About the Artist

Anne Ierardi

Anne Ierardi is a writer, painter, and minister. Her passion is trusting the Life that could be, and bringing all her gifts and those of others to that living. Making connections, finding beauty, and choosing what is good takes roots and reach. Coming Alive, her recently completed memoir, from Catholic Italian-American Boston to ordained minister and same sex marriage on Cape Cod is filled with the portraits of people, places, and ideas that enliven and invite. Anne is director of Healthsigns Spiritual Life Center in Yarmouth Port, offering spiritual guidance, contemplative worship, and creative gatherings.

I delight in using color, form, and rhythm to bring energy and resolve tension as I render the landscapes of Cape Cod, create abstracts of the inner landscape, and form figures within a landscape. I see my work as a “landscape of the imagination” beckoning viewers to enter their own inner spaces.

Selected Solo Exhibitions

“Landscapes of the Imagination” Cahoon Museum, Cotuit, MA
“Ladies of Jazz” Zion Union Heritage Museum, Hyannis, MA
“Walking with Grief” Mathewson Chapel, Providence, Andover-Newton Theological School
“End of the Season,” Two Marlborough Street Gallery, Newport, RI

Juried/Invitational Exhibitions

Multi-Media presentation “Authenticity in the Lives of Jazz Women,” Barcelona, Spain
Provincetown Art Association, Juried Members
“Ladies of Jazz” Invitational, Cultural Center of Cape Cod,
Cultural Center of Cape Cod, Juried, “Jazz” Yarmouth, MA
Cape Museum of Fine Arts, Juried, Dennis, MA


Freelance music columnist, Barnstable Patriot 2013-2018
Illustrated Walking with Grief: A Healing Journey, published by Healthsigns Center.
Dialogue Magazine, edited special issue on Women in chaplaincy and counseling.

Awards and Special Training

A Citation from the Massachusetts State Senate,
“Spiritual Leadership to the Cape Cod Community”
Book of Lives & Legacies, Women’s Hall of Fame, Seneca Falls
Soul of Leadership, Monasteries of the Heart
Massachusetts Cultural Council, Professional Development Award


Cape Cod Writer’s Center, International Women Writers Guild
Cape Museum of Art, Cultural Center of Cape Cod
New England Women in Ministry Association
Spiritual Director’s International


Fine Arts Work Center, Castle Hill Center for the Arts, Truro/Provincetown, MA
The Episcopal Divinity School, M.Div., 1985
Boston University, Doctorate of Ministry in Counseling, 1990
Florence, Italy, University of N. Colorado Graduate Studies
Emmanuel College, Boston, MA, B.A. in Art, 1974