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KINLOCH NELSON: GUITAR MAD SCIENTIST TO PERFORM AT ROCKY NECK ART COLONY DURING SPRING 2018 ARTWEEK FESTIVAL

Kinloch Nelson: Guitar Mad Scientist
Saturday, April 28 at The Cultural Center at Rocky Neck
6 Wonson Street, Gloucester, MA 01930

The Rocky Neck Art Colony is pleased to announce that it will present Kinloch Nelson: Guitar Mad Scientist as part of the upcoming ArtWeek festival happening April 27 – May 6. Hundreds of events will be presented across the Commonwealth during the 10-day creative festival. See a complete listing of events at artweekma.org.

ArtWeek is an award-winning innovative festival featuring hundreds of unique and creative experiences that are hands-on, interactive or offer behind-the-scenes access to arts, culture, and the creative process. Now an annual statewide festival, ArtWeek was born in Boston in 2013 and recently expanded its footprint across the Commonwealth.

Don’t miss this exciting event:
http://www.artweekma.org/event/kinloch-nelson-hear-the-guitar-mad-scientist/
Presented by: Rocky Neck Art Colony, Inc
Price: $20
Location: The Cultural Center at Rocky Neck Art Colony
Date: Saturday, April 28 at 7:30 – 9:30 PM

Kinloch Nelson is a uniquely amazing finger style guitar player and composer, and he loves his Mad Scientist Guitar Projects. You’ll experience the design, construction, and sublime playing of Kinloch’s crazy harp guitar along with his usual stock of unusually fabulous instruments. Learn how to build a harp guitar with junk plywood and a coat hanger, and hear a fabulous concert by the Mad Scientist himself! Kinloch plays with an enthralling dexterity, diversity, and sense of humor – a guitar master not to miss! Kinloch Nelson Event at Rocky Neck Art Colony

Presented by Highland Street Foundation and produced by the Boch Center, ArtWeek offers new ways to experience art, culture, and creativity. This year, Mass Cultural Council and the Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism have joined ArtWeek as Lead Champions in this unique opportunity to shine a spotlight on the state’s creative economy.

“We are thrilled to have organizations like Rocky Neck Art Colony participating in ArtWeek this season,” said Josiah A. Spaulding, Jr., President & CEO of the Boch Center. “ArtWeek is an innovative festival that works to spotlight how the creative economy is thriving in Massachusetts. We are very excited about this season’s offerings, which include many unique experiences spanning dance, fashion, media arts, spoken-word, poetry, writing, culinary, visual arts, music, opera, theater, design, film, and more. And the best part is that many of the events are free making it affordable and accessible to everyone!”

For more information on ArtWeek, visit www.artweekma.org.

About Rocky Neck Art Colony, Inc– Rocky Neck, a picturesque part of Gloucester, MA, is widely known as the location of a famous artist colony. In fact, in the 19th and early 20th centuries, artists such Winslow Homer, Edward Hopper, Mark Rothko and others lived and worked on Rocky Neck. They came to Cape Ann charmed by the landscape, vibrant light and working waterfront as well as the artist community. Rocky Neck Art Colony is oldest continuously operating art colony in America.

About ArtWeek– Presented by Highland Street Foundation and produced by the Boch Center, ArtWeek has become an annual award-winning innovative festival featuring hundreds of unique and creative experiences that are hands-on, interactive or offer behind-the-scenes access to artists or the creative process. ArtWeek was born in Boston in 2013 and has since expanded to serve communities across Massachusetts. Statewide partners include: Mass Cultural Council, Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism as well as Mass Center for the Book, MASSCreative, MassHumanities, MassPoetry, New England Foundation for the Arts, New England Museum Association, Young Audiences of Massachusetts and VSA Massachusetts. To learn more about our regional and local collaborators as well as about the festival and its growth, visit www.artweekma.org.

About Highland Street Foundation– Since its establishment in 1989, Highland Street Foundation has donated more than $180 million to many worthy non-profit organizations. It is committed to addressing the needs and concerns of children and families primarily in Massachusetts and California specifically in the areas of education, housing, mentoring, health care, environment and the arts. To learn more about Highland Street Foundation, please visit www.highlandstreet.org.

About the Boch Center – The Boch Center is one of the nation’s leading nonprofit performing arts institutions and a guardian of the historic Wang and Shubert Theatres. As New England’s largest cultural venue, the Boch Center is home to theater, classical and popular music, dance, comedy, opera, Broadway musicals, family entertainment, and more.

Located in Boston’s historic Theater District, the Boch Center also offers a diverse mix of educational and community outreach initiatives, including the City Spotlights Leadership ProgramandArtWeek;collaborates with artists and local nonprofit arts organizations; preserves historic venues; and acts as a champion for Greater Boston’s arts and cultural community. Learn more at bochcenter.org.
About the Mass Cultural Council
The Mass Cultural Council is a state agency that promotes excellence, inclusion, education, and diversity in the arts, humanities, and sciences to foster a rich cultural life for all Massachusetts residents and contributes to the vitality of our communities and economy.

The Council pursues this mission through a wide range of grants, initiatives, and advocacy for artists, communities, organizations, and schools. Mass Cultural Council also runs the Massachusetts Cultural Facilities Fund in partnership with MassDevelopment. For more information, please visit www.massculturalcouncil.org.

About the Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism
MOTT’s mission is to promote Massachusetts as both a leisure and business travel destination for domestic and international markets and to contribute to the growth of the Commonwealth’s economy. MOTT works closely with 16 regional tourism councils across the state, and with larger tourism alliances such as Discover New England and BrandUSA. For more information on visiting Massachusetts, go to massvacation.com.​

 

Juxtapositon Exhibition

Gloucester Artist Donna Caselden to Show at Stetson Gallery
April 25, 2018 – May 15, 2018

Artist Reception ~ April 29, 2018 Noon-2 pm
Stetson Gallery, 28 Mugford Street, Marblehead, MA 781.631.1215

Marblehead, Massachusetts/USA – April 4, 2018 – Stetson Gallery, Marblehead’s premier art gallery, announces an exhibit showcasing experimental artist Donna Caselden. Juxtaposition: The manner in which contrary forces in design complement and give rise to each other as they interrelate to one another, is a solo exhibit running April 25 to May 15, 2018 with an artist reception on Sunday, April 29th from noon to 2 pm.

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“I love the marriage of old with new, contemporary with traditional, yin and yang’” explains Caselden, “in the design field and especially with artwork. This show will feature a collection of abstract expressionism artwork framed in ornate, many times antique frames, a play on the juxtaposition of old versus new.

Donna Caselden is a well-known talent across the spectrum of visual design. An award winning experimental artist and wearable art clothing designer, Caselden also works one-on-one with clients on interior design and home décor projects.

Caselden works from her studio in the seaside village of Annisquam, Massachusetts. Her works are showcased in museums and galleries throughout the northeast, including the highly regarded Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) in Salem, Massachusetts. As a painter, Donna Caselden has won acclaim for her work with acrylic, watercolor and oil paint. She is known for her experimental 2D artwork, incorporating unusual substances like marble dust, sand, coffee grounds, or mica to achieve unique texture and effects.

Caselden is a member of Cape Ann’s Experimental Art Group at Rockport Art Association, Society for Encouragement of Arts (seARTS), and the National Association of Women Artists (NAWA.)

Kinloch Nelson: Guitar Mad Scientist

KINLOCH NELSON: GUITAR MAD SCIENTIST TO PERFORM AT ROCKY NECK ART COLONY DURING SPRING 2018 

ARTWEEK FESTIVAL

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Kinloch Nelson: Guitar Mad Scientist
Saturday, April 28 at The Cultural Center at Rocky Neck
6 Wonson Street, Gloucester, MA 01930

 The Rocky Neck Art Colony is pleased to announce that it will present Kinloch Nelson: Guitar Mad Scientist as part of the upcoming ArtWeek festival happening April 27 – May 6. Hundreds of events will be presented across the Commonwealth during the 10-day creative festival. See a complete listing of events at artweekma.org.

ArtWeek is an award-winning innovative festival featuring hundreds of unique and creative experiences that are hands-on, interactive or offer behind-the-scenes access to arts, culture, and the creative process. Now an annual statewide festival, ArtWeek was born in Boston in 2013 and recently expanded its footprint across the Commonwealth.

