One/ Two Person Exhibitions
2015 Intuitive Navigation, Tenacre Country Day School, Wellesley, MA
2014 Intuitive Navigation, Fountain Street Fine Art (FSFA), Framingham, MA
2012 The Balance Between, James Wilson Rayen & C. Clinton, FSFA, Framingham, MA
2010 Water/Garden Paintings, Liberty Hotel, 215 Charles St., Boston, MA
2009 Blooming: Inspiration From the Backyard II, Sapient 131 Dartmouth St., Boston, MA
2006 Blooming: Inspiration From the Backyard, Milton Gallery, Tower Hill, Boylston,MA
2002 New England Currents, Swartz Gallery, Danforth Museum, Framingham, MA
1999 Water Works, Emerson Umbrella, Concord, MA
Select Group Exhibitions
2017 Thinking About Water, Overlook Gallery, Metropolitan Waterworks Museum, Boston, MA
Yellow Too, Fountain Street, Boston, MA
2016 20 Odd Years: Michelle Albert, C.Clinton, Nicole Maynard-Sahar, FSFA, Framingham
2014 Abstract Visions: The Colors & Forms
Behind the Everyday, Louisa Gould Gallery,
Martha’s Vineyard, MA
Multiplicity, Curated by Denise Driscoll and Carrie Childs Antonini FSFA, Framingham, MA
2013 Second Anniversary Cotton, Juried by Joanne Mattera, FSFA, Framingham, MA
Natural Selection, FSFA, Framingham MA
Small Works, Curated by Catherine Carter and Robert Collins, Danforth Art Museum/School,
2012 A Community of Artist, Juried by Katherine French, Director, Danforth Museum of Art
First Anniversary Paper, Juried by James Welu. Director Emrts., Worcester Art Museum, FSFA, Framingham, MA
12 x 12, Group Show, FSFA, Framingham MA
2011 Unscripted, Juried by Katherine French, FSFA, Framingham, MA
Present Company, Members Exhibition, FSFA, Framingham, MA
Industrial Strength, Juried by Howard Yezerski, FSFA, Framingham MA
2010 Group Show, California Muse Gallery, South Natick, MA
Art Sake Exhibit, Craigville Ma
2008 “Got-Art?” Group Show, Zullo Gallery, Medfield MA
2007 RED, Juried by Jane Farver, Director, MIT List Visual Arts Center,Cambridge Art Association,
2006 A Community of Artists, Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham, MA
Small Works, National Exhibition, Juried by Katherine French, Attleboro Arts Museum, MA
2005 6th Annual Roddy Competition, Juried by Katherine French,Concord Art Association,
2004 Group Show, Roxbury Community College, Media Arts Building, Roxbury, MA
Faculty Exhibit, Danforth Museum, Framingham, MA
2003 Natural Forces, Three Artist Experience the Landscap”, Artspace Maynard,, MA
2000 More or Less About Nature, Artana Gallery, Framingham, MA
Federal Reserve Bank Exhibition, Boston, MA
Shifting Ground, Randolph Associates Fine Art, Belmont, MA
1999 Equinox, Randolph Associates Fine Art, Belmont, MA
Venice 1999, Fifth Annual Juried Exhibition, Casa Italiana Zerili-Marimo, New York, NY
1998 MFA2, Fine Art & Design Thesis Exhibitio”, UMD, Dartmouth, MA
1996 Group Show, Gallery 244, New Bedford, MA
Under Twenty-Five Sho”, Fort Point Community Gallery, Boston, MA
1995 Works in Progress Exhibition, I.U.A.V., Venice, Italy
1993 Group Exhibition Hellenic College, Brookline, MA
Painters’ Paintings, Group Show, Boston, MA
O’Gara, J.D. Artist Spotlight: Cheryl Clinton. Local Town Pages, pg 13. April 1, 2015
Cutler, Meredith. Review of, The Balance Between:James Wilson Rayen and Cheryl Clinton. Fountain Street Fine Art, Framingham MA. Artscope Magazine, 28 (Fall 2012).
