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. Mitchell-Giddings Fine Arts will reopen on Saturday and Sunday, June 6 and 7, 12:00 – 5:00. Essential protective materials and protocols will be in place.


Deidre Scherer, MAKING THE CUT, thread on layered fabric, 11 x 9 inches, 2020

COUPLES, Abrams & Scherer, print on cotton paper, plastic film, waxed linen, 9 x 11 x 11” -featured in Fiber Art Now’s, “Excellence in Fibers IV”, as their first-place award in the Vessel Forms category.

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

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

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

Closed for Covid Safety until Future Announcement

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 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