A native New Yorker, Sally Bowring received her first degree from the Fashion Institute of Technology in textiles, received her BA from Goddard College and her MFA from VCU in 1983. Bowring taught painting at Virginia Commonwealth University and the Virginia Museum Studio School and served as the Interim Director of Administration for the Painting and Printmaking Department – retiring in June 2018. She is an art advocate, active member of 1708 Gallery during the 80’s and 90’s, now an emeritus member and served on the Advisory Board of Studio 2 3, past Director and Commissioner of the 1% For Art for the City of Richmond and Chair of the Public Art Commission. Sally is a recipient of the Virginia Museum of Fine Art Professional Fellowship and the Theresa Pollak Visual Arts Awards 2003-2004. She has received (2017- 2000) 4 Fellowships to the VCCA. She is represented by Reynolds Gallery, in Richmond, VA, Art Registry, Washington, DC and Les Yeux du Monde, Charlottesville, VA. Her artwork has been exhibited extensively nationally and internationally. Recently Bowring’s work is in Doha, Qatar – in the Art and Embassy Program.