Adele Travisano

Represented by: 13FOREST Gallery, 167A Massachusetts Avenue, East Arlington, MA 02474. Marc Gurton & Meryl Perlson.
Marc Gurton. [781] 641-3333.

Born December 20, 1944; married to Dennis Hale; two children: Lucy (b. 1978), Tony (b. 1983).


1966 University of Connecticut, Storrs. BFA.
1968 Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY. MFA.
1969 Hunter College, New York, NY. Education courses.
1977 Harvard University, Museum of Comparative Zoology; scientific illustration course.


13FOREST Gallery, Arlington, MA. Exhibiting artist.
2009 "A Saint in My Garden," a film by Toni Begman and Tony Hale ( on the St. Francis Series of paintings by Adele Travisano. February 22. Premier screening at the 12th Annual Mabray "Doc" Kountze Film Festival, Cohen Auditorium, Tufts University, Medford, MA. Second screening at the Somerville Museum, Somerville, MA, March 27.
2009 The Gallery, Hyatt Place, Medford, MA. "Perspective," Medford Arts Center; January 22 - February 21; group show.
2008 13FOREST Gallery, Arlington, MA. "Plenty," November 8 - December 31, 2008; group show.
2008-09 Somerville Museum, Somerville, MA; "Fearless Methods & Common Bonds," November 14 - March 29, 2009; group show with Tim Barner, David Bouchard, Jim Jackson, and Yvonne Parma.
2008 Out of the Blue Gallery, Cambridge, MA; two-person show with Jim Jackson, November 1, 2008 - January 1, 2009.
2008 Somerville Museum, Somerville, MA; invitational one-woman show, June.
MACI's Showcase of Artists; Medford Art Center, Inc. & Century Bank; April 17 - May 31, 2008, Century Bank, Medford, MA. Juried group show.
13FOREST Gallery, Medford; "Crossing the River," November 29, 2007- January 5, 2008
Arsenal Center for the Arts, “Outside Inside: Nature in Art.” Watertown, MA. Juror: Kristen Dodge, Co-Director/Curator of the Judi Rotenberg Gallery, Boston.
2009, 2008, 2007, 2003,
2000, 1999
West Medford Open Studios, exhibitor.
2006 Pigmentia Gallery, Medford, MA. Group show. Crossing Boundaries, September 15-October 14.
2006 Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, MA. Group show. Making it New: George McNeil and His Students. August 28-October 28. Exhibitor and co-curator.
2006 Cherry Stone Gallery, Wellfleet, MA. Group show. 35th Anniversary Exhibition, June 20-September 10.
2006-07 Blanchard Trust Gallery, Emerson Umbrella Center for the Arts, Concord, MA. Group shows.
2006 BF Annex, 450 Harrison Avenue (SOWA), Boston, MA. Ongoing archival wall exhibition.
2006 Pigmentia Studio & Gallery, Medford, MA. Group show. The Green Show. March 3-31.
2006 Offices of Dr. Timothy Deahl, Cambridge, MA. Solo invitational. March 1-31.
2006 Provincetown Art Association and Museum. Group open show. February.
2006 TV 3, Medford, MA. Solo invitational. February 1-28.
2005 Center Gallery at Old Church, Demarest, NJ. Invitational. The Figure Manifest. October 20-November 19.
2005 The Somerville Museum, Somerville, MA. Juried group show. Prospecting for Art: Found Objects and the Creative Process. September 9-December 23.
2005 Cherry Stone Gallery, Wellfleet, MA. Group shows. July 5-July 24; September 6-24.
2004 Acme Fine Art Gallery, 38 Newbury St., Boston. Teachers & Students. November 18-December 23.
2004 Offices of Dr. Timothy Deahl, Cambridge, MA. Solo invitational. October 19-November 23.
2004 Springstep Gallery, Medford, MA. Juried show. Images of Medford. July-August.
2004 Provincetown Art Association, members’ Open Exhibit; New Members’ Exhibit.
1998-2004 Mabray “Doc” Kountze Arts Festival, exhibitor in storefront windows.
2003 Barn Studio, West Medford Square, Medford, MA.
2003 Fifth Annual Medford Garden Club Tour (with Catherine Cumming and Jim Jackson).
2002 Medford City Hall, Visions of Medford; exhibitor with Jen Flores and Pam Shanley.
2001 Charlestown Working Theater. One-woman show.
2000 Boingo Café, West Medford Square. One-woman show.
1998 Ladies Plein Air Society Exhibition, Habitat, Belmont, MA.
1998 First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, Arlington, MA. One-woman show.
1996 Richdale Avenue Studios, Cambridge, MA. Open studio (with Jim Jackson and Jean Segaloff).
1975 Boston City Hall: Contemporary Art – Italian Heritage.
1975 Atlantic Monthly Gallery, Boston. One-woman show.
1975 Vernon Street Studios, Somerville, MA. Open studio.
1975 Wilbur Cross Library, University of Connecticut, Storrs. One-woman show.
1975 Brockton Art Center, Fuller Memorial, Brockton, MA.
1974 William Benton Museum, Storrs, CT.
1974, 1975 Boston Visual Artists Union.
1973, 1974 Secrest Gallery, Wellfleet, MA. One-woman show.
1973 24th New England Exhibition, Silvermine, CT.
1972 Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown, MA.
1972 Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Provincetown, MA.
1971 22nd New England Exhibition, Silvermine, CT. First Prize for Watercolor.
1968 Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY. One-woman show.