Don’t miss this exciting event:

http://www.artweekma.org/event/kinloch-nelson-hear-the-guitar-mad-scientist/

Presented by: Rocky Neck Art Colony, Inc
Price: $20
Location: The Cultural Center at Rocky Neck Art Colony
Date: Saturday, April 28 at 7:30 – 9:30 PM

Kinloch Nelson is a uniquely amazing finger style guitar player and composer, and he loves his Mad Scientist Guitar Projects. You’ll experience the design, construction, and sublime playing of Kinloch’s crazy harp guitar along with his usual stock of unusually fabulous instruments. Learn how to build a harp guitar with junk plywood and a coat hanger, and hear a fabulous concert by the Mad Scientist himself! Kinloch plays with an enthralling dexterity, diversity, and sense of humor – a guitar master not to miss! Kinloch Nelson Event at Rocky Neck Art Colony

Presented by Highland Street Foundation and produced by the Boch Center, ArtWeek offers new ways to experience art, culture, and creativity. This year, Mass Cultural Council and the Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism have joined ArtWeek as Lead Champions in this unique opportunity to shine a spotlight on the state’s creative economy.

“We are thrilled to have organizations like Rocky Neck Art Colony participating in ArtWeek this season,” said Josiah A. Spaulding, Jr., President & CEO of the Boch Center. “ArtWeek is an innovative festival that works to spotlight how the creative economy is thriving in Massachusetts. We are very excited about this season’s offerings, which include many unique experiences spanning dance, fashion, media arts, spoken-word, poetry, writing, culinary, visual arts, music, opera, theater, design, film, and more. And the best part is that many of the events are free making it affordable and accessible to everyone!”

For more information on ArtWeek, visit www.artweekma.org.


 

Rocky Neck, a picturesque part of Gloucester, MA, is widely known as the location of a famous artist colony. In fact, in the 19th and early 20th centuries, artists such Winslow Homer, Edward Hopper, Mark Rothko and others lived and worked on Rocky Neck. They came to Cape Ann charmed by the landscape, vibrant light and working waterfront as well as the artist community. Rocky Neck Art Colony is oldest continuously operating art colony in America.


About ArtWeek

Presented by Highland Street Foundation and produced by the Boch Center, ArtWeek has become an annual award-winning innovative festival featuring hundreds of unique and creative experiences that are hands-on, interactive or offer behind-the-scenes access to artists or the creative process. ArtWeek was born in Boston in 2013 and has since expanded to serve communities across Massachusetts. Statewide partners include: Mass Cultural Council, Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism as well as Mass Center for the Book, MASSCreative, MassHumanities, MassPoetry, New England Foundation for the Arts, New England Museum Association, Young Audiences of Massachusetts and VSA Massachusetts. To learn more about our regional and local collaborators as well as about the festival and its growth, visit www.artweekma.org.  


About Highland Street Foundation

Since its establishment in 1989, Highland Street Foundation has donated more than $180 million to many worthy non-profit organizations. It is committed to addressing the needs and concerns of children and families primarily in Massachusetts and California specifically in the areas of education, housing, mentoring, health care, environment and the arts. To learn more about Highland Street Foundation, please visit www.highlandstreet.org.


About the Boch Center

The Boch Center is one of the nation’s leading nonprofit performing arts institutions and a guardian of the historic Wang and Shubert Theatres. As New England’s largest cultural venue, the Boch Center is home to theater, classical and popular music, dance, comedy, opera, Broadway musicals, family entertainment, and more.

Located in Boston’s historic Theater District, the Boch Center also offers a diverse mix of educational and community outreach initiatives, including the City Spotlights Leadership Program and ArtWeekcollaborates with artists and local nonprofit arts organizations; preserves historic venues; and acts as a champion for Greater Boston’s arts and cultural community. Learn more at bochcenter.org.


About the Mass Cultural Council

The Mass Cultural Council is a state agency that promotes excellence, inclusion, education, and diversity in the arts, humanities, and sciences to foster a rich cultural life for all Massachusetts residents and contributes to the vitality of our communities and economy.

