived the land as the site of abundance and beauty reflected in the paintings. The exhibition will celebrate the great art of the era and explore dynamic environmental change as time passes over the land.

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Feb ’11Feb

The annual Friends of the Arts juried exhibition honors imaginative and skillful work by students from public and private high schools throughout central and northern New Hampshire, providing an opportunity for students and their teachers to explore and observe a wide range of media, processes, themes, and subject interpretations.

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