Curatorial projects are aimed at emerging artists with a preference for unconventional exhibition spaces, such as pop-up galleries, installation spaces and outdoor venues. Contemporary galleries and student-run galleries are also considered. The goal is to make the work of emerging artists relevant to the larger community, not just the art community.


Three MFA candidates with a shared penchant for the darker side exhibit sculpture, drawing and mixed media prints in CVPA’s Gallery 244 at the Star Store.

East Meets West

An inaugural collaboration between MFA candidates at both UMass Amherst and UMass Dartmouth mounted in a pop-up gallery in an empty commercial space in downtown New Bedford, MA. Artists adapted to the unconventional environment, showcasing signature pieces of recent work including drawing, painting, prints, photography, mixed media, installation, sculpture and performance.

East Meets West & Art in the Windows

Artists of East Meet West exhibit work through Fuller Craft Museum’s Art in the Windows program in commercial spaces in downtown Brockton, MA. Featured work included drawing, painting, prints, photography, mixed media, and sculpture.

Points of Origin

UMass Amherst’s SUAG (Student Union Art Gallery) hosts MFA candidates from UMass Dartmouth. Featured work included drawing, painting, prints, photography, mixed media, sculpture, and performance.

Student Exhibitions/Installations

Ongoing exhibitions of Bridgewater State University students on and off campus. Work included drawing, painting, mixed media, prints and multimedia installation.

Student Exhibition at local café

Student Installation

Kat Knutsen at Bridgewater State University

Multimedia artist Kat Knutsen displays a dynamic fibers-based installation inspired by neuroplasticity of the brain at Bridgewater State University’s premier science building.

Neuroplasticity. Installation by Kat Knutsen, Dana Mohler-Faria Science & Mathematics Center, Bridgewater State University


Three artists with different sources of inspiration share quality craftsmanship, innovation, a valuable perspective and unique beauty.

Origin Story: Work by Jody McGrath, Katey Carlis, Angus Ryan

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Origin Story
Origin Story
An Exhibition
By R. N. Russo
Photo book