Fine Arts Club: May 18, 2022

Welcome to the New Bedford Light Fine Arts Club. It’s a place to celebrate talented local artists; a marketplace where buyers, enthusiasts and artists meet. And if something strikes you, it’s also a place where everything is for sale.

For the first time, we’re meeting in person! On June 11 at 3:30 p.m. we will gather at Dough Co. (DoCo) in the Kilburn Mill as another batch of talented local artists share their work, which anyone attending can purchase.

Immediately following the Fine Arts Club meeting, join us for The New Bedford Light’s first birthday celebration at our second floor office.  There will be cake and a Q&A session with our editor, Barbara Roessner, from 5-6 p.m. 

Are you an intrigued artist? Click here to submit your art for our July meeting.

What you need to know about the New Bedford Light Fine Arts Club

A guide to New Bedford’s newest art marketplace

When: 3:30 p.m.

Next Meeting: Saturday, June 11

Deadline for Artists to submit: June 5

Artists click here to submit for the July meeting

Where: DoCo in the Kilburn Mill

What: An opportunity for local New Bedford area artists to share and sell their work to an engaged group of collectors and art enthusiasts. Read about how we were inspired by the Detroit Fine Arts Breakfast Club.

Who: Any local artist who practices in one of the fine arts and all prospective art buyers

Moderators: Local artists Shelley Cardoos and Fitzcarmel Lamarre

Format: A short introduction from New Bedford Light and the moderators, followed by 50 minutes of artist presentations, followed by a 30-minute “Afterglow,” a loosely structured open discussion among the artists, buyers and other attendees about art-related topics.

Buyers and art enthusiasts Guide

  • No registration needed. Simply show up at DoCo by 3:30 p.m. on June 11 for your chance to meet the artists, see their art and purchase any pieces you please.

Artist Guide

  • Each week up to 10 artists can present. We will also select two backup artists in case of any last-minute cancellations. Interested artists must fill out this online form by June 5, including a short bio and description of the work they’re looking to sell. Artists will upload an image(s) of their work. Artists who fit the fine art criteria will be selected on a first-come, first-serve basis.
  • Artists will be introduced by the moderators and will then have five minutes to present themselves and their two pieces of work. It is suggested to leave one or two minutes for the audience to ask questions. 
  • Artist contact information, submitted through the form, will be presented during the meeting and on New Bedford Light’s website. Buyers will contact artists on their own to set up private transactions to purchase art.
  • If an artist makes a sale from the NBFAC, they must report it on this form. Individual sales information will remain confidential. 

Below are 18 incredible pieces, from nine local artists, that were presented during the second meeting on May 18 and are for sale.

Artist: Filipe Miguel

City/Town: Onset

Title: S in the Ether

Size: 40″x50″

Description: Sumi Ink, Acrylic, Enamel, Hand made paper, Mesh fabric, Screen print, on canvas

Price: $1,200

Email: Filmiguel72@gmail.com

Website: FilipeMiguelArt.com

Social Media: @ManuelContemporary and @filipemiguelart on Instagram

Submitted bio: I am a multi-disciplinary artist creating sculptures, paintings and art installations that investigate themes that connect to our current state of being and a sense of nostalgia to a time lost or forgotten.


Artist: Filipe Miguel

City/Town: Onset

Title: S-Rule of Thirds

Size: 42″x54″

Description: Pen, Marker, Block Print, Graphite, Acrylic, Metal Frame on Masonite Panel

Price: $1,400

Email: Filmiguel72@gmail.com

Website: FilipeMiguelArt.com

Social Media: @ManuelContemporary and @filipemiguelart on Instagram

Submitted bio: I am a multi-disciplinary artist creating sculptures, paintings and art installations that investigate themes that connect to our current state of being and a sense of nostalgia to a time lost or forgotten.


Artist: Maria Pinheiro

City/Town: New Bedford

Title: El Faro

Size: 32″ x 21.5″

Description: Oil Painting on Oil Paper

Price: $350

Email: nudesbydelivery@gmail.com

Website: NudesByDelivery.com

Social media: @nudesbydelivery on Instagram

Submitted bio: Mimi Pinheiro is a New Bedford-born painter. She studied in Mexico City with the Master Jose Barbosa, whom was part of the infamous Grupo Suma. Her subjects are the human figure and still life’s, mostly in Expressionist style. She began selling her paintings under the name Nudes By Delivery during the pandemic, where she became a bicycle delivery-girl of her own nude paintings to keep people company and feeling sexy through the darkness and confusion of the pandemic.


Artist: Maria Pinheiro

City/Town: New Bedford

Title: Cannery Row

Size: 33″ x 25″

Description: Oil Painting on Oil Paper

Price: $750

Email: nudesbydelivery@gmail.com

Website: NudesByDelivery.com

Social media: @nudesbydelivery on Instagram

Submitted bio: Mimi Pinheiro is a New Bedford-born painter. She studied in Mexico City with the Master Jose Barbosa, whom was part of the infamous Grupo Suma. Her subjects are the human figure and still life’s, mostly in Expressionist style. She began selling her paintings under the name Nudes By Delivery during the pandemic, where she became a bicycle delivery-girl of her own nude paintings to keep people company and feeling sexy through the darkness and confusion of the pandemic.


