Dolphin Gallery

The Art of Donna Rossetti-Bailey: Unfinished Business
October 9 - November 5

Join the artist for an opening reception on Thursday, October 21 from 5:30-7:30.

Unfinished Business

Like so many other events in the past 18 months, this exhibit originally scheduled for July 2020 was postponed due to the pandemic. Life as we all knew it had come to a screeching halt and many things were left undone. The title of this show “Unfinished Business” touches on that theme and the many paintings I worked on before and during these past months... and the many more yet to be painted!


Pastel landscape artist Donna Rossetti-Bailey of Marshfield, MA, has been an art instructor for forty-six years since graduating from Boston University’s School of Fine Arts in 1974. She taught in the award winning art program of the Rockland Public Schools for twenty-three years, before she started teaching pastel painting and drawing classes to adults at private arts organizations twenty-one years ago. Donna has also instructed workshops at the national, regional, and local levels. She has won numerous awards for her soft pastel paintings and is a member of several art associations. Donna has received the prestigious Masters Circle Award from the International Association of Pastel Societies and Master Artist status at the Cape Cod Art Center.

Artist Statement

The wonder of nature and the seasons, the weather, the ocean, and the transitions of our beautiful landscape have always been an inspiration for my artwork. I love the vistas and tucked away places I discover along roads less traveled. I am especially moved by those places where air, water and earth meet and those moments when nature blesses us with visual and spiritual images that take our breath away…the rising of the sun, snow flakes falling from the heavens, the crashing of waves during a storm or their soft lapping of the shoreline on a calm summer morning. They remind us of the power and beauty of nature and the importance of appreciating each moment in our lives. May you find joy in both the permanence and transience of Mother Nature.

This show is sponsored by the North River Arts Society.


Application to Exhibit

If you are interested in exhibiting, please fill out the following applications and submit them to the Library Director: