Jane Deering Gallery First Exhibit in 2023 is

Our Opening Weekend is Saturday January 21st (11-5pm) and Sunday January 22nd (1-4pm) 2023 to coincide with the 2nd Annual Gloucester So Salty.  George Wingate opens the season with ‘Letters / Words / and.’  In the words of an artist friend, George is a postmodernist, a minimalist, a sculptor, a poet and an all over evocator. I would add he is a wordsmith; he invigorates the mind.

Come whenever you can. 

Come often during 2023; it’s Gloucester’s 400+ and there will be lots to view. 

The gallery welcomes all.

Jane Deering – Jane Deering GalleryPleasant St. Gloucester, MA

Annisquam As You Like It candlelight masque & listening party

Jane Deering shares news about an upcoming special event:

Save the date January 21, 2023!

As You Like It: candlelight masque & listening party with Lanes Coven Theater and new music by Scott Moore

As You Like It brings a newly-composed score to the Annisquam Village Church on Saturday,
January 21, 2023 at 7pm. Artist-in-Residence Scott Moore created the eclectic large-scale work
throughout the spring and summer, playing and recording every instrument himself. The music
brings to life the forms and gestures of Shakespeare’s beloved pastoral comedy with a fun, fresh
pastiche of styles and sounds—from absurd, neo-Baroque strings and harpsichord, to hip-hop
drums and impressionist dream folk. Originally commissioned by the Louisville (KY) Ballet, and
premiered as a ballet in August, the piece has been substantially reworked to include dialogue
from the play, delivered live by Gloucester’s rising theater stars, Lanes Coven. Conversation with
the composer will chronicle the journey from conception to premiere, illuminating the artistic
process and framing the evening’s performance. A feast for the ears and the mind, this unusual
and enchanting evening will also feature light refreshment. All are welcome; donations are
gratefully accepted, and will benefit the AVC music program.

Annisquam Village Church, 820 Washington Street, Gloucester MA 01930

Claire Wyzenbeek | Still Alight: Opening Reception with the artist Saturday October 1st from 2-5pm Jane Deering Gallery #gloucesterMA

Save the date for upcoming solo exhibition:


October 1 – October 30, 2022

Opening reception: Saturday, October 1st from 2-5pm

Jane Deering Gallery, 19 Pleasant St., Gloucester, MA

Works from the exhibition can be viewed at:https://www.janedeeringgallery.com/claire-wyzenbeek-still-alight

The imagery in Claire’s paintings uses life events, emotions and states of awareness as
inspirations. This awareness comes from an internal truth or a deep connection to the natural world. Color has an emotional resonance that is often the starting point of a painting. Her figures and landscapes exist in symbolic settings, painted from both memory and life. Some juxtapose opposing sensations like joy and suffering, or love and anguish. In other works, she explores a specific feeling or physical experience. Recurring themes are renewal, journeys, the female body, relationships, and the spiritual power of Nature.

About the artist

Claire Wyzenbeek holds a BFA from Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and a Diploma (Painting and Art History) from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Massachusetts. She maintains a studio in Gloucester on Cape Ann, Massachusetts. Wyzenbeek teaches art at Yes Art Space in Beverly, Massachusetts. Her work has been exhibited in numerous shows regionally and nationally. Follow her at clairewyzenbeek.com and on Instagram @claire_skylark.

Meet the artist Deborah Davidson | reception Saturday September 10th Jane Deering Gallery #GloucesterMA

Deborah Davidson solo show, POSSIBILITIES, opens September 10th 2-5pm at Jane Deering Gallery, 19 Pleasant Street, Gloucester, Ma. Hope to see you there!

photo credit Work on paper: Deborah Davidson, CRIS DE COEUR 1, 2021, Color pencil on paper, 31×23 inches, 36×26, framed. Visit Jane Deering Gallery Sept. 2022 for solo exhibit.

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California & Massachusetts . 917-902-4359
London . UK residence +44-207-584-1671

More works by Deborah Davidson be viewed online:


Leslie Lewis Sigler solo Art Show opens tomorrow at Jane Deering Gallery

Jane Deering Gallery is pleased to present Leslie Lewis Sigler | Once Removed opening on 

Thursday August 4th with a reception with the artist from 5-7pm.  

Sigler writes:

“In my work I explore family objects — individual silver heirlooms that are related to one another in a single collection and, collectively, to the individual families that put them into domestic practice and social circulation. I’m interested in the histories and lifespans of these objects, their ability to reflect our own personal life stories and family histories, and the way they continue to connect us to one another in time and space.”

