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.

On View Now

Nancy Hayes is an artist who has brought her own personal vision to many mediums including terra-cotta clay, acrylic paint, and watercolor. No matter the medium a consistent theme emerges. That theme speaks to how her brain organizes space, pattern, color, and form. Although considered abstract, both her sculptures and paintings seem to depict aspects of worlds yet unseen. Rather than an expression of frenzy they depict highly organized ecosystems where each part is dependent on the whole. The unity and interdependencies speak to the building blocks of matter as well as a spiritual presence that leaves us wondering.

Hayes has received many awards and grants both as a ceramic sculptor and a painter including a Massachusetts Cultural Council grant in the crafts category, a New Bedford Cultural Council Grant, and a Society of Arts and Crafts Artist Award. Her work is included in the collections of the DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, the Danforth Museum, Dublin School, and the New Bedford Libraries as well as many private collections. Raised outside Philadelphia, Hayes currently resides in the South Coast of Massachusetts.

instagram @ nancy_hayes_art

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Local Artist Showcase 2024

Local Artist Showcase 2024

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