Banner image: Pamala Crabb, Sea Oxygen 3

2017 Art Exhibitions:

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Protecting Our Oceans: The Gulf of Maine Project
April 15 – June 18

Artist Reception: May 7, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Protecting Our Oceans presents the work of four artists who each have a deep and personal connection to the Gulf of Maine. Their work is generated by their love for the ocean, paired with their concern for its increasing degradation by pollution and climate change.  The painting and photography on display intrigues because it is so visually pleasing, but the underlying message the artists hope to convey is that we must heed the warnings of ocean scientists and take action before we lose the world’s greatest resource.

Featured Artists:
Pamala Crabb
Pamela Dorris DeJong
Beverly Rippel
Charlie Widdis

Click here to view Protecting Our Oceans page


Seascapes: Aerial Photography of Margot Cheel
April 15 – June 4

Artist Reception and Book Signing: May 7, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

“With my aerial photography I invite you to remember the beauty, fragility and interconnectedness of our earth.”
Margot Cheel is an award-winning photographer, private pilot and arts educator. Her photographs capture vibrant images of coastal areas on the South Shore and Cape Cod. She is the author of two books of her photographs, Sea and Sand From the Sky and the newly published What Do You See? 

April 15 – May 2

Artist Reception April 26: 4:00 – 6:00 pm

This exhibition features select works from graduating seniors at Falmouth High School.


Exploring Biodiversity in Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary: Artwork from the Massachusetts Marine Educators Annual Art Contest
May 5 – June 15

Artist Reception: May 7, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The Massachusetts Marine Educators hosts an annual marine art contest for students, grades K-12, and the theme for this exhibition is Exploring Biodiversity in Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary.  Choosing from over 900 entries from 10 states, the artwork was judged on creativity, technique and accuracy in complying with the contest theme of marine diversity.  The winning artwork, honorable mention winners, and the Judges Choice Awards will be on display in this exhibition that celebrates our coastal waters, conservation efforts, and the inspired creativity of these young artists.

Massachusetts Marine Educators Annual Art Contest


Once Upon a Quilt: 3-D Quilts by Dominique Ehrmann
June 10 – September 4

Artist Reception: June 25, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Known for her imaginative and whimsical quilts, Dominique Ehrmann pushes the boundaries of contemporary fiber arts by using traditional techniques to create quilts with multidimensional layers and kinetic structures.  Inspired by children’s pop-up books, cartoons, and particularly her love of nature, she has invented a new form of fiber art.  A native of Quebec, Dominique will travel to Falmouth for Highfield’s June 25 Open House to demonstrate her solar powered sewing machine and explain her innovative techniques.

Read Magical Quilts, from HandEye Magazine

Interwoven: Art Meets Nature
June 25 – September 6

Artist Reception: June 25, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

This contemporary fiber exhibition is curated by Marcia Young, publisher of Fiber Art now, a fiber art periodical and community that explores the wide breath of fiber as an artistic medium. The show of virtuoso works by national artists includes nearly every form of fiber art, including weaving, felting, tapestry, needlework, basketry, handmade paper, silk painting, and book arts. Interwoven: Art Meets Nature will connect the natural world with the materials and techniques that are so familiar to all of us, in an engaging, nature-based show of contemporary fiber art and textiles. 

Click here to view Interwoven: Art Meets Nature page

Storybook Fairy Houses of Highfield Hall & Gardens
June 25 – September 4

Artist Reception: June 25, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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Journey in Watercolor: The Art of Deena Gu
September 8 – October 31

Artist Reception: September 10, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm


Conversations of Beauty: Works by Members of The Printmakers of Cape Cod
September 8 – October 31

Artist Reception: September 10, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm


The Artist and the Garden: Works by Andrea Moore
September 1 – October 31

Artist Reception: September 10, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Around The House and In The Gardens - Winter, Spring, Summer & Fall!

Alfie Glover_ spiritns in garden

The Spirits of the Garden by Alfred Glover

The life that inhabits the branches of the tree is protected and watched over by spiritual entities, fairies, angels, good doer. So the tree represents the portals and passageways between the spiritual, and the living.These sprites are represented by the glass inserts in some of the branches! These spirits often seek the cover of trees and wooded areas.   They are sometimes mistaken for lightning bugs, or even shooting stars! They can be found wherever life exists!


Thrown Rope by Peter Hutchinson

Hibernating for the winter, coming back in the spring.


Untitled by Matt Inman

Artist Statement: I feel like I am the best version of myself when I am working outside in nature creating with me hands.  I was inspired by some photos that I saw about environmental art and wanted the opportunity and challenge of creating something truly artistic.


Fragment House by Danielle Krcmar

Danielle currently serves as Artist in Residence at Babson College and has exhibited widely in the New England area.  Her extraordinary sculpture, Fragment House, is the first interactive, environmental artwork that has graced the lawns of Highfield Hall & Gardens. It calls attention to Beebe Woods as the backdrop for Highfield Hall and the domestic components of Highfield’s archtecture and history.


A Wind in the Door by Angela Tanner

Hibernating for the winter, coming back in the spring.

A fairy tale gate that announces the presence of things unseen. When open, it allows humans and other earthly creatures to pass. When closed, fairies, spirits, and other wind-borne creatures can still move through it, and the sounds of the gate panels are the only evidence that they were here at all. The gate is not only inspired by things that dwell in Beebe Woods, but also by the fantastical creatures in some of the artist’s favorite childhood stories. Books are portals to the imagination, and their pages are passageways to other realms. The panels of this gate are filled with illustrations of benevolent creatures that have transported the storybook characters to other places or have transformed them in some way.

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