Local Artist Showcase - New Bedford Whaling Museum

Local Artist Showcase

Local Artist Showcase

First Floor

Banner Image: (L-R) Works by artists Susan Mendyn, Roy Rossow, Milton Brighton, David Formanek, Hannah Robidoux

The New Bedford Whaling Museum proudly celebrates and showcases some of the talented artists of the region. The exhibition rotates regularly and is located on the first floor of the Museum. This is an area that is accessible for free, no admission required.

The New Bedford Whaling Museum supports Local Artists by exhibiting work in a large wall vitrine in Jacobs Family Gallery, a prominent location that is highly visible and free for visitors. The Museum promotes these exhibitions on its website and through our social media.

Now Accepting Local Artist Submissions

The New Bedford Whaling Museum now invites local artists to apply to have their work featured in our Local Artists Case!

We accept submissions on a rolling basis for three exhibition time frames:

  • January-April
  • May-August
  • September-December

Please refer to the FAQ below for more information and application requirements.

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Meclina Gomes is a painter, calligrapher, and micrographer. As an artist it is her intent to use her creativity as a healing modality and a vehicle to engage meaningful conversation. Meclina’s portraits are large in scale and subject matter. Often towering over six feet tall, they tell personal stories both in images and the words that skillfully create them.

Meclina’s work is in private collections, highly visible commercial properties, and a favorite of some of entertainment's most highly respected set designers. She has served on countless advisory boards most recently for diversity and inclusion at the Tampa Museum of Art and James Weldon Johnson Foundation. In 2020 Meclina co-founded the Community Art Collaborative which creates opportunities to connect and empower communities through the creation of public and community art programming.


Frequently Asked Questions

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