The News From Rocky Neck Courtesy Judy Robinson Cox

On the Neck

Thursday, August 19 : 6:30-9pm
Karin Rosenthal Exhibit at the Residency Studio

Funny Feet by Karin Rosenthal
Funny Feet, photograph by Karin Rosenthal

The Rocky Neck Art Colonyis fortunate to have award winning photographer and former Artist/Teacher in Residence, Karin Rosental, showing her work at the Residency Studio (51A Rocky Neck Ave.) tonight from 6:30 to 9pm. Don’t miss this opportunity to see one of the country’s most innovative and esteemed photographers.

Karin’s work has been exhibited in galleries and museums worldwide, and is in numerous collections including the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, the Brooklyn Museum, Harvard University’s Fogg Museum, The International Center of Photography, Polaroid’s National and International Collections, and the Allan Chasanoff Collection.

August 19 – Sept 1 : Garden Views, paintings by Sue Daly & Lynn Loscutoff
Win's Orchids by Sue Daly; Bobbie's Garden by Lynn Loscutoff

Win’s Orchids by Sue Daly

Bobbie’s Garden by Lynn Loscutoff

Ann Fisk Room, Rocky Neck Gallery, 53 Rocky Neck Ave.

Thurs, Sept. 2 : Nights on the Neck

Entertainment To Be Announced next week

SEPT 3-6: Four Friends Art Exhibit at Kismet Wharf

Four Artists
Clockwise from top left: Marie Sweeney, Barbara McLaughlin, Joan Frank, Barbara Dugan

Barbara Dugan, Joan Frank, Barbara McLaughlin and Marie Sweeney will exhibit their paintings from September 3 to 6 at Kismet Wharf, 51A Rocky Neck Ave.

Reception: Friday, Sept 3, 5:30-8pm

Sidestreet Gallery : Graceann Warn & The Art Of Encaustic
Grace Ann Warn

NOW THROUGH THIS FALL At Side Street Gallery, 17 Rocky Neck Ave.

Side Street is the home of Hughes Bosca’s unusual fine 18K BOLD Gold jewelry. As a gallery we focus on finding and representing exceptional contemporary artists and ethnic objects. In addition to paintings we have selected fine artifacts from around the world. Through our eclectic displays we offer a vision of how to bring unusual art/objects into your every day life. Side Street is an experience. Join us in the adventure of collecting.
For more information: 978-283-3791

Weiler Photo Gallery : A Paris Portfolio

Paris Portfolio
The Weiler Photo Gallery Exhibiting “A Paris Portfolio” through August.

Please visit us on weekends or by appointment or check out “A Paris Portfolio” on our website.

77 Rocky Neck Ave, "Madfish Alley", Gloucester   978-281-6443


FRI, August 20, 5-8pm Reception for
Judythe Meagher, Solo Show at NSAA, AUG 16-31

Judythe Meagher

The North Shore Arts Association will present two new Featured Artist Exhibitions; Judythe Evans Meagher’s Show “Gloucester Up Close and Personal” will be on display from August 15 to Sept 1 in the Gordon Grant Room. A Champagne Reception will be held Friday, August 20 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm.

Sunday, August 22, Giant Yard Sale at Inn Magnolia

This Sunday afternoon, 8/22, from 12-3 pm, the Inn Magnolia will be glomming on to the shining star of the Magnolia Historical Society’s ANTIQUES ROADSHOW/SIDEWALK BAZAAR/GIANT YARD SALE SCREAMING EXTRAVAGANZA!! Okay I added the screaming extravaganza part. But, anyway, we will be having a lawn party with tasty sangria and snacks. Please join us. Wear a silly hat or some big floppy white shoes. Or come incognito as a regular person.    — Amanda Nash

Jan Walker, Rich Seeley, and Tom & Judy Robinson-Cox
in Newburyport Art Association Photo Interest Group Show, August 26 – Sept. 6

Newburyport Art Association

Joyce Frederick Exhibit at Gloucester Stage

Painter, Joyce Frederick, currently has three paintings on exhibit in the foyer of the Gloucester Stage Company on East Main Street.

Kate Somers at Addison Gilbert Hospital

Kate Somers is exhibiting her paintings at the Addison Gilbert Hospital for the month of August.

Opportunities / Classes

Karin Rosenthal Photography Critiques

Award winning photographer and former Artist/Teacher in Residence, Karin Rosenthal, will be available for private photography critiques at the Residency Studio this week. The cost is $40 for 1/2 hour or $75 for one hour. If you would like to schedule a critique, please call Karin at 617-850-2782.

