Visit the Gallery

Visit the gallery

The Institution for Savings Art Gallery, located on the first floor of the Firehouse, hosts 12 art exhibits each year. Artists are invited to submit examples of their work for review and selection by our Visual Arts Committee once a year. All art is for sale and proceeds benefit the artist and Firehouse Center for the Arts. A reception is scheduled for each show and offers a great opportunity to meet the artists.

Gallery Hours:
Wednesday - Sunday
12:00 Noon - 5:00 PM (or until curtain)

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Valerie Isaacs Fading American Landscapes

With masterful color-blending and brushwork, these fine oil paintings of serene farmhouses and rustic barns, off-season beach towns and weathered cottages, serve as a nostalgic tribute to a simpler, more essential American way of life.


May 25, 2016 through June 19, 2016
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Ron Emmerling A New Perspective

A union of fine art and design where modernist forms are crisply delineated and cast in bold, saturated color. These geometrically stylized landscapes offer an intimacy of place and a visceral immediacy of the natural elements.


April 27, 2016 through May 22, 2016
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John Sheedy River’s Edge

Dappled color and reflected light illuminate these classic seasonal scenes of Newburyport and environs along the majestic Merrimack River.


March 30, 2016 through April 24, 2016
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Richard Perry Route 66, Oklahoma

“Route 66, Oklahoma” - A haunting photographic series of portals and passageways into “time past” along this iconic American roadway.


March 2, 2016 through March 27, 2016
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Walter Mularz Moments in Time

Intelligent and delightful, thought-provoking and breathtaking, rich color photography which nourishes the eye of the mind.


February 3, 2016 through February 28, 2016
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Hillary Scott Land & Sky

Atmospheric New England landscapes of marsh, sea and sky with evocative blending of warm and cool tones inspired by the twilight palette of Maxfield Parrish among others.


January 6, 2016 through January 31, 2016
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Priscilla Levesque Back Roads and Quiet Places

Charming landscapes finely executed in watercolor and casein recalling the 19th century tradition of French Pointillism.


December 9, 2015 through January 3, 2016
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Cara Gonier Marsh

Atmospheric, meditative and evocative paintings alluding to landscape in minimal detail with subtle flux in tones and textures.


November 11, 2015 through December 6, 2015
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Peggy Badenhausen Paintings and Monotypes

Bold abstract paintings which possess movement that pulls the viewer's attention in and around the entire canvas.


October 14, 2015 through November 8, 2015
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Richard Hackel Time-lapse Panorama

Panoramic photography which implies vastness and seemingly limitless horizons and horizontal lines.


September 16, 2015 through October 11, 2015
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