Underwater Photography from New England and around the World
July 19 to August 13 with a reception on Saturday, July 21, 2018
Undersea Divers Photo Society members: Andrea Dec, Steven Coffill, Ellen Garvey, Mike Garvey, Andrew Martinez, Alan Presser, and Stephen Setzer
Gallery 53 on Rocky Neck, 53 Rocky Neck Avenue, Gloucester, MA
Cuddly (Cuttlefish) by Stephen Setzer
Peacock Pairing (Mantis Shrimp) by Ellen Garvey
Up Close and Personal (Cape Ann Lobster) by Daryl Findlay
The Rocky Neck Art Colony is pleased to present “Underwater Photography from New England and Around the World” as its third Summer Artist Show at Gallery 53 on Rocky Neck. Eight members of Undersea Divers Photo Society are exhibiting photographs taken at dive locations on Cape Ann and around the world, all of which will be for sale. The show runs from July 19 to August 13, 2018 at Gallery 53 with an Opening Reception on Saturday, July 21 from 6 to 8pm. Exhibiting artists include Andrea Dec, Steven Coffill, Ellen Garvey, Mike Garvey, Andrew Martinez, Alan Presser, and Stephen Setzer. The show is open Sundays to Thursdays, 10am to 6pm and 10am to 8pm Fridays and Saturdays.
The Undersea Photo Society is a group of scuba divers with a passion for photographing things most people never get to see. Led by undersea writer, tour guide and photographer, Andrew Martinez, the group meets monthly at Undersea Divers in Danvers where they share their photos and experiences. Martinez has written several books about undersea diving, illustrated with his own photographs. Some of his books will be for sale at the show, which he will sign during the Reception on July 21. The Society has 20-30 members who participate in the meetings. For more information about Undersea Photo Society or about scuba diving please visit www.underseadivers.com.
Housed in a historic waterfront building at 53 Rocky Neck Avenue, Gallery 53 is conveniently located between the Studio and Rudder Restaurants at 53 Rocky Neck Ave in Gloucester, MA. Artists are selected for their creativity, technical skill, and distinctive style. The gallery provides the community with thought-provoking Summer Artist Series (SAS) shows and a place to purchase affordable locally-made art. Paintings, jewelry, pottery, wood, glass, mixed-media, hand-pulled prints, and photography are creatively displayed. For more information about Gallery 53 call 978-282-0917.
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 rockyneckartcolony.org.
Rocky Neck Art Workshop: Figure and Abstraction
August 6-9, 2018 10am – 3pm
Montserrat College of Art, Hardie Building, 23 Essex St, Beverly, Ma 01915
Your space, my space by Kathy Liao
Artist Kathy Liao
The Workshop will be led by art instructor Kathy Liao, as part of Rocky Neck Art Colony’s 11-year-old Goetemann Distinguished Artist/Teacher program. New this year: Liao’s workshop takes place at Montserrat College of Art in Beverly (Hardie Building, 23 Essex Street), offering a large studio for up to 15 students. All levels welcome. We will be working from a model for half the workshop, studying gestures and utilizing collage. We’ll then move onto figurative narratives, color and composition.
The Goetemann Distinguished Artist/Teacher program, initiated in 2007, brings to Cape Ann an artist with a national reputation. Liao, who has an MFA in Painting from Boston University, currently teaches painting and printmaking at Missouri Western State University.
Register by July 29. $400 for RNAC members; $500 for non-members.
Send a check for full tuition made out to RNAC (please add GAR Workshop in memo line) to Pat Conant, Rocky Neck Cultural Center, 6 Wonson St., Gloucester, Ma 01930. Include your email or mailing address.
For more details on the workshop, visit GAResidency.art