Highlights from Previous Boyden Gallery Exhibitions

FALL 2013

Object Lessons II  

 August 19 - October 6, 2013 

Part exhibition and part classroom laboratory, Object Lessons II builds on the experimental exhibition, Object Lessons (Fall 2012), that showcased the interdisciplinary teaching and learning potential of works from the college's Fine Art Collection. Object Lessons II features art and material culture from Africa, Asia and the Americas from the nineteenth century to the present. The exhibition brings together diverse works that depict, reference or engage the human figure through three primary themes: the political body, the physical body and the performative body. Object Lessons II invites multiple lines of discussion across the disciplines about issues of respresentation, race, class and gender, agency, propaganda,performance, production and consumption.

The Big Draw

October 19-20, 2013

The Big Draw

Beehive Design Collective 

 November 12 - 13, 2013

The Bees talk with students about their work

The Beehive Design Collective is a grassroots, all-volunteer, non-profit artist collective based in rural Eastern Maine. Their mission is to "cross-pollinate the grassroots, by creating collaborative, anti-copyright images that can be used as educational and organizing tools." The Bees will display and discuss their graphic campaigns, Mesoamerica Resiste! and The True Cost of Coal, environmental justice and grassroots activism through collective artmaking.


Studio Art SMP (St. Mary's Project) Midterm Exhibition

December 9-13, 2013

SMP installation

An exhibition of the St. Mary's Project progress of senior Art students

Boyden Gallery:

Henry Bernstein

Anuli Duru

Rachel Heiss

Natasha Mercado

Rachel McDonald

Shannon Rafferty

Gretshelle Rivera

Kristin Seymour

Art Annex:

Paige Burger

Natalie Cunningham

Will Raulin

Caiti Sullivan

Charles Wacker




Reception December 9th, 4:45-6pm at Boyden Gallery & Art Annex



World Views: The Photographer as Visual Author

January 15-20, 2014

The photographers represented in World Views are members of Metro Collective, an international coalition of independent photographers. Metro Collective is dedicated to the expressive documentary spirit, where authorship and a personal visual aesthetic are grounded in humanistic stories and themes. For more information visit the Metro Collective website at:

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45th Annual All Student Art Exhibition 

March 3-30, 2013


Juror's Talk and Awards Reception Wednesday March 5, 4:45 - 6pm 

The Big Build

Join us for the 3D sequel to the Big Draw: The Big Build!

All ages and ability levels are welcome and encouraged to participate!

Friday, April 4, 12:00--6:00 pm 
Saturday, April 5 12:00-6:00 pm

Co-sponsored by Boyden Gallery and the Department of Educational Studies


Studio Art St. Mary's Project Exhibition 

April 21 - May 6, 2014

Reception   April 21, 4:30 - 6pm

Student Presentations (SMP Days)   May 6 (times TBD)


Young at Art: An Exhibition of Art from St. Mary's County Schools

May 12 - May 30, 2014

Boyden Gallery is partnering with the Master of Arts in Teaching program at St. Mary’s College of Maryland and select St. Mary’s County Schools for a pilot exhibition of work by middle and high school students.  

Juror's Talk and Awards Reception -
Monday, May 12, 5-6:30pm


Across the Ages: An Alumni Exhibition

 June 13 - August 5, 2014

This Summer, Boyden Gallery will host Across the Ages, a special exhibition of alumni creative work. This juried exhibition will open over Alumni Weekend and run through mid-August, 2014. Boyden Gallery and the Office of Alumni Relations are teaming up to showcase diverse work that celebrates the artistic journeys and creative achievements of St. Mary’s graduates.

Submission Guidelines and CALL FOR ENTRIES

Juror's Talk and Awards Reception - Friday, June 13 - 2:00 - 3:30



29 August - 16 November 2011

Successions: Prints by African American Artists from the Jean and Robert Steele Collection

Highlights 32 striking prints by renowned African American artists included in an exhibition originally organized by the David C. Driskell Center for the Study of the Visual Arts and Culture of African Americans and the African Diaspora, and The Art Gallery at the University of Maryland. Print techniques on display include etching, monoprint, lithography, linocut and silkscreen.

