Opening Weekend @ Jane Deering Gallery- ‘George Wingate : Letters / Words / and.’ Saturday Jan 21st and Sunday Jan 22nd

Our Opening Weekend is Saturday January 21st (11-5pm) and Sunday January 22nd (1-4pm) to coincide with the 2nd Annual Gloucester So Salty.  George Wingate opens the season with ‘Letters / Words / and.’  In the words of an artist friend, George is a postmodernist, a minimalist, a sculptor, a poet and an all over evocator. I would add he is a wordsmith; he invigorates the mind. Had I had a mentor like George in school, life and thoughts would have been richer.

Come whenever you can. 

Come often during 2023; it’s Gloucester’s 400th and there will be lots to view. 

The gallery welcomes all.

Pop Up Art show at Chianti

Don’t miss this one day opportunity to buy art from three very talented local artists.

Today at:

Chianti, 285 Cabot st Beverly

10 am-6pm

Coffee will be served and wine & beer will be served starting at 2pm

Alex Stroup ~ alexstroup.com

Melissa Cooper ~ melissacooperart.com

Leon Doucette ~ Leondoucette.com

Seven Suns Gallery Holiday Open House this Fri. Night 5-8pm

Seven Suns Gallery Winter Schedule:

1) Holiday Open House- this Friday evening from 5-8pm! Gift Certificates Available for classes and art!

2) Rockport Shopping Night- next Friday eve from 5-9pm!

3) Open for daily for visits/shopping 10am-6 through Dec. 23rd

4) Open Christmas Eve from 9am-4pm

5) Closed from Dec. 25- Dec. 30th.

6) OPEN for Rockport New Year’s Eve Event!

7) The gallery will be only open by appointment from Jan. 2- May 1. Stay tuned for workshops, classes and events throughout the winter months. 

Seven Suns Gallery Holiday Open House this Fri. Night 5-8pm

Seven Suns Gallery Winter Schedule:

1) Holiday Open House- this Friday evening from 5-8pm! Gift Certificates Available for classes and art!

2) Rockport Shopping Night- next Friday eve from 5-9pm!

3) Open for daily for visits/shopping 10am-6 through Dec. 23rd

4) Open Christmas Eve from 9am-4pm

5) Closed from Dec. 25- Dec. 30th.

6) OPEN for Rockport New Year’s Eve Event!

7) The gallery will be only open by appointment from Jan. 2- May 1. Stay tuned for workshops, classes and events throughout the winter months. 

Present is opening this Sunday Nov 20th at Last Stop! 

Join us at 273 East Main Street from 12-5.

Present is a collective of local artist and craftspeople from Gloucester and Rockport. We pop up in a new spot every November and keep making new things until Christmas Eve. Wool and wire, felt and fiber, pottery, printing pictures and more!

We will be open until Christmas Eve. Stop in and say hello!

2022 Present Hours

Monday 10-5
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday thru Saturday 10-5
Sunday 12-5

Present is opening this Sunday Nov 20th at Last Stop! 

Join us at 273 East Main Street from 12-5.

Present is a collective of local artist and craftspeople from Gloucester and Rockport. We pop up in a new spot every November and keep making new things until Christmas Eve. Wool and wire, felt and fiber, pottery, printing pictures and more!

We will be open until Christmas Eve. Stop in and say hello!

2022 Present Hours

Monday 10-5
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday thru Saturday 10-5
Sunday 12-5

Tom Robinson-Cox  Solo Show at Rockport Art Association & Museum

Reception:
November 20, 2022, 2 – 4 pm

The photographs in this show document the interactions between art, artists, and audience. They were taken over the past several years in locales both near and far.

Artist Statement:
A Day at the Museum

This exhibit focuses on art, people and place. 
Artists need an audience – museums set the stage.
Be an actor in this theater!

Tom Robinson-Cox developed a passion for photography while a student at Mount Hermon School. He studied photography with Minor White and Dr. Harold Edgerton as an undergraduate at MIT.  He is a member of the Concord Art Association, Marblehead Arts Association, Newbury Art Association & Museum, Rockport Art Association & Museum, and the Rocky Neck Art Colony.  He has won numerous awards for his fine art photography.

