About

Miller White Fine Arts was founded in the Summer of 2011 by Cape Cod artist and curator Susan Reid Danton. The gallery’s name features two family names of enduring importance to Danton.  Dorothy Canning Millerwhose career as the first curator of the collections of the Museum of Modern Art in New York City spanned more than thirty years, was Danton’s great aunt.  Miller’s niece, Edith Canning White, is Danton’s mother.  Both women led remarkable lives that were richly influenced by art, bequeathing to Danton a life-long desire and ability to follow in similar footsteps.  

The gallery’s name is a heart-felt nod to those two resolutely aesthetic lives.  

Additionally, you will find Danton’s personal narrative on Dorothy Miller here — A Single Drop of Blood — for an intimate look at the gallery’s history and raison d’etre.

Contact

MWFA is open year round. However, as a destination gallery, we host our visitors by appointment and happenstance. Having said that, we do post special business hours at various times throughout the year, especially during the Summer and Fall seasons. All additional hours may be found on our Facebook page. Additionally, our online partnership with Artsy allows for viewing 24/7. Please use the link to the right to launch our platform and enjoy!. 

Our Office Location

708 Route 134
South Dennis
MA 02660
(rear garden entrance)
Contact Information

(508) 360-4302
srdanton@gmail.com
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 Exhibitions

Please scroll through to learn about past, current and future exhibitions!
 

Art in the Time of Covid: 2020 at Miller White proved to be a year of somewhat attenuated initiatives in art; we originated a stellar line-up of solo and small group exhibitions, as well as our annual Invitational and many local community benefits, many of which are currently tucked away for later consideration.

Meanwhile, the gallery is not dormant.  We are open in the flesh — by appointment and selected hours — in accordance with the mandates and recommendations from Massachusetts Governor Baker and the CDC relative to the COVID-19 situation.

Prospective visitors should feel free to call or text 508-360-4302 (Susan Danton) to arrange a visit that will ensure sole occupancy and privacy during their time indoors. Visitors may clean their hands upon arrival and wear masks over the mouth while visiting. We are also happy to arrange private visits to the artist studios that impress you the most under the same health safety parameters.

For those who prefer browsing online, we are a Preferred Gallery Member on Artsy, the industry’s most prestigious digital platform for professional arts representation, worldwide. Please visit our page to view hundreds of offerings of contemporary artworks from our member artists that grows by the day.

Miller White remains healthy and whole. The fire of a high aesthetic cannot be dimmed nor extinguished and, with that, our hearts go out to all who are suffering through these extraordinarily challenging times. We will get through this together, building a stronger-than-ever future with intelligence, integrity and compassion for our planet and for each other.

That’s a promise.

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Opening Reception/Artist Talks: Please read our statement regarding public health safety measures relative to ongoing concerns attributed to COVID-19 at the bottom of the Exhibitions section. Updated as of May 1, 2021.


LAURA LEE FLANAGAN presents Heavy Metals

A Solo Exhibition of Digital Photographs in the Narrative Tradition

Exhibition Dates: May 7 - May 28, 2021
Opening Reception: Friday, May 7, 4-6pm


Please follow this show on Artsy for more information. 


ABSTRACTION: THEN & NOW

Paintings by Jane Eccles

Featuring seven monumental works, circa 1960s New Jersey, as well as  works from Ms. Eccles current painting series titled Music Overlays.  In this series, Ms. Eccles, herself an accomplished pianist, references some of her favorite selections from the musical genres of classical and jazz. Richard Diebenkorn’s collages and paintings in the Ocean Park series serve as the foundation for each painting.

Exhibition Dates: September 4 – October 2, 2020

In light of COVID-19, there will be no Opening Reception.

Please visit this show at Artsy for more information.


DAS UNBEKANNTE NEUERFINDEN: The Unknown Reimagined

Paintings in the Abstract Tradition by Ulla Neigenfind

Exhibition Dates: July 17 – August 28, 2020

In light of COVID-19, there will be no Artist Reception.

Please visit this show at Artsy for more information.


