Sunday, November 2, 2014


This is an image of our door to enter the gallery.  Now the quiet season on Rocky Neck has begun and our gallery is closed until next spring.  Rocky Neck Gallery is grateful to all the friends, fans and new acquaintances that graced our gallery these year.  We appreciate your visits and support of the many artists in this cooperative gallery.  In the meantime follow our artists' news and events on our Facebook page, our Twitter feed (see links at upper right of this page) or by signing up for the Rocky Neck Art Colony's newsletter.  We wish you all the best until we meet again!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014


Along the Way
Michele Kenna

The Rocky Neck Art Colony announces this season’s sixth Summer Artists Series exhibition, Connections Through Nature, featuring pastels by Michele Kenna. This final show of the gallery’s 2014 season opens Wednesday, September 24th and runs to Friday, October 12th. The public is invited to the opening reception on September 27 from 6 to 8 pm at the Rocky Neck Gallery Artist Collective, which takes place concurrently with the Rocky Neck Gallery’s fall “Color Party” celebration.
“When I am in nature I feel connected to my source,” says Kenna. “Away from the noise and distractions of daily life, I am able to lose myself while painting a landscape that inspires me.” 

She strives to free herself from the “tyranny of the line” as her teacher and mentor, Frank Federico, once taught her.  Spontaneity, strong strokes of color, gesture, and bold compositions are prevalent in her loosely articulated landscapes that capture the essence of the natural scene.

“The ‘letting go of ego’ and portraying my feelings about the scene and the time of day are always a challenge but an exciting one,” remarked Kenna.  “It is very satisfying when this resonates with the viewer.”
A transplanted Canadian, Kenna has lived in Massachusetts for over 30 years. Growing up in a family involved in art and theater, she pursued her own artistic aspirations by completing her degree in Fine Arts at the University of Toronto. After raising two children, Kenna continued to study with nationally known American artists who taught and mentored her in the pastel medium, her primary influences being Frank Federico, PSA 2012 Hall of Fame Honoree, and internationally renowned painter, Wolf Kahn. Kenna has also studied with well-known North Shore painters, such as Betty Lou Schlemm, Charles Movalli, Marilyn Swift and many more. 

Classes at the Montserrat College of Art in Beverly have inspired Kenna to reach out beyond traditional boundaries and to challenge herself to more abstract ways of expression. With a studio at the Porter Mill Studios in Beverly, Kenna continues to develop her unique style of landscape painting. She has exhibited her work in numerous galleries and art associations in the Boston area and the North Shore.
 Michel Kenna is a member of the Rocky Neck Art Colony, North Shore Arts Association, Cambridge Art Association, Concord Art Association, Marblehead Arts Association, Danvers Art Association, Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod and The French Library, Boston MA.

For more information, please contact Judy Robinson-Cox, manager of the Rocky Neck Gallery, 978-290-2639 or Michele J. Kenna,

Tuesday, September 2, 2014


Jeweler Trish Nadeau Conant, is the fifth artist selected this year for the Rocky Neck Art Colony’s Summer Artist Series. Her exhibition “Texture Speaks” replicates the natural world in metal through the process of precious metal clay (PMC).  Conant’s new exhibit opens Thursday, September 4th, at Rocky Neck Gallery, 53 Rocky Neck Ave., and runs until September 23rd. Meet the artist and hear about her process this Saturday, 9/6, at a reception from  6 to 8 PM.  

When using PMC as a vehicle, stories evolve from the seen and unseen patterns of handcrafted texture tapestries that create a personal connection between the creator and the wearer. 

“Sometimes the connection I have as an artist is exactly the same as the wearer and other times it is completely different,” says Conant, “but the connection is made which sparks conversation. Jewelry is personal and I’m inspired by the connections I make with people. My jewelry is universal as it speaks to mothers, daughters, granddaughters, fathers, sons, and good friends and I find that extremely gratifying.”

