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:

Pinch and zoom and/or click to enlarge details from installations

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Artists Revealed | Jane Deering Gallery lauds their generosity #GloucesterMA

A word from Jane Deering to artists and fans:

“‘Absolute Secret 2020’ @ JDG ended November 3rd, 2020.  The show was a wonderful success for the gallery’s mission of providing exhibition space for area artists and great fun for all art lovers who found very special art works for $20. The credit for this event goes to the many many artists who so generously donated work to the gallery’s cause.  My warmest thanks to the artists listed below (PDF here).”

Jane Deering, Jane Deering Gallery, Gloucester, Mass.

Absolute Secret 2020
Jane Deering Gallery is very grateful for the generosity of these participating artists who made Absolute Secret 2020 a success:

(unless otherwise noted, the artist maintains a studio in Massachusetts)

Aaron Fink
Adin Murray
Amy Robson (UK)
Ann Conneman
Ann Marie Crotty
Arturo Di Stefano (UK)
Birgit Faustmann (Barcelona)
Bobbi Kovner
Chris Baker (California and Maine)
Christopher Pullman
Coco Berkman
Connie Connally (California)
Dane Goodman (California)
Debra Weisberg
Deborah Brown
Donna Caselden
Eliza Proctor (NY)
Erin Luman
Esther Pullman
Gabrielle Barzaghi
Gail Barker (UK)
Gail Pine (California)
Geoffrey Bayliss
George Wingate
Gina Werfel (California)
Harry Reese (California)
Hazel Walker (Ireland)
Heidi L. Johnson (New York)
Helen Burgess
Hugh Margerum (California)
Isabelle Greene (California)
Jack Evans
James Paradis
Jan Weinshanker
Jeffrey Marshall
Jenchi Wu (California)
Jennifer Fels (Vermont)
Joan Tanner (California)
Joy Halsted
Judith Wright
Juni Van Dyke
Katherine Richmond
Ken Riaf
Kevin Lucey (California)
Kristine Fisher
Leslie Lewis Sigler (California)
Lillian Hsu
Linda Ekstrom (California)
Linda Sodja
Lynne Sausele
Marie Schoeff (California)
Mary Bucci McCoy
Mary Rhinelander McCarl
Michael McKeen
Michael Porter (UK)
Neeta Madahar (UK)
Nell Campbell (California)
Paige Farrell
Paul Cary Goldberg
Paul Neily
Penelope Gottlieb (California)
Pia Juhl
Patty Rosenblatt
Ro Snell (California)
Robin Paine (UK)
Ruth Daniels
Sally Gregg
Shaun McNiff
Shelley Reed
Steve Rosenthal
Susan Harrigan
Susan Willis
Terry Delpercio Piemonte
Tom Fels (Vermont)
Vanessa Michalak
Wayne McCall (California)
Youngsuk Suh (California)

Jane Deering Gallery

California & Massachusetts  917-902-4359

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




Joy Halsted | what I’ve been doing in the time of …. (covid) solo art show Jane Deering Gallery #GloucesterMA

Jane Deering Gallery shares a few images and news about the next show:

Joy! Joy Halsted | what I’ve been doing in the time of …. (covid) opening November 13th Jane Deering Gallery . 19 Pleasant Street . Gloucester, MA. 

‘There is no artist on earth like Joy Halsted,’ wrote Pat Lowery Collins in her 2015 interview with the artist. The multi-faceted Halsted is an inventive, provocative, irreverent, playful, politically-aware, and process-oriented artist.  And what has Joy Halsted been doing these many months since life and Covid-19 locked her and all of us indoors?  Using process once again to compulsively knit. To knit hats with corona pompoms attached at the top.  Anti-corona hats, as Joy nicknames them.  

‘Humor is our saving grace,’ she writes. ‘The atmosphere is serious; we’re all feeling a bit lost. As an artist, I felt the need to raise spirits; to offer a new perspective.’ 

Joy Halsted

Anti-corona hats @ $35 . The gallery will donate to The Open Door.  Gallery hours: Friday, Saturday & Sunday 1:00-3:00pm and always by appointment @ 917-902-4359.

Happy news! Jane Deering Gallery and many generous artists offer an affordable art show. Why? “Putting the number 20 in a more upbeat light in the dreadful year 2020!” #GloucesterMA

As in $20. For original works of art.

Jane Deering sparks art and community amid the pandemic.

Jane Deering Gallery Absolute Secret 2020

I checked in with Jane Deering to hear more about the show and how opening day went for this affordable art show/young collector boost and during a pandemic.

