Salve Regina Gallery


Editorial Review

Housed in a small stone building in the shadow of the mosaic-topped Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, the nonprofit Salve Regina Gallery serves as exhibition space for Catholic University students and faculty, as well as outside artists. Media run the gamut from oils to ceramic and sculpture shows. According to gallery assistant Noreen Crawford, a new show is mounted once a month during the academic year. The paintings and sculptures of Catholic University's art students are frequently featured; the creative process behind the works can be glimpsed as the young artists work in the studio space adjacent to the gallery.
The gallery also occasionally displays the work of outside artists, mostly from the D.C. area, although exhibits have included artists from Ireland and Holland. Recent shows have included the prints of Ursula Neubauer and the sculptures and paintings of Beverly Ress. Much of the artwork is for sale, with prices ranging from $250 to $6,000. Artists interested in displaying their art, can send a resume and slides of their work to the gallery's art committee, which will consider the request.
Despite its rather cramped quarters, the Salve Regina Gallery's diverse offerings make it a worthwhile stop for visitors to the Catholic University campus.

-- Genevieve Murphy