TERRA inFIRMA at Dr. Bernard Heller Museum, New York

September 6, 2018 – June 28, 2019

Come Stand By Me, paper construction, 16 x 20 inches, 2018, front cover of TERRA inFIRMA catalogue

I am one of sixty-five international artists who explore our responsibility to protect and sustain the earth for future generations. 

Reception: Thursday, September 6 at 5:30 – 7:30 pm

Dedication of the Dr. Bernard Heller Museum: at 6:30 pm

Location: Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, One West Fourth Street
(between Broadway and Mercer Street), New York City, NY

Admission: Free. Photo ID required for admission. RSVP

Group Tours/Info:; 212-824-2218;


Deidre Scherer: Human Textures
Plus Collaborations with Jackie Abrams

October 5 – November 18, 2018
Opening Reception on Friday, October 5 from 5-7pm

Deidre Scherer, Study For Self Portraits, paper construction 13 x 12″, 2018

Save the date for this exhibition, which introduces work never shown before, and pieces that have never been presented locally. This work, both in fabric and paper media, resonates with my life in southern Vermont. We are also showing collaborative vessels created throughout the past year with Jackie Abrams.



Collaboration between  Jackie Abrams and Deidre Scherer, in progress.

While working late one summer night, my torn paper weaving seemed to call for a deeper dimensionality. That piece started a collaboration with artist Jackie Abrams.  By interacting with each other’s ideas, we are communicating through our shared work. Here below are 4 views of our newest piece:

Four views of “Hands Vessel” by Deidre Scherer and Jackie Abrams  -SOLD

Fred F. Scherer, Artist, Diorama Painter, 1915 – 2013 

My father was an early and steady influence on my art making. As a child, I’d play hooky by commuting with him down to the American Museum of Natural History in New York City  where I’d spend the day roaming the halls while he painted. Many times I’d sit on the edge of a diorama watching him work. 2018 is the 103rd anniversary of his birth. I welcome and encourage you to visit and celebrate his life’s work:

The Pheasant diorama painted by Fred F. Scherer in the Hall of North American Birds at the American Museum of Natural History, ca 1960, courtesy of the AMNH.

Cicely Aikman, Artist, Poet, 1923 – 2013

Please visit and enjoy the web site and work of painter Cicely Aikman:

Cicely Aikman, “The Cove, Summer”, 26 x 22 inches, oil on canvas, ca. 1985-2005

Cicely’s free and lush use of form, line and color has had a great and lasting impact on how I see the world -and how I think as I work. She is in my mind when I take pleasure in a moment of light, when I discern the uniqueness of a shade, and the simplicity of a curve. She was a master in paint before her time.              …Deidre Scherer

My piece, In Thought, on a recent cover:

Cover for “Perspectives In Biology and Medicine”, Johns Hopkins University Press, “In Thought” from the collection of Hebrew Union College-Institute of Religion Museum, NYC

“Everyday Mermaid” Book Prototype is Complete

California poet and friend Christina Isobel and I have been working on our book collaboration for several years. In responding visually to her poetry, I discovered a vibrant language of symbolic abstraction. Here across my studio wall, like a scroll, are my fabric panels overlaid with Christina’s poems. All 34 full spreads were then scanned, printed, trimmed, folded, and hand-built into a prototype of the book. We are PUBLISHING!

Deidre with her book panels on studio wall.

Deidre with her book panels on studio wall.

Opening Book Prototype

Opening Book Prototype

First few pages of "Everyday Mermaid"

First few pages of “Everyday Mermaid”