“‘Strolling’ through Framingham’s Fountain St. Studios,” Metrowest Daily News, Nov. 15, 2009
“Clinton brings ‘Blooming’ to Dover Library, Dover/Sherborn Hometown Weekly, pg 9, Jan.15, 2009
Art Review, Cate McQuaid, Boston Globe, Pg.C6, November 18, 2001
“Brush Strokes in the ‘Current,’ ” Metrowest Daily News, October 28, 2001
“Clinton Exhibiting Paintings,” Metrowest Daily News, October 15, 2000
“Clinton’s Colorful Career,” Middlesex News, March 15, 1998
Meditech Corporation, Framingham, MA
New England Bio Labs, Frankfurt, Germany
Numerous Private Collections throughout the US and abroad.
1998 University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, (UMD), Master of Fine Arts, N. Dartmouth, MA
1995 New York University, Summer Study Painting Program, Venice, Italy
1994 Framingham State College, Continuing Education, Museum Studies, Framingham, MA
1993 Massachusetts College of Art, (MCA), Bachelor of Fine Arts, Painting, Boston, MA
1991 Summer Study Travel Program, Greek Landscape Painting, Skopelos, Greece
Related Professional Experience
Advisor, Fountain Street Gallery, Boston, MA
Responsible for: Artist mentoring and new member recruitment, exhibition scheduling, consulting on long term planning and gallery evolution and growth.
Juror, 30 Under 30, Arsenal Center for the Arts, Watertown, MA
2010 – 2017
Co Founder-Director & Curator, Fountain Street Fine Art Gallery, Framingham, MA
Responsible for: development and implementation of business plan, marketing, publicity, budget, accounting, artist recruitment & retention, all aspects of exhibition development, installation & sales.
Juror, Hopkinton Cultural Arts Alliance, Members Exhibition
Private mentor and workshop leader for beginning through advanced artists and creatives in drawing, painting and mixed media. Hands on workshops done in conjunction with informational lectures about painting and the creative process.
Artist Mentor, Art All State, Worcester Art Museum
Art intensive weekend retreat for high school students. Artist mentors worked with groups of 20+ students to create an installation piece inspired by artwork with in the museum collection.
Founder & Public Relations Coordinator, Fountain Street Studios, Framingham, MA
Responsible for bringing together over 40 artists and organizing all aspects of publicity for Annual Open Studio Event. Including: fund-raising, advertising, writing press releases, organizing and sending media packets, and developing media contact information.
Public Relations Coordinator, Saxonville Studios, Framingham, MA
Art Instructor, Danforth Museum, Framingham, MA,
Instructor for both adult and children’s art classes.
2015 Tenacre Country Day School, Wellesley MA, & Miller Elementary School, Holliston, MA
2001 Brophy School, Fuller Middle School, & Framingham High School, Framingham, MA
2000 Barbieri, Hemenway, Potter Road, Stapleton, & Woodrow Wilson Schools, Framingham, MA
1999 Brophy Elementary School, and Hemenway Elementary School, Framingham, MA
“Any one of her works is a wonder to look at: Its sleek surface, built up with many layers of glaze, recalls beautifully veined and faceted marble.”
– Cate McQuaid, The Boston Globe
Cheryl Clinton’s paintings capture the moods, colors, and patterns of the landscape. She became passionate about art growing up in Framingham, Massachusetts.
After earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Massachusetts College of Art, she traveled to Europe, where the waterways of Venice and the surf of Skopelos Island inspired her sense of the natural world. She then went on to complete her Master of Fine Arts in Visual Design from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. Her family’s move in 2002 to Boylston, Massachusetts, renewed her childhood memories of the unspoiled beauty of rural New England. A recent move to Holliston,MA, keeps the artist surrounded by a lush landscape with a much shorter commute to the studio.
Cheryl has shown her images of water and plant life in solo exhibits at the Danforth Museum of Art in Framingham and the Tower Hill Botanical Garden in Boylston, Massachusetts. Recent exhibits also include a two-person show entitled “The Balance Between: James Wilson Rayen and Cheryl Clinton” and a solo show “Intuitive Navigation” both at Fountain Street Fine Art in Framingham. Her paintings are included in the corporate collection of Meditech and in numerous private collections throughout the United States and abroad.
The artist has also been active as a promoter of the arts in the Metrowest Boston area, in particular as the creator of Fountain Street Studios in Framingham, now the largest collective of working artist West of Boston. She also taught painting and drawing for 12 years at the Danforth Museum School. In 2010, Cheryl partnered with photographer Marie Craig, to open Fountain Street Fine Art . FSFA is an artist run fine art gallery house on the ground floor of Bancroft Building, 59 Fountain Street in Framingham.