Monday, January 16, 2017

Welcome 2017 and NSAA's 95th Anniversary!


What makes an institution continue to grow and thrive after 95 years?

It's not magic; it only happens because of caring and hard work.

Generations of NSAA artist and associate members, patrons and donors have planned, volunteered, donated and worked to create this association and to ensure its survival. Now it's up to us, the current membership, to guarantee the North Shore Arts Association survives well into its second century. As 2017 opens, we proudly continue our commitment to the theme "Arts in Action-Connecting Communities". The impact that we can make as artists has the potential to reach throughout greater Cape Ann and far beyond. The success or failure of that potential has everything to do with the sense of real community and commitment that each individual member feels to the NSAA and to each other.

The NSAA needs the help of each one of our members. Volunteer! We have a very small, dedicated, and hardworking staff and an effective and committed Board of Trustees. Join a committee; make things happen! Your input and feedback is important and of great value to us all. Let's pull together to be a beneficial force within our community and beyond!

We need researchers, grant writers, people with computer skills, people with ideas and energy! Below are the current committees seeking volunteers. Call Linda Cote, or email arts@nsarts.org; fill out and return the volunteer questionaire with your dues payment-every little bit is a great help. Grab a rope and PULL!

2017 Committees:
Acquisition Committee, Peter Tysver, Chair
Appraisal Event Committee, Lennie Strohmeier, Chair
Arts & Exhibitions Committee, Lennie Strohmeier, Chair
Auction-Wet Paint Event Committee, Lennie Strohmeier, Chair
Awards Committee, Christine Whalen-Waller, Chair
Cape Ann Animal Aid Even Committe, Judy Metcalfe, Chair
Education Committee, Bonnie Gray, Chair
Grants Committee, Bonnie Gray, Chair
House Committee, John Strohmeier, Chair
Hospitality Committee, Nancy Caplan, Chair
Human Resources, Dixie Clark, Chair
Interior Design Event Committee, Anne Demeter, Chair
Lecture Series Committee
Marina Committee, Anne Demeter, Chair
Movalli Show Event Committee, Linda Cote, Chair

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

#Giving Tuesday and the NSAA Annual Appeal with Our Thanks!

THIS IS A TIME OF YEAR TO REFLECT AND TO GIVE THANKS!  
WE AT NSAA WISH TO EXTEND A SINCERE "THANK YOU'" TO OUR ENTIRE COMMUNITY OF ART LOVERS ..OUR ARTISTS WHO SHARE THEIR GIFTS OF TALENT AND ENERGY, OUR DEDICATED VOLUNTEERS, OUR WONDERFUL PATRONS AND DONORS WHO GENEROUSLY SUPPORT OUR MISSION AND TO ALL LOVERS OF ART WHO ARE INSPIRED BY THE ENDEAVORS OF THIS COMMUNITY.
THANK YOU TO EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU - WE CAN ONLY CONTINUE TO GROW AND IMPACT OUR COMMUNITY WITH YOUR VERY MEANINGFUL SUPPORT!

SUPPORT NSAA TODAY WITH  YOUR DONATION AT http://nsarts.org/donations.html

2016 was a banner "Year of Connecting Communities" for the North Shore Arts Association with so many important collaborations made with our partner institutions on behalf of our greater Cape Ann community; our groundbreaking collaboration with Ocean Alliance, the Gloucester Education Foundation, hosting the New England Watercolor Society's Biennial North American Open Show, the weeklong Cape Ann Plein Air Event and so much more!

PLEASE REMEMBER THE NORTH SHORE ART ASSOCIATION DURING OUR ANNUAL APPEAL! Although much was accomplished this year, in addition to the restoration of the waterside of our building which made possible through the awarding of two very generous grants and the donations of many individuals; as we enter our 95th year much remains to complete - the much needed restoration of the exterior and the heating and lighting improvements to our historic building. With our sincere thanks for your past support and best wishes for a Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at NSAA!

Tuesday November 29th is #GIVING TUESDAY, a global day to do good things for charity or the causes that you care about. Since 2014, thousands of organizations and individuals have taken part in # Giving Tuesday. Please remember the NSAA and all organizations from large to small who aim to make this world a kinder and more equitable place for all.


Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Congratulations to North Shore Arts Association's NEW ARTIST MEMBERS!


