Thursday, December 20, 2012


Please join us this Friday, December 21st, for the RNAC 8th Annual Winter Show celebration of the Winter Solstice.  The party is a potluck dinner at the Cultural Center, 6 Wonson Street, from 7 - 10 PM.  Bring a beverage or food to share.  And while there see the superb show of original art work by 56 members of the Rocky Neck Art Colony.  This is the fourth and final party before the exhibit closes on Sunday, December 23rd.

Both floors of the Cultural Center feature paintings, ceramics, prints, jewelry, photographs and one of a kind gifts.  Plus there is plenty of free parking.  Come join us and celebrate the magic of this holiday season with friends, food and art!

Thursday, December 13, 2012


Cynthia Curtis Pottery announces:
Winter Pottery Classes

Now accepting registrations for the next session:

January 7 – March 9, 2013

 All levels of experience
Beginners always welcome! 
 Wheel-throwing ~ Handbuilding ~ Glazing
Private lessons ~ Independent Study Program 
Retail Gallery

Monday Adult class: 9:00 - 12:00 pm
Monday Kids' class: 3:30 - 5:00 pm (No class 2/18)
Wednesday Adult class: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wednesday Adult class: 6:00 - 9:00 pm
Thursday Adult class: 6:00 - 9:00 pm
Friday Adult class:  9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Register: 978.546.6186

9-week Adult Classes: $360
Kids’ Classes: $275

Gift Certificates Available for the Holidays!
Cynthia Curtis Pottery
80 Pigeon Hill Street, Rockport, MA  01966

Monday, December 10, 2012


L-R: Susanne Audette and Brenda Malloy
High Tea Delights

Last Sunday afternoon, December 9th,  RNAC hosted High Tea at the 8th Annual Winter Art Show and Sale at the Cultural Center.  This is the second event to entice art lovers and holiday shoppers to see the exhibit while enjoying a hot cup of tea and some tasty sweets.  Gloucester's Pleasant Street Tea Company sponsored the event under the organization of RNAC members: Susanne Audette and Brenda Malloy.

Winter Show display

Next Saturday, 12/15, please join us at the Cultural Center on 6 Wonson Street for Happy Hour!  See this exciting show while enjoying a libation from 3-5 PM.  Here are some photographs from the exhibit showing the rich variety of original artworks on display here.

Friday, December 7, 2012


Brace Cove
18 x 24 framed
Rocky Neck Gallery artists Tom and Judy Robinson-Cox continue to make news with their outstanding work.  Tom, an award winning photographer, will exhibit these two photographs: Brace Cove and Cripple Cove in the Rockport Art Association Winter Show of Photography 2012.  The show starts today with an artists' reception tonight from 6 - 8 PM.  This event is open to the public.

Cripple Cove
12 x 16 framed

Judy, also an award winning photographer, is the featured artist at Neiman Marcus Natick from Thursday December 6th - Saturday, 8th, 2012.  A reception will take place tomorrow, Saturday, from 3-5 PM at the First Floor InCircle Lounge.  Stop by and meet the artist!   And also sample sips & savories from The Verve of the Crown Plaza Hotel, a new experience in metrowest Boston hotel and dining scene.

Hydrangea Sea
 If you miss these two events you can catch their new show - Take Two: Photographs by Tom & Judy Robinson-Cox at the Cloisters Gallery, St. Andrews Church, 135 Lafayette Street in Marblehead, MA.  This show runs from December 2nd to January 3rd, 2013.  To take from a write-up on the show: "This exhibit features Tom and Judy's individual styles and also, side by side comparisons, their different viewpoints when photographing the same subject matter."

Thursday, December 6, 2012


RNAC 8th Annual Winter Show opened last Saturday, December 1st.  An artists' reception was held  that evening to a packed crowd of artists, friends and fans.  The fun continues this weekend with the Cultural Center, at 6 Wonson Street, open Thursday to Sunday, 11 AM - 6 PM. 

On Sunday, December 9th, RNAC invites you to the Winter Show High Tea from 2 - 4 PM. 

Pleasant Street Tea Company, of Gloucester will sponsor the event; providing delicious teas to savor while viewing the exhibit.  No matter what the weather: a hot cup of tea on a Sunday afternoon is a good thing.

Please join us and see the original, unique art created by the artists of Rocky Neck Art Colony.  The exhibit and sale features painting, pottery, jewelry, photography, prints and other distinctive works that would be a perfect gift this holiday season. 

A special thank you to Tom Robinson-Cox for providing these photos of the artists' reception.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012


Cynthia Curtis invites you to her 7th Holiday Student and Studio Potter Show and Sale during the Christmas in Rockport Gallery Stroll this coming weekend Saturday and Sunday, December 8th - 9th, from 10AM – 4PM.

