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The Artists

Sandy Sherman

Sandy receiving the Ewing Arts Award

Sandy Sherman

Sandy Sherman, a native of New Hampshire, has been painting in the traditional manner since 1980. She enjoys creating many still life paintings using interesting effects of light and color. She derives inspiration for painting landscapes from the natural beauty surrounding her studio at Crescent Pond in Stoddard, N.H.

Memberships: Keene Art Association, Copley Society of Boston, Women's Caucus For Art, Academic Artist Association, Catharine Lorillard Wolf Art Club, Inc.

Education: Sherman studied for three years with Richard Whitney where she learned the basics of classical realism. She also studied with Debbie Crowder and Peter Granucci.

Exhibitions and Competitions: "Annual National Exhibition of Contemporary Realism in Art", sponsored by the Academic Artists Association of Springfield, MA, 1980, 1988, 1989. 1990, 1991,1992, 1996, 1999. Members Award For Graphics and Merit Award in Oil.

"New England Exhibition", sponsored by the Cape Cod Art Association, Barnstable, MA, 1987, 1989, 1990.

"Annual Exhibition for Women Artists", sponsored by the Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, Inc., in New York City, 1987, 1989, 1990, 1999. Ida Becker Fund Award for Graphics and Salmagundi Award.

"Annual Regional Juried Exhibition of Paintings, Prints, and Drawings", sponsored by the Sharon Arts Center, Sharon, NH, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1991, 1993, 1994, 1995. Merit Award for Painting.

"Annual Fall Juried Exhibition", sponsored by the Southern Vermont Art Center, Manchester, VT, 1984, 1985.

Fall Foliage Art Studio Tour Video for Sandy

Ewing Arts Awards Video for Sandy

Grape Vine

Grape Vine

Lights Out

Lights Out

In The Garden

In The Garden

Sandy's Gallery

Richard Whitney, PhD.H

Born in 1946, Dr. Richard Whitney studied with the eminent Boston painter, R. H. Ives Gammell, for five years. Richard graduated from the University of New Hampshire in 1968 and was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree in 2015. He has won over 50 regional and national awards as well as three grants from the Greenshields Foundation of Montreal. His work hangs in the Anchorage Museum of Art and History; the Newark Museum; the Pentagon; Harvard, Yale, and Stanford Universities and the Catholic University of Portugal. In 2017, he received the Lotte Jacobi Living Treasure Award from the State of New Hampshire.

Dr. Whitney is the author of the book Painting the Visual Impression which summarizes the basic principles of representational painting. First published in 1972, it has been read by artists world-wide and is regarded as a classic in its field.

Richard is an Honorary Member of both the Allied Artists of America and the American Artists Professional League. He is also a member of the Guild of Boston Artists and a Lifetime Member of the Copley Society of Art . Other memberships have included the National Arts Club, the Players and the Society of Illustrators. He is recognized as an ARC Living Master by the Art Renewal Center, the world's largest on line art museum. Richard has lectured and conducted portrait workshops throughout the United States. He is listed in Who's Who in American Art, Who’s Who in America and Who's Who in the World.

Richard Receiving His Honorary Doctorate

On May 16th, 2015, the University of New Hampshire conferred on Richard the honorary degree of Doctor of Fine Arts
“in recognition of distinguished attainments.”
The Honorary Degree Citation reads in part “you have been hailed as one of the “giants of the field” of figurative painting, creating hundreds of portraits and landscapes that hang in more than 750 public and private collections around the world.”


