Experimental group of Rockport Art Assoc & Museum hosts presentation from gallery owner & activist Paula Estey

Donna Caselden shares save the date for an upcoming event in Rockport:

Experimental group of Rockport Art Association and Museum (RAAM) kicks off the year with a presentation from respected gallery owner and activist, Paula Estey.   

“The Personal is Political: Art and Activism 2020” A presentation through Estey’s professional journey from Gallery owner to community activist. We’ll talk about things like our creative responsibility as artists for truth; how to avoid burnout or comparison; how to maintain an ethic of beauty in the face of challenges, and the artist’s personal paths to activism. Artists can be effective catalysts for conscious change.   This exciting talk is free and open to the public!  All are welcome!

Date March 19, 2020

Time 6-8 p.m.

Place: Hibbard Gallery, Rockport Art Association & Museum

Paula Estey (Abbreviated) Bio ~ Paula Estey (pictured here with her son) has been an art warrior from birth, through poetry, painting, performance and now as the founder of Paula Estey Gallery: A Center for Art and Activism, celebrating six years in 2020. Paula has curated meaningful contemporary fine art exhibits addressing environmental and other social justice topics.  In 2017, Estey founded The Women in Action Huddle of Greater Newburyport,. a support and activism group with more than 250 members working on initiatives serving the environmental crisis in our communities and region. For more info: www.paulaesteygallery.com

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courtesy photo Paula Estey (with son)

Raam exterior

Upcoming exhibition by the Experimental Group of Rockport Art Association & Museum

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photo caption: Whalen-Waller Hazmat-Man, 24×24, oil & collage, work included in Experimental Group 9th annual show at ROCKPORT ART ASSOC & MUSEUM

Donna Caselden www.donnacaselden.com shares the press release:

What:   Unexpected No. 9 Exhibit
Where:  Rockport Art Association & Museum, 12 Main Street, Rockport, MA
When:   Sept. 29-October 13, 2018, Reception Sunday Sept 30, 2-4pm
Info:       www.experimentalartgroup.com                                                      

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

The Rockport Art Association & Museum’s Experimental Group opens its ninth group exhibition, “Unexpected No. Nine” at Rockport Art Association & Museum, 12 Main Street, Rockport, MA, 978.546.6604. This juried show features artworks of both the RAA&M’s artists and contributing members. Works on view in the exhibition range in medium to include paintings, mixed-media, graphics, sculpture, digital art and photography.  The exhibition runs from September 29 through October 13, with an Artist Reception on Sunday, September 30 from 2-4 pm.  Gallery hours are Tuesday through Sunday, 1-5 pm or by appointment. Closed Monday.

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  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 96 years.

Participating artists Cape Ann Art Show Beauport Hotel Gloucester

Here is a digital who’s who catalogue with portraits of the participating artists and scenes from the inaugural Cape Ann Art Show at the Beauport Hotel Gloucester, MA. The art fair and the hotel were jumping on this gorgeous evening. Original works of art (not reproductions) were priced under $100 and up from there. The artists and the hotel were so well prepared and joyous, I was compelled to record their effort. Apologies if I missed anyone. I jotted down contact information and linked to artists when possible.



Suzanne Brailey 



Donna Caselden (978) 381-3576



Katherine Coakley (781)789-3696


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Dan DeLouise Studio 53 (978) 282-1540


Terry Delpercio-Piemonte (978)290-1726



Kevin Ellis 


Jeannette Steele Esposito  ljespo@juno.com



Read more continues to participating artists (F-Z)

They’re in alphabetical order. Please let me know if you or your contact information was missed. I tried to capture the complete installation. Congratulations to the artists and Beauport Hotel! It was a great fair.

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