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New Hampshire Institute of Art Participates in Rock On Foundation’s NBA All-Star Weekend Festivities


New Hampshire Institute of Art
Participates in Rock On Foundation’s NBA
All-Star Weekend Festivities

Institute student’s artwork chosen by hometown hero Matt Bonner to brand the event
A prominent power forward isn’t the only connection that New Hampshire has to the indie rock star-studded party happening during NBA All Star Weekend in New York February 13-15. Senior illustration major Brittany Inglese created the artwork that brands the indie rock-focused, pop culture-loving concert experience hosted by the Rock on Foundation. The Rock on Foundation is a nonprofit organization founded by brothers Luke and Matt Bonner to increase access to community artistic and athletic opportunities. Click here for more information.

Ross MacDonald, ONE-MAN SHOW: Illustration, Letterpress & Prop Design


DAaDA: Gary Kelley
Navigating Today's Visual Culture

Thursday, February 12, 6 pm - 7:30 pm

Gary Kelley is one of the most awarded artists in the history of American illustration. This is largely attributed to his constant curiosity, and drive to explore new subjects, and genres through his masterful pastel works, oil paintings and monotype prints. His most recent illustrated book Harlem Hellfighters (Creative Editions) written by J. Patrick Lewis, was chosen by the New York Times as one of the 10 best children’s books of 2014. Kelley was elected into the Society of Illustrators Hall of Fame, in 2007.
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Minumental Call for Entry


Minumental Call for Entry

Exhibition: February 2nd - February 18, 2015
Opening reception and sales: Wednesday, February 4th, 2015, 12-1 pm
Drop Off Date: Monday, January 26, 2015, all day at the Amherst Gallery, 77 Amherst Street.

Artwork must be no larger than 4 inches by 4 inches (3d 4” x 4” x 4”), all artwork is for sale with the maximum price set at 55.95.
Open to Students, Faculty, Staff, and Alumni. Your 2D work must be matted, labeled, and in a bag. Your 3D work must be boxed and labeled. Labels, mats and bags available for purchase at the Camera Shop & Art Supply Store, 77 Amherst Street. 








Ross MacDonald, ONE-MAN SHOW: Illustration, Letterpress & Prop Design


Ross MacDonald, ONE-MAN SHOW:
Illustration, Letterpress & Prop Design

January 16 – February 21, 2015
French Building Gallery, 148 Concord Street
Opening Reception: January 21, 5-7pm


Ross MacDonald’s illustrations have appeared in the New York Times, the New Yorker, Rolling Stone, and Vanity Fair. He has written and illustrated several children’s books including Henry’s Hand (Abrams, 2013), and co-wrote (with James Victore) and illustrated the adult book In and Out with Dick and Jane, a Loving Parody (Abrams, 2011). His illustration and prop design for television and movies appear in HBO’s Boardwalk Empire, Cinemax’s The Knick, and many others.

Register Now For Community Education


Register Now For
Community Education



Registration Begins Dec. 1st, 2014





We are committed to providing a wide range of creative and engaging art-oriented programming. Both our Manchester and Sharon Arts Center have long, proud traditions of classes and workshops in all media. In each of our disciplines, our community.

View the Spring 2015 Course Catalog for Registration Information 








Master of Fine Arts Program


Masters of Fine Arts Program

Held at New Hampshire Institute of Arts Sharon Art's campus in Sharon and Peterborough NH — The goal of the Masters of Fine Arts in Visual Arts, Photography, Creative Writing and Writing for Stage and Screen is to cultivate artists who understand, engage and evolve the professional field in which they are interested. Each student will graduate from NHIA’s MFA program with: a comprehensive awareness of the world of art; an understanding of their role in that world; life-long conceptual, creative, professional and intellectual artistic goals; and to identify the support mechanisms, skills, and expertise to complete and exceed these goals.
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APPLY ONLINE TODAY! For the 4-year BFA Program.

Calendar of Events

  • 01/21/2015

    Ross MacDonald, ONE-MAN SHOW: Illustration, Letterpress & Prop Design

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  • 01/27/2015

    13th Annual Minumental Exhibition

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  • 02/06/2015

    BFA Friday Information Sessions

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  • 02/12/2015

    DAaDA: Gary Kelley and Navigating Today's Visual Culture

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  • 02/16/2015

    BFA Open House

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  • 02/19/2015

    Visiting Writers Series: Nicole J. Georges

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  • 03/06/2015

    BFA Friday Information Sessions

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