American Art Collector profiles one of our wonderful collectors.
“You must visit Addison Art for the most exciting, cutting-edge work. A required stop on the way to Provincetown.”—Anne Higginbottom, Docent, Cape Cod Museum of Art
“Much to our delight, we discovered Addison Art Gallery in Orleans many years ago. The variety of artists that are represented at the gallery continue to keep us coming back for more! Helen has a talent for selecting talented new artists to mix with those who have become established names in the Cape art community. We especially look forward each year to the new season of art openings held at the gallery that allow us to get to know the artists on a personal level.”—Henry and Stacia Talberth
“Helen’s gallery always looks fresh. When you enter, there’s always an “oh wow”, I love it! ” surprise. She highlights each artist in the best possible light. From sculptures, to traditional, to edgier work, there’s something for everyone at the gallery. The art is always beautifully displayed and her artists’ events are part of the social fabric of Orleans.”—Trish O’Connor
“Every show at Addison is outstanding, as are all their artists.”—Lois Zorawick
“I have never left the gallery without a wish list of future purchases. Sometimes I leave with a “must have” painting under my arm. I look forward to every opening.”—Ginny Iannini
“Whether the subject matter is a Cape Cod landscape or a simple still life, AddisonArtGallery always presents a vital and vibrant group of work. Just as inviting are the openings, where artists and art lovers mingle in each room of the charming gallery. Each painting we have purchased is a treasure, not only because of its beauty, but because it reminds us of this wonderful group of artists that have become our friends.”—Amy Ford
“Helen Addison combines an exceptional eye for spotting emerging talent with a gift for making her artists and collectors feel part of a special community”—William Clyde King
“For years, I have had a close association with the Addison Gallery in Orleans…. From the first day I walked into their gallery, I was impressed by the diverse range of artists and that the paintings on display change often, making the gallery an exciting place to visit since there always is something fresh and new going on there. Addison Gallery works hard to introduce the unconventional along with the classic, more traditional paintings, but I must say that even the traditional paintings seem to have an edge that makes them unique.
Addison Gallery, which is not a large gallery, manages to represent many talented Cape artists, such as the bold and gutsy Kim Kettler, whose eye popping color and sensual oysters make one swoon.
The space at the Addison Gallery is warm and inviting where the visitor (whether serious collector or curious browser) is always made to feel welcome…. a gentle, unobtrusive way of letting one observe, roam and reflect on the art that they have carefully and purposefully selected for their gallery. When one is at Addison’s, one never needs to rush or feel pressured to buy. The place is very “user friendly” … only too happy to educate, accommodate and illuminate any and all of the work that is housed on the three levels of their charming studio.
As a collector of art, I always have loved the hunt. To walk through a gallery, viewing all the works on exhibit, then having that rare experience of finding a painting that moves me, by “speaking to my soul” is such a thrill. Since discovering the Addison Gallery two years ago, I’ve had the good fortune to find many special paintings that indeed speak to my soul. These works have since enriched my life not only by giving some lively punch or a bit of serenity to my rooms, but most especially by allowing me to view my world from another far more interesting perspective.”—Cynthia Mohr
“This is the best gallery!”—Hilary Fitzgerald