Sewful Work at The Rotch-Jones-Duff House & Garden Museum in New Bedford, MA

Deidre Scherer: Fabric on Thread

CIVIL UNION, thread on layered fabric, 14 x 13″

Opening Virtually: June 26
Opening on site: July 9 through December 24, 2020

                  “Civil Union” is one of my two works featured in Sewful Work, a group exhibition of both historical and contemporary pieces curated by Blair Walker.

For exhibition information, visit: Rotch-Jones-Duff Museum
For hours, admission and health protocols: RJD Museum
RJD Directions

MGFA 2020 at Mitchell Giddings Fine Arts

MGFA began the new year with a group exhibit of over thirty gallery artists in its new upstairs space. MGFA has now reopened with essential protective materials and protocols in place. They are also rebuilding their web site to include “viewing rooms” and “virtual tours of the gallery”…

INTERWOVEN, torn paper construction, 29 x 43 inches, 2018

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

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 Amazon page!

First few pages of "Everyday Mermaid"

First few pages of “Everyday Mermaid”

My Work is Represented in Brattleboro by

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