Leslie Lewis Sigler

The artist has a BFA in painting from the University of Texas, Austin and lives in California with her husband and two young sons.  This is her second show on Cape Ann with Jane Deering Gallery, 19 Pleasant Street, Gloucester. Gallery hours: Friday & Saturday 1-5pm; Sunday 1-4pm; and by appointment @ 917-902-4359. janedeeringgallery.com

Images of all the works in the show can be viewed at: https://www.janedeeringgallery.com/leslie-lewis-sigler-once-removed


1.  Artist: Leslie Lewis Sigler

Title: The First Mate

Date: 2022

Medium: Oil on panel

Dimensions: 7 x 5.5 inches

2.  Artist: Leslie Lewis Sigler

Title: The Ann

Date: 2022

Medium: Oil on panel

Dimensions: 7 x 5.5 inches

Jane Deering Gallery Geoffrey Bayliss | Simple Isn’t Easy solo exhibition opens next week

Jane Deering Gallery 

Geoffrey Bayliss | Simple Isn’t Easy

Exhibition dates: July 7 – 31

Opening Reception . Thursday . July 7th . 6-8pm
Gallery hours: Friday & Saturday 1-5pm . Sunday 1-4pm
and always by appointment @ 917-902-4359
19 Pleasant Street . Gloucester MA 01930

Geoffrey Bayliss’s recent work includes large collaged work and papier-mâché sculptures which lend themselves to the viewer’s interpretation.  Playful, imaginative, strange, or referential of classical ruins, the collages and sculptures are active and energetic. Bayliss is not new to collage; but his exploration of papier-mâché is an exciting direction. The use of papier-mâché goes as far back as 200 AD with the Chinese Han dynasty; in Europe, it was introduced c.1725 as an alternative to plaster or carved wood in architecture. Bayliss earned a degree in architecture from Columbia University; his current interest in the medium of papier-mâché aligns well with his understanding of architectural elements and flourishes.

About the artist.

Geoffrey Bayliss, a native of Gloucester, holds a BA in architecture from Columbia University. He has studied with artist Celia Eldridge, sculptor John Bozarth, printmaker Coco Berkman, and artist Charlotte Roberts. His work is held in numerous private collections in the US. This is the artist’s 4th solo show with Jane Deering Gallery. A few words from the artist: ’Making art has been my life … My impulse to create doesn’t diminish
… It grows and develops infinitely.’ — Geoffrey Bayliss, July 2022

Works from the exhibition can be viewed at:


Jane Deering Gallery group show: Gloucester . Cape Ann | modern conversations

Jane Deering Gallery is pleased to present 

Gloucester . Cape Ann | modern conversations

June 9 – June 29, 2022

Opening Reception on Saturday June 11th from 3-6pm.

Artists working in Gloucester, and more broadly on Cape Ann, have a unique vision of the promontory. What is their feel for our place along the sea? And how do they wish to present it to us, the viewers of their thoughts? Each exploration of light, land, sky, stone, architecture, industry, and countless other features is singular. There is communication between artist and place; and we sense, we hear, those conversations in their art. Participating artists include: Coco Berkman . Ann Conneman . Celia Eldridge . Paige Farrell . Erin Luman . Jeffrey Marshall . Adin Murray . James Paradis . Michael Porter . Christopher Pullman . Esther Pullman . Beverly Ripple . Caleb Hershey Rulli . Juni Van Dyke.  

Exhibition at Jane Deering Gallery June 2022


My interest lies in how artists living and working in Gloucester, and more broadly on Cape Ann, express their vision of the promontory. What is their feel for our place along the sea? As they encounter it, and closely observe it, how do they wish to present it to us, the viewers of their thoughts? Each exploration of light, land, sky, stone, architecture, industry, and countless other features is singular. There is communication between artist and place; and we sense, we hear, those conversations in their art.

The New York Times recently penned the phrase to see it all anew, an apt phrase that could easily have been the title for this show.

After giving the gallery to regional artists for their own exhibitions these past months, I am happy to be back at JDG for the summer season. Join me for this first show which celebrates seeing and hearing anew this place of home.

Jane Deering, June 2022

Gallery hours: Friday & Saturday 1-5pm; Sunday 1-4pm; and by appointment @ 917-902-4359 . 19 Pleasant Street, Gloucester. janedeeringgallery.com 

Celia Eldridge

to view selected works in the exhibition: https://www.janedeeringgallery.com/gloucester-cape-ann-modern-conversations

Bonus: Wonderful interviews by Pat Lowery Collins including this one with Juni VanDyke here

Jane Deering Gallery: new website. Next art Exhibit, Maria Malatesta Solo show, opens May 7

New website and spring news from Jane Deering Gallery-

Maria Malatesta – Brushstrokes | Fields and Ponds

at Jane Deering Gallery 19 Pleasant St. Gloucester, MA

May 7 – June 5, 2022

Reception May 7, 5-7pm

Gallery hours Friday & Saturday 1-5. Sunday 1-4.