Rockport Art Association & Museum
12 Main Street, Rockport, MA 01966
Hours:
Tues – Sat 10AM-5PM • Sun 12 – 5PM

Show Runs: November 19 – December 8, 2022 
Reception November 20, 2022, 2 – 4 pm

Discover Gloucester’s 2022 Holiday Awards Luncheon

December 1, 2022 | 12:00pm at Cruiseport Gloucester

Join Discover Gloucester for the 2022 Holiday Awards Luncheon on December 1st at 12:00pm at Cruiseport Gloucester. This event is back for the first time since 2019. The gathering is a time for colleagues and community members to celebrate the holiday season, and for Discover Gloucester to recognize individuals and organizations who have made a lasting impact in the tourism business community this year. 

“We’re thrilled to bring this event back in 2022, to celebrate the holiday season together, and to embrace all of the hard work and dedication that goes into making Gloucester an engaging destination. A thriving tourism industry feeds Gloucester’s economic engine, making this beautiful city a better place to live and work. This year’s event is about saying ‘thank you’ to those who have gone above and beyond to support the industry as businesses work to overcome challenges associated with the COVID-19 pandemic,” says Discover Gloucester Executive Director Tess McColgan.

The 2022 awards are:

  • WOW Award: Cape Ann Works, Received by Senator Bruce Tarr and Mechelle Brown
  • Outstanding Appreciation: Elizabeth Carey
  • Exceptional Service: Peter Webber
  • Rising Star: Miranda Aisling

The luncheon will run from 12:00-1:30pm at Cruiseport Gloucester. Check in starts at 11:30am. Tickets are $35 per person. Registration is required. Payment can be made online or by check. Registration and payment deadline is Friday, November 25. 

Register at bit.ly/2022HolidayAwardsLuncheon

This Week in thye Artd 2022/11/14-20

Rocky Neck Art Colony Festive Public Community Feast and Members Meeting

Wednesday, November 16,  Feast: 6:30 – 9 PM, Member Meeting: 6-6:30 PM

The Cultural Center at Rocky Neck, 6 Wonson Street, Gloucester, MA 01930

Rocky Neck Art Colony invites all to gather in creative community to celebrate the season and the artists of the current exhibitionFeast: The Art of Dining Together.Please bring along an artful plate of finger food or a food sculpture! Beverages will be offered by RNAC. Music provided by DJ Tracy Sousa.

Meeting for RNAC Members (6-6:30PM, followed by a Community Feast that is free and open to all (6:30-9 PM).

New Book Celebration of two major Cape Ann Poets:

The Gloucester Writer’s Center and Windhover host poets Jay Featherstone & Martha Fox at Windhover Center for the Performing Arts for a reading, book signing and gathering

Sunday, November 20, 4:00-6:00pm located inside the stained glass CHAPEL (which is heated), on Windhover’s campus

Critics have hailed Martha Fox’s poems as “evocative” and “strikingly beautiful,” and Jay Featherstone’s as “incisive and often shattering.” Join us to celebrate the release of new poetry collections by Fox and Featherstone with a reading, book signing, and wine/cheese reception in Windhover’s historic Chapel. Copies will be available for sale (cash/check). 

Jay Featherstone lives in Gloucester. His chapbook, Vermeer Paints My Mother, is now out through Fenway Press. Two previous full-length collections are Glass (Fenway Press) and Braces’s Cove (New Issues). A Harvard graduate, he served as speechwriter for anti-Vietnam War presidential candidate Eugene McCarthy; as editor of the New Republic; and as headmaster of the Commonwealth School. He has taught at Harvard, Brown, and Michigan State and is well-known for his pioneering work on teacher education. His writing and poems have appeared in the New York Times Book ReviewThe AtlanticHarvard Education ReviewPloughsharesHarvard Review, The Nation, and elsewhere. 

