2018 Exhibit Schedule

WELLFLEET SUMMER  SHOWS  2018 

 JIM HOLLAND
June 30–July13 | artist reception June 30, 6-8pm | 25 Commercial Street, Wellfleet

REBECCA GRACE JONES, KATE NELSON, PAGE RAILSBACK
July 7–20 | artist reception July 7, 6-8pm | 25 Commercial Street, Wellfleet

PETER BATCHELDER & GRACEANN WARN
July 21–August 3 | artist reception July 21,  6-8pm | 25 Commercial Street, Wellfleet

SUSAN ANTHONY, DEBORAH HOWARD, JOYCE ZAVORSKAS
August 4 -17 | artist reception August 4,  6-8pm | 25 Commercial Street, Wellfleet

MARK SHAPIRO & SAM TAYLOR
August 10–17 | artist reception Friday, August 10, 6-8pm | 25 Commercial Street, Wellfleet

CAROL AUST, ELLEN GRANTER, FAY SHUTZER
August 18–31 | artist reception August 18, 6-8pm | 25 Commercial Street, Wellfleet

TBA
September 1–14 | artist reception September 1, 6-8 pm | 25 Commercial Street, Wellfleet
 

 

JIM HOLLAND: NEW PAINTINGS




“A beached catboat or light slanting on clapboards and through windows, these are simple forms I find endlessly fascinating in how different light affects the mood.” Jim Holland

 

June 30–July13, 2018
Reception: Saturday, June 30,
6-8 pm 25 Commercial Street, Wellfleet

above: “Porch with a View”
oil on canvas
36” x 36"

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REBECCA GRACE JONES: SERIOUSLY WHIMSICAL

 

“Most of the pieces in this exhibit start with a free-form composition usually determined by patterns in the first few layers of gesso and acrylic paint. I like to allow the character of each layer I apply to show through beneath the last, so that the surface is interesting and complex. I often scrape, sand, scratch and score the material, as well as cover over areas to start again. When that stage feels complete I then look for features to emphasize, and components and details to add, so that through the nonrepresentational iconography that results, viewers are able to make up their own stories from the imagery they find.” Rebecca Grace Jones

 

July 7–20, 2018
Reception: Saturday, July 7, 6-8 pm 25
Commercial Street, Wellfleet

above: "Untitled"
mixed media
40"x40" 

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KATE NELSON: PEACEABLE/PLAYFUL/TEMPESTUOUS

 

“Language slips away. The act of painting — holding a pigment stick in my hand, applying color to the support — what some would call ‘creating’ a painting, is in my case an act of ‘finding’ a painting. The hand leads — or its it the heart, the spirit? (I’m quite certain it’s not the intellect, much as I value — honor, even — a rigorous intellect.) At times the resultant paintings are quiet, peaceable, consistent with my present stage of life: gardening, care-taking, long hours spent in the wild. And playfulness is part of me: the love of music, dance, the company of children. But tempestuous? These paintings always surprise me. Who is this wild woman?” -Kate Nelson

 

July 7–20, 2018
Reception: Saturday, July 7, 6-8 pm
25 Commercial Street, Wellfleet

above: "Yellow Leaves, Fresh Breeze"
oilstick on board
12” x 24”

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PAGE RAILSBACK: FRESH FLAVORS

 

“This collection of work captures my love of warmth, bold color and light. The paintings range from interiors of a sunny corner, studio work, and scenes from my travels in Mexico this past winter” -Page Railsback

 

July 7–20, 2018
Reception: Saturday, July 7, 6-8 pm 
25 Commercial Street, Wellfleet

above: "Table"
acrylic
30" x 30" 

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PETER BATCHELDER: CAPE SHORES

 

“The dramatic Cape light cast in early morning or early afternoon, transforms the landscape into a collection of abstract shapes and amplified color. It is the light, color, and shape of the scene that interests me most…more so than the literal dune, or cottage, or beach fence. While these things are the compositional subject, I choose to not represent them literally, but to push the color, simplify out the details, and focus on the light.” Peter Batchelder

 

July 21–August 3, 2018
Reception: Saturday, July 21, 6-8 pm 
25 Commercial Street, Wellfleet

above: "Wild Cape"
oil on canvas
48"x48" 

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GRACEANN WARN: TRACE ELEMENTS

 

“My goal in making my paintings is to create a feeling of restraint that, when successful, appears/feels to be on the brink of something without being obvious: An innuendo, the unsaid, what lies just below the surface, what was once obvious is now a trace.” -Graceann Warn

 

July 21–August 3, 2018
Reception: Saturday, July 21, 6-8 pm
25 Commercial Street, Wellfleet

above: "Antibes"
Encaustic on wood panel
16"x46" 

