“MOVING UP” at Mitchell Giddings Fine Arts

September 28 – November 17, 2019

Opening: Saturday, September 28 from 5 – 7pm

Moving Forward, 5 x 5″, paper construction, 2018 -SOLD

MGFA celebrates its first five years, thanking the artists and supporters with a special group exhibition and reception before making its move upstairs in December.


Mitchell-Giddings Fine Arts  * 183 Main Street, Brattleboro, VT 05301 * 802.251.8290

“RELATIVE RELATIONS” at the Dr. Bernard Heller Museum, NY

Deidre Scherer, The Life Of Painters, 35 x 31″, woven paper construction, 2018

On View through June 30, 2020

This group exhibition includes my woven paper construction, “The Life of Painters” and two of my 3-D collaborations with Jackie Abrams, “Couples on Magenta” and “Gold Heads”. Seventy artists explore human connections shaped by genetics, proximity, interests, and shared destiny.

 Dr. Bernard Heller Museum at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, One West Fourth Street
(between Broadway and Mercer Street), New York City, NY

Information:; 212-824-2218;


Everyday Mermaid is Available!

California poet and friend Christina Isobel and I have been working on our book collaboration for many years. In responding visually to her poetry, I discovered a vibrant language of symbolic abstraction. Now we are PUBLISHED -to order a copy, visit Christina’s site!

First few pages of "Everyday Mermaid"

First few pages of “Everyday Mermaid”


During two years of working together, Jackie Abrams and I have created twenty vessels. Two of our pieces, “Couples” and “Hands of Light” are on view during this acclaimed national show. 

National Basketry Organization’s 10th Anniversary Exhibition

July 16 – Dec. 1, 2019 at The Kentucky Museum, Bowling Green, KY 

"Couples", Abrams and Scherer collaboration

“Couples”, Abrams and Scherer collaboration



Mitchell-Giddings Fine Arts  * 183 Main Street, Brattleboro, VT 05301 * 802.251.8290

“State Of Mind”, 2017, torn paper construction, 13 x 12 inches


2018 Hastings Center Special Report, cover image, “Treasure” by Deidre Scherer

Cover for “Perspectives In Biology and Medicine”, Johns Hopkins University Press, “In Thought” from the collection of Hebrew Union College-Institute of Religion Museum, NYC

Fred F. Scherer, Artist, Diorama Painter, 1915 – 2013 

My father was an early and steady influence on my art making. As a child, I’d play hooky by commuting with him down to the American Museum of Natural History in New York City  where I’d spend the day roaming the halls while he painted. Many times I’d sit on the edge of a diorama watching him work. 2018 is the 103rd anniversary of his birth. I welcome and encourage you to visit and celebrate his life’s work:

Painted by Fred F. Scherer in the Hall of North American Birds, courtesy of the AMNH.

Cicely Aikman, Artist, Poet, 1923 – 2013

Please visit and enjoy the web site and work of painter Cicely Aikman:

Cicely Aikman, “The Cove”

Cicely’s free and lush use of form, line and color has had a great and lasting impact on how I see the world -and how I think as I work. She is in my mind when I take pleasure in a moment of light, when I discern the uniqueness of a shade, and the simplicity of a curve. She was a master in paint before her time.              …Deidre Scherer