* Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the gallery has been closed and meetings have been suspended until further notice.

Plein Air Activities will continue

We are sorry for the inconvenience.  Please check back soon!

Where Water Meets Land Online Exhibition

Thank you to the following sponsors who have generously supported our exhibitions:

Prudence Island Quilters, Saccucci Honda and BankNewport


Our next exhibit will be the All Photography Juried Show which will be online. Our Imagine Fabric Show is postponed. We are hoping to reopen the gallery in the near future and present this show.

All Photography Juried Online Show

Online intake: June 13-17

Online Viewing : June 20

More information to follow in the next few weeks.

Flora and Fauna People’s Choice Award Winner

Jane Bailey


Meet the Artist

I grew up in Andover MA. My favorite thing to do as a child was to draw and paint I attended RISD in the 60s where I met my husband and we moved to NJ. We had two daughters, Kelly and Michele.

I spent most of my working life as a graphic designer working for newspapers. I first worked in NJ then when we moved to Newport in 1997, I got a job at the Newport Daily News where I worked until I retired in 2018. In 2013 I opened The Bailey Art Gallery on Spring Street in Newport.

I have been painting all my life. My favorite medium is watercolor but I also enjoy acrylics and oils. I always have a sketchbook that I am working on. My “Poppies” is one of my larger watercolors. I started painting larger works a few years ago and really love it especially when painting with watercolor.