“The idea came to me about a year ago while thinking how I might make art more affordable for the many young people who’ve come to the gallery, expressed how much they admire the shows but were not able to purchase, even something at $100.  Then COVID struck and I needed to get creative to stay alive.

As you know, Catherine, I’ve been living in London a long time.  This sparked my memory of how the Royal College of Art started something back in 1995 called Absolut Secret (sponsored by Absolut Vodka — get it?) which raised money for scholarships to the RCA by offering small works (signed by the artist on the back) for a tuppence. Buyers wouldn’t know who the artist was until they bought the work and turned it over.  One lucky buyer snapped up a David Hockney!  So … I confess I stole my idea for Absolute Secret 2020 from the RCA.  Sometimes theft can bring good?

Anyway … I contacted all the artists I’ve worked with over the years and asked each if they’d donate a small work.  The outpouring of YES! was heartwarming.  Oh, the wonder of artists.  Such generosity and goodwill.  I’m so grateful to all of them.  Works have come from the many who have studios here on Cape Ann and parts throughout Massachusetts, but also New York, Maine, Vermont, California, England, Scotland, Ireland, Germany and Barcelona. 

Yesterday’s opening was also a wonder.  One of my favorite stories was of a young man (27 maybe?) who emailed back and forth with me for days over his obsession with a particular work.  He asked if coming to stand in line by 12:30 would be too late?  Ha!  He was first in line (working all the time on his cell phone), first in the door when we opened at 1 o’clock, and first to get his special piece.  Good for him!  

Lots of conviviality.  Lots of cheer.  Some disappointments, of course; especially those who sent requests via email only to hear that their pics had sold.  Can’t please everyone so my apologies to all who may have missed out.  There are still many marvelous pieces to be had and several artists have brought me additional works to put up as the show thins out.  Again, the generosity of artists!

Oh!…I’ve been asked ‘Why $20?’  Well, it’s the dreadful year 2020 so I thought I’d put the number 20 in a more upbeat light.  And — back to the affordability factor — I wanted all those who find art beyond their purse strings to be able to have something wonderful.  This show was meant for them.  

And I hope that those who have the means, will return and support these wonderful artists (and the gallery) by buying art at a fairer price.

Thanks to all!”

Jane Deering, Jane Deering Gallery, October 16, 2020

The invitation for this wonderful show- through November 3, 2020

Maybe I can leave $20 for a twenty something art fan? Artists are so generous.

Views looking in

South Shore Art Center features North Shore artists Coco Berkman, Pia Juhl and Juni VanDyke #CohassetMA

The South Shore Art Center press release for September/October 2020 exhibition:                     

From North Shore to South Shore…Gloucester Comes to Cohasset 

Featuring three artists: COCO BERKMAN, PIA JUHL, JUNI VANDYKE

Cape Ann artist printmaker Coco Berkman creates images that delight her and hopefully others through the process of linoleum printmaking. Inspired by literature, the natural world, and the free play inherent in drawing, Berkman uses sharp Japanese tools to carve images into sheets of linoleum and then prints them one color at a time over several months to complete an edition. A member of the Boston Printmakers, Berkman’s work is represented by 13 Forest Gallery in Arlington and The Square Circle Gallery in Rockport. 

Pia Juhl, is well known for her light filled paintings depicting quarries and giant rock formations indigenous to her surroundings.  She has had numerous exhibitions in Europe and on Cape Ann including Jane Deering Gallery.    

Juni VanDyke will exhibit paintings related to her connection with Gloucester.  “The Cape Ann landscape is a subliminal force directing my art and tethering me to a love of color and the infinite configurations of abstraction.  Traveling to my work in Gloucester, I cross over the elevated Annisquam Bridge where below the sea is an ever changing miracle of patterns and light holding promise for later.”   VanDyke’s work is held in the permanent collection of Cape Ann Museum.  Her work is represented by Jane Deering Gallery, and throughout the US by Room and Board, Inc.

The exhibition continues through October 30th.