Conant draws her inspiration from the natural world. A walk in the woods may spark a new design with a found fern.  Color could inspire the patina of her finished pieces.  Iridescent blue, purple, crimson red, orange, and gold created with acid and heat patinas mimic the rising sun or a moonlit walk. 

She molds twigs, birds, sea urchins, and gingko leaves, then carves and sculpts them to form organic yet elegant pieces of jewelry. She rivets leaf skeletons between metal discs that are protected by sheets of mica. She also recreates natural scenes using handcrafted texture sheets, created with polymer clay and paper, to produce realistic etchings onto the metal clay.  Using a cycle of friction and heat, she burnishes black and white artwork onto Polymer Clay. The Polymer Clay sticks to the ink on the paper and the paper is cured in an oven resulting in a low relief design.  These polymer clay sheets are rolled directly onto the metal clay or onto polymer clay, which is later set in a bezel or riveted in a frame.  

Her reversible pendants and earrings depict a different image, pattern or scene on each side.  She infuses pure 24 karat gold onto pure silver in a perfect marriage of metals. Conant’s focus is on uncomplicated designs, finding beauty in simple shapes and organic textures without compromising purity of form.  Assimilation of skill and a true love of process are reflected in each piece of wearable art.

Trish Conant is a special education teacher with a passion for creating.  She has been making jewelry for over 15 years and began using PMC in 2004 when she purchased her first kiln.  From the moment the clay touched her hands she was hooked.  

She began replicating her abundant collection of washed up shells and incorporating her stash of sea glass into the designs.  In 2006 Conant took her first class with Celie Fago where she learned how to create her own texture sheets and the ancient technique of Keumboo.  She continued to further her jewelry education over the years and has taken workshops with Tim McCreight, Pauline Warg, Linda Kay-Moses and Holly Gage.  What she loves most about PMC is that it can be textured in so many different ways.  She loves collecting things; twigs, flowers, grass, ferns, shells, pods etc.  and turning them into molds or rolling them directly into the clay.  

PMC is also a very green material with little waste.  It is made from reclaimed silver and every little sanded morsel can be reconstituted with water.  Because it is a pure metal, it will  adhere perfectly to the gold foil. 

In addition to the Rocky Neck Art Colony, Conant is a member of several craft organizations in Maine including Designing Women, The Society of Southern Maine Craftsmen and The United Maine Craftsmen.  She also participates in several art fairs in the summer and fall.

Rocky Neck Gallery is open 7 days a week.  Hours are Sunday - Wednesday: 11 AM - 6 PM; Thursday - Saturday  11 AM - 8 PM.

Saturday, August 9, 2014


11 x 14

The Rocky Neck Gallery (RNG) is pleased to welcome Robert L. Williams as the fifth artist selected for this year’s “Summer Artist Series”.  
Williams’ new show, Celebrating Gloucester’s Heritage, opens Wednesday, August 13th and runs for three weeks until September 2nd. 
A relative newcomer to Cape Ann, Williams paints in the style of Regional American Impressionism, as seen in the work of nineteenth century New England painters, specifically those of Cape Ann.  The paintings selected for this show celebrate the heritage and tradition of the Gloucester fishing industry. 
Please join us and meet the artist on Saturday, August 16, at our gallery's reception from 6 to 8 PM

16 x 20

As a young man, Williams studied drawing and painting with Florence Collins, a former student of Daniel Garber, and Hugh Henry Breckenridge of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts.  He majored in illustration and fine art at Philadelphia College of Art.  At the age of 21, Williams was selected as one of a few to serve as an artist in U.S. Marine Corps Combat Art program in Vietnam. 
In 1972, Williams studied in Florence, Italy, working among a circle of artists, including Benjamin Long IV, apprentice to Pietro Annigoni, master fresco painter.  In the following years, Williams restored church interiors that included commissions for original paintings in and around Philadelphia.
In addition, Williams established Motion Graphics, designing and painting hundreds of commercial and residential murals.  This led to his involvement in a number of career development programs, where he taught and worked with high school students to create community murals.
His recent move to Rockport inspired Williams to capture the extraordinary beauty and richness of Cape Ann in the great tradition of American Impressionism.
RNG gallery is open daily!  Stop in Sunday - Wednesday 11 AM - 6 PM and Thursday - Saturday 11 AM- 8 PM. 

