This Weekend in the Arts

Instameet at the Cape Ann Museum
An afternoon of photographic exploration.

 The Cape Ann Museum is hosting an Instameet inspired by the special exhibition Design/Build: The Drawings of Phillips and Holloran, Architects on Saturday, August 20 from 3:00pm to 5:00pm. Participants will meet at the Museum to take a peek at the exhibition and receive a guide of the city before setting out into the surrounding neighborhoods. Instagrammers are bound to find unusual examples of architecture within America’s oldest seaport—doors of historic homes, reflections in windows, docked ships with fishermen and unique light bouncing off the ocean.

 web size instameet

Following some exploration and picture-taking, everyone will reconvene in the Museum’s courtyard at about 4:30 p.m. to review the day’s findings, comment on the event and share contact information. Come meet new people, share opinions, celebrate creativity and explore a city that has inspired artists for centuries.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information please call (978)283-0455 x10 or email





Among North Shore Arts Association’s many exciting educational opportunities this 2016 season is popular Marblehead artist and teacher Mark Shasha’s  “Capturing the Living Landscape”, a plein air Oil Workshop to be held on Saturday August 20 & Sunday, August 21, 10AM – 4PM.

Drawing on his thirty years of experience, award winning Shasha will share his insights to help you tackle the problems and challenges of plein air oil painting.   He will address issues of composition, using traditional materials, and methods to help you conquer the challenges and reap the rewards of capturing the natural color, light and mood of a landscape on canvas.

The North Shore Arts Association’s galleries are open, free to the public, Monday through Saturday, 10 AM to 5 PM and Sunday, Noon to 5 PM.

More information on all North Shore Arts Association events is available by visiting  their website at, and by email at, or by telephone 978 283-1857.



NORTH SHORE ARTS ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES ITS ANNUAL FUNDRAISING AUCTION GALA, this year entitled the “ARTISTS AND SCHOLARS AUCTION,” offered in collaboration with the Gloucester Education Foundation.  Along with Guest Auctioneers Mayor of Gloucester, Sefatia Romeo Theken, State Senator Bruce Tarr and GEF Trustee Sarah Grow, Michael Grogan of Grogan & Company Boston will be the Auctioneer.

Date: Saturday, August 20.  Doors open at 5:00 PM.

All Auction lots are available to view now at the NSAA gallery.  All lots will be posted online soon.  Tickets available online and at the NSAA.

The “Artists and Scholars Auction” Gala will offer an evening of fine wine, sumptuous appetizers and the exciting opportunity to bid on works of fine art as well as an intriguing selection of exciting goods and services, all with the added benefit of supporting Cape Ann’s Artists and Scholars!

As part of the NSAA’s  “Art In Action – Connecting Communities” initiative, this year’s Annual Fundraising Auction is in collaboration with the Gloucester Education Foundation with the purpose of benefiting both organizations.  The GEF is a non-profit organization whose mission is to support Gloucester Public Schools by offering programs to students that encourage the realization of GEF’s core values:  Leadership, Integrity, Creating a Culture of Excellence and Community Engagement. North Shore Arts Association is honored to support the Gloucester Education Foundation by donating a portion of  the  proceeds.

The North Shore Arts Association’s galleries are open, free to the public, Monday through Saturday, 10 AM to 5 PM and Sunday, Noon to 5 PM.

More information on all North Shore Arts Association events is available by visiting  their website at, and by email at, or by telephone 978 283-1857.




From the Great Lakes to Gloucester
~ Paintings by Christian Sullivan ~


Ten Pound Island, Gloucester, oil, 36 x 48″, 2016.

Christian Sullivan is a Gloucester High School graduate and went on to play football and major in Art History at Bowdoin College. He is a prolific painter who wields a full brush will sprezzatura.

August 21-24, 2016
Cornelius Sullivan Gallery
77 Rocky Neck Avenue Gallery #6 
Gloucester, MA 01930

Opening Reception
August 21st, 2016, 2-6 p.m.
Wine, Cocktails, and Hors d’Oeuvres

Can’t make it?
Visit the online gallery at


Artist Demonstrations on Rocky Neck
Jane Keddy demonstrates Silk Painting

Saturday, August 20th

Jane Keddy silk scarf

silk scarf designed and created by Jane Keddy

Gallery 53 on Rocky Neck is sponsoring a series of artist demonstrations for the 2016 season. On Saturday, August 20th, Jane Keddy will demonstrate silk painting. Keddy is a printmaker, graphic designer and fabric artist. Her primary medium is silkscreen printing, which she learned at the Cambridge Center for Adult Education in the early 70s and has been practicing ever since. She studied graphic design at MassArt in the 1980s. In addition to Printmaking, Jane has always been interested in the textile arts. She began with batik, moved into screen printing on fabric and then began to explore shibori, the Japanese method of resist-dyeing. Recently she has joined Ten Pound Studio in Gloucester where she is learning silk painting. At the same time she is teaching studio members other surface design techniques such as shibori with indigo dyes and printing on fabric.

For more information call 978-282-0917 The Rocky Neck Art Colony, a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization nurtures excellence in the arts through exhibitions, workshops, residencies and vibrant cultural events for its members and the public. Long renowned for its luminous light, this harbor and coastal location has been a magnet for some of the most revered realist paintings in American art and a catalyst for the progressive ideas of artists from Stuart Davis, Marsden Hartley, Milton Avery, and Nell Blaine, among many others. Today Rocky Neck continues to attract artists and art lovers to a thriving creative community. For up to date information visit

Gallery 53 on Rocky Neck
53 Rocky Neck Avenue, Gloucester, MA 01930

Gallery hours
Sun – Thurs 10:00 AM-6:00 PM
Fri and Sat 10:00AM – 8:00 PM


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