The South Shore Art Center is located at 119 Ripley Road, Cohasset


 Zoom link (there is no password):https://zoom.us/j/91879749303

The event site link is: http://www.ssac.org/bancroft.asp

Images (in order)

Coco Berkman “The Reception” Lino Print

Juni VanDyke “View From Above” Acrylic and Oil on Board

Pia Juhl “Dogtown” Oil on Canvas

This week – Deborah Brown solo exhibition at Jane Deering Gallery

News from Jane Deering Gallery:

Jane Deering Gallery presents Deborah Brown solo show September 5 – 20, 2020
Saturdays & Sundays 1:00 – 3:00 P.M. 19 Pleasant Street . Gloucester

Ephemerata | a timeline of creation and change
works by Deborah Brown


The highly textural paintings (12×12 and 8×8) have occupied my impulsive hands for several years (2008-2020). What started as an inquisitive exploration of materials and depth became the challenge of transforming a flat surface into a three-dimensional abyss. An additional challenge was to transform the restrictive visual enclosure of the square to a dynamic metamorphic journey. Primal materials such as earth pigments, charcoal and volcanic ash reiterate the grit of progression, stasis and ultimate demise. — Deborah Brown


Deborah Brown studied at the San Francisco Art Institute and has exhibited her work throughout the United States. She is intensely private so you will not unearth her presence on Social Media; not a philistine, just a hermit. Having spent considerable time in Alaska, she now continues her art practice in her recently adopted home of Gloucester MA. 


I see my work as visceral and evocative, an embedded imprint on the limbic brain, relentlessly touched, molded, scraped and scattered with earthbound dust. And with a certain threatening charm to engage and provoke the viewer.

Deborah Brown

Tax-free weekend Jane Deering Gallery. ‘Gloucester, Cape Ann | of time and place’ art exhibit closes August 30th

LAST CHANCE – Art show closing soon Gloucester, Cape Ann | Of Time and Place at Jane Deering Gallery space on Pleasant Street Gloucester, Mass

Group show features work by Tom Fels, CH Golder, Michael Porter, Adin Murray, Shaun McNiff, Chris Pullman, Esther Pullman, Emily Speed, SEG pottery

Paintings by Adin Murray are also featured at Jane Deering Gallery Annisquam space, SHED

Jane Deering two art galleries in #GloucesterMA–downtown and Annisquam– feature new exhibits opening July 18

Downtown look for new exhibition 

Gail Barker | Art as Process

Jane Deering Gallery

Pleasant Street, Gloucester, Mass. and online

Saturdays and Sundays 1-4 pm

July 18- August 2

The motions and rituals of daily activities all serve as prompts allowing Barker to incorporate walking, journey-taking, solitary contemplative actions — into forms of drawing, sewing, knitting, wrapping, paper manipulation and performance.  

In 2018 a sculptural piece was chosen for  exhibition at the 250th celebration The Great Spectacle: Summer Exhibition at The Royal Academy of Arts, London UK curated by British National Treasure, Grayson Perry.

GAIL BARKER Untitled 2018 paper receipts, linen thread. 10x10x3 in at Jane Deering Gallery 2020

The Bauhaus Inspired series began shortly after Barker moved to the West Country.  Unable to work on large pieces, she began visiting antique/junk shops where a treasure trove of French silks was discovered.  Convinced at the time these were  ‘paintings’ despite the  fact that she was knitting them into squares, they were put aside until January  of this year.  With the addition of colors along the bottom of each piece they did become,  in her mind, paintings.


Gail Barker grew up under the wide skies and on the flat landscape of East Anglia in Great Britain. She attended a Quaker primary school and later a farm school — all of which influenced her love of space and a reverence for the simple rhythms of daily life. In 1977 she moved to Rochester, NY and then In 1989 to New England (Beverly Farms MA) where she graduated from The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston  She has exhibited at The Royal Academy of Arts, London UK; and performed with the collaborative Fourthland (https://www.fourthland.com) at The Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol UK and Bath UK. Her work is held in numerous private collections in the US and UK. Barker returned to her native England in 2008. She resides in Bath where she maintains her studio. Read more about Gail Barker and the 2020 solo show at Jane Deering Gallery here: Gail Barker _ Art as Process

In Annisquam look for new exhibition of Annisquam scenes 

AMY ROBSON | Just Looking

Jane Deering Gallery SHED venue

18 Arlington Street and online

Saturdays and Sundays 1-4pm

July 18- August 2

amy robson

Lighthouse Collage (Mark Adrian Shoes) JDG

Amy Robson. Lighthouse (Mark Adrian Shoes) 2019. oil on collage on board. 14 x 18 in.

To view YouTube video Annisquam Fever Dream, click on: https://youtu.be/Ln-KBgvac0Q

Read more about Amy Robson and the show: Amy Robson _ Keep Looking . July 18 – August 2, 2020 in the SHED @ Jane Deering Gallery