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The News From Rocky Neck via Judy Robinson Cox

The Best of Rocky Neck, May 18 – June 2

Best of Rocky Neck

Rocky Neck Art Colony Member’s Spring Exhibition

Open to all Rocky Neck Art Colony members

(Applications must be received by May 4 or you can’t exhibit)

Click here for more info and to download application form



SUN, May 13, 2pm : Joel Janowitz, Cape Ann Museum Talk

Distinguished Artist/Teacher for the Goetemann Residency Program

Artist Talk with Joel Janowitz Painter and Printmaker, Distinguished Artist/Teacher, Goetemann Artist in Residency Program, Rocky Neck Art Colony. Presented by the Museum in partnership with Rocky Neck Art Colony. Reception to follow. This program is free and open to the public; reservations required.

See Workshops (below) for information about Joel Janwitz’s workshops on Rocky Neck.

Joel Janowitz
Crossing (for Ed), 2012, watercolor, 31"x 71 1/2"

Steps
Steps, 2011, watercolor, 40" x 29 1/2"

May 13-17 : Joel Janowitz, Goetemann Residency Program Distinguished Artist / Teacher Workshops

The Goetemann Residency presents a Distinguished Artist/Teacher 4 Day Watercolor Workshop on Rocky Neck. All levels are welcome.

Stepping Back to See : A Watercolor Workshop given by Joel Janowitz, painter and printmaker

At its best, to paint with watercolors is to engage in a conversation with the medium. More often it is, as Sargent said, "making the best of an emergency." In either instance, a good conversation or a dire emergency, one needs to think clearly and respond immediately. This workshop will explore strategies for working with the surprising medium of watercolor. Progressive exercises and projects will focus on a variety of working methods and on increasing one’s awareness of color and value relationships — two key factors in capturing a convincing sense of light. At the same time, we will stay open to responding playfully, quickly, and spontaneously to the quirky surprises constantly offered up by the medium. Work will be primarily from observation.

The workshop will take place from May 14-17 on Rocky Neck and is divided into two sections:

  • SECTION ONE : Monday, May 14 and Wednesday, May 16 : 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Limited to 8 participants. Artists will bring back their work for a group crit/discussion to the 2nd meeting at 9 a.m. and then paint again from 10am to 1pm.
  • SECTION TWO : Tuesday May 15, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. This section could meet at the end of the day if it would better accommodate those coming from work. Limited to 8 participants.
  • STUDIO VISITS : Joel will give 6 studio visits. Artists not taking the workshops will have first choice for these conversations with Joel Janowitz about their work.

PRICE : RNAC members, $25 per section. Non RNAC are $50 per section. You are welcome to become a RNAC member to sign up for this course. Two scholarships are available.

For registration, schedule, materials list and location* of classes or any questions please e-mail:RGlouc@comcast.net

* It is hoped that these classes will be held outside.



Goetemann Artists in Residence Now online

Three outstanding artists were selected for the 2012 Goetemann Artist in Residence program.

May 31-June 29: Ekaterina Smirnovanova

Ekaterina Smirnovanova

July 8 -August 4: Lisa K. Rosenstein

Lisa K. Rosenstein

September 9 to October 6: Viktor Valášek

Viktor Valasek

See rockyneckartcolony.org/residency.php for more images and information about each of the three resident artists.


Click to See the 2012 Rocky Neck Brochure


See 2012 Rocky Neck Brochure Online

The 2012 Rocky Neck brochure is currently at the printer and will be available for distribution next week. To view, click the brochure cover on the left to open a PDF version. Many thanks to Steve Bridges, Barbara McLaughlin and Judy Robinson-Cox for their hard work to make this possible.

Funded, in part, by the Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism. This brochure was made possible by a grant administered by the North of Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau.



Sailor Stans Now Open Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays

Sailor Stans



Sigrid Olsen Features in Oprah Magazine

The News From Rocky Neck via Judy Robinson Cox

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2012 Goetemann Artist in Residence Program Applications
Available Online

Kathy Liao
2011 Goetemann Artist in Residence, Kathy Liau describes how Rocky Neck inspired her work

Be part of the next generation of 21st century artists to build on the foundations set by Edward Hopper, Milton Avery, Nel Blaine, Winslow Homer, and many others. We are currently accepting applications for the 2012 Goetemann Artist in Residency Program at the Rocky Neck Art Colony. Three visual artists will be selected to be in residence for three one month residencies during the summer season from May to October of 2012. Rocky Neck sits like a jewel in the large fishing harbor of Gloucester, MA. With rafted fishing vessels sitting below the stacked houses of surrounding hills, it has provided the visual drama and complex beauty to draw America’s greatest artists over the last 150 years to the oldest working art colony in the United States. Residents accepted will receive a prime live-work studio both private and on a wharf right in the midst of it all. Choices for subject matter are endless. Interpretive possibilities abound. We encourage applications from artists interested in the naturalistic phenomena of this place as well as from those on the cutting edge of contemporary thought and exploration.

Click to Download 2012 Goetemann Artist in Residence Application Form


Rocky Neck Art Colony Awarded North of Boston CVB Grant

The Rocky Neck Art Colony was among eleven non-profit organizations throughout Essex County that will receive grant funds as part of the North of Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau’s (NBCVB) Tourism Grant Program. Just over $30,000 will be awarded. Since 1994, the NBCVB has given nearly $1 million to local non-profit organizations as a way to promote the region as a travel destination.

Among the award recipients are Chambers of Commerce from Cape Ann, Marblehead, Newburyport, Salisbury, and Salem as well as the Topsfield Fair, Maritime Gloucester (formerly the Gloucester Maritime Heritage Center), the Ipswich Visitors Center, Lowell’s Boat Shop in Amesbury, and Rocky Neck Art Colony in Gloucester. Each organization is receiving funds to assist in the printing of promotional materials to help encourage visitors to choose the North of Boston region as their next vacation.

The Grant Awards will be presented during the Breakfast Program at the NBCVB’s 6th Annual Tourism Summit on Friday, February 3, 2012 at the Boston Marriott Peabody. The Tourism Summit is a day-long event with concurrent sessions and keynote speakers which discusses current trends in travel and tourism and advice on how to stretch your marketing dollars. This year, Chip Tuttle of Suffolk Downs will be speaking during the Lunch Program about the recently passed Casino Bill and what kind of effect it may have on the North of Boston community.

Any business within Essex County that is impacted by tourism is welcome to attend this event. Admission for NBCVB members is $60; Nonmember admission is $70. Tickets can be purchased online by visiting www.northofbostoncvb.org/conference.

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Cape Ann Museum

SAT, January 21 : WINTER SHORTS
Mini Tours with Museum Docents Highlighting Their Favorites from the Collection

Back by popular demand! The WINTER SHORTS program is a day-long celebration with docents offering mini tours highlighting their favorites from the Museum’s collection. These tours are free and open to the public. Space is limited; first come, first served.

  • 10:30 a.m. Dragon Boats, Porcelains, … and Stowaways Treasures from China
  • 11:15 a.m. Contemporary Art A look at what has happened between then and now
  • 12:00 p.m. Design and How Virginia Lee Burton’s Folly Cove Designers
  • 1:30 p.m. Father and Daughter Captain Elias Davis and daughter Mary – an examination of their belongings
  • 2:15 p.m. Into the Woods A walk through decades of woodworking on Cape Ann
  • 3:00 p.m. Why Dogtown Belonged to Marsden Hartley. Hartley was passionate and possessed by Dogtown, come hear about when and why
  • 3:45 p.m. Keeping up with the Joans (of Arc) Anna Hyatt Huntington’s Joan of Arc in Gloucester and beyond

Don’t forget – the Cape Ann Museum is FREE to all Cape Ann residents through January 31. The Museum is closed to the public during the month of February.

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Khan Studio /GMG Exhibit At The Sawyer Free Library

Good Morning Gloucester

Through January 31

See More photos



seARTS

In 2011 seARTS secured a nomination for Cape Ann/Gloucester as a Top 25 Arts Destination by AmericanStyle Magazine. Thanks to your votes, we won the #3 spot on the list for small U.S. cities.

Voting time is here again, and this year, we want to aim for the #1 spot. To achieve this distinction, we need your help in spreading the word.

We’ve created a postcard announcing this year’s voting opportunity, and we’d like to ask you to post it, along with a link to the AmericanStyle voting page, on your websites and social media pages, and send it to your friends. If you would like hard-copy postcards, just let us know and we’ll be glad to send them to you.

Please click here for a downloadable JPEG of the postcard. Here also is the link to AmericanStyle Magazine’s voting page, which can be copied and pasted on your website or social media page: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/3YYDSTL.

