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Through September 1 : Cape Ann Ceramics Festival

Artist Talk this weekend with Hideaki Miyamura,
Sunday, August 24, 5:30PM at the Cultural Center

Cape Ann Ceramics Festival

SUN Aug 24, 5:30 pm : Artist Talk with Hideaki Miyamura

HideakiCape Ann Ceramics Festival Artist Talk with Hideaki Miyamura, Sunday, August 24, 5:30PM at the Cultural Center, 6 Wonson St., Gloucester.

Hideaki Miyamura is a Japanese-born American studio potter working in New Hampshire. Born in 1955 in Niigata, Japan, Miyamura traveled to the United States to study art history at Western Michigan University. After college, he returned to Japan to pursue his interest in ceramics as an apprentice with master potter Shurei Miura in Yamanashi. During that five-year period, he experimented with over 10,000 test pieces, using countless formulas to develop original glazes. Now celebrated throughout Japan and the United States for his experimental and illustrious glazes, Miyamura's surfaces possess a stunning and unusual iridescent quality. Porcelains created by Miyamura are included in numerous significant museum collections including the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Museum of Arts and Design in New York City, and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.

SUN Aug 24, 2pm : The Rigors of Wildness
Lecture by Tim Hawkesworth, Distinguished Artist/Teacher, Goetemann Artist in Residency Program

at the Cape Ann Museum

Painting by Tim Hawkesworth

Timothy Hawkesworth, (www.timhawkesworth.com/) our 2014 Distinguished Artist/Teacher of the Goetemann Artist Residency program, will present an artist talk on Sunday, August 24th at 2pm at the Cape Ann Museum, located at 27 Pleasant St, Gloucester, MA. Lecture will be held in the Cape Ann Museum Auditorium. This event is free and open to the public and is funded by Rocky Neck Art Colony and the Cape Ann Museum.(www.capeannmuseum.org)

Following the lecture, a reception in honor of Hawkesworth will be held from 3:30 to 5:30 at the Rocky Neck Cultural Center at 6 Wonson Street, Gloucester, MA.

FRI August 29, 5-8pm : Opening for Art of the Possible :
All Clay Inclusive


Through September 2, 2014 : Robert L. Williams

American Impressionist paintings, Celebrating Gloucester's Heritage

Celebrating Gloucester's Heritage

Sept 4-28, 2014 : Gordon Goetemann, Extending Boundaries

Cloudpools and Tide by Gordon Goetemann
Cloud Pools and Tide, oil on canvas, 96" x 66" by Gordon Goetemann

Opening Reception: Friday, September 5, 4-6 PM
Artist Talk: Sunday, September 14, 4 PM

at The Cultural Center at Rocky Neck
open Thurs-Sun, 12-4 PM or by appointment

Honoring one of Rocky Neck Art Colony's own, Gordon Goetemann: Extending Boundaries features Goetemann's traditional grounding in painting and drawing; and his exploration of abstraction in landscapes and painting to music, along with more current works in contemporary realism.

Save the Date : Friday September 12

Beaux Arts Ball

Beaux Arts Ball & Wicked Tuna Raffle Tickets on sale now

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C U L T U R A L  C E N T E R  W O R K S H O P S  &  C L A S S E S

Goetemann Artist Residency Program Distinguished Artist/Teacher, Tim Hawkesworth
Workshop: August 25-27 (All spaces filled)

Tim Hawkesworth

Hawkesworth will then be in residence to lead a three day workshop using both the Cultural Center and the residency studio on Monday through Wednesday (25, 26, 27) from 9am to 12pm each day.  The studios will continue to be open 12 – 5PM each day for participants to continue working. The upper level gallery of the Cultural Center will be open to the public after noon during this time.

Studio Visits

Hawkesworth will also make six studio visits, approximately fifty minute each, around Cape Ann during his stay. Studio visits are for non-workshop attendees only.

M E M B E R  A N D  P A R T N E R   N E W S

Sat Aug 22 : RNAC Art Walk

Mug up and Art Walk

Art Walk Special Events for SAT August 23


1-3pm : Come to the Rocky Neck Gallery, 53 Rocky Neck Ave, and print a Lino-cut with Mary Rhinelander. This event is free and open to the public.

Rockport Art Association

FRI August 22, 6-8pm : 4th Summer Painting and Photography Shows

4th summer show

SAT August 23, 2-5pm : Reception for out of bounds 2014

Out of Bounds
Aug 23 – Sep 23, 2014, Rockport Art Association, Maddocks Gallery

out of bounds 2014 is an exhibition of The School of the Museum of Fine Arts faculty and alumni work – including a diverse array of paintings, drawings, photography, sculpture and site-specific installations. Also highlighted: past and present members of the RAA who attended The SMFA, including Aldro Hibbard, Eric Hudson, Margaret Pearson, Peter Vincent and Harold Rotenberg – utilizing the extensive museum collection of the RAA.

