The Cape Ann Artisans announced a new schedule and new artists for its well-loved 37th Annual Fall Open Studios this year. The two-day event will take place 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, October 10 and 11.
The group will consist of eleven artists who are able to accommodate visitors within the parameters of Covid-19. Participating artists draw from many genres that appeal to art lovers and adventurers who look forward to weaving their way around Cape Ann. In the ceramic arts category, David Archibald, Cynthia Curtis, and Erin O’Sullivan & Scott Place are among the artists participating. With 43 years under his belt, David Archibald continues to explore combinations of two to four glazes yielding unusual forms of reds, celadons, and blues. Cynthia Curtis’ popular ocean-inspired creations include coral vases, undersea lamps, berry bowls, lobster and starfish ornaments, scallop and clamshell dishes, mugs, and wedding platters, some with melted beach glass. Erin and Scott look to the ocean’s creatures for their inspiration and serve up pottery and sculpture with a contemporary flair.
Visual artists include Jillian Demeri, watercolorist, and Sinikka Nogelo who creates in several media – as a painter and sculptor. Both Jill and Sinikka are located at Cripple Cove Studios in East Gloucester. Rockport-based painter Deb Schradieck works in watercolors and oils. Linda Hogan and Sara Wright represent the fiber arts. Linda has created under the name Blueberry Cove Quilts for forty years but is new to the Artisans group. Sara Wright will display handwoven and original handknit accessories for wardrobe and home, created using contemporary application of color and texture with traditional textile techniques and novelty yarns. Mosaic and nature lovers will enjoy exploring Pam Stratton’s beautiful garden, Koi ponds, and Mosaic studio. Pam uses stone, glass, and other materials to create wall pieces, jewelry and sculpture.
Jewelry artists include Marcie Rae and Jacqueline Ganim-DeFalco of Cape Ann Designs. Marcie’s jewelry and small wall pieces of glass enamel and fine silver use ancient and contemporary techniques and tools to transform metal into evocative forms and images. Using historic sea glass and pottery shards, Jacqueline creates distinctive, functional wearable art that celebrates the natural characteristics of the materials and reflects the natural beauty of the region.
A tour map which can be downloaded at CapeAnnArtisans.com.
Appointments are strongly encouraged and will be given first priority. Weather permitting, artists will take advantage of their outdoor spaces to offer a waiting area and additional viewing of the work. Organizers remind those interested that all participants are expected to be Covid-compliant, wear face coverings, practice social distancing, and use hand sanitizer which will be available at each studio.