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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Peter Bodge Jazz Art

“Jazz Art”- An exhibit of linoleum, wood and mono prints by Peter Bodge is on view at the Institution for Savings Art Gallery at the historic Firehouse Center for the Arts from December 7, 2016 – January 1, 2017.


December 7, 2016 through January 1, 2017
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Vincent Lemonnier Ferro "Time in Paris"

With an old world patina - grainy, misty, almost haunting - these black and white photographic images capture the timeless essence of Paris and the Seine.


November 9, 2016 through December 4, 2016
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Dimitri Serdukoff …time to cast stones…

Celebrating the infinite and eternal in the simplicity of natural objects. Freely suspended in shadow, assorted beach stones are meticulously telephotographed and backlit by an otherworldly glow.


October 12, 2016 through November 6, 2016
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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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