Exhibitions and programming at Manresa Gallery intend to elicit a sense for the mysterious that yearns to unfold deeper personal desires, a more intense awareness, a fuller life, and a committed offering of what each of us hopes is authentic and just

For many of us this desire is expressed as a spiritual quest; for some it leads further into a specific religious affiliation. For all, it challenges us to understand both the purpose of art and the enduring value of a spiritual promise — that the beautiful can be an alluring path of belief.




The Gallery is committed to developing dynamic offerings and invites others to share in its future plans. There are a number of ways in which you can get involved, including:

1) Offer work for display from your collection. The type of work you collect could suggest a theme for an exhibition. What is your voice as a collector? Why do you find art to be important; what kind of enrichment does it offer your life? Such would assist a selection of artists for future Manresa exhibitions.

2) Help organize a Partnership. Share with the Gallery a vision for a potential partnership, for example, in the area of interreligious projects.

3) Underwrite a Manresa Gallery exhibition: e.g., artists’ stipends, commissioned work, travel support for an international artist, installation and shipping.

4) Contribute to the Gallery’s Visual Arts Fund. The Genevieve Blaettler Fund for theVisual Arts provided a splendid beginning. Now funding is sought to allow the Gallery to operate long into the future. A significant augmentation of the base Fund is critical for the Gallery to operate beyond 2015.

You are asked to send your ideas and proposals to Fr. Jim Blaettler, S.J., Gallery Director, at: