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New Hampshire Charitable Foundation Artist Advancement Grant Exhibit

works by Shaina Gates, Isabella Rotman, + Dustan Knight 

October 18 - November 17 | Reception / Meet the Artists: Friday, October 18 / 5-8pm



New Hampshire Charitable Foundation's Piscataqua Region Artist Advancement Grant recognizes the important contribution of working artists to the cultural life of the region by providing an annual financial award to promote the artistic growth of visual artists and craftspeople. The purpose of the award is not to reward past work, but to recognize the applicant best positioned to continue the improvement of their artistic career.

In partnership with NHCF, 3S Artspace is delighted to mount works by the 2023 grant recipient and finalists:

  • Shaina Gates, experimental photographer (Kittery, ME)
  • Isabella Rotman, comic and zine creator (York, ME)
  • Dustan Knight, painter (New Castle, NH)


Learn more about the AAG.


Artist Bio

Ryan Rasmussen

Ryan Rasmussen is a multi-disciplinary artist whose work spans practices in sculpture, installation, kinetic and electronic works, haptic installations, sonic environments, collaboration, design, two-dimensional media, video and things that have mass or do not. Ryan has exhibited work nationally and internationally in such venues as Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art in Doha, Qatar; CICA Museum of South Korea; Kyoto Cultural House, Kyoto, Japan; Art Space in the Bay area of CA; the Glass Curtain Gallery in Chicago, IL; the Nancy Fyfe Cardozier Gallery in Midland-Odessa, TX; and Clough Hansen in Memphis, TN. In 2022, Ryan’s work was featured in the Wrong Biennial. Ryan received his MFA from the University of Iowa and currently serves as Assistant Professor of Intermedia at Elon University. Ryan previously served as Assistant Professor of Sculpture at Georgia State University in Atlanta, GA. 


Figure 7 / Shaina Gates / 2021 / 6.5x6x2.5 / $400


Figure 20 / Shaina Gates / 2021 / 10x9x3 / $500


Figure 12 / Shaina Gates / 2021 / 5x5x3 / $400


Figure 164 / Shaina Gates / 2022 / 9x8x2 / $500

3D Tour

Grant support provided by:

NHCF New Hampshire Charitable Foundation
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3S Artspace is supported in part by a grant from the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Funded in part by a grant from the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation - Rutman Family Fund.

Generously supported by:

Flower Kiosk
Mezzanine Catering
Water Street Inn

Thank you to our year-round Lead Sponsors:

AC Hotel Envio