Hammond Castle is open daily! Check out new programs and events like this art show opening July 8

 

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photo of Hammond Castle by Rebeccah Pearson Museum Shop Manager

 

Rebeccah Pearson, Museum Shop manager submits:

Artist reception at Hammond Castle Museum Monday July 8th 6pm – 8pm

“On the Right Track” artist meet and greet is a wonderful way to meet some of our most talented artists on Cape Ann that are being featured in Hammond Castle’s Museum Shop. Join us Monday July 8th at 6pm ending at 8pm. Refreshments will be served as you talk with the artists and enjoy their paintings. Please RSVP by going to the website at www.hammondcastle.org

The featured artists for the month of July include: 

Rosemary Ryding was born in London and is greatly influenced, by the art old and new in Europe. Her main interest is in the study of new mediums and methods. Her present pursuit is the study of ENCAUSTIC which is a medium used by the Greeks in the fourth century BC. It is now used in a multitude of ways and combines the old and the new.

Patty Boynton is a painter whose art is inspired by the beauty of the Northeast, in particular the marshes of Cape Ann and the Isles of Shoals . She works in oils in a representational style with a goal of simplifying and abstracting her subjects. When she isn’t painting, she enjoys walking, working in her garden, singing in her church choir, reading and traveling. You can reach her at p.boynton@comcast.net.

Linda Harvey has been painting as hobby for the past 20 years. Her work includes seascapes, landscapes, children and European streetscapes. Oil on canvas is her medium of choice. She has had many painting adventures in France, Spain, Majorca and Italy . She paints with joy in the beautiful color.

Therese Melden lives in Manchester, MA and began painting 14 years ago. She has explored acrylic and oil paint and currently works in pastel. “I have always loved making art. I enjoy trying new techniques and have been fortunate to work with gifted teachers and talented peers. I paint plein air and mostly from photographs. I choose subjects that I have an emotional reaction to.”

Camille Skilton has been painting as a hobby for around 15 years. She started in watercolors but now does mostly oils. She paints in the tonalist style which George Inness started in the 1800s.

Carmela Martin a native of New England, Carmela Martin finds that these are the landscapes and people that most attract her as an artist.  Whether working representationally or in a more expressionistic style, her art is informed by her experiences living in this unique part of the country. Martin has studied at Montserrat College of Art and with many gifted and renowned artists from the North Shore and beyond.  She works in pastels, acrylic and oils, often incorporating cold wax and marble dust. Martin is an artist member of the North Shore Arts Association, Rockport Art Association, Newburyport Art Association and the National Association of Women Artists (NAWA). Her paintings are in private and corporate collections in the U.S., Canada and Scotland.

Katie Bull has lived in Beverly MA most of her life. Though her travels inspire her art, she thrives on her sense of place in her own back yard. Her primary medium is pastels, and recently she has been exploring and enjoying painting in oils.

Art at Hammond Castle Museum

Every month through out our season Hammond Castle Museums Shop will be featuring  local artists upon its walls. A portion of the proceeds will go towards restoration efforts. To view this months local artist please click  here! Hammond Castle Museum, 80 Hesperus Ave, Gloucester MA 01930 www.hammondcastle.org

Hammond castle open daily! Enjoy guided or self-guided tours.

Thursday night Candlelit Tours coming July and August

 

1969 WOODSTOCK  FESTIVAL OF MUSIC & PEACE PHOTOS by Elizabeth Enfield displayed June 2019 at Addison Gilbert #GloucesterMA

Woodstock front page New York Times Sunday August 17 1969
Woodstock article by Barnard L. Collier and Jack Manning photograph 

“I’m glad to be here 50 years later to celebrate and have my 75th birthday this July!” Elizabeth Enfield

1969 WOODSTOCK  FESTIVAL OF MUSIC & PEACE PHOTOGRAPHS by Elizabeth Enfield

June 1-30,2019 – Open 7 days all week!

In 1969,  Elizabeth Enfield,  art teacher in New York City, was director of a summer photography program for teenagers. One of her staff had 2 press passes for the Woodstock Peace and Music Festival in White Lake, New York.

Fifty years ago, Max Yasgur happily rented his farm for 40,000 people. The event rose to 450,000  attendees in total, shown by a shot taken from a helicopter above the crowd, and published in the New York Times front page. The show ran  24 hours a day from Friday August 15th until Monday August 18th when a late coming performer gave the remaining 35,000 people a ‘Grand Finale’!

