A Newport working Studio Gallery

55 Bellevue Avenue, Newport RI 02840

All About Us

Spring Bull History

In 1990 six men and women decided to open a new cooperative art gallery at the corner of  Spring and Bull Streets in the seaside resort city of Newport, Rhode Island. The Gallery/Studio went by the name  “Spring Bull”. Since moving to its present location, 55 Bellevue Avenue in December 1994, the cooperative has grown to include 15 artists.

The philosophy of the gallery has been not only to provide fine art for the serious collector but to encourage a “user-friendly” approach for those individuals new to art collecting who may otherwise be intimidated by  making art selections.  Visitors are encouraged to visit as often as they wish, look as long as they like and to ask questions concerning an artist or a particular piece of work.

Spring Bull Gallery sponsors three to four open shows each year, one of which is the much anticipated “Fakes and Forgeries” in February.  An opening reception is held the first Saturday of each month from 5 to 7 pm to which the public is invited to attend. Newport Gallery Night, which often features artists demos for a ‘Meet the Artist’ event, is the second Thursday of the month from 5-8pm.

The award winning artist members offer a diversity of style and media including watercolor, oil, pen and ink, acrylic, sculpture, pastel, monotype, colored pencil, etching, Chinese brush painting, and porcelain.

Present members:  Susan Aitcheson, Gail Armstrong, Jillian Barber, Donato Beauchaine,  Lorraine Bromley, Anne Winthrop Cordin, R. Curtis (Rick) Grosvenor,  Mark Knapp, Diane L’Heureux, Paola Mangiacapra, Stephanie Marisca, Craig Masten, Susan Hunter Petree,  Bettie J. Sarantos, and Jonathan Small.

The Gallery is wheelchair friendly.  Hours are daily 12 to 5 pm.