Selected Private Collections

Graham Gund.
Bank of America.
Robert and Margaret Manning.
Jim Bennette and David Cowan, Acme Fine Art
Massachusetts General Hospital.
D & R Word Processing, Inc., Hartford, CT.

Selected Commissions

2008 Garden & Charm paintings, Trouvaille Musicians, Petersham, MA.
Garden painting, private commission, 13FOREST Gallery, Medford, MA.
2007 Garden painting, Dr. Timothy Deahl, Cambridge, MA.
2006 Oil painting for Polizzi Racing Stable, Suffolk Downs, East Boston, MA.
2006 Portrait commission, Pigmentia Studio & Gallery, Medford, MA.
2005 Color drawing of Grace Episcopal Church, Medford, MA. Private collector.
2004 Garden painting, Truro, MA. Jim Bennette and David Cowan, Acme Fine Art directors.
2004 Family portraits, children of Marianne Lynch, Esq., Bangor, ME.
2004 Portrait of Dr. Lloyd Wachter. Private commission.
2001 Medford Cultural Council grant for a portrait of Madeleine Dugger Andrews to hang in the Andrews Middle School, Medford, MA.
1997 Portrait of The Reverend Oscar G. Phillips, Jr., Shiloh Baptist Church, Medford, MA. Private commission.
1997 Medford Cultural Council grant for a portrait of Fanny Farmer to hang in Medford City Hall.
1995 Medford Cultural Council grant for a portrait of Mabray “Doc” Kountze to hang in the West Medford Community Center.
1993 Medford Cultural Council grant for portraits of Alonzo Fields and Madeleine Dugger Kelley to hang in Medford City Hall.
1991-92 Commissioned by Mayor Michael McGlynn and the Medford Centennial Committee to paint four portraits of famous Medford citizens of the 18th and 19th centuries, to be housed in Medford City Hall.
1986-87 Medford Cultural Council grant to paint a mural, located at the Dame School, Medford, depicting the Royall House and the Royall family in the 18th century.
1976 Commissioned by Somerville (MA) Mayor S. Lester Ralph to paint a portrait of President Franklin D. Roosevelt and his secretary, Marguerite LeHand, to hang in the Somerville Public Library.