The exhibition in the Lobby Hallway of the Addison Gilbert Hospital  June 7th to 30th, 2019, is avaliable for viewing all day, for your pleasure. Portraits include photos of Ravi Shankar, Janis Joplin, Santana and Grace Slick.The crowd is seen watching in rain and sun and camping in the field covered with mud and water. Some are sittting on the light and speaker structures around the field. Out of food, offered by the  “pig farm”  who volunteered their services to the crowd.

Listen to the CD the  “TAKING WOODSTOCK”,  audio, written by Elliot Teichberg

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The New York Times is looking for Woodstock images May 30, 2019 see  here

Scenes from Essex TOHP Burnham Library Reception

Here are a few scenes from the open house on Saturday May 18, 2019 at TOHP Burnham Library, Essex, for the Once Upon a Contest Cape Ann Reads exhibition. Most of the photos were taken at the beginning and at the end. What a great turn out on what felt like the first sunny Saturday this spring! Library Director Deborah French and librarian April Wanner welcomed the artists and writers and the community to a lovely public reception. The Friends of the Library provided coffee and baked goodies.

You can catch the exhibition at this venue through June 21, 2019. The temporary public art series by Alexia Parker is on view in this hall and look for one work in the library on the main floor. Three special upcoming programs in Essex feature Barbara McLaughlin this Friday May 31st at 4pm; Diane Polley & Marion Hall June 7th, 4pm; and Betty Allenbrook Wiberg. Contact the library for more information. Good to know: two fantastic playgrounds are close by the library and this exhibition: Memorial Park on the grounds surrounding TOHP, and Eagle’s Nest at Essex Elementray on Story Street.

 

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Beauport Hotel Art Show


Join us for an evening showcasing local art! Over 50 artists from Cape Ann will be displaying paintings in our Grand Ballroom for purchase. Artist Dan DeLouise will also demonstrate a live painting to be raffled during the event. All raffle proceeds support Pathways for Children. The show is free and open to the public.

Beauport Hotel Gloucester
55 Commercial Street
Gloucester, MA 01930

Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Group show of Essex Heritage 2018 Photo contest winners at Salem Visitor Center

News from Essex National Heritage- Congratulations to all the winners including Amy Smith of Gloucester:

Essex Heritage Announces Winners of 2018 Photo Contest

We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2018 Essex National Heritage Area Photo Contest. The annual photo contest encourages photographers of all levels to “capture” the living landscapes, unique places, and interesting people of Essex County, MA. The contest is presented in partnership with Hunt’s Photo & Video, the Merrimack Valley Planning Commission, and the National Park Service at Salem Maritime and Saugus Iron Works National Historic Sites.

From rocky coasts and harbors and rural farms to historic downtowns and parks, photographers vividly captured a variety of special places in Essex County for their award-winning submissions to this year’s contest. All of the photographs were taken within the Essex National Heritage Area and fell into the categories of “Off the Beaten Path,” “People of Essex County,” and “A Closer Look.”

2018 Essex National Heritage Area Photo Contest Winners
Grand Prize Winner
• “Waves,” taken in Salem by Laurence Spang of Salem

Category: A Closer Look
• 1st Prize: “Sunflower, All For Me,” taken in Newbury by Ken Jordan of Lynn
• 2nd Prize: “Storm Damage,” taken in Salisbury by Caroline Stella of Saugus
• 3rd Prize: “Head Sails,” taken in Gloucester by Frank Conahan of Groton

Category: People Of Essex County
• 1st Prize: “Sandstorm,” taken in Ipswich by Kristin Bender Kyllingstad of Beverly
• 2nd Prize: “Essex Tech Teaching Moment,” taken in Danvers by Sue Plutsky of Beverly
• 3rd Prize: “Winter Hop” taken in Peabody by Judy Schneider of Middleton

Category: Off The Beaten Path
• 1st Prize: “Walking on Clouds” taken in Gloucester by Sarah Burrows of Wenham
• 2nd Prize: “Appleton,” taken in Ipswich by Amy Smith of Gloucester
• 3rd Prize: “Nature’s Window,” taken in Manchester by the Sea by Stephen Dagley of Beverly

