Center for Collaborative History Art Exhibitions

August 07, 2019

During the 2019-20 academic year, the Center for Collaborative History (CCH) will host five art exhibits in Dickinson Hall showcasing local artists. The exhibits are open to the public, and may be visited Monday - Friday from 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. in Dickinson Hall, Room 113. The artwork exhibited is available for sale from the artists. For more information contact Jennifer Loessy at

September 12-October 25, 2019

"Solitary Interludes"

Artist: William B. Hogan

Artist: Susan Hogan

A New Jersey native, William B. Hogan attended the School of Visual Arts in New York City, then served a couple years as an illustrator in the personal section for the U.S.Army in San Antonio, Texas. He studied painting and printmaking at the University of the Americas in Mexico, then taught junior high school in New Mexico before returning to northern New Jersey for a 26-year career as an editorial artist on the staff of The Record in Hackensack. A prolific artist in many media, Hogan has won awards for his work from the U.S. Army, the NJSCA, the NJ Press Association, and the International Salon of Cartoon Art in Montreal among others, and in the collections of the Newark Museum, New Jersey; the Billie Ireland Museum of Cartoon Art, Ohio State University. Hogan has always felt that the mind is a repository of vast experiences, ideas, memories, and so much more, that we ought to challenge our ideas and open up this place called a brain to visually express those ideas and images and feelings. Hogan does not create what he sees out a window, he interprets visual images from his observant conscience and experiences both real and unreal, surreal and absurd. It’s a journey from one surface to the next, an endless river of paintings.

Artist Reception
September 19, 2019
3:30 - 5 p.m. - 113 Dickinson Hall

October 25 - December 13, 2019

Artist: Sean Carney

Sean Carney is an award winning artist with a unique style that specializes in painting with Minwax wood stain and a Dremel. It is a process that is his and his alone. Carney's paintings look like traditional paintings from a distance, but upon closer inspection you gain a realization that they are not traditional at all. It is that moment of contemplation that drives Carney to continue his growth and development as an artist. In his short five-year career as a professional artist, he has been a part of over 70 exhibits nationally and internationally, 18 of those exhibitions have been solo shows. Carney's work is highly sought after, with some of his works in fortune 500 companies and the United States Embassy in Muscat, Oman.  

January 31 - March 20, 2020

Artist: Michele Melcher

Michele Melcher was born and raised in rural Bucks County, Pennsylvania where she spent the majority of her childhood drawing unicorns and being chased by goats. After hiding in the high school art room for the next three years she went to college and obtained a BFA in illustration from the University of the Arts. For the past 15 years, she has worked as a freelance illustrator specializing in editorial and advertising. In her free time she fuels the creative flame by drawing, painting and participating in gallery shows. She finds her influence ffrom “Folklore, legends, history, natural science and the supernatural...anything sparks the imagination. That’s the stuff that gets the wheels turning and seeps into my work.” Melcher's current series "Old Masters" has been on exhibit in Gristle Art Gallery (Brooklyn, NY), La Luz De Jesus Gallery (Los Angeles, CA), and Revolution Gallery (Buffalo, NY).

March 20 - May 15, 2020

Artist: John O'Neill

John O'Neill received his BFA in painting in 1993 from the State University of New York at New Paltz. A lifelong resident of New York City, he relocated to Bucks County in 2012 where he discovered his passion for plein air painting. O'Neill derives his inspiration from the landscape of Bucks County and the Central New Jersey region. His favorite locations include the farms and towns along the Delaware River. John currently resides in Morrisville, PA and works as the General Manager of Jerry’s Artarama Art Supplies in Lawrenceville, NJ.

May 15 - July 1, 2020

"From Within" - A group show featuring amateaur artists of Princeton University

Call for Submissions: The Center for Collaborative History is seeking submissions from amateur/ hobby artists for an art installation entitled “From Within” which will be on display from May 15 - July 1, 2020 in 113 Dickinson Hall. Submission deadline is April 1, 2020.

Eligibility: Current Princeton University staff, faculty, post-docs, researchers, and graduate students who are not associated with the Lewis Center for the Arts in an artist capacity. This is truly an exhibit for the hobby artist.

Types of Artwork Accepted:

  • Painting, Mixed Media, Drawing, or Sculpture (small) will be accepted.
  • 2D artwork must be framed or gallery wrapped and installation ready. All artwork must be wired for hanging - no hooks.
  • 3D art must have its own professional-looking means of display.

Disclaimers: Please note this exhibit will not be juried, and no awards, prizes, or financial compensation will be given to those whose artwork is selected. All artwork must be available for continuous display from May 15 - July 1, 2020. All selected artists will need to sign an Artwork Loan Agreement.

To submit your artwork for consideration: Please send an email to Jennifer Loessy at and include the following information:

  • Artist Name
  • Phone Number
  • Email Address
  • Job Title
  • Home Department
  • Type of Medium (Painting, Mixed Media, Drawing, or Sculpture)
  • Picture of the artwork(s) you would like to submit
  • Brief description of the piece and size of the artwork(s)
  • Submission deadline is April 1, 2020