Saturday, June 30, 2012


Kate Somers is the featured artist this week with her watercolor painting titled Star of India in the Rocky Neck Gallery window. 

“As you can see it's a perspective of a tall ship sail and American flag.  It ties in with our July 4th Independence Day holiday and my current work of ship paintings in the gallery."

This painting is 19 x 25 inches framed, priced at $600.00, and will be in the window from June 29th to July 5th.  To see more of Kate’s work please visit us at Rocky Neck Gallery.

Friday, June 29, 2012


acrylic/canvas 40 x 30

New Hampshire artist Deborah Lloyd Kaufman is the second exhibiting juried artist in the Summer Artist Series at the Rocky Neck Gallery.  Her show titled To Tell the Truth will consist of several large abstract paintings in acrylic.  This exhibit opened this Thursday, June 28 and runs until July 17th. 

“The first truth is the subject matter of my painting, the event happening on the surface of the canvas: the interaction of color, line and shape.  As each painting develops it become something more.  The composition starts to unfold, the painting points to a truth in everyday life: that which lies beneath the surface is very much a part of the whole but not obvious.”

Kaufman states, “I have always been interested in archetypal folk tales, myths and stories about universal human concerns.  I have long been inspired by the art of “primitive” people and children’s art.  I am drawn to the unpolished, to rough edges, to the energy of the spontaneous line that comes from a deep true place.”

For 24 years Kaufman was an art educator in the Keene Public Schools and an adjunct faculty member at Keene State College and Antioch-New England for ten years.  She has exhibited and sold throughout the Monadnock region of New Hampshire.  Her work, which is in private collections across New England, New York and California, includes not only her acrylic paintings but also linocuts, ceramic tiles, and canvas floor cloths.  Kaufman’s studio is located in Spofford, New Hampshire.

This Sunday you can meet Deborah Lloyd Kaufman at an artist reception from 2 - 4 PM at Rocky Neck Gallery.  Please join us and see this exciting new exhibit To Tell the Truth.

acrylic/canvas  40 x 30

Friday, June 22, 2012


Digital Archival Print

This week's new window art is a digital archival photograph by Beverly, (MA), artist Michael Oleksiw.

Michael, in creating his work is always striving to find something of beauty in strange places.  He likes drawing attention to shapes and colors that bring the viewer to a stop; allowing them to look and actually see something that they may have overlooked in their travels. 

This is a digital archival photograph measuring 29" x 29" (framed) and price at price $345 and will be the featured work in the Rocky Neck Gallery window from Friday, June 22 until Thursday, June 28 PM.


Friday, June 15, 2012



Joyce Frederick's painting Good Harbor Beach is now showing on RNG's Big Art Wall from Friday, June 15th - Thursday, June 21st.

 As Fredericks's states: This painting depicts a lovely summer afternoon at Gloucester's Good Harbor Beach, my favorite beach to bring my children to when they were young. 

Good Harbor Beach is oil on canvas measuring 22 x 28 inches in a silver toned wood frame and priced at $850.00.  See more of Frederick's work at Rocky Neck Gallery.

Please join us this Saturday night, June 16th,  for our opening reception from 6 - 8 PM.  Come meet the artists, see their work and the redesigned gallery space.  Sip some wine , enjoy tasty treats and celebrate the start of the season with us!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012


Rocky Neck Gallery, this year, set aside wall space for its members to show bigger work.  This display will change every two weeks to present newness and a spotlight on the many talented artists of the gallery.  Martha Wakefield has the opening slot and chose these two paintings from her Slip Series:  Shift # 21 and Shift # 22.  These are watercolors, 30 x 22 inches, on 300 lb cold press paper mounted on canvas to give the appreance of floating when hung on the wall.  They have a varnish like application to protect the work.  The paintings will be on view from now until June 20th, Wednesday's closing at 6 PM.  The next artist showing larger work is Fred Jillson.

