The ABC Gallery, which originally opened in 1968 at the Arnold Bernhard Center, has a terrific history of commitment to its local community and the Arts. The gallery have featured some of the most important artists in American art from Robert Motherwell to Red Grooms, Louise Nevelson, and Alice Neel. In October 2012, The University of Bridgeport changed the gallery’s name to the Schelfhaudt Gallery, in honor of Peter Schelfhaudt, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the advertising firm Creative Partners. Mr. Schelfhaudt’s gift to UB supports the gallery, through exhibitions and visiting-artist programs, the Arnold Bernhard Center and to the great benefit of the University and the surrounding community.  Artists provide unique insight into the human experience, reflect society, expose its humanity, and ideally lead and inspire. I am pleased to support the University’s commitment to resurrecting the vitality of the Arnold Bernhard Center so that students and the local community can enjoy and participate in the arts.

– Neil A. Salonen, President of University of Bridgeport.

Originally published November 6, 2012 on the University of Bridgeport website.



By the Way Gallery is a unique program designed to encourage emerging and mid-career artists to recreate their work into fine art prints. The Shintaro Akatsu Graphic School will reproduce your art images (approximately ten images) and the gallery staff will install your prints.

By The Way Gallery, Selected Images:


Rick McCollum grew up in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, capital of the Cherokee nation, an area rich in western history. “I was completely surrounded by the old west. My dad and uncles were stockmen; my friends were Native Americans, world champion cowboys, cowgirls and just plain “ole country folk”.

Rick is a professor of art at Bridgeport University, and a member of the Oil Painters of America and The Western Artists of America. The West Lives On Gallery in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, The Heritage Gallery in Scottsdale, Arizona and Gallerie Amsterdam in Carmel, CA represent his work.