This Weekend in the Arts

Rockport Art Association & Museum presents

Keith Gantos One-Artist Show

An exhibition of paintings by local artist Keith Gantos will open in the Marguerite Pearson Room of the Rockport Art Association & Museum (RAA&M) on Saturday, September 30th with an artist’s reception from 2 – 4 PM. The exhibition will be on view Saturday, September 30 – Thursday, October 12.

Keith enjoys painting themes that may cause the viewer to ponder, muse, or chuckle as noted by the title of the work. The detail in his paintings is to draw one closer into it. The subjects are those that are familiar to him, each with a memory & story behind them.

His techniques, at present, lend themselves to a glazing of oil primarily in transparent or semitransparent oil, layer after layer, so that light travels through the layers of color and bounce off the background’s primed white surface, then back to the eye so as to attempt, awkwardly at best, to mimic color as seen in creation. Yet, opaque paint is used as he feels it’s needed.

He has produced hundreds of pieces of art. Painting in oils for 50 years, completing his first oil painting at 10 years of age. He enjoys working in other mediums as well, such as egg tempera, pastel, gouache, and watercolor. His work has been in art shows throughout his life, winning awards, and continues to be in shows as outlined below. His paintings are in private collections throughout the US and in different parts of the World. (One collection has his art hanging next to a Picasso.) His work is also published.


Artist for ‘Artistic Finishes’ Co., Cleveland, Ohio; La Jolla Art Museum, La Jolla, CA; Lloyd’s Gallery of Fine Art, Escondido, CA; Chaffe Art Gallery, Rutland, VT; Eastmans Art Gallery, Rutland, VT; Quechee Inn Art Gallery, Quechee, VT – (one man show); Ledyard Art Gallery, Hanover, NH – (one man show); Polonaise Fine Art Gallery, Studio 47 Fine Art Gallery, Woodstock, VT; Bradley Fine Art Gallery, San Diego, CA; Spanish Village Art Center – Balboa Park, San Diego, CA; Pastel Society of San Diego, CA; Keith Gantos’ “Staircase” Fine Art Gallery, Rockport, MA; Rockport Art Association & Museum, Rockport, MA.

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RAA&M Fall Hours:

Open Tuesday – Saturday 10 AM – 5 PM; Sunday 12 – 5 PM. For more information on this and other shows, please visit the RAA&M’s website at



0dfd9061-22c7-429d-b9c8-8f7c54b5033f.jpgRoger Martin:
Woodcuts & Unseen Works

Music in the Garden
Sun. Oct. 1st 3-5pm

John Rockwell and Amy Rich

Americana at its best.Two of Rockport’s most talented folk/Americana performers, two founding members of the Headlands, will be singing old time favorites and folk gems.Their harmonies will leave you breathless.If you missed the opening reception to Roger Martin: Woodcuts and Unseen Works, stop by for some great music and great art!

77 Langsford St. Gloucester MA

Open Thurs. through Sunday 12-5pm or by appointment
978-879-4683 ~


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