Goldsmith Michael Baksa / Sculptor Jackie deRuyter

A RHAPSODY IN COLOR & FORM

Miller White artists Michael Baksa and Jackie deRuyter collaborate to mount an exhibition of sculptural forms handcrafted in the genres of fine jewelry and fabric construction.

Please visit this show at Artsy for more information.

Exhibition Dates: November 8, 2019 – November 29, 2019


LOVE LETTERS: “I will cover you with love when next I see you …” *

A large-scale Invitational featuring an evocative visual inquiry into physical love, from gender to sex to sexual orientation. Within a variety of artistic traditions, Love Letters encompasses myriad notions of sexual instinct and motivation, the passions of courtship, and the wondrous odyssey of the body in sensual relationship with another.

*Title references a letter authored by renowned French writer Gustave Flaubert to his wife, Louise Colet, when he was 25 years old.

Please visit this show at Artsy for more information.

Exhibition Dates: August 16, 2019 – October 11, 2019

LOVE LETTER OPEN MIC: Saturday, August 17th … 3-5PM

An open invitation to the public to join the Love Letters artists in reading their personally-authored love letters. Participants are asked to bring a letter that describes their love for another and to read it aloud at the mic. Curator Danton offers a hint to would-be participants, “Think of someone you truly love. When was the last time you saw them? What would you say if, once again, you found yourselves face to face? Perhaps the object of your love is, right now, standing by your side. Turn and face them … What words of love are memorializing this moment …” No prizes or applause, just a heartfelt sharing of as much love as we can collectively muster. Refreshment and camaraderie will be served during this captivating public event.

LOVE LETTER OPEN MIC NUMBER TWO: Friday, August 30th … 4-5PM


FROM THE BOLD EARTH: Paintings in the Figurative Tradition by Teresa Baksa and Kathleen Sidwell

Miller White artists Teresa Baksa and Kathleen Sidwell join forces to compel an oft-shared muse — the Goddess — in creating an intimate sojourn of the female form within the natural world. In full recognition of the fact that life is an exercise in discovery, Baksa and Sidwell expertly balance figures and flowers with a delightful, subliminal message — these images are not mere still lives, but rather gestures of sensual and revolutionary affection. The Goddess never fails us; she steadfastly aids in our own flowering, through all manner of joy and pain.

Please visit this show on Artsy for more information.

Exhibition Dates: July 26, 2019 – August 9, 2019


MILLER WHITE at NATIONAL BOSTON: A program-wide invitational hosted by National Boston, an award-winning, multi-media production and design company, located at 115 Dummer Street, Brookline, MA, 02446.  Featured are all MWFA artists, alongside a solo showing of oils by Anne Garton.  Reception: July 12th, from 5:30 to 8:30pm. Contact National at the link above for viewing hours. Parking is available at the Dummer Street Garage.

Exhibition Dates: July 12, 2018 – September 21, 2018


BEST PRACTICES: A fine arts Invitational featuring the works of 30 artists of local, national and international renown, curated around an individual and collective investigation into what may constitute best practices in the world of fine art.

Nearly every professional industry discusses best practices; now is the time for the arts industry to weigh in. There is no greater agent for social change than that which art provides. For the sake of those who come after us, teaching the children well is the core reason for best practices; the best artists of today are the ones who are actively tilling future ground.

In this show, thirty artists and one curator embrace future generations with works and words that are emblematic of their own best practices as arts professionals. A daring and evocative show, Best Practices attempts to blend technical mastery with clear ethical ideals into an interactive construct that addresses some of the universal concerns we currently face, with an ever-present urge toward remediation and progress.

Artists: William Allen, Michael Baksa, Teresa Baksa, Howard Barnes, John Cira, Romolo Del Deo, Salvatore Del Deo, Joseph Diggs, Jane Eccles, Laura Fantini, Deborah Forman, Raquel Fornasaro, Milisa Galazzi, Anne Garton, Jon Goldman, Jill Hedrick, Grace Hopkins, Sarah Lutz, Joanne Mattera, Wayne Miller, Richard Neal, Ulla Neigenfind, Cecilia Rossey, Peter Roux, Jackie deRuyter, Kathleen Sidwell, Alan Soffer, Libbie Soffer, Dan Wheldon and James Wolf. Curated by Susan Danton.