The North Shore Arts Association is pleased to announce our 31 new juried artist members and to offer them a warm welcome to our community! Congratulations!
A large field of exceptional candidates applied for artist membership this year; and we applaud all the applicants for their skills and commitment to their art.  The jury is in! 
The New Member Show, slated to open the 2017 exhibition Season, our 95th year, will showcase the diversity of NSAA's talented new artist members and their newest work.
Watch this space in the coming months for individual profiles of our new artist members; visit their online web pages and see their exceptional artwork in the NSAA galleries right now!


TOM BAILEY  http://www.tombaileyart.com

MARY ELLEN BROWN   http://maryellenbrown-fineart.com/
KATHARINE COAKLEY   http://sunsetrockart.com/

NANCY COLELLA   http://www.nancycolellastudio.com/

FLORENCE COMO

DAN  DELOUISE   https://www.facebook.com/DeLouiseStudio

SUSAN DRENNAN   http://rsdrennan1.fineartstudioonline.com/

DAVID DRINON
  http://drinonstudio.com/


KAREN S. FITZGERALD   http://www.ksfitzgerald.com/
  
GAVIN MATTHEW GEWECKE
 
ANN GOLDBERG  

WILLIAM GOTHA   http://www.williamgotha.com/

VIRGINIA HILL
  
HEIDI JACKSON   http://www.heidijackson.com/index.html

BARBARA KREMER

LASZLO KUBINYI

STEVEN ELLERY MANNING 

DENNIS McQUILLEN   http://www.dennismcquillen.com/art/

RUTH ANN MOWDER

DAVID NEILL   http://www.davidneillart.com/

TIMOTHY NEILL   http://www.timneill.com/

LINDA JO NIELSEN  http://www.lindajonielsen.com/

PAM PERRAS
   http://www.pamperras.com/

JIM RYAN

ELIZABETH RHOADES   http://elizabethrhoadesfineart.com/

CAROL ROBEY

LEIGH H. SLINGLUFF   http://www.leighslingluff.com

ALLEN FORREST SMALL   www.allanfsmall.com


SUSAN TERMYN
   http://susantermyn.com

CHRIS WILLIAMS   www.chriswilliamssculpture.com


ROBERT WILLIAMS   http://www.robertlouiswilliams.com/

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Calling all Artist Members: NSAA Annual Meeting Sun. August 28th at 3pm!

"Le Coq", 1938, Pablo Picasso
CALLING ALL ARTIST MEMBERS TO GATHER FOR THE NSAA ANNUAL MEETING, SUNDAY, AUGUST 28TH, 3PM, WITH A MEMBERS (ARTISTS AND ASSOCIATES) POTLUCK SUPPER TO FOLLOW! BE A LEADER - MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD!

Your voice and your votes are vitally important to the success of the North Shore Arts Association. The NSAA exists to represent YOU, our artists, to the greater community, and to reflect your ideas, your creativity, and accomplishments!
2017 ushers in our 95th anniversary year and while paying homage to our rich history, we most importantly, want our centennial year to celebrate the vibrancy, and the innovative, and forward looking spirit of our membership. Voice your thoughts, suggestions, and ideas to make 2017 a truly memorable milestone and set us on an exciting new path for the Second Century of the NSAA!

WE'LL BE LOOKING FOR YOU!
Courtesty of Bing Images: Artist Unknown






Thursday, August 18, 2016

This Weekend's Big Event: NSAA's Annual Fundraising Event Artists & Scholar's Fine Art Auction Saturday Aug. 20th!

NSAA Annual Fundraising Auction
August 20, 2016 - doors open 5pm - auction begins 6pm.
View all auction lots online by clicking here.
This years auction is an important collaborative fundraiser for both NSAA and the Gloucester Education Foundation, a continuation of our

"Art in Action - Connecting Communities" focus.  Enjoy an evening of fine wine and sumptuous appetizers as you live bid on works of fine art, as well as a silent auction of exciting goods and services.



The North Shore Arts Association is proud to recognize and support the Gloucester Education Foundation's mission to drive innovation, encourage creativity, expand student opportunities and empower educators to strengthen teaching and learning in the Gloucester Public School District by donating 10% of the Artists & Scholars Auction proceeds to the GED.
We are pleased to welcome Michael Grogan of Grogan & Company, Boston as our auctioneer, and guest auctioneers Mayor Sephatia Romeo Theken, Senator Bruce Tarr and Gloucester Education Foundation Trustee, Sarah Grow! Come celebrate and support our artists & scholars this Saturday night! Buy your tickets online at www. nsarts.org or by calling the gallery at (978) 283-1857.
GLOUCESTER EDUCATION FOUNDATION






