Jane Deering Gallery extends GAIL BARKER | Art as Process through June 7th

Gail Barker (British) graduated from The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.  She resided in Beverly Farms, MA until returning to her native England, where she now maintains her studio in Bath, UK. The motions and rituals of daily activities all serve as prompts allowing Barker to incorporate walking, journey-taking, solitary contemplative actions — into forms of drawing, sewing, knitting, wrapping, paper manipulation and performance.  

Gallery hours: Saturday & Sunday, 1:00-3:00pm and by appointment. 19 Pleasant Street, Gloucester MA. 917-902-4359 . info@janedeeringgallery.com

Installation -- GAIL BARKER | Art as Process @ Jane Deering Gallery, Gloucester MA

The Rocky Neck Art Colony (RNAC) announces the launch of its dedicated online exhibition website

BEYOND LIKENESS
A Juried Exhibition Exploring the Portrait

Juror: Amy Sudarsky, figurative painter and curator

Exhibition Dates: June 7 – July 19, 2020

The Rocky Neck Art Colony (RNAC) announces the launch of its dedicated online exhibition website www.RNACexhibitions.com

Fittingly, the first show online is BEYOND LIKENESS, a juried exhibition concentrating on faces. The works in BEYOND LIKENESS examine the genre of portraiture with traditional renditions and dramatic self-portraits in oil paint, watercolor, color pencil, charcoal, Polaroid emulsion and more. Viewers may recognize a subject or two!

A virtual Opening Reception with curator Amy Sudarsky will be held June 7, from 4 to 5, in the comfort of your home via Zoom. For information on how to attend, visit www.RNACExhibitions.com. In addition, juror Amy Sudarsky will teach an online class on portraiture, June 15-June 25. For details on the class, visit www.RNACWorkshops.art (Upcoming Workshops)..

About the Juror

Submissions were reviewed and selected by juror Amy Sudarsky, a figurative painter who has exhibited in Boston, New York, and San Francisco. She taught painting and drawing courses at The Art Institute of Boston, Boston University, Washington University and recently at Lesley University. In 2018, she curated the exhibition “In Her Own Image; Self Portraits by Women 1900-2018,” at the Concord Center for the Arts. Her studio is in Allston, MA.

The Artists

The more than 30 well-known artists include Cynthia August, Darien Bird, Linda Bourke, Lizbeth Cabral, Matt Cegelis, Michele Champion, Marija Djakovic, Leon Doucette, Larry Elardo, Phyllis Feld, Nina Fletcher, Erin Garrett-Metz, Moriah Gilbert, Dina Gomery, Hamilton Hayes, Tamara Krendel, Otto Laske, Christopher Lovely, Raymond Magnan, Karen Matthews, Elizabet Menges, Vanessa Michalak, Ruth Mordecai, Rebecca Nagle, Sara Oseasohn, Ruthie Schneider, Kathleen Somers, Helen Tory, Juni Van Dyke, Karen Watson, Christine Whalen-Waller, and Heidi Caswell Zander.

RGB, color pencil on Black Canson Paper, Reference photo by Jabin Botsford

“Ruth Bader Ginsburg is a modern day hero, responsible for essentially every decision involving Women’s rights.” — Linda Bourke, Gloucester MA

 

“My self-portrait may seem as a cautionary sign for the viewers but in reality it is the way I step into the world, with caution.” —Lizbeth Cabral, Methuen MA

 

“The writer Alan Watts once said that when we refer to our lives, it’s absurd to say that we came into the world.  Instead, he suggests that we have grown out of it like fruit off the branch of a tree.

Through the act of painting, I often feel this to be true.” — Leon Doucette, Gloucester MA

 

“What identifies oneself is more complicated than what meets the eye, for example, DNA, fingerprints, and what lies beneath the skin.  The exploration of human identity is an endless journey.” — Nina Fletcher, Essex MA

 

Tough Love explores trauma I’ve experienced… the figure emerges from the paint and confidently looks ahead, not as a victim but as a survivor.” —Moriah Gilbert, Somerville MA

 

Woman in Winter: “Long after my mother was very old, I made this drawing. It was supposed to be of her.  But, my mother was beautiful.  As an old woman, she looked nothing like this drawing.  And yet…there is something about the drawing that reminds me of my mother.  Perhaps it is simply that the drawing was supposed to be of her.” —Juni Van Dyke, Manchester MA

 

 

For more information on all Rocky Neck Art Colony activities, visit www.rockyneckartcolony.org. Contact by email at RNACoperationsmanager@gmail.com or phone 978-515-7004.

