Welcome to my Williamsville studio during the

Saturday, July 20, 10 AM – 6 PM and
Sunday, July 21, 10 AM – 6 PM

Two moments of a small work in progress.

This year’s tour includes seventeen artists. In my studio see 3-dimensional vessels from my collaboration with Jackie Abrams. Also, pick up a copy of Everyday Mermaid, with poetry by Christina Isobel (see below). For your Rock River tour map and details, visit:

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


 Opening on September 12, 2019, “RELATIVE RELATIONS” at

Dr. Bernard Heller Museum, New York

More Information to be posted soon!

Location: 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;



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