The Shirley Hannan Gift

In 2015 the Hannan family, our patrons and sponsors of the biannual Shirley Hannan National Portrait Award, a $50,000 non-acquisitive award for realistic portraiture, donated the entire collection of Shirley Hannan’s works, some 250 oil paintings and pastel portraits. The proposed expansion of the gallery’s foot print will allow rotating exhibitions of all three collections and the BVRG hopes to profile Shirley Hannan, the artist, more frequently into the future.