12 Main Street, Rockport MA | 978-546-6604

Gloucester Stage Company


August 21 - September 7

8PM Wed, Thu, Fri & Sat | 3PM Sat & 4PM Sun

MON August 25 : Play Reading Series

Tickets are $20 each.
All readings begin at 7pm.
Click below for more information.

Play Reading Series

Trident Gallery

Ruth Mordecai

Trident Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of new paintings, collages, and monotypes on paper by Ruth Mordecai.  The gallery will host a public reception for the artist on Saturday, August 9, 5–7pm.  The artist will be at Trident Gallery for conversation Saturday, August 2, 5–7pm, and will lead a discussion of her work on Sunday, August 17, 5–6pm.

“As seen across several media comprising this exhibition, Ruth Mordecai’s creative accomplishment is enormous,” said Judith Tolnick Champa, Editor-at-Large, Art New England. “She never ceases to explore.”

In Ruth Mordecai’s works on paper, most often black and white paint or collage defines sculptural forms, and added lines expand the work into pictorial space, exploring memory and spiritual resonance through cultural symbols such as apples, baskets, and ladders.  Color is spare but prominent.

“Mordecai takes up philosophical and religious questions through a visual exploration of shared symbols," says Trident Gallery Director, Matthew Swift.  “Her works on paper embody exquisite sculptural tensions of gravity and balance, or else are sculptural forms imbued with the movement of painterly gesture.  Her love for the human form and for our spiritual relationships to shared symbols endow her work with depth and warmth.”

Mordecai describes her process as “the stacking of various images that over the years have become the iconography of the work: Jacob’s Ladder, the moon, apples, an ancient sun, a horizon line, a basket or wagon or figures in dance.”

Ruth Mordecai earned a BFA and MFA from Boston University School for the Arts.  For 25 years she made sculpture and painted in Boston’s Fort Point District.  For the last 15 years, she has painted in a studio on Rocky Neck in Gloucester. Mordecai has shown in Boston, New York, and Washington, DC, and her art is in prestigious collections, including the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; the Israel Museum (Jerusalem, Israel); the Rose Art Museum; and the Wiggin Prints and Drawings Collection of the Boston Public Library.



We hope you will join us as we celebrate our reopening
at these member events:

Thursday, August 21 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Please be our guests for a special open house for Museum Members only. Live music from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. with 3rian King and Nathan Cohen of What Time Is It, Mr. Fox? Light refreshments, wine & beer. Space is limited. Registration required. Please call (978)283-0455, x35 or email amyfanning@capeannmuseum.org for information.

Friday, August 22 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Perfect for families with young children! Enjoy a family friendly tour of the galleries and be creative in our Activity Center with themed activities for everyone. This program is free for members or with Museum admission.

Saturday, August 23 and Sunday, August 24
All ages are invited to enjoy the museum! Free and open to the public all weekend.
Granite Gallery Tour with guest curator Leslie Bartlett - Celebrate Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel's 75th Anniversary - Create collage postcards with quiltmaker Clara Wainright - Live music in the galleries with Jeanine Lynch & Peter Philips - Guided Tours
For details please visit our website, www.capeannmuseum.org.





Law and Water

Martha Wakefield

Karin Rosenthal

Bead with Bruce

Cape Ann Giclée

Cape Ann Giclee is a fine art printing studio serving the needs of photographers and artists, both professional and hobbyist. We use only premium papers and canvas in our fine art printer to ensure the highest quality print possible. We offer fine art reproduction following the highest industry standards to produce museum quality reproductions. We are always happy to answer any questions about printing and fine art reproduction and show samples of work we have done. Stop by or give us a call.

We are at 20 Maplewood Ave in Gloucester, we’re open 10 – 5 Mon-Fri and Saturday by appointment only. Call us at 978-546-7070 or visit our website at www.capeanngiclee.com

M E M B E R   W O R K S H O P S

Mosaic class

Rokhaya Waring Workshops, Tues & Wed, 9am to 12pm

Rokhaya Workshop

North Shore Arts

NSAA Workshops

Photoshop with EJ

Are you an artist who feels challenged when you have to resize an image for a show submission, or someone who has wanted to learn image editing, photo montage or digital art? Do you want to be able to design your own business card, postcard, flier or other image document? Have you always wanted to learn Photoshop but were daunted by the overwhelming scope of the program, so gave up?

E.J. is now offering Photoshop class for beginners to intermediate users who want to learn and be able to do more with Photoshop. I have been working with Photoshop for over 15 years, and although I do not consider myself a “Master”, I know a lot and use Photoshop as my go to program for everything from imagine editing to creating unique digital artwork and other image and text focused documents.

If you are interested in taking a class, call me at 857-891-9054 or email khanstudio@comcast.net

Gerald Brommer Workshop

Skip Lawrence

Jeremy Randall



Sigrid Olsen retreat

Provence Retreat

A N N O U N C E M E N T S / O P P O R T U N I T I E S / C A L L S   F O R  A R T

We Need Your Vote!

