The Carole Calo Gallery
The Carole Calo Gallery supplements multiple disciplines with its professional exhibitions and visiting artist programming. Such programming is chosen to enhance current VPA courses and to broaden students’ perspectives on art making. Students also benefit from the opportunity to meet with visiting artists and attend lectures that the artists give. The visiting artist program puts a concentration on contemporary application, traditional technique and concept.
In addition to exhibits by professional artists from outside the College, there are also several yearly exhibits that include:
- A rotating Faculty/Alumni Exhibition
- The Exhibitions and Collections Course exhibition
- Graphic Design Annual
- The Senior Fine Arts Annual
A valuable resource for art students
The relationship between art students and alumni who have gone through the program is robust. Alumni remain connected and are a great resource for students currently in the program. In addition, the gallery director organizes an annual career roundtable that provides VPA students an opportunity to interact with arts professionals in a small personal setting. Typically, there are five to seven panelists, including some alumni, who have a broad range of experiences and backgrounds.
An average of six to seven work-study gallery assistants are hired each year. Many continue as gallery assistants throughout their time at Stonehill. Over time, each assistant executes all duties necessary to install a professional exhibition. This includes helping to assess artist submissions, clerical organization, exhibition planning, layout, physically installing and uninstalling exhibits, and assisting in any graphic design projects. This real world experience is a major advantage for students applying for internships and professional positions. Aneleise Ruggles, who graduated in 2010 with a degree in Studio Arts and was actively involved in organizing Carole Calo Gallery exhibits, is now exhibitions coordinator at the Arsenal Center for the Arts.
The Carole Calo Gallery reviews submissions on a regular basis. Exhibitions are generally scheduled one to two years in advance.
If you would like to submit your work for possible exhibition, please send the following materials:
- 20 images of your current and available work — images will only be reviewed if they are in digital files (jpg, 72 dpi, max dimension 8”, and on a CD — emailed images will not be viewed), or as prints no bigger than 8.5” x 11
- Artist CV/Artist statement
- Any appropriate press clippings
- SASE for return of your materials — without SASE materials will not be returned
Include web site address and email address