December 2003

Gallery 55 opened in 2003 after renovations of an old cobbler's shop were complete. The first show was in December 2003.

The goal of GALLERY 55 is to support artists through solo exhibitions to both advance their careers while building a community of collectors and friends who support their vision.


August 2010

We expanded into the next door retail space in August 2010 and now Gallery 55 now has Salon I (older space) and Salon II for expanded shows.


October 2011

We renovated the new retail space in August 2010 and opened up to accommodate larger shows.
See the time lapse video!






55 South Main Street, Natick MA 01760
motternphoto@aol.com​
 508-740-0260 or 415-235-5677

John Mottern, owner of Gallery 55 is an award-winning international photographer covering major stories, sporting events and advertising projects for editorial and commercial clients. 

His 25-year career as a photojournalist started at The Boston Globe in the late 80's and continued as a contract photographer for Agence France-Presse until 2007. His photographs have been published in virtually all major newspapers and many magazines across the globe. He has covered every presidential election since George Bush Sr. often working in the exclusive White House Press Corps' tight pool. 

He was honored by Pictures of the Year with a first place prize for portrait photography from a series about children injured by war in El Salvador. As a freelancer, he is currently writing a series of stories with photographs about America's growing homeless population and is working as a commercial photographer.  



Gallery 55 
open by appointment only
(508) 740-0260