By appointment this show mmmalatesta@hotmail.com

Memories of being in the natural world inspire the color and gesture of the paintings.  Gardens, overgrown fields, open space, the sea and wind are all a source from which the paintings evolve. Color and light fascinate me, how one color placed next to another comes alive, how that color then has the profound ability to evoke a mood or a place. While my process is intuitive, the presence of the landscape is constant. Yet, there is uncertainty of place and of resolution. I find this ambiguity most exciting.

Maria Malatesta

About the artist:

Maria Malatesta lives on Cape Ann which contributes to her artistic sensibility. Her work has been included in numerous shows on the North Shore and Boston area. Solo shows include Montserrat College of Art, Chameleon Gallery in Newburyport, Pagus Gallery in Pennsylvania and Porter Mill Gallery in Beverly. Maria holds the Diploma and Fifth Year Certificate from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and a Bachelor of Science from Lesley University, Cambridge, MA. She has taught at Montserrat College of Art, the Cultural Center at Rocky Neck and International Programs through the Museum School, Boston. Her studio is in the South End of Boston.

Jane Deering Gallery

California & Massachusetts  . 917-902-4359

London . UK residence +44-207-584-1671




Reminder Reception April 2- Experimental Group of the Rockport Art Assoc. & Museum @Jane Deering Gallery #GloucesterMA


Unexpected #17

Opening Reception Saturday April 2nd, 2022 from 3-6pm.
Group show of work by The Experimental Group of the Rockport Art Association and Museum at Jane Deering Gallery Pleasant Street, Gloucester, Mass.

Rockport Art Association & Museum Experimental Group Opens 17th Show, at Jane Deering Gallery

coming April 2022- News from Rockport Art Assoc. & Museum –

Rockport Art Association & Museum’s Experimental Group Opens Seventeenth Show

The Rockport Art Association & Museum’s Experimental Group opens its seventeenth group exhibition, “Unexpected No. Seventeen” at Jane Deering Gallery, 19 Pleasant Street, Gloucester, MA 01930. Works on view in the exhibition range in medium to include paintings, mixed-media, graphics, sculpture, digital art and photography. The exhibition runs from April 2 through April 30. Gallery hours are Friday and Saturday 1 to 5 pm and Sunday 1 to 4 pm or by appointment at 978.886.4582.

The Experimental Group is a creative forum, its’ main mission is to increase public awareness and to foster self-expression by bringing artists together to explore and share ideas that cultivate creative freedom. The EG is encouraged and supported by the Rockport Art Association & Museum.

If you would like more information about the exhibition, would like to schedule an interview and a walk through, or need additional promotional images please contact: Nella Lush, Experimental Group Chair, 978.886.4582 or via email at experimentalgroupraa@gmail.com

The Rockport Art Association & Museum (RAA&M) is one of the oldest and most active art organizations in the country. The Association has a long and distinguished history that has spanned 100 years.


image: JudySchimdt_ESCAPE_15_ x 20__ illuminated monotype

THIS WEEKEND! Pop in for a Pop Up show: handcrafted jewelry by designer Chloe Leigh of Cape Ann at Jane Deering Gallery #GloucesterMA

Jane Deering Gallery

19 Pleasant Street, Gloucester, MA

  • Chloe Leigh pop up, Saturday November 20, 2021. 10-5pm
  • Chloe Leigh pop up, Sunday November 21, 2021. 1-4pm

Nature Prevails | Vanessa Michalak + Chloe Leigh Two shows November 2021 | Jane Deering Gallery

Paintings by Vanessa Michalak Opens November 6-21, 2021

Handcrafted Fine Jewelry by Chloe Leigh – pop up November 20-21

Read the press release

coming oct. 2: Juni van dyke | alternative colors for dark times jane deering gallery #gloucesterma

Juni Van Dyke | Alternative Colors for Dark Times: An exhibition of paintings that gives rise to positive emotions, Jane Deering Gallery, 19 Pleasant Street , Gloucester, MA.

Opening Reception Oct. 2nd, 2-5pm

Both nature and music are driving forces in my art. And, as I work, these words by Spanish painter Joan Miro are never far away: “I try to apply colors like words that shape poems, like notes that shape music.”