The Council pursues this mission through a wide range of grants, initiatives, and advocacy for artists, communities, organizations, and schools. Mass Cultural Council also runs the Massachusetts Cultural Facilities Fund in partnership with MassDevelopment. For more information, please visit www.massculturalcouncil.org.


About the Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism

MOTT’s mission is to promote Massachusetts as both a leisure and business travel destination for domestic and international markets and to contribute to the growth of the Commonwealth’s economy. MOTT works closely with 16 regional tourism councils across the state, and with larger tourism alliances such as Discover New England and BrandUSA. For more information on visiting Massachusetts, go to massvacation.com.​


 

Jeannette Steele Esposito One-Artist Show

Jeannette Steele Esposito One-Artist Show

One if by Land – An exhibition of recent paintings by artist Jeannette Steele Esposito will be on view Saturday, March 31 – Thursday, April 12 in the Marguerite Pearson Room of the Rockport Art Association & Museum (RAA&M).  An artist’s reception will be held on Saturday, April 7th from 2 – 4 PM.  The exhibit highlights the joys and perils of living by the ocean.

“Painting, for me, is all about color and form…Harmony and Balance. The vibration of one color reacting to another, like music. One note in relation to the next, the spaces between the notes…The joy of the brush dancing across the canvas, The Jazz Of It All!”
– Jeannette Steele Esposito

More info about Jeannette Steele Esposito: http://www.paintingsbyjse.com/
For more information on this and other shows, please visit the RAA&M’s website at www.rockportartassn.org

RAA&M March Hours:  Open Wednesday – Saturday, 12 – 5 PM.

RAA&M April Hours:  Open Tuesday – Saturday, 10 AM – 5 PM; Sunday, 12 – 5 PM.

THIS WEEK IN ROCKPORT

Thursday, March 22 – Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

AROUND CAPE ANN

LOOKING AHEAD, SAVE THE DATE

  • Sunday, April 1: Easter Brunch & Dinner | For reservations please phone 978-999-5917 or visit their website
  • Saturday, March 31: MET Opera in HD: Cosi fan tutte
  • Friday, April 6: Ann Hampton Callaway
  • Tuesday, April 10: Bolshoi Ballet in HD: Giselle
  • Wednesday, April 11: Landmark School benefit: Ingrid Michaelson
  • Thursday, April 12: VanKujik Quartet
  • Friday, April 13: Jesse Cook
  • Saturday, April 14: MET Opera in HD: Luisa Miller

EVENTS

Special Film Showing this Sunday at Cape Ann Community Cinema

Join Writer, Director – Howard L. Weiner and Actress Pamela Dubin in a special showing of

“Abe & Phil’s Last Poker Game”

Sunday March 25th for a movie and talk 6:30 PM
at Cape Ann Community Cinema

Proceeds to benefit Alzheimer’s Research

Watch Trailer here

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Photo Courtesy of Gravitas

Created by first time screenwriter and director, Dr. Howard L. Weiner, a world-renowned Professor of Neurology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, specializing in research and breakthroughs in MS, Alzeheimer’s Disease, and ALS, Abe & Phil’s Last Poker Game follows Dr. Weiner’s previous creative efforts including the 2005 book Curing MS:  How Science is Solving the Mysteries of Multiple Sclerosis and the documentary What is Life? The Movie in 2011.  Actress Pamela Dubin who along with writer Dr. Howard Weiner will be in Gloucester to host a Q&A after the film!

Pamela Dubin, originally from Connecticut, is a bi-coastal professional actor (Actors Equity Association and SAG-AFTRA).

Pamela graduated from Bates College with a BA in theatre and from the New Actors Workshop. She has had extensive training with the Moscow Arts Theatre, the Berliner Ensemble, the Royal Shakespeare Company, the National Theatre of the Deaf, the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, and Interlochen to name but a few. Pamela has worked and trained under the direction of the likes of Mike Nichols, Gene Hackman, Paul Sills (of Second City/ Story Theatre fame) and Larry Moss.

Pamela credits her sense of humor for lifting her through the hardest and best moments of her life, a characteristic engrained in her from her mom and dad, the latter of which not only wrote the chorus of such songs as “Side by Side,” but was also a renowned dentist, and if you ask, she’ll play her teeth for you. You can find her on Facebook @thepameladubin and on Instagram @pameladubinphotography .

