Last Sunday was a rain-out, but this Sunday looks lovely, so for those of you who couldn't make it, let's try again. Come see the art, the fall garden, and walk the beach. Thanks to those of you that did come last weekend. Saturday was a record turnout and, despite the rain, I appreciated those hard core fans that showed up with enthusiasm on Sunday.
The weather's looking good for the Cape Ann Artisans Studio Tour, May 21 & 22, 10 - 5 daily. Come see my new, spring work and take a stroll in our gardens (tip: if you're into birding bring your binocs - the warbler migration is in progress). The new work includes several 'atmospheric' pieces, like Low Tide (previous post), and then there's Good Harbor Water, a playful piece that leans abstract. My dog theme continues with Black, Red and White.Download a tour brochure and map here
My old friend Steve Ellis, with Cheryl and sons, came out to the studio this morning. The "boys", Daniel Ellis and Michael Ellis, are up and coming artists in NYC. Thanks, Steve, it was great to see you.
The studio is cleaned up and ready to show off the work, which I feel really good about - I think it's my best show yet. I usually get 100+ visitors and it's going to be great weather all weekend after last night's rain. Bring it on!
It was a great turnout for day #1 of the open studio tour Saturday, and a beautiful day it was. The gardens got as many complements as the art did and Kim gave several tours outside. It's rainy today with the remnants of Tropical Storm Bill relieving the drought, but I know it's not going to deter the diehards.
Monday, the final day of the tour, was another beautiful, fall day. Traffic was a little lighter, but the total weekend traffic was great, exceeding the June tour. Thanks to all who made the trip, and to those who could not, remember you can still come anytime, just give me a call ahead. Christmas is coming!
Had 46 people visit my studio yesterday, including folks from DC, NH, and all over MA. I have my coffee and am ready for more today and tomorrow. The feedback has been great, especially on "Tapestry" (the paint's still drying). Lots of smiles when people step into the studio and look around.
The Cape Ann Artisans Studio Tour is this weekend, Saturday and Sunday, 10:00-5:00. As the Mayor of Gloucester, Carolyn Kirk, just wrote, plan ahead. Find all the info at http://capeannartisans.com/, including the map, brochure, and info about each artisan, including me. There are 23 studios to visit, so reviewing the artisans ahead of time, selecting your top interests, and planning your route will save you time.
My new studio, at 1 Camborne Way (entrance on South St.), Rockport, will have my new oils, watercolors, prints, and cards. (NOTE: I've moved from my downtown Rockport studio.)
I have joined the Cape Ann Artisans group. This means you can visit my studio on the two Studio Tours: June 22, 23 and October 12-14 (Columbus Day). Learn more at capeannartisans.com You can also visit me anytime by appointment.
In honor of the Cape Ann Artisans 30th Anniversary the Cape Ann Museum will hold a retrospective exhibit, "Cape Ann Artisans at 30", of work by 70 past and present members. For artist demonstrations and related programming, please visit capeannmuseum.org
OPENING RECEPTION Saturday, March 2, 3 - 5 p.m. On view March 2 - May 26
My first annual holiday sale was Saturday, December 5th, with a break at 3:45 to see Santa arrive on his lobster boat. As part of the annual tradition, Don Thrasher (coincidentally my neighbor, and first on left in photo, on clarinet) and his band serenade the shops with their Swing. It was spectacular. I love this town.
See the full Rockport Holiday Schedule, through New Years, here: http://www.rockportusa.com/festival-event.cfm