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In memoriam: remembering Royston Nash, Sue Carstensen, Nancy Ellen Craig, and Sally Nerber

Sally Nerber, Cape Cod Art Annual 2016

Sally Nerber

Co-founder of the Cherry Stone Gallery in Wellfleet, Sally Nerber passed away on December 15, 2014, at the age of 98. Born Sarah Jane Valentine, Nerber founded Cherry Stone—now in its 45th year—with the late Lizzie Upham, a fellow retired schoolteacher and Nerber’s life partner. The gallery, which is located in a modest space next to Nerber’s home on East Commercial Street, showcases the work of local and internationally known modernists in its salon-like setting.

“Knowing Sally up close and personal for 14 years was a rare gift in my life,” says Brenda Correia, director of the Cherry Stone Gallery. “She was an intelligent, accessible, likable person with a keen eye for talent and a heart the size of Alaska.”

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