Please visit this show on Artsy for more information.

Exhibition Dates: July 6, 2018 – August 17, 2018

ARTISTS RECEPTION: Friday, July 6th … 4pm ~ 7pm

CLOSING CELEBRATION: Friday, August 17th … 5pm ~ 7pm


April 12-15, 2018 – AD20/21 Art & Design of the 20th & 21st Centuries

Miller White is thrilled to show at the 11th annual AD20/21 HOME in Boston, Massachusetts.  The flagship event for the annual city-wide Boston Design Week is located at The Cyclorama Boston Center for the Arts, and is produced and organized by Fusco & Four, LLC.  The April 12th Gala Preview benefits the American Society of Interior Designers New England (ASIDNE) Chapter Scholarship Fund.  The Cyclorama is located at:

539 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02116
617.426.5000 | info@bcaonline.org

Miller White will be showing at Booth #2.  Visit AD20/21 HOME for program and ticket information.


Holiday 2017:  31 BODHISATTVAS

A large-scale invitational exhibition featuring works in a multitude of traditions and media representing the manifestation, goals and ideals of Bodhisattva. The artists of the show have prepared their works under a directive borrowed from the Mahayana Buddhism meaning of Bodhisattva:

A human being committed to the attainment of enlightenment for the sake of others.

William Allen   Teresa Baksa   Howard Barnes   Heather Blume   Susan Danton   Mary Doering   Jane Eccles   Deborah Forman   Milisa Galazzi   Joan Harvey   Jill Hedrick   Amy Heller   Benton Jones   Martine Jore   Michelle Law   Wayne Miller   Richard Neal   Ulla Neigenfind   Amy Neill   Kate Nelson   Heather Pilchard   Cecilia Rossey   Kathleen Sidwell   Alan Soffer   Libbie Soffer   Al Starkey   Maurine Sutter   Alan Trugman   James Wolf   Lauren Wolk   Joyce Zavorskas

Exhibition Dates: November 17, 2017 – January 12, 2018


ANNE GARTON & ULLA NEIGENFIND: Atmosphere Unbounded

Working within the Luminism tradition, Anne Garton’s painting style stresses the emotional force of a scene versus rendering a facade of features, underscoring the ambient components and capturing the very aura of Nature’s will to express itself.  Far beyond the constraints of material depictions, Garton takes the viewer to a place where the beauty of Nature is truth, and that same truth is, in fact, beauty.

Excitement, mystery and sheer pleasure inform the abstract paintings of Ulla Neigenfind.  Her process is driven by a visceral urge to touch, rub and scratch until works emerge that simmer in sensuality.  This is romance of an utterly higher nature.

Exhibition Dates: October 6 – November 3, 2018


GALLERY BRIEF CLOSURE: October 19 – 22, 2017

Miller White will be closed for the long weekend in order to represent the gallery artists at the 2017 Boston International Fine Art Show held at the Boston Cyclorama, 539 Tremont Street, Boston, MA.  Miller White will show at Booth #3.


Solo Exhibition: HOWARD BARNES

Color Field paintings in the tradition of the Washington Color School, Washington, D.C.

An esteemed illustrator and studio painter, Howard Barnes’ approach to painting is a synthesis of keen observation of nature, personal experience and immutable love of color. He studied with Paul Reed, an original member of the Washington Color School … giving him a true understanding of “color without boundaries” (a tenet of the school) and a muted palette.”  Laura Shabott, Artscope Magazine, May/June 2017

Exhibition Dates: September 1 – September 29, 2017


SPRING 2017 INVITATIONAL

EXPRESSING FREEDOM: Transcendence Through Art

Freedom of expression is key to the development, dignity and fulfillment of every person on the planet. It is the ability to state your frame of mind respectfully and peacefully, and allow others that same right. The importance of this is self-evident yet, tragically, masses of people are today prevented from doing so by forces outside of their real or perceived control.

