Watch the first in-person meeting of the New Bedford Light Fine Arts Club

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.

The third meeting of the NBLFAC was the first to be held in-person as dozens gathered at DoCo in the Kilburn Mill on Saturday, June 11 to watch and listen as nine artists presented their work. Many of the pieces are still available for sale. To purchase, please contact the artist directly using their contact information below.

With the busy summer months approaching, the NBLFAC will go on a brief hiatus before returning in the fall. Stay tuned for updates on our next meeting.

Curious for more? Read our handy Explainer Guide or watch the May meeting. Click here to submit your art for our next meeting (date TBD) or read about how we were inspired by the Detroit Fine Arts Breakfast Club.

Artist: John Jameson

City/Town: Fall River

Title: Cranberry Bogs (Summer)

Size: 16″x20″

Description: Oil on Panel

Price: $1,200

Email: johnjamesonpaintings@gmail.com

Website: JohnJamesonPaintings.com

Social Media: @johnjamesonpaintings on Instagram

Submitted bio: John Jameson is a contemporary artist who focuses on seascape and portraiture as his primary subjects. His paintings are characterized by their strong emphasis on color, boldly organized compositions, and rich networks of textured brushwork. His paintings have been shown in Boston, New York, Newport (Rhode Island), and Kamakura (Japan). Currently he works and shows in New Bedford, Massachusetts. John received his BFA from the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth and his MFA from the New York Academy of Art.


Artist: John Jameson

City/Town: Fall River

Title: Tall Summer Clouds

Size: 11″x14″

Description: Oil on Prepared Paper Mounted on Panel

Price: $1,000

Email: johnjamesonpaintings@gmail.com

Website: JohnJamesonPaintings.com

Social Media: @johnjamesonpaintings on Instagram

Submitted bio: John Jameson is a contemporary artist who focuses on seascape and portraiture as his primary subjects. His paintings are characterized by their strong emphasis on color, boldly organized compositions, and rich networks of textured brushwork. His paintings have been shown in Boston, New York, Newport (Rhode Island), and Kamakura (Japan). Currently he works and shows in New Bedford, Massachusetts. John received his BFA from the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth and his MFA from the New York Academy of Art.


Artist: Maryellen Kenney

City/Town: New Bedford

Title: Sugar

Size: 11″ x 23″

Description: Mixed media sculpture

Price: $420

Email: Crunchymek@gmail.com

Submitted bio: Self taught artist, saving odd objects from a landfill.


Artist: Maryellen Kenney

City/Town: New Bedford

Title: New Bedford Whaling and Medeiros Wine

Size: 13″ x 7″

Description: Mixed media sculpture

Price: $420

Email: Crunchymek@gmail.com

Submitted bio: Self taught artist, saving odd objects from a landfill.


Artist: Lorene Sweeney

City/Town: New Bedford

Title: Benvenuta

Size: 15 1/4″ x 12 1/4 “

Description: Acrylic on Watercolor Paper

Price: $250

Email: Keltill@gmail.com

Submitted bio: I am an active observer of the natural world and historical artifacts. My art reflects my love of living beings and craftsperson-ship. My preferred media are pen & ink, water color, and acrylic.


Artist: Lorene Sweeney

City/Town: New Bedford

Title: Continuity

Size: 15 1/2″ x 12 1/2 “

Description: Acrylic on Watercolor Paper

Price: $200

Email: Keltill@gmail.com

Submitted bio: I am an active observer of the natural world and historical artifacts. My art reflects my love of living beings and craftsperson-ship. My preferred media are pen & ink, water color, and acrylic.


Artist: Jennie Kristel

City/Town: South Dartmouth

Title: Emerging from the Chaos

Size: 16″ x 19″ unframed

Description: Monotype with oil/ and water based oil inks. Overlayed with watercolor as resist. On Arches Rives BFK printmaking paper.

Price: $750

Email: jkristel61@gmail.com

Website: JenKristel.com

Submitted bio: I am a mixed media artist/educator /expressive arts therapist that is interested in using the arts to stimulate conversations and support dialogues. I work in 2D, 3D and integrate story sharing.