The peaceful pottery studio has been open to nearly 1000 students over the past 14 years.  Many of the emerging artists from the studio, as well as their talented, experienced teachers, will exhibit original ceramics with fresh approaches to functional pottery, at prices all will appreciate!

Student and faculty pieces will be displayed for the weekend in the festively transformed pottery studio while my work will be shown in my cozy, wood stove-warmed gallery—an inviting place to shop for the holidays and connect with new and familiar friends over a cup of hot cider.

Be sure to attend an artists' reception on Saturday, 12/8, from 4 - 7PM.  Meet the artists; pick up a holiday gift while enjoying an appetizer and glass of wine.

Profits go to the Cynthia Curtis Pottery Scholarship Fund.  The gallery will also be open throughout the holidays.  Private lessons and weekly classes are offered year round.  The next session begins January 7th.  For more information contact Cynthia at 978-546-6186 or

Free admission, refreshments and plenty of parking is available.  All are welcome!

Cynthia Curtis Pottery
80 Pigeon Hill St.
Rockport, MA 01966

Friday, November 30, 2012


Photo by Desi Smith of Gloucester Daily Times

Rocky Neck Art Colony (RNAC) members Marie Sweeney and Tom Nihan are hanging the 8th Annual Winter Show in the new RNAC Cultural Center on the Neck.  The fun starts tomorrow when the doors open at 11 AM.  On this same day - Saturday, December 1st - an artists reception will be held from 6 - 8 PM.  Everyone is welcome. 

A total of 58 artists are participating with 20 being juried members of the Rocky Neck Gallery.  Over 100 original artworks will be on display from paintings to photographs, from mixed media to printmaking, ceramics to jewelry and sculpture. 

This exhibit will be open until December 23rd.  The Cultural Center hours are Thursday to Sunday 11AM - 6PM.  And there is free parking.   Please visit us on 6 Wonson Street!  And enjoy a visual feast.

Thursday, November 29, 2012


The RNAC 8th Annual Winter Show opens the day after tomorrow!  And even more Rocky Neck Gallery artists are participating in the show.  This will be an exciting art event held for the first time at the new Cultural Center on Wonson Avenue on Rocky Neck.

Six more Rocky Neck Gallery artists will be showing their original artwork in printmaking, painting, jewelry and collage.  Artist Judith Bly will have her luscious beaded jewelry at the Cultural Center.  Printmaker Deborah Geurtze's popular intricate monotypes will be on display.  Marci Davis creates delightful mixed media collage.  Artist Fred Jillson does wonderful detailed drawings of his favorite subject - people.  Painter Mary McCarl will exhibit her colorful watercolors.  And finally artist Robert Viau will have his work in the show. 

Be sure to join us this Saturday, December 1st.  Doors open at 11 AM and there is plenty of free parking. 

Wednesday, November 28, 2012


Only three more days before the RNAC 8th Annual Winter Show opens and even more artists of Rocky Neck Gallery will be participating in this popular event.  Artist Deb Schradieck's detailed and colorful watercolors will be on display.  Painter Dina Gomery is exhibiting her rich landscapes done plein air.  Jewelry designer Deborah Way will have her original handcrafted jewelry in sterling silver, 14k gold and gems.  Susan Hershey's stunning wood fired pottery will be there along with Jayne Lacey's delightful and unique ceramic works.  

The fun starts this Saturday, December 1st at 11 AM.  There is plenty of parking on the Neck.  Please join us, be inspired and here you will find that special something among the distinctly original art on exhibit in the Rocky Neck Art Colony 8th Annual Winter Show 2012.

Monday, November 26, 2012


These Rocky Neck Gallery artists will be participating in the RNAC 8th Annual Winter Show 2012 opening this Saturday, December 1st.  Each artist will feature an original 2D artwork or a few 3D works in their chosen media.  Ruth Worrall and Cynthia Curtis will be exhibiting their stunning pottery.  Oil painter Phyllis Feld and watercolor artist Kathy Staab will be showing colorful paintings. David Piemonte's silver gelatin photograph is a must see.  Popular printmaker and painter Mary Rhinelander is participating in this exhibit. Silver and mixed media jeweler Katherine Bagley will have her original hand-crafted pieces on hand. And award winning photographers: Tom Robinson-Cox, Michael Oleksiw and Judy Robinson-Cox will also be exhibiting their work.  This is a wonderful opportunity to again see original artworks by these talented artists of Rocky Neck Gallery. 

