Gallery 53 on Rocky Neck is seeking new members for the 2017 season. A member-run, centrally located gallery under the umbrella of the Rocky Neck Art Colony, Gallery 53 exhibits and sells the work of about 30 Cape Ann/North Shore artists to a customer base of local, national and international visitors. Strategically located between the Studio and Rudder restaurants on Rocky Neck Ave., Gallery 53 is open seasonally from late May until mid-October. More than 14,000 art lovers and tourists visited to the gallery in 2016.

Detailed information on how to apply and an application form are available online at The deadline to apply is March 1, 2017 and work must be dropped off at the Cultural Center at Rocky Neck for jurying on March 15, 2017.

“We are looking for artists and artisans who produce refreshing, provocative work and who are interested in helping to run the gallery,” said gallery manager Judy Robinson-Cox. All Gallery 53 members share in the duties related to operating the gallery – everything from strategic planning, marketing, party planning and record keeping to hanging the artwork, gallery sitting and cleaning the floors. The Rocky Neck Art Colony Galleries (the for-profit branch of the non-profit Rocky Neck Art Colony) pays expenses, collects rent from artists, and takes a commission on artwork sold. For more information call 978-515-7004.

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

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