People’s Choice Winner
• “Monarch and Thistle,” Taken in Haverhill by Kathy Diamontopoulos of Haverhill

Instagram Winners

New to the Essex Heritage Photo Contest was an Instagram category. Instagrammer were encouraged to tag photos that they took during 2018 with #essexheritagephotocontest. Over 450 photos were entered and 9 winners were selected for their stunning shots that captured the special quality of Essex County. The accounts that won the Instagram category are as follows: @a.a.g.photo, @dcmills89, @funky_monkey_photos, @harbors_edge_photography, @lomachusetts, @saltwaterlabphoto, @sarahtracyburrows, @sjdagley, @tugapeaks

 

Group Show in 2019 for the 2018 contest winners

The eleven winning images will be exhibited for one year at the National Park Service Visitor Center in Salem (2 New Liberty Street, Salem, MA 01970) and at the office of the Merrimack Valley Planning Commission (160 Main Street, Haverhill, MA 01830).

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See all the winning photographs on the Essex Heritage Facebook page: www.facebook.com/EssexHeritage

Prints for the Essex National Heritage Area Photo Contest exhibits were generously provided by Hunt’s Photo & Video. Prizes for the Photo Contest were generously contributed by Hunt’s Photo & Video and the National Park Service.

About Essex Heritage and the Essex National Heritage Area
Essex Heritage is the non-profit organization that manages the Essex National Heritage Area by developing programs that enhance, preserve and encourage recreation, education, conservation and interpretation projects on Boston’s North Shore and the Lower Merrimack River Valley. The Essex National Heritage Area is comprised of the 34 cities and towns of Essex County, MA. For more information, visit EssexHeritage.org or call (978) 740-0444.

Jim McAllister exhibit & lecture about Salem’s art scene 1978-92 at Hawthorne Hotel

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“A Sentimental Journey,” group exhibition was organized by local historian Jim McAllister to celebrate Salem’s art scene in the years between 1978 and 1992.  Show includes Giles Laroche and many other local artists. Gallery open Tuesdays through Fridays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturdays, noon to 5 p.m. Free lecture by Jim McAllister on “Art Organizing on Boston’s North Shore 1875-1925” on Wednesday, Feb. 20, at 7 p.m.Where: Kensington-Stobart Gallery, Hawthorne Hotel, Salem Common, 18 Washington Square West, Salem.”  Link to Salem News article by Will Broaddus

THERE IS MORE TO SEA II/ call for artists

After a successful THERE IS MORE TO SEA I, there will be another on October 5, 2018 – October 7, 2018.

There’s More to Sea II

Friday, October 5, Opening Reception with Artists 6-9 pm
Saturday October 6 – Sunday October 7, 12-6 pm
Gloucester Paint Factory to Benefit Ocean Alliance

Call for Entry:
Receiving: Thursday, October 4, 4-7 pm and Friday, October 5, 12-2pm
Pick up: Sunday October 7, 6-8 pm
Reception: Friday October 5, 6-9 pm

Entry Fee:
– $30 for three pieces.
– Entrants may also submit up to 6 matted and sleeved prints for bin work.
– Entry will be capped when space is filled.
– Entry based on first come, first paid of entry fee.
– Items should be ready to hang.

– Six foot tables are available for artists with table pieces. $30 for full table, $15 for half table. First come, first serve.

Entry Fee payable to Jessica Biker at 7 Morton Place, Gloucester MA

Entry Deadline: September 29
– Please include show entry form with entry fee or by email.

THERE’S MORE TO SEA II – ARTIST ENTRY FORM

NAME

PHONE                                                      EMAIL

ADDRESS
Please complete form below for all work. Please provide height and length of hanging pieces (including frame, if applicable).
Title Media Type Height Length Price

 

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Sales:
– All items submitted must be for sale.
– 20% of all sales will go to the Ocean Alliance and Restoration of the Gloucester Paint Factory.

The “There is More to Sea” organizers will take reasonable care in handling and showing exhibitor’s work. The exhibiting artist understands and agrees that all works are exhibited at their own risk. The “There is More to Sea” organizers and Ocean Alliance do not carry insurance for the artwork and do not assume responsibility for any loss, damage, or theft of work during the event. By participating in the show, you agree to the above terms and conditions.