  • 1970 - 1973 - Three Grants - Elizabeth T. Greenshields' Memorial Foundation – Montreal
  • 1975 - Third Gold Medal - Jordan Marsh Show - Boston
  • 1976 - Merit Award – Springfield (MA) Art League National Exhibition
  • 1976 - Excellence Award in Traditional - Cape Cod Art Association All New England Exhibition
  • 1976 - Three Awards – Ogunquit (ME) Art Center National Exhibition
  • 1976 - Architects Award - New Hampshire Art Association Annual Exhibition
  • 1976 - Anonymous Award in Oil - Knickerbocker Artists National Exhibition – New York City
  • 1977 - First Prize - Fitchburg (MA) Art Museum Regional Exhibition
  • 1977 - Grumbacher Award in Oils - Academic Artists National Exhibition – New York City
  • 1977 - First in Oil - Cape Cod Art Association All New England Exhibition
  • 1978 - Finalist - American Artist Magazine National Art Competition – New York City
  • 1979 - First Prize - Fitchburg Art Museum Regional Exhibition
  • 1979 - Ezekial A. Straw Memorial Award - New Hampshire Art Association Exhibition
  • 1980 - Yankee Sagendorph Award - Copley Society of Boston
  • 1980 - Honorable Mention - Jubilee 350 Competition for New England Artists - Boston
  • 1980 - The Crescent Gallery, Ltd. Award - Allied Artists National Exhibition – New York City
  • 1982 - The Margaret Fitzhugh Browne Memorial Portrait Award - Copley Society of Boston
  • 1983 - Grumbacher Gold Medal - Guild of Boston Artists Competition
  • 1984 - Gold Medal - American Artist Professional League Grand National Exhibition – NYC
  • 1984 - Copley Master Award - Copley Society of Boston
  • 1984 - Juror's Choice Award – Springville (Utah) Museum of Art National Salon Show
  • 1984 - American Portrait Society Certification - Los Angeles
  • 1986 - Juror's Choice Award - Springville Museum of Art National Salon Show
  • 1986 -Dole Award - American Artists Professional League Grand National Exhibition, NYC
  • 1987 - Silver Medal - The Society of Illustrators' 29th Annual Exhibition – New York City
  • 1987 - A. Lassell Ripley Award - Guild of Boston Artists Competition
  • 1987 - Medal "Benemerito" - Catholic University of Portugal
  • 1989 - Highest Bid - Copley Society of Boston Fundraising Auction
  • 1990 - Commendation - Governor and Executive Council of New Hampshire
  • 1990 - Second Highest Bid - Copley Society of Boston Fundraising Auction
  • 1991 - Ken Gore Memorial Award - Guild of Boston Artists Competition
  • 1992 - Second Highest Bid – Copley Society of Boston Fundraising Auction
  • 1994 - Merit Award for Painting – Sharon Arts Center Regional Exhibition
  • 1999 - R. H. Ives Gammell Award – Guild of Boston Artists Spring Awards Exhibit
  • 2002 - Edmund C. Tarbell Award – Guild of Boston Artists Spring Awards Exhibit
  • 2002 - Emeritus Award – American Society of Portrait Artists
  • 2011 - Honorable Mention, Landscape – Art Renewal Center International Salon
  • 2013 - Honorary Lifetime Member - American Artists Professional League
  • 2013 - Honorary Lifetime Member - Allied Artists of America
  • 2015 - Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts - University of New Hampshire
  • 2016 - Commendation - Governor and Executive Council of New Hampshire
  • 2017 - Awarded Lifetime Membership to the Copley Society of Art
  • 2017 - Honorable Mention, Portraiture - Art Renewal Center International Salon
  • 2017 - Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award - Who's Who in America
  • 2017 - Lotte Jacobi Living Treasure Award - NH Governor's Arts Awards
  • 2018 - Who's Who in the World


