Gloucester MA HarborWalk – Under Design Community Meeting of March 1, 2011


HarborWalk – Under Design
Community Meeting of March 1, 2011


Cambridge Seven Associates (C7A) presented an emerging design developed from the initial community workshops and their evaluation of the existing conditions along the walk.  Followup to meeting.
Got a Moment?
Along the new harborwalk, granite posts will have simple etched glass or pressed metal markers that tell a story of Gloucester.  If you know a story – a special piece of life in Gloucester – share that for the harborwalk! Contributions will be accepted until April 15th.
Cultural Art Installations

When the design is further along and possibly under construction, we will be seeking eight cultural art installations.  We will rely on the arts community to coordinate this effort.  Look for details coming soon!

Gloucester awarded $500,000 State Grant

The City received a $500,000 grant from the Massachusetts Seaport Advisory Council to fund creation of a pedestrian pathway, that will extend public access through the heart of the working harbor to the historic and cultural sites along Harbor Loop.

The HarborWalk
The HarborWalk will provide improved access to recreational and cultural opportunities such as the Fitz Henry Lane House, Maritime Heritage Center, harbor businesses and restaurants, and provide greater public access to the water’s edge. The HarborWalk will provide educational opportunities for residents and visitors to learn about the harbor’s history and Gloucester’s unique maritime heritage as well as to see and understand contemporary maritime activities. The HarborWalk will be designed to stregthen connections among the working harbor, downtown attractions and Main Street businesses. Strong design, consistent use of materials, interpretive features and public art will help create a distinctive urban landmark for the city and provide an inviting experience for visitors, residents and employees of surrounding businesses.

Click here to view the proposed route and HarborWalk Concept Plan

Harborwalk Map

“Art, Rocks!” today. and an apology

Sorry to anyone who was looking for a Rock yesterday. I posted i was going to leave one somewhere in Gloucester at 6pm on 03/19/2011. But I was unable to make it. Sorry Again.

But I did have a little break today and was able to do one after my Meditation session.

Follow me on twitter for it’s location:!/capeannpainter

Sorry, but no photos. I didn’t have my camera with me.

Carolyn Sanchez Announces Haute Affaire’s Bridal & Formal Wear Event

For more  info check out the Haute Affaire website

Carolyn also speaks about social media and says that without Facebook her business probably wouldn’t exist in the last part of her video.

The News From Rocky Neck Via Judy Robinson-Cox

Rocky Neck News

The Best of Rocky Neck, 2011 Members Exhibit

Rocky Neck Gallery, 53 Rocky Neck Ave, Gloucester, MA

Show Dates: May 20 – June 3, 2011

Submission Deadline: Received by May 7, 2011

For more information and to download application go to

Summer Artist Series : Call for Proposals

Deadline to Apply: April 18, 2011

The Rocky Neck Gallery is accepting proposals for two-week shows to be held this summer in the Rocky Neck Gallery from June 8 to October 12, 2011. The exhibit space is a 12′ x 6′ corner section of the gallery. Any artist, group of artists, or authorized representative of a deceased artist may apply in any medium. The Rocky Neck Gallery will provide publicity, signage, gallery sitting, help with hanging and receptions, and will handle sales. In return, the gallery will charge a fee to cover costs. For more information and to download an application, go to or call 978-283-3598.

Rocky Neck Gallery Looking for New Artists

Deadline to apply April 1, 2011

The Rocky Neck Gallery, located at 53 Rocky Neck Ave., is a co-operative gallery run by members of the Rocky Neck Art Colony. A limited amount of space is available for new artists in 2011 for the
19-week summer season (June 7 to October 15). All media including painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, mixed-media, collage, sculpture, pottery, jewelry and other fine craft will be considered. For more information and to download an application go to Deadline to apply: April 1, 2011.

Sarasota art gallery

Sigrid Olsen Sarasota NOW OPEN !

407 S. Pineapple Ave. Sarasota, FL
(941) 312-5826
Hours: Tue-Sat 10-5 pm
or by appointment.
extended hours on occasion
See the new winter home for our combined gallery and ISLA beach house boutique, featuring Sigrid’s original artwork, prints, cards and hand-painted ceramics artfully blended with fashion and accessories from other designers around the world.

Gloucester Stage Company Silent Auction

The Gloucester Stage Company is looking for visual artists that might want to donate a piece of artwork for a silent auction to take place during their 2011 Spring Benefit Gala in May. The benefit is a dinner/dance event to "kick off" the GSC’s 32nd Summer Play Season and will be held at Cruiseport Gloucester on Friday, May 20. It will be marketed on their 2011 Season Brochure, which will be mailed in early March to 5000+ constituents, as well as on posters, invitations and internet event listing sites.