Martha Fox lives in Rockport. Her new book of poetry, This Arc of Assurances, was released in October by Grayson Books. Previous volumes include the chapbookTides/The Land Sighted, with poet Thomas Lux, and the book If the river’s this high all summer (both Pym-Randall Press). Her poems appear widely in literary journals, including PoetryThe Atlantic, and Ploughshares. After completing an MFA at UC Irvine, she served as an NEA Poet in the Schools and continued to teach young writers for decades. 

The event is free but rsvp’s are welcome at windhover@verizon.net

For questions, please contact Lisa Hahn at windhover@verizon.net or by calling 978-546-3611

Wednesday, Nov 16, from noon- 2pm T Max will be back at the Whale’s Jaw spinning up a whale of a time with John Hicks and Mark Chenevert.

Whale’s Jaw – 17 Railroad Ave, Rockport MA

T Max  🎵

www.thenoise-boston.com

www.facebook.com/tee.max.3

tmax2.bandcamp.com

Rockport Art Association & Museum’s Experimental Group Opens Nineteenth Show

The Rockport Art Association & Museum’s Experimental Group opens its nineteenth group exhibition at Rockport Art Association & Museum, 12 Main Street, Rockport, MA. Works on view in the exhibition range in medium to include paintings, mixed-media, graphics, sculpture, digital art and photography.

The exhibition runs from November 12 through November 27, with an artist reception being held on opening day November 12 from 3 to 4 pm. Gallery hours are Tuesday – Saturday 10 to 5 pm and Sunday 12 to 5 pm.

The Experimental Group is a creative forum, its main mission is to increase public awareness and to foster self-expression by bringing artists together to explore and share ideas that cultivate creative freedom. The EG is encouraged and supported by the Rockport Art Association & Museum.

If you would like more information about the exhibition, would like to schedule an interview and a walk through, or need additional promotional images please contact: Nella Lush, Experimental Group Chair, 978.886.4582 or via email at experimentalgroupraa@gmail.com

The Rockport Art Association & Museum (RAA&M) is one of the oldest and most active art organizations in the country. The Association has a long and distinguished history that has spanned 100 years.

Rockport Art Association & Museum’s Experimental Group Hosts An Evening With Joel Janowitz

Who: Rockport Art Association & Museum’s Experimental Group, 12 Main Street, Rockport, MA 01966  www.experimentalartgroup.com                                             

What: An Evening with Joel Janowitz

Where:  ZOOM

When: November 16, 2022, 7:00pm

Experimental Group of Rockport Art Association & Museum presents Joel Janowitz

Please join us as we listen to artist Joel Janowitz. This exciting talk is free and open to the public!  All are welcome!

Joel Janowitz is a distinguished painter and printmaker working in both the abstract and representational realms. In 2022 he had solo exhibitions at Gallery Kayafas in Boston and at three Provincetown venues: the Mary Heaton Vorse House, the Provincetown Art Museum (PAAM) – Joel Janowitz: Recent Gifts to the Permanent Collection, and at Schoolhouse Gallery. In 2021 he was included in the Minneapolis Institute of Art exhibition, The Contemporary Print. His work has been collected by the Whitney Museum, the Brooklyn Museum, Boston’s MFA, Harvard Art Museums, Yale University Art Gallery, and numerous other public institutions. 

Janowitz was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in Painting in 2013 and he has received four Massachusetts Cultural Council Fellowships in Painting, most recently in 2016.

The Experimental Group is a creative forum, its main mission is to increase public awareness and to foster self-expression by bringing artists together to explore and share ideas that cultivate creative freedom. The EG is encouraged and supported by the Rockport Art Association & Museum.  

If you would like a zoom invite to the event, please contact: Nella Lush, Experimental Group, Chair, via email at experimentalgroupraa@gmail.com  

The Rockport Art Association & Museum (RAA&M) is one of the oldest and most active art organizations in the country. The Association has a long and distinguished history that has spanned 100 years.

