• Mary Cosgrove Dolphin Gallery

    The Mary Cosgrove Dolphin Gallery, located in the Ghosh Science and Technology Center, offers 3 to 4 exhibits per year of current renowned artists and of our faculty and students—all of which allow students and the public to explore the established, edgy, and innovative in the artistic world. The gallery’s mission is to contribute to the cultural offerings of the region by exhibiting work of vitality and interest in the contemporary art world.

    Faculty Arts Exhibition 2014
    Regarding Landscapes 
    Student Art Show 2014  
    Student Installation Show 2015  
    Thesis Exhibition 2014  

  • Open Art Call

  • The Art of Science and the Science of Art (Juried Show)

    Until recently, art and science were not such distinct disciplines. Before the 20th century, collectors displayed their scientific treasures alongside their paintings. In cabinets of “curiosities,” collectors displayed specimens from the natural world alongside prints, drawings, and paintings. All of these treasures were deemed marvels of the material world, equally important for their aesthetic qualities and expressive of the mystery and hidden order of the world. In the 20th century, art and science diverged dramatically. Artists and scientists were regarded as having different perspectives and goals. Now we see a reconvergence; we appreciate the creative thinking in scientific discoveries, and artists seek out the images in macro and micro scale produced from our scientific and tech-dominated age.

    This exhibition seeks art that reflects the artist as scientific explorer, empirical thinker, or art in any media that has been influenced by scientific discoveries and imagery, past and present.

    Nick Capasso, the director of the Fitchburg Art Museum in Fitchburg, Mass., is the exhibition's juror. He attended Clark University as an undergraduate and received an M.A. and Ph.D. from Rutgers University. He was former deputy director of curatorial affairs at the DeCordova Museum in Lincoln, Mass., and he has a distinguished record of curating numerous contemporary art exhibitions.

    Prizes awarded 

    • First: $400
    • Second: $250
    • Third: $150
    • Honorable Mention

    Important Dates 

    • August 28, 2015: Deadline
    • September 18, 2015: Notification
    • October 2, 2015: Art Due in Gallery
    • October 22, 2015 - December 3, 2015: Show Dates

    Artists exhibiting at the gallery may offer their work for sale. The Mary Cosgrove Dolphin Gallery retains 25% of the sale price.

    Submission Guidelines

    Submission Deadline: August 28, 2015
    Applicants must be 18 or over.

    How to Submit the Application

    How To Submit Work

    • Email images and application form as attachments to Make the subject line “science and art,” and attach your .jpg image(s) and the application.
    • Non-refundable fee of $30 for the first 3 submissions, $5 each additional image.
    • Checks only for application fee. Make checks payable to Mary Cosgrove Dolphin Gallery and mail check to:
      Mary Cosgrove Dolphin Gallery
      Worcester State University
      486 Chandler Street
      Worcester, MA 01602

    Please note: If the name on the check is different than the name on the artwork, please indicate the name on the artwork in the memo section of your check. Payment for exhibition must be received by the submission deadline.

    Digital Files
    The gallery only accepts digital files of your work and application. Format for images should meet the following.

    • jpgs only
    • 300 ppi
    • maximum 1000 pixels (about 7") on the longest side
    • Save as RGB files, even if your image is black and white.
    • Save the file as: LastName_FirstName_1Title.jpg
    • The number before the word “Title” should correspond with the order you listed that work on the application form.
    • Please do not include spaces or use non-alpha-numeric characters such as & * ( @ etc. in your title.

    If your work is selected for the exhibition, we may include your image in print and digital promotional materials. All work must be the original work of the artist.

    Acceptance Notification

    • Artists will be notified of accepted work via email by September 18, 2015.
    • All accepted work must arrive at the gallery by October 2, 2015.
    • All work must be submitted exhibition-ready, including wire and hangers.
    • Artwork may be mailed to the gallery, but must include pre-paid return postage.

    Mary Cosgrove Dolphin Gallery
    Ghosh Science and Technology Center