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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Lisa Esposito Portals and Passageways

Vehicles for introspection, these ethereal freeform abstractions aim to evoke emotive states within the viewer.


September 14, 2016 through October 9, 2016
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Robert Chiller and members of the Chiller Photo Project Earth, Wind, Fire and Water

A remarkable collaboration by a richly diverse group of photographers, this beautiful collection of images flows seamlessly in theme, texture, color, and hue as a truly cohesive body of work.


August 17, 2016 through September 11, 2016
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Lynne Schulte Color on the Wharf

Vibrant, colorful scenes of boats, buoys, ropes, and traps celebrating the beauty of the spaces and objects that surround and define the day of the hard-laboring fishermen and women of the working waterfront.


July 20, 2016 through August 14, 2016
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Vicki McKenna Form and Fabric

An elegant photographic series of woodlands, meadows, and dunes infused by the low-angled light of spring and autumn. These dreamy landscapes capture the color, form and rhythmic patterns arising from the interaction of light and substance.


June 22, 2016 through July 17, 2016
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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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