  • The Newark Museum of Art
  • Springville Museum of Art
  • The Knights of Columbus Museum
  • The Pentagon
  • New Hampshire State Capitol
  • Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute
  • Catholic University of Portugal
  • University of Chicago
  • Boston University School of Medicine
  • Yale University School of Medicine
  • Stanford University School of Medicine
  • St. Anselm College
  • Franklin Pierce College
  • University of Charleston
  • Furman University
  • New England College of Optometry
  • Brooklyn Academy of Music
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Brigham & Womens Hospital
  • South Shore Hospital
  • Chubb Life America
  • New England Genealogical Society
  • Sailors Snug Harbor, Sea Level, NC
  • Preservation Society of Newport County, RI
  • South Congregational Church, New Britain, CT
  • Unitarian Church, Worcester, MA
  • Pine Crest School
  • The Berkshire School
  • St. Johnsbury Academy
  • The Governors Academy
  • The Loomis Chaffee School
  • Wheeler School
  • Data Resources, Inc.
  • Heublein, Inc.
  • The New England Insurance Company
  • Quincy Mutual Fire Insurance Company
  • New Hampshire Ball Bearings, Inc.
  • Raveneaux Country Club, Houston
  • South Shore Bank, Quincy, MA
  • Skowhegan Bank, Skowhegan, ME
  • Bank of New Hampshire
  • Alain Briottet, French Ambassador to Finland
  • Kevin B. Harrington, Massachusetts Senate President
  • Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Carroll Jones, Jr., Life Magazine Illustrator
  • Mr. & Mrs. John J. Shields, III
  • Alfred J. Walker, Art Dealer
  • William A. Coles, Art Historian
  • Jan Mitchell, Benefactor: Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Tanio Nakamura, Curator, Tokyo National Museum
  • Takezo Hirato, Retired CEO, Mazda Yokohama
  • Sekiya Shirayama, Tokyo
  • Anchorage Historical and Fine Arts Museum
  • The Anderson House Museum, Washington
  • AFL-CIO, Washington
  • Department of Labor, Washington
  • Massachusetts State Capitol
  • New Hampshire Supreme Court
  • Stratford (NH) County Superior Court
  • Massachusetts Eye & Ear Institute
  • King Edward VII Memorial Hospital, Bermuda
  • Harvard University
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Dartmouth College
  • St. Johns College
  • Ohio State University College of Law
  • Georgia Regents University
  • Northeastern University
  • Suffolk University
  • Mount Ida College
  • Keene State College
  • Mt. Sinae Hospital
  • Institute of Living, Hartford, CT
  • Evangelical Theological Seminary Library, Osijek, Croatia
  • Unitarian Universalist Association of America
  • The First Parish Church, Weston, MA
  • Community Church Society, Pepperell, MA
  • Mercersburg Academy
  • The Pingree School
  • Cushing Academy
  • The Dublin School
  • Eaglebrook School
  • Robert J. Coelho Middle School, Attleboro, MA
  • Stanadyne Corporation
  • National Grange Mutual Insurance Company
  • Hartford Steamboiler Inspection & Insurance Company
  • The Little Susitna Company, Anchorage
  • Battelle Corporation
  • Sallie Mae
  • C&S Corporation
  • Beech Hill Farm Hospital, Dublin, NH
  • US Senator Thomas J. McIntyre
  • The Honorable Edward J. McCormack, Jr.
  • John Sununu, Former White House Chief of Staff
  • Helena Hale, Actress
  • Frederick Hart, Vietnam Memorial Sculptor
  • John Cunningham, VP, Wang Corporation
  • Bruce Ferguson, Developer of Pegasus Rocket
  • Mr. & Mrs. Frederick C. Ross, Noted Collectors
  • A. Ara Danikian, Art Dealer
  • Abbot Williams Vose, Art Dealer
  • A. Sadeghi-Nejad, Former Minister of Culture of Iran
  • Yasuyuki Nambu, Japanese Entrepreneur, Tokyo
  • Chieko Yamagata, Tokyo

Fall Foliage Art Studio Tour Video for Richard

Ewing Arts Award Video for Richard

Tom Brush, Loomis Chaffee School

Tom Brush
Loomis Chaffee School

Changing Seasons

Changing Seasons

Laurie & Kilty

Laurie & Kilty

View Richard's Galleries

"Your exhibition at the Guild is simply marvelous. The wonderful sense of variety in the moods of nature and those truly fine portraits made up for a show of distinction. You have created an exhibition of stunning singularity."
— Robert Douglas Hunter, Artist

"I am taking this opportunity to express our delight with the portrait. Our expectations were high, but they have been surpassed. We are so pleased and such admirers of Richard's painting that we have become collectors."
— John J. Shields, III