Artist: Hannah Rose Schlieder

City/Town: New Bedford

Title: Nervana

Size: 24″ x 36″

Description: Nervana is an oil painting that I created in 2021 & 2022 that explores themes of interconnectness at a cellular level, that repeat over and over again in larger system such as communities, food chains, and planets. Piece comes with mahogany frame.

Price: $1,350

Email: Hannahroseschliederart@gmail.com

Website: Hanpaintsonthings.com

Social media: @Hanpaintsonthings on Instagram and Facebook

Submitted bio: I use my art, usually multimedia or oilpainting to explore themes of botany, biology and consciousness, and push realist themes into abstract forms.


Artist: Hannah Rose Schlieder

City/Town: New Bedford

Title: Adoration of Spring

Size: 24″ x 36″

Description: “Adoration of Spring” 2022 is a heavily textured ode to that first bouquet you get to pick in the spring when flowers open up. This colorful work fights to brighten up the most wintery of rooms.

Price: $1,150

Email: Hannahroseschliederart@gmail.com

Website: Hanpaintsonthings.com

Social media: @Hanpaintsonthings on Instagram and Facebook

Submitted bio: I use my art, usually multimedia or oilpainting to explore themes of botany, biology and consciousness, and push realist themes into abstract forms.


Artist: Steven Ashley

City/Town: Westport

Title: SX70s

Size: 24″ x 35″

Description: Original SX70 prints from the 1970s, assembled and mounted on acid-free mat board, under UV-safe plexiglass. Piece is framed in white Nielsen metal section frame.

Price: $5,000

Email: stevenashley@me.com

Submitted bio: My photos generally concentrate on the interplay of angles and shapes and light. I compose with a point of view that is intended to confound the viewers’ normal Photographer & mixed media artist. Recently retired from 45 years in television business, now resuming pursuits in various media. These works were originally created decades ago and I’ve restored and updated their matting and framing.


Artist: Steven Ashley

City/Town: Westport

Title: Water Tower Tryptich

Size: 16″ x 40″ (all three combined width)

Description: Photo collage consisting of B & W print (clouds) sitting on top of pastel on acetate coloring.

Price: $1,500

Email: stevenashley@me.com

Submitted bio: My photos generally concentrate on the interplay of angles and shapes and light. I compose with a point of view that is intended to confound the viewers’ normal Photographer & mixed media artist. Recently retired from 45 years in television business, now resuming pursuits in various media. These works were originally created decades ago and I’ve restored and updated their matting and framing.


Name: Michael Rogovsky

City/Town: New Bedford

Title: Pilgrim Lake

Size: 24″ x 30″

Description: Oil Painting on Canvas of Pilgrim Lake as seen when approaching Provincetown

Price: $2,000

Email: beauxxarts@yahoo.com

Website: michaelrogovsky.com

Submitted bio: I’ve been creating oil paintings of seascapes and figurative work for decades. I received my BA and my MFA from the University of Maryland. I’ve resided in New Bedford in the Winter and Provincetown in the summer until three years ago when I made New Bedford my permanent residence. My studio is here in New Bedford.

Name: Michael Rogovsky

City/Town: New Bedford

Title: Spring Hill

Size: 40″ x 48″

Description: Hillside with trees and bushes

Price: $3,500

Email: beauxxarts@yahoo.com

Website: michaelrogovsky.com

Submitted bio: I’ve been creating oil paintings of seascapes and figurative work for decades. I received my BA and my MFA from the University of Maryland. I’ve resided in New Bedford in the Winter and Provincetown in the summer until three years ago when I made New Bedford my permanent residence. My studio is here in New Bedford.



Artist: Alex Buchanan

City/Town: New Bedford

Title: Greater Protection

Size: 52″ diameter x 8″ depth

Description: Tugboat towing hawser used to assist the U.S.S. Constitution in and out of Boston Harbor, tied into a “Turk’s Head” knot, mounted on 3/4” D3 cabinet grade pre-finished maple, with a taped edge and copper rivets.

Price: $15,000

Email: alex.i.buchanan@gmail.com

Website: Alexivanbuchanan.com

Social media: @captainbeardcannon on Instagram

Submitted bio: Alex’s sculptural work is derived from materials inspired by and gathered from the maritime industry. Periodically this includes material with historical value. Conceptually, there are deep layers of semiotics, symbolism, and logography. The fibrous and tactile qualities in his main body of work are extremely satisfying for viewers and collectors to discuss as the pieces carry a strong presence, adding character and statement to any architectural setting. He works heavily by commission with an average of 3-4 weeks lead time.