Swimming in Seattle!

Gloucester’s own….Meghan Colby of Cape Ann Sharks Special Olympics (YMCA North Shore)  has been selected as one of four athletes for Swim Team Massachusetts at the Special Olympics USA National Games

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downloadThe Special Olympics USA National Games (www.specialolympicsusagames.org) will take place July 1-6, 2018 in Seattle Washington. Venues will include the University of Washington, Celebration Park, Pacific University Seattle University, King County Aquatic Center and many more. We are proud to be sending a delegation of 50 athletes and unified partner in honor of the 50 th anniversary of Special Olympic movement as coaches and staff to represent
Massachusetts.
The National Games will feature nearly 3,500 athletes competing in 14 Olympic-style sports, with the support of 1,000 coaches, 8,000 volunteers and an estimated 50,000 family, friends and spectators. Non-competitive special events will include the Final Leg of the Law Enforcement Torch Run™ that will symbolize the start of the competition and Healthy Athletes, a place where the athletes can get vital health screenings. Youth and education events will also be held in conjunction with the Games as young leaders rally around making change for the better of the Special Olympics movement and promoting acceptance of those with intellectual disabilities.
The 2018 Games will bring an estimated 80,000 people to the greater Seattle area. It is projected, based upon past Special Olympics Games, that hotel room nights, dining, shopping, car rentals, tourism and more could reach $50 million during the week of the Games.
As you can imagine, the cost to cover clothing, housing, dining, medical, public safety, and transportation for this amount of individuals is astronomical. Please support Gloucester’s Meghan Colby as she represents Cape Ann proudly at USA Games- Seattle in July. Click here to donate!

Swimming in Seattle!

Gloucester’s own….Meghan Colby of Cape Ann Sharks Special Olympics (YMCA North Shore)  has been selected as one of four athletes for Swim Team Massachusetts at the Special Olympics USA National Games

King-County-Aquatic-Center

downloadThe Special Olympics USA National Games (www.specialolympicsusagames.org) will take place July 1-6, 2018 in Seattle Washington. Venues will include the University of Washington, Celebration Park, Pacific University Seattle University, King County Aquatic Center and many more. We are proud to be sending a delegation of 50 athletes and unified partner in honor of the 50 th anniversary of Special Olympic movement as coaches and staff to represent
Massachusetts.
The National Games will feature nearly 3,500 athletes competing in 14 Olympic-style sports, with the support of 1,000 coaches, 8,000 volunteers and an estimated 50,000 family, friends and spectators. Non-competitive special events will include the Final Leg of the Law Enforcement Torch Run™ that will symbolize the start of the competition and Healthy Athletes, a place where the athletes can get vital health screenings. Youth and education events will also be held in conjunction with the Games as young leaders rally around making change for the better of the Special Olympics movement and promoting acceptance of those with intellectual disabilities.
The 2018 Games will bring an estimated 80,000 people to the greater Seattle area. It is projected, based upon past Special Olympics Games, that hotel room nights, dining, shopping, car rentals, tourism and more could reach $50 million during the week of the Games.
As you can imagine, the cost to cover clothing, housing, dining, medical, public safety, and transportation for this amount of individuals is astronomical. Please support Gloucester’s Meghan Colby as she represents Cape Ann proudly at USA Games- Seattle in July. Click here to donate!

KT Morse One-Artist Show

Finding Beauty in the Everyday

An exhibition of recent oil and watercolor paintings by artist KT Morse will open in the Marguerite Pearson Room of the Rockport Art Association & Museum (RAA&M) on Saturday, March 17th with an artist’s reception from 2 – 4 PM.  The exhibition will be on view Saturday, March 17 – Thursday, March 29.

KT Morse earned a BFA at the University of Massachusetts in Art Education in 1976.  While an undergraduate, she studied many fields of art, including bronze-casting Sculpture at Mount Holyoke College, Silversmithing at Oregon State University and Watercolor Painting and Silkscreen Printing at Amherst College.  Her love of watercolor painting was propelled by classes with Carl Schmalz, a protege of Eliot O’Hara, who traveled and painted plein air, writing many books on watercolor. She began painting plein air in 1973 and has continued to work outdoors since that time. 

