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Sally Caswell at her Solo Exhibition at the Providence Art Club. Photo by Marcie Caswell-Cooke.

An award-winning, internationally exhibiting artist whose watercolors and oil paintings, resonant with color, reveal her keen sense of observation, evoke a mood and a sense of place. Sally Caswell is listed in "Who's Who in American Art". She is a Copley Artist of the Copley Society of Art, Boston, MA, a Signature Artist and Life Member of The Rhode Island Watercolor Society, 19 on Paper; and, formerly, Providence Art Club. She is listed in "Who's Who in America", and "Who's Who of American Women". and "Who's Who in American Art".

Selected as an Artist Member of the Copley Society of Boston (COSO) in 1993, Sally Caswell was awarded the distinction of Copley Artist in January of 1998. Founded in 1879, the Copley Society is the oldest non-profit art association in the United States, and has a history of exhibiting celebrated artists, including John Singer Sargent, Winslow Homer and James Whistler. Artist members are selected by competitive review and exhibit at the Copley Society Galleries on Newbury St.




Born Brockton, Massachusetts

1990               M. F. A., U. Mass/Dartmouth, Painting and Printmaking, Distinguished Thesis

1977               M. A. T. - Equivalency, Rhode Island College, Ceramics; Lifetime Art Teacher Certificate, RI

1965               B. F. A., Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA, Painting and Illustration, Dean's List

1962               Studied Lithography with George Lockwood, Impressions Workshop, Boston, MA


Selected Exhibitions:

2016                    New England Watercolor Society North American Biennial, Gloucester, MA, Sept.29 - Oct. 30

2016                    Fitchburg Art Museum, 19 on Paper at 30 Years

2016                    Francesca Anderson Gallery, Lexington, MA, Celebrating Warmth & Sun, February 12 - March 26, 2016

2015                    Cape Cod Museum of Art, Dennis, MA, Structures and Remnants: Landscapes and the Human Presence, Aug. 21 - October 15

2014                    Duxbury Art Complex Museum, Duxbury, MA, Hidden Worlds

2014                    Cape Cod Art Association, Barnstable, MA, All New England

2014                    Hera Gallery, Wakefield, RI, 19 on Paper 

2013                    Newport Art Museum, Newport, RI, 19 @ 25, Silver Anniversary, Artists of 19 on Paper

2012, 2013         Art Essex Gallery, Essex, CT, Invitationls: Holiday Presence ’12; Winter Invitational ’13

2012                    WGBH Studios, Boston, MA, Annual Fine Art Auction Invitational

2011                    Copley Society of Art, Boston, Matter, Medium & Meaning, Contemporary Still Life, National

2010, 2013         Cape Cod Art Association, Barnstable, MA, National Show

2006,'07, '09,'15  Rhode Island Watercolor Society, Pawtucket, RI, National Water Media Exhibitions

2006                    Chautauqua Center for the Visual Arts, Chautauqua, NY, National Exhibition of American Art

2002, 2003         Newport Art Museum, Newport, RI, Reveal and Conceal, 19 on Paper

2002, 2009, '10  Spring Bull Gallery,Newport, RI, Providence Art Club Artists; 19 on Paper; Guest solo artist

1999-present     Rhode Island Commerce Corporation, Providence, 19 on Paper

1998                    Attleboro Museum, Attleboro, MA, Embracing Diversity, 19 on Paper

1997                   Cape Cod Art Association, Barnstable, MA, Open Juried Exhibition, First Prize, Drawing, Graphics

1997                   Wickford Art Association, Wickford, RI, Open Art of the Ocean State Show, Third Prize, Painting

1996                   Fall River Art Association, Annual Regional, First Prize and Best of Show, Graphics

1996                   Providence Art Club, Providence, RI, Abstract/Representational, Art Club Award

1989-1996         Nicole Saul-Kogut Gallery, Pawtucket, RI, Gallery Artists; Spring, Winter & Solo Shows

1993-2014        The Copley Society of Boston, Boston, MA, Copley Artist; Sculpture and Large Works;

                            FallMember's, '93 • Wet Paint Auction, '94 • Fall Member's Exhibition, '95 • Spring/ Summer

                            Member's, '97 • Winter Member's, '98 • Small Works, ‘96-2013 • Wet Paint Auction, '13, ’14; others