We hope you’ll join seARTS in this initiative to raise our cultural status. We can’t do it without you! For more information contact info@searts.org or call us at 978-281-1222. Sincerely, The seARTS Board


MON, Feb 27 : seARTS Annual Meeting
Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport, 6-9 pm

Save the date! The seARTS Annual Meeting takes place Monday, February 27. We’re planning a great conversation about cultural district designation with distinguished speakers Ann Galligan and Herb Weiss. Mayor Carolyn Kirk will be there, too. Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport, 6-9 PM. More details coming soon.

The News From Rocky Neck via Judy Robinson Cox

Giles Chapel

Thursday 12/29 – Last Day at the Rocky Neck Winter Show

Thursday, December 29, is the last day that for the Rocky Neck Art Colony Winter Show and your last chance to get one of Mary Rhinelander’s beautiful linoleum block prints of "The Center" at Rocky Neck with your tax-deductable donation to the Rocky Neck Art Colony. Simply donate whatever quantity you wish in our charming church donation box (thank you Kathy Archer) and the card is yours. While you’re there take a look around at the beautiful Art Colony exhibition …. it will be the last time to see such a diverse collection until our member show in the spring. The gallery closes at 5pm.

Artists, remember to pick up your work on Friday, December 30
between 12 and 2 pm.

photo by Manny Simoes
photo by Manny Simoes


Annual Rocky Neck Plunge

Jan 1st 2012 12:00 PM (Noon) At Oak Cove Beach
Rocky Neck Plunge-The Pledge List, The Chance To Win $100 Azorean Gift Card, The Food Drive and the $8.99 All You Can Eat Passports Pre-Plunge Breakfast

Erik at Passports Is Offering Up an $8.99 Breakfast Buffet Pre Plunge! The Good Morning Gloucester folks plan to meet there at 10AM, come eat with them!

Message from Joey:

If you enter your name here on GMG beforehand, get listed as a pledge to plunge and do it, we will enter your name into a hat and pick one of the GMG listed plungers post plunge for a $100 Azorean Gift card. Card was donated by our Terry Weber. No entries will be accepted on the scene of the crime, you have to put in a comment here or contact me ahead of time to confirm you are on "The List".

If you pledge to plunge and then bail out for ANY REASON, that gives us free license to ridicule you for the entire year! I can tell you it is incredibly invigorating and the very best way to start your year. It sets you up to overcome a fear and once you do it the rest of the year you feel like you can and will do anything!

The plunge goes off at noon on Oaks Cove Beach on Rocky Neck.

The List

Joey C, Donna Ardizzoni, Rick Moore, Ed Collard, Paul Morrison, Rick Paolillo, Melissa Cox, Dr. Ray Cahill, Colleen Apostolos-Marsh, Lotus Marsh, Lukas and Lasse Struppe, Owen, Henry, and Jon Hardy, Alexandra Rhinelander, Charles Du Deaubien Gaspien (or something like that), Ericka Hyam, Steve LeBlanc, Jamie Verga, Kevin Ryan, Patrick Ryan, Denny Cunningham, Carolyn Kirk, Bill Kirk, Amanda Nash, Tom Robinson Cox, Mike and Eva DiLascio, Amandacakes and Beasley, Keara the chick with the heavy green eye shadow (I forgot her last name), Vickie Van Ness, Greg Bover, Brian O’Connor, Skip Montello,Kane Oshiro,Barry “Cuda” Pollack, Charles Rodgers, Lindell Willnow, Terry Weber, Jason Grow, Maisey, Jeamima and Matilda, Karen Ristuben, Wendie Demuth,Scott LeVasseur ,Tony Goddess,Mike Nicastro, Alicia Pensarosa, Nicole, Ben and Emma Duckworth

CLICK HERE TO SEE PHOTOS OF LAST YEAR’S PLUNGE AND SIGN UP TO BE A PLUNGER

Cathy McCarthy is organizing a food drive at the Plunge for The Open Door … Please bring these items that are most needed .. . TUNA, 100 percent juice, Hearty Soups, Peanut Butter, Pasta Sauce, Breakfast Cereal, Baking Items to Oak Cove Beach during the Plunge.Start the New Year off on a good note : help out and give back. Call Cathy McCarthy 978-282-7320 for more info.


Cultural District Updates

Cultural District Updates from Gloucester:

Downtown Gloucester Cultural District: A Downtown Cultural District Committee has been formed and is currently working through the Massachusetts Cultural Council application process. The Committee has been contacting various stake holders within the downtown area and since there is an area overlap between the proposed Downtown Cultural District and the new Harbor Walk – we have scheduled a meeting of the two committees. It is our hope to announce a public hearing date soon. For information contact: Judith Hoglander, judith@nii.net.

East Gloucester Cultural District:

The East Gloucester Cultural District proposed map is with the City (through Councillor Paul McGeary). The City Council will take it up, pass a resolution, and schedule a public hearing. Date will be announced.

Cultural District Updates from Rockport:

Great news! On Tuesday evening November 29 the Rockport Board of Selectmen voted unanimously to pass a resolution endorsing the creation of the state designated Rockport Cultural District.

Susan Daly wins Naples Art Association’s
Innovation/Experimentation Award

Sue Daly’s painting "Water Iris"won the Innovation/Experimention Award at the Naples Art Association Members’ Gallery



RNAC Member George Sanker Wins World Landscapes Outdoor Photography of the Year 2011

George Sanker photograph

This photograph of an ancient pine tree in Grand Teton National Park, taken the morning after an October snowstorm, was elected as the winner of the World Landscapes category in the "Outdoor Photographer of the Year 2011" competition conducted by Outdoor Photography magazine, a popular and highly commended publication based in the U.K.

Sanker’s photographs have been named winners of three major categories in three prestigious international competitions over the last several years. In 2007, his photograph of a moose jumping a fence won first place in the Mammals-Professional Photographers category, National Wildlife Federation Photography Contest ( see http://www.nwf.org/News-and-Magazines/National-Wildlife/PhotoZone/Archives/2007/Photo-Contest-Winners.aspx). In 2010, his photograph of a black bear cub looking into the camera from behind a tree won first place in the Wild Planet category of the Outdoor Photographer of the Year Competition of Outdoor Photography magazine (see http://www.opoty.co.uk/#/past-winners/4546783040).


Richard Seeley Lunar Eclipse

Rich Seeley’s image of the Lunar Eclipse of Saturday December 10th is published in the Summit County Daily Newspaper, Colorado: Lunar Eclipse in Summit County Daily Newspaper
Read the blog post and story behind the image at: Lunar Eclipse

The News From Rocky Neck via Judy Robinson Cox

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THURSDAY, Dec 15, 5-8pm

Evite

A very friendly update and reminder from Karen Ristuben

Our fund drive for The Center’s Feasibility Study and Option to Purchase needs your pledges right away. We are interviewing two excellent consultants this week, and would like to start working with one of them right after the New Year. And, our Center Steering Committee is meeting this Wednesday to get things rolling. But, we are still several thousand dollars short of our goal, so we need you now! Easy pledging & Paypal available under the church on the left.

Support Rocky Neck artists at the RNAC Winter Show

Open Mon – Sat: 10am – 6 pm, Thursdays till 8pm, Sundays 12 to 5pm

Rocky Neck Winter Show

Holiday Cheer at John Nesta Gallery, 37 Rocky Neck Ave

See John’s new collection of paintings, watch Dominic’s hand built model train set, and enjoy some holiday snacks every Saturday and Sunday before Christmas at the John Nesta Gallery on Rocky Neck.

Dominic Nesta

Annual Rocky Neck Plunge

Jan 1st 2012 12:00 PM (Noon) At Oak Cove Beach

Cathy McCarthy is organizing a food drive at the Plunge for The Open Door … Please bring these items that are most needed .. . TUNA, 100 percent juice, Hearty Soups, Peanut Butter, Pasta Sauce, Breakfast Cereal, Baking Items

It is really important that we help out and give back Please do so. Call Cathy McCarthy 978-282-7320 for more info.

Weekends in Rockport : Kathy Archer, Elynn Kroger,
Patti Sullivan,Tom Nihan

Cape Ann Studios, 2 Tuna Wharf, Rockport

Cape Ann Studio
L to R: Elynn Kroger, Kathleen Gerdon Archer, Tom Nihan

This weekend until Christmas, Tom Nihan, Elynn Kroger, Patti Sullivan and Kathy Archer will be showing their work at a new gallery called Cape Ann Studios, 2 Tuna Wharf in Rockport. Weekends, 11 to 5 or call 978-879-6211 to make an appointment. If you’re in the area be sure to stop by.

