Cape Ann Artisans August 15th Mini-Tour – Updated Schedule

The August Cape Ann Artisans Summer Mini-Tour
Gloucester and Rockport, MA.
Saturday,  August 15th 8-4.   Plum Cove Studio 9-4.

Contact:
info@capeannartisans.com or leave a message with
Cynthia Curtis 978-546-6186

 

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Based on the success of the July Mini-Tour, the Cape Ann Artisans look forward to a second one-day event on August 15th.   To beat the heat, the hours have been moved earlier.  Six of the studios will open at 8AM; Plum Cove Studios will open at 9AM and all will close at 4PM.

The participating artists include David Archibald, Cynthia Curtis, and Erin O’Sullivan & Scott Place (Twin Lights Studios) representing the ceramic arts.   They are joined by painter Jillian Demeri, sea glass jeweler Jacqueline Ganim-DeFalco, glass artist Beth Williams, and Pamela Stratton Mosaics.   The group has self-selected based on their ability to use outdoor spaces and welcome visitors safely.

Once again, the Artisans will take full advantage of their outdoor spaces to offer “safe” visiting and shopping.  The feedback from July was extremely encouraging with all artisans enjoying art sales, new regional visitors, former patrons, and people strolling the neighborhood and responding to the signature pink signage.   A Salem visitor shared her experience enthusiastically.

Our visit to the mini-tour of the Cape Ann Artisans could not have been more delightful. Under the restrictions of the Covid protocols, the artists were welcoming, informative and glad to have visitors. Their welcome was gracious and their art was impressive. We did buy ceramic lamp bases from David Archibald, and are thrilled with our purchase. We are very much looking forward to the next tour. And of course, Cape Ann is a work of art in itself.

Visitors can easily group the tour into geographic proximity by visiting the Gloucester artists and Rockport artists in sequence by neighborhood from East Gloucester, to downtown, to Riverdale, Lanesville, and Rockport (or reverse). The full Cape Ann Artisan Tour map can be downloaded at CapeAnnArtisans.com.

Artists are all taking appointment by phone, email, and/or Square for visitors that would like to reserve a specific time.  Appointments will be given first priority if the studio is at Covid-compliant capacity.  Look for our pink flags to way-find to the open studios!

The Artisans have also confirmed the Fall Tour for Saturday and Sunday, October 10-11.   Details for the Fall Tour are forthcoming.    All the Cape Ann Artisans welcome appointments throughout the season and hope to hear directly from visitors.

Artisans ask for visitors to be Covid-Compliant, wear facial coverings, practice social distancing, and use hand sanitizer which will be available at each studio.

new exhibition ‘Gloucester, Cape Ann | of time and place’ opening at Jane Deering Gallery

Jane Deering Gallery announces a new exhibition Gloucester, Cape Ann | of time and place opening Saturday August 8th at 19 Pleasant Street, Gloucester and presenting new perspectives and interpretations of the region’s past and present.  Included are artists of the Cape and from abroad.  Gallery hours: Saturdays and Sundays 1:00-3:00pm and by appointment. 

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Contact:
917-902-4359 or info@janedeeringgallery.com  Works from the exhibition can be viewed online at janedeeringgallery.com 

WINDHOVER’s 2020 SUMMER NEWS In the time of the pandemic; July 20, 2020

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Quarry Dance Nine Takes Center Stage:

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With our world, our lives and the performing arts as we knew them drastically altered for all of us in unprecedented ways, Windhover is moving forward with the creative impulse which uplifts us.  The arts in this time of crisis, gives us hope, elevates our spirits and helps transcend the difficulties facing us now.

With that idea in mind, we at Windhover have found a way to bring a new and original QUARRY DANCE NINE to all of those who want to experience the art of dance from the comfort of your own home! Here is what is happening:

Dušan Týnek Dance Theatre, the innovative NYC based company which has performed the Quarry Dances for the past eight years, is in residence at Windhover this month bringing two dancers at a time here. Dušan, the choreographer, is currently creating a new and original quarry dance specifically designed for film. Three stunning private quarries on Cape Ann, with the generosity of their respective owners, have been selected to be where the Quarry Dance Nine takes place.  Dušan is busy creating a new work at these three quarries this week. Each section of the dance at each of the three quarries will be filmed by Boston based videographer Anders Johnson, then edited into one dance.  The film will be streamed in mid-to-late August, complete with original music by jazz musician and multi-instrumentalist Russ Gershon.