Sunday, November 25, 2012


The RNAC Winter Show is happening soon.  This annual event features original works in painting, jewelry, ceramics, photography and prints along with essential gifts by the many talented artists of the Rocky Neck Art Colony.  For the first time ever the show will be held in the new Cultural Center at Rocky Neck on 6 Wonson Street.  The exhibit opens December 1st and runs until December 23.  This 8th annual exhibit kicks off with an opening reception on Saturday, December 1st from 6-8 PM.  Followed by more festive events: High Tea on Sunday 12/9 from 2-4 PM; Happy Hour on Saturday 12/15 from 3-5 PM; and a potluck party on the Winter Solstice, Friday 12/21 from 7-10 PM. 

For more details check out our link on Facebook.  Don't miss this must see show and all the merry events happening on Rocky Neck!

Friday, October 12, 2012


Based on the overwhelming demand for Cynthia Curtis's Pottery classes - she has just added a Monday morning class for adults: 9 am - 12 PM.  Se complete schedule below.  Classes start November 5th!

Rocky Neck Gallery's artist Cynthia Curtis is now accepting registration for her next session of pottery classes starting November 5th.  Cynthia, a North Shore native, is a popular teacher and creator of stunning stoneware pottery that is much in demand by customers of this gallery.   

A description of her original work from her website reads: "Cynthia's wheel-thrown and hand-built, high-fire stoneware pottery is glazed in a range of blues, greens, purples, and whites.  Inspired by nature, Cynthia integrates shells, stones, and coral as well as environmental motifs into her work.

Cynthia’s beautiful studio is nestled among the quarries on Pigeon Hill Road in Rockport, MA.  She offers the following in her next session of classes beginning November 5th - December 21st, 2012:  

·         All Levels of Experience
·         Beginners always welcome
·         Wheel-throwing
·         Hand-building
·         Glazing
·         Private Lesson
·         Independent Study Programs
·         Retail Gallery

The class schedule: 

New Class added Monday Morning: Adults   9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

·      Monday afternoon:          Kids               3:30 - 5:00 PM 
·      Wednesday morning:       Adults             9:00 AM -12:00 PM
·      Wednesday evening:        Adults             6:00 - 9:00 PM
·      Thursday evening:            Adults             6:00 - 9:00 PM
·      Friday morning:               Adults             9:00 AM -12:00 PM

Sign up now for her popular classes!
To Register:      Telephone: 978 546 6186 

Cynthia Curtis Pottery
80 Pigeon Hill Street, Rockport, MA  01966

Monday, October 1, 2012


39 x 31 framed

Sue Daly is the featured artist this week for Rocky Neck Gallery’s big work wall.  Her painting, Poppies, is a watercolor measuring 39"H x 31"W framed and is $750.
When asked what inspired this work she replied, “I was inspired to paint the poppies in a more abstract fashion after doing a series of realistic ones.”
A New England native, Daly received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Pennsylvania. She has taught art in grades 1 through 8, adult education, senior citizens groups and workshops at various art associations.
Daly works in watermedia and is also a printmaker.  She has studied with many renowned artists through the years.  An avid traveler, Daly often paints the exotic and the ordinary subjects she discovers in her journeys. 
She is a Signature Member of the New England Watercolor Society and the Rhode Island Watercolor Society.  Along with being a juried member of the Rocky Neck Gallery, Daly is an artist member of these Massachusetts art organizations: the North Shore Art Association of Gloucester, the Copley Society of Boston, the Rockport Art Association, and the Marblehead Art Association.  She is also an artist member of the Naples Art Association of Naples, Florida. 
Daly’s works have won many awards and are included in several corporate collections. Her studio is in her homes at Wingaersheek Beach in Gloucester, MA, Naples, FL, and the world outside. 
To see Poppies and more of Sue Daly's work please visit us at 53 Rocky Neck Avenue.  The gallery is open 7 days a week.

Thursday, September 27, 2012


This past Saturday night, Rocky Neck Gallery hosted a private party celebrating the customers and friends of the gallery.  The gallery is still glowing in the positive buzz this first ever event created.  Here are photographs of the evening courtesy of RNG artist and photograper Tom Robinson-Cox.  Please see our prior post featuring more photographs of this festive affair.

L - R: RNG artist Michael Seif, RNAC artist Judith Monteferrante, Michael Lipton, RNAC president Karen Ristuben and RNG artist Fred Jillson

L -R:  Guest Joan Keefe & Elwin Richter & RNG jewelry artist Katherine Bagley

L - R: Guests Margie Eames, Christine Rioux and Pip Shepley 

RNG artist Fred Jillson and his wall where all his paintings just sold! 

RNAC Ann McKay (L) and RNG artist Cynthis Curtis (C) admiring Judy Robinson-Cox's work

L - R: RNAC artist Judith Monteferrante and RNG manager and artist Judy Robinson-Cox in front of RNG artist Michael Oleksiw's photographs.

