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


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.



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



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.


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!



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



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There are Many Paths, but only One Way


The official unveiling of this mural takes place in my gallery today (11/8/14) from 2pm until 4pm. seArts will host an opening honoring Gloucester artist Tricia O’Neill’s mural, and also honoring the subject, the late famed Gloucester writer Vincent Ferrini. It is painted on the side of Palazola’s sporting goods, facing Porter Street. The public is invited. The gallery is at 82 Main Street, Gloucester. 978-283-2524 or info@BodinHistoricPhoto.com for information. Light snacks and refreshments will be served.

seARTS 2014 Partner With an Artist Program

seARTS 2014 Partner With an Artist Program:

Call to Artists and Application Guidelines

seARTS invites artists to apply for Partner With an Artist Grants

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Partner With an Artist (PWA), seARTS signature artist grant program, provides grants to artists to create new work — in any medium: visual, performing, multimedia art — in partnership with local businesses.  PWA’s focus  is  to  celebrate  the  arts,  strengthen partnerships with the business community, and to promote a vibrant and culturally rich economy on Cape Ann.

The 2014 PWA program will connect with three of Cape Ann’s Cultural Districts: Essex River, Harbortown and Rocky Neck. Jurors will award three $1,500 grants, totaling $4,500, to artists who collaborate with a business in a Cape Ann Cultural District. One artist or project in each of three Cultural Districts will receive a grant. Each completed project will be presented in its Cultural District for the public to experience and enjoy.

Partnership with a business: This is an opportunity for artists and businesses to explore a creative relationship. We seek to fund innovative projects where artists and businesses work together to explore new opportunities only made possible by collaborating.  A business might provide goods, services, or space for a project. 

Creating opportunities for artists: PWA supports artists and encourages creative new work that connects to the local community and that will attract residents and visitors to explore and enjoy the Cultural District.

Grants:  One $1,500 grant will be awarded to one artist in partnership with a business located in each of these three Cultural Districts: Rocky Neck, Harbortown and Essex Cultural Districts.

Please note: Projects in the Rockport Cultural District are not eligible.                                  A grant was awarded in the Rockport Cultural District in 2012.

Phase One:

April – June 2014

Grant applications will be solicited by seARTS for artists collaborating with a business in each of these three Cultural Districts:

Gloucester’s  Rocky  Neck  Cultural  District  

Gloucester’s Harbortown Cultural District

Essex River Cultural District

Phase Two:

June 2014

One grant of $1,500 will be awarded to one artist collaborating with a business in each of these three Cultural Districts:

Gloucester’s  Rocky  Neck  Cultural  District  

Gloucester’s Harbortown Cultural District

Essex River Cultural District

Phase Three:

September-October 2014

Completed projects will be presented in their Cultural Districts.


Resources and Links:

PWA Overview

Massachusetts Cultural Council







  Application Deadline:                                     June 20, 2014

  Award Notifications:                                      June 27, 2014

  Public Project Presentations:                           September/October 2014                    


If you are a current member of seARTS, there is no fee to apply for this program. To join or renew your membership please visit www.searts.org/wp/joinsupport/. If you wish to apply, but not join seARTS, there is a $25 application fee. 

APPLICATION must include:

1. Cover sheet with contact information: name, street address, email, phone number(s), and names of all artists and business partners involved in the project.

2. Resume or C.V. 

3. $25 application fee for non-member applicants. 

4. One page project description, including a description of how the partnership will work. Identify the business partner(s): company name, street address, contact person, email and phone number(s)

5. Budget including in-kind donations.

6. Work samples:

Visual Art: 10-20 images numbered and titled on CD-ROM readable on Macintosh.  Jpeg files  at  300dpi,  approximately  4”  x  5”.

Media, Performance or Sound Art: 5 minutes on DVD or CD, with numbered media list that corresponds to work samples.

               DEADLINE: All applications must by received no later than June 6.

Contact information:                          pwa.searts@gmail.com or 978-281-1222

Send your application to:        pwa.searts@gmail.com or                                         seARTS/PWA, P.O. Box 1476, Gloucester, MA 01931

SeArts Celebrates Wearable Art II – September 29th

At Cruiseport Gloucester Mass. 

Celebrate Wearable Art II! Click here for tickets.

Runway show of  Art & Fashion, Exhibit & Sale featuring hand-made jewelry, clothing & accessories a benefit for seARTS society for the encouragement of the arts on Cape Ann.

The seARTS Wearable Art Runway show committee has been working hard to bring you an amazing event. Here are a few important announcements about what you will experience on September 29th! Most importantly, book your ticket now if you haven’t! Tables are filling fast!


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