Run by twenty-five juried artist members of Rocky Neck Art Colony (RNAC), the RNG Artist Collective functions as a co-operative, sharing the gallery duties among the members and sharing commissions on sales with the RNAC.  RNG is the sister gallery to the Cultural Center Gallery at 6 Wonson Street.  Together they represent a program of the RNAC to showcase contemporary artists and their work to the community.

The RNAC is a non-profit arts organization comprised of artists, businesses, and community members whose mission is to nurture excellence in the visual arts and to celebrate the artistic culture of Rocky Neck.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014


Traditional silver gelatin photographer, David Piemonte, is the fourth artist selected for Rocky Neck Gallery’s Summer Artists Series 2014.  His solo exhibition, “Flower Power”, examines the intrinsic energy found within flowers that he strives to capture by photographing these in total darkness with medium format black & white film.  This dynamic new show opens Wednesday, July 23 and runs until August 12th.  An artist reception is this Friday, July 25 from 6 - 8 PM at the Rocky Neck Gallery, 53 Rocky Neck Ave., Gloucester.  Please join us - everyone is welcome to this festive event!

David’s deep reverence for detail is immediately evident in his photographs.  Photography for me is all about the moment, as is life itself”, says David.  I’ve always been fascinated by what the camera captures as opposed to what the eye sees.  At the same time, I feel my purpose as a photographer is to create images that sometimes ask more questions than they answer.  It’s the subtleties that create the mood of an image.” 

David draws much of his inspiration from the simplicity of nature as a symbolic statement of life.  It is this inspiration that allows him to create landscapes that are timeless and surreal. His elegant floral images have a mysterious beauty all their own.  As he explains it, “My floral images are ones of solitude and isolation. So often we think of flowers within the context of abundance and color.  Perhaps my floral images will allow the viewer to see them from a more intimate perspective.”

After attending New England School of Photography in Boston, David traveled through Europe.  The six months he spent there proved to be a pivotal time in his artistic career, particularly during his visit to Venice, where he discovered the beauty and solitude of night photography.  “It was there, in the late hours of the night, camera and tripod in hand, that I had that floating city all to myself.  I continue my search for nocturnal landscapes to this day . . . or night,” said David.

David has lived on Cape Ann since 1980 and exhibiting his work in numerous venues over the years.  Even with the advent of digital photography, David still prefers working with traditional medium format film and silver gelatin paper processed in a wet darkroom.  As he explains it, “I print everything by hand using archival processes for image permanence that I’ve refined over the years.  And the process of actually making the image can sometimes be as rewarding as the end result.”  

Rocky Neck Gallery is open every day: Sunday - Wednesday 11 AM - 6 PM, Thursday - Saturday 11 AM - 8 PM.  Please join us this Friday, July 25th for an artist's reception from 6-8 PM.  Meet SAS and gallery artist David Piemonte and see his stunning photographs.  

The Rocky Neck Gallery Artist Collective functions as a co-operative, sharing the gallery duties among the members and sharing commissions on sales with the Rocky Neck Art Colony. The Rocky Neck Gallery, at 6 Wonson Street, is the sister gallery of the Cultural Center Gallery.  Together they represent a program of the Art Colony to showcase contemporary art.

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Laureen Adrienne Maher Paints Gloucester

A solo exhibit features artist Laureen Adrienne Maher @ RNG


Rocky Neck Gallery (RNG) is featuring local artist Laureen Adrienne Maher in the next Summer Artist Series opening this Wednesday, July 2nd until July 22nd. This is the first time Maher will be showing her paintings at RNG in her solo show titled Building.  An artist’s reception and talk will be held on Saturday, July 5th,  6 - 8 PM.  Please join us - meet Maher, see her painterly renditions of Gloucester’s buildings and hear her discuss her work.  This fun event, open to the public, is at 53 Rocky Neck Ave, Gloucester, MA. 