This video version of the quarry dance lends a new and different perspective to this art form. As an audience member, you will be able to hover over the cliffs, immerse yourself in the quarry waters, and have that bird’s-eye view that the camera can provide.  Duets and solos on these quarry walls and waters are the building blocks of Quarry Dance Nine, as the dancers perform while being safely social distanced. It is a new and original work, and the excitement of performing outdoors is a gift to be shared with you, our audience.

During this time of crisis, the arts have been sadly affected, but my hope is to have Windhover provide a safe refuge for artists of all kinds to be able to create new and original work. Quarry Dance Nine is the first of these endeavors, and more will come. The film of Quarry Dance Nine will have a specific release date in August to be  announced soon.

If you are able to donate to Windhover Performing Arts Center to help support the dancers, musician and filmmaker of  Quarry Dance Nine, please go to the Windhover website here  www.windhover.org and use the DONATE button which links to Paypal. Or alternatively you can send a donation to Windhover, P.O Box 2249. Rockport, Ma. 01966.  Windhover is a 501©3 ORGANIZATION AND ALL DONATIONS ARE FULLY TAX DEDUCTIBLE.

Thank you for your support. It is greatly appreciated.

We also want to thank Harvard Pilgrim Health Care for their support of Quarry Dance Nine, as well as the Rockport and Gloucester Cultural Councils.

Lisa Hahnz

Executive Director, Lisa Hahn

Windhover Performing Arts Center
PO Box 2249, Rockport, Ma. 01966       phone:  978-546-3611

windhover@verizon.net

New exhibition opening July 18 in the SHED at Jane Deering Gallery

AMY ROBSON | Just Looking opens at Jane Deering Gallery, Gloucester on Saturday July 18th. To respect current safety measures, viewing of Robson’s charming paintings will be at Deering’s home property where works will be installed in the exhibition SHED, which is open to the air and has good circulation.  For address details, 917-902-4359  or info@janedeeringgallery.com.  Hours: Saturdays & Sundays 1:00-4:00pm or by appointment. The gallery and the artist are offering all works at very special prices.  Works from the exhibition can be viewed at: https://janedeeringgallery.com/exhibitions-jdg-gloucester-ma/amy-robson-keep-looking/1

Lighthouse Collage (Mark Adrian Shoes) JDGRock (B&W) JDG

Robson is a British/American artist (MFA, Chelsea College of Arts, London UK) who has spent the last twenty years visiting  Cape Ann.  For her first US solo exhibition, she presents a series of paintings made from drawing while sitting on just one rock overlooking the mouth of the Annisquam River over the course of six weeks in 2019.  Though based on one viewpoint, the highly diverse work celebrates the infinite possibilities of keen observation combined with an artist’s subjective experience.  Produced in a pre-Covid time, the series is prescient as we now find ourselves inhabiting infinitely smaller universes.

Upcoming Art Classes at the RAA&M

Fun with Pressed Flowers – Young Artists Online with Jacki Harrington

Mondays, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
July 20, 27; August 3, 10
Ages 12 – 17

Registration Deadline: July 13
$175 RAA&M Student Members
$195 Non-Members

Let’s have some fun exploring the world of pressed flowers and creating some beautiful items. In this four week class we will learn about pressing a variety of plant material and techniques for preserving them. Each class will also include hands on art projects, such as bookmarks, cards and frameable pieces among others.

Jacki will send you an invite with the Zoom link before the class. Space is limited.

For More Info & To Register: https://www.rockportartassn.org/young-artists-1/fun-with-pressed-flowers-young-artists-online-with-jacki-harrington

Most of the materials will be provided by the instructor, but students will also need some basic supplies: scissors, tweezers, a ruler, computer paper, plain newsprint, ordinary white glue, a glue stick or a tape runner, and either waxed paper or parchment paper to use as a work surface.

Kits with materials needed for the art projects will be available for pick up at RAA&M: Thursday, July 16 through Sunday, July 19 from 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM. If necessary, the kit can be shipped to you by request. Please email margaret@rockportartassn.org if you need to have the kit shipped.

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Outdoor Painting – with Carole Loiacono

Thursdays, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
July 30; August 6, 13, 20

Registration Deadline: July 23
$200 RAA&M Members
$225 Non-Members

This plein air painting class focuses on technique, composition and color theory. It is open to all levels from beginners through experienced painters. Each class session begins with a demonstration by Carole and ends with a group critique.