Green Space continues at Jane Deering Gallery

VANESSA MICHALAK | Green Space continues at Jane Deering Gallery, Gloucester as a virtual exhibition. All works can be viewed online at https://janedeeringgallery.com/exhibitions-jdg-gloucester-ma/vanessa-michalak-green-space/1. 

Green Space was inspired by Michalak’s plein-air art show held in the woods of Gloucester’s Historic Dogtown in October 2019.  The paintings from that open-air show and the documentary video are  included in our virtual exhibition. 

A selection of paintings can be seen in the gallery window @ 19 Pleasant Street, Gloucester. info@janedeeringgallery.com . 917-902-4359

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Vanessa Michalak ‘Imagined, Dogtown and Whale’s Jaw’ 2019 Oil on canvas 30 x 40 inches
VMichalak . Blueberry Patch, Dogtown 2019 . Oil on canvas . 36x48 inches
Vanessa Michalak ‘Blueberry Patch, Dogtown’ . 2019 Oil on canvas 36 x 48 inches

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Jane Deering Gallery is continuing with virtual exhibitions

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During the coronavirus pandemic, Jane Deering Gallery is continuing with virtual exhibitions.  Our second virtual show opening April 13 is  VANESSA MICHALAK | Green Space.  All works can be viewed online at https://janedeeringgallery.com/exhibitions-jdg-gloucester-ma/vanessa-michalak-green-space/1.  Green Space is derived from Michalak’s plein-air art show which was held in the woods of Gloucester’s Historic Dogtown on the 26th of October 2019.  The paintings from that open-air show are now included in our virtual exhibition.

Vanessa Michalak earned an MFA (2013) from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston with a concentration in painting; and a BSN in nursing from the University of Maine in 2004. She was awarded the Massachusetts Cultural Council Fellowship in Painting in 2014 and her work was included in the publication New American Paintings #110.  Her work has been included in the MFA National Competition, Juried by Asya Geisberg; First Street Gallery, New York, NY. She has also participated in numerous residencies, most notably Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Snowmass Village, Colorado; and PLAYA, in Summer Lake, Oregon. 

Jane Deering Gallery

California & Massachusetts  . 917-902-4359
London . UK residence +44-207-584-1671
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Matz Gallery cancels “Where Is It?”

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As the pandemic has grown and more restrictions are put in place, we have become concerned about how the pandemic will affect this year’s Matz Gallery schedule including “Where Is It?” which is coming up in June.  We have concluded that given all the confusion and insecurity about what will and what will not be open in the months ahead, it is better to cancel this year’s photo show.  This is very disappointing because “Where Is It?” has been one of our most popular exhibitions since 2005.  Every year this unique exhibit features photographs that showcase interesting and out of the way places in Gloucester, and we will miss it.  
If you have submitted images for us to consider, we will keep your application materials for the 2021 “Where Is It?” Stay well in these strange and difficult times.

The Jane Deering Gallery – Opening for the exhibition “Formally Taught … and Not” is Virtually On!

Dear Friends,

The exhibition Formally Taught … and Not is fully installed at JDG and is a grand showcase of creativity. 

We had hoped to celebrate the many Senior Citizens who put forth their work and the wonderful professional artists who gave their art and support to this show. 

And then …… the world shut down. 

But there is good news — virtual reality has come to the rescue and all the art can be viewed by going directly to the works via this link: https://janedeeringgallery.com/exhibitions-jdg-gloucester-ma/formally-taught-and-not/1. 

Once there, click on the small arrow in the upper right-hand corner to surf through all images.  Plenty of info for each work.

Thank you for your support of the arts.
But most importantly, stay healthy,

Juni Van Dyke

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Application Deadline for Photo Exhibition

Now accepting photographs to be considered for the annual ‘Where Is It?’ exhibit in the Matz Gallery of Sawyer Free Library, June 2020.  Deadline for submissions is April 20. Photographers will be notified by May 1.  The work must be delivered to the Library by May 28. The exhibit is about places in Gloucester that are hard to find.  All photo subjects must be visible from public roadways or walkways.  To enter, send up to 3 photographs in JPEG format to: christypark96@gmail.com  Please put Gloucester Exhibit in the subject line of the email.  Photographs that are accepted must be framed and matted with sizes between 12”x 12” and 24”x 20”

Mats should be white or cream and frames black or neutral. No  saw-tooth hangers or sandwich frames please.