Artist: Jennie Kristel

City/Town: South Dartmouth

Title: Like a Tree We Grow Tall

Size: 22″ x 30″

Description: Mixed media-Monoprint and small etching using soy based ink and water based oil paint on BFK Rives paper.

Price: $750

Email: jkristel61@gmail.com

Website: JenKristel.com

Submitted bio: I am a mixed media artist/educator /expressive arts therapist that is interested in using the arts to stimulate conversations and support dialogues. I work in 2D, 3D and integrate story sharing.


Name: Candace Sherman

City/Town: Fairhaven

Title: Open Links

Size: 24″ x 36″

Description: Acrylics on gallery-wrap canvas finished with water-based polyurethane

Price: $950

Email: cls@clsherman.com

Website: clsherman.com

Submitted bio: I’ve been painting since childhood in all mediums. Today my concentration is in acrylics on gallery-wrap canvases where the live edge is a frame. Some of my work is slightly abstract. Other paintings have a folk art flair with a Harlequin boarder.

Name: Candace Sherman

City/Town: Fairhaven

Title: Sunrise

Size: 10″ x 20″

Description: Acrylics on gallery-wrap canvas with water-base polyurethane finish

Price: $350

Email: cls@clsherman.com

Website: clsherman.com

Submitted bio: I’ve been painting since childhood in all mediums. Today my concentration is in acrylics on gallery-wrap canvases where the live edge is a frame. Some of my work is slightly abstract. Other paintings have a folk art flair with a Harlequin boarder.



Artist: Christine Maiato FitzGerald

City/Town: Dartmouth

Title: Traveless Roads

Size: 24″ x 36″ (approximate)

Description: Acrylic on Hand-Made Canvas

Price: $850

Email: maiatofitzart@gmail.com

Website: maiatofitzart.com

Social media: @Maiatofitzart on Facebook and @maiatofitz_art on Instagram

Submitted bio: A native of New Bedford, Christine Maiato FitzGerald works primarily in the mediums of painting and photography. FitzGerald’s compositions are loaded with elements of tension, symmetry, space and contrast, with attention to texture and detail. Her works are peppered with themes that transition from the mysterious to tranquility. In 2020, FitzGerald established MaiatoFitz Art Gallery & Studio. She has been an active member of Gallery X in New Bedford since 2014. She currently serves as Treasurer on their Board, and formally served as Secretary from 2019 – 2021.


Artist: Christine Maiato FitzGerald

City/Town: Dartmouth

Title: Deliverance

Size: 30″ x 40″

Description: Giclee Print Matted/Framed

Price: $1,300

Email: maiatofitzart@gmail.com

Website: maiatofitzart.com

Social media: @Maiatofitzart on Facebook and @maiatofitz_art on Instagram

Submitted bio: A native of New Bedford, Christine Maiato FitzGerald works primarily in the mediums of painting and photography. FitzGerald’s compositions are loaded with elements of tension, symmetry, space and contrast, with attention to texture and detail. Her works are peppered with themes that transition from the mysterious to tranquility. In 2020, FitzGerald established MaiatoFitz Art Gallery & Studio. She has been an active member of Gallery X in New Bedford since 2014. She currently serves as Treasurer on their Board, and formally served as Secretary from 2019 – 2021.


Artist: Caitlin Tripp

City/Town: Fall River

Title: Flamingo

Size: 12″ x 36″

Description: This piece is made with Liquitex heavy body acrylic paint on stretched canvas. I love creating bright, colorful art!

Price: $300

Email: Mysisterisarobot@yahoo.com

Website: Artbycaitlin.com

Social media: @Artbycaitlin730 on Instagram

Submitted bio: I’m an artist based in Fall River. I mostly create acrylic paintings, but I love other mediums as well, such as marker and sometimes just a simple pencil on paper. My main subjects are animals, fruit & veggies, astronauts and lollipops!


