Cherry Stone Gallery is delighted to announce “We are safe and in good health and hope you are too.”
Has it really been over 50 years? We can hardly believe it! We started out as a grassroots project exhibiting a few local artists in Cora Holbrook’s empty and abandoned general store on Railroad Avenue where her father also kept horses in the back room some years earlier. Berenice Abbott was the headliner that year. Not long after, we began showing work by Robert Motherwell, Jack Tworkov, and Robert Rauschenberg. We hosted print exhibitions of work by Jasper Johns, David Hockney and Roy Lichtenstein in collaboration with Leo Castelli Gallery in NYC. Sideo Fromboluti, Nora Speyer, Joe Stefanelli and Leatrice Rose soon followed. Founders Sally Nerber and Lizzie Upham built a legacy of art world contributions here in the Artists’ Colony. When Upham passed away in the late 80s Nerber proceeded by carrying the torch solo. By 2001 Brenda Correia was invited to join the team. Together the two traveled along the familiar trajectory celebrating the talents and accomplishments from within the world of Modernism. They paved some new paths too. After a long productive life, Nerber passed away in December 2014. The flame of the torch still shines a light here on the banks of Duck Creeke across the street from Uncle Tim’s Bridge in Wellfleet on the Outer Cape.
Please accept our best wishes and virtual hugs to you and your families.
Check out our new Archives Project and Creative Residency.
— Brenda Correia
Sarah (Sally) Nerber, March 1, 1916 – December 15, 2014
Frances (Lizzie) Upham, December 14, 1917 – July 1, 1988