Curriculum Vitae

Bernice Massé Rosenthal

Solo and 2-person Exhibitions

2023: Burnett Gallery, Jones Library, Amherst, MA.  Solo posthumous show. 45 works: Assemblages, collage, paintings.

2021: TD Bank, Amherst, MA. Solo. Assemblages. 

2020: Burnett Gallery, Jones Library, Amherst, MA. A virtual 2-person show. Assemblages.

2019: Hampden Gallery, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA. Solo. Assemblages.

2018: APE Gallery, Northampton, MA. 2-person. “Lost and Found”, Assemblages.

2017: Carey Gallery at Skidompha Library, Damariscotta, ME. Solo. Assemblages.

2016: Pemaquid Watershed Association, Damariscotta, ME. Solo. Assemblages and collage.

2015: The First Bank, Damariscotta, ME. Solo. Assemblages.

2012: Newcastle Square Realty, Damariscotta, ME. Solo. Collage and Assemblages.

2006: Burnett Gallery, Jones Library, Amherst, MA. “Act II, Scene I”, a 2-person show. Assemblages and collage.

Juried Exhibitions

2021: Valley Artist Expo organized by Valley Bike & Commonwealth Murals. Electronic poster of artist and art piece on bike station kiosks on UMass Amherst campus and Springfield.

2020: Gateway City Arts, Holyoke, MA. The Third Annual Small Works Exhibit, a virtual show with video opening statements. Tapa assemblage.

2010-2016: River Arts Gallery, Damariscotta, ME. Juried show. Assemblages.

2011, 2012: Boothbay [ME] Region Art Foundation, “ArtinMe” statewide juried art exhibition. Assemblages.

2011-2012: Messler Gallery at the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, Rockport. ME. “Maine Wood 2012”, a juried exhibition. Assemblage from Chair Series.

Other Exhibitions

2021: Windows into Art. Mexalito Restaurant, Amherst, MA. Rotating free standing assemblages. 

2021: Art on the Common, Amherst, MA. 1-day outdoor exhibition.  Assemblages. 

2021: Sawmill River Arts Gallery at the Book Mill. Montague, MA.  Small works exhibit. Assemblages.  

2015, 2010-2013, 2008: Stable Gallery, Damariscotta, ME. Featured artist group and regular exhibitor. Assemblages and collage.

2015: The Pemaquid Group of Artists, Pemaquid Point, ME. Assemblages and collage.

2015: Markings Gallery, Bath, ME. Assemblages.

2013-2014: Gifts at 136, Damariscotta, ME. Small assemblages.

2011: Bayview Gallery, Brunswick, ME. Group show “Her Mark, 2011”, 9 assemblages.

2010: Maine Art Gallery, Wiscasset, ME. Assemblage.

2009: Chicopee (MA) Public Library. Assemblage.

2008, 2007: Nacul Center, Amherst, MA. Assemblages and collage.

2007: Chicopee (MA) Public Library. Collage; awarded best in category.

2007: Goodlander Gallery, Easthampton, MA. Assemblages; awarded best in category.

2006: School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA; Participating artist, December sale. Assemblage, collage.

2006: Northampton [MA] Center for the Arts; “Keeping the Flame”. Sculptural assemblages.

2005: Barnes Gallery, Leverett [MA] Arts and Crafts. Sculpture.

2005: Fiber Arts Center, Amherst, MA. Collage.

1979: Mystic [CT] Art Festival. Sculpture.

1977: Slater Museum, Norwich, CT. Sculpture.

1974: Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, MA. Sculpture.

1973: Cyclorama, Boston, MA. Painting.

1972: Cyclorama, Boston, MA. Sculpture installation as part of fifth-year traveling scholars exhibition.

1968-1972: Student exhibitions at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; City Hall, Boston; and School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA.

Drawings, paintings, sculpture and assemblages in several private collections.


1967-1971: School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Majors in sculpture and drawing; minors in painting and graphics.

1971-1972: School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Fifth-year graduate study: Awarded the Rebecca R. Joselin and Clarissa Bartlett Traveling Fellowships, taken as travel in Greece.

1978, 1981: Work-study apprenticeship at the Lyman Allyn Museum Conservation Laboratory, New London

1982, 1984: Apprenticeship workshops in Paper Conservation.

Occupation and experiences related to art

1980-2007: Paper Conservator in private practice specializing in flat printed paper, with particular expertise in cartographic material.

2005: Assisted David Fichter in painting the “West Cemetery Mural Project” in downtown Amherst, MA.

2004: Mural painting on columns in Amherst’s downtown parking garage.

Mid-90’s: Scene painter for Amherst LSSE (Leisure Service) and Amherst Regional High School Musical productions.

1984-1985: Scene painter, American Musical Theater, New London, CT.

1976-1980: Reconstruction and renovation of eighteenth-century family residence, North Stonington, CT.

Art Instructor

1978-1979: Children’s Programs, at home.

1968-1973: Adult Education Program, Brookline, MA.

1971: East End House, Cambridge, MA.

1971: School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA; Assistant in sculpture department.

Community activities

2013-2017 Docent at the Pemaquid Point Lighthouse, Pemaquid Point, ME.

2011: Mid-coast Steward’s Program. Damariscotta River Association, Damariscotta, ME

2007-2008; 2009-2010: Volunteer Friend at the Carpenter’s Boatshop, Pemaquid, ME. Shaker style chair construction.

2006-2009: Member, Burnett Gallery Committee, Amherst, MA.

2000-2004: Member, Amherst Public Art Commission.

1998-2007: Member, Amherst Representative Town Meeting.

Professional memberships

1980-1996: American Institute of Conservators; Associate Member.