Local Artist Showcase - New Bedford Whaling Museum

Local Artist Showcase

Featured Artist
Susan Medyn
On View Now


IMAGE: Susan Medyn

Local Artist Showcase

First Floor

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.

On View Now

Featured Artist: Susan Medyn

The current artist featured in the Museum’s Local Artists Case is Susan Medyn.

Inspired by her love of color and deep fascination for the work of Henri Rousseau, Susan Medyn began painting in watercolor 45 years ago. She found herself drawing fantastical creatures in imaginary worlds. These are worlds where one can reside peacefully, playfully, and harmoniously—even dangerously. Medyn’s paintings balance humor, fear, and restrained elegance. Creatures, both real and imagined, inhabit her color-filled scenes. She recently turned to antique maps and their sea monsters as a format for works about the South Coast of Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

Susan has exhibited locally, nationally, as well as internationally in France, Belgium, Monaco, Poland, and Romania. She shows her work in the South Coast Artists Open Studio Tours ever summer. 

Contact Susan at smedyn@me.com 

Website:  www.susanmedyn.com

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.

We invite local artists to apply to have their work featured in our Local Artists Case!

Submit your application via email to: localartists@whalingmuseum.org  Please do not call or email. You will be contacted by a member of the curatorial department if your submission has been selected.

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