Community Artist in Residence (CAIR)
The CAIR Program creates an access point for community members to engage more deeply with the Museum and the Downtown Seaport Cultural District. The program offers local artists space, time, and resources to develop their work. CAIR artists are nominated by the Immigrants Assistance Center, New Bedford Historical Society, Tomaquag Museum, and New Bedford Art Museum/ArtWorks!.
Now On View
8/12 – 10/24/2021
Sandra Santos is a textile artist who creates weavings, quilts, and textile paintings. Santos was nominated by the New Bedford Historical Society and sponsored by Mahoney Donnelly Associates.
5/20/21 – extended until 8/8/21
Carl Simmons is a New Bedford artist who finds inspiration in local history, folklore, & preservation. Simmons was nominated and sponsored by New Bedford Art Museum/ArtWorks!.
12/4/2020 – 2/14/2021
Dawn Spears (Narragansett/Choctaw) is a doll maker, photographer, multimedia artist, who uses cultural symbolism and the vibrant colors of our natural world as inspiration for her work.