Cape Ann Studio

Marty Morgan Open House


4 Reasons to Take the Riverdale-Lanesville Stagecoach Route

Khan Studio

The News From Rocky Neck via Judy Robinson Cox

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Pledge to support the Cultural Center Building Fund

former Christian Science ChurchSend in your pledge today to support the initial phase of the purchase by the Rocky Neck Art Colony of the former Christian Science Church property at 6 Wonson Street on Rocky Neck. The Center will be the organizational base and cultural center of the RNAC, and serve its core mission as an arts organization. In addition, the Center’s mission will be to enable positive community-building through both the arts and non-art-related uses.

Former Christian Science Church at 6 Wonson St. in Rocky Neck.

Download Pledge form or
Donate to the Rocky Neck Art Colony Building Fund. Click the Donate Button below to donate now by credit card. All donations are tax deductible.


Rocky Neck Art Colony


Join the Rocky Neck Art Colony now and your membership
is good until March 2013

If you are considering joining the Rocky Neck Art Colony, you can join now and participate in this year’s Winter Show in downtown Gloucester .(Information about the Winter Show willl be available early next week). Your membership will be good through all of 2012 until March 2013.

Click here to download a 2012 Rocky Neck Art Colony Membership Erollment Form


You’re invited to attend the State of the City in Rocky Neck

Saturday, November 5, 9 am, 6 Wonson Street (former Christian Science Church)

Hear Mayor Kirk explain the State of the City and what’s at stake for Gloucester’s future. Then participate in a round table discussion with Mayor Kirk, members of the City Staff and Residents.



GMG Web Cam installed at Rocky Neck Accommodations

Web Cam

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The News From Rocky Neck via Judy Robinson-Cox

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New Community Art Center?
Main room of the chuch property, photo by Tom Cox

At last Tuesday’s general meeting, the following proposal was approved
by an overwhelming majority:

That the Rocky Neck Art Colony undertake preliminary efforts toward purchasing the property at 6 Wonson Street, Gloucester (the former Christian Science Church) for the purpose of developing it into a center in the spirit of the mission outlined here.


Rocky Neck Art Colony


Join the Rocky Neck Art Colony now and your membership
is good until March 2013

If you are considering joining the Rocky Neck Art Colony, you can join now and participate in this year’s Winter Show in downtown Gloucester. Your membership will be good through all of 2012 until March 2013.

Click here to download a 2012 Rocky Neck Art Colony Membership Erollment Form


RNG Sign


SAT, Oct 15: Last Day of the Season for the Rocky Neck Gallery

Hours: 11am to 6pm

Rocky Neck Gallery, 53 Rocky Neck Ave.

The gallery is offering a 10% reduction on member’s work from Oct 1 to closing day, Oct 15.


The Roseway
The Roseway, photo by EJ


Did you Know? (Roseway)

(by Good Morning Gloucester contributor, EJ LeFavour)

That the Schooner Roseway hauled out this morning at Marine Railways? She’s a beauty. Stop by the Railways and check her out. Here’s some interesting history about her.

History of the Schooner Roseway
In the fall of 1920 a Halifax, Nova Scotia, newspaper challenged the fisherman of Gloucester, Massachusetts, to a race between the Halifax fishing schooners and the Gloucester fleet. Therefore many schooners, such as Roseway, built at this time were not strictly designed for fishing but in order to protect American honor in the annual races.

Click here to read the whole story

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NSAA

North Shore Arts

North Shore Arts Association concludes its 2011 Season
“Featured Artists” Exhibits with shows by Dianne Panarelli Miller and Cathy Landergan

Diane Panarelli
Last Light by Diane Panarelli Miller

From Monday, October 3 through Sunday, October 23, portrait and landscape artist Dianne Panarelli Miller’s works will be on display in the Gordon Grant Room.  Miller has received many awards locally and nationally in the thirty years she has been painting and is represented in many fine galleries, as well as in hundreds of private collections.  She is a signature member of the New England Plein Air Painters and has the distinguished honor of having been named “Copley Master” at the Copley Society in Boston.  She is also a member of the Portrait Society of America and Oil Painters of America.  A full-time painter, Miller is comfortable doing portraits and landscapes as well as murals and cityscapes.  In an effort to produce work unlike anyone else, she paints in her “own voice” from life and not photographs.  To see more of her work, visit www.diannepmiller.com.

The News From Rocky Neck via Judy Robinson Cox

Hurricane a/k/a Tropical Storm Irene Mug-up

Hurricane Irene Mug-up

Click for full story and more photos by EJ on Good Morning Gloucester


NIGHTS ON THE NECK

Nights on the Neck


THURS, SEPTEMBER 1, NIGHTS ON THE NECK, 5-9pm

NIGHTS ON THE NECK, THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 1




Friday, September 1 : Tom Nihan, A Small Show of New Work

Kismet Wharf / Residency Studio, 51A Rocky Neck Ave

Tom Nihan

7-10 pm

For more information, call 978-879-6211


Ruth Mordecai
Apples Hanging from the Sun, oil, 15" x11"


Ruth Mordecai : Open Studio and Sale
Saturday, September 3 and Monday, September 5

Paintings, drawings, monoprints, collages, 1980 – 2007, framed and unframed

All work priced to sell to make room for new work.

4 Terrace Lane, Rocky Neck
(up the stairs across Rocky Neck Avenue from IMAGINE. Look for Balloons on the stairs andBalloons on the porch of the third house up on the right.)

Call Ruth at 617 462 9171 for more information.


Summer Artist Series

August 31 – September 13: From Cape Ann to Tahiti
Oil paintings by Rokhaya Waring

RECEPTION : SAT, September 3, 6 – 8pm
Rocky Neck Gallery, 53 Rocky Neck Ave

Rokhaya Waring
Sunset, Opunohu Bay 20" x 20" , oil by Rokhaya Waring

Last June, I traveled to Moorea, a volcanic island in the middle of the South Pacific and part of Tahiti. Moorea can truly be called "Paradise on Earth". A place I had only read about was suddenly the place I stood, paints in hand. I often had the feeling there of being in a dream. I couldn’t help but think of Fletcher Christian and the Bounty or wonder where Gauguin and Matisse might have walked… My greatest challenge was seeing through its picture-postcard beauty. It is a real place, after all. On Tahiti I was drawn by the swiftly changing clouds, lush vegetation, and the colors of the ocean- the same elements I love about my home in Gloucester, Mass., on the Atlantic. As far apart as they are, each place has helped me see the other- more often contrasting though at times reminiscent.


Guest Artist at Khan Studio


Dorothy Englander, Through Sept 15
RECEPTION: Saturday, Sept 3, 4-7pm

Khan Studio / Good Morning Gloucester Gallery on Madfish Alley

Dorothy Englander
Artwork by Dorothy Englander

Dorothy Englander, a resident of Albany, NY, holds an MFA from The University at Albany and a BS from Skidmore College. She has received awards for her work, which she has exhibited regionally and nationally since 1980. Her art is in public, corporate, and private collections. She has taught painting in college and private settings.
Dorothy works in a variety of mediums including oil, acrylic, watercolor, drawing, monotype, collage, and digtal imaging. She incorporates abstraction with recognizable imagery in her work.

Dorothy’s Guest Artist Exhibit at Khan Studio and the Good Morning Gloucester Gallery at 77 Rocky Neck will run from Friday, 9/2 through Thursday, 9/15 with an Opening Reception on Saturday, 9/3 from 4:00-7:00 pm.

Khan Studio, Madfish Alley | www.khanstudiointernational.com | 857-891-9054




Wedding Gifts from Sigrid Olsen Art

Love Birds

Fish and Birds have long been among my favorite motifs. The egret was, in fact, the first shape I cut out of the surface of a potato and applied to the surface of a fabric to print. It was the central icon of my company’s logo and still to this day graces many a card or platter in my gallery. And love is one of my favorite emotions. The promise of new love is imbued with such hopefulness, such optimism that the notion of an upcoming wedding grabs everyone’s heart and makes it sing.

I developed two favorite motifs long ago to honor the happy couple and can be created on a platter and inscribed with the names and date of the wedding.

NOW we also haveLove Cards: Kissing Fish and Love Birds to enclose with your gift!

Love Bird Cards

34 Rocky Neck Ave | Gloucester | MA | (978) 281.1766
Hours : Thurs-Sat 11-5 pm Sundays 12-5 pm

The News From Rocky Neck via Judy Robinson Cox


LOOKING FOR ROCKY NECK PHOTOS OF THE WEEK

Kathy Soles

Did you take a photo on Rocky Neck this week that you’d like to share?
Starting next week, we’ll publish our favorite Rocky Neck photos
in this newsletter. Don’t worry, you’ll get credit. Any type of photo is OK (iPhone, Nikon, Blackberry, Canon, etc.) as long as it’s digital or scanned. Send your photo toinfo@rockyneckartcolony.com with PHOTO in the subject line.