When I think of the relationship between artists and society — and for me the question is always what it could be, rather than what it is — I think of the word “transcendent.” It is a word I never use in public, but it’s the only word I can come up with to describe what I think about the role of artists. By transcendent, I mean that the artist transcends the immediate. Transcends the here and now. Transcends the madness of the world. Transcends terrorism and war. The artist thinks, acts, performs music, and writes outside the framework that society has created. The artist may do no more than give us beauty, laughter, passion, surprise, and drama. I don’t mean to minimize these activities by saying the artist can do no more than this. The artist needn’t apologize, because by doing this, the artist is telling us what the world should be like, even if it isn’t that way now. The artist is taking us away from the moments of horror that we experience everyday — some days more than others — by showing us what is possible. But the artist can and should do more. In addition to creating works of art, the artist is also a citizen and a human being … What most of us must be involved in — whether we teach or write, make films, write films, direct films, play music, act, whatever we do — has to not only make people feel good and inspired and at one with other people around them, but also has to educate a new generation to do this very modest thing: change the world.” ― Howard Zinn, Artists in Times of War and Other Essays, 2003

By virtue of Howard Zinn’s words above, the artists of this exhibition have given us images and words that reflect his conviction that there is no greater catalyst for change than that which art provides. By allowing their works to act as agents of their own ideals and values, the artists hope to inspire others to freely, respectfully and peacefully do the same.

Guest Artists: Kenneth Lockwood, Anita Loomis, Tom Odell, Joyce Pommer.
Guest Poets: John Bonanni, Mary Ellen Redmond, Albert Starkey, Lauren Wolk

Friday, April 28: Gallery Talk and Community Art & Word Projects start at 4-5pm, prior to Opening Reception 5-7pm

For those who would like to view the show prior to the typical crush of a public reception, come to our gallery talk. Meet the artists, hear the poets and examine the theme of Freedom of Expression, together. Viewers will then become active participants by expressing their own ideals for freedom on two community-based murals through inspired words and images. Drawing and writing materials will be provided, and no prior artistic experience is required — only a love for freedom and a willingness to share it. So that the gift keeps on giving, the action and testimonials will be memorialized for sharing on social media for an infinite audience to enjoy, learn from and pass forward — until the world is free and at peace.

In partnership with ArtSpring Cape Cod and ArtWeek Boston

Exhibition Dates: April 28 – June 16

SPECIAL CLOSING RECEPTION DURING ART BASEL SWITZERLAND:  Friday, June 16th from 5-7pm

PRESS: Expressing Freedom at Miller White and cover of Artscope Magazine May/June 2017. Cover image: Lines of Expression by Howard Barnes.


HOLIDAY 2016:  SAVING GAIA: THE SEVEN THUNDERS

MWFA artists and guests visually interpret a film script to create a film trailer

Miller White Fine Arts Gallery is excited to offer an exhibition that breaks down the barrier between still and moving images in a significant and surprising project.  The exceptional creative talents of more than twenty artists will exhibit their visual interpretations of a film script written by acclaimed screenwriter, Rory Marcus.

The Seven Thunders is a thrilling sci-fi adventure in which young heroes must save all life on the planet while genetically engineered suprahumans attempt to destroy the earth’s atmosphere by accelerating global warming.

The artists will express their deeply felt feelings about the dangers to the planet through artworks in oil, print, collage, and photography in their individual styles.  These stunning images will then become the visuals for the short trailer for the film, produced by Marcus and shown at the gallery throughout the exhibition.

Based on science and written by Marcus more than ten years ago, The Seven Thunders is an odyssey of extraordinary youths that reveals an astonishingly prescient scenario of the risks for our future that we can see unfolding today.  This exhibit will raise questions that artists and scientists will address in gallery talks throughout the term of the show.

Exhibition Dates: November 4, 2016 – January 13, 2017

FIRST ARTIST RECEPTION: Friday, November 4th from 4 to 7 p.m.