Questions: Jessica Biker – jessicaabiker@gmail.com, Melissa Cox – mcoxward2@gmail.com

Participating artists Cape Ann Art Show Beauport Hotel Gloucester

Here is a digital who’s who catalogue with portraits of the participating artists and scenes from the inaugural Cape Ann Art Show at the Beauport Hotel Gloucester, MA. The art fair and the hotel were jumping on this gorgeous evening. Original works of art (not reproductions) were priced under $100 and up from there. The artists and the hotel were so well prepared and joyous, I was compelled to record their effort. Apologies if I missed anyone. I jotted down contact information and linked to artists when possible.

 

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Suzanne Brailey 

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Donna Caselden (978) 381-3576

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Katherine Coakley (781)789-3696

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Dan DeLouise Studio 53 (978) 282-1540

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Terry Delpercio-Piemonte (978)290-1726

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Kevin Ellis 

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Jeannette Steele Esposito  ljespo@juno.com

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Read more continues to participating artists (F-Z)

They’re in alphabetical order. Please let me know if you or your contact information was missed. I tried to capture the complete installation. Congratulations to the artists and Beauport Hotel! It was a great fair.

Continue reading “Participating artists Cape Ann Art Show Beauport Hotel Gloucester”

Globe critics pick their 42 favorite upcoming New England arts: 2 from Cape Ann

Boston Globe

Boston Globe critics –Kate Tuttle (books); Zoe Madonna (classical music); Karen Campbell (dance); Loren King (film); Michael Andor Brodeur (pop music); Don Aucoin (theater); Malcom Gay (visual arts)– published an arts preview:  “Globe Critics survey of 42 Essential art events in New England that you won’t want to miss this spring and summer.”

Congratulations to Rockport Chamber Music Festival and Clara Wainwright for making the list! Rockport Chamber Music Festival is June 2-July 9 at the Shalin Liu Performance Center. Clara Wainwright, artist and First Night Founder, is one of 8 artists selected for the  21st round of Art on the Marquee, the “massive three sided, seven screened, 80 foot tall marquee at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center” public art project. Look for that exhibit March 16-April 17.

Here’s the geographic tally:

Boston area, MA arts events: 19
Western, MA: 8
North Shore, MA: 2 –Rockport/Chamber Music Festival and Lincoln/Thoreau. (Clara’s work will be shown in Boston)
Cape and islands, MA: 4
ME: 4
RI: 3
VT: 1
CT: 1 (could be New Bedford…)

Most of the MOTT seasonal round ups and e-blasts are light on North Shore listings.

 

 

Art in the Barn

art in the barn

Opening Reception Friday, June 13 from 6-8:30pm

Exibit Times

June 13, Friday        10-4:00 and 6-8:30

June 14, Saturday    10-6:00

June 15, Sunday      10-4:00

This is the 25th Annual Benefit Art Exhibit and Sale to benefit Greenbelt’s local land conservation efforts.

Look for some of my new work there, along with the work of many wonderful artists who support the endeavors of Essex County Greenbelt in “conserving local farmland, wildlife habitat and scenic landscapes since 1961”.

http://www.ecga.org

E.J. Lefavour

http://www.hobbithousestudio.com

Seacoast Nursing Home Opening Reception

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These are some shots taken by Charlie Carroll at the Seacoast Nursing Home reception yesterday.  This is a wonderful exhibit of 30 canvas giclee photos of local scenes donated by a number of Cape Ann photographers, and printed by Cape Ann Giclee, to be hung permanently in the Alzheimer’s Wing at Seacoast Nursing Home.  Many of the residents and visitors came to the opening and really enjoyed the work.

For me, the highlight of the event was meeting Agnus MacQuade, 99 years young, who will turn 100 in January 2015.  She was amazingly sharp and a pleasure to talk to.  She was a student teacher at Lane School for a number of years and then taught at Salem State.  She said she loves being at Seacoast Nursing Home.

E.J. Lefavour

Spring Art Show

Only 15 days til Spring…

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After that, there are only 21 more days until the Spring Art Show at the Magnolia Historical Society.  From the icy grip of winter emerges a fresh new body of work by some of your favorite Cape Ann artists.  While it may not be the first Art Show of Spring 2014, it is lining up to the best.  Mark your calendars now, and pray we won’t have snow.

E.J. Lefavour