Guest Artist Matthew Billey showing at Seven Suns Gallery Oct. 7 – Nov. 25

Artist Reception: Friday, Oct. 14 from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Seven Suns Gallery, 48 Bearskin Neck, Rockport, MA 01966

Matthew Billey has been a traditional wooden boat builder for the last 25 years. He has a special interest in Scandinavian designs and construction methods. Matt built and lives aboard his 27’ Danish Cutter, Jette. She appears frequently as the main subject matter in his artwork. His expertise in designing, building and sailing wooden sailboats lends a discerning eye when portraying them accurately in their element.

His 7 year old daughter, Naomi, was a major influence in getting him started as a painter. Since the Spring of 2022, he has made several works based on his interest in metaphysics, global ascension, astrology, perception beyond the ordinary five senses and spirituality. He merges that interest with his passion for landscapes and boats. Matt’s latest body of work, The “Red Sun” series, showcases 7 tall vertical paintings; all acrylic on wood and all fantastical in nature.

The “Red Sun” series and others of Matt’s paintings will be featured as a Fall Event at Loren Doucette Studio at Seven Suns Gallery from Oct. 7 – Nov. 25th. The guest artist reception will be Friday, Oct. 14 from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm and is free and open to the public. Seven Suns Gallery is located at 48 Bearskin Neck in Rockport, Ma. and is open 7 days a week from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm.

Guest Artist Matthew Billey showing at Seven Suns Gallery Oct. 7 – Nov. 25

Artist Reception: Friday, Oct. 14 from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Seven Suns Gallery, 48 Bearskin Neck, Rockport, MA 01966

Matthew Billey has been a traditional wooden boat builder for the last 25 years. He has a special interest in Scandinavian designs and construction methods. Matt built and lives aboard his 27’ Danish Cutter, Jette. She appears frequently as the main subject matter in his artwork. His expertise in designing, building and sailing wooden sailboats lends a discerning eye when portraying them accurately in their element.

His 7 year old daughter, Naomi, was a major influence in getting him started as a painter. Since the Spring of 2022, he has made several works based on his interest in metaphysics, global ascension, astrology, perception beyond the ordinary five senses and spirituality. He merges that interest with his passion for landscapes and boats. Matt’s latest body of work, The “Red Sun” series, showcases 7 tall vertical paintings; all acrylic on wood and all fantastical in nature.

The “Red Sun” series and others of Matt’s paintings will be featured as a Fall Event at Loren Doucette Studio at Seven Suns Gallery from Oct. 7 – Nov. 25th. The guest artist reception will be Friday, Oct. 14 from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm and is free and open to the public. Seven Suns Gallery is located at 48 Bearskin Neck in Rockport, Ma. and is open 7 days a week from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm.

Call to Artists: Apply for Juried Artist Membership at NSAA

What: Apply for Artist Membership at North Shore Arts Association
Where:
 North Shore Arts Association, 11 Pirate’s Lane, Gloucester, MA 01930
When:
 October 1 & 2, 2022
Images:
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NORTH SHORE ARTS ASSOCIATION CALL TO ARTISTS; YOU STILL HAVE TIME TO APPLY! Submission deadline for New Artist Membership is October 1 & 2, 2022. For membership information and an application please visit: Becoming a Member at NSAA.   

North Shore Arts Association is located at 11 Pirate’s Lane, Gloucester, MA 01930. For more information about becoming a Juried Artist Member please call (978) 283-1857 or email arts@nsarts.org. Visiting hours are Tuesday – Saturday, 10 AM – 5 PM and Sundays 12 – 4 PM.   

Guest Artist Matthew Billey showing at Seven Suns Gallery Oct. 7 – Nov. 25

Artist Reception: Friday, Oct. 14 from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Seven Suns Gallery, 48 Bearskin Neck, Rockport, MA 01966

Matthew Billey has been a traditional wooden boat builder for the last 25 years. He has a special interest in Scandinavian designs and construction methods. Matt built and lives aboard his 27’ Danish Cutter, Jette. She appears frequently as the main subject matter in his artwork. His expertise in designing, building and sailing wooden sailboats lends a discerning eye when portraying them accurately in their element.

