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

Open Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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.

Upcoming Exhibitions

Marion Wilson: Please Don't Feed the Birds

July 2-Sept. 14, 2023
Opening Reception: Sunday, July 2, 4-6 p.m.
William H. & Sonja Carlson Davidow '56 Fine Art Gallery.

Please Don’t Feed the Birds is a solo summer exhibition of contemporary watercolors exploring ecology and figuration. Wilson uses the self-portrait, family portraits, mythological references and stages of plant life to communicate obliquely about aging and the changing climate. Wilson’s family are long-time residents of New London dating back several generations. She and her three sisters were raised in New York City by parents active in 1960s politics – while summering in New Hampshire. Wilson taught full-time at Syracuse University for 14 years and now teaches part-time at Sarah Lawrence College and Montclair State University.

Looking Ahead

Tokyo University of the Arts Ceramic Residency at Colby-Sawyer College

Student ceramic and kiln building project including community events and demonstrations.

Sept. 21-28, 2023
William H. and Sonja Carlson Davidow '56 Fine Art Gallery
Deborah L. Coffin ‘76 Family Ceramics Studio in Memory of David Coffin Jr. ‘75

Unearthed: Tokyo University of the Arts and Colby-Sawyer Faculty Student Exhibition

Sept. 25 - Oct. 6, 2023
William H. and Sonja Carlson Davidow '56 Fine Art Gallery
Public Demonstration by Master Potter and Professor of Ceramics Art Ryo Mikami: Monday, Sept. 25, 3:30 p.m.
Opening Reception: Monday, Sept. 25, 5-7 p.m.

The Brush and the Pixel
Peter Noonan ’95 and Jack Tremblay ’94

Oct. 13 - Dec. 7, 2023
Homecoming Welcome Reception: Friday, Oct. 13, 5 p.m.

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