During her time at the UMass, she was employed as a Silversmithing Instructor at the UMass Craftshop and at the Oregon State University Craftshop.  For many years, she considered herself a silversmith, making jewelry and selling her work through craft fairs and classes.  She continued her study of metals at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, and eventually studied forging and raising with Master Silversmith Alan Place at Old Newbury Crafters in Amesbury, MA. 

But the love of painting persisted, and in 2001, she renewed her interest in watercolor painting at a summer workshop on Monhegan Island with renowned artist Paul George.  She began to study oil painting and found a new freedom of expression in the medium, creating large 4’x5′ canvases of local landscapes. KT has been accepted as an artist member of the Hudson Valley Art Association, North Shore Arts Association, Rockport Art Association & Museum and the National Association of Women Artists.  She has received numerous awards for her work.

KT and Paul are now married and travel extensively, participating in national plein air events. Together they own a gallery at Rocky Neck Art Colony in Gloucester, MA on beautiful Cape Ann.

More info about KT Morse: https://ktmorse.com/

RAA&M March Hours:

Open Wednesday – Saturday, 12 – 5 PM.  For more information on this and other shows, please visit the RAA&M’s website at www.rockportartassn.org

St. Patrick’s Day Celtic Music Concert

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with the Celtic songs of Michael O’Leary.  Multi-instrumentalist Steve Levy joins fiddler Jen Strom and guitarist Bob Strom to back up the vocals in the warm, intimate acoustic of the historic Annisquam Village Church, March 17 at 7 PM.
Tea and scones follow this festival of song.
Erin go bragh! 
Tickets are $15 at the door; $5 for 16 and under, $40 per family.

Thank you,

Kathleen Adams, Music Director
Annisquam Village Church
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Artists’ Call for Entries

Artists’ Call for Entries

from combat veterans for the exhibition:

IN WAR AND AFTER: The Art of Combat Veterans

May 17 – June 24, 2018

The Rocky Neck Art Colony invites combat veterans to submit works of art to be considered for inclusion in the exhibition, “In War and After: The Art of Combat Veterans” a six-week exhibit at the Cultural Center at Rocky Neck, 6 Wonson Street, Gloucester, MA 01930.

Curator/Juror: Ken Hruby – Combat Veteran, West Point graduate, Sculptor, Author, Faculty at School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University, Boston Massachusetts.
Submissions: Online, via Smarter Entry
Deadline for Submissions: Midnight, Friday, March 23, 2018
Exhibition Dates: May 17 – June 24, 2018
Gallery Hours: Thursday – Sunday, 12:00 – 6:00 PM
Opening Reception: Sunday, May 20, 4-6 p.m.

The Intent of this Exhibition

The exhibition seeks to show the work of artists who are combat veterans working in the visual arts. Artists are urged to submit their best work, showing or interpreting the realities of war or its aftermath —the lives, emotions, tragedies, and actions of those who have lived through theaters of war, civilian and armed forces, and it effects upon them, their loved ones, friends and comrades—perhaps exploring the relationships between military citizens and their civilian counterparts.

Eligibility

Open to all veterans who served in the Combat Artist Program as well as Combat Veterans engaged in the visual arts from all branches of the military.

Details for Submission

All media are welcome: painting, photography, signed and numbered prints, drawings, pastels, assemblage, small sculpture, videos, mixed media and more.

  • Entry fee: In appreciation of the artists who are submitting, all entry fees will be paid by the exhibition sponsors.
  • Include an Artist Statement and a Bio (PDF, Doc, or txt files). Include in the Bio the artist’s Branch, Dates and Theater of service.
  • Artists may submit images for up to three works of art, one image per two-dimensional work and up to three images for each three-dimensional work.
  • Entries must be submitted via the “Smarter Entry” online entry system, see
    https://client.smarterentry.com/rnac
  • You will need good quality photos of your work in JPEG format, sized no greater than 2MB, maximum 1200 pixels for the longest dimension. Each image must be labeled with the following information: last name, first name initial, title, medium.jpg. Example: Smith_J_SunsetSymphony_acrylic.jpg
  • Smarter Entry will not accept special characters, (e.g. !@#$%^&*+()][{}|/) on jpeg labels.
  • Two-dimensional art should not exceed 48” maximum width.
  • Three-dimensional art should fit on a 16×16” pedestal, be hangable or free-standing.
  • For exceptions to be considered: Please contact the Exhibitions Committee at entry@rockyneckartcolony.org as soon as possible. Every effort will be made to accommodate your work.
  • Submissions deadline: 11:59 PM, Friday, March 23, 2018.
  • Notification: Works and artists selected for the exhibition will be announced on the RNAC website (http://rockyneckartcolony.org) on Friday, March 30, 2018 by 5:00 PM.

