Events

The collaboration, “Couples” by Jackie Abrams and Deidre Scherer is on view now through May 1st, 2021 in

BY HAND at the Attleboro Arts Museum:

Illuminating the Bond Between Artist and Material

Twenty-two artists were invited to confront the limits of creativity and redirect how materials are presented, used and appreciated. 

Couples, collaboration Abrams and Scherer, print on cotton paper, plastic film, waxed linen thread, 9 x 11 x 11” “Couples” is featured in Fiber Art Now’s in-print exhibition, Excellence in Fibers IV, and is the award-winning piece for their Vessel Forms/Basketry category. -SOLD


New Commissioned Portrait

Earlier this year, I began and completed a commission to honor a family’s patriarch in “Paternal Portrait”.

“Paternal Portrait,” Deidre Scherer, 2021, thread on layered fabric, 12 x 10 inches


Double Portrait Commission

Starting with a photo shoot in October 2018, I began a project to immortalize two creative women and their relationship. This commission proved to be an adventure that only was completed in July 2020 when Edie and Jackie received their portrait.   

EDIE AND JACKIE, thread on fabric, 25 x 20 inches

In their own words: “I feel the spirituality in you that expresses itself in the meditative way you perceive and relate to us as individuals and as a couple.  I feel seen, understood, accepted, and respected.”  …Jackie 

“There is a gentleness and unity in the narrative that you tell in this portrait. …the image-maker and the sitters equally strong in their creative agency. Your work of thread on fabric holds the DNA of our women’s culture within its design, medium, and subject matter.”   …Edie

Edie and Jackie at the unveiling of their portrait, Summer 2020 


Jackie Abrams at Mitchell Giddings Fine Arts includes three of our Collaborations

HANDS OF LIGHT, Abrams & Scherer, 2018, print on cotton paper, wire, 16″H x 7″ x 8″

Jackie Abrams: 45 Years of Making

May 29 – July 4, 2021, Exhibit Opens Saturday, May 29, 12pm, Work available online

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


Relative Relations at Heller Museum, NYC

“Gold Heads”, Abrams and Scherer collaboration

“RELATIVE RELATIONS” continues at the Heller Museum in NYC and although the building is still closed, the exhibition catalogue is on view on their site. Jackie Abrams and I have a collaborative piece, “Couples on Magenta” on page 4, and my work “The Life of Painters” appears on page 24.

Dr. Bernard Heller Museum is located at One West Fourth Street, New York City. 

Information: http://huc.edu/research/museums/huc-jir-museum-new-york
 or contact: museumnyc@huc.edu or 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 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


MY WORK ON COVERS:

2018 Hastings Center Special Report, cover image, “Treasure”, and cover for “Perspectives In Biology and Medicine”, Johns Hopkins University Press, “In Thought” from the collection of the Dr. Bernard Heller 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: fredfscherer.com

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


Cicely Aikman, Artist, Poet, 1923 – 2013

Cicely as a painter and as my stepmother had a strong and supportive impact on my work. Her fierce individuality encouraged my search for my own distinct voice. Please visit and enjoy her web site and work at  cicelyaikman.com

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