Burnett Gallery Virtual Exhibit

Work by Patricia Cahill, Elisa Campbell, Shirley Fredrickson Conant, Adele Gladstone-Gilbert, Bernie Kubiak, and Susan McQuaid
April 1 – 30, 2022

The members of the Burnett Gallery Committee welcome this opportunity to share some of our artwork with you. While the Burnett Gallery is closed due to the pandemic, our virtual gallery is open with a new exhibit every month and past exhibits may be viewed in the Gallery Archive.

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Work by Patricia Cahill

Patricia Cahill has been making acrylic paintings of western Massachusetts subjects on large canvas backgrounds for use as floor cloths and wall hangings for 30 years. She also studied pastel portraiture with Jeff Kern in Springfield and was part of a portrait-drawing group in Northampton. She has exhibited her work at Cooley Dickinson Hospital and other sites. She can be contacted at pac29x@gmail.com.

Work by Elisa Campbell

I find painting is a form of concentrating my attention on a scene, or plant, or "slant of light" that has caught my eye and my heart. I fell in love with landscape paintings as a child, seeing a landscape by Constable in the National Gallery. I’ve been painting watercolors for about 20 years. These paintings are all of Monhegan Island, a place I visit often. Contact: elisa.campbell@gmail.com

Work by Shirley Fredrickson Conant

Shirley Fredrickson Conant began painting as soon as she moved to the Connecticut River Valley 20 years ago as a retired elementary school teacher. She is a watercolor painter specializing in landscapes of this area and of coastal Maine where she summered for many years. Shirley has had several shows at the Burnett Gallery and at the Deer Isle Artists Association in Maine. She can be contacted at shirley@sconant.net.

Work by Adele Gladstone-Gilbert

My last plane trip was six months before the pandemic hit. My son and I went hiking in Glacier, Yellowstone, and Grand Teton National Parks. I took along my iPhone for picture taking and a pair of Nikon binoculars to view the wildlife. My son Dan discovered that one could line up the lens on an iPhone with one lens of the binoculars and, with stillness and patience, get some good telephoto images. Here are several of my more artful ones. I can be reached at adeleggil@gmail.com.

Work by Bernie Kubiak

I’m a photographer at home in the landscape or the street. Photography is the start of a dialog between me and the viewer. I like to produce images that encourage story telling or gets people to wonder about the image. You can reach me at bkubiak@gmail.com or my website: berniekubiak.zenfolio.com

Work by Susan McQuaid

For almost 40 years, I encouraged my elementary school students to "be bold and take risks". I decided to follow my own advice after retiring by pursuing my interest in making art. The best part of this exploration has been a transformation of my attention. The changing light through the trees, their growing shadows on my dirt road, the multitude of colors on their bark all challenge me to wonder: how would I capture this with my inks and pastels? It’s my hope that the viewer of my art might also be moved to slow down, to look, and to wonder. I can be reached at mcquaids10@gmail.com.