Category Archives: Art

Local Creative Artists and Crafters Who Sell On Etsy Now Have A Facebook Page- Team Cape Ann

Good Morning Joe,

There is a team of very creative artists and crafters who sell on Etsy. We now have a Facebook page,, where we share our creations, ideas and help promote one another. We would love to have our page shared on Good Morning Gloucester. Not only will we be able to share our work with more potential customers, but there may be other artists and crafters out there who could join our community.

Thank you,

Tara White


Sure would be great if you liked them on Facebook to show your support Smile

Cape Ann TV’s ‘Winter on Cape Ann’ Video Contest Deadline is Only 5 Days Away!

Cape Ann TV’s ‘Winter on Cape Ann’ Video Contest Deadline is Only 5 Days Away!


Cape Ann TV Announces
‘Winter on Cape Ann’ Video Contest
Gloucester, MA – Cape Ann TV ( ), a non-profit local
access cable station serving Gloucester, Rockport, Manchester-by-the-sea,
and Essex, is hosting a winter video contest.
Cape Ann is one of the most scenic and beautiful places in New England,
and as such it is the perfect canvas for video. Show us your
interpretation of “Winter on Cape Ann” in five minutes or less and win…
•    A free computer tune-up from Abacus Computers in Gloucester
•    A $25 gift card to Wally’s Blackburn Bistro
•    $50 from Cape Ann TV
All submissions are due by midnight on Valentine’s Day, February 14, 2014;
which is only 5 days away! Cape Ann TV will determine the three finalists
and the winners will be chosen by public vote online. All finalist’s
videos will play on Cape Ann TV’s channel 12 in February.
•    Must include, however creatively, “Winter on Cape Ann”
•    All submissions must be under 5 minutes
•    Video producers must own all the rights to their content including music
•    Must be submitted via YouTube link to: by February
14th, 2015.

Perfect Storm Feb 6- March 1 At The Cultural Center Rocky Neck

Opening Reception, Saturday, February 6, 4 to 6pm

PERFECTstormFebruary 6 – March 1, 2015

Cultural Center Gallery, 6 Wonson St. Gloucester
Reception: SAT Feb 7, 4-6pm
People’s Choice Award Reception: Sun Mar 1, 2-4pm

Juror, Leonie Bradbury, Director and Curator of Montserrat College of Art Galleries, selected 39 pieces from 22 artists out of 201 entries submitted. Bradbury said this about her selection process.

When I think of the concept of a “perfect storm” I think of a set of circumstances, or in this case the forces of nature, coming together in an unprecedented or unpredictable way. I feel that the works selected for this exhibition possess a quality of energies either colliding or expanding, sometimes raw and intense other times harmonious and peaceful. A few pieces, however, are subtler and show those quiet moments after a storm or visually capture a more delicate interaction of weather with a landscape through mist and fog. Together these works remind us of the power of nature and the beauty that we see in its magnificence.

The Eastern New England artists selected for the show include Emily Barrera,  Peter Baumgartner,  Dale Blank,  Kara Caso, Matt Cegelis,  Katherine Coakley,  Gail Gang,  Gordon Goetemann, Lisa Goren,  Ruth Hamill,  Law Hamilton,  Robert Hesse, Michele Kenna,  Mary Kostman,  Otto Laske,  Judith Monteferrante Skip Montello,  Sandys Moore,  Ruth Schneider,  Miranda Updike Timothy Wilson,  and Philip Young.

We invite you to see this exciting collection of work and meet the artists at our opening reception on Saturday, February 7 from 6-9pm. Vote for your favorite piece. A People’s Choice award will be presented at the closing reception on Sunday, March 1, 2-4pm.

Because of the snow, parking is limited in the main parking lot.
Extra parking is available at the Marine Railways at the end of Rocky Neck Ave., two blocks from the Cultural Center. Be sure to wear good boots.