 Foreground:  Bob & Nancy Smith.  Background Suzanne Gilbert & RNG artist Kathleen Staab

L - R: Bartenders Rachelle Gauthier & Martha Wakefield serving refreshing spirits

Susan Gurry with her prize - a painting by Martha Wakefield

L -R: Guest of RNG artist Elizabeth Gauthier (center) and RNG jewelry artist Katherine Bagley (R)

RNG jewelry artist Mary Healy with RNG artist/photographer Michael Oleksiw

Tuesday, September 25, 2012


Rocky Neck Gallery hosted it very first exclusive party honoring the gallery and artists' patrons and fans.  The gathering attracted a lively crowd in a festive mood to celebrate!  It was a night of music, drinking bubbly, sampling delicious hors d'oeuvres and gathering of friends meeting new friends.  Here are some photographs from the party, courtesy of RNG artist and photographer Michael Seif.  More photos to follow this week.

Bartender: Pip Shepley

L - R: Guests Kit O'Brien & Pam Wright

L - R: RNAC President Karen Ristuben, RNG artist Fred Jillson, RNG artist & manager Judy Robinson-Cox, Tom Silva, Sheila Jillson, & Sue Silva

Photo 4

Photo 5

L- R:  Elizabeth Gauthier & caterer Arianna Jackson 

L; Caterer Seyrel Williams

One of three sumptous food tables

Photo 9

L - R: Judith Monteferrante & Deborah Way 

L: Mary Rhinelander
Photo 12

RNG artists if you can help me identify these guests at our gala I will add their names to the posting.  Just email me the name and photo #.  Rocky Neck Gallery thanks our artists and their guests for a fabulously fun evening!   

Saturday, September 15, 2012



Rocky Neck Gallery is pleased to announce the next and last exhibit of the Summer Artist Series for this 2012 season.  The new show titled “Memories, Love and Personal Growth," features the work of photographer, Janet E. Souza.  This opens next week on Thursday, September 20th, and runs until Tuesday, October 16th.   
 At a young age, Souza took an interest in photography honing that passion further by studying black & white photography in high school. She studied digital photography, abstract painting & fashion at Montserrat College of Art.  There she focused on the works of Cindy Sherman, Francesca Woodman, Helmut Newton, Nan Golden, Jeff Koons, Barbara Kruger, Pablo Picasso and Jackson Pollock. In 2004, she left Massachusetts, driving cross country to live in Los Angeles. She attended the Burning Man Festival in 2005 and this event inspired her to create several paintings, as well as to photograph the experience. From there Souza embarked on her own personal and artistic adventures creating series of works influenced by her favorite films. 
Having explored numerous other venues, Souza returned to Gloucester, her hometown, in 2008.  She is a member of the North Shore Art Association, Rocky Neck Art Colony and SeARTS.  

The public is invited to meet this artist at the opening reception on Sunday, Sept. 23, from 2-4 p.m.  Please join us in welcoming Janet E Souza to Rocky Neck Gallery and view her show "Memories, Love and Personal Growth".  

Friday, September 14, 2012


This week Rocky Neck Gallery will feature the work of new artist member, Phyllis Feld, in both the window and the big work wall.  For the window, Feld’s painting Sumac will be shown for one week from Friday, September 14th until Thursday evening, September 20th.

29 x 29 framed

In describing her inspiration for this landscape Feld says, “The strong diagonal formed by the marching sumac and the whimsical romp of the wildflowers in this landscape spoke to me."  

Rocky Neck Gallery’s big work wall space will feature two paintings showcasing Feld's talent as both a plein air and still life artist.  These two works will be exhibited for two weeks from Friday, September14th until Thursday evening, September 27th.

19 x 26 framed
This still life of four pears aptly titled Quartet.  (Please note this image is cropped here.)

The calm rhythm of the marsh beyond the dance of wildflowers inspired her in this oil on canvas titled Mellow Marsh.   

20 x 24 framed

Phyllis Feld is artist painting landscapes plein air or working as a portrait and still life painter.  Feld has traveled to France, Italy and Cape Cod to find her landscapes. She is a graduate of Pratt's Institute's department of Interior Design.  After a rewarding career as an interior designer and raising a family, Feld began her painting studies at the Museum of Fine Arts.   She is an artist member of the North Shore Arts Association, an associate member of the Rockport Art Association and also a member of both the Newton and Concord Art Association. Feld has exhibited extensively along with receiving many awards for her paintings.
To see these paintings and more of her work stop by 53 Rocky Neck Avenue.  The gallery is open 7 days a week.