Rockport Art Association

Now in our 95th year.
The Rockport Art Association’s mission is to promote Art for Life’s Sake!
Founded in 1921, the RAA is one of the oldest and most active art organizations
in the country and offers something for everyone.

Visit us and discover the artistic and cultural splendor of Cape Ann.

Rockport Art Association News

In Memory of Charlie Movalli

Charlie Movalli

We were saddened to learn of the passing of beloved RAA&M painting member and friend, Charles Movalli on March 19. Charlie was best known for his prolific work as one of the country’s preeminent landscape and marine painters. Charles’ work has been recognized with countless awards locally and nationally, and he has shown his work in galleries and exhibitions throughout the country. Not only was he a prolific, award-winning artist he was also an author and teacher. Our hearts go out to his wife, RAA&M artist member Dale Ratcliff, and their family.
The RAA&M membership have graciously set-up a Memorial Award in Charlie’s name to be presented to award winning artists in the summer shows. Donations for the Charles Movalli Memorial Award can be made directly to the RAA&M.

Register For Spring Workshops Now!

Oils/Pastels/Social Media/Mixed Media/Expressive Painting/Drawing/Still Lives/Plein Air
Click here to learn more about our fantastic Spring Workshops with some fantastic Artists!

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Painting from the Old Masters – David Curtis Saturday & Sunday, March 19 & 20


Professional Development for Artists: 3 Social Media Workshops - Abby Battis


Drawing & Painting from Visual Memory – Melody Phaneuf


Loosen Up – Lisa Daria Kennedy


Lively Still-Lifes – Heidi Caswell Zander

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Plein Air Palette Knife Oil Painting – Marianne Thompson

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Expressive Painting – Martha Wakefield


Play with Paper: A Journey in Mixed Media – Susan Guest-McPhail

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Soft Pastels: Interpreting Photos with Creative Color – Ann Goldberg

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Friday Figure Configurations!

Our Friday Figure “sketch” group meets from 1 – 4 pm. It starts with short poses, and then settles 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.

Spring 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 starting in March 2016.

Volunteers would cover at least one 4 hour shift (10am – 1:30pm, or, 1:30pm – 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.


Our Friday Figure Drawing Group is always looking for models.  The group meets in the RAA Studio Fridays, 1-4pm. Please contact us if you are interested.