Ron Pruett Show At Cape Ann Giclee


Please join us in viewing the bold and colorful florals and nudes of artist Ron Pruett in a collection we have titled “Au Naturel” , it is a collection of original paintings with giclees available to order. Ron’s brave style as an artist and his willingness to explore color and form will delight your eyes. Wake them up from their dreary mid winter gray slumber with color.
Artwork will be in the gallery for viewing and purchase February 1st thru March 1st – we are open Mon – Fri 10-5pm and Saturdays by appointment.

An opening reception will be held on Sunday February 15th from 2 – 4 pm at our studio – Cape Ann Giclee 20 Maplewood Ave Gloucester, MA 01930 all are welcomed to attend, light refreshments will be served

Anna Baglaneas Eves
Cape Ann Giclee
20 Maplewood Ave
Gloucester, MA 01930

Messy Art Night Feb 6th!

Messy Art Night is back! Come to this once-a-year event sponsored by the Essex PTO and meet local artists as they share their crafts with hands-on projects designed for kids. There will be opportunities to work with paint, sculpture, clay, printmaking, wood and more. The public is welcome! Join the fun on Friday, February 6 from 5 to 7pm in the Essex Elementary School cafeteria at 12 Story St., Essex, MA. Bring your own smock. Healthy snacks will be sold. $5/participant or $15/family.



Great Buoy Auction

Cape Ann Museum

Please do not forget that for Gloucester residents admission is free at the Cape Ann Museum in January. Rick and I went on Saturday and were totally amazed how wonderful this museum is. They allow some photography but only used my cell phone. We thoroughly enjoyed it and cannot wait to go again.

A Present Surprise


A week later, I look back on Medical Monday. In Addison Gilbert Hospital, I was eating a chicken salad wrap between appointments, when Lisa Smith of Cape Ann TV came up and gave me an unexpected gift. The bright flowers and yellow mug make a great pair. I’ve never been a “Smiley Face” guy, but now this mug is my favorite. Thank you Lisa. I’ll do my best to get well soon.


Here’s the video we debuted Friday night at the Dog Bar. Please enjoy, share, and repeat! (click the gear tap to get HD)

This video was a true run-and-gun production. We had about 30 minutes to film the EMPIRE scenes, and about 1 hr for the DOG BAR scenes. The only crew on the shoot was me, and it was all hand held with on rigs, jibs, or gadgets. Paul, aka Pocket Tanya, is an amazing self-producing artist from Gloucester. He has endless energy while performing live, and develops a true connection with his audience at every performance. Paul writes, sings, raps, and produces some amazing tracks. With an amazing mix of 80’s, funk, pop, and hip hop, he somehow upholds all of those styles while creating his sound he calls “Junkie Pop.” If you ever get the chance, get out and support local artists like Pocket Tanya!

7th Annual Art Haven Buoy Auction & Family Fun Night January 23

We are pleased to welcome back Senator Bruce Tarr who will be live auctioning the kids buoys. And who better than our new Mayor, Sefatia Romeo Theken, to emcee the event! This will be a night to remember.
Thank you to our many sponsors and volunteers who make this such an amazing community event year after year! 


Glorious Luminous Painting of Our Lady of Good Voyage by Black Artist Allan Randall Freelon


Bing McGilvray shares from the Michael Rosenfeld Gallery website:

“The son of middle-class Philadelphia parents who valued education and the arts, Allan Randall Freelon, Sr. (1895-1960) became the first African American artist to receive a four-year scholarship in 1912 to attend the Pennsylvania Museum and School of Industrial Art. He earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania and a master of fine arts degree from the Tyler School of Art at Temple University. Freelon served as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army during World War I before joining the faculty of the Philadelphia Board of Education in 1919 as an instructor. He was appointed Art Supervisor for elementary and then secondary education, a position he held until his retirement. While working in the Philadelphia education system, Freelon continued to pursue a career as an artist in his own right. In 1921, he had his first solo exhibition, at the 135th Street Branch of the New York Public Library and that same year, he became the first African American member of the Philadelphia Print Club.

