BEYOND LIKENESS ~ A juried Exhibition Exploring the Portrait

A juried Exhibition Exploring the Portrait

Juror: Amy Sudarsky, figurative painter and curator

Exhibition Dates: April 2 – May 10, 2020

Cultural Center at Rocky Neck
6 Wonson Street, Gloucester, MA
Galleries open: Thursday-Sunday, 12:00-4:00 PM
Opening Reception: Saturday, April 4, 2-4:00 PM
Closing Celebration: Sunday, May 10, 2020, Viewer’s Choice Awards at 3:00 PM

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The Rocky Neck Art Colony (RNAC) invited New England artists to enter a juried exhibition, BEYOND LIKENESS: Exploring the Portrait. The resulting exhibition features 33 artists from 15 towns both nearby and from as far away as Providence RI.

Often overlooked in favor of landscapes and seascapes, BEYOND LIKENESS provides an important opportunity to look at contemporary interpretations of portraiture. The works in BEYOND LIKENESS examine the genre of portraiture with traditional renditions and dramatic self-portraits in oil paint, watercolor, color pencil, charcoal, Polaroid emulsion and more. Viewers may recognize a subject or two!

BEYOND LIKENESS runs for six weeks beginning Thursday, April 2, 2020 and continues through Sunday, May 10 at the Cultural Center on Rocky Neck, 6 Wonson Street in East Gloucester. Open each Thursday through Sunday, noon-4:00 PM in both galleries at the Cultural Center.

The public is invited to meet the artists at the Opening Reception on Saturday, April 4, 2-4:00 PM. Visitors have the opportunity to vote for their favorite portrait to receive the Viewers’ Choice Award. Three artists receiving the most votes will be recognized at the closing celebration on Sunday, May 10 at 3:00 PM.  These awards provide the organization with important feedback and appreciation from the community for the artists.

About the Juror

Submissions were reviewed and selected by juror Amy Sudarsky, a figurative painter who has exhibited in Boston, New York, and San Francisco. She taught painting and drawing courses at The Art Institute of Boston, Boston University, Washington University and recently at Lesley University. In 2018, she curated the exhibition “In Her Own Image; Self Portraits by Women 1900-2018,” at the Concord Center for the Arts. Her studio is in Allston, MA.

The Artists

The more than 30 well-known artists include Cynthia August, Darien Bird, Linda Bourke, Lizbeth Cabral, Matt Cegelis, Michele Champion, Marija Djakovic, Leon Doucette, Larry Elardo, Phyllis Feld, Nina Fletcher, Erin Garrett-Metz, Moriah Gilbert, Dina Gomery, Hamilton Hayes, Tamara Krendel, Otto Laske, Christopher Lovely, Raymond Magnan, Karen Matthews, Elizabet Menges, Vanessa Michalak, Ruth Mordecai, Rebecca Nagle, Sara Oseasohn, Mary Rhinelander, Ruthie Schneider, Kathleen Somers, Helen Tory, Juni Van Dyke, Karen Watson, Christine Whalen-Waller, and Heidi Caswell Zander.

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