Those artists who participate in the auction will receive recognition on the invitation, on the GSC website, and at the event. Recognition will also be given to the artists and the Rocky Neck Art Colony at the event.If you would like to donate artwork for this event, please contact John North, Development and Marketing Director Gloucester Stage Company (978) 281-4099,


Painting from the Heart – Cultivating Intuitive Vision
with Color, Imagery, Print & Collage: by Sigrid Olsen

June 13-17, 2011

This workshop will incorporate a number of techniques Sigrid has developed to allow free and spontaneous use of color and print in order to express one’s personal life vision. The goal is to open up to possibility and leave each participant inspired to leave all preconceptions behind and get on with the business of highly creative living. The mood will be equally upbeat and introspective, technically instructional while reaching deeper to unleash inner imagination and self-expression. We will use a three part media: painting, print and collage. There will be a focus on color mixing, color theory and self expression through color utilizing permanent brilliant watercolor inks on paper. In combination with the watercolor under-painting, there will be a print component, employing hand-carved rubber print blocks. The workshop culminates in a collage using all the elements practiced over the past few days. The notion of inspiration will be explored through guided meditation, audio-visual presentation and open discussion.

Montserrat College of Art
23 Essex St. Beverly MA 01915


Amazing Community Project

Ruth Mordecai is trying to organize an amazing community project that involves a French street artist named JR and the Ted project that is using art to turn the world Inside Out. To learn more watch the video

TED Prize Winner JR & INSIDE OUT from TED Prize on Vimeo. and contact Ruth ( if you want to get involved.

Topside Grill Exhibition Opportunity

Judith Monteferrante is helping Topside Grill in Gloucester to set up a B&W (or sepia toned) Gloucester Waterfront themed show for the bar upstairs (April to Jan). No commission for sales! Will try for an opening reception as well. Looking for options and images to review in March. Contact for more information.

Call for Proposals

LynnArts is now accepting proposals for group and solo shows for 2012. The Willow Community Gallery, suitable for two to four person or solo shows and installations is 12′ x 25′ with 12′ ceilings (5 openings) with a standard size door entry. Accepted artists are required to install their show, produce show cards and provide an opening reception, though no fee is charged for the space. LynnArts sends out press releases on all shows, but strongly encourages artists to send their own promotion materials as well. Artists are also strongly encouraged to offer a community component to their exhibition like a gallery talk or demonstration.

We accept proposals for all mediums and installations, though film/video artists must supply their own equipment. The deadline for proposals is May 1. For information on how to submit a proposal, please visit our website: For questions, please contact Susan Halter, 781-598-5244 or
25 Exchange Street, Lynn MA 01901


Art Supply Store Coming to Gloucester

Susan who owns toodeloos on Main Street in Gloucester is going to open an art store here. She has requested that artists send her lists of what materials (specific brand names etc) they use so she can begin to figure out what to order. Contact her at 978.281.2011 or TOODELOOSTOYS@YAHOO.COM.

2011 Membership Renewal Time

It’s time to renew your Rocky Neck Art Colony membership. Go to to download a membership application.

Deadline to email info for website, extended to March 23
Deadline to submit information for brochure, April

Email all materials to

SUN, March 27, Rocky Neck Gallery Meeting

4pm, 25 Lexington Ave., Random Arts Gallery, Magnolia

A meeting for current members of the Rocky Neck Gallery will be held on Sunday, March 27 at 4pm at the Random Arts Gallery, 25 Lexington Ave., Magnolia.

Galleries for Rent

Several galleries are for rent for the 2011 season. To get first choice of prime space contact

Niki Ahearn at 617-543-2977 OR email:

Studio for Rent

Cripple Cove Studios

97 East Main Street, Gloucester
Harbor view, great light, quiet, parking, incl. utilities
$300 monthly
Please call Anna 978 281 3436


Michael Seif

If you happen to be in Stanwood, Washington from March 12 to the 27th, please stop in to Gallery by the Bay to see the 10th annual unclad art show – Unclad 2011! Three of Michael’s photographs are in the show. You can follow this link to my photographs and to see all the artworks in the show:

Unclad 2011 Opening Day Celebration
Saturday, March 12th from 11 am to 8 pm!