During a two-year course of study at the Barnes Foundation (1927-1929), he became well versed in the paintings of Paul Cézanne, Henri Matisse, and French Impressionism. He studied with Emile Gruppe and Hughe Breckenridge and worked with two of the best Philadelphia printmakers Dox Thrash and Earl Horter. His work caught the attention of the Harmon Foundation and was included in the famous 1929 traveling exhibition of works by black artists.

In the late 1920s, he began to summer in Gloucester, Massachusetts, a seaside New England artistic community where he completed luminous landscapes that echoed his impressionistic tendencies.

In 1935, Freelon participated in the NAACP organized exhibition, Art Commentary on Lynching. His piece, Barbecue – American Style, depicted a crowd watching a black man being burned to death. Such a graphic depiction of violence was a departure for Freelon who was labeled a “traditionalist” by Alain Locke.

Throughout his life, Freelon enjoyed a stable career as a regional painter but in recent years, with the support of a traveling exhibition organized by North Carolina Central University Art Museum, his work has attracted a more national audience.”

David Brooks Un-Buoying The Lobster Trap tree

Here are some photos of a brave David Brooks, on Sunday, single-handedly salvaging the artistic buoys from the lobster trap tree.  The buoys will be auctioned off at the Cape Ann Art Haven fundraiser on January 23rd, 5 PM to 8 PM at Cruiseport Gloucester.

Photos- John A Schoenbaum





Cape Ann Museum free for Gloucester residents during the month of January

About the Cape Ann Museum

The Cape Ann Museum tells multiple stories, all relating to a single remarkable place. From its earliest days as a fishing and shipping port to its mid-19th century role in the granite industry, to its singular charms of light and sea that have attracted countless artists from the 19th century to the present, Cape Ann boasts a rich and varied culture of nationally significant historical, industrial, and artistic achievement. The Museum’s fine art collection includes the largest grouping of works by native son and renowned marine artist, Fitz Henry Lane, as well as work by other prominent painters and sculptors who lived on, visited or were inspired by Cape Ann. The work of contemporary Cape Ann artists is also collected and exhibited. The permanent collection includes fine and decorative arts, and artifacts from the major industries of the area – the fisheries and granite quarrying.

Founded in 1873 as the Cape Ann Scientific and Literary Association, today the Museum is a vibrant cultural center that includes galleries, an auditorium, library/archives, a children’s activity center, two sculpture gardens and two historic homes.

In addition to its permanent collections, the Museum offers a rotating schedule of special exhibitions throughout the year as well as related programs and events.

Visit us today to discover the treasures of Cape Ann.

BREAKING!!!! MUSIC VIDEO WORLD PREMIERE! Directed by Craig Kimberley

Junkip Pop flyer

Yes, my good friends, it’s time to party! This Friday Night at DOG BAR @ 9pm is the place and time. Please come out and support our local artist POCKET TANYA, and have a blast at a live showcase performance and JUNKIE POP music video world premiere. Filmed inside the landmark locations of EMPIRE DEPARTMENT STORE and THE DOG BAR, this puppy is all Gloucester through and through! The video was conceived on the fly, and shot in a matter of a couple of hours. It was done all hand held, and just me and Paul, no other crew. This is a true run-n-gun production. Pocket Tanya is an amazing performer-singer-songwriter that will entertain the shit out of you! Also on the ticket is Megan McKenzie, a soulful and powerful vocalist that you won’t want to miss. Then to hold it all together is the pumpkin’ DJ stylings of SUPA UGLY. Calling all LGBT, ESPN, WKRP, NCAA, AACP, AARP..EVERYBODY COME OUT AND HAVE SOME FUN!!!!(The video will be re-played throughout the night, so you won’t miss it if you come out a bit late.)

Below is are some sample frames from the video!!



Pocket Tanya

Pocket Tanya photo shoot by CK

Pocket is amazing, so call all ya homies, best mates, stupid neighbors, and so-so friends and come to the show!! Maybe have some snacks & drinks, meet Pocket Tayna and special guests, and have a friggin blast!!!!

You can find Pocket Tanya on iTunes suckas!

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