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RNAC-Being Safe.

Dear friends and members of The Rocky Neck Art Colony,

As a result of the health concerns and restrictions brought on by the Covid-19 virus, The Rocky Neck Art Colony has determined that the safest course of action for the protection of our members and our staff is to close the Cultural Center to the public for a time.

The following events at The Cultural Center at Rocky Neck are canceled or postponed:

  • Closed – The Cultural Center until it becomes advisable to reopen.
    • Rocky Neck Now 2020 will be extended after the Center reopens.
    • Beyond Likeness will be scheduled to follow Rocky Neck Now 2020.
    • Elements: Nature in Art has been removed for the schedule this year but we hope to include that topic in the future.
  • Cancelled-  The BigTiny art making workshops scheduled for March 15th and 21st.
  • Postponed- The April 16th Big Tiny event until the fall, when things will be looking brighter.
  • Cancelled-  The Eric Coville concert scheduled for Friday night March 13th.
  • Postponed- The March 18 Pastels with Susan Ellis workshop.
  • Cancelled-  Monday afternoon Life Drawing sessions for the time being.
  • Postponed- The Run/Walk & Team Challenge 5k on May 3rd.
  • Cancelled-  Mahjong at The Cultural Center until the Center reopens.

Recognizing that the arts are an essential outlet and emotional comfort for many of us, we have already begun the work of providing art, entertainment and visibility for our members through on-line resources.

We welcome your comments and suggestions for unique and wonderful ways to help with this effort.

If you’d like to be involved or help us from the comfort of your home, please let us know by contacting our Operations Manager, Loren Doucette at rnac.operationsmanager@gmail.com

Our thanks for your continued support and enthusiasm.

Sincerely,
Kathy Archer
Kristie Bernard
Co-Presidents

Arts Abound – Reception for Artist John Abisamra

Arts Abound art gallery/gift boutique at 21C Lexington Ave in Magnolia Village of Gloucester will be having a reception for this month’s Featured Artist John Abisamra on Friday, April 3 from 4:30-7pm. Stop by, say hello, and view John’s work in addition to our other wonderful local artists.
John is a well-known photographer on Cape Ann and was featured in the latest issue of Cape Ann Magazine. His photographs have also been published in the Photographer’s Forum Magazine, Lowell Sun, and Gloucester Times.. He tries to capture the uniqueness each season brings along with the magic light that exists. John especially love capturing the beauty of the Cape Ann coastline.

BEYOND LIKENESS ~ A juried Exhibition Exploring the Portrait

BEYOND LIKENESS
A juried Exhibition Exploring the Portrait

Juror: Amy Sudarsky, figurative painter and curator

Exhibition Dates: April 2 – May 10, 2020

Cultural Center at Rocky Neck
6 Wonson Street, Gloucester, MA
Galleries open: Thursday-Sunday, 12:00-4:00 PM
Opening Reception: Saturday, April 4, 2-4:00 PM
Closing Celebration: Sunday, May 10, 2020, Viewer’s Choice Awards at 3:00 PM

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The Rocky Neck Art Colony (RNAC) invited New England artists to enter a juried exhibition, BEYOND LIKENESS: Exploring the Portrait. The resulting exhibition features 33 artists from 15 towns both nearby and from as far away as Providence RI.

Often overlooked in favor of landscapes and seascapes, BEYOND LIKENESS provides an important opportunity to look at contemporary interpretations of portraiture. The works in BEYOND LIKENESS examine the genre of portraiture with traditional renditions and dramatic self-portraits in oil paint, watercolor, color pencil, charcoal, Polaroid emulsion and more. Viewers may recognize a subject or two!

BEYOND LIKENESS runs for six weeks beginning Thursday, April 2, 2020 and continues through Sunday, May 10 at the Cultural Center on Rocky Neck, 6 Wonson Street in East Gloucester. Open each Thursday through Sunday, noon-4:00 PM in both galleries at the Cultural Center.

The public is invited to meet the artists at the Opening Reception on Saturday, April 4, 2-4:00 PM. Visitors have the opportunity to vote for their favorite portrait to receive the Viewers’ Choice Award. Three artists receiving the most votes will be recognized at the closing celebration on Sunday, May 10 at 3:00 PM.  These awards provide the organization with important feedback and appreciation from the community for the artists.

