OUR SNOWY OWL HEDWIG FROM ROCKPORT ARTIST DEB SCHRADIECK

While chatting with Cape Ann artist Deb Schradieck and her husband Peter last night at the Good Morning Gloucester holiday bash and amazing bbq, held at Cape Ann Giclee, Deb mentioned she had done a painting of our Snowy Owl Hedwig. The painting is of Hedwig dozing off, nestled under a rocky alcove on Atlantic Road. We would often see her resting, especially during the middle of the day, in between meals. Beautiful capture Deb!

Hedwig has not yet come back to the hotels on Atlantic Road. Folks ask me about this often, whether or not she will return to the same location. Snowy Owls wander widely in their generally north-south migrations. Even if she did return, I think it safe to say, she would look different after another year molting. We would possibly be able to recognize her by habit, but then again she would be a year older, and may have developed different habits. Hedwig is mighty strong, and appears healthy, and as female Snowies are dominant over the males in staking out territory, perhaps as a more mature owl she is spending the winter closer to her breeding grounds. That is my hope for her at least, and that she has many years ahead of making many little Snowy Owlets!

Thanks again to Deb Schradieck for sharing her lovely painting of Hedwig. To see more of Deb’s work, visit her gallery on Rocky Neck and check out her website here: Deb’s Art Gallery.

 

Holiday markets and fairs |Annisquam Sewing Circle, Rocky Neck, Cape Ann Artisans, Rockport Art Association

save the date Reminders:

  • Annisquam Sewing Circle Christmas Fair, Satuday Dec 2 ONLY 8am-noon
  • Rockport Art Association – Cape Ann Artisans Dec 1 (4-9) & Dec 2 (10-5)
  • Rocky Neck 2017 Annual Holiday Show at the Cultural Center weekends through December 10th

Rocky Neck 2017 Holiday Show

“December in November–Giving the Gift of Art” Rocky Neck Art Colony members’ fine art and crafts sale, through December 10th, OPEN Fridays 5-8pm, Saturdays and Sundays 10AM-4PM. Downstairs is a beautiful John Nesta tribute.

photo caption: Orginal watercolor painting, Birch on the Neck, by Deb Schradieck, booth at the Rocky Neck Art Colony 2017 Annual Holiday members show

 

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Rockport Art Association

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TWO DAYS ONLY Cape Ann Artisans at the Rockport Art Association Friday December 1 and Saturday December 2nd (10-5). Cape Ann Artisans has also announced their special 2018 Cape Ann Artisan tour dates- June 2nd and 3rd and Oct 6-8

Cape Ann Artisans at Rockport Art Association

 

Annisquam Sewing Circle Christmas Fair

Sat Dec 2nd 8am-noon, 34 Leonard Street, Gloucester, MA 01930

  • Beautiful Wreaths to decorate your Home
  • Potted plants and bulbs to Give or to Keep
  • Elegant Table Arrangements
  • Gourmet Foods for your Guests and Family
  • Exquisite Hand-crafted Gift Items
  • $3 Grabs for Mom, Dad and your Favorite Pets wrapped and ready to go!

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seARTS art loan @ Bass Rocks 2016 and Cape Ann Plein Air panel

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seARTS 9th and biggest art loan installation at Bass Rocks Golf Club opened last night. Visitors to Bass Rocks Golf Club will be able to see the art of 14 artists selected for this year’s seARTS art loan, and it’s all for sale. As if the art, food and party weren’t enough, the reception included brief panel talks about the national Cape Ann Plein Air festival that will kick off this October 11-16, 2016. 

Artists interested in competing in Cape Ann Plein Air make sure to apply by the July 14th deadline.

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Leslie Heffron above, and below her painting in the distance and painting in the foreground is by Joan Bediz

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Above, first time in the art loan @ Bass Rocks, Leigh with her husband Betts. Look for Leigh Slingluff’s painting hanging near prints by Rusty and Ingrid.

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First prize went to Deb Schradieck. Head to seARTS for a complete list of all the participants and winners and to Bass Rocks to see all the artists (I didn’t get to take pictures of every work)  Congratulations to all!

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A work by Ron Diebboll, also a Cape Ann Artisans participating artist.

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Artist Spotlight Series – Deb Schradieck

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Spotlight on Deb Schradieck

A lifelong artist, Deb studied Illustration at Mass College of Art in Boston, graduating in 1981.

A resident of Westborough (central) MA, she has always craved the sea, and first came to Gloucester as a boater seeking a fun place to spend the weekend, and fell in love with Cape Ann. Now, she and her husband keep their boat at Pier 7 Marina in East Gloucester. This provides a seasonal base and a stepping-stone to living here year-round. This close proximity to the harbor creates good opportunities for photography, which then become references for artwork done later in the studio.

Her first summer in Gloucester, Deb walked into the Weaver Gallery and was so moved by Jeff’s work that she decided right then and there to make painting a priority. Inspired by the island’s natural beauty and dramatic light, and encouraged by the vibrant community of artists and support for the arts, she got to work. She has since produced dozens of watercolor paintings in a realistic style characterized by vivid color and dramatic light.

A full-time Realtor, Deb has, for many years, drawn house portraits in pen and ink that are given to clients as housewarming gifts. Using the same detailed technique and extensive experience in the medium, she created a 2014 Calendar featuring familiar Gloucester scenes in pen and ink.

Deb is an artist member of the North Shore Arts Association and the Rocky Neck Art Colony. Her work is on display seasonally at the Khan Studio/Good Morning Gloucester Gallery and at the Gallery at the Accommodations, also on Rocky Neck. Visit her website at http://www.DebsArtGallery.com.

You can see more of Deb’s work and find her amazing Gloucester 2014 Calendar at The Cultural Center at Rocky Neck, 6 Wonson Street, East Gloucester during the Rocky Neck Holiday Art & Fine Crafts Festival Saturdays and Sundays, Noon-4 PM November 30 – December 29

http://www.rockyneckartcolony.org/winter.php

E.J. Lefavour

Gloucester 2014 Calendar by Deb Schradieck

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If you’re looking for a unique calendar for yourself or as a gift, stop by Khan Studio & the GMG Gallery at 77 Rocky Neck Ave., Gallery 3 and check out Deb Schradieck’s incredibly detailed pen & ink drawing 2014 calendar.  It includes the Tarr & Wonson Paint Factory and Main Street as pictured above, as well as Annisquam Light, Pigeon Cove, rowing gigs Gannet and Siren Song, Marine Railways, Motif #1, the Thomas E. Lannon sailing past Ten Pound Island, Good Harbor footbridge, Beacon Marine, Gloucester Harbor, and for December — the lobster trap Christmas Tree.  The minute details in Deb’s pen & ink drawings will amaze you.

E.J. Lefavour

www.khanstudiointernational.com