Goetemann Artist in Residence

July 6 – August 6 : Kathy Minhsin Liao

Open Studio Hours this week
saturday 4-8 and sunday 4-8 this weekend

Kathy Minhsin Liao
Quiet is the night, 72″x96″, oil on canvas, 2011

Duality is a theme that repeatedly makes its way into my work. Having spent my childhood in Taiwan, I am strongly influenced by my dual Chinese and Japanese heritage. Coming to America, I found my deeply held beliefs being constantly re-evaluated, challenged, and sometimes compromised. My work is a medium for me to revisit and gain new understanding from my immigration experience. My creativity is fueled by direct observation. My work is driven by the fascination with perceptual and visual experience of light and space. I am constantly seeking new ways to create an illusionistic space through an exploration of of lines, shapes, color and through the visceral act of painting, scraping and collaging materials. I draw upon images of the people, objects, and places that I observe and identify with on a personal level. These images and ideas are given substance and transformed through my painting and printmaking practices. I’ve received a BFA in Painting from University of Washington and MFA Painting degree from Boston University.


Summer Artist Series


SATURDAY, July 23, 5-8pm: Reception for Zyg’s Expression

oil and watercolor paintings by Zygmund Jankowski

Zyg Jankowski
Still Life, Watercolor by Zygmund Jankowski

The Rocky Neck Gallery’s Summer Artist Series continues with “Zyg’s Expression,”watercolors and oils by the late Zygmond Jankowski. The show opens Wednesday, July 20, with a reception from 5-8 p.m. on Saturday, July 23. The public is invited.

Jankowski opened a summer gallery on Rocky Neck in 1964 and moved to Gloucester permanently in the 1970s. He taught at various universities, art associations and at home in his studio. Ranging from abstract to more realist impressionistic and expressive oil paintings, water colors, and mixed media on paper, his works burst with color. Today his paintings are included in major corporate, museum, and private collections throughout the country and in Europe, including the Cape Ann Museum and the Charles Demuth Museum in Pennsylvania. He has won numerous prizes in juried shows and in 2007 had a one-man show at the Cape Ann Museum. The Rockport Art Association honored his memory with a solo show in 2010.

Born in South Bend, Indiana in 1925, he studied at the California College of Arts and Crafts where he was taught by Victor DeWilde, George Post and Otis Oldfield. Throughout his career Jankowski painted various interpretations of certain themes, each time emphasizing a different element, such as rhythm, space, shape, and color. “You stand as referee between the scene, your emotion and analysis. Your goal is to experience a feeling of excitement for the first stroke to the last.” He also said of his work, “These are paintings, NOT pictures. Cameras take pictures.”

The show continues through August 2


Guest Artist at Khan Studio


SATURDAY, July 23, 3-6pm: Reception for Ruth Curtis at
Khan Studio / Good Morning Gloucester Gallery

Ruth Curtis

Ruth Curtis will be the featured guest artist at Khan Studio and the Good Morning Gloucester Gallery, 77 Rocky Neck, G3 from July 22, through August 4, 2011 with an Opening Reception on Saturday, July 23rd from 3:00-6:00pm.

Ruth’s passion is to share her love of the outdoors and nautical landscapes with others, and truly capture the beauty that surrounds us everyday. Lighthouses, small town scenery, sailing the ocean, and vivid moments are all captured in her work. Ruth brings to life the moments and images you want to treasure for life and pass on through the generations. Her work has been showcased throughout New England and has won over 150 photography awards. For more information see www.ruthcurtisphotography.com.

Ellen Lefavour, Khan Studio | www.khanstudiointernational.com | 857-891-9054



Weiler Photo Gallery

Judy Robinson Cox Blue Docks On Translucent Film At The Rocky Neck Gallery

 

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Judy Robinson Cox is hands down the most creative photographer in Gloucester based on the materials and the way she presents her photographs.   Between the books, the Lilliputian series, the distressed paint photos, the translucent photos that you hang in windows, there is no-one getting as creative as she is with the materials and how her unique art is presented.  Any gallery that hosts her work should be genuinely honored to have her because she continually pushes the boundaries of traditional photographic fine art.

Not only that, she tirelessly collaborates the N E W S   F R O M   R O C K Y   N E C K newsletter which an aggregation of Rocky Neck Art Colony Members news, for nothing, because she is one of those people who give and like to help others. 

Check out her website here-

http://judy.robinson-cox.com/

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The News From Rocky Neck Via Judy Robinson-Cox

Rocky Neck News

The Best of Rocky Neck, 2011 Members Exhibit

Rocky Neck Gallery, 53 Rocky Neck Ave, Gloucester, MA

Show Dates: May 20 – June 3, 2011

Submission Deadline: Received by May 7, 2011

For more information and to download application go to

www.rockyneckartcolony.org/spring.html


Summer Artist Series : Call for Proposals

Deadline to Apply: April 18, 2011

The Rocky Neck Gallery is accepting proposals for two-week shows to be held this summer in the Rocky Neck Gallery from June 8 to October 12, 2011. The exhibit space is a 12′ x 6′ corner section of the gallery. Any artist, group of artists, or authorized representative of a deceased artist may apply in any medium. The Rocky Neck Gallery will provide publicity, signage, gallery sitting, help with hanging and receptions, and will handle sales. In return, the gallery will charge a fee to cover costs. For more information and to download an application, go to www.rockyneckartcolony.org/Summer_Artist_Series_application.pdf or call 978-283-3598.


Rocky Neck Gallery Looking for New Artists

Deadline to apply April 1, 2011

The Rocky Neck Gallery, located at 53 Rocky Neck Ave., is a co-operative gallery run by members of the Rocky Neck Art Colony. A limited amount of space is available for new artists in 2011 for the
19-week summer season (June 7 to October 15). All media including painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, mixed-media, collage, sculpture, pottery, jewelry and other fine craft will be considered. For more information and to download an application go to www.rockyneckartcolony.org/RNG2011application.pdf Deadline to apply: April 1, 2011.


Sarasota art gallery

Sigrid Olsen Sarasota NOW OPEN !

407 S. Pineapple Ave. Sarasota, FL
(941) 312-5826
Hours: Tue-Sat 10-5 pm
or by appointment.
extended hours on occasion
See the new winter home for our combined gallery and ISLA beach house boutique, featuring Sigrid’s original artwork, prints, cards and hand-painted ceramics artfully blended with fashion and accessories from other designers around the world.

www.sigridolsenart.com


Gloucester Stage Company Silent Auction

The Gloucester Stage Company is looking for visual artists that might want to donate a piece of artwork for a silent auction to take place during their 2011 Spring Benefit Gala in May. The benefit is a dinner/dance event to "kick off" the GSC’s 32nd Summer Play Season and will be held at Cruiseport Gloucester on Friday, May 20. It will be marketed on their 2011 Season Brochure, which will be mailed in early March to 5000+ constituents, as well as on posters, invitations and internet event listing sites.

Those artists who participate in the auction will receive recognition on the invitation, on the GSC website, and at the event. Recognition will also be given to the artists and the Rocky Neck Art Colony at the event.If you would like to donate artwork for this event, please contact John North, Development and Marketing Director Gloucester Stage Company (978) 281-4099, jabjen@juno.com.

CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS 

Painting from the Heart – Cultivating Intuitive Vision
with Color, Imagery, Print & Collage: by Sigrid Olsen

June 13-17, 2011

This workshop will incorporate a number of techniques Sigrid has developed to allow free and spontaneous use of color and print in order to express one’s personal life vision. The goal is to open up to possibility and leave each participant inspired to leave all preconceptions behind and get on with the business of highly creative living. The mood will be equally upbeat and introspective, technically instructional while reaching deeper to unleash inner imagination and self-expression. We will use a three part media: painting, print and collage. There will be a focus on color mixing, color theory and self expression through color utilizing permanent brilliant watercolor inks on paper. In combination with the watercolor under-painting, there will be a print component, employing hand-carved rubber print blocks. The workshop culminates in a collage using all the elements practiced over the past few days. The notion of inspiration will be explored through guided meditation, audio-visual presentation and open discussion.

Montserrat College of Art
23 Essex St. Beverly MA 01915

OPPORTUNITIES

Amazing Community Project

Ruth Mordecai is trying to organize an amazing community project that involves a French street artist named JR and the Ted project that is using art to turn the world Inside Out. To learn more watch the video

TED Prize Winner JR & INSIDE OUT from TED Prize on Vimeo.

http://www.ted.com/talks/jr_s_ted_prize_wish_use_art_to_turn_the_world_inside_out.html and contact Ruth (RGlouc@comcast.net) if you want to get involved.