About the Juror

Submissions were reviewed and selected by juror Amy Sudarsky, a figurative painter who has exhibited in Boston, New York, and San Francisco. She taught painting and drawing courses at The Art Institute of Boston, Boston University, Washington University and recently at Lesley University. In 2018, she curated the exhibition “In Her Own Image; Self Portraits by Women 1900-2018,” at the Concord Center for the Arts. Her studio is in Allston, MA.

The Artists

The more than 30 well-known artists include Cynthia August, Darien Bird, Linda Bourke, Lizbeth Cabral, Matt Cegelis, Michele Champion, Marija Djakovic, Leon Doucette, Larry Elardo, Phyllis Feld, Nina Fletcher, Erin Garrett-Metz, Moriah Gilbert, Dina Gomery, Hamilton Hayes, Tamara Krendel, Otto Laske, Christopher Lovely, Raymond Magnan, Karen Matthews, Elizabet Menges, Vanessa Michalak, Ruth Mordecai, Rebecca Nagle, Sara Oseasohn, Mary Rhinelander, Ruthie Schneider, Kathleen Somers, Helen Tory, Juni Van Dyke, Karen Watson, Christine Whalen-Waller, and Heidi Caswell Zander.

Psychic Readings And Spirit Mediumship at Hammond Castle Museum

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In recognition of John Hays Hammond Jr. and his wife, Irene’s history in exploration in the spiritual realm, we are hosting a day-long psychic reading and spirit mediumship event from 12 pm to 8 pm on Saturday, March 28, 2020.  

The event will feature eight well-known Psychics Readers, Mediums, and Spiritual Consultants from throughout New England. These readings are for enlightenment, healing, and inspiration.  Romantic relationship readings for singles or couples will be available also.  Relationship reading offer unquantifiable guidance and insights into love.

The readers are:

  • Stephanie Dasaro:Tarot cards, Oracle cards, Spirit Mediumship, Reiki, Intuitive Spiritual Guidance, & Couples Readings
  • Annette Dion:  Tarot cards, Reiki
  • BruceHoskins: Tarot cards, Oracle cards, Cartomancy, Palmistry, Numerology, Past Lives, Clairvoyance, Couples Readings, & Children’s Readings
  • Red Hoskins:Tarot cards, Past Lives, Energy Transfer, Couples Readings, Children’s Readings
  • Mindy Jurgen:Tarot cards, Oracle cards, Palmistry, Runes, Pendulum readings, Couples Readings
  • Amy SabatinoTarot cards, Spirit Mediumship, Crystal Ball readings, Palmistry
  • Michelle Guillemette Trahan: Tarot cards, Spirit Mediumship, Clairvoyance, Cartomancy 
  • Ethan Wasiejko: Life Guidance (with Intuitive Oracle Cards), Spirit Mediumship, Reiki, Angel Healing

Museum entrance is $10.  Fifteen minute Individual Readings are $25.00.  Thirty minute Couple’s Relationship and thirty minute Spirit Mediumship Readings are both $50.00. Tickets purchased at the door only and sessions with the readers will be first come, first serve with signup sheets for each. While you wait for your scheduled appointment, take a self-guided tour throughout the Castle, which is included in the Museum entrance fee. For  more information, please visit https://www.hammondcastle.org/event/psychic/

Hammond Castle Museum

80 Hesperus Avenue

Gloucester, MA 01930

www.hammondcastle.org

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The Gloucester Pride Stride cancelled

After much research and monitoring it is with regret that we announce that The Gloucester Pride Stride will be taking this year, 2020, off from our annual event held on the last Sunday of April. For 32 years, the Pride Stride Walk has provided a platform for local non-profits and community groups to raise over $1,000,000. Unfortunately over the last four years, participation from nonprofits and sponsorship has dropped off causing the event to run in the negative.

During the coming year, the Gloucester Pride Stride committee will reassess our plan for the future. If you are interested in helping the Gloucester Pride Stride please contact us at gloucesterpridestride@gmail.com.

The Lynne “Lani” Vachon Memorial Scholarship and Gloucester Pride Stride Scholarship will continue to be awarded during this time.

Thank you for your participation and support over the last 32 years!

