Clare shares seARTS 12th Annual Art Loan @Bass Rocks Show list of artists

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 For Immediate Release

seARTS celebrates 12th Annual Art Loan @Bass Rocks Show at Opening Reception June 12, 2019

Contact: Chuck Hayback

seARTS Art on the Rocks Opening Reception

The Society for the Encouragement of the Arts (seARTS) proudly announces its twelfth anniversary of partnership with the Bass Rocks Golf Club for the Annual seARTS Art on the Rocks Program. This year’s show presents 40 works by 28 artists from Cape Ann and beyond, at its opening reception on June 12. The opening provides a chance for seARTS members along with the general public to enjoy superb art in an elegant club setting overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.

The program is a year-round exhibition, showing and selling the work. The fresh and bold work of the 2019 show balances a body of returning artists with new.

Among the newly enrolled artists (from Cape Ann unless otherwise indicated) are Andrew Anderson-Bell (Ipswich), Kathleen Chrzanowski (North Billerica), Melissa Cox, Kristine Fisher, Marion Hall, Patricia McCarthy, Jim Murphy (Ashfield), Karen Nastuk (Danvers), Mary Rose O’Connell (Billerica) and Debbie Shirley (Boxford).  

Returning to the show from previous years are Joan Bediz, Ted Bidwell, Matt Cegelis, Michele Champion (Ipswich), Katherine Coakley, Jeff Crawford, Rob Diebboll, Anita Freeman (Durham NH), Larry Grob (Weston), Olga Hayes, Kirk Larsen (Hicksville, NY), Nancy LeGendre, Michael Oleksiw (Beverly), David Piemonte, Mary Rhinelander, Judy Robinson-Cox, Deb Schradieck and Marny Williams, all from Cape Ann unless otherwise indicated.

We are also planning to feature an on-line catalog of the juried art works available for sale, for those unable to attend the reception. Details will be announced soon.

Responsible for the show’s thoughtful and lively selection of art is this year’s jury, consisting of Richard Caturano, a partner in the Boston Office of RSM US LLP (RSM) and an avid art collector, Janice Charles, owner and manager of Charles Fine Arts, Gloucester, and Ted Charles, President of the Board of Directors of the Copley Society, which represents over 300 artists.

We will also be honored to welcome Nathan Lewis, Director of Exhibitions and Public Programs at Montserrat College of Art, as a new voice in a panel discussion, “The Changing Art Audience,” moderated by Maureen Aylward, Communications Consultant and Sustainability Educator and Adjunct Professor at Endicott College. The panel will include Jan Charles and Jacqueline Ganim-DeFalco, seARTS Advisor and Chair & Co-Founder of Celebrate Wearable Art. Plans are in the works to have the discussion documented by 1623 TV as a live performance.

The jury will award honors that will be announced at the event. Awards are sponsored by Cape Ann frame shops.

Details of the Evening:

Date: Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Time: 6:00-9:00 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

Hearty Appetizers & Cash Bar

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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