Following is a sampling of the fabulous live auction items that will be up for bid:




Lot 70: "Rocky Neck Boats" by Charles Movalli
acrylic, dimensions: 23.5 x 27.5












Lot 53: "Beacon Marine" by Jeff Weaver
oil, dimensions: 24 x 30




Lot 39: "The Last Stop" by Caleb Stone
oil, dimensions: 1.75 x 20.75



Lot 37:
"A Cove in Gloucester" by Ron Straka
oil, dimensions: 20 x 24







Lot 26: "Harbor Evening" by Paul George
oil, dimensions: 22.5 x 26.5











Lot 9: "Pemaquid Point Light" by Marion Hall
watercolor, dimensions:20 x 25










Thursday, August 11, 2016

Registration Closes August 15th! Sign Up Now for Cape Ann Plein Air October 10 - 16, 2016


The first annual Cape Ann Plein Air competition and festival is happening this autumn. A weeklong competition and festival celebrating the region's rich history of painting outdoors it will build upon the area's rich plein air traditions with artists creating and selling their newly created works.
Cape Ann, always basking in its best light in the fall, will be host to plein air artists from around the country, with venues throughout all four of our waterfront communities. Sign up today to participate as an artist in the event at capeannpleinair.org! Registation closes August 15th! Complete information about the competition and festival; entry forms, gala tickets, etc. can be found at the Cape Ann Plein Air site.
40 nationally recognized, professional, juried plein air artists will paint throughout Gloucester, Rockport, Essex, and Manchester-by-the-Sea, while special events will provoke, entertain, delight and enlighten.


October 10: Opening Reception - North Shore Arts Association, Gloucester

October 11: Gloucester Stage Company multi-media performance event

October 12: Painting-by-the-Sea, Quick Draw and Reception - Trask House, Manchester- by-the-Sea

October 13: Demo by Awards Juror Ray Hassard

October 14: Cape Ann Colonies events - Rocky Neck & Rockport

October 15-16: Paint Essex, Paint Out, Auction & Sale - Woodman's Essex

October 11-14: Cape Ann Museum tours - Painters past and present

October 10-14: Daily Demos

October 15: Cape Ann Plein Air-Grand Awards Gala & Sale - Rockport Art Association & Museum
Organized by: Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce, Cape Ann Community Foundation, seARTS, Rockport Art Association & Museum, North Shore Arts Association, Rocky Neck Art Colony, Cape Ann Cultural Districts: Rockport, Rocky Neck, Harbortown & Essex, the Essex Merchants Group, and the many other artists & culture organization and supporters of Cape Ann.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Exhibition III Award Winners, The Cape Ann Sisterhood and Artists & Scholars Fine Art Auction

Take a break from the summer sun and come to the NSAA to preview the paintings and artwork that will be offered at the upcoming Artist and Scholars Annual Live Auction on August 20th, currently on display in our upper air conditioned galleries.This years auction is is an important collaborative fundraiser for both NSAA and the Gloucester Education Foundation, a continuation of our "Art in Action - Connecting Communities" focus this season. Enjoy an evening of fine wine and sumptuous appetizers as you bid on works of fine art as well as a varied selection of exciting goods and services. This is the perfect opportunity to show your support for North Shore Arts Association and Gloucester Education Foundation.
We are pleased to have Michael Grogan of Grogan and Company Boston as our auctioneer, along with guest auctioneers Mayor Sefatia Romeo Theken, Senator Bruce Tarr and GEF Trustee Sarah Grow!
View all North Shore Arts Annual Fundraising Auction lots online - buy your tickets now!
http://nsarts.org/2016_Fundraising_Auction.html
Congratulations going out to the award winning artists of Exhibition III, our small works show. This mid-summer exhibition features a wonderful group of works by our artist members: landscape, and still life, abstracts and whimsy-something for every mood and every buyer!

Judythe Evans Meagher "Bird and Blossoms"
And of course, don't miss the beautifully arranged Cape Ann Sisterhood show, which encompasses the work of seven talented and tireless women of the North Shore Arts Association. Without their passion and devotion, the NSAA would be a mere shadow of itself. Congratulation and a huge "Thank you" to the members of the sisterhood; Trudy Allen, Anne Demeter, Andrea Van Gestal, Pamela Hibbard Giarramitara,Bonnie Gray, Judyth Evans Meagher, Judith Metcalfe, and Janice Turner.