Commissions on Sales

  • 40% commission on the sale of non-member work
  • 25% commission on the sale of RNAC member work.

NOTE: Artists must be members at the time of the beginning of the exhibition to take advantage of the reduced commission rate. Membership is $100. For membership information please see: http://rockyneckartcolony.org.

About the Curator

Ken Hruby is a sculptor, an author, and a faculty member of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University in Boston. As a combat veteran who served in Korea and Vietnam, his work has been shown in numerous group and solo shows across the nation and is included in several private and public collections, including the National Vietnam Veterans Art Museum in Chicago and the Cape Ann Museum in Gloucester, MA. See more about Ken here: http://www.kenhruby.org/

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The Mission of The Rocky Neck Art Colony, a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization, is to nurture excellence in the arts through exhibitions, workshops, residencies and vibrant cultural events for its members and the public. Long renowned for its luminous light, Gloucester’s harbor and coastal location has been a magnet for some of the most revered realist painters in American art and a catalyst for the progressive ideas of artists as Stuart Davis, Marsden Hartley, Theresa Bernstein, 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 rockyneckartcolony.org.

We at the Rocky Neck Art Colony look forward to seeing your work!

ROCKY NECK NOW 2018: The Annual Spring Members’ Show

ROCKY NECK NOW 2018: The Annual Spring Members’ Show

March 1 –April 8, 12-4 PM
Opening Reception:  Saturday, March 10, 2-5 PM
Panel Discussion with Artists: Sunday, March 11, 2018, at 2 PM.
Poetry Reading: “Rising Spring” Three poets present, Sunday, March 25 at 3 PM.

Cultural Center at Rocky Neck
6 Wonson Street, Gloucester, MA
Galleries open: Thursday through Sunday, Noon-4 PM

 

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The Rocky Neck Art Colony (RNAC) opens the season with the highly anticipated “Rocky Neck Now 2018: The Annual Spring Members’ Show” running for six weeks from Thursday, March 1 through Sunday, April 8, 2018.  The exhibition features recent work by more than 30 of the Rocky Neck Art Colony’s  artists.  This show, in both the upper and lower galleries of the Cultural Center includes a wide range of artistic interpretations with abstract, representational and expressive styles in all media, 2D and 3D. The galleries are open each Thursday through Sunday Noon-4 PM. The public is invited to meet the artists at the opening reception on Saturday, March 10, 2-5 PM. All are invited to receptions and events with refreshments, admission and nearby parking free of charge.

 

The Artists

Some of the more than 30 RNAC well-known, participating artists include Nubar Alexanian, Kathleen Gerdon Archer, John Bassett, Katherine Coakley, Mary Cole, Yhanna Coffin, Terry Del Percio, Robert Diebboll, Judith Goetemann, , Leslie Heffron, Richard Honan, Jane Keddy, Randolph Kelts, Otto Laske, Brenda Malloy, Ruth Mordecai, Ed Mowrey, Tom Nihan, Regina Piantedosi, David Piemonte, Mary Rhinelander, Martha Swanson, Marilyn Swift, Bonnie Twomey, Connie Vallis, Rokhaya Waring and Karen Watson among many others.

 

Special Events

The Art Colony presents two special events during the exhibition.  On Sunday, March 11, 2018, at 2 PM, the public is invited to a panel discussion featuring selected participating “Rocky Neck Now” artists.  Audience participation will be encouraged, and the discussion will cover a wide range of topics, many based on questions asked by audience members.