Participants may paint in watercolor, oil, acrylic or any other medium. Most demonstrations will be in watercolor.

Participants must register in advance for the entire series. No drop-ins. Space is limited.

Note: These classes will be held outdoors. To ensure a safe environment, everyone will need to maintain social distancing, wear face masks and meet at the painting location (specific locations tbd). The number of participants will also be limited.

You will be notified each week of the painting location. In the event of inclement weather, an alternate day will be arranged with Carole to paint outdoors.

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Rockport Music presents a Virtual Music Series—Concert View

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Rockport Music announces launch of Concert View* virtual series tomorrow, July 2, at 7 pm with a new performance by the Grammy Award-winning Parker Quartet at the Shalin Liu Performance Center.  The series includes a range of artists like renowned cello-piano duo David Finckel and Wu Han, the incomparable bass-baritone Davóne Tines, the spectacular pianist George Li, and more. Dates subject to change.

CONCERT VIEW SERIES
Weekly Virtual Music Series
Fridays at 7 PM (except Parker Quartet on Thursday)

July 2: Parker Quartet

July 10: Stephen Prutsman, piano (artist from home)

July 17: George Li, piano

July 24: Chee-Yun, violin & Henry Kramer, piano

July 31: Grisha Goryachev, guitar

August 7: Davóne Tines, bass-baritone (artist from home)

August 14: Rum Runners String Band

August 21: Mari Martin & the Lucky Boys

August 28: David Finckel, cello & Wu Han, piano

The series will be free to viewers and shared via Facebook, Youtube and Rockport Music’s website.  For a full listing and program details, please visit rockportmusic.org or https://rockportmusic.org/concert-window-virtual-series/.

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Website: rockportmusic.org  | 978.546.7391

*Please note adjustment in series name.

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American Legion Post #98 / Rockport Fundraiser

I’m getting back into my artwork now that I’ve retired from nursing after 43 years.  I’m doing a fundraiser for the vets and James and Anna of Cape Ann Giclée are helping me with printing.
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Every summer (with the exception of this one) the Legion in Rockport hosts vets for a fishing trip/ social event. I spoke with Larry Story, the vet who organizes the event and he said that lobstermen from Rockport and Gloucester donate their time for the outing.  I asked him about contributing to the cause with a poster I made from a painting of mine. As I mentioned James and Anna are doing the printing when I get orders.  The unframed poster is 11 x  14 inches and retails for $20.00.  All profits go to the Legion.
I live near the Pigeon Cove harbor and have gotten to see the workings of the waterfront since I’ve stopped working as a nurse and since COVID has pretty much curtailed my normal activities.  What I’ve learned is that the lobster industry is a very complicated and dangerous business and the work never stops as you know! I really admire what the guys are doing down here because it’s really a rare and treasured industry in Rockport.  We don’t have much tourism and the granite industry is long gone. And they’ve been working right through COVID as I’m sure the guys over in Gloucester are doing.
Message me on facebook to order
https://www.facebook.com/leslie.heffron.9
Thank You for your Support,
Leslie Heffron
Here’s a video about the cove and the lobster boats over here if you care to share it on GMG.

Seven Cape Ann Artisan Studios to host first ever Summer Mini-Tours| Creatively expanding space to the outdoors to accommodate visitors

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The Cape Ann Artisans sorely missed the opportunity to open up their studios in the Spring so they are introducing a new twist for the summer months.  Instead of a full weekend tour, a sub-set of the full group will open their studios for one Saturday in July and one in August.

The participating artists include David Archibald, Cynthia Curtis, and Erin O’Sullivan & Scott Place (Twin Lights Studios) representing the ceramic arts.   They are joined by painter Jillian Demeri, sea glass jeweler Jacqueline Ganim-DeFalco, glass artist Beth Williams, and Pamela Stratton Mosaics.   The group has self-selected based on their ability to use outdoor spaces and welcome visitors safely.

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The Cape Ann Artisans have been discussing all possible ways to welcome our friends, family, neighbors, and visitors safely after a long winter of making new artwork.  We are thrilled to now be creative in the use of our combined indoor and outdoor spaces to make visitors feel comfortable and to enjoy the exquisite gardens and views of Cape Ann.  Cynthia Curtis will open up an entire end of her gallery to the outside thanks to a newly installed garage door.  Jacqueline Ganim-DeFalco will expand into her lower barn space and set up tables to sit outside and enjoy the garden. David Archibald’s luscious garden will be in full bloom.