CLOSING RECEPTION: Friday, January 13th from 5 to 7 p.m. featuring Special Guests: 

Dave McGlinchey, Communications Director of Woods Hole Research Center; Ed DeWitt, Executive Director of the Association to Preserve Cape Cod; Ian Ives, Director of Massachusetts Audubon Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary; Susan Starkey, Climate Justice Activist with the Green Sanctuary of the Barnstable Unitarian Church; and Natalia von Hausen, Director of Cape Cod Green Drinks.

For details on this show, please visit https://www.facebook.com/MillerWhiteFineArt/


FALL 2016 – BOSTON INTERNATIONAL FINE ARTS SHOW

Miller White is thrilled to participate in the 20th anniversary of the esteemed Boston International Fine Arts Show, held annually at The Cyclorama Boston Center for the Arts.  The BIFAS is widely regarded as one of the most anticipated events on the city’s arts calendar, catering to new and seasoned collectors alike.  Miller White will be located at Booth #3.  Produced and organized by Fusco & Four, LLC.

Exhibition Dates: October 20 – 23 with an October 20 Gala Preview to benefit the BOSTON ATHENÆUM


In Conjunction with the 35th Anniversary of Cape Cod Museum of Art…

AT THE CROSSROADS:  SIX NARRATIVES AT THE INTERSECTION OF IDENTITY AND COMMUNITY

At the Crossroads features six Cape Cod-based artists delving into different social ecosystems represented by the Natural World, the Family, the Village, the Odyssey, the Mask and the Friend. The linking common theme is how identity and community interact and are ultimately preserved, archived and displayed for a dialogue.

The curator, Susan Danton, suggests that the question “Who are you?” has never been more relevant nor more difficult to answer than it is today. Through the plethora of electronically transmitted information available in the blink of an eye, each of us is unrelentingly hounded by the many competing forces that want to define us as “them.” Often, the din results in an internal split consciousness, which discord then provokes conflict within our relationships. There is indeed a certain glamour intrinsic to the sheer immediacy of information flow, but there is also a resident danger in the crisis of glibness it creates. In other words, to answer the above question, we must discover where we end and others begin.

At the Crossroads offers the viewer an opportunity examine these junctures, as well as revolutionize his/her self-awareness in relation to them.

Exhibition Dates: July 7 – August 28

Hope McClennen Gallery, Cape Cod Museum of Art, 60 Hope Lane, East Dennis, MA 508-385-4477

Opening Reception: Friday, July 8th, 5:30pm to 7pm

PRESS: Artscope Magazine, July/August 2016

Artists Panel Discussion & Reception: Wednesday, July 20th, 5:30pm to 8pm: Moderated by Christopher Busa, Editor, Provincetown Arts Magazine

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2021 RECEPTION UPDATE: This year, we are planning to once again host opening receptions for our exhibitors. These will take place under a tent shelter in the gardens behind the gallery. A door monitor will permit a maximum of eight (8) visitors in the gallery rooms at one time to satisfy the CDC's recommendation for social distance. Visitors will wear face masks during their inside visit. Masks are optional outside in the fresh air except in situations where social distancing is not possible.

By this method, we can all return to enjoying fine art, together! 

All opening receptions occur at the commencement of each show (Friday) from 4pm to 6pm (unless otherwise noted), and are free and open to the public. The gallery is an ADA-accessible facility.

Testimonials

“One of the best galleries on Cape Cod. Its location is a slice of heaven and Susan is a delight to work with. I've always felt in the most capable hands and have learned so much about art and artists, their lives and their work. Unfortunately, every time I visit, I always wish I had more money to spend!”
 
“Susan Danton has an incredible sense in choosing artists who have unique voices and mature, cutting edge sensibilities and techniques. Her exquisite gallery space evolves with an ever changing array of crisp contemporary artwork for home, business or public spaces.”
 
“Miller White offers absolutely the finest in contemporary abstract and figurative art, and with the crazy traffic on Cape in the summer, its location is one of the easiest to get to. My wife and I visit each year and love every addition we've made to our home!”

 

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