Special 40th-Anniversary Events: A Close Collaboration with Cape Ann Museum and Rocky Neck Art Colony
The calendar says it’s fall, but Cape Ann Artisans have added an extra hue of celebration this year. Marking their 40th anniversary, the artisans have truly gone above and beyond. Alongside their annual Spring and Fall Tours, this year showcases unique partnerships with Cape Ann Museum and an upcoming retrospective exhibit at the Cultural Center at Rocky Neck.
A Personal Encounter with Art and Artists
At the heart of the celebration is the much-awaited Fall Tour, scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, October 7-8, from 10 AM to 5 PM. This isn’t just another art show; it’s an intimate experience. You’ll have the chance to visit 17 individual studios spread across Gloucester and Rockport and engage in meaningful conversations with the artists.
A One-Stop Preview
If you’d like to get a quick overview of the artisans’ work before setting out on the tour, there’s an exclusive 40th-year exhibition at the Cultural Center at Rocky Neck beginning September 28th. This collective display features 43 current and former artisans. Some, sadly, are remembered posthumously, including Bart Stuyf, renowned for his playful metal sculptures and infectious laughter.
Buy and Support
On display at the Rocky Neck Exhibit from September 28th through October 29th will be representative pieces from each artisan. Many of these works are up for sale, and a portion of the proceeds will support the Rocky Neck Art Colony. An opening reception will be held on Sunday, October 1, from 4-7 PM. The Cultural Center will also be open Thursdays through Sundays, 12-5 PM.
More Opportunities for Interaction
Beyond the Fall Tour, Cape Ann Artisans have been busily engaged all summer, curating and participating in various shows:
- Pam Stratton’s “Empty Nest” was showcased at the Rockport Art Association in July.
- Sallie Strand curated several exhibitions, featuring works by fellow Cape Ann Artisan Jacqueline Ganim-DeFalco.
- Rebecca Nagle and Jacqueline Ganim-DeFalco were both selected for the “Cape-to-Cape” show at the Cotuit Center for the Arts.
Plan Your Visit
The Fall Tour is self-guided, offering the freedom to explore at your own pace. A map and brochure can be your starting point, available in print or online. Brochures are also accessible at major tourist outlets such as the Cape Ann Chamber, Discover Gloucester, the North of Boston CVB, and local hotels and restaurants.
- What: The 40th Annual Cape Ann Artisans Open Studios and Celebration
- Where: Gloucester and Rockport, MA
- When: Fall Tour: Sat & Sun, October 7-8, 10 AM-5 PM
- Upcoming Special Events:
- September 28-October 29: 40th Anniversary Exhibition at the Cultural Center at Rocky Neck, 12-5 PM
- October 1: Opening Reception at the Cultural Center at Rocky Neck, 4-7 PM
- October 21: Cape Ann Museum and CAA Talk, 2 PM at Cape Ann Museum, 27 Pleasant Street, Gloucester, MA
For More Information
Celebrate creativity, enjoy an intimate art experience, and become part of a 40-year-old legacy with Cape Ann Artisans this fall. Your cultural calendar is about to get a whole lot more exciting!
Participants’ Names and Media
Current Members *
- *John Abisamra Photography
- *David Archibald Pottery
- *Cynthia Curtis Pottery
- *Rob Diebboll Painting
- *Danette English Pottery
- *Jacqueline Ganim-DeFalco Jewelry
- *Deborah Gonet Mixed media
- *Rebecca Nagle Painter
- *Sinikka Nogelo Painting
- *Erin O’Sullivan-Place Pottery
- *Melody Phaneuf Painting
- *Scott Place Pottery
- *Marcie Rae Jewelry
- *Deb Schradieck Painting
- *Sallie Strand Painting
- *Pam Stratton Mosaics
- *Beth Williams Glass jewelry
Past Members **
- **Kurt Ankeny-Beauchamp Painting
- **Baraka Berger Printmaking
- **Bonnie Bishoff Clay
- **Judith Cooper Drawing, Printmaking
- **Terry Del Percio Painter
- **Jayn Gardner Blockprint
- **Rob Logan Painting
- **Andy Matlow Sculpture
- **Anni Melançon Pottery
- **David Montgomery Painting
- **Marty Morgan Pottery
- **Eileen Mueller Painting
- **Kate Nordstrom Mixed media
- **David Piemonte Photographer
- **Karen Ristuben Sculpture
- **Don Rittenburg Pottery
- **James Seavey Pewtersmith
- **Paul Swigart Digital Print
- **Marilyn Swift Painting
- **Judith Wright Mosaics
In Memorium ***
- ***Judith Goetemann Silk
- ***Peter Natti Stained glass
- ***Robert Natti Sculpture
- ***Bart Stuyf Sculpture
- ***Joan Swigart Painting
- ***Lynn Swigart Photography