Rockport Art Association News

Construction Complete!

Retiring Executive Director, Carol Linsky, happily escorts longtime RAA Member, Barbara Beyea, down the new Handicap Accessible Pathway

Retiring Executive Director, Carol Linsky, happily escorts longtime RAA Member, Barbara Beyea, down the new Handicap Accessible Pathway.

We are proud to announce that our new Handicap Accesible Pathway is now complete!  On Friday, July 24th, 2015, longtime Member, Barbara Beyea, was finally able to return to the Hibbard & Maddocks galleries; something she has not been able to do since becoming dependent on a wheelchair these past few years.

Thanks to a grant from the Rockport CPC, and gracious cooperation with the Institution for Savings, we are now able to provide entrance to our exhibitions to a broader spectrum of the public.

Our tired courtyard staircase is has been replaced, a new gate has been installed, and parts of the Hibbard and Maddocks gallery buildings are receiving some much needed siding.   Click here to see photos of the progress.

Lecture: Stage Magic & Photography, The Artistic Legacy of Leslie D. Bartlett

August 1, 11 am

The Golden Theatre Beautiful - Cabot Street Cinema Theatre, original fire curtain. ©2006 Leslie D. Bartlett

The Golden Theatre Beautiful – Cabot Street Cinema Theatre, original fire curtain. ©2006 Leslie D. Bartlett

This illustrated talk by Leslie D. Bartlett (original cast member of Le Grand David and His Own Spectacular Magic Company) relates his 30 years with the Magic Company, and how it continues to shape his photography and legacy. He will comment on his membership in the RAA Photography Group as well as address the group’s legacy.

Retirment Celebration for Carol Linsky

Wednesday, July 29th, 6-8 pm

Wednesday, July 29th, 6-8 pm

Join us as we celebrate Carol’s hard work at the RAA over the past 32 years.
RAA’s Executive Director, Carol Linsky, has led the Rockport Art Association through changes of all kinds over the last three decades. She has gone above and beyond what every Executive Director of a small non-profit organization “must do” with grace and flair. Come and enjoy an evening of friends and delicious refreshments as we wish Carol well on the next chapter of her life.

New Friday Figure Configurations!

ThLotito-arte Friday Figure “sketch” group that meets from 1 – 4 pm will be changing it’s class configuration a bit from all long poses, to a combination of starting with short poses, and then settling into one long pose. As always, artists are encouraged to participate using any medium of their choosing in drawing, painting, sculpture.  There is no instructor and no need to pre-register. $15 per class. Click here for more info.

2015 Summer Painting Classes!

  • Mondays: Caleb Stone ~ Outdoor Oil Painting: June 15 – August 32014-03-24 10.01.56
  • Thursdays: Carole Loiacono ~ Outdoor Watercolor: July 9 – August 27
  • Fridays: Susan Guest McPhail ~ Mixed Media: July 10 – August 28

$30 per session or sign up for all 8 for $200

Click here for a list of weekly classes.

***We are currently having technical difficulties with our online class registration. To sign up for all 8 classes, please call us at 978-546-6604 or stop in and pay at the front desk. We apologize for any inconvenience.***

Front Desk Volunteers Needed

Are you a people person? Do you love art, Rockport, and helping visitors?  Then give us a call!  We are looking for reliable volunteers who can sit at our front desk, answer the phone, greet and assist visitors, and process sales.

Volunteers would cover at least one 4 hour shift (10am – 1pm, or, 1pm – 5pm) on a weekly basis.  If this sounds like something you’d be interested in, please email us at info@rockportartassn.org, or call us at 978-546-6604, and we’ll have our Volunteer Coordinator get in touch with you.

Construction Continues!

March 2015, Concrete poured, curbing and posts for lighting installed.

March 2015, Concrete poured, curbing and posts for lighting installed.

Thanks to a grant from the Rockport CPC, we are now able to provide handicap accessibility to our Hibbard & Maddocks Galleries, our tired courtyard staircase is being replaced, and parts of the Hibbard and Maddocks gallery buildings are receiving some much needed siding.   Click here to see photos of the progress.