5 December - 9 December 2011

Winter SMP (St. Mary's Project)

St. Mary's College of Maryland mid-year compilation of work from art majors with a studio art concentration.

9 January - 30 March 2012

The Atmosphere Exposed: Photographs of Halos, Mirages, Iridescent Clouds ...and more

A resplendent array of fifty photographs capture stunning atmospheric conditions. Images depicting the interplay of light’s interaction with the Earth’s atmosphere and its landscape by international scientists, meteorologists, and amateur photographers will be on display at the National Science Foundation, Arlington, Virginia.

23 January - 2 March 2012

Remediate/ Re-Vision: Public Artists Engaging the Environment

Showcases artists’  projects in in public parks, water treatment facilities, waterfronts and cityscapes raising awareness about issues concerning watershed fragility, industrial and natural history, personal responsibility and ecological balance. Artists perform as instigators, collaborators, activists and designers.

19 March 2012

Annual Student Art Exhibition

Featuring art work in diverse media from St. Mary’s College of Maryland students in all years of  study. Awards are presented recognizing the range and caliber of creative entries; a selection  of the exhibition is selected for display at PNC Bank in Leonardtown in summer 2012.


April - May 2012

Spring SMP (St. Mary's Project)

St. Mary’s College of Maryland art studio and art history majors present an extended body of  work along with research and writing to support their ideas and chosen topics. 

Local Exhibition:
North End Gallery Annual Invitational Exhibit: 
"Made in Maryland", February 1-26, 2011
Visit for details.




Winter SMP (St. Mary's Project) 

5 December - 9 December 2011


SMP in Studio Art 2011 In-Progress Exhibition Boyden Gallery, December 6-12,Opening Reception, Monday, December 5, 4:45-6pm
Featuring the work of:

  • Remina Greenfield
  • Laura Hausheer
  • Elise Kielek
  • Koko Olszewski
  • Samantha Nickey
  • Jennifer Metz

A St. Mary’s Projects in Studio Art is a yearlong senior project where students pursue sustained, self-directed art making accompanied by written formulation of artistic concerns and research into related art and ideas. This exhibition presents an in-progress view of their creative work at this halfway point.


Successions: Prints by African American Artists from the Jean and Robert Steele Collection

August 29 - November 16, 2011


“Successions: Prints by African American Artists from the Jean and Robert Steele Collection” was originally organized by the David C. Driskell Center for the Study of the Visual Arts and Culture of African Americans and the African Diaspora and The Art Gallery at the University of Maryland. It was first presented at the university, and since has traveled around the country. Print techniques include etching, monoprint, lithography, linocut and silkscreen. The exhibition is made possible by support from the Maryland State Arts Council and the Consortium for Race, Gender, and Ethnicity, University of Maryland, College Park. 

Click here to view the exhibit.


St. Mary's Project Exhibitions ~ Capstone Projects by Senior Art Majors

April 18-23 and May 2-7, 2011

SMP Exhibitions Click here to view the exhibit.


42nd Annual Student Art Show

March 23-April 12


 Contained a wide array of 3-D, 2-D, and digital artwork created by students.

Awards for Outstanding Achievement went to Caitlin Sullivan(First-Year), Garret Zofi(Sophomore), Alexa Milroy(Junior), Allie Snyder(Senior), and Carol Morris(Post-grad).

Ally Moore received the Patti Runco Arts Alliance Award for Outstand Work. The McCutheon Family Art Award was given to Allie Snyder, Vasari Prize, and Brittany Sigley. Tyne Lowe earned the Stephen Szabo Award. Outstanding Work in Art History or Art Theory was awarded to Mary Walters.