1993                   Massachusetts College of Art, Tower Building Alumni Gallery, Boston, MA, Then/Now

1987-1993         Woods-Gerry Gallery, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence,RI, Summer Faculty

1992                   Hera Gallery, Wakefield, RI, Invitational, Inside/Outside

August, 1990    “American Artist Magazine”, Finalist, Art for Preserving Our Natural Resources

1990                   University of Massachusetts/Dartmouth Art Gallery, Emerging Artists

1980-1990         South Wharf Gallery, Nantucket, MA. Exhibiting Artist. Sally Caswell and Ruth Wynn, 1987

1989, 1997        Duxbury Art Complex Museum, Duxbury, MA, All New England, Honorable Mention,1989

1989                   Rhode Island Watercolor Society, First Prize, Open Aquamedia Show; 2009 Signature and Life member

1988                   Silvermine Galleries, New Canaan,Ct, The Art of Northeast U. S. A., Juror, Lowery Sims,

                            Metropolitan Museum of Art

1986                   Japan Watercolor Society, Tokyo, and Saku City, Japan; Rhode Island Watercolor

                            Society, Pawtucket, RI, Japan-American Exchange Exhibition, Juror: Tom Sgouros

1983                   Foothills Art Center, Golden, CO, The Energy Art Show

1983                   Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh, PA, Pittsburgh National Aquamedia

1983                   New Haven Paint and Clay Club, New Haven, CT, All New England & NY, Minna Walker-Smith Award

1983                   Bristol Art Museum Open Show, Joseph Boland Award, Watercolor

1982                   G.W.V. Smith Museum, New England Exhibition

1997, '00, ’02, ’05 Providence Art Club Galleries, Providence, RI, Sally Caswell, Recent Works

1998                   Community College of Rhode Island Gallery, En Plein Air: Six RI Masters

1997, 2007         R I Watercolor Society, Pawtucket, RI, Sally Caswell Watercolors

1993                    South County Art Association, Kingston, RI, Invitational, Five Rhode Island Artists

1993                    Wickford Art Association Gallery, Sally Caswell and Grace Bentley Scheck

1993                    South County Center for the Arts, Wakefield, RI, Invitational, Four Artists

1992                    Cornwall Gallery, Jamaica Plain, MA, Invitational: Spirit-Hear-it: Cosmos • Symbol • Nature

1990                    Bierstadt Gallery, New Bedford, MA, Sally Caswell, Tidal Pool Series

1986                    Bristol Art Museum, Bristol, RI, At a Glance: Land & City Scapes by 11 Regional Artists

1981-1986          Market Barn Gallery, Falmouth, MA, Gallery Artists; Sally Caswell and June Dean

1984                    Riggs Gallery, SanDiego, CA

1984                    Solomon-Hatch Gallery, Providence, RI


Related Employment:

2011 - present   East Side Art Center, Providence, RI, Teacher of Watercolor, Mixed Media, Portraits, Color

1996-2011          Chautauqua Institution, Chautauqua, NY, Watercolor Painting Teacher

1987-2010          Community College of Rhode Island, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Art Department

                             Intro to Printmaking; Drawing I; II & III; 2-D Design; Painting; Watercolor; Color

2000                    Private Co-Teacher of Art History and Painting Workshop, with C.C. Wolf,  in Tuscany, Florence and Siena, Italy

1995-1999          Knight Campus Art Gallery, Community College of Rhode Island, Gallery Director

2003-2006          Flanagan Campus Art Gallery, Community College of Rhode Island, Gallery Director

1986-1994          Rhode Island School of Design, Continuing Education and Summer Studies Faculty, Advanced

                             Watercolor; Watercolor; Drawing & Painting; Basic Design; 2-D Design


Collections: The United States Naval War College Museum, Newport, RI • a. i. designs, architects, Pawtucket, RI • Auto Zone Corporation, Office of President and C.E.O., Memphis, TN (commissioned works) • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Boston, Major Medical East, Framingham,MA (includes commissioned works) • Citizens Bank, Providence, Pawtuxet, RI (includes commissioned works) • Framingham Trust Company,Framingham, MA • The Hartford Group, Rockaway, NJ • Hasbro Childrens’ Hospital, Providence • Private collections, U.S.A. and Europe


Listed in: Who's Who in American Art • Who's Who in America • Who's Who of American Women • Who's Who in the East