College of Arts and Sciences

Kinsey Gallery

  • Location and Hours

    The Kinsey Gallery is located at the intersection of 12th Ave & Marion St. 

    The gallery is open to the public Monday thru Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm (excluding University-observed holidays). Admission is always free.  

    Now Showing

    Sally "Sara" Whipple

    Sally whipple  b. 1940, d. 2011, Seattle, Washington
    Attended the University of Washington 1958-59, majoring in Art. Graduated with honors from Seattle University in 1974 as Sculpture major with BA in Humanities. From 1962 through 1983 worked almost exclusively in bronze, winning numerous awards in local Seattle-area competitions, and invited to participate in exhibits of NW sculptors by both the Henry Gallery and the Seattle Art Museum. Elected to the (now defunct) Northwest Institute of Sculptors in 1967. In 1984, having also maintained an avid and life-long interest in architecture and furniture design as well, taught herself woodworking in order to combine these interests into larger-scaled sculpture that was symbolically and metaphorically designed to be functional as well, culminating in 1986 with the “CHAIR” series and a solo show at the Greenwood Galleries in Seattle that received the “Critic’s Choice” designation from the Seattle Times. In 1991 she was featured in CHANGING HOMES magazine and in articles in the Seattle Times and the Bellevue American, in the Seattle Post Intelligencer in their feature on Functional Furniture as Fine Art in 1992, and in the Bellingham Herald November of ‘93 in an article by Sheila Farr. Her work may be found in over 125 private collections through the U.S. as well as in Canada, Taiwan and Japan. By her retirement (due to ill health), she had produced more than 200 works in bronze, wood, and recycled materials, and had been represented by such galleries as the Kneeland Gallery in Sun Valley, the Gallery of Functional Art in Santa Monica, California; the Real Mother Goose Galleries in Portland, Oregon; Frank & Dunya in Seattle; and Gallery 500 in Elkins Park, Pennsylvania. 

    Previous Exhibitions

    The 5th Annual Imagining the World:

    Photography Competition highlights the College of Arts and Sciences' participation in the global community. 
    Induge in the beautiful photos and celebrate the myriad international education opportunities in which students across SU engage


    April 1st- May 24th

    Reception and Awards Ceremony: April 11th 5:00-7:00pm 

    Imagining the World: Photography Competition, A Retrospective  

    retrospective photo competition

    International Photo Competition:  A Retrospective Exhibition

    A retrospective of student photography from 2007 to 2012, Seattle University study abroad programs, and international students studying at SU. 

    Jan 7th – Mar 28th 

    Seattle University Visual Art Faculty Exhibition


    An exhibition of recent work showcasing the artistic diversity found within the Visual Arts programs.

    Sep 24th - Dec 7th

    Reception: Oct 11th @ 5:00 - 8:00pm

    Past Exhibitions

    Check out past exhibitions in the Kinsey Gallery Archive.