Click here to view part of the exhibit

Facing Fences - Southern Maryland ~ A Collaboration in Community Dialogue

January 17 - March 4, 2011

"A boundary is not that at which something stops, but....that from which something begins."  —   Martin Heidegger


A traveling Smithsonian Institution exhibition, Between Fences, was the catalyst for a regional exploration of rights of way.  In conjunction with the Smithsonian show there were complementary community-wide initiatives on the theme of fences entitled, Facing Fences – Southern Maryland. Community groups exhibited displays in the Boyden Gallery and offered listening circles, panel sessions, speakers, film series, demonstrations, and high school classes across the Southern Maryland region to complement the Smithsonian exhibition.     

Visit this link to get a glimpse of what was offered.

Between Fences is part of Museum on Main Street, a collaboration between the Smithsonian Institution and the Maryland Humanities Council. In Facing Fences, the Boyden Gallery partnered with Historic St. Mary’s City, The SlackWater Center and The Center for the Study of Democracy at St. Mary’s College of Maryland, the Community Mediation Centers of Calvert and St. Mary’s Counties, and numerous affiliated community organizations. 




St. Mary's Projects in Studio Art Mid-Year Exhibition

December 6-10, 2010 ~ Opening reception Monday, December 6, 4:45 p.m.

(Click this link to preview these student works and learn about the exhibition!)


 Diana Abells, Tara HuttonAlyson Moore, Kathleen Overman, Allie Snyder, Courtney Teed, Allison Yancone


October 25 - November 19, 2010


   Tenterhooks was a two-person exhibition featuring the work of Karley Klopfenstein and Anja Marais.  Both artists work in "soft" mediums with work that is incredibly labor intensive. Each artist deals with issues that arise when one society or culture dominates another, whether through war, occupation, or in the name of freedom, religion or civilization.  Via carpeted sculptures, Klopfenstein's work addresses our current political situation in Iraq and the inherent contradictions of war, while Marais' paper figures prompt the exploration of the social constructs of colonialism and identity.  "Tenterhooks"refers to the use of hooks in the sizing of woolen fabric in the Middle Ages;by the eighteenth century, it became associated with a feeling of unease or anxiety. These two artists view their works as both softly tender and deadly serious.


The Atmosphere Exposed

June 12 - September 30 2010

Atmosphere Exposed

A resplendent array of over 140 printed photographs captured stunning atmospheric conditions.

Click here to view the exhibit.

St. Mary's Project Art Exhibit  

April-May, 2010


Annual Student Art Show

March 22-April 3, 2010 


What Lies Beneath? A Student Designed Exhibition

January 27th - February 27th

WhatLiesBeneath? Click here to view the exhibit



Across the Ages: An Alumni Art Exhibition 

June 12 - October 4, 2009


Annual Student Show 

March 23 - April 10, 2009


Placing Color: Brett Baker, Kayla Mohammadi, Carrie Petterson

January 19 - February 28, 2009

Placing Colors


Placing Color stopped on its multi-state tour for presentations by participating artist and faculty member, Professor Carrie Patterson, included a panel presentation ranging across topics of phenomenology, chemistry and chaos.


Below the Surface (Photojournalism)

December 11 - 14, 2009

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Interrupted Lives: Human Migration in War and Peace 

October 21 - December 9, 2009


Exhibition St. Mary's Projects

December 8 - 12, 2008


Collage Perspectives: Works by Bill Freeland, Andrea Packard, and Peter Paone

October 20 - November 22, 2008



Here There: Recent Works by Patrick Kelley  

September 2 - October 4, 2008



Via Symbolica curated by Sarah Tanguy in 2008

Machine Learning curated by Matthew Deleget in 2007

Misleading Trails drawing upon works from Chinese and American artists, China Art Archives & Warehouse, Beijing, China. Samek Art Gallery, and Bucknell University, PA, in 2006

Lessons From My Father featuring select art from the Mako Collection in California and Maryland in 2005

The Nature of Nature curated by Jeffrey Carr in 2002

Peter Bocour founder of Bocour acrylic paints showed in 2001

NonConformist Art is still touted since its showing in 2000 after successful collaborative efforts with Vladimir Kandelaki, Georgi Mikeladze, David Monavardisashvili, and Sergei Paradjanov of the Soviet Republic of Georgia Norton and Nancy Dodge, Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.