Topside Grill Exhibition Opportunity

Judith Monteferrante is helping Topside Grill in Gloucester to set up a B&W (or sepia toned) Gloucester Waterfront themed show for the bar upstairs (April to Jan). No commission for sales! Will try for an opening reception as well. Looking for options and images to review in March. Contact Judith@judithmphotography.com for more information.


Call for Proposals

LynnArts is now accepting proposals for group and solo shows for 2012. The Willow Community Gallery, suitable for two to four person or solo shows and installations is 12′ x 25′ with 12′ ceilings (5 openings) with a standard size door entry. Accepted artists are required to install their show, produce show cards and provide an opening reception, though no fee is charged for the space. LynnArts sends out press releases on all shows, but strongly encourages artists to send their own promotion materials as well. Artists are also strongly encouraged to offer a community component to their exhibition like a gallery talk or demonstration.

We accept proposals for all mediums and installations, though film/video artists must supply their own equipment. The deadline for proposals is May 1. For information on how to submit a proposal, please visit our website: www.lynnarts.org. For questions, please contact Susan Halter, 781-598-5244 or swhalter@lynnarts.org.
25 Exchange Street, Lynn MA 01901

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Art Supply Store Coming to Gloucester

Susan who owns toodeloos on Main Street in Gloucester is going to open an art store here. She has requested that artists send her lists of what materials (specific brand names etc) they use so she can begin to figure out what to order. Contact her at 978.281.2011 or TOODELOOSTOYS@YAHOO.COM.


2011 Membership Renewal Time

It’s time to renew your Rocky Neck Art Colony membership. Go to www.rockyneckartcolony.org/2011Membership.pdf to download a membership application.

Deadline to email info for website, extended to March 23
Deadline to submit information for brochure, April

Email all materials to judy@robinson-cox.com


SUN, March 27, Rocky Neck Gallery Meeting

4pm, 25 Lexington Ave., Random Arts Gallery, Magnolia

A meeting for current members of the Rocky Neck Gallery will be held on Sunday, March 27 at 4pm at the Random Arts Gallery, 25 Lexington Ave., Magnolia.


Galleries for Rent

Several galleries are for rent for the 2011 season. To get first choice of prime space contact

Niki Ahearn at 617-543-2977 OR email: NicoleAhearn@comcast.net.


Studio for Rent

Cripple Cove Studios

97 East Main Street, Gloucester
Harbor view, great light, quiet, parking, incl. utilities
$300 monthly
Please call Anna 978 281 3436

KUDOS

Michael Seif

If you happen to be in Stanwood, Washington from March 12 to the 27th, please stop in to Gallery by the Bay to see the 10th annual unclad art show – Unclad 2011! Three of Michael’s photographs are in the show. You can follow this link to my photographs and to see all the artworks in the show: http://www.uncladart.com/unclad-2011?page=3

Unclad 2011 Opening Day Celebration
Saturday, March 12th from 11 am to 8 pm!

Semi Circle by Michael Seif

Semi Circle, photograph by Michael Seif


Judith Monteferrante Wins Award

Judith Monteferrante received a Silver Award for her photograph, "Fluid Motion" the COLOR Single Image Contest and was published in COLOR Magazine Issue 13, May 2011 – available now.

Fluid Motion by Judith Monteferrante
Fluid Motion, photograph by Judith Monteferrante


Rokhaya Waring Featured in 100 Artists in New England

100 Artists of New England

Rokhaya Waring is featured in the book, 100 Artists of New England, by E. Ashley Rooney, now available online through Amazon, Barnes & Noble and other resellers.

One hundred artists have come together to share the distinctiveness of New England. Oil paintings, glass and metal sculptures, and works in wood offer a fresh look at this region’s long, rolling hills and famous autumn colors. Learn histories of the art colonies, including Rockport-Gloucester and Provincetown, Massachusetts; Monhegan Island and Ogunquit, Maine; Old Lyme and Cos Cob, Connecticut; and North Conway, Cornish Colony, and MacDowell Colony, New Hampshire. A great resource for artists, collectors, and art dealers, as well as art historians.

E. Ashley Rooney has extensive writing background on various topics, including landscaping and architecture. She lives in Lexington, Massachusetts and thoroughly enjoys using her talents to highlight the talents of others.


Rich Seeley Wins Honorable Mention

Richard Seeley’s image "Thor’s Hammer Sunrise" receives an Honorable Mention at the Mile High Wildlife Photo Club in Parker, Colorado (near Denver).

Thor's Hammer

Thor’s Hammer Sunrise – The clouds open-up to highlight Thor’s Hammer at sunrise in Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah.

http://www.rockyneckartcolony.org/

Rocky Neck Art Colony, PO Box 60, Gloucester, MA 01931

The News From Rocky Neck

On the Neck

August 19 – Sept 1 : Garden Views, paintings by Sue Daly & Lynn Loscutoff
Win's Orchids by Sue Daly; Bobbie's Garden by Lynn Loscutoff

Win’s Orchids by Sue Daly

Bobbie’s Garden by Lynn Loscutoff

Ann Fisk Room, Rocky Neck Gallery, 53 Rocky Neck Ave.

Thurs, Sept. 2 : Nights on the Neck
JoeAnn Hart

  • JoeAnn Hart, the author of the social satire Addled and a regular contributor to the Boston Globe Magazine, will read from her pretty-much-finished novel, Float.  Set in a seaside town in Maine, Float follows the travails of the owner of a dehydration plant as he copes with financial desperation, conceptual art, insanity, infertility, YouTube, a seagull, a duck, plastic, marital crisis, jellyfish and organized crime.

  • Gordon Baird will be performing a melange of Frank Sinatra and other crooner toons, some original comic adaptations of show toons with Gloucester-centric lyrics, as well as a few selected short theater monologues. Guaranteed to waste your time and make you smile . . .

  • Thomas Hauck will be reading from his recently published book of short stories and poems, Public Image: Stories and Poems.

  • Margi Green and Her Delightful Assistants, kids from the Rocky Neck ‘hood, will present Lights in Motion, an electric light performance.

  • Rick Drost began singing with a Kingston Trio-style group in high school, continued in a small folk group in college, then a glee club, and an opera chorus. He started writing and singing around coffeehouses in DC and New England in the ‘70s, finally settling in Cambridge, MA, where he was a member of the folk-rock group Parts and Labor. He performs at least once a week, wherever he goes.

  • Three Sheets to the Wind

Specific showtimes and locations will be posted in the parking lot on the Rocky Neck Ave causeway, and at the various venues around the Neck.  Come on down and check out the galleries or have a snack or dinner at one of the restaurants.


SEPT 3-6: Four Friends Art Exhibit at Kismet WharfFour Artists

Clockwise from top left: Marie Sweeney, Barbara McLaughlin, Joan Frank, Barbara Dugan

Barbara Dugan, Joan Frank, Barbara McLaughlin and Marie Sweeney will exhibit their paintings from September 3 to 6 at Kismet Wharf, 51A Rocky Neck Ave.

Reception: Friday, Sept 3, 5:30-8pm

WED, Sept 15th: Anne Krinsky, Artist in Residence Gallery Talk

Anne Krinsky

Delineation Lime, by Anne Krinsky, acrylic on panel, 24” x 24”

Printmaker Anne Krinsky will be the third Goetemann Artist in Residence for 2010. She will give a talk about her work on Wednesday, September 15 at 7pm in the Rocky Neck Gallery.

Anne Krinsky makes grid-based works on paper and panel that occupy a middle ground between painting and drawing. In them, a delicate linear geometry is alternately overlaid with, or superimposed upon, translucent layers of acrylic color. Her panels are built up over time with thick swaths, splotches and drips of candy-colored paint. She subsequently sands these down to create a seamless seductive surface — a visual representation of a present moment shaped by prior experience.

Her upcoming show, Anne Krinsky: Time / Line, 2000 – 2010, opens in October 2010 at the Trustman Gallery at Simmons College in Boston. Krinsky’s layered acrylic paintings are in the collections of the British Museum, the Boston Public Library, Graham Gund and the UK charity, Paintings in Hospitals. She holds a BFA in Printmaking from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia and is represented in Boston by Soprafina Gallery.


Isla House Sale


Sidestreet Gallery : Graceann Warn & The Art Of Encaustic
Grace Ann Warn

NOW THROUGH THIS FALL At Side Street Gallery, 17 Rocky Neck Ave.

