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

Polly Thayer Starr Retrospective Exhibition

& The Alchemy of Painting

Retrospective Exhibition
October 20 – November 26, 2017

Hibbard Gallery
Rockport Art Association & Museum

Featuring more than 80 paintings in the first major retrospective of this prominent Boston artist’s work.

Opening Reception:
Friday, October 20th, 6 – 8 PM
Reception is free by reservation only.
Space is limited. Reservations are required – please call 978.546.6604.

Polly Thayer Starr Educational Programs:
( Free for RAA&M Members / $5 for Non-Members )

Wednesday, October 25th, 6:30 PM – Evening Lecture by Lorwen Nagle

Friday, October 27th, 11 AM – Pastel Demo by Ann Goldberg

Wednesday, November 1st, 6:30 PM – Evening Lecture by Judy Curtis

Friday, November 3rd, 11 AM – Gallery Walk & Talk with Lorwen Nagle

Friday, November 10th, 11 AM – Gallery Walk & Talk with Judy Curtis

Wednesday, November 15th, 6:30 PM – Oil Portrait Demo by Jude Abbe

Friday, November 17th, 11 AM – Gallery Walk & Talk with David Curtis

CAPA This Fall!


Second Annual
Painting Competition and Festival

October 8th-16th, 2017

More Info:

CAPA Events at
Rockport Art Association & Museum:

Thursday Oct 12:
12-1pm: KT Morse Watercolor Demo, RAA&M
(Demo will be held outdoors at Front Beach in Rockport – weather permitting.)

Saturday Oct 14:
6-10pm: Cape Ann Plein Air Grand Awards Exhibition & Sale, RAA&M: $65 advance, $75 after Oct 13 ($65 may be used toward purchase of one painting). Special opportunity for art patrons and enthusiasts to meet the artists and purchase one of 160 fresh paintings created during CAPA week by award winning and nationally recognized plein air artists. Elegant hors d’oerves included.
Saturday Oct 14:
4:30-6pm: Collectors Preview, RAA&M ($150 for preview and entire evening, limited tickets available, ticket price is pre-payment toward painting purchase).

Sunday October 15:
10am-5pm: CAPA Exhibit open to public, RAA&M

Monday, October 16:
10am-5pm: CAPA Exhibit and Small Painting Monday Exhibit open to public, RAA&M
3-5pm: Meet the CAPA Artists and People’s Choice Award, RAA&M

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: Thank you!