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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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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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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 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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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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Opening Reception : Stow Wengenroth : New England's Master Lithographer
Nov
3
5:00 PM17:00

Opening Reception : Stow Wengenroth : New England's Master Lithographer

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October 27, 2018 - November 25, 2018
OPENING RECEPTION : November 3, 2018, from 5 - 7 PM

Once called “the greatest black-and-white artist in America,” by no less an expert than Andrew Wyeth, Stow Wengenroth (1906-1978) is still considered, almost a half century after his death, the premier lithographer of New England, if not America. And this is not an empty accolade or even regional pride, but an honest observation of a body of work created during a successful career spanning some five decades.

Today, forty years after his death, Stow Wengenroth is lauded as a man of Arts and Letters, as well as a lithographer of the finest caliber, who could evoke the atmosphere of a crisp or foggy New England day with his superb renditions of the natural world, as well as man-made structures; a testament to the American spirit of the last century.

Wengenroth as a great artist who “graced our lives with his warmth and artistic genius and for this our lives have all been enriched,” while John W. Pettibone, the RAA curator, remembered the artist as “a tall, lean gregarious man and a keen observer of nature, who had a dry sense of humor that peppered his incisive remarks and who was a perfectionist in his work.”

Martin Ahearn, former RAA&M President of the Board of Governors

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Opening Reception - AMERICAN ETCHINGS, BENSON FAMILY TIES
Oct
28
5:00 PM17:00

Opening Reception - AMERICAN ETCHINGS, BENSON FAMILY TIES

October 20, 2018 – November 25, 2018
Reception : October 28, 2018, 5:00 - 7:00PM

Ultimately none of it would have been possible for any of these artists without the support and encouragement of friends and family. As the phrase goes, ‘Blesséd are the ties that bind.’” [American Art Review, November/December 2018] 
- Judith Curtis, RAA&M Historian
 

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Stow Wengenroth : New England's Master Lithographer
Oct
27
to Nov 25

Stow Wengenroth : New England's Master Lithographer

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October 27, 2018 - November 25, 2018
OPENING RECEPTION : November 3, 2018, from 5 - 7 PM

Once called “the greatest black-and-white artist in America,” by no less an expert than Andrew Wyeth, Stow Wengenroth (1906-1978) is still considered, almost a half century after his death, the premier lithographer of New England, if not America. And this is not an empty accolade or even regional pride, but an honest observation of a body of work created during a successful career spanning some five decades.

Today, forty years after his death, Stow Wengenroth is lauded as a man of Arts and Letters, as well as a lithographer of the finest caliber, who could evoke the atmosphere of a crisp or foggy New England day with his superb renditions of the natural world, as well as man-made structures; a testament to the American spirit of the last century.

Wengenroth as a great artist who “graced our lives with his warmth and artistic genius and for this our lives have all been enriched,” while John W. Pettibone, the RAA curator, remembered the artist as “a tall, lean gregarious man and a keen observer of nature, who had a dry sense of humor that peppered his incisive remarks and who was a perfectionist in his work.”

Martin Ahearn, former RAA&M President of the Board of Governors

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AMERICAN ETCHINGS AND BENSON FAMILY TIES
Oct
20
to Nov 25

AMERICAN ETCHINGS AND BENSON FAMILY TIES

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October 20, 2018 – November 25, 2018
Reception : October 28, 2018, 5:00 - 7:00PM

Ultimately none of it would have been possible for any of these artists without the support and encouragement of friends and family. As the phrase goes, ‘Blesséd are the ties that bind.’” [American Art Review, November/December 2018] 
- Judith Curtis, RAA&M Historian
 

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SELECTIONS FROM THE RAA&M PERMANENT COLLECTION
Sep
29
to Oct 21

SELECTIONS FROM THE RAA&M PERMANENT COLLECTION

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The Rockport Art Association & Museum’s Permanent Collection represents a pictorial history of Cape Ann. This exhibition features pieces recently on view at Summer Star Wildlife Sanctuary in Boylston, MA. The exhibition entitled “Exploring New England Landscape: Seasonal Pathways Across Time,” honors the Summer Star Wildlife Sanctuary’s mission by offering visitors the grand feeling of walking along pathways, through the tall trees, past the diverse plant species toward the impressive display of paintings by long past Cape Ann artists to celebrate the connection of people and the natural environment as a remarkable experience. With doors open, collections out and interpretation provided the selected artworks from the Rockport Art Association & Museum’s permanent collection invites visitors to encounter, engage and contemplate New England landscapes of spring, summer, winter and fall.The current selection of artwork includes historic artist members, such as Aldro T. Hibbard, William Lester Stevens, Marguerite S. Pearson and more.

ARTWORK : Rockport Quarry PoolWilliam Lester Stevens, Oil

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