Rockport Art Association News

Stokes of Genius: Women Artists of New England – Past & Present

Mary Bradish Titcomb, 'Two Girls, Old Lyme', c. 1905, oil on canvas, 40.25 x 30.12

Mary Bradish Titcomb, ‘Two Girls, Old Lyme’, c. 1905, oil on canvas, 40.25 x 30.12

This fall, experience an exhibit unlike any other.  Over 60 historic women artists and almost 40 contemporary women artists from NAWA (National Association for Women Artists) complete this exhibit.

A very special Opening Reception on Friday, October 9th will feature a Discussion Panel and delicious refreshments. Tickets are $25.

Several Lectures and Artist Demonstrations have been scheduled throughout the run of the show which are FREE to RAA Members, Rockport Residents; Non-Members, $5; Out of State residents with ID, $3.

Click here for more information about this exciting Fall exhibit.

2015 Fourth Summer Show – Painting, Graphics, Sculpture & Photography: Stories Show

Mark Shasha 'Around the Bend', Alden Bryan Memorial Award for a traditional landscape in oil.

Mark Shasha ‘Around the Bend’, Alden Bryan Memorial Award for a traditional landscape in oil.

Painting, Graphics, Sculpture:
August 29 – October 5
Photography: August 29 – October 2

Opening Receptions:
Friday, August 27, 6 – 8 pm
(open to the public)

Judith Monteferrante, 'Spring on Ice II', Griffin Museum of Photography Award

Judith Monteferrante, ‘Spring on Ice II’, Griffin Museum of Photography Award

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.

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.