"Building" is a collection of old and dilapidated Gloucester buildings that Maher has painted over the last ten years.  “What I love most about art is perspective”, says Maher.  “When starting a painting, I try to surprise people with the not-so-popular view of the subject to offer a fresh new take. In every beautiful vista or building I find what I think is horrifyingly delightful.  From there, I like to stage the ugly in a new light, like a ‘makeover’ … with the prettiest colors mixed from oil paints.”

An East Gloucester resident, Maher recently exhibited with the newly formed Magnolia Historical Society and had a solo show at Gloucester’s Sawyer Free Library called, “Birdseye View.”  Prior to that she was a portrait artist who painted many of Gloucester’s local rock stars.

Maher is also the owner and sole stylist at 12 Parker Street’s Beauty Bar,  She has worked in commercial printing and as an administrative assistant at Harvard University. She holds both a BA and BS degrees from UMASS/Boston. 

RNG is open 7 days a week: Sunday - Wednesday 11-6 PM and Thursday - Saturday 11 - 8 PM.  The gallery functions as a co-operative where all the artists are juried members and share gallery duties.  RNG is the sister gallery of the RNAC Cultural Center Gallery at 6 Wonson Street.  Together they represent a program of the RNAC to showcase contemporary artists.

For more information please contact Judy Robinson-Cox, Rocky Neck Gallery manager @ 978-290-2639 or Laureen Adrienne Maher @

Tuesday, June 10, 2014


Ruth Schneider and Matt Cegelis, artists and a married couple, are exhibiting in the next Summer Artists Series at the Rocky Neck Gallery (RNG) Artist Collective opening June 11 to July 2, at 53 Rocky Neck Avenue, Gloucester.  

Ruth Schneider

This new show, titled Serendipity, will feature their abstract mixed media prints.  The public is invited to the opening reception on Saturday, June 14, from 6 to 8 pm.  Matt and Ruth will give a brief talk about the serendipitous process of merging multiple images creating one-of-a-kind abstractions.
Matt and Ruth relocated to Rockport from Dayton, Ohio one year ago and already the couple has made a noticeable impact on Cape Ann’s artistic community.  They have both exhibited work in two shows this year at the Rocky Neck Art Colony (RNAC) Cultural Center Gallery: Here & Now, a juried member’s show and Pixel Revolution, a curated digital painting exhibition.  This July, they will be in another RNAC Cultural Center Gallery exhibit: A Fine Line, juried by Al Minor, the assistant curator of contemporary art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.  Matt and Ruth are both members of seARTS, where Matt was recently elected vice president.  Last fall, Ruth became a juried member of the Rockport Art Association photography division.  Matt is also exhibiting in the Art in the Barn show this coming weekend at Essex County Greenbelt and both are showing work at the Gloucester Stage Company in August.
When asked how they managed to make such an artistic impact, Ruth replied “Blame it on my husband—he got us both involved in the Dayton, Ohio art scene after he left his sales position at LexisNexis three years ago.  After moving here, he jumped right into the arts scene, volunteering and submitting [work] to the various galleries. It has been a heck of a ride!  We’re thankful that the local art venues have accepted our work.”
Ruth’s interest in photography began during college in the 70's, when she was majoring in art and design.  She had a darkroom for 15 years, and did freelance work for various magazines and publications.  Portraiture and landscapes were her main focus and she worked mostly in black and white, utilizing the "Zone System", which was formulated by Ansel Adams..
While raising two children, she barely used the camera except to document their family life.  With the advent of digital cameras, she took it up again, mostly for recording travel adventures.  It wasn't until two years ago, that she discovered the ability to “play around” with her images, using free software on her computer.  Since then she has been merging her photographs with old, unfinished paintings.  She goes through her photo files choosing which images would work with either a painting or texture (which she photographs separately) or another photograph.  “It has been a real learning experience, and great fun to see the surprising results,” says Ruth.

