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

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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
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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.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012


mixed media: wire, found objects, and sea glass all collected on beach walks.

Our featured artist for this week's Rocky Neck Gallery window is Mary Rhinelander.  Mary constructs, by hand, her one-of-a-kind wire, found objects and seaglass fish.  Each fish is unique and very popular here at Rocky Neck Gallery.  They generally run slightly longer than one foot and range in price from $225 - $500, according to dimension and complexity.  The fish are inspired by Alexander Calder's 1944 work, aptly entitled "Fish"! 

Mary has an MFA in Printmaking from the School of Museum of Fine Arts. This might suggest that she is a printmaker. She is!  However, Mary also paints, cuts, glues, builds, sews, tears, hammers, splatters, and generally mixes up her media pretty thoroughly. Although Mary has only the greatest respect for artists who suffer and live in garrets with no heat, she has lived a relatively comfortable life and LOVES the act of creating and is passionate about color—especially yellow. 

See this Fish on view this Friday, September 7th, until September 14th - and more of Mary’s work here at the gallery - open 7 days a week.