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Terry Gips has been involved with galleries and museums for more than 25 years. Her experience ranges from being a member of nonprofit cooperative galleries, starting and directing a fine art gallery in Vermont, serving as guest curator for a range of galleries, art spaces, and museums, and serving as the director of the fine art museum at the University of Maryland. Below is a sampling of this work. Most of these exhibitions were accompanied by catalogues. Follow the links to see the detailed information about the exhibition projects.

Co-Curator with Brett Warren, (owner of the Cape Cod Chat House) Animalia, at Galatea Fine Art, Boston


Co-Curato with Andrea Pluhar, 250 Years of Wellfleet History, Wellfleet Public Library, Wellfleet, MA


Curator, The Water Project, a two-part exhibtion held simultaneously at MassAudubon/Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary and the Wellfleet Library.
Fifteen artists selected from coastal New England. Catalog available


1999, 2000-01

Exhibition Review, Sculpture Magazine July-August 2003
West Rutland, VT: Meg Walker

Exhibition Review, Art Papers, November/December 2002
Providence, RI: Possession Obsession: Objects from Andy Warhol's Personal Collection, Rhode Island School of Design Museum of Art

Curatorial Reviewer for Artist Portfolio Program, College Art Association annual conferences.

1992-99 Director, The Art Gallery at the University of Maryland College Park
Close Enough: Photography by David Seymour (Chim), 1999

Terra Firma, (art about the body by Susan Brenner, Nancy Fried, Lorna Simpson, Kiki Smith, Faith Wilding, and Barbara Zucker), 1997

Willem de Looper: A Retrospective Exhibition 1966-96,1996

The Digital Village, 1995

Significant Losses: Artists Who Died from AIDS, 1994

Oversaw production of major traveling exhibition and catalogue, "Narratives of African American Art and Identity: The David C. Driskell Collection", 1998
  Established Friends of The Art Gallery, 1996
  Oversaw creation and launching of the Gallery's website and first online educational outreach program, "e-me." 1999
1997 "New Media in the Museum," speaker at annual symposium Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Docents Program

Outside Evaluator: 5 Year Review, Trout Gallery at Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA. 

Planning Consultant: Visual Arts Program and Center, Florida Community College at Jacksonville.

1992 Joint Curator with Ruth Schilling, "Cracks in House: New Washington Photography" at the District of Columbia Art Center
1991 Special Event Consultant for National Women's Caucus for Art Honor Awards Ceremony at the National Museum of Women in Arts, Washington, DC
1983 Curator, "Books and Poets," exhibition for the State Art Exposition, Mount Snow, VT
1982 Juror, Vermont Women's Caucus for Art Traveling Exhibition, "Pocketbooks"
1978 Curator, "Granite Artists and Their Work," two-part exhibition shown jointly at the First Branch Gallery and the Barre Granite Association Office Building, Barre, VT
1977-80 Founder, Director and Curator, First Branch Gallery, Chelsea, VT (Curated and installed about 40 exhibitions. A very small sampling of the artists exhibited includes: Sonya Bullaty, Laura Gilpin, Dan Higgins, Jim Richmond, Ralph Steiner, Meg Walker)