The Pride Stride Committee

This weekend in the Arts 2/28-3/2/2020

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Odds Were Against Me

Featuring works by two renowned 20th century women sculptors:
Anna Vaughn Hyatt Huntington and Katharine Lane Weems

A special exhibition focusing on the accomplishments of women artists

On view: March 3, 2020 through Jan. 3, 2021

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Anna Hyatt Huntington (1876–1973), Diana of the Chase, 1922. Bronze. 96 inches high.
The James Collection. Promised Gift of Janet & William Ellery James to the Cape Ann Museum.

The Cape Ann Museum is pleased to pay special tribute to renowned local women artists in its new exhibition, Odds Were Against Me, featuring works by Anna Vaughn Hyatt Huntington (1876–1973) and Katharine Lane Weems (1899–1989).

Opening March 3, the exhibition has been organized to recognize the 100th anniversary of American women winning the right to vote with the passage of the 19thAmendment. Other featured artists include Cecilia Beaux, Theresa Bernstein and Emma Fordyce MacRae. The exhibition will run through Jan. 3, 2021.

“This yearlong showcase of works by Weems and Huntington is integral the Museum’s commitment to featuring the inspiring work of women artists both past and present through special and rotating gallery installations,” said the Museum’s Director Oliver Barker. “Weems and Huntington are part of a long line of Cape Ann artists whose work is fundamental to the compelling story of Cape Ann’s evolving artistic and cultural history which resonates with visitors young and old, from the local community and beyond.”

Huntington’s larger than life-size bronze sculpture, Diana of the Chase, anchors the exhibition, with selections of Weems’ vivid animal sculptures from the Museum’s collection offering a contrast in subject and scale. A full-length oil portrait by Marion Boyd Allen (1876-1973) of Huntington at work in her studio is paired with an intimate painting of Weems done in the 1920s by Boston and Manchester artist Charles Hopkinson (1899-1989).

Weems was one of this country’s most accomplished sculptors of the 20th century and a major figure on Boston’s North Shore for many years. She is best known for her larger-than-life size animal pieces, many of which can be found in and around Boston, including the bronze Dolphins of the Sea (1979) at the New England Aquarium.

Weems studied with Charles Gafly at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and with Anna Hyatt Huntington, George Demetrios and Brenda Putnam. In 1928, she was awarded the Philadelphia Academy of the Fine Arts’ prestigious George E. Widener Memorial Gold Medal for her work Narcisse Noir (1926).  She maintained a home and studio in Manchester (known as The Chimneys) and was life-long friends with fellow sculptor Walker Hancock. The name of the exhibition is based on Weems’ memoir, Odds Were Against Me, which provided insights into the challenges that she and other women or her generation faced as they struggled to gain footholds in the arts.

Huntington was born in Cambridge, MA, a daughter of Alpheus Hyatt, a zoologist and paleontologist, and Audella Beebe Hyatt, a watercolorist. The Hyatts purchased a summer house in the Annisquam section of Gloucester in 1878 where Alpheus ran a biological laboratory and school. For many years, Huntington maintained a summer sculpture studio on the property. While she would study for a time under Henry H. Kitson in Boston, and later with Hermon A. MacNeil at the Art Students’ League in New York, Huntington thought of herself as a self-taught artist, inspired by her older sister Harriet who was also a sculptor.

In 1902, Huntington moved to New York City to pursue her career, traveling from there to France in 1907. By the 1910s, she had established herself as one of this country’s most respected sculptors, attracting commissions for such works as her well-known depiction of Joan of Arc (1915-1918), versions of which are installed in Blois, France;Québec City; San Francisco; New York City; and Gloucester. In 1923, she married Archer Huntington and worked on what is now known as Brookgreen Gardens in South Carolina. She is best known as a figurative sculptor, having created animals, equestrian monuments, fountains and other works for gardens.

“The Cape Ann Museum is fortunate to have a strong collection of artwork and artifacts in its holdings related to women, now and in the past,” said Museum Curator Martha Oaks. “While many of these items are typically on display throughout the Museum, this year as people across the country recognize the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage, we’re enjoying calling them out to our visitors and exploring the myriad of stories they can tell us about women’s abilities and achievements.  Anna Vaughn Hyatt Huntington and Katharine Lane Weems were two extraordinary artists who excelled at a time that wasn’t always welcoming of women. We’re very proud to be showcasing their work and sharing it with Museum visitors.”

