Sprague Farm Horses – Sandra Swan

Join us for the next Newburyport ArtWalk  Nov. 2, 10am – 6pm

WOODCUTS: A Journey in Printmaking 


Sandra Swan

Artist Reception: 3 – 6pm

Light refreshments will be served

This show will run from Oct. 30 – Dec. 1

Sandra Swan was born in Bronxville, NY, September 30, 1934, and grew up in Greenwich, CT. She studied drawing with Howard Trafton at the Art Students’ League in NY and etching with Carlus Dryer at the Silvermine School of Art in New Canaan, CT. She moved to Block Island, RI in 1960, with her two daughters, and became a year-round resident. Her interest in Block Island’s old buildings led her to work with woodcuts and wood collages. She has since developed a unique way of printing with large multi-blocks. Her subjects have grown out of her love for architecture and nature. She lived for many years in her home and studio in Charlestown, MA and spent her winters on Block Island. She recently moved to Stonington, CT.

The Giclée prints on display are made from Sandra Swan’s woodcuts created over the past 40 years. They are printed on heavy archival watercolor paper, using the most advanced form of digital printing.

Permanent Public Art Collections

Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, MA – Liberty Bell Warehouse Building, wood collage
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA – Wynona Mulcaster’s Horse, woodcut; Lifeboat, woodcut
Art of Philip Morris, NY – Block Island Swamp, ink drawing
Fidelity Management and Trust, Co., Boston, MA – Ya n k e e , woodcut; Heifer, woodcut; Lifeboat, woodcut; Barge 300, woodcut

Special Exhibits

Bruce Museum, Greenwich, CT – 1968
Hurlburt Gallery, Greenwich Library, Greenwich, CT – 1975
University of Massachusetts, Boston, MA – 1976
John Hancock Building, Boston, MA – 1978, Art Week Press Conference and Interview
Boston City Hall, Boston, MA – 1980
Mystic Seaport Museum, Mystic, CT – 1981, 1986
Art Expo, Chicago, IL – 1985
Warwick Art Museum, Warwick, RI – 1989
Contemporary Printmaker Exhibition, Wakefield, RI – 1994
Charlestown Navy Yard Annual Exhibit, Boston, MA – 1984 through 1999
2002 Northeast Printmakers’ Biennial, Boston University – 2002
Three Printmakers 1st Annual Printmakers’ Exhibition, Sewanee University, Sewanee, TN – 2004
Kennedy Gallery, Portsmouth, NH – 2008, exhibit and printmaking demonstration

Solo Exhibits

BAAK Gallery, Cambridge, MA – 1979
Clark Gallery, Lincoln, MA – 1980 and 1984
Crescent Pond Gallery, Block Island, RI – 1996
Jessie Edwards Studio, Block Island, RI – 1997, 2001, 2007
Clad-In Store, Stonington, CT – 2015


Ingram Merrill Foundation Award – 1973
Blanch E. Coleman Awards – 1983
Massachusetts Artist’s Fellowship – 1984

Current Galleries

Jessie Edwards Gallery, Block Island, RI
Kennedy Gallery, Portsmouth, NH

Sweethaven Gallery is dedicated to art and photography and features landscapes of Newburyport, Plum Island and beyond, bronze sculpture and jewelry, and slab made pottery. We work closely with our clients to insure they find the images and art they love that fit perfectly in their home.

We participate in ArtWalk weekends, First Thursdays, Pop-Up events and special showings throughout the year.

If you have any questions about an artist or work featured above, please call us at 978-465-7656 and we will be happy to help you in any way we can.

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