73rd Annual Live Christmas Pageant
Dec
22
5:00 PM17:00

73rd Annual Live Christmas Pageant

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Rockport Art Association & Museum will host Rockport's 73rd Annual Live Christmas Pageant.

Enjoy a live re-enactment and narration of the biblical story of Mary and Joseph as they travel to Bethlehem and the nativity of Jesus. The pageant begins with a torch lit procession from Dock Square to the Congregational Church further down Main Street.    

All are welcome! If you would like to participate please meet at the Rockport Art Association & Museum between 3:30-4:45 PM for costumes & makeup. The procession begins 5:00 PM at Dock Square.

For more information or to participate, please contact Pat Alto at Rockport Art Association & Museum at 978-546-6604.


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Gallery Walk & Talk with T.M. Nicholas
Dec
20
2:00 PM14:00

Gallery Walk & Talk with T.M. Nicholas

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Join T.M. Nicholas, President of the Board of Governors at RAA&M, for this insightful conversation about the history and the artistic integrity of some of the artist highlighted in the current special exhibition, The Art of Collecting : A Fundraising Exhibition.

The Art of Collecting : A Fundraising Exhibition showcases artwork from private collections from across New England with most works not being publicly displayed in some time. All artwork in this exhibition is available for purchase and will support the mission and vision of the RAA&M.

The exhibition includes works by:  Aldro T. Hibbard, Emile Gruppe, W. Lester Stevens, Guy Wiggins, Hayley Lever, George Oberteuffer, Kathryn Cherry, Walter Clark, Charles Movalli and many more.

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Opening Reception for LISBON PORTRAITS: OTTO LASKE’S ONE ARTIST SHOW
Dec
8
2:00 PM14:00

Opening Reception for LISBON PORTRAITS: OTTO LASKE’S ONE ARTIST SHOW

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The works in this show are conceived as a tribute to the elderly of Lisbon, Portugal, as well as elderly anywhere. They have two sources: (1) photographs Otto took in 2003 that were affixed to house walls in the medieval district of Mouraria, Lisbon, and (2) variations of self-portraits Otto took in Lisbon in 2009.

“My goal has been to evoke a symbolic – rather than realistic – sense of the person in focus. I’ve treated my photographic materials as components of an imagined portrait that unites the person portrayed with his or her surroundings and circumstances. In doing so, I’ve disregarded conventional boundaries between photography, painting, and graphics.”

- Otto Laske

 
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Opening Reception for THE ART OF COLLECTING : A FUNDRAISING EXHIBITION
Dec
8
2:00 PM14:00

Opening Reception for THE ART OF COLLECTING : A FUNDRAISING EXHIBITION

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Join RAA&M for this exciting exhibition that showcases artwork from private collections from across New England with most works not being publicly displayed in some time. All artwork in this exhibition is available for purchase and will support the mission and vision of the RAA&M.

The exhibition includes works by:  Aldro T. Hibbard, Emile Gruppe, W. Lester Stevens, Guy Wiggins, Hayley Lever, George Oberteuffer, Kathryn Cherry, Walter Clark, Charles Movalli and many more.

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Opening Reception for UneXpected #10 : RAA&M Experimental Group
Dec
8
2:00 PM14:00

Opening Reception for UneXpected #10 : RAA&M Experimental Group

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The Experimental Group (EG) is part of the Rockport Art Association & Museum. The EG is a community of artists devoted to sharing and developing their ideas on artistic expression. As an ongoing forum for passionate communication, it delivers liberating and meaningful experiences for both artists and viewers.

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LISBON PORTRAITS: OTTO LASKE’S ONE ARTIST SHOW
Dec
8
to Dec 30

LISBON PORTRAITS: OTTO LASKE’S ONE ARTIST SHOW

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The works in this show are conceived as a tribute to the elderly of Lisbon, Portugal, as well as elderly anywhere. They have two sources: (1) photographs Otto took in 2003 that were affixed to house walls in the medieval district of Mouraria, Lisbon, and (2) variations of self-portraits Otto took in Lisbon in 2009.

“My goal has been to evoke a symbolic – rather than realistic – sense of the person in focus. I’ve treated my photographic materials as components of an imagined portrait that unites the person portrayed with his or her surroundings and circumstances. In doing so, I’ve disregarded conventional boundaries between photography, painting, and graphics.”