Side Street is the home of Hughes Bosca’s unusual fine 18K BOLD Gold jewelry. As a gallery we focus on finding and representing exceptional contemporary artists and ethnic objects. In addition to paintings we have selected fine artifacts from around the world. Through our eclectic displays we offer a vision of how to bring unusual art/objects into your every day life. Side Street is an experience. Join us in the adventure of collecting.
For more information: 978-283-3791 http://www.hughesbosca.com/side-street-gallery.htm


Weiler Photo Gallery Presents Gloucester’s Schooners

Weiler Photo Gallery

www.weilerphotogallery.com   978-281-6443   WeilerPhotoGallery@comcast.net

MEMBER NEWS

FRI, August 20, 5-8pm Reception for
Judythe Meagher, Solo Show at NSAA, AUG 16-31
Judythe Meagher

The North Shore Arts Association will present two new Featured Artist Exhibitions; Judythe Evans Meagher’s Show “Gloucester Up Close and Personal” will be on display from August 15 to Sept 1 in the Gordon Grant Room. A Champagne Reception will be held Friday, August 20 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm.


Dale Blank in Gallery Della-Piana Show in Wenham, MA

Dale Blank, Symphony
Symphony, photograph by Dale Blank

Dale Blank has three photographs in "As Lovely as A Tree" juried show
at Gallery Della-Piana, Wenham, Aug 14-Oct 9.


Jan Walker, Rich Seeley, and Tom & Judy Robinson-Cox
in Newburyport Art Association Photo Interest Group Show, August 26 – Sept. 6
Newburyport Art Association


Joyce Frederick Exhibit at Gloucester Stage

Painter, Joyce Frederick, currently has three paintings on exhibit in the foyer of the Gloucester Stage Company on East Main Street.


Kate Somers at Addison Gilbert Hospital

Kate Somers is exhibiting her paintings at the Addison Gilbert Hospital for the month of August.

Opportunities / Classes

Pottery Classes

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Rocky Neck Art Colony General Meeting

The next general meeting of the Rocky Neck Art Colony will be held on Monday, September 13 at 6:30pm in the Rocky Neck Gallery.More information will be announced next week.


The Best of Rocky Neck

Rocky Neck Art Colony Member’s Exbition, October 2 to 16

Attention Artists: We need images for the Member’s Exhibition postcard. If you have a .jpg image available of artwork that you plan to submit to the Member’s Exhibition, please email it to judy@robinson-cox by August 23.

The Rocky Neck Art Colony invites all art colony artist members to submit your best work to this exhibition, dedicated to celebrating and championing creative talent on Rocky Neck and in the Rocky Neck Art Colony.

Submission Info:
  • All Rocky Neck Art Colony artist members are invited to submit one piece up to 40” wide or two smaller pieces not to exceed 40” in width of their Best Work.
  • Media accepted: painting, mixed media/assemblage, sculpture (including ceramic sculpture and metalwork), printmaking, drawing, photography. The artist should provide a sculpture stand for large sculpture. The gallery cannot accommodate installations or video (unless all self-running equipment is provided by the artist).
  • Work must have been completed within the last three years.
  • Accepted work must remain with the exhibit until the exhibit closes.
  • All two-dimensional work must be wired for hanging. No sawtooth hangers or clipframes.
  • Everyone submitting work will be asked to gallery sit for two hours during the show
  • Download application form (http://mail.rockyneckartcolony.org/Call_for_Art.pdf) and mail or drop it off at the Rocky Neck Gallery, 53 Rocky Neck Ave., Gloucester MA 01930 by September 15.
  • There is no entry fee. Work may be for sale but it is not required.
  • The Art Colony will take 30% commission on any work that is sold.
  • The hanging committee will make every attempt to hang all work submitted but may have to return some pieces due to lack of space or improper framing.
  • Drop off work on Thursday, Sept. 30, 6 to 8pm or Friday, October 1, 10am to noon.
  • Pick-Up of Unsold Work: Sunday, October 17, 10am to noon.
  • Reception: Saturday, October 2, 5 to 8pm. Donations of food or beverages will be appreciated but are not required.

For more information contact Marie Sweeney, (sonomarie@comcast.net) or Judy Robinson-Cox (judy@robinson-cox.com).

KUDOS

Larry Dahlmer

Larry Dahlmer was awarded the "People’s Choice" award at the Beaux Arts Ball for his
reproduction of a painting of Gloucester Schooners.


Kate Somers

Kate Somers was honored recently with two prestigious awards. She received an award for Most Creative for her Horribles Parade floats and she received the People’s Choice award in watercolor at the Magnolia Art Festival.

SAVE THE DATE

September 2
Nights on the Neck (Last one of the season)

September 15
Anne Krinsky: Goetemann Resident Gallery Talk, Rocky Neck Gallery

September 29
Anne Krinsky: Goetemann Resident Studio Talk, Residency Studio

October 2
Reception, RNAC Members Juried Show

the News From Rocky Neck is forwarded from Judy Robinson Cox

The News From Rocky Neck Courtesy Judy Robinson Cox

On the Neck

Thursday, August 19 : 6:30-9pm
Karin Rosenthal Exhibit at the Residency Studio

Funny Feet by Karin Rosenthal
Funny Feet, photograph by Karin Rosenthal

The Rocky Neck Art Colonyis fortunate to have award winning photographer and former Artist/Teacher in Residence, Karin Rosental, showing her work at the Residency Studio (51A Rocky Neck Ave.) tonight from 6:30 to 9pm. Don’t miss this opportunity to see one of the country’s most innovative and esteemed photographers.

Karin’s work has been exhibited in galleries and museums worldwide, and is in numerous collections including the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, the Brooklyn Museum, Harvard University’s Fogg Museum, The International Center of Photography, Polaroid’s National and International Collections, and the Allan Chasanoff Collection.


August 19 – Sept 1 : Garden Views, paintings by Sue Daly & Lynn Loscutoff
Win's Orchids by Sue Daly; Bobbie's Garden by Lynn Loscutoff

Win’s Orchids by Sue Daly

Bobbie’s Garden by Lynn Loscutoff

Ann Fisk Room, Rocky Neck Gallery, 53 Rocky Neck Ave.

Thurs, Sept. 2 : Nights on the Neck

Entertainment To Be Announced next week


SEPT 3-6: Four Friends Art Exhibit at Kismet Wharf

Four Artists
Clockwise from top left: Marie Sweeney, Barbara McLaughlin, Joan Frank, Barbara Dugan

Barbara Dugan, Joan Frank, Barbara McLaughlin and Marie Sweeney will exhibit their paintings from September 3 to 6 at Kismet Wharf, 51A Rocky Neck Ave.

Reception: Friday, Sept 3, 5:30-8pm

Sidestreet Gallery : Graceann Warn & The Art Of Encaustic
Grace Ann Warn

NOW THROUGH THIS FALL At Side Street Gallery, 17 Rocky Neck Ave.

Side Street is the home of Hughes Bosca’s unusual fine 18K BOLD Gold jewelry. As a gallery we focus on finding and representing exceptional contemporary artists and ethnic objects. In addition to paintings we have selected fine artifacts from around the world. Through our eclectic displays we offer a vision of how to bring unusual art/objects into your every day life. Side Street is an experience. Join us in the adventure of collecting.
For more information: 978-283-3791
http://www.hughesbosca.com/side-street-gallery.htm


Weiler Photo Gallery : A Paris Portfolio

Paris Portfolio
The Weiler Photo Gallery Exhibiting “A Paris Portfolio” through August.

Please visit us on weekends or by appointment or check out “A Paris Portfolio” on our website.

77 Rocky Neck Ave, "Madfish Alley", Gloucester

www.weilerphotogallery.com   978-281-6443   WeilerPhotoGallery@comcast.net

MEMBER NEWS

FRI, August 20, 5-8pm Reception for
Judythe Meagher, Solo Show at NSAA, AUG 16-31

Judythe Meagher

The North Shore Arts Association will present two new Featured Artist Exhibitions; Judythe Evans Meagher’s Show “Gloucester Up Close and Personal” will be on display from August 15 to Sept 1 in the Gordon Grant Room. A Champagne Reception will be held Friday, August 20 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm.


Sunday, August 22, Giant Yard Sale at Inn Magnolia

This Sunday afternoon, 8/22, from 12-3 pm, the Inn Magnolia will be glomming on to the shining star of the Magnolia Historical Society’s ANTIQUES ROADSHOW/SIDEWALK BAZAAR/GIANT YARD SALE SCREAMING EXTRAVAGANZA!! Okay I added the screaming extravaganza part. But, anyway, we will be having a lawn party with tasty sangria and snacks. Please join us. Wear a silly hat or some big floppy white shoes. Or come incognito as a regular person.    — Amanda Nash


Jan Walker, Rich Seeley, and Tom & Judy Robinson-Cox
in Newburyport Art Association Photo Interest Group Show, August 26 – Sept. 6

Newburyport Art Association


Joyce Frederick Exhibit at Gloucester Stage

Painter, Joyce Frederick, currently has three paintings on exhibit in the foyer of the Gloucester Stage Company on East Main Street.


