The Staff

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Dedee Shattuck

Gallery Owner and Director (

Dedee Shattuck grew up on Barney's Joy Farm in Dartmouth, Massachusetts. She studied interior design in New York City in the 1970s, where she met her future husband, artist William Shattuck. The couple moved back to Dartmouth in the early 80's to pursue their art interests and to raise their two sons, Will and Ben. 

Valuing the open space of her childhood, Shattuck has participated in land conservation efforts across Southeastern Massachusetts and has been instrumental in ecosystem preservation through work with Massachusetts Audubon, Dartmouth Natural Resources Trust, and SEMAP (Southeastern Massachusetts Agricultural Partnership). Early to realize the link between sustainable, local agriculture and land preservation, she published "Farmers: Portraits in a Changing Landscape," celebrating New England's cultural history of small-scale farming.  


Ben Shattuck

Lead Curator (send all submissions to:

Writer and painter Ben Shattuck [link] is a graduate of Cornell University and the Iowa Writers' Workshop. His writing has appeared in the Harvard Review, The New Republic, The Paris Review Daily, The Common,, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, and Lit Hub. His paintings have been exhibited at the New Bedford Art Museum, Sloane Merrill Gallery (Boston), Greylock Gallery (Williamstown, MA), Steven Amadee Gallery (New York City), and Julie Heller Gallery (Provincetown). He is the founder and director of the Cuttyhunk Island Writers' Residency [link].  

A Teaching-Writing Fellow at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and former instructor at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, Shattuck has received fellowships from the US National Parks Service Artist-in-Residence program, the Nantucket Historical Association, Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Tin House Writers' Workshop, The Vermont Studio Center, Bush Creek Center for the Arts, The Arts Students’ League of New York, and the Lighthouse Works. He has been a finalist of the 2017 Pushcart Prize and a winner of the 2017 PEN America Short Story Prize for Emerging Writers.


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Monica Lopes

Gallery Manager (

An animator and digital media artist, Monica Lopes graduated Summa Cum Laude with her BFA in Digital Media and a minor in Art History at the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth in 2015. She then went on to complete her MFA in Digital Media from the same institution, graduating in 2017. In her free time she enjoys sewing, playing piano and reading a plethora of stories.



Antoine St. Pierre

Lead Installer

Antoine St. Pierre grew up in the studios of his two artist parents. He is a talented art installer, carpenter, and painter. Antoine established his own interior and exterior painting company, St. Pierre painting inc. in New Bedford in 2008. We welcomed him to our team as our professional installer in 2013, and we have been so pleased of his meticulous and consistent skill. He hangs our shows along with our curatorial team, and is also available to install work in your home or business. 


Laurie Bullard

The Front Room Buyer and Manager

Laurie Bullard grew up in New Jersey and moved to the New Bedford area in 1974. A graduate of Finch College and UMass Dartmouth, she owned her own store, The Linen Closet, and managed retail stores for Carmelo Pomodoro, Eileen Fisher and Liz Claiborne, as well as assisting Jan Hall at Partners Village Store.  Additionally, she has been involved with a number of New Bedford non-profit organizations fundraising and advocating, and currently volunteers at The Immigrants’ Assistance Center.  She is an accomplished photographer, a former member of Gallery 65, and has exhibited at a number of galleries.      |      508. 636. 4177      |      1 Partners' Lane, Westport, MA 02790      |      W - Sat, 10 - 5, Sun 12 - 5