Matt Cegelis

Matt’s work is primarily focused on a combination of abstract photography and digital mixed media images that he creates on his iPad and his camera. He often merges multiple images, using a palette of digital tools.  “It typically takes many trial and error combinations to build the foundation of an image that I like.  Dead ends, where nothing good comes after much effort, are not uncommon.  On the other hand, knowing when to stop ‘improving,’ when a compelling image is achieved is a constant challenge as well,” says Matt.
This exhibit, the second in the Summer Artist Series, runs from June 11 - July 2 at RNG on 53 Rocky Neck Avenue, Gloucester.  The gallery is open 7 days a week: Sunday - Wednesday 11-6 PM and Thursday - Saturday 11 - 8 PM.  Please join us for an artists’ reception on Saturday, June 14, from 6-8 PM.
The RNG functions as a co-operative where all the artists are juried members and share gallery duties.  RNG is the sister gallery of the RNAC Cultural Center Gallery at 6 Wonson Street.  Together they represent a program of the RNAC to showcase contemporary artists.
For more information please contact Judy Robinson-Cox, Rocky Neck Gallery manager at 978-290-2639 or

Thursday, May 29, 2014


Explore your creativity with a mosaic workshop with Pam Stratton!  This one day workshop is for beginner and intermediate mosaic artists.  Enjoy a day with friends creating mosiacs in her beautiful studio in Rockport, MA.  Here you have the option to make a 6 x 6 smalti mosaic or 2 mixed media wands 16" x 1.25" (picture below).  

The dates are Saturday, June 28th or July 12th form 9 AM - 5 PM.  The cost is $150.00 plus $25 for artist materials with a delicious lunch included.

Contact Pam:, 978-546-7582

Martha Wakefield is teaching a 3 -day painting workshop : Learn the Painting Language at Mother Brook Arts & Community Center in Dedham, MA.

The workshop starts next Friday, June 6 - Sunday, June 8th.

All levels are welcome working in water media.
details below!

Dogtown Woods
oil/panel 12 x 12

PAINTING WORKSHOP: Learn the Painting Language

Friday, June 6th        10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Saturday, June 7th    10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, June 8th      11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 

All Levels, Water media 
Ages: Teen, Adult. 

Cost: $165.00 (MBACC Member) 
         $200.00 (Non - Member) 

Learn how to become a stronger painter and develop your skills by exploring the elements of the painting language: color, shape, line, texture, size and direction.  In this 3-day workshop we will cover these concepts on form and through lecture/demos, viewing master artworks and doing painting exercises students will strengthen their comprehension of the visual language.  Class time will allow students to paint with individual attention.  Each day ends with a critique/class discussion.  Watermedia.

A supply list will be provided.
Bring Lunch, snacks and beverages.

Mother Brook Arts & Community Center is at 123 High Street, Dedham, MA 02026.

Mary Rhinelander will be the quest printmaker this Friday, 5/30 at the Sarah Elizabeth Shop until 2 PM.  She prints a great selection of greeting cards that are sold at the store.  Stop by and say hello!  

Sunday, May 25, 2014


RNG new window display... & the fun is inside!

Rocky Neck Gallery hosted the opening reception last night and place was mobbed with artists, friends, fans and families all celebrating the start of the new season!

The festivities started on time due to an organized crew preparing the gallery under the leadership of Events Chair Susan Hershey!  Here are pictures from last night that say more than words what an happening it was.  Do check out our Facebook page for more photos of the party!

RNG Artists and party team Elizabeth Gauthier & Deborah Way 

RNG artist Cynthia Curtis (R) with her daughter Ali.

