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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 29 and 30, 10-5pm
Join us to celebrate our 26th year and browse new work by gallery artists Sarah Bird, Whitney Knapp Bowditch, Helen Frank, Peter M. Gish, Kate Knapp, Carrie Megan, Tom Martinelli, Heidi Palmer, and others.

Bernard Lamotte (1903-1983) ~ “Early Studies, Drawings and Etchings”
June 25-July 6
A Virtual Reception video for the show will be released on June 26th.
Lamotte was a Paris -born artist and attended the Ecole des Beaux-Arts and the Sorbonne. This collection of early works by the artist are his reflections and observations of all aspects of daily life.

Whitney Knapp Bowditch ~ “Island Landscapes”
July 9-July 21
The Virtual Reception video will be released on July 10th.
Much of Knapp Bowditch’s work is focused on the atmospheric relationship between the sky and the attendant land and sea.

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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.