seARTS Announces Partner with an Artist Award Winners


Mark Teiwes and our company Captain Joe and Sons collaborated two years ago for the seARTS Partner with an Artist program.  It was fun and created a lot of positive energy.

The 2011 collaborations were announced recently.  read the press release from seARTS below-

GLOUCESTER, Mass. – The Society for the Encouragement of the Arts’ (seARTS) is pleased to announce the selection of five creative artist/business partnerships. Each artist will receive a $1,500 grant to complete and publicly present new work.
Partner With an Artist (PWA), seARTS signature artist grant program, made possible by grants from the Bruce J. Anderson and the Andrew Bayness Funds of the Boston Foundation, invites artists to submit proposals for innovative collaborations with local businesses. PWA offers a unique opportunity for artists and businesses to explore creative relationships and develop innovative projects. 
In the spring seARTS (date and location to be announced) will hold a public discussion where artists and partners will present the concept, development and execution of their projects. During the week of May 9 – 14 the five projects will be presented for the public to view and experience at several locations. Details will be available in April.
Partner With an Artist 2011 Grantees
Elizabeth Ann Harty and The Rockport Council on Aging

Harty’s mixed media work – using photo transfers, calligraphy, texture and collage – will reflect the history and future of the newly renovated historic Rockport Community House in connection with its key role in the community and its Cape Ann location.

Susan Erony and The Gloucester Writers Center with additional partner(s)
Visual artist Erony’s project, A Few Chosen Words: 100 Fragments of Text by Gloucester Writers, will explore the relationship between word and image through and with the words of Gloucester writers on paper mache bricks. The project will be on exhibit and Erony will present a lecture on visual art that incorporates literature.
Kristin Miller and Cape Ann Community Cinema with Robert Newton

Cellist Kristin Miller and writer/filmmaker Robert Newton will create a 15-minute multi-media presentation using film, original music and narration tracing the history of the WPA Murals and their importance to Gloucester.

John Taguiri and The Gloucester Marine Railways Corporation
Using a large film format camera and 35mm digital imaging public artist Taguiri will photograph the Captains, crew and vessels that haul out of the GMRC this spring. Images will be on display at GMRC and negatives will be housed at the Library of Congress Archives.
Abby Ytzen with community partners

Graphic artist Ytzen’s project Discover Gloucester is an integrated education series – map, interactive website, posters and t-shirts – for residents and visitors that presents different various aspects of Gloucester such as fishing, arts, and history.

Partner With an Artist is managed by Sarah Slifer, who successfully created and managed the Gloucester New Arts Festival as a seARTS partner. According to Slifer, "PWA is an exciting opportunity for artists to think and work in creative partnership with businesses, bringing art out of the studio and into the public forum in new ways."

The Society for the Encouragement of the Arts is a coalition of individual artists, art organizations, cultural and civic groups, and businesses working to improve the economic base for the arts on Cape Ann, and to promote Cape Ann’s thriving arts community and rich arts heritage.  The Society for the Encouragement of the Arts has been a recipient of the Massachusetts Cultural Council’s Adams Arts Fund for Cultural Economic Development.


  • In your piece on seArts, the correct reference is The Selma and Bayness Andrews Fund of the Boston Foundation. Selma and Bayness were long-time and community-minded residents of Rockport, and their generosity continues to benefit all of us on Cape Ann.


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