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SUSAN ANTHONY: FRESH CUTS

"In my work I’m always looking for new challenges—shifting composition and perspective, adding detail or incorporating architectural elements or figures, using color to evoke a season or a particular kind of light or time of day. In my new work this exploration continues. While I continue to immerse myself in my favorite subject matter—the places, shapes, and colors of the Outer Cape which I love so dearly-- I have also been exploring new subject matter, including still life and images echoing the work of some of my favorite artists. This has meant the chance to work with a lot of new colors (there’s not a lot of bright orange in the typical Outer Cape vista!) and to keep experimenting and pushing into new directions within my collage technique. Hope you enjoy these Fresh Cuts. " -Susan Anthony

 

August 4-17, 2018
Reception: Saturday, August 4, 6-8 pm 
25 Commercial Street, Wellfleet

above: "Still Life with Clementines"
cut paper collage
8.25” x 5.75”

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DEBORAH HOWARD: ENTROPY

 

"My recent work reflects where I am, and have been. Always inspired by the dynamic and ethereal qualities of the Cape- my paintings are not only a reflection of my many favorite places here, they also convey what I experience here as well." -Deborah Howard

 

August 4-17, 2018
Reception: Saturday, August 4, 6-8 pm
25 Commercial Street, Wellfleet

above: "Untitled 2"
oil on birch panel
24" x 29.5"

 

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JOYCE ZAVORSKAS: WALKING IN THE WILDNESS

 

“My recent monotypes, etchings, encaustics and oil paintings examine ubiquitous quirks found in nature, and fix in time the face of the beloved.  Things in nature transmute, a serene refuge of the spirit one day, drastically altered the next. The build-up of paint on canvas, or ink imbedded intimately into the fibers of paper, connect the viewer to the fragility and wildness of nature. My artworks are portraits of these precarious places, most often where ocean meets sand.”
-Joyce Zavorskas

 

August 4-17, 2018
Reception: Saturday, August 4, 6-8 pm 
Printmaking demo: Wed., August 15, 11 am
25 Commercial Street, Wellfleet

above: "Harbor of Hills"
monotype
25” x 33”

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MARK SHAPIRO & SAM TAYLOR:
ART POTTERY, POTTERY ART

 

Boats, boxes, bottles: A life with intimate objects. Meet Mark Shapiro and Sam Taylor at Left Bank, following their "See, Make, Know, Believe" workshop in Truro.

August 10-17, 2018
Reception: Friday, August 10, 6-8 pm 
25 Commercial Street, Wellfleet
 


CAROL AUST: ON MY WAY TO YOU

 

"Each individual in my paintings is at some critical juncture of a spiritual/psychological journey. My figurative paintings are emotionally-charged narrative fragments infused with mysterious tension and secrecy. Sometimes celebratory, sometimes lonely and disturbing, my paintings express a wide range of human desire and yearning. My work consistently features strong and vibrant colors along with figures that are both engaging and vulnerable." -Carol Aust

 

August 18–31, 2018
Reception: Saturday, August 18, 6-8 pm
25 Commercial Street, Wellfleet

above: “Chairs”
acrylic
24" x 24"

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ELLEN GRANTER: SHORE THINGS

 

This group of paintings was inspired by a trip to the beach in the fog. A flock of sanderlings was madly rushing up and down the beach. Their elegant black legs formed patterns that reminded me of calligraphy, and their lovely white and gray forms reflected so perfectly in the calm shallow water. The color spectrum of blacks, grays, blues, and whites is restrained, but also quintessentially beachy.” Ellen Granter

August 18–31, 2018
Reception: Saturday, August 18, 6-8 pm
25 Commercial Street, Wellfleet

above: "Special"
oil on panel
20"x20" 

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FAY SHUTZER: NEW WORK

 

"The work I will be showing this summer reflects both immediacy, on one hand, and more careful planning on the other. My plein air paintings done on location, sometimes in fog, full sun or even light rain are quick studies and usually completed in one session. The studio paintings, on the other hand, where I have had time to ponder and reflect on my decisions, benefit from that reflection and planning. In several cases, I have experimented with size of the same scene, as well as immediacy versus more studied work. I enjoy the vibrancy of quick studies, but appreciate the opportunity to revisit some of the decisions that have to be made, when one has the luxury of time." -Fay Shutzer

 

August 18–31, 2018
Reception: Saturday, August 18, 6-8 pm
25 Commercial Street, Wellfleet

above: "Last Light"
oil
8"x10"

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TBA

September 1–14, 2018

Reception: Saturday, September 1, 6-8 pm
25 Commercial Street, Wellfleet