RNG artist Ruth Worrall at the desk.

RNG artist Dina Gomery and party guests.

Rachel Gauthier & Ken Beck  - the featured artist of the Summer Artist Series.

One of three food tables.

RNAC artist Judith Monteferrante and Keisha German.

Before the gallery became filled wall to wall with guests.

Even 4-legged friends are fans.

RNG mosaic artist Pam Stratton and guest.

Fans of SAS artist Ken Beck

Friends Rose, Arthur and Mary drove up from Boston just to attend the party.

RNG jewelry artist Katherine Bagley, Rachel & Elizabeth Gauthier.

The crowds

Rocky Neck Gallery extends a big thank you to everyone who made this event a festive celebration!

And special thank you to Lily, granddaughter of Susan Hershey, for her social media expertise!

Friday, May 23, 2014


Photography by Michael Oleksiw,  collage by Marci Davis & paintings by Elizabeth Gauthier

Rocky Neck Gallery is now open for the 2014 season and kicking off the Memorial Day weekend!  Come see the new layout and the new work in paintings, photography, printmaking, jewelry, ceramics, mixed media and more!

Necklace by Katherine Bagley

This is just a brief look of the many walls and shelves decorated by the original distinctive artwork by the 25 artists in the Gallery.

Mixed Media  by Mary Rhinelander, photographs by David Piemonte, and Ceramics .  

Stunning ceramics by Susan Hershey, Ruth Worrall, Jayne Lacey and Cynthia Curtis

Updated gallery sign - thank you Kate Somers 

Please join us tomorrow, Saturday, May 24th, for our opening reception and Summer Artists Series launch featuring the work by artist Ken Beck.  The fun starts at 6 PM!  We are at 53 Rocky Neck Avenue on the Neck in Gloucester.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014


Rocky Neck Gallery Hosts Opening Party 

Saturday, May 24th @ 6-8 PM!

 Art by RNG Members Top L-R: Skip Montello, Ruth Worrall, Deborah Way, Pam Stratton, Mary Rhinelander.  Bottom L-R:  Marci Davis, David Piemonte, Martha Wakefield, Mary McCarl, Dina Gomery

2014 marks the tenth year that the Rocky Neck Gallery has operated as a Rocky Neck Art Colony artist-run collective gallery.   Join us in celebrating this occasion at the opening reception this Saturday, May 24, from 6 - 8 PM.  The gallery is known for hosting lively parties with delicious treats and generous libations.

Last year's gallery guests enjoying the work of artist & gallery manager Judy Robinson-Cox

Former Goetemann Artist Resident, Ken Beck Highlights Celebration

A highlight of this year's celebration is a one-man exhibition of paintings by Ken Beck, a former Goetemann Artist Resident, who participated in a month-long residency on Rocky Neck in 2007.  He is the first Goetemann resident to be selected for an "Alumni Exhibition" that honors past residency artists. 

Beck's work is about the New England coast and his relationship to the sea, including some paintings, like Rocky Face Study (right) that were completed during his 2007 residency.
This exhibits kicks off the Summer Artist Series : six 3-week shows by Rocky Neck Art Colony members, many of whom are not part of the gallery.
The Rocky Neck Gallery Artist Collective functions as a co-operative, sharing the gallery duties among the members and sharing commissions on sales with the Rocky Neck Art Colony. The gallery partners with the Cultural Center Gallery at 6 Wonson Street. Together they represent a program of the Art Colony to showcase regional contemporary artists. 

Members include Kathleen Gerdon Archer, Katherine Bagley, Judith Bly, Cynthia Curtis, Susan W. Daly, Marci Davis, Phyllis Feld, Joyce Frederick, Elizabeth Gauthier, Deborah Geurtze, Dina Gomery, Susan Hershey, Jayne Lacey, Mary R. McCarl, Skip Montello, Michael Oleksiw, David Piemonte, Mary Rhinelander, Tom Robinson-Cox, Judy Robinson-Cox, Kate Somers, Pam Stratton, Martha Wakefield, Deborah Way and Ruth Worrall.
Please join in the celebration this Saturday night from 6-8 PM at 53 Rocky Neck Avenue, Rocky Neck, Gloucester!