We are excited to learn that RNAC was chosen to be on the ballot for BankGloucester's 7th Annual Banking for Community Program. BankGloucester is giving $20,000 away to nineteen organizations based on the number of votes received : the organization that gest the most votes will get $5000, 2nd and 3rd places get $3000, 4th and 5th get $1000 and the remaining 14 organizations will each receive $500.

Voting starts on Monday August 25

You can only vote through BankGloucester's website, one vote per email address. Friends, relatives and colleagues can vote. We will send out the voting link on August 25.

Your vote will help us

  • Encourage free expression and open mindedness through our creative programming and exhibitions
  • Provide opportunities for educational and professional development in the arts through lectures, worshops, scholarships and residencies
  • Work to keep the traditions upon which the Rocky Neck Art Colony was founded to keep them vital in the context of contemporary culture

Art Opportunities

  • Deadline August 25 : Science
  • Deadline September 8 : Truth Telling: Art in Search of Social Justice, Nave Gallery
  • Deadline September 15 : The McDowell Colony Residencies
  • Deadline September 28 : 360 Xochi Quetzal Free Winter Artists and Writers Residency
  • Deadline October 1 : Death Valley National Park Artist in Residency
  • Deadline October 3 : I've Been Everywhere, Man: Musicians on the Road, Nave Gallery
  • Deadline December 1 : The Art Students League of New York - The League Residency at Vyt
  • Deadline December 6 : Dave Bown Projects : unrestricted monetary awards to visual artists
  • Art Deadlines (list of competitions)
  • Art Opportunities Monthly
  • Alliance of Artist Communities Artist Residencies

  • Kingston Gallery – Call for Artists – Deadline: Sept 25, 2014

    Kingston Gallery is seeking at least two new artist members this fall. The gallery is governed and run by dues-paying, exhibiting artist-members and showcases a diverse range of contemporary art in a mutually supportive environment that encourages experimentation and growth. Gallery exhibitions receive attention in both print and online publications including Art New England, ArtScope, Big, Red & Shiny, Boston Globe, The Weekly Dig, as well as on our Facebook page and blog, Thinking About Art Out Loud.

    Full gallery members are offered a solo show every two to three years in the Main gallery and a solo show in the Members' gallery (a small space for new or experimental work) in alternate years. Membership responsibilities include attendance at monthly meetings, staffing the gallery once per month, helping with the ongoing running of the gallery and dues of $110/month. (A one-time commitment fee of $200 is payable upon acceptance as a member.)

    We welcome artists living and working in Greater Boston to apply for membership. Membership is quite competitive, with new artist-members being selected by a majority vote.

    All applications must include:

    • Name/Address/Telephone/E-mail
    • 10 jpegs - 72 dpi, less than 1 MB - (15 if details or installation shots are included) numbered to correspond with:
    • identification sheet listing title, media, dimensions and date completed for each work
    • resume
    • artist's statement

    Submissions can be made electronically in two ways:

    a) Creating a Google drive folder including all application materials and sharing that folder with submissions@kingstongallery.com or
    b) Emailing all materials to submissions@kingstongallery.com

    Hard copy submissions should be sent to:
    Kingston Gallery
    450 Harrison Avenue, #43
    Boston, MA 02118
    Attn: Director
    and should include a CD with images, and supporting documents either separate or included on the CD. If submitting hard copy, include a self-addressed, stamped envelope if you want your materials returned.
    Deadline: September 25, 2014
    For more information, visit www.kingstongallery.com or call 617-423-4113

    S A V E   T H E   D A T E

    • August 7 - September 1 : Cape Ann Ceramics Festival (CC)
    • SAT August 23, 9:30am : Mug-up at Yupo Gallery and Khan Studio Gallery (MFW)
    • SAT August 23, 11 am : Rocky Neck Art Walk - Madfish Alley and Rocky Neck Ave.
    • SAT August 23, 1-3pm : Print your own lino-cut with Mary Rhinelander (RNG)
    • Through Sept 2 : Celebrating Gloucester's Heritage, Robert Williams (RNG)
    • SUN August 24, 2pm : Tim Hawkesworth Lecture ( Cape Ann Museum)
    • Aug 25-27 : workshop with Tim Hawkesworth (CC and RS)
    • FRI August 29, 5-8pm : Opening for Art of the Impossible: All Clay Inclusive (CC)
    • Sept 3-5 : Revolutionary Painting Techniques with Ekaterina Smirnova (CC)
    • FRI September 5, 4-6pm : Reception for Gordon Goetemann, Extending Boundaries (CC)
    • FRI September 12, Beaux Arts Ball On the Rocks 7:30pm, Studio Restaurant
    • TUESDAYS, 6-7pm : African Drumming with Mamadou Diop, all welcome (CC)

    CC=Cultural Center at Rocky Neck, 6 Wonson Street | RNG Rocky Neck Gallery, 53 Rocky Neck Ave.
    RS Residency Studio, 51A Rocky Neck Ave. | MFW Madfish Wharf

    For regional and statewide travel information, please visit the following links.
    North of Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau: www.northofboston.org
    Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism: www.massvacation.com



    Rocky Neck Art Colony, PO Box 60, Gloucester, MA 01931

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