Pottery Classes


The Best of Rocky Neck

Rocky Neck Art Colony Member’s Exbition, October 2 to 16

The Rocky Neck Art Colony invites all art colony artist members to submit your best work to this exhibition, dedicated to celebrating and championing creative talent on Rocky Neck and in the Rocky Neck Art Colony.

Submission Info:
  • All Rocky Neck Art Colony artist members are invited to submit one piece up to 40” wide or two smaller pieces not to exceed 40” in width of their Best Work.
  • Media accepted: painting, mixed media/assemblage, sculpture (including ceramic sculpture and metalwork), printmaking, drawing, photography. The artist should provide a sculpture stand for large sculpture. The gallery cannot accommodate installations or video (unless all self-running equipment is provided by the artist).
  • Work must have been completed within the last three years.
  • Accepted work must remain with the exhibit until the exhibit closes.
  • All two-dimensional work must be wired for hanging. No sawtooth hangers or clipframes.
  • Everyone submitting work will be asked to gallery sit for two hours during the show
  • Download application form ( and mail or drop it off at the Rocky Neck Gallery, 53 Rocky Neck Ave., Gloucester MA 01930 by September 15.
  • There is no entry fee. Work may be for sale but it is not required.
  • The Art Colony will take 30% commission on any work that is sold.
  • The hanging committee will make every attempt to hang all work submitted but may have to return some pieces due to lack of space or improper framing.
  • Drop off work on Thursday, Sept. 30, 6 to 8pm or Friday, October 1, 10am to noon.
  • Pick-Up of Unsold Work: Sunday, October 17, 10am to noon.
  • Reception: Saturday, October 2, 5 to 8pm. Donations of food or beverages will be appreciated but are not required.

For more information contact Marie Sweeney, ( or Judy Robinson-Cox (

Ocean Alliance News Announcement from Iain Kerr

I am pleased to report that the RV Odyssey is in the Gulf of Mexico. She left Portland Maine on July 17th and while she had a rocky trip down the East coast, it was a very productive trip. The University of Southern Maine science team (lead by Dr. John Wise) have proved the viability of our aft cabin laboratory by developing TWO cell lines while at sea, Humpback whale and Fin whale. To the best of our knowledge no one has developed cell lines from these whales before and certainly not in a vessel at sea – this is GREAT news.

The Odyssey will be in the Gulf through October 2010, we will then lay her up over the winter and go back to the Gulf in May through August 2011. We plan to spend a minimum of 3 seasons in the Gulf to see how the oil and dispersants are moving though the food chains and the direct and indirect consequences of oil and dispersants on the whales in the region.

Thanks to the generosity of the Campbell Foundation (equipment) and the Ocean Foundation (airtime) the RV Odyssey now has a V Sat communications system on board. The V Sat means that the Odyssey is connected to the world 24 hours a day for a flat rate.

So as to be able to respond to this new connectivity – last week we launched a new website (thanks to the incredible efforts of Ilana and Shirish). Same address as before but it is now being updated daily. Please check out the news reports, blogs and stories from the Ocean Alliance and the Odyssey in the Gulf. Also please do check out our two Facebook pages ‘Ocean Alliance’ and ‘A Race To Save our Oceans’ .   –Iain Kerr

Looking for artist whose painting blew into the harbor

I was taking a walk on Friday at the Railways and a woman came by…a painter. She had been on the pier and the wind swept her painting into the water!!!! She’s about 40 years old I guess and as I remember sandy colored hair. She was pulling a wagon with all her painting materials in it. About 20 minutes after she left a man came up and his name is Elisio Braz 18 Honeysuckle Road 978-281-3883. He had fished out the painting.I am hopring that someone in the art colony might know this woman and could pass on this message. Thanks!   –Ruth Mordecai


Larry Dahlmer

Larry Dahlmer was awarded the "People’s Choice" award at the Beaux Arts Ball for his
reproduction of a painting of Gloucester Schooners.

Kate Somers

Kate Somers was honored recently with two prestigious awards. She received an award for Most Creative for her Horribles Parade floats and she received the People’s Choice award in watercolor at the Magnolia Art Festival.


September 2
Nights on the Neck (Last one of the season)

September 9
Hannah Bureau: Goetemann Resident Gallery Talk, Rocky Neck Gallery

October 2
Reception, RNAC Members Juried Show

October 6
Hannah Bureau: Goetemann Resident Studio Talk, Residency Studio

Rocky Neck Art Colony, PO Box 60, Gloucester, MA 01931

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One thought on “The News From Rocky Neck Courtesy Judy Robinson Cox

  1. please give us info on how we can be part of the rocky neck artists group and how we can get a rocky neck art colony bumper sticker..thanks..roland ricard 220 high st apt 2 ipswich ma 01938


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