The Department of Fine and Performing Arts will host the annual Gladys Greenbaum Meyers ’39 Juried Student Art Exhibition featuring student work in a variety of disciplines, including ceramics, graphic design, drawing, painting, printmaking, photography and mixed media.

The opening reception and awards presentation will take place in the Marian Graves Mugar Art Gallery at the Sawyer Fine Arts Center on Thursday, March 21 from 5 to 7 p.m. Admission is free and the exhibition will run through Friday, April 12, with gallery hours from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday.

The event is the college's largest art exhibition of the year. This year, 60 students across majors entered over 250 works. The art faculty selected 232 for inclusion in the exhibit.

The exhibition is made possible by a generous endowment gift established by Gladys Greenbaum Meyers, a loyal and generous alumna. Her life-long devotion to the arts, coupled with her commitment to higher education, inspired her to establish an endowment to support the annual juried student exhibition at Colby-Sawyer.

Students have the option to compete for scholarships by entering five works for jurying. The following Alumni Donor Endowed Scholarships will be announced during the opening reception:

Edith B. Long Scholarships in Art – Established in 1964 in memory of “Coco” Long, these scholarships are awarded each year to returning students who demonstrate outstanding ability and interest in art.

Charlotte Cobb Stahl Scholarship Fund – Established in 1994 in memory of a member of the Class of 1951, these scholarships are awarded each year to students enrolled in the fine arts course of study, and the monetary notation of the scholarship amount always ends in 51.

Nancy Pierce Williams Scholarship – Established in 1998 through a bequest from Nancy Pierce Williams ’39.

For more information, contact Professor Loretta Barnett at or 603.526.3668.