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Cape Ann Ceramics Festival : Final Weekend

Cape Ann Ceramics Festival

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

Live Music and Great Food!


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.

Air Wars

A Discussion with
Robert L. Crandall of Eastern Point, former President and CEO of American Airlines, largest U.S. Direct Air Carrier


Richard N. Rosenfeld of Rocky Neck, former President and CEO of International Weekends’ Charter Vacations, largest U.S. Indirect Air Carrier

Following the end of  World War II, America turned its aircraft manufacturing and well-trained pilots to the task of providing civil aviation to a burgeoning middle class. During the ensuing decades, those manufacturing facilities introduced the first American passenger jets, the first intercontinental jets, the first wide bodied jets, the first supersonic jets, and the first jumbo jets, all to serve that rapidly expanding public.  At the same time, former military pilots formed and populated more than a thousand new airlines, which brought American transportation and Americans themselves to places all over the world.

Two executives, who played often competing leadership roles in the evolution of commercial air travel, will discuss the experiences that both would describe as an “air war.” Bob Crandall led American Airlines to become, during the 1980s, the largest U.S. regularly scheduled air carrier. Richard Rosenfeld led International Weekends to become, in the early 1980s, the largest U.S. charter flight vacation company.  Competition between regularly scheduled airlines and charter-flight travel was a prime mover for deregulating the American airline industry and for the aviation price competition that consumers enjoy today.

Friday, September 12, 6:30pm

Beaux Arts Ball

Beaux Arts Ball & Wicked Tuna Raffle Tickets on sale now

Wicked Tuna

Buy Raffle Tickets Now

Philosophical Discussion of Freedom

A Discussion
moderated by Tom Kiely of West Gloucester

Karl Frank of East Gloucester, Former Instructor in Philosophy
Darthmouth College

John D. Mullen of Rocky Neck, Emeritus Professor of Philosophy,
Dowling College

Rory Anscombe of East Gloucester, Read Philosophy and Forensic Psychiatry at Oxford College, England

Richard N. Rosenfeld of Rocky Neck, Philosophy Major, Yale College

What if the idea of free choice is an illusion?  Wouldn’t that be shocking?  After all, the notions that we are free to make the choices we make and especially the choices that determine whether we are successful or not, criminals or not, moral or not, responsible or not, and praiseworthy or not are at the very core of our religious, political, and moral codes. Religion makes us answerable for our actions because it says we have “free will.” Our “free” enterprise system assumes we are “free” to make good or bad economic choices and is designed to reward us accordingly. Our criminal justice system punishes those who “choose” to commit crimes.

But suppose freedom of choice is just a myth. That it is just a rallying cry for Western Civilization. Will our idea of freedom survive philosophical scrutiny? And if it doesn’t, what are we left with?  That’s what this discussion is about.

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

Sat Aug 30 : RNAC Art Walk

Mug up and Art Walk

Gloucester Stage Company

August 21 - September 7

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

Trident Gallery

Ruth Mordecai



Cape Ann Experience

Plein Air

Law and Water

Sue Daly

Sue Daly

Martha Wakefield

Karin Rosenthal

Between Digital Photography and Painting

Firehouse Center for the Arts, Newburyport, MA, USA
September 10 to October 12, 2014 

Show open to the public Wednesday to Sunday, 12 - 5 pm

Reception Sunday, September 14, 3:30 to 5:30 pm
1 Market Square, Newburyport, MA  01950 (978) 462-7336


Otto Laske

“The Creation [No. 2]” (2014)

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


Northeast Workshops

Gerald Brommer

Pottery Classes


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



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.

Click Here to Cast Your Vote

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 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

    Printmaker Needed

    Spacious, loft-like, designer's renovated industrial barn
    in downtown Gloucester

    Pine Street Rental

    Quiet side street near harbor. Zoned for living and working.

    Spacious first floor with 10 foot ceiling, private entry and foyer, half bath, sitting area or desk space, galley kitchen, small dining area next to kitchen, large living/dining space. Lends itself to professional use, office or art studio, or simply a great big living room/dining room.
    A pine open staircase leads to 2nd floor: master bedroom plus 2nd room or office, open to landing, and full bath. Unique architectural details throughout. Off-street parking, washer/dryer.

    Seabarn is a five-minute walk to commuter rail (55 minutes to Boston), shops, library, harbor and Y (yoga and pool) ,3 churches. Stage Fort Park and Crescent Beach are a ½ mile walk. Property borders historic burial ground, a quiet green oasis in the urban center.

    Owner lives/works in adjoining art studio/residence.

    Year round: $1,495.00 month plus utilities. (Range and FHW baseboard radiation are gas-fired)
    References, credit check, non-smokers; PLEASE NO PETS.
    Call Veronica: 978/ 515-7979
    Available approximately September 15, 2014
    PHONE BETTER THAN COMPUTER. ( not always on line.)

    S A V E   T H E   D A T E

    • August 7 - September 1 : Cape Ann Ceramics Festival (CC)
    • FRI August 29, 5-8pm : Opening for Art of the Impossible: All Clay Inclusive (CC
    • SAT August 30, 9:30am : Mug-up at Yupo Gallery and Khan Studio Gallery (MFW)
    • SAT August 30, 11 am : Rocky Neck Art Walk - Madfish Alley and Rocky Neck Ave.
    • Through Sept 2 : Celebrating Gloucester's Heritage, Robert Williams (RNG)
    • FRI September 5, 4-6pm : Reception for Gordon Goetemann, Extending Boundaries (CC)
    • SUN September 7, 7pm : Air Wars Rocky Neck Conversation (CC)
    • FRI September 12, Beaux Arts Ball On the Rocks 7:30pm, Studio Restaurant
    • THUR September 18 : The Philosophical Question of Freedom Rocky Neck Conversation (CC)
    • 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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