Saturday, May 17, 2014


The spring cleaning continues at Rocky Neck Gallery with many of the member artists sprucing up the space.  By opening day, next Friday, May 23rd, visitors will see a transformed gallery filled with original distinctive art, color, light and vibrant energy!

Jewelry artists Deborah Way and Judith Bly prepare all the glass jewelry cases for display of their lines of exquisite jewelry.  Katherine Bagley and Mary Rhinelander McCarl are the gallery's other jewelry artists also designing original one-of-a-kind pieces.

Here is a sample of images from Deborah Way's website of the type of jewelry she creates and is available at Rocky Neck Gallery.  The gallery opens for the 2014 season next Friday 5/23 and is open 7 days a week (Sunday - Wednesday 11 - 6 PM; Thursday - Saturday 11 - 8 PM) and always staffed by artist members.  We look forward to your visit!

Thursday, May 15, 2014


Rocky Neck Gallery received a new look by the talented and award-winning photographers Skip Montello and Tom Robinson-Cox!  New white walls are installed near the reception area and all other walls are refreshed with a coat of white paint in readiness for the opening next week.

The gallery opens in a week on Friday, May 23rd from 11 AM - 8 PM for the 2014 season.  25 juried artists will be exhibiting original distinctive artwork in paintings, ceramics, jewelry, photography, printmaking and mixed media.  

2014 marks the tenth year that the Rocky Neck Gallery has operated as a Rocky Neck Art Colony artist-run collective gallery.  On Saturday, May 24, from 6-8 PM the gallery will host a opening reception celebrating this milestone.  

The public is invited to join this festive event as the gallery is known for hosting lively parties serving delicious treats and generous libations!

Rocky Neck Gallery Artist Collective functions as a co-operative juried artist gallery where artist members are involved in the daily running of the space.  Rocky Neck Gallery is the sister gallery to the Cultural Center Gallery at 6 Wonson Street.  Together they represent a program of the Art Colony to showcase regional contemporary artists. 

Rocky Neck Gallery members include: Kathleen Gerdon Archer, Katherine Bagley, Judith Bly, Cynthia Curtis, Susan W. Daly, Marci Davis, Phyllis Feld, Joyce Frederick, Elizabeth Gauthier, Deborah Geurtze, Dina Gomery, Susan Hershey, Jayne Lacey, Mary R. McCarl, Skip Montello, Michael Oleksiw, David Piemonte, Mary Rhinelander, Tom Robinson-Cox, Judy Robinson-Cox, Kate Somers, Pam Stratton, Martha Wakefield, Deborah Way and Ruth Worrall.

Please join us on Saturday, May 24 from 6-8 PM celebrating the new season!

Special thanks to Tom Robinson-Cox, Skip Montello & Judy Robinson-Cox!  All photos courtesy of Judy Robinson-Cox.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014


Rocky Neck Gallery's mosaic artist Pam Stratton is hosting Dagmar Friedrich, a mosaic artist from Spilimbergo Italy, to conduct a workshop in Mosaic Lime Technique on May 23 - May 26th! 

This technique can be used as a surround or incorporated into a mosaic. Dagmar is a trained mosaic artist from the Scuola Mosaicisti Friuli school and has been teaching at the school in their summer program along with workshops in her own atelier in Spilimbergo

Dates: Friday, May 23 through Monday, May 26.

Class times are 8:30 - 12:30 and 2 - 5:30. (limited to 8 people)

Cost: $550 prepaid to reserve your place. 

$50 materials fee paid at beginning of class, includes use of tools; hammer and hardie smalti, marble, substrate, – gold is extra.  Send proposals by email to Dagmar at

Questions? Please contact Pam Stratton at