The BIGtiny Art Event Goes Virtual

October 10 to 14, 2020 

Gloucester, MA—The Rocky Neck Art Colony (RNAC) is excited to hold its most prestigious fundraiser, The BIGtiny Art Event, on Oct. 10 to 14, entirely online this year. The five-day virtual event features hundreds of one-of-a-kind 7×7″ matted art works for sale, donated by over 100 artists. All of the proceeds from the BIGtiny Art sale go to the Rocky Neck Art Colony so we can continue to provide excellent programming, exhibition opportunities, workshops and events for our members. 

The web venue makes it easy for viewers to see all of the artwork from the safety of their homes and to closely examine each piece. Many of the artists have big reputations but you won’t know whose work you have chosen until you see the signature on the back.  The website will be ready for viewing on October 5 at Artwork is for sale for five days beginning Saturday, October 10, 2020 from 10am to 9pm.   

Kathleen Gerdon Archer, Rocky Neck Art Colony president and event organizer remarked, “I am grateful to all of the artists who want to support the Art Colony with their donations. At past in-person BIGtiny Art Events, the people who arrived first had a great advantage. An online event gives everyone time to see the work and compile a list of favorites … but the rush to get work is just as fast paced. You must move quickly to get your top choice. The first day’s art will sell at $150 and we expect work to fly off the website. The second day the same beautiful work costs less — $100, and the third to fifth days’ work sells for $50. Take a chance and wait if you dare — but I’d suggest you go for it!” 


The Rocky Neck Art Colony, a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization, nurtures excellence in the arts through exhibitions, workshops, residencies, and vibrant cultural events for its members and the public. Long renowned for its luminous light, this harbor and coastal location has been a magnet for some of the most revered realist painters in US art. Edward Hopper and Emil Gruppé are examples. It has as well been a catalyst for the progressive ideas of Stuart Davis, Marsden Hartley, Theresa Bernstein, Milton Avery and Nell Blaine, among others. Today, Rocky Neck continues to attract artists and art lovers to a thriving, creative community. 

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