His 7 year old daughter, Naomi, was a major influence in getting him started as a painter. Since the Spring of 2022, he has made several works based on his interest in metaphysics, global ascension, astrology, perception beyond the ordinary five senses and spirituality. He merges that interest with his passion for landscapes and boats. Matt’s latest body of work, The “Red Sun” series, showcases 7 tall vertical paintings; all acrylic on wood and all fantastical in nature.

The “Red Sun” series and others of Matt’s paintings will be featured as a Fall Event at Loren Doucette Studio at Seven Suns Gallery from Oct. 7 – Nov. 25th. The guest artist reception will be Friday, Oct. 14 from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm and is free and open to the public. Seven Suns Gallery is located at 48 Bearskin Neck in Rockport, Ma. and is open 7 days a week from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm.

RAA&M ANNUAL ART AUCTION 2022 – Saturday, October 1st, 2:00 PM (EST) – Live Online Only Auction

Featuring Masterworks by Historic Cape Ann Artists Offered in Rockport Art Association & Museum’s 37th Annual Art Auction on Saturday, October 1st, 2:00 PM (EST). 

Live Online Only Auction via LiveAuctioneers

Auction Preview Exhibition in the Hibbard and Maddocks Galleries of the RAA&M: 
Sunday, September 18th – Saturday, October 1st.
 
Auction Preview Hours: Monday–Saturday, 10am – 5pm; Sunday, 12–5pm (Saturday, Oct. 1st, 10am – 12pm).

Bidding is available live online via LiveAuctioneers.com (with advanced registration) or by submitting an in-house absentee bid directly with the RAA&M in advance. Auction Sneak Peek video episodes with noted Cape Ann historian and author Judith A. Curtis are featured on the RAA&M website and YouTube channel.

More information and an online photo catalog of all auction lots is posted on the RAA&M website: 
www.rockportartassn.org/auction


Over the years, the Annual Art Auction, a major fundraiser for the Rockport Art Association & Museum (RAA&M), has become a highly anticipated event. As a prestigious art auction, it attracts serious collectors throughout the country, as well as those just starting an art collection.

Live online from the RAA&M’s Hibbard Gallery, this year’s auction features works by master Cape Ann artists of the past including Aldro T. Hibbard, Emile Gruppé, Anthony Thieme, Frederick Mulhaupt, Antonio Cirino, W. Lester Stevens, Paul Strisik, Charles Vickery, Charles Movalli, Hayley Lever, Charles Woodbury, Carl W. Peters, Leon Kroll, Theresa Bernstein, William Meyerowitz, Charles Paul Gruppé, Charles Kaelin, Al Czerepak, and Bernard Corey, among many others. The auction specializes in Cape Ann art, but is not limited to this region and also includes works by numerous other prominent historic American artists.


The auction, now in its 37th year, began with a bequest by founding RAA&M member Antonio Cirino (1888-1983). Cirino left his artwork to the Association with the stipulation that the art be auctioned to help support the organization. The auction quickly evolved to include other historic Cape Ann artists, and has been the Association’s major annual fundraising event ever since.

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The Rockport Art Association & Museum (RAA&M) is one of the oldest and most active art organizations in the country with a long and distinguished history spanning 100 years. Each year the RAA&M welcomes thousands of visitors from around the world. The RAA&M continues to be one of Cape Ann’s most prominent cultural beacons. Since its founding in 1921, Association membership has steadily increased and currently includes approximately 300 exhibiting members, and hundreds of contributing members. By promoting year-round programs including workshops, classes, lectures, demonstrations, exhibitions and community outreach, as well as an impressive museum collection, the RAA&M remains dedicated to making fine art appreciation accessible to all.


Mission Statement:
Rockport Art Association & Museum’s mission is to foster the creation and appreciation of the fine arts through a rich and diverse program of exhibitions and educational offerings. RAA&M provides opportunities for a wide range of people to engage with art, maintains an impressive permanent collection and carries forth the legacy of its founders by inspiring and cultivating artistic excellence and creative community on Cape Ann and beyond.