Cape Ann has long been recognized as one of this country’s oldest and most important art colonies and the collection of the Cape Ann Museum contains examples of works by many of the artists who came to Cape Ann, including Marsden Hartley, Cecilia Beaux, Nell Blaine, Edward Hopper and John Sloan. At the heart of the Museum’s holdings is the single largest collection of works by early 19th century artist Fitz Henry Lane (1804-1865). A native of Gloucester, Lane worked as a lithographer and a painter and his works on display at the Cape Ann Museum capture the town’s busy seaport in its heyday. The Cape Ann Museum is dedicated to illuminating the diversity of life on Cape Ann by collecting, preserving and presenting the interconnected stories of art and industry during the past 400 years.

HERE IS A LINK TO IMAGES FOR ODDS WERE AGAINST ME:

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/wmc2p5z8qqyzd0b/AAD3J_i85LOdjSaBs74f5Rnqa?dl=0

For more information about the exhibition and related programming, please visit the Museum’s website www.capeannmuseum.org.

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Call For Consignments – RAA&M Annual Art Auction – Consignment Deadline: March 7, 2020

The Rockport Art Association & Museum (RAA&M) in Rockport, MA is currently accepting consignment submissions of works by Historic American Artists, Highlighting the Cape Ann School, for its Annual Art Auction. The consignment deadline is Saturday, March 7th and the Auction will be held on Saturday, May 2nd, 2020 in the RAA&M’s Hibbard Gallery.

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Each year, this prestigious fundraising event attracts serious collectors from across the country, as well as those just starting an art collection. The auction features works by master Cape Ann artists of the past such as: Aldro T. Hibbard, Anthony Thieme, Emile Gruppé, Harry A. Vincent, W. Lester Stevens, Max Kuehne, Marguerite Pearson, Antonio Cirino, Carl Peters, Frederick Mulhaupt, Jane Peterson, Emma Fordyce MacRae and many more. The RAA&M 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 35th year, began with a bequest by founding 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 RAA&M’s major annual fundraising event ever since.

For more information about the Rockport Art Association & Museum and its Annual Art Auction, please visit www.rockportartassn.org/auction.

To make an appointment or to inquire about consigning, please contact Margaret Redington at
978-546-6604 or auction@rockportartassn.org.

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.

Image Processing 101: Post Production Processing for Photographers

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This is a seminar for professional, fine art, and hobbyist photographers who want to learn all of the essential tools in Adobe Bridge, Camera RAW , and Photoshop used to get perfect images every time. We learn a process for file management and image editing that saves time while ensuring quality.
This is a chip to print seminar (not a ‘how to shoot photos’ seminar). The seminar is presented in four 90 minute sessions by James Eves of Cape Ann Giclée. He draws upon more than 30 years of working in Digital Imaging. In each session we refine our understanding of File Management, Image Resolution, and Image Editing.
This seminar is for beginners/intermediate. Prerequisite is a good working knowledge of computers. This class is taught on a Mac but all functions will work on a PC. Much of the lessons can be applied in Adobe Lightroom.

March 10 Session 1:

In this first 90 minute session we adjust a few camera settings to improve quality and help streamline file 
management. We jump into Adobe Bridge to learn the tools to quickly establish a file management system, protect our images with embedded © copyright, and learn some batch processing that saves time. Using Adobe Bridge we manage many files, that could take hours, in minutes. The files are prepped for editing and tagged 
to be easily found later. Proper file management at the beginning will save time later on.

March 17 Session 2:

In Session 2 we get right into Camera Raw and learn the environment, tools and a powerful editing process that can be applied to every image we ever shoot. We learn color theory via James’ ‘Kindergarten Color Theory’ (You learned everything you need to know about color in kindergarten). Color editing is easy once you know the right approach. We learn about constructive vs. destructive tools, sharpening, selective color, lens correction and more.

March 24 Session 3:

In Session 3 we refine our skills and understanding in Camera Raw on a variety of images. Most of this session is dedicated to learning the subtleties of tools of editing in Camera RAW under a wide range of Image types. In the end we learn Batch Image editing, turning hours of editing into just minutes.

March 31 Session 4:

In Session 4 We bring our select images into Adobe Photoshop and refine them into works of art. We learn cropping and aspect ratios and we perfect our images with retouching techniques and local area color editing. We fully understand image resolution and how to save files for the web and print.
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