Rosalie Ripaldi Shane

Rosalie Ripaldi Shane was born in Boston and has lived in the surrounding communities her whole life. She is an artist who works in oils and exhibits in the Boston area and on Martha’s Vineyard. Her work displays a clarity of vision and an interesting play of vitality and precision. Strong, rich color and sculpture-like realism pervade her canvases.

Ms. Shane owns and manages the Saxonville Studios in Framingham, which she helped found in 1989, where she and 13 other artists and photographers work and exhibit. She is a member of the Copley Society, the Cambridge Art Association and the Martha’s Vineyard Art Association where she is a member of the board.

Rosalie has been involved with Brandeis University since soon after graduating in 1966. She was asked to be a member of the Hillel Board at Brandeis where she and her husband Jim ultimately served as co-presidents for several years. She and Jim were elected Fellows of the University in 2013. Ms. Shane’s great interest in art drew her to become a member of the board of the WSRC, and her joy at being there has kept her involved since 2005. She has been co-chair of the board since 2007.