seARTS celebrates 8th Annual Art Loan @Bass Rocks Show at Opening Reception May 28, 2015

The Society for the Encouragement of the Arts (seARTS) proudly announces its eighth year in partnership with the Bass Rocks Golf Club for the Annual seARTS Art Loan Program. This year’s show presents works by 19 regional artists at its opening reception on May 28th. The opening provides a chance for seARTS members along with the general public to view the works and meet the artists in this wonderful and picturesque setting.

The program is a year-round exhibition, showing and selling the work, and since its inception artists have sold nearly $15,000 worth of artwork through the program, netting more than $10,000 to the artists in the show. The fresh and bold work of the 2015 show balances a body of returning artists with new, introducing the space to completely new genres of work.

Eastern Point Lighthouse at the Golden Hour Deb Schradieck Watercolor, 19
“Eastern Point Lighthouse at the Golden Hour” by Deb Schradieck ~ Watercolor, 19″x22″

Among the newly enrolled artists are Charlie Carroll, Matt Cegelis, Anne Marie Crotty, Janel Houton, Eva-Lynn Loy and Marny Williams. Returning to the show from previous years are Katherine Coakley, Anne Cowman, Rob Diebboll, Susan Guest-McPhail, Mary Forte Hayes, Leslie Heffron, Michael Oleksiw, Ron Pruett, Patricia Yarborough Reed, Judy Robinson- Cox, Ruth Schneider, Deb Schradieck and Marilyn Swift.

Responsible for the show’s thoughtful and lively selection of art is this year’s jury, consisting of Manchester resident and Rockport gallery owner Bruce Johnson, photographer Paul Cary Goldberg, auctioneer and art/antiques dealer Michael March and Central Street Gallery director Alison Rowell. The jury will award honors that will be announced at the event. Awards are sponsored by Manchester-by-the-Sea’s Nor’east Frameworks, Artemis Custom Framing of Gloucester, and Hershey Frame Shop of Rockport.

Jurors Bruce Johnson, Michael March and Alison Rowell will hold a panel discussion about the art work and their selection process, followed by a question and answer session with the audience. (Paul Cary Goldberg is unable to attend.) seARTS is pleased to welcome art historian Judith Curtis as panel moderator. Judith, the author of Rocky Neck Art Colony, 1850-1950, will also give a talk: “For the Love of Light; Cape Ann as a Painter’s Destination.”

Details of the Evening:
Date: Thursday, May 28, 2015
Time: 6:00-8:00 PM
Location: Bass Rocks Golf Club, 34 Beach Road, Gloucester, MA, (978)-283-1866
Please RSVP by leaving a message at (978) -281-1222 or emailing
Event is Free & Open to the Public
Light Fare & Cash Bar
Raffle of Gift Basket, Generously Donated by Local Merchants

seARTS Cape Ann, a registered 501(c)3 is a coalition of artists, art lovers, cultural institutions, businesses, and municipal organizations, all working together to improve the economic base for the arts and the larger Cape Ann community. In 2013 seARTS launched a new website where there is a robust section about the Art Loan Program and the works that have been on display. Find out more about this signature program and more at

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