- Otto Laske

 
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THE ART OF COLLECTING : A FUNDRAISING EXHIBITION
Dec
1
to Dec 30

THE ART OF COLLECTING : A FUNDRAISING EXHIBITION

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Join RAA&M for this exciting exhibition that showcases artwork from private collections from across New England with most works not being publicly displayed in some time. All artwork in this exhibition is available for purchase and will support the mission and vision of the RAA&M.

The exhibition includes works by:  Aldro T. Hibbard, Emile Gruppe, W. Lester Stevens, Guy Wiggins, Hayley Lever, George Oberteuffer, Kathryn Cherry, Walter Clark, Charles Movalli and many more.

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UneXpected #10 : RAA&M Experimental Group
Dec
1
to Dec 30

UneXpected #10 : RAA&M Experimental Group

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The Experimental Group (EG) is part of the Rockport Art Association & Museum. The EG is a community of artists devoted to sharing and developing their ideas on artistic expression. As an ongoing forum for passionate communication, it delivers liberating and meaningful experiences for both artists and viewers.

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Art & Sea Gift Shop Holiday Open House
Nov
30
5:00 PM17:00

Art & Sea Gift Shop Holiday Open House

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Join the Rockport Art Association & Museum for our Art & Sea Gift Shop Open House to start your holiday season!

The Art & Sea Gift Shop offers unique and artful gift ideas for everyone you are shopping for this season, including cards, books, apparel, handmade jewelry, pottery, local crafts and more. We will also be offering in-store specials during the event, including:

  • Free 10 pack of Museum Collection Note Cards (Choice of Two - $12 value) with any $10 Gift Shop purchase*

  • Free Artist Member Exhibition Catalogue (Choice of Three - Anthony Thieme, Harry A. Vincent, A.N.A. & His Contemporaries, or W. Lester Stevens, N.A. - $24.95 to $29.95 value) with any $30 Gift Shop purchase*.

    Note : limit one free item per customer.

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Out of the Studio and Under One Roof : Cape Ann Artisan's Holiday Event
Nov
30
to Dec 1

Out of the Studio and Under One Roof : Cape Ann Artisan's Holiday Event

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Our fifth annual holiday event will include special shopping incentives for all, door prizes and a lovely display of gift items in the artistic atmosphere of the Rockport Art Association. With all of Main Street celebrating from the evening of November 30th throughout the day on December 1st as part of Rockport Holiday Shopping Night & Santa’s Arrival and Tree Lighting Celebration, Out of the Studio and Under One Roof will be your one stop shop for jewelry, clothing, pottery, mosaics, and unique holiday gift items -for that special (hard to buy for!) someone….and maybe even yourself!

Artisans include: Cynthia Curtis, Jackie Ganim-DeFalco, Camilla MacFadyen, Anni Melancon, Marcie Rae, Pam Stratton, Patricia Welch, Beth Williams, Leslie Wind, Ruth Worrall, Sara Wright, and more.

Visit us at the Rockport Art Association & Museum
Friday, Nov 30th 4-9 PM and Saturday, December 1st 10-5PM

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Color Transitions : Olga Gernovski's One-Artist Show
Nov
24
to Dec 6

Color Transitions : Olga Gernovski's One-Artist Show

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Color Transitions is an exhibition of oil paintings by artist Olga Gernovski that celebrates the sunlight through the leaves, through the flowers, and the inspiration of what nature is generously giving us every day. This exhibition represents fall, Olga’s favorite time of year - the most colorful season, and opens Thanksgiving weekend when people are grateful for many things in life.

“I wish for the people looking at my paintings to feel the acuteness of a red blossom, transparency of glass, rushing forces of nature and the thrill of human emotions. At those moments, lines flow as music and every artwork is a confession.”

- Olga Gernovski

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Annual Hand-Painted Holiday Ornament Fundraiser
Nov
23
to Dec 31

Annual Hand-Painted Holiday Ornament Fundraiser

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One of a kind hand-painted treasures by our artists! Get them while they last! The ornaments include many different forms of expression – holiday scenes, landscapes, seascapes, marines, animals, still lifes, and more. Artist Members have created miniature paintings on 3 ½ x 3 ½ “ masonite panels.