And now, the award winners of Exhibition III:

Charlotte & Alfred Movalli Memorial Award
Excellence in Any Medium


Judy Gruelich

"Michaelangelo"




Winsor & Newton Merchandise Award
Excellence in Watercolor



Judith Pumfrey
"Sunny Day"



Carleen Muniz Memorial Award

Barbara Levine
"Sandy Path"



Institution for Savings Award
Excellence in Any Medium

Tom Nicholas, N.A.
"Winter Above the Bench"




J.Tweed Hill Memorial Award
Traditional Seascape, Landscape or Still Life

Robert Steadman
"Caleb's Landing"



Harry Ballinger Memorial Award
Excellence in Graphics

Charlesanna Detra
"Blues"




Jack Richeson & Co. Inc Gift Certificate


Herbert Randle
"At Wingaersheek"




Terry Ludwig Pastels Award Gift Certificate
Excellence in Pastel



Jeff Weaver
"Wharf Scene"




Frederic & Elsie Reinert Memorial Award
Excellence in Landscape


Mark Shasha
"Off the Beaten Path"




Art Supplies Wholesale Gift Certificate

Sharon Jordan Bahosh

"Wonson Cove"




Beverly A. DeMont Memorial Award

Larry Grob
"Burnt Coat Light with Boat Swan's Island"




Popular Award (Exhibition II)

Charles Syvertsen
"Rockport Quarry"

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

The Cape Ann Sisterhood of North Shore Arts Association August 5 through September 18

CAPE ANN SISTERHOOD EXHIBIT AT NORTH SHORE ARTS ASSOCIATION
AUGUST 5 - SEPTEMBER 18, 2016
OPENING RECEPTION - FRIDAY, AUGUST 5TH, 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

"NSAA's MISSION
has provided the common ground that brought us together originally because of our love for the arts, many of us artists as well.  We have each served as board members, officers, committee chairs and contributors to special events at different times together.  Without this connection that attracted us to join the cause, we may never have met.  We have become fast friends over the past sixteen years thanks to serendipity, or maybe divine providence, for which we remain forever grateful.  
So, that said, we have dubbed ourselves as The Sisterhood, which we have truly become!"
-Janice Turner of the Cape Ann Sisterhood

-Judythe Evans Meagher of the Cape Ann Sisterhood
"They say, "It is better to give than to receive", but sometimes you can do both simultaneously as a group of board members of North Shore Arts Association has discovered.
Some fifteen years ago, Anne Demeter, the President of NSAA, Trudy Allen, Gallery Director, and Judythe Evans Meagher, Trustee Board Member, arranged to meet for dinner at the Windward Grille in Essex. The folks at the Windward were so welcoming, accommodating and tolerant (there was a fair amount of raucous laughter that evening), that the group decideded to do it again and again and again. In a little while, they were joined by the then Treasurer, the late Carleen Muniz, Corresponding Secretary, Janice Turner, and another Trustee, Bonnie Gray. Bonnie introduced to the group Andrea van Gestal, who has since served as President, Treasurer, and Recording Secretary, and she invited Trustee, Judy Metcalfe. Before long (nobody remembers exactly when anymore), they were joined by Trustees Pamela Giarratana and the late Connie Mullen.
The management of Windward Grille has seen a lot of this group over the years, including their annual Yankee Swap, and has remained welcoming, accommodating and tolerant even though the raucous laughter has never ceased and may even have increased in volume.
This is a diverse group of women in many ways, with backgrounds ranging from law to interior design, mediums ranging from oils and watercolor to alcohol inks, and painting styles ranging from photorealism to abstract. All but Janice Turner are painters, but since she has been the wife and helpmate of Rockport artist Bruce Turner for over 50 years, the group considers her an artist by association.
These friends have formed strong bonds and a support network that has seen them through the inescapable life challenges of illness, death and divorce. But what binds them together at the core is their love for and dedication to the North Shore Arts Association. If you were to tally their combined years of volunteering as trustees, officers, committee members and chairs, workshop teachers, event coordinators, hangers of exhibitions, writers of programs, along with all the little tasks and roles that don't even get a name, you would easily surpass a century. They are all very mindful, not of what they have given to North Shore, but what they have gained as a result, something they have dubbed, "The Cape Ann Sisterhood"."



From August 5th to September 18th, the Cape Ann Sisterhood will be presenting an exhibit of paintings at North Shore Arts Association. Open weekdays and Saturdays, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, Sundays noon to 5:00 pm. The OPENING RECEPTION will take place on Friday, August 5th from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Public is invited to attend.