Past Exhibitions

Joan Hall, Best In Show - Newport Annual 2016

Newport Annual Members' Juried Exhibition 2016

February 6 – May 22, 2016     Cushing Gallery

This year marks the 29th Newport Annual Members’ Juried Exhibition. A record number of entries were submitted this year; out of 350 works, 93 were selected for the exhibition. Juror Jay Coogan noted that “The Newport Art Museum is where the roots of my art making began in earnest in the 1970s. It was a pleasure to experience the work by so many talented artist members who submitted to the show. As is true for any juror, choosing what to include--or not--is a challenge. From the entries, I selected what I felt was the best representation of traditional art practice, as well as more experimental work.” 


The Newport Art Museum is privileged to have Jay Coogan--since 2009 President of the Minneapolis College of Art and Design--as juror. Coogan is well known to Rhode Island art audiences; in addition to serving as provost for the Rhode Island School of Design for many years, he is an accomplished visual artist. His sculptural work includes public commissions in Providence, RI, Cambridge and Boston, MA, and he exhibited at the Newport Art Museum. He holds a BA in Visual Arts, Magna cum Laude from Brown University and MFA in Sculpture from Hunter College, The City University of New York.

People's Choice Award

Congrats to Brooke Roberts and Robert Sabin!


2016 Newport Annual Award Winners


BEST IN SHOW | Sponsored by Roderick O’Hanley and Richard Crisson
Joan Hall | Global Warming/Algae Bloom


Joan Hall | Global Warming/Algae Bloom

1ST DRAWING/PRINTS/PASTELS | Gladys Quentin Reed Memorial Award for Drawing
Brooke Roberts | Prison Series #4; LINEUP
Honorable Mention | Deborah Baronas

1ST MIXED MEDIA | Sponsored by Dr. Arthur & Catherine Little Bert
Robert Kieronski | Social Advisor
Honorable Mention | Jillian Barber | Gayle Wells Mandle

1ST PHOTOGRAPHY | Sponsored by Providence Picture Frame, Dryden Gallery, Ltd.
Alexander Nesbitt | Buddha, Wat Si Chum, Sukothai
Honorable Mention | Brooke Hammerle |  Daniel McManus | Maria Scaglione 

1ST PAINTING | Sponsored by Jessica Hagen Fine Art + Design 
Penelope Manzella | Moonrise
Honorable Mention | Sunil Howlader | Kay Ritter | Robert Sabin

1ST THREE-DIMENSIONAL |Sponsored by Roger King Fine Arts
John Udvardy | Altar Piece IV

Honorable Mention | Stephen Kinnane 

1ST WATERCOLOR | Sponsored by Sandra Craig
Edmund Ferszt | The Four Elements
Honorable Mention | Priscilla Foley Blackman | Bill Lane

Congrats to all!