My Dear She-Bearians,



As many of you know, this February I am closing up shop at 650 Congress Street so I can devote more time to my new baby boy. My deepest gratitude to all of you who have stopped in over the past three years to enjoy the artwork at She-Bear Gallery. THANK YOU!



She-Bear products (cards, calendars, Tshirts) and Holly Meade prints are still available. Check back for updates as I transition these products to the web.



Jenny at She-Bear


 Holly Meade Holly Meade’s interest in woodblock printing developed following a workshop with Printmaker Hester Stinnett at the Haystack Mountain School on Deer Isle in 2002. After moving to Sedgwick, Maine, Holly opened a seasonal art gallery in her home where she displayed her woodblock prints. As her own gallery thrived, her work was additionally exhibited in museums and galleries throughout New England and beyond. The Portland Museum of Art acquired several of her pieces for its permanent collection. Holly made her living Illustrating children’s books, and, after illustrating her first book in 1992, approximately 30 more books followed. A number of these books have received recognition through awards, the two most notable being a Caldecott Honor for HUSH! A Thai Lullaby, written by Minfong Ho, and the Charlotte Zolotow Award for Creative Writing for John Willy and Freddy McGee. Education - Following completion of a BFA in Painting from the Rhode Island School of Design, Holly enrolled in various workshops to engage with other people, ideas, and mediums. These included drawing, painting, printmaking, basket making, and fabric design. Holly Meade passed away on June 28, 2013. The collection of work she left behind embodies her legacy in all its exquisite curiosity, introspection, spirituality, narrative, and beauty. Art…its true effort is to open to us dimensions of the spirit and of the self that normally lie smothered under the weight of living. • J. Winterson
Holly Meade 1956–2013