Artist: Alex Buchanan

City/Town: New Bedford

Title: Platted Sea

Size: 64” H x 38” W x 6” D

Description: Super Dan double braided towing hawser used to tow barges of heating oil to supply Massachusetts’ Islands’ residence homes throughout the winter months, tied into an “Ocean Plait” knot, mounted on 3/4” D3 cabinet grade pre-finished maple, with a taped edge and copper rivets.

Price: $10,000

Email: alex.i.buchanan@gmail.com

Website: Alexivanbuchanan.com

Social media: @captainbeardcannon on Instagram

Submitted bio: Alex’s sculptural work is derived from materials inspired by and gathered from the maritime industry. Periodically this includes material with historical value. Conceptually, there are deep layers of semiotics, symbolism, and logography. The fibrous and tactile qualities in his main body of work are extremely satisfying for viewers and collectors to discuss as the pieces carry a strong presence, adding character and statement to any architectural setting. He works heavily by commission with an average of 3-4 weeks lead time.


Artist: Christine Maiato FitzGerald

City/Town: Dartmouth

Title: Being Escapes Form (Ode to tAl)

Size: 30″ x 40″

Description: Acrylic on Canvas

Price: $750

Email: maiatofitzart@gmail.com

Website: maiatofitzart.com

Submitted bio: I am the Owner of MaiatoFitz Art Gallery & Studio, as well as a volunteer Board member at Gallery X. I work in the mediums of painting and photography. My compositions are loaded with elements of tension, symmetry, space and contrast, with attention to texture and detail.


Artist: Christine Maiato FitzGerald

City/Town: Dartmouth

Title: Rise

Size: 24″ x 35″

Description: Giclee Print – Matted/Wood Frame

Price: $750

Email: maiatofitzart@gmail.com

Website: maiatofitzart.com

Submitted bio: I am the Owner of MaiatoFitz Art Gallery & Studio, as well as a volunteer Board member at Gallery X. I work in the mediums of painting and photography. My compositions are loaded with elements of tension, symmetry, space and contrast, with attention to texture and detail.


Artist: Deb Ehrens

City/Town: Dartmouth

Title: Lisianthus Duos

Size: framed: 18″x24″, unframed 13″x19″

Description: Limited signed edition from the Star Garden Series. Archival pigment print on Hahnemühle Rag Satin

Price: Framed: $550, unframed $400

Email: deb@debehrens.com

Website: DebEhrens.com

Social media: @Debehrens on Instagram

Submitted bio: I am a self-taught, late-in-life artist who finally figured out what she wanted to be when she grew up. Using both age-old artisan techniques and modern digital tools I push the boundaries of materials and processes to create a unique look and feel.


Artist: Deb Ehrens

City/Town: Dartmouth

Title: Lisianthus Unos

Size: framed: 18″x24″, unframed 13″x19″

Description: Limited signed edition from the Star Garden Series. Archival pigment print on Hahnemühle Rag Satin

Price: Framed: $550, unframed $400

Email: deb@debehrens.com

Website: DebEhrens.com

Social media: @Debehrens on Instagram

Submitted bio: I am a self-taught, late-in-life artist who finally figured out what she wanted to be when she grew up. Using both age-old artisan techniques and modern digital tools I push the boundaries of materials and processes to create a unique look and feel.


Artist: Autumn Liv Cyr

City/Town: New Bedford

Title: Ancient Guardians

Size: 16″ x 20″ framed

Description: A mixed media illustration/painting; Micron Pen, TomBow Dual Brush Marker, Chalk Marker and Acrylic Paint on Canson Illustration Art Board. Depicting two androids that protect a galaxy through a network of tubes and wires, they were programmed to do as such and have been for centuries. Inspired by retro futurism, psychedelia and the works of Mobius and Rene Laloux

Price: $700

Email: autumnlivcyrart@gmail.com

Social media: @autumnlivcyrart on Instagram

Submitted bio: I am an artist local to New Bedford, MA and have been actively pursuing art in the area for over 8 years now. I work in various mediums (anything I can get my hands on), and love creating surrealist art, though at this time I am mostly known to do commissions in realism. I love working with, most, the female form, architecture and sci-fi imagery.


Artist: Autumn Liv Cyr

City/Town: New Bedford

Title: The Overseer

Size: 16″ x 20″ framed

Description: A mixed media illustration/painting; Micron Pen, TomBow Dual Brush Marker, Chalk Marker and Acrylic Paint on Canson Textured Mixed Media Art Board. Depicting an alien overlord who has god-like powers, his size and all seeing eyes allow him to place a sole human among his labyrinths of endless empty rooms. This is a glimpse into a nightmare world, must really suck to be that little guy. Inspired by retro futurism, psychedelia and the works of Terry Gilliam and Rene Laloux (heavily inspired by Fantastic Planet)

Price: $600

Email: autumnlivcyrart@gmail.com

Social media: @autumnlivcyrart on Instagram

Submitted bio: I work with acrylics and have been painting all my life.



View art from previous sessions of the Fine Arts Club


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