Sculpture in a Grand Setting

“Chef” by Deborah Dendler.

Deborah Dendler, sculptor and resident of Fish Creek, will exhibit her work in the Governor John Langdon mansion in Portsmouth, New Hampshire from June 5 to Sept. 8. Dendler’s bronze sculpture “Chef” has been selected for exhibition presented by the New England Sculptors Association.

The Langdon House, built in 1784, is an exceptional Georgian mansion which George Washington “esteemed the first” among houses in Portsmouth. Its reception rooms are of a grand scale suited to ceremonial occasions and are ornamented by elaborate wood carving in the Rococo style.

“The Langdon House is definitely the most beautiful place, architecturally speaking, my sculpture has ever been exhibited,” says Dendler. “It’s a little intimidating. I’m more accustomed to showing my work in old barns than historic mansions.”

Dendler’s work has been included in solo, group and invitational exhibitions and collections throughout the United States as well as in the United Kingdom, Canada, France, Germany, Japan, Singapore and Australia. For more information about Dendler and her work, visit