It has been said that one can live in the dreariest corners of the world all the while performing color miracles on the dreariest of days. German artists Nolde and Kandinsky did just that during the dark impending doom of war suggesting color to be more a matter of preference for expression rather than allegiance to source. Perhaps, color for these courageous artists was embedded in a sense of optimism and hope despite all odds.

I am blessed to live here on Cape Ann where the geography and the light has informed my work for many years. The natural beauty of Cape Ann sweeping across granite; coastal views; hillside vistas is an ever present force in my work. On the way to my job in Gloucester, I travel over the Annisquam river bridge where the ocean below is an ever changing marvel of light and activity awaiting interpretation. Using abstract forms, I invite the viewer to experience my work without interruption of title. Energized by the interaction, I find viewer interpretation fascinating and exciting — valid without exception.

— Juni Van Dyke, October 2021

About the artist

Juni Van Dyke is a graduate of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and holds an MAT from Tufts University. Since 1996, she has been the Director of the Arts Program at the Rose Baker Senior Center, Gloucester Massachusetts; under her direction, work created by the senior citizens has been exhibited in museums and public institutions in New England. She is the recipient of several awards and grants, including the St. Botolph Foundation Award, Boston; the Massachusetts Cultural Council Grant; and an honorary citation from the Massachusetts Senate for her outstanding contribution to the arts. VanDyke’s work is held in the permanent collection of the Cape Ann Museum, Gloucester, Massachusetts and in numerous private collections. Her work was selected by Room&Board for inclusion in its limited edition art series and is on view throughout the US in Room&Board locations. Van Dyke lives and works in Manchester, MA. This is her fifth solo show with the gallery .

Gallery hours: Friday & Saturday 1:00-5:00 . Sunday: 1:00-4:00
and by appointment @ 978-526-7248 junivandyke@yahoo.com

Open House Saturday 1-5: The Cyanotype…and the end of summer blues | Elizabeth Awalt and Tom Fels art exhibition Jane Deering Gallery #GloucesterMA

This week from Jane Deering news of the final summer show of 2021:

Capping the summer season of exhibitions @ Jane Deering Gallery is The Cyanotype …. and the end-of-summer blues. The gallery will host an Open House Saturday September 4th from 1:00-5:00pm at 19 Pleasant Street in Gloucester.

Artists Elizabeth Awalt and Tom Fels celebrate the luscious range of blue produced by unique cyanotypes and pay tribute to both Anna Atkins (long associated with the medium) and French photographer Charles Aubry. Fels’s work will also include several images related to Cape Ann.


How often we think of Anna Atkins, the 19th-C botanist and photographer, when talking of cyanotypes. Atkins is strongly associated with the medium. Photographs of British Algae: Cyanotype Impressions, which Atkins privately published in 1843, has long been considered the first book illustrated with photographic images, cyanotype photograms of seaweed. I am delighted to bring to light a different algae, Elizabeth Awalt’s cyanotypes of dried kelp which the artist found in the cold, nutrient-rich waters near her summer studio in Maine. Akin to her paintings, Awalt’s cyanotypes ‘express her connection, curiosity, and concern for the natural world.

Tom Fels, of Vermont, first learned about cyanotypes through his work as a curator and writer with 19th century photographs. Fels writes ‘In my attempt to capture some shadows on my home, I realized that cyanotypes were the right medium to employ…The appeal of the cyanotype comes in part from its color, which viewers often find spiritual and relaxing, as well as its ability to capture the nuances of movement inherent in working with living plants. Its interest to me was also in the process, which is fairly simple and can be done mostly outdoors.” His series Homage to Aubry is inspired by the still lifes of the French photographer Charles Aubry.

Gallery hours: Friday & Saturday 1-5pm; Sunday 1-4pm and by appointment at 917-902-4359 and info@janedeeringgallery.com.


Elizabeth Awalt grew up in Baltimore, Maryland and moved to Boston to attend Boston College. As an undergraduate, she studied Fine Arts at Boston College where she returned to teach and became a tenured professor. She received her MFA degree at the University of Pennsylvania, followed by several fellowships including the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Yaddo, and MacDowell and the Millay Colony. She has been the recipient of both a Massachusetts Artists Fellowship in Painting and an Individual Artist Grant in Painting from the National Endowment of the Arts. Awalt’s work is in numerous public and private collections in the US and abroad. The artist maintains a studio in Concord Massachusetts and northern Maine.