Visitors can easily group the tour into geographic proximity by visiting the Gloucester artists and Rockport artists in sequence by neighborhood from East Gloucester, to downtown, to Riverdale, Lanesville, and Rockport (or reverse) according to the digital postcard which will be circulated online or can be downloaded from CapeAnnArtisans.com

Artists are all taking appointment by phone, email, and Square appointments for visitors that would like to reserve a specific time.  Appointments will be given first priority if the studio is at Covid-compliant capacity.  Look for our pink flags to way find to the open studios!

All the  Cape Ann Artisans welcome appointments throughout season and hope to hear directly from visitors.

All Artisans will be asking for visitors to be Covid-Compliant, wearing facial coverings, using hand-sanitizer, and practicing social distancing.

Here’s a re-cap:

What:  The Cape Ann Artisans Summer Mini-Tours

Where: Gloucester and Rockport, MA.

When:   Saturday July 18th and Saturday, August 15th 10-5.

Contact: info@capeannartisans.com or leave a message with Cynthia Curtis 978-546-6186

American Legion Post #98 / Rockport Fundraiser

I’m getting back into my artwork now that I’ve retired from nursing after 43 years.  I’m doing a fundraiser for the vets and James and Anna of Cape Ann Giclée are helping me with printing.
EssentialPigeonCovePoster.jpg
Every summer (with the exception of this one) the Legion in Rockport hosts vets for a fishing trip/ social event. I spoke with Larry Story, the vet who organizes the event and he said that lobstermen from Rockport and Gloucester donate their time for the outing.  I asked him about contributing to the cause with a poster I made from a painting of mine. As I mentioned James and Anna are doing the printing when I get orders.  The unframed poster is 11 x  14 inches and retails for $20.00.  All profits go to the Legion.
I live near the Pigeon Cove harbor and have gotten to see the workings of the waterfront since I’ve stopped working as a nurse and since COVID has pretty much curtailed my normal activities.  What I’ve learned is that the lobster industry is a very complicated and dangerous business and the work never stops as you know! I really admire what the guys are doing down here because it’s really a rare and treasured industry in Rockport.  We don’t have much tourism and the granite industry is long gone. And they’ve been working right through COVID as I’m sure the guys over in Gloucester are doing.
Message me on facebook to order
https://www.facebook.com/leslie.heffron.9
Thank You for your Support,
Leslie Heffron
Here’s a video about the cove and the lobster boats over here if you care to share it on GMG.

New at the Jane Deering Gallery

Juni Van Dyke | The Journey … then and now, a series of charming small paintings inspired by the artist’s journey to Italy in the early 90s, continues at Jane Deering Gallery. In celebration of re-opening, the gallery is offering these framed works at a very special price.  Gallery hours are limited : Saturday and Sunday 1:00-3:00pm, and by appointment.  19 Pleasant Street, Gloucester MA. 917-902-4359.

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Juni Van Dyke is a graduate of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and holds an MAT from Tufts University.  Since 1993, she has been the Director of the Arts Program at the Rose Baker Senior Center, Gloucester Massachusetts.

Rockport Music presents a Virtual Music Series: Concert Window

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Rockport Music announces a new virtual music series this summer entitled CONCERT WINDOW. Starting July 2, Rockport Music will present a weekly concert series. The series will feature performances from the Shalin Liu Performance Center stage, with a couple of special performances by artists from other locations. The Concert Window series includes a range of artists including the Grammy Award-winning Parker Quartet, renowned cello-piano duo David Finckel and Wu Han, the incomparable bass-baritone Davóne Tines, the spectacular pianist George Li, and more. Additionally, the series will highlight some of Cape Ann’s most popular local favorites like Mari Martin & the Lucky Boys, the Rum Runners String Band, and more to be announced. Dates subject to change.

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CONCERT WINDOW SERIES
Weekly Virtual Music Series
Fridays at 7 PM (except Parker Quartet on Thursday)


July 2: Parker Quartet
July 10: Davóne Tines, bass-baritone (artist from home)
July 17: George Li, piano
July 24: Chee-Yun, violin & Henry Kramer, piano
July 31: Grisha Goryachev, guitar
August 7: Stephen Prutsman, piano (artist from home)
August 14: Rum Runners String Band
August 21: Mari Martin & the Lucky Boys
August 28: David Finckel, cello & Wu Han, piano


The series will be free to viewers and shared via Facebook, Youtube and Rockport Music’s website. For a full listing and program details, please visit rockportmusic.org or https://rockportmusic.org/concert-window-virtual-series/.