Artist: Caitlin Tripp

City/Town: Fall River

Title: Sad owl

Size: 18″ x 24″ framed

Description: This piece is made with Liquitex heavy body acrylic paint on stretched canvas. I was inspired by Charlie Chaplin and my love of owls.

Price: $200

Email: Mysisterisarobot@yahoo.com

Website: Artbycaitlin.com

Social media: @Artbycaitlin730 on Instagram

Submitted bio: I’m an artist based in Fall River. I mostly create acrylic paintings, but I love other mediums as well, such as marker and sometimes just a simple pencil on paper. My main subjects are animals, fruit & veggies, astronauts and lollipops!


Artist: Michael Rogovsky

City/Town: New Bedford

Title: Payne’s Creek

Size: 34″ x 46″

Description: Oil on Canvas it is a painting of Payne’s creek flowing into Cape Cod Bay

Price: $3,600

Email: beauxxarts@yahoo.com

Website: michaelrogovsky.com

Social media: Michael Rogovsky on Facebook

Submitted bio: I’ve been painting and drawing for over fifty years. We bought a house in Provincetown in 1975 and a house in New Bedford in 1988 and spent my life working summers and painting in the winters. Now I’m full time in New Bedford at Clark’s Cove and paint in my studio there.


Artist: Michael Rogovsky

City/Town: New Bedford

Title: Nocturnal Sea

Size: 44″ x 54″

Description: Painting of the night sea

Price: $5,600

Email: beauxxarts@yahoo.com

Website: michaelrogovsky.com

Social media: Michael Rogovsky on Facebook

Submitted bio: I’ve been painting and drawing for over fifty years. We bought a house in Provincetown in 1975 and a house in New Bedford in 1988 and spent my life working summers and painting in the winters. Now I’m full time in New Bedford at Clark’s Cove and paint in my studio there.


Artist: Mary Monteiro

City/Town: New Bedford

Title: Whaleman Statue limited edition print

Size: 11″ x 14″ with mat

Description: This piece is done on canvas with oil washes. I took some liberties with the bottom of the statue to show the movement of the sea which is so integral to our area.

Price: $45

Email: threadsgallerydesigns@gmail.com

Website: ThreadsGallery.artspan.com

Social media: Threads Gallery on Facebook

Submitted bio: After a successful career in illustration I now have the time to focus on my first true passion: Oil painting. I am inspired by nature and by internal images that convey a sense of peace.


Artist: Mary Monteiro

City/Town: New Bedford

Title: Tropicana

Size: 11″ x 11″ framed

Description: Oil on canvas Tropicana is a beautiful rose which sports shades of orange, pink and yellow and begs to be painted

Price: $425

Email: threadsgallerydesigns@gmail.com

Website: ThreadsGallery.artspan.com

Social media: Threads Gallery on Facebook

Submitted bio: After a successful career in illustration I now have the time to focus on my first true passion: Oil painting. I am inspired by nature and by internal images that convey a sense of peace.


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

A guide to New Bedford’s newest art marketplace

Next Meeting: Fall 2022, date TBD

Deadline for Artists to submit: TBD

Where: TBD

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.

Buyer Guide

  • Buyers will have a chance to ask questions of each artist during the meeting.
  • After an artist finishes presenting, buyers will use the contact info provided during the meeting and on New Bedford Light’s website to set up a private transaction to purchase art.
  • Buyers are encouraged to stay and take part in the “Afterglow,” a 30-minute open-ended art discussion afterwards. 

Art Enthusiasts Guide

  • If you’re interested in attending but don’t consider yourself a buyer, you’re more than welcome! Just walk on into DoCo at the Kilburn Mill at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 11.
  • Even if you don’t buy or sell, you’re encouraged to stay on and take part in the “Afterglow,” a 30-minute open-ended art discussion afterwards. 

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, including a short bio and description of the work they’re looking to sell. Artists will upload an image(s) of their work to be displayed on our website. Artists who fit the fine art criteria will be selected on a first-come, first-serve basis.
  • During the meeting, 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. 

View art from previous sessions of the Fine Arts Club


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