Kate Somers at Addison Gilbert Hospital

Kate Somers is exhibiting her paintings at the Addison Gilbert Hospital for the month of August.

Opportunities / Classes

Karin Rosenthal Photography Critiques

Award winning photographer and former Artist/Teacher in Residence, Karin Rosenthal www.krosenthal.com, will be available for private photography critiques at the Residency Studio this week. The cost is $40 for 1/2 hour or $75 for one hour. If you would like to schedule a critique, please call Karin at 617-850-2782.


Pottery Classes

ANNOUNCEMENTS

The Best of Rocky Neck

Rocky Neck Art Colony Member’s Exbition, October 2 to 16

The Rocky Neck Art Colony invites all art colony artist members to submit your best work to this exhibition, dedicated to celebrating and championing creative talent on Rocky Neck and in the Rocky Neck Art Colony.

Submission Info:
  • All Rocky Neck Art Colony artist members are invited to submit one piece up to 40” wide or two smaller pieces not to exceed 40” in width of their Best Work.
  • Media accepted: painting, mixed media/assemblage, sculpture (including ceramic sculpture and metalwork), printmaking, drawing, photography. The artist should provide a sculpture stand for large sculpture. The gallery cannot accommodate installations or video (unless all self-running equipment is provided by the artist).
  • Work must have been completed within the last three years.
  • Accepted work must remain with the exhibit until the exhibit closes.
  • All two-dimensional work must be wired for hanging. No sawtooth hangers or clipframes.
  • Everyone submitting work will be asked to gallery sit for two hours during the show
  • Download application form (http://mail.rockyneckartcolony.org/Call_for_Art.pdf) and mail or drop it off at the Rocky Neck Gallery, 53 Rocky Neck Ave., Gloucester MA 01930 by September 15.
  • There is no entry fee. Work may be for sale but it is not required.
  • The Art Colony will take 30% commission on any work that is sold.
  • The hanging committee will make every attempt to hang all work submitted but may have to return some pieces due to lack of space or improper framing.
  • Drop off work on Thursday, Sept. 30, 6 to 8pm or Friday, October 1, 10am to noon.
  • Pick-Up of Unsold Work: Sunday, October 17, 10am to noon.
  • Reception: Saturday, October 2, 5 to 8pm. Donations of food or beverages will be appreciated but are not required.

For more information contact Marie Sweeney, (sonomarie@comcast.net) or Judy Robinson-Cox (judy@robinson-cox.com).


Ocean Alliance News Announcement from Iain Kerr

I am pleased to report that the RV Odyssey is in the Gulf of Mexico. She left Portland Maine on July 17th and while she had a rocky trip down the East coast, it was a very productive trip. The University of Southern Maine science team (lead by Dr. John Wise) have proved the viability of our aft cabin laboratory by developing TWO cell lines while at sea, Humpback whale and Fin whale. To the best of our knowledge no one has developed cell lines from these whales before and certainly not in a vessel at sea – this is GREAT news.

The Odyssey will be in the Gulf through October 2010, we will then lay her up over the winter and go back to the Gulf in May through August 2011. We plan to spend a minimum of 3 seasons in the Gulf to see how the oil and dispersants are moving though the food chains and the direct and indirect consequences of oil and dispersants on the whales in the region.

Thanks to the generosity of the Campbell Foundation (equipment) and the Ocean Foundation (airtime) the RV Odyssey now has a V Sat communications system on board. The V Sat means that the Odyssey is connected to the world 24 hours a day for a flat rate.

So as to be able to respond to this new connectivity – last week we launched a new website (thanks to the incredible efforts of Ilana and Shirish). Same address as before www.oceanalliance.org but it is now being updated daily. Please check out the news reports, blogs and stories from the Ocean Alliance and the Odyssey in the Gulf. Also please do check out our two Facebook pages ‘Ocean Alliance’ and ‘A Race To Save our Oceans’ .   –Iain Kerr


Looking for artist whose painting blew into the harbor

I was taking a walk on Friday at the Railways and a woman came by…a painter. She had been on the pier and the wind swept her painting into the water!!!! She’s about 40 years old I guess and as I remember sandy colored hair. She was pulling a wagon with all her painting materials in it. About 20 minutes after she left a man came up and his name is Elisio Braz 18 Honeysuckle Road 978-281-3883. He had fished out the painting.I am hopring that someone in the art colony might know this woman and could pass on this message. Thanks!   –Ruth Mordecai

KUDOS

Larry Dahlmer

Larry Dahlmer was awarded the "People’s Choice" award at the Beaux Arts Ball for his
reproduction of a painting of Gloucester Schooners.


Kate Somers

Kate Somers was honored recently with two prestigious awards. She received an award for Most Creative for her Horribles Parade floats and she received the People’s Choice award in watercolor at the Magnolia Art Festival.

SAVE THE DATE

September 2
Nights on the Neck (Last one of the season)

September 9
Hannah Bureau: Goetemann Resident Gallery Talk, Rocky Neck Gallery

October 2
Reception, RNAC Members Juried Show

October 6
Hannah Bureau: Goetemann Resident Studio Talk, Residency Studio

http://www.rockyneckartcolony.org/

Rocky Neck Art Colony, PO Box 60, Gloucester, MA 01931

Send email to info@rockyneckartcolony.org to add an even

The News From Rocky Neck

On the Neck

Resident Artist/Teacher Ilana Manolson Workshops

Ilanna Manolsen

Distinguished Artist/Teacher in Residence, Ilana Manolson will be in residence on Rocky Neck for one week during August 9-13th and during that time will teach small groups and meet with individual artists to discuss their work.

The Monoprinting workshop is filled but there may be spaces available in the painting workshop and critique.Sign up for a one-on-one critique of your work either at your studio (if it is on Rocky Neck or very nearby) or you can bring some work to the Residency Studio. Time to be arranged.

There is also a free painting demonstration at the Residency Studio (51A Rocky Neck Avenue) from 1-2pm on Wednesday, August 11th. The plein air painting class follows from 2-5pm at the public landing under the trees on Wonson Street. Spaces may still be available in this class.

For more information see http://rockyneckartcolony.org/workshops.html.

To sign up for a class or critique, e-mail Ruth Mordecai at rglouc@comcast.net.


Beaux Arts Auction Preview Art Show

Rocky Neck Gallery, Ann Fisk Room, August 6 – 11


THURSDAY, August 5: Nights on the Neck, 5:30 to 9pm

Catherine Strisik

Performers and entertainers include:

  • Three Sheets to the Wind, a group of local musicians and Schooner Adventure crew members, are preserving the history of maritime work songs (chanteys) and forebitter songs.
  • Carol St. John will explain how graphology (the study of handwriting) works, talk about appropriate uses, and call for participants to contribute handwritings to demonstrate its validity for a fun, friendly, positive event. 
  • Rick Drost began singing with a Kingston Trio-style group in high school, continued in a small folk group in college, then a glee club, and an opera chorus. He started writing and singing around coffeehouses in DC and New England in the ‘70s, finally settling in Cambridge, MA, where he was a member of the folk-rock group Parts and Labor. He performs at least once a week, wherever he goes.
  • Catherine Strisik, daughter of well-known Rockport artist Paul Stisik, has been active in the writing community of Taos, New Mexico, for over 26 years. Her poems have appeared in numerous publications including The Cafe Review, The Comstock Review, Peregrine, Northwest Review, War, Literature and the Arts, and others. Her new book, Thousand-Cricket Song, from which she will be reading, is receiving much acclaim. This book of poetry gives a glimpse, through Strisik’s eyes, into Cambodian life 25 years after the Khmer Rouge slaughter of 1.7 million Cambodians through execution, disease and starvation. "Here is a perfect, clean and delicate (powerful and often terrifying) work of art," said John Nichols, author of The Milagro Beanfield War.
  • Laura Dow / Zumba. Working out can be healthy, rewarding, and beneficial; it can be lots of things, but it’s never been known to be an exhilarating experience… until Zumba! The Zumba program fuses Latin rhythms and easy-to-follow moves to create a fitness program that will blow you away. Laura will present three Zumba rhythms ~ Salsa, Tango, and Flamenco~ to give you a taste of the program that’s taking the world by storm.