$45 Donation per Ornament | Sale Begins on Friday, November 23rd, 10 AM

RAA&M Annual Hand-Painted Holiday Ornament Fundraiser
We hope you will join us in support of the Rockport Art Association & Museum for our 24th Annual Hand-Painted Holiday Ornament Fundraiser. Celebrate the season of giving in a creative and festive way! All proceeds benefit the Rockport Art Association & Museum.


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Gallery Walk & Talk with John Pettibone - Stow Wengenroth : New England's Master Lithographer
Nov
17
2:00 PM14:00

Gallery Walk & Talk with John Pettibone - Stow Wengenroth : New England's Master Lithographer

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John Pettibone is originally from Ohio, but moved to Rockport in 1965. Shortly after, he was on the staff at the Rockport Art Association (1969-1978).  He later served as Assistant Curator of Collections and Education at the Higgins Armory Museum in Worcester, MA (1978-1983).  More recently, he retired as Curator of Education and Executive Director of the Hammond Castle Museum in Gloucester, MA (1983-2016).

John first met Stow Wengenroth the summer he arrived in Rockport from Ohio.  Stow Wengenroth was staying at the Granite Shore Inn up the street from the Rockport Art Association.  John originally was introduced to the work of Wengenroth by his grandmother who spent several decades summering on Cape Ann and knew most of the artists living and working there.  Stow Wengenroth’s art was exactly what John loved - a detailed, exacting beauty with his use of black and white to express all the color in our environment.

As a mentor, Wengenroth could catch the essence in just a few words and always had a very positive outlook on you as an artist and your art.  Moreover, you could learn quite a bit from Wengenroth’s philosophies on life and art as well.  Stow Wengenroth is greatly missed, but his work in this current exhibition at the Rockport Art Association & Museum celebrates his life, artwork and his contribution to the creative community.

I remember one time when I was working at Tuck’s Pharmacy, I quickly went back to my apartment, grabbed my sketchbook and pencils and joined Wengenroth on the pier to sketch. 

- John Pettibone, former Executive Director & Curator of Education
Hammond Castle Museum

RAA&M Members: Free / Non-Members: $5

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TONALIST LANDSCAPE PAINTING IN OIL WITH TERI CANELLE ERAMO
Nov
17
to Nov 18

TONALIST LANDSCAPE PAINTING IN OIL WITH TERI CANELLE ERAMO

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Saturday – Sunday, November 17 - 18, 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
RAA&M Members: $175  /  Non-Members: $200
Registration Deadline: November 10 | REGISTER NOW

Each day begins with a demo and overview of colors used for the foundation of a tonalist painting, and how to create the mystery of this type of painting. The workshop will focus on how to begin a tonalist painting using different approaches, and following through to a finished piece. Through strong composition, glazing and application of color, we will create paintings that are both poetic and mysterious.

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OPENING RECEPTION FOR WILD FLORA AND FAUNA OF CAPE ANN IN CUBES : PAUL CIARAMITARO - ONE-ARTIST SHOW
Nov
10
to Nov 21

OPENING RECEPTION FOR WILD FLORA AND FAUNA OF CAPE ANN IN CUBES : PAUL CIARAMITARO - ONE-ARTIST SHOW

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An exhibition of oil paintings by Gloucester artist, Paul Ciaramitaro, will open in the Marguerite Pearson Room of the Rockport Art Association & Museum.

Paul Ciaramitaro is primarily a realist painter, however he occasionally enjoys painting in a Cubist style and his creative explorations in Cubism are featured in this exhibit.

Paul Ciaramitaro, a lifelong resident of Cape Ann, began his love of art as a child. Over the years, he has been influenced by the Renaissance artists, as well as Aldro T. Hibbard, Emile Gruppe and especially Charles Movalli. In the 1970’s, Paul became a student of Movalli’s and was deeply inspired by him. He told Paul, “If you learn something from every painting you do, you will become an artist.”

In between his grueling hours as a commercial fisherman and dockworker, Paul sketched and painted in his spare time and worked hard to glean all that he could from his mentors. His commitment and talent led him to become a well-established and accomplished Cape Ann artist. His paintings have won many awards and his work can be found in both private and corporate collections, as well as in prestigious galleries and museums such as the Cape Ann Museum.

Over the past several decades, Paul has taught numerous classes and workshops, which have been widely attended, and he has served as a juror for many exhibitions. He is a juried artist member of both the North Shore Arts Association and the Rockport Art Association & Museum.

When asked about being an artist Paul says, “I’m serious about it. I’m passionate about it and I love it!”

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