About the Gallery

The Jessie Edwards Studio, first opened its doors 22 years ago in November 1996. This premier Block Island gallery overlooking Historic Old Harbor specializes in contemporary fine art by the best in regional and local talent and represents over 30 artists. Regular openings and ongoing exhibits by established artists include paintings, drawings, ceramic works, photographs, woodcuts and fine art prints. Silkscreen, Lithographs and Giclees by local and regional artists, Fair Trade craft, and unique gift items make this a great place to browse. Open May through December, and always by appointment in the winter months. We aren’t ever far away – it’s an island!. More
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Annual Memorial Day Weekend Open House
May 25-26
Saturday and Sunday, 10 am-5pm
Join us to open our 23rd season with new works by gallery artists. In addition, there are hand-carved antique-style shorebirds, hand-blown glass, and jewelry.

Cynthia Guild ~ At Sea
June 28 – July 10
Opening reception: June 29 5-7pm
For Cynthia Guild, freighters are visual metaphors for the strength, will power, and vulnerability.

Whitney Knapp Bowditch ~ Summerscapes
July 12 – 24
Opening reception: July 13 5-7pm
The physical properties of paint and the infinite ways it can applied to different surfaces fascinates Bowditch.

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If you are looking for images from exhibitions before 2012, or images by more of our artists, take a look at our old website.