2007 Terrain, by Julia Lisella (World Tech Communications, 2007); The Red Fence (oil painting) used as cover illustration.
2001 More Irish Folk Tales for Children, Sharon Kennedy, Rounder Records CD and tape; cover illustration.
1982 Ladybugs & Lettuce Leaves: A Young Person’s Guide to Gardening and Environmental Science. Center for Science in the Public Interest and Project Outside/Inside, Somerville School Department. Illustrations.
1979 Economics: Meeting Peoples’ Needs. Chicago: Science Research Associates. Illustrations.
1978 “Decisions About Drinking.” CASPAR Alcohol Education Program. Brochure design and illustrations.
1973 Boston Globe Magazine, September 30. Cover illustration.
1967 Form, Space, and Vision, by Graham Collier. Prentice-Hall. Textbook illustrations.

Public Art Projects & Activities

2007 First annual Mabray “Doc” Kountze Award, Medford Arts Center, Inc., for contributions to the public arts in Medford.
2006 Recipient of Annual Award from Zonta International Society, Medford chapter, for Women in the Arts.
2005-date Member, Medford Art Center, Inc. (MACI).
2001-2004 Medford Art Association Swan School Project: a plan to convert an unused public school building into space for studios and community art lessons.
1998-2004 Member, Medford Arts & Artists, an art association; founder and president, 1998-2001.
2003 Forum & public lecture on public art in Medford, Grace Episcopal Church.
1999 Recipient of Medford’s Fifth Annual Women’s Achievement Award.
1998-2002 Medford Cultural Council grant to create and administer an annual 3-week art exhibit by area artists in Medford (“The Mabray ‘Doc’ Kountze Art Festival”).
1998-2000 Volunteer drawing instructor, Brighton Treatment Center, City of Boston, Department of Youth Services.
1990 Medford Cultural Council grant to teach puppet-making, coordinate a puppet theater project, and construct a puppet stage at the Dame (elementary) School, Medford.
1989 Medford Cultural Council grant to teach a drawing course to 5th and 6th grade students, Dame School.
1984-93 Volunteer teacher, art classes: Dame School and Hervey School, Medford; Agassiz Preschool, Cambridge; King Open School, Cambridge; and Lincoln Park School, Somerville.
1983-86 Mural painter, Somerville YMCA (several separate projects).
1982 Paper-making workshop, Camp Homespun, arts and crafts camp for the elderly, located in the Berkshires.
1979 Symposium, public lecture, and slide presentation, on “Public Art and the Private Artist,” University of Connecticut, Storrs (with Maxine Novek).
1976 Art teacher, Full Circle Alternative High School, Somerville, MA.


2006-date Consulting artist, Jim Jackson & Company, Cambridge, MA. Models.
2000-date Private students.
1979-99 Production manager and artist for Jim Jackson and Company, Cambridge, MA. Models and exhibition design.
1985 Education exhibits (dioramas) for the Franklin Park Children’s Zoo, Boston, MA. Production artist, Jim Jackson and Company.
1984-86 Drawing and arts & crafts teacher, children’s classes, Medford Public Library.
1984-86 Drawing and watercolor instructor, Community Education Department, Medford, MA.
1984-85 Teacher/supervisor, Summer Youth Employment Project. Two mural projects for Community Education Department, Medford Public Schools, involving high school students. Funded by the Arts Lottery, Medford Arts Council, and Employment Resources, Inc.
1977-78 Illustrator, designer and production artist for Project Outside/Inside, Somerville (MA) School Department. Textbooks and teaching materials.
1976-77 Environmental artist, City of Somerville. Murals at four locations (schools and elderly housing units). CETA Project.
1976 Teacher, counselor, supervisor for Summer Youth Employment Project. Mural project involving ten high-school students, Somerville, MA.
1975 Somerfest – children’s community mural project, Cummings School, Somerville, MA.
1974-77 Art teacher, Brockton Art Center, Fuller Memorial. Art classes for ages 5-10.
1974 Instructor, University of Connecticut, Storrs. Drawing.
1972-73 Private art classes (watercolor) for adults, Provincetown and Somerville, MA.
1969-71 Art teacher, Brooklyn, New York Catholic diocese. Three elementary parochial schools, grades 1-8.