Semi Circle by Michael Seif

Semi Circle, photograph by Michael Seif

Judith Monteferrante Wins Award

Judith Monteferrante received a Silver Award for her photograph, "Fluid Motion" the COLOR Single Image Contest and was published in COLOR Magazine Issue 13, May 2011 – available now.

Fluid Motion by Judith Monteferrante
Fluid Motion, photograph by Judith Monteferrante

Rokhaya Waring Featured in 100 Artists in New England

100 Artists of New England

Rokhaya Waring is featured in the book, 100 Artists of New England, by E. Ashley Rooney, now available online through Amazon, Barnes & Noble and other resellers.

One hundred artists have come together to share the distinctiveness of New England. Oil paintings, glass and metal sculptures, and works in wood offer a fresh look at this region’s long, rolling hills and famous autumn colors. Learn histories of the art colonies, including Rockport-Gloucester and Provincetown, Massachusetts; Monhegan Island and Ogunquit, Maine; Old Lyme and Cos Cob, Connecticut; and North Conway, Cornish Colony, and MacDowell Colony, New Hampshire. A great resource for artists, collectors, and art dealers, as well as art historians.

E. Ashley Rooney has extensive writing background on various topics, including landscaping and architecture. She lives in Lexington, Massachusetts and thoroughly enjoys using her talents to highlight the talents of others.

Rich Seeley Wins Honorable Mention

Richard Seeley’s image "Thor’s Hammer Sunrise" receives an Honorable Mention at the Mile High Wildlife Photo Club in Parker, Colorado (near Denver).

Thor's Hammer

Thor’s Hammer Sunrise – The clouds open-up to highlight Thor’s Hammer at sunrise in Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah.

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

Honky Tonk Women of Gloucester back on stage ~ Saturday ~ March 26, 2011

The Honky Tonk Women of Gloucester will revisit the “golden oldies” era singing the songs of the Shirelles, the Ronettes, the Crystals, the Everly Brothers, the Angels, the Cookies, Brenda Lee, Doris Day, Patsy Cline, Connie Francis, the McGuire Sisters,  Patti Page, the MaMa’s & The PaPa’s, the Fleetwoods and more.

Everyone takes at turn at singing the lead, the back-up and the harmony vocals.  Sheila Schrank is the fingerstyle guitarist and arranger for the group.  Elaine “Patsy Cline” Persons  also stylizes the late Roy Orbison’s works. Barbara Jansson  plays the harmonica on several songs and  Caroline Haines also sings with the popular acappella group, Leven.   Each vocalist crafts their song with harmony and movement to guide you through a  “sentimental journey” in remembering when…..

There is  plenty of seating and every seat is a “good one” with a clear, unobstructed view.  Doors open just before  7:00 pm.  Seating will be on a “first come” basis, however, reservations can be made by contacting 978-281-3451 (days) or 978-337-2568 (eve.)  and by e-mail at or  $12 for adults/$5 for children 11 and under. The First Rockport Unitarian Universalist chuch is located on

Rockport – 4 Cleaves St.

Doo Wop Coffeehouse-1st UU Church.

Chantey Night Has Been Moved To Tuesdays At Cape Ann Brewing


Janet Young writes-

Hi, Joey—
An update for your readers:  Chantey Night, an open Tuesday night sing featuring members of Three Sheets to the Wind, Knockabout, and other music groups from the North Shore and the Boston area, has moved from the now-closed Cameron’s to the Cape Ann Brewing Company.   The singing begins at 8:30 every Tuesday night.
Thank you,
Janet Young

For all the schooner heads this is quite a thing to see.  If you have someone coming into town and want to hear and see something very different it can be pretty cool. 

Be warned though- don’t go planning a meeting or meet-up where you think you’re going to be able to carry on a conversation while they are singing.  Best to plan it for a different night at Cape Ann Brewing.

Fontana Family St Joseph Novena 2011- Must Watch Videos

I think you will really enjoy watching the videos that I’ll be putting out each day this week from the first five houses along the route of the Novena Crawl.  From the walking up the staircase and listening to the warm greetings in the Fontana house all the way through the fifth house at the Orlandos you hear of special traditions spoken from the mouths of the women who have been celebrating for generations.  Again I wish I could have made it to all 11 houses but my little ones were up way past their bed time.  I’m sure Manny will be releasing some fantastic footage from the remaining houses as well.

We start off at the first house on Sefatia’s Novena Crawl through the City at The Fontana House.  Tomorrow look for The Scola Novena, followed by the Russo, Ferrrante and Orlando Houses. One a day til we are out of footage.  Thank you to all the families for welcoming us into your homes and sharing this wonderful tradition.