For a lovely afternoon of inspiring words and art, be sure to attend “Rising Spring,” a program of poetry readings by Nadine Boughton, Mary Cole, and Patrick Doud on Sunday, March 25 at 3 PM.

 

A Celebration

As this is the first exhibition since major renovations to the main gallery of the Cultural Center, “Rocky Neck Now 2018” serves as a grand re-opening celebration. Cultural Center renovations were funded in part by a generous grant from the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency that promotes excellence, inclusion, education, and diversity in the arts. The work that included the installation of updated lighting, the application of acoustic materials to improve sound quality in the hall, the addition of hangers to allow ceiling mounted installations are in place as are painting and repairs. More information on all Cultural Center events is available by visiting the website at www.rockyneckartcolony.org, by email at info@rockyneckartcolony.org or telephone 978 515-7004.

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The Cultural Center at Rocky Neck, 6 Wonson Street, Gloucester, MA 01930, the official Welcome Center for Rocky Neck and home of the Art Colony, hosts exhibitions, workshops, meetings, lectures and cultural events of all kinds. The Center accommodates up to 100 people. For information about renting the facility for a meeting, theatrical or musical performance, a small wedding or anniversary, both private or for the community, please contact: director@rockyneckartcolony.org

World Family Puppet Theatre classes resume-Winter term!

World Family Puppet Theatre classes resume-Winter term!

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Create, dramatize and perform a Puppet Show!
For children ages 6 through 12.

Saturday mornings, 10:00 to 11:30 am
Winter term: February 3, February 10, March 3, March 10, April 7
Location: Cape Ann Cinema, 21 Main Street, Gloucester

The WORLD FAMILY PUPPET THEATRE offers exciting school year puppetry arts programs. Participants bring alive the folktales of the worlds’ peoples thus learning valuable lessons of getting along. This program model has been refined over 39 years of multicultural arts programs for children. Time travel to a land or time far away, experience world kinship, compassion, lifelong positive problem-solving, while making new friends! COST: $100/child in advance or $20/class drop-in

REGISTER at: https://capeanncinema.wordpress.com/

or call Dora: 978-546-3222

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Workshops, Classes and Coaching with Nadine Boughton

RISING UP
Workshops, Classes and Coaching
with Nadine Boughton


Exploring the Feminine, The Rising

Sunday, March 4, 1-4pm   $70 Gloucester

Untitled-1Many traditions mark the rising of spring in mid-February when a thrumming begins deep in the earth. Feminine archetypes speak of “the Return.” What was buried through the winter now begins to wake and rise up. Shoots of green return, sparks of revelation appear. In this workshop we’ll listen to what is rising in us and how we might engage with this part of the creative cycle. There will be space for writing and voice; poetry and image; and sharing in a supportive circle of women.


Writing from the Body

Wednesdays: Feb. 28, March 7, 14, 21; 10am-12pm $200 Gloucester

Words live in the body, rise up from the marrow. Writing is full of physicality, the hand moves across paper with each breath and our voice carries an aliveness whether written or spoken. This is a writing series to foster the unbridled and embodied voice. Through prompts and poetry, silence and sound, we’ll discover what is cooking in the body’s imagination turning toward Spring.


Creativity Coaching for Art and Life

Individual coaching for those seeking support in defining a project or moving forward an existing project, such as art or writing. Support as well for those desiring to move beyond stuck places in their life. Life as collage, bringing resolution and harmony to the pieces we endlessly shuffle. Practical, playful, grounded, transformational.


Spring Rising

Poetry reading with Nadine Boughton, Mary Cole and Patrick Doud, Sunday, March 25, 3pm. Rocky Neck Cultural Center, 6 Wonson St., Gloucester



Nadine Boughton, M.A., is a collage artist, writer/poet, coach and teacher.   Her art is represented by the Trident Gallery in Gloucester and is exhibited, collected and published internationally. Her writing has been published in literary journals and trade books. As a creativity coach Nadine’s work draws from her twenty-five plus years as a psychotherapist, birth doula, and her long study of spiritual traditions and the iconography of the Feminine. Nadine holds an M.A. in Expressive Therapy from Lesley University, Cambridge, MA.


To register or for further information please contact Nadine

nadineboughton@gmail.com


 

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