Dudes and Divas


I S L A beach house


SUMMER SALE

isla
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Fabulous, Fun, Chic
seaside apparel & accessories
20-50% off
begins Thursday August 5th
shop early…while supplies last!
DON’T MISS OUR COCKTAIL PARTY
this Thursday night from 6-9 pm!

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Straw Totes & Cotton Beach Cloths

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Jewelry and Scarves
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I S L A beach house
77 Rocky Neck Avenue ( on the MADFISH wharf)
Gloucester, MA 01930
978.281.1671


Weiler Photo Gallery : A Paris Portfolio

Paris Portfolio
The Weiler Photo Gallery Exhibiting “A Paris Portfolio” through August.

Please visit us on weekends or by appointment or check out “A Paris Portfolio” on our website.

77 Rocky Neck Ave, "Madfish Alley", Gloucester

www.weilerphotogallery.com 978-281-6443  WeilerPhotoGallery@comcast.net


SEPT 3-6: Four Friends Art Exhibit at Kismet Wharf

Barbara Dugan, Joan Frank, Barbara McLaughlin and Marie Sweeney will exhibit their paintings from September 3 to 6 at Kismet Wharf, 51A Rocky Neck Ave.

Reception: Friday, Sept 3, 5:30-8pm

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Beaux Arts Ball Silent Auction Donations

Deadline for drop-off of non-art donations, August 7

The Silent Auction, in conjunction with the annual Beaux Arts Ball, will be held on Thursday, August 12 at The Studio Restaurant on Rocky Neck.

To donate any Auction Item other than original artwork, Download the Auction Donation Form. fill it out and drop off along with your auction item at the Accommodations on Rocky Neck office.

We thank you for your support in this endeavor. The silent auction is the single biggest fundraiser for the RNAC and we greatly appreciate your time and effort to make it possible.


Rocky Neck Art Colony General Meeting, Tuesday, August 10, 6:30 pm

The next general meeting of the Rocky Neck Art Colony will be held at 6:30pm on Tuesday, August 10 in the Rocky Neck Gallery, 53 Rocky Neck Ave. All members are encouraged to attend. Agenda:

  • Approval of Minutes of July 2010 general meeting
  • Marketing Report (Judy)
  • Finance Report (Mona, Sharon)
  • Nights on the Neck (Amanda)
  • Beaux Arts Ball (Sigrid)
  • Rocky Neck Gallery (Judy)
  • Residency Program (Ruth)
  • Members Juried Show (Marie)
  • Grants (Mary/Karen)
  • Board Development (Karen)
  • Nominations for Officers (as of July 30):
                            President:                  Karen Ristuben
                            Treasurer:                   Mona Faherty
                            Secretary:                  Ann McKay
                            Marketing Director:  Barbara McLaughlin
                            Development Director:
                            Activities Director:
                            Artistic Director:
  • Other business

Rocky Neck Art Colony Member’s Show, October 2 to 16

The Rocky Neck Art Colony will hold a Fall Member’s Show that will be on exhibit from October 2 to 16 at the Rocky Neck Gallery. All Rocky Neck Art Colony Members are encouraged to submit one or two pieces of their BEST WORK. There is no submission fee.

Rules for submission:
  • Media accepted includes painting (acrylic, oils, watercolor), mixed media and assemblage, photography, sculpture (including ceramic sculpture), printmaking, drawing.
  • Members can submit one large piece up to 40" wide (and 54" high). or two smaller pieces that together are not wider than 40".
  • If more pieces are submitted than will fit in the Rocky Neck Gallery, then an outside juror will help decide which pieces will hang together to create a unified show
  • Drop off date and times: Thursday, Sept. 30 from 6 pm to 8pm and Friday, October 1 from 10am to Noon.
  • All 2D work must be professionally framed, wired and ready to hang.
  • All people submitting work are required to gallery sit one time for 1 to 2 hours during the show.
  • Work may be for sale (but it is not required). If anything sells, the Art Colony will keep 25% commission.

For more information contact Marie Sweeney, (sonomarie@comcast.net) or Judy Robinson-Cox (judy@robinson-cox.com).

MEMBER NEWS

NSAA Auction


RNAC Jeweler, Rachel Somers, exhibiting with Harpy Fashion

Harpy Fashion


Judythe Meagher, Solo Show at NSAA, AUG 16-31

Judythe Meagher

Judythe Evans Meagher is having a Solo Show at the Gordon Grant Room of the North Shore Arts Association from August 16 – 31, with a reception on Friday, August 20th from 5 -8 pm.


THUR, August 12, Ruth Mordecai in Rewind, The Former Fort Point Artists Show

Ruth Mordecai
Between Painting and Sculpture, 2010 oil and collage on gessoed paper 60" x 40" by Ruth Mordecai

Ruth Mordecai’s work will be part of a group show to celebrate those who once had studios in the Fort Point district of Boston, MA. "Rewind, The Former Fort Point Artists Show" opening reception 7:00 pm on August 12th, 2010 at 12 Farnsworth* Street, Fort Point, Boston.
The exhibition includes Harriet Casdin-Silver, Christopher Sprout, Roger Kizik, Deborah Davidson, among others. The show continues through September 17th.
*Farnsworth Street runs off of Congress Street one block from the Children’s Museum.

Opportunities / Classes

Tuesday Watercolor Classes by Ed Touchette

Ed Touchette

Watercolor painting classes by Ed Touchette, 4 hour sessions (9am to 1pm)

Tuesdays, August 7, 14

For ages 16 or older. Classes limited to 6 students. Instructions at your level. Reservations are required.

Cost: $75 per session


North Shore Arts Association

North Shore Arts Summer Workshops

Lynda Goldberg – August 5, 6 – “Creating Monotypes with an Etching Press” Explore the process of creating monotype (one-of-a-kind) prints on paper. Students will learn general printmaking techniques using an etching press. Incorporating the elements and principles of design students will create prints using natural and man made objects. Students will explore different ways of creating texture and depth on an inked surface. Using the plates created and pulled, students will have the original print, a “ghosted” print, and a third print utilizing what is left on the plate. The possibilities are endless! Limit 6.

Member $150 Non-Member $170

Lynn Loscutoff – August 7, 8, 9 – “Watercolor on Yupo” This workshop is geared towards intermediate and experienced painters or the beginner who likes a challenge. Students will be working on “YUPO” paper, a synthetic coated paper which works in a very organic way. Paint moves and blends and leads to an even greater creative experiences.

Member $225 Non-Member $255

Frank Federico – August 7, 8, 9 – “The Painterly Pastel”  *9:00am-3:00pm Award winning artist, Frank Federico, is holding a three-day plein air pastel workshop. During this workshop, Federico will show students how he focuses on the essence of a landscape or figure, while applying emotional and aesthetically crafted content in the pastel medium. Limit 18. http://www.frankfederico.com

Member $225 Non-Member $255


All workshops will meet on site at NSAA from 10:00am to 4:00pm unless otherwise noted.

Please register early to insure yourself a place in any of the workshops.  Participants may register and pay online via PayPal by clicking on the ‘Add to Cart’ buttons below each workshop listing or print out a WORKSHOP REGISTRATION FORM and mail it with a check to:
North Shore Arts Association, 11 Pirates Lane, Gloucester, MA  01930


KUDOS

Whooos Down There? by Richard Seeley

Richard Seeley received the Peoples Choice award from the Rockport Art Association, Second Summer Show for his photograph: “Whoooo’s Down There?”

Let’s Get Together and Feel Alright Wrap Up From Caitlin Featherstone

From Caitlin Featherstone-
Cape Ann TimeBank celebrated the beginning of spring with a crowd of dancing, grooving folks at Alchemy last Saturday.  With over 100 people attending our “Let’s Get Together and Feel Alright” dance party at Alchemy, it was one of their biggest community events ever.  The crowd was a mix of TimeBank regulars and members, interested folks and people drawn by the music of the band, Groove.

A raffle that included offers from TimeBank members piqued interest in the TimeBank and raised some money.  Winners were excited about taking advantage of massage, kayak lessons, garden design, photo portraits and a night at Inn Magnolia.

The evening netted us about $1000 US dollars.  This  does not include the immeasurable goodwill and community awareness that the event also provoked.

Thanks to members who put up posters, distributed postcards, worked the door, sold raffle tickets and organized countless details that made the evening seamless and enjoyable even for the organizers.

Thanks also to James Auditore Events, Alchemy and Groove, without whom the event would not have been possible.
For more information about Cape Ann TimeBank or to join, please contact Cheryl Davis (cdavis_62@hotmail.com) or Nancy Goodman (ngoodman52@yahoo.com).
pictures from Tom and Judy Robinson-Cox- To view the entire album of over 100 photos click here