Also, don’t miss Rockport Music Virtual Gala 2020—Our Gift of Music to the Community on Saturday, June 27 at 5 pm—with Grammy-nominated pianist Marc-André Hamelin in a spectacular performance of Schubert’s Sonata in B-flat major, D. 960, a special virtual duet by Artistic Director Barry Shiffman with Artistic Director Emeritus David Deveau, and a segment commemorating the 10th Anniversary of the opening of Rockport Music’s Shalin Liu Performance Center. The Virtual Gala will be free and available to view via Facebook, Youtube, and the Rockport Music website (for best video quality). The Rockport Music Gala provides critical support for the organization’s mission of presenting the highest quality music in all genres, as well as numerous Rockport Music educational and community outreach programs. Please visit our website https://rockportmusic.org/2020-rockport-music-virtual-gala/ for more details.

Website: rockportmusic.org | 978.546.7391

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ABOUT ROCKPORT MUSIC
Founded in 1981 as the Rockport Chamber Music Festival, Rockport Music presents exceptional concerts and cultural events in the “stunning acoustics and dramatic setting” (Boston Globe) of the Shalin Liu Performance Center. Best known for its summer chamber music festival featuring some of the world’s finest ensembles and soloists, Rockport Music has expanded its offerings to include year-round presentations of jazz, folk, pop, and world music, high-definition broadcasts from the Metropolitan Opera and National Theatre (London), and special film presentations. Education and community outreach activities serve nearly 10,000 students and adults throughout Cape Ann and the North Shore annually.

Cape Ann Giclée Officially Re-Opens

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We Are Open and Here’s What We Are Doing:

  • We are taking this virus seriously.
  • We are only allowing one customer at a time in the studio and maintaining social distance.
  • Masks must be securely worn at all times!
  • Once that customer leaves we spray and wipe everything down and wash our hands before we allow the next customer in.
  • We also have online ordering with curbside pickup, for people who don’t want to come inside the studio.
  • We also now have gift certificates available online!

Studio Hours: Monday-Friday 10am-5pm

20 Maplewood Ave, Gloucester MA | 978-546-7070 https://capeanngiclee.com | info@capeanngiclee.com

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Call for Entries-Sawyer Free Library~Matz Gallery 2021

Apply for the Matz Gallery 2021 Season

matz layout 2Artists are invited to submit an application and images of their work. Applications are available on the library website  
Artwork can be in any medium, such as drawing, prints, painting, photographs, mixed media, assemblage, or wall-hung sculpture.
A committee examines and reviews all applications and sets the schedule for the coming year. Artists who are accepted receive an agreement by email,
 which includes the month assigned and the name  of a facilitator for the day of the hanging.   Artwork is hung for one month. 
The artist may hold a reception (non-alcoholic) during that month in the gallery. 
Deadline for applications is September 1, 2020.

Jane Deering Gallery is re-opening June 13th

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Jane Deering Gallery is re-opening June 13th with the new exhibition Juni Van Dyke | The Journey … then and now, a series of charming small paintings inspired by the artist’s journey to Italy in the early 90s.  As a celebration of re-opening and venturing into the new journey, the gallery is offering these fourteen works at a very special price.  Gallery hours are limited : Saturday and Sunday 1:00-3:00pm, and by appointment.  19 Pleasant Street, Gloucester MA.

917-902-4359.

Juni Van Dyke is a graduate of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and holds an MAT from Tufts University.  Since 1993, she has been the Director of the Arts Program at the Rose Baker Senior Center, Gloucester Massachusetts; under her direction, work created by the senior citizens has been exhibited in museums and public institutions in New England.  The completion of the 15 quilts celebrating Gloucester neighborhoods was acquired by the Cape Ann Museum, Gloucester Massachusetts.  She is the recipient of several awards and grants, including the St. Botolph Foundation Award, Boston; Massachusetts Cultural Council Grants; and an Honorary Citation from the Massachusetts Senate for her outstanding contribution to the arts.  Van Dyke’s

work is held in the permanent collection of the Cape Ann Museum, Gloucester, Massachusetts and in numerous private collections.  Her work was selected by Room&Board for inclusion in its limited edition art series and is on view throughout the US in Room&Board locations.  Van Dyke maintains a studio in Manchester, Massachusetts.

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

VMichalak . Imagined Dogtown and Whale's Jaw 2020 . Oil on canvas . 30x40 inches
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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