And please join us Saturday, June 16th from 6-8 PM for our opening reception.  Come meet the artists, see the new work and new look to the gallery and share in the celebration of the new season!  

Monday, June 11, 2012


Here is a preview of the gallery's new look!  Special thanks to Kate Somers and her hanging team for showing off the original artworks in the best light.  

Pottery by RNG artists Cynthia Curtis, Jayne Lacey, Susan Hershey & Ruth Worrall.
Paintings by Dina Gomery & Phyllis Feld 

Summer Artist Series show - oil paintings by Elizabeth Gauthier

Collage paintings by Marci Davis.
Pottery by RNG artists Cynthia Curtis, Susan Hershey, Jayne Lacey & Ruth Worrall

Paintings by Mary Healy
Pottery by Jayne Lacey & Ruth Worrall

Photography by Tom Robinson-Cox

Paintings by Susan Daly

We also have original and beautiful hand crafted jewelry which will be featured in a separate post shortly.  Please join us this Saturday, June 16th for an artists' reception from 6-8 pm.  Meet the artists who make this a very unique art gallery on Rocky Neck.

Sunday, June 10, 2012


Each week, Rocky Neck Gallery will feature an artist's work in the gallery's street side window.  Starting off the 2012 season what could be better than photographer David Piemonte's image called Crescent Dune.  
22 x 26
Silver Gelatin Print

David's inspiration: This image was taken near Crane's Beach with black and white infrared film using a medium format camera. The flow of the sand and the dunes mirrored the clouds overhead. The grass seemed to be playing amidst the beauty.

This is a silver gelatin print, 22 x 26 (framed) for $800.00.  Visit the gallery and see more of David's stunning photography.  His work is also being shown at Gloucester Stage Company from June 14th - July 1st.  (For details of this show please click on the link above.)

Friday, June 8, 2012


Rocky Neck Gallery is now open for the 2012 season!  Seven days a week, the gallery is open with hours scheduled for Sunday through Wednesday: 11 am - 6 pm, and Thursday - Saturday:  11 am - 8 pm.   Lots of newness this year with a fresh look in the exhibiting space layout; new artists, a unique lineup of shows in the Summer Artist Series; and for the first time a Big Work wall allowing artists to show large work.  This along with the windows will rotate artwork every two weeks to provide a showcase for the many talented artists the gallery features. 

On this blog, we will feature the work and artists in the days to come along with any news of gallery events.  You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

An artists reception is scheduled for Saturday, June 16th, from 6-8 pm.  Please join us, meet the artists, and celebrate the start of an exciting season ahead.

Saturday, June 2, 2012


Afternoon Light by Elizabeth Gauthier

The Rocky Neck Gallery opens for the season on Thursday, June 7th. Working in both traditional and contemporary genres, North Shore painters, photographers, sculptors, potters, jewelers, cabinet makers, multi-media artists and printmakers show their work at the cooperative gallery located on charming Smith Cove in the very heart of Gloucester’s newly designated Rocky Neck Cultural District.

This year the gallery welcomes seven new members: jewelers Katherine Bagley and Deborah Way, and painters Phyllis Feld, Elizabeth Gauthier, Dina Gomery, Debbie Schraedieck and Kathleen Staab.

The successful Summer Artist Series returns for a new season with an exciting line-up of juried solo and group shows.  Artist  Elizabeth Gauthier’s exhibit “Simplicity through Form and Color” is the opening show for the 2012 season.

Gauthier is an artist and teacher from Manchester-by-the-Sea.  Elizabeth earned her BFA with a dual degree in Fine Art and Art Education at Mass College of Art and her MFA from Boston University. She has taught various art disciplines at the high school level and in different arenas for many years on Cape Ann and in Boston. She continues to paint and exhibit in the Greater Boston area.

We welcome the public to attend the opening reception, meet the gallery's artists, see their work and  Gauthier’s solo show of paintings on Saturday, June 16th from 6 – 8 pm.