Tom Fels, independent curator and writer specializing in American culture, photography, and art, has worked as consultant and guest curator to a number of museums, including the Canadian Centre for Architecture and the J. Paul Getty Museum. In 1986 he was named a Chester Dale Fellow of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and in 1998-9 a Fletcher Jones Foundation Fellow of the Huntington Library. He has organized more than fifty exhibitions, and is the author of numerous catalogs, articles, and books including Sotheby’s Guide to Photographs (1998), and more recently works on contemporary American history. His large cyanotypes are represented in several museum and private collections, including the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Fels lives and works in southern Vermont. In 2013 he was writer-in-residence at the Gloucester Writers Center. Since 2014 he has shown with the Jane Deering Gallery.

from the release

Please join us Thursday August 5th: Opening Reception ‘There’s a certain slant of light. New paintings by Adin Murray’ Jane Deering art Gallery

Jane Deering shares details and images of new Adin Murray paintings featured in a solo show opening Thursday evening, August 5th.

The news of the imminent exhibit opening next week is also time for a last chance reminder to view or repeat visit James Paradis 2021. Also, Erin Luman’s Lost Summer featuring the cottages on Long Beach, will be on view for a limited time August 1 – 3, between these two exhibits. So mark your calendars for 3 back to back beautiful exhibits.

Please join us Thursday August 5th, 6-8pm for the Opening Reception of ‘There’s a certain slant of light | new paintings by Adin Murray’ @ Jane Deering Gallery, 19 Pleasant Street, Gloucester MA

Erin Luman solo art show, The Lost Summer, featuring the cottages at Long Beach | Jane Deering Gallery #GloucesterMA

SAVE THE DATE! Special pop up – 3 day viewing!

photo credit: ERIN LUMAN, 80, 82, 84 (Long Beach, 2020)


Jane Deering Gallery

19 Pleasant Street, Gloucester

August 1 – 3rd

Reception August 1st, 4:00 – 6:00


instagram: @erinlumanartist

from the release:

“The Jane Deering Gallery will host a pop-up exhibition of the most recent work of Gloucester artist Erin Luman. She’s returned to the beach to paint Cape Ann’s Long Beach cottages one more time. The show, aptly named The Lost Summer, is a smaller but dynamic collection of the expectant houses as they wait for their summer inhabitants and is a continuation of the previously sold-out show in 2018. The paintings will be on display for three days only, starting with an opening on the evening of August 1st and closing a couple of days later on August 3rd.”

Merry Storefronts Winter windows: holiday Christmas displays Main Street #GloucesterMA 2020

Selection of Gloucester’s downtown storefronts in morning light and seasonal swag December 2020. 

Did you discover a great find on Ladies Night (all day) last week? 

Establishments include some of the bakeries, boutiques, galleries, restaurants, salons, service, & new shops Main Street, Center and Pleasant:

Banana’s 78 Main St (978)283-8806 (Lady Tannenbaum in the window)

The Brass Monkey 85 Main St (978) 879-4761

Caffe Sicilia 40 Main St (978)283-7345

Cape Ann Olive Oil 57 Main St (978)281-1061

Cape Ann Savings Bank 109 Main St

Charles Fine Art 196 Main St (978) 559-7762

Dogtown Books 132 Main St (978) 281-5599

Emerson’s Barber Shop 6 Center St. (978) 290-3477

Engel & Volkers 120 Main Street

Fireflies Boutique 100 Main St (978)283-1379

Franklin 118 Main St (978)283-7888

Jalapeno’s 86 Main St (978) 283-8228

Jane Deering Gallery 19 Pleasant St 

Local Colors Artists’ Cooperative Gallery 121 Main St (978) 283-3996

Main Street Arts & Antiques 124 Main St (978) 281-1531

Mark Adrian Shoe 103 Main St (978) 283-4343

Nelson’s 248 Main St (978) 283-5675

Oliver’s Harbor Restaurant and Bar 64 Main St (978) 559-7638

Pop Gallery 67 Main St (617)458-9345

Salon One 267 Main St (978) 479-9185 

Sample This 116 Main St (978) 865-3873

Sargent House Museum

Shop Loro Boutique (Center Street)

Super Cute Boutique 242 main St (978) 360-2499

TAJ/breakwater Roasters/Backyard Growers 3 Duncan St

Toodeloos! Toy store 142 Main St (978)281-2011

Matthew Swift Gallery 189 Main St (978) 491-7785

Blue River Diamonds 189 Main St

Village Silversmith 138 Main St (978) 283-8811

Virgilio’s Italian Bakery (978) 283-5295

Opening Nov 27th: Winter Light | a light installation by Adin Murray at Jane Deering Gallery #GloucesterMA

Courtesy photographs and news from Jane Deering Gallery upcoming exhibition opening November 27, 2020:

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