William H. & Sonja Carlson Davidow '56
Fine Art Gallery

The mission of the William H. and Sonja Carlson Davidow '56 Fine Art Gallery is to provide quality exhibitions and educational experiences for students and the greater community that deepen understanding of art, strengthen critical thinking, and broaden life experiences.

Our exhibitions highlight the creative spirit while raising awareness of the arts and the role of visual literacy and culture in a liberal arts environment. All of us at Colby-Sawyer want the visual arts to flourish and believe that the arts enrich our lives and serve as testimony to the beliefs and values of our culture, the world and the mysteries of the unknown.

Current Exhibitions

  • From a Circle: New Work by Erica Wurtz & William Brayton

    February 11, 2021 – May 13, 2021
    M-F, 10 am – 5 pm

    Our first exhibition of 2021 in the Davidow Fine Art Gallery features drawings, ceramics, and wall sculpture by two artists, Erica Wurtz and William Brayton. Both artists explore parts derived from the circle which are then reassembled into abstract sculptural forms. Wall and pedestal based objects create a dialogue that engages ideas about the vessel, drawing, gesture and implied motion.

Upcoming Exhibitions

  • Ceramic Political Effigies by Gerry Williams: A Window Exhibit

    June 1 – September 15, 2021

  • New Hampshire Now: A Photographic Diary of Life in the Granite State

    October 1 - December 15, 2021

    55 accomplished photographic artists have documented life throughout New Hampshire over the past two years – the natural environment, built environment, unfolding events, and people going about their daily lives. The resulting rich photographic archive of 9,000 images (to be held permanently at the New Hampshire Historical Society) captures the essence of New Hampshire.

    Select images from this diverse collection, curated and printed by Gary Samson, will be exhibited in the Davidow Fine Art Gallery concurrent with seven other New Hampshire cultural institutions. The New Hampshire Society of Photographic Artists is a cosponsoring organization of this project. An exhibition catalog will be available with this exhibition.

  • Richard Haynes: Cultural Keeper Cultural Maker

    February 7 – May 10, 2022

  • The W. Dale and JoAnn Franke Overfield ’69 Art + Design Faculty Exhibition

    September 15 – December 15, 2022

Marian Graves Mugar
Art Gallery at Sawyer Art Center

Rotating Student Art Installations

  • The Juried Student Exhibition
    Annually in the spring semester
  • Senior Capstone Exhibition
    Annually in the spring semester

For information on gallery programming and our studio art + design program, contact:
Professor Jon Keenan, Director, William H. and Sonja Carlson Davidow '56 Fine Art Gallery
at jkeenan@colby-sawyer.edu or 603.526.3667