RAA&M Mission

Rockport Art Association & Museum’s mission is to foster the creation and appreciation of the fine arts through a rich and diverse program of exhibitions and educational offerings. RAA&M provides opportunities for a wide range of people to engage with art, maintains an impressive permanent collection and carries forth the legacy of its founders by inspiring and cultivating artistic excellence and creative community on Cape Ann and beyond.

Rockport Art Association News

[CALL FOR ARTWORK] – GRASSROOTS : An Emerging Artists Exhibition

The Rockport Art Association & Museum invites artists to enter this exhibit that celebrates emerging artists who are not yet Exhibiting Artist Members of the RAA&M. This is an opportunity to show artwork that celebrates the diversity of the creative community around us. Contributing Members of the RAA&M are encouraged to submit work to this exhibit, but membership is not required to participate. All online submissions will be reviewed by a jury to determine acceptance into this show.

Important Dates:

Online Submissions: July 3 – 20, 2018
Notice of Acceptance: July 23 – 29, 2018
Accepted Artwork Drop-Off: Wednesday, August 8, 2018
Exhibition Dates: August 11 – September 3, 2018

For more information and to submit artwork, please click here.



Join us in welcoming Headlands for a night of music and dancing at our first Rhythm and Hues : Music at The Rockport Art Association and Museum Event. Tickets will be available on our website for $15 or $20 at the door. Refreshments, including wine, beer, lemonade, and other summer treats, will be available.

George Nick: 75 Years of Painting

Evening Talk & Slide Presentation
with George Nick
Wednesday, July 11th, 6:30 PM

$8 RAA&M Members /
$12 Non-Members

George Nick is a nationally recognized realist painter based in Boston. Blurring the line between realism and expressionism, Nick has described his painting style as intuitive and inventive. What we see between the frames is not a moment frozen in time, but a collection of moments that unify in our mind’s eye.

“…George paints like a young man just discovering the appearances of things, discoveries that have nothing to do with the ego of the artist but everything to do with the world’s constant overflow of color and form.” – John Updike

Nick taught painting at Massachusetts College of Art and Design for twenty-five years. His work is included in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston; the Hirschhorn Museum; and the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington D.C., as well as many others.

More Info: http://rockportartassn.org/event/george-nick-75-years-painting/

New RAA&M Volunteer Program!

Inspired by Art & Have a Few Hours to Spend Immersed in its Beauty & Energy?
Then we have the place for you! We’re looking for Volunteers!

Give an hour, two hours or three: a day, a week or a month to help with our reception desk, exhibition set-up, opening receptions, mailings and so much more!

RAA&M welcomes and encourages all of our members to get involved through volunteering and there are numerous opportunities to participate.

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Pat Alto: patalto@comcast.net. Thank you!