On the Neck

SAT, July 24: Reception, Kate Somers Solo Show
Gloucester Perspectives

Kate Somers

Ann Fisk Room, Rocky Neck Gallery

SUN, August 1: Distinguished Artist/Teacher Ilana Manolson
at the Cape Ann Museum, 3 pm

Ilana Manolson

Our Distinguished Artist/Teacher for this season is painter, Ilana Manolson. She will give an opening talk at the Cape Ann Museum on August 1st at 3:00pm. The event is free and open to the public.

A reception will follow on Rocky Neck at the Goetemann Gallery, 37 Rocky Neck Ave. Monolson will be in residence on Rocky Neck for workshops and teaching August 9-13 (schedule of events to be announced soon).

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.

WED, August 12: Studio Talk, Artist in Residence Ted Walsh 

Ted Walsh

5 Mile Farm by Ted Walsh, oil on panel, 24" x 24"

Goetemann Artist in Residence, Ted Walsh, will give an informal talk in his studio at 51A Rocky Neck Ave. on Wednesday, August 4 about his experiences and will show work in progress that he completed while on Rocky Neck.

Dudes and Divas

Weiler Photo Gallery : A Paris Portfolio

Weiler Photo Gallery

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 978-281-6443


Beaux Arts Ball Art Show, Deadline August 4

A Beaux Arts Ball art show will be on exhibit at the Rocky Neck Gallery from August 5 to 12. Attendees will vote on their favorite piece (at the auction) and a "People’s Choice Award" will be awarded at the Ball. To be part of this show, please contact Brenda at at 978-282-1346  or as soon as possible to reserve your space.

Artwork Requirements:

  • All media is accepted including all 2D, 3D, and fine crafts
  • There is no theme … any subject or style is accepted
  • Two dimentional work should be a square format of any size
  • Work must be completed within the last two years
  • Bring work to the Rocky Neck Gallery by August 4. It will be on display for one week at the gallery prior to the auction.
  • All work must be labeled on the back with the artist’s name, title of work, and medium.
  • "Log-in" your artwork on the Beaux Arts Ball Artwork form available at the gallery.
  • Artwork must be wired and ready to hang

If you would like to submit something or if you have questions, please contact Brenda Malloy of Imagine at 978-282-1346  or

Beaux Arts Ball Silent Auction Donations

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.

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