A Newport working Studio Gallery

55 Bellevue Avenue, Newport RI 02840

Artist News

Bettie Sarantos Welcomes the Year of the Dog

February 24th, 2018

The oldest and most important festival in China is the Spring Festival known in the West as the Chinese New Year. The date is determined by the lunar/solar calendar so the date of the holiday varies from late January to mid-February. It arrives with the second new moon after the Winter Solstice. Like the West, the East has a zodiac but the Eastern
system has a cycle of twelve years, instead of months. The Chinese apply the five elements (Metal, Water, Wood, Fire and Earth) into the Chinese calendar. This year the element associated with the Dog is Earth.


Dog years are considered filled with prosperity but only after determination and hard work. Fights for the weak and underprivileged will take place all year and moral issues will be of major concern. There will be moments of pleasure since many of the best entertainers were born in the Year of the Dog.




Paola Mangiacapra’s work accepted into Newport Art Museum Exhibit

February 18th, 2018

Paola Mangiacapra’s watercolor of the late Richard Grosvenor, our founding member here at Spring Bull Gallery, was accepted into the 2018 Newport Art Museum’s Members’ exhibit.  The portrait will be on display at the Museum until May 20. 2018.






Craig Masten Receives an Honorable Mention

February 18th, 2018

Craig was award an Honorable Mention at the Wickford, RI  Art Association’s “Figure It Out Show”
The exhibit run from February 9 – March 4th check on line for winter hours.

Juror: Nancy Gaucher-Thomas “Young Robert Frost by Craig Masten illustrates
virtuosity on his brush work,direct and immediate.”






Don Beauchaine & Ken MacDonald are part of West Bay Open Studios October 21 & 22nd

October 12th, 2017

Ken MacDonald

Windward - Ken MacDonald

A great way to spend part of  October 21 & 22nd weekend is checking out the West Bay Open Studios Tour.  You will find Donato Beauchaine & Ken MacDonald studios open 11:00 am – 5:00 pm both days.  Check out Westbayopenstudios.com for more information.



Susan Shaw is part of Hoparts Studio Trail 2017

October 12th, 2017

Susan ShawSusan Shaw of Shaw Pottery and Spring Bull Gallery is part of the delightful  Hoparts Studio Trail,  October 14 – 15 , 10 am – 5 pm.  It is in its 12th year and should not n be missed.   Shaw Pottery is on 7 Corey Trail, Wyoming RI .






Johanna McKenzie shows at The Providence Art Club

September 15th, 2017

Artist member Johanna McKenzie will be part of a 4-person show this October 1 through October 20, 2017 in the Mays Gallery at The Providence Art Club.

The opening reception will be held Sunday, October 1 from 2 – 4 pm.