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Cape Cod art gallery events—August 1 to October 30

Here’s a list of 90 days of Cape & Islands art gallery exhibits, receptions, and more!

Cape Islands art gallery exhibits

August 1

BRIX Nantucket unveils “Palates and Palettes”

Visiting painter Deidre Tao’s new collection of Nantucket paintings, “Palates and Palettes”, will be displayed for the first time at a special wine tasting Saturday, August 1, from 4-6 p.m. at BRIX Nantucket Wine Shop, at 1 Windy Way.  A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Nantucket Conservation Foundation. For more information, call 508-228-9123, or visit BRIXwineshop.com.


August 1

Addison Art Gallery hosts “After Hopper” Reception

Celebrate the opening of Addison Art Gallery’s new exhibit, “After Hopper,” on Saturday, August 1, from 5 to 7 p.m. In the exhibit, the work of several local artists inspired by the late Edward Hopper and the places he painted, will be displayed on a rotating schedule through 2016. The gallery is at 43 South Orleans Road, Orleans. For more information, call 508-255-6200, or visit addisonart.com.


August 1-31

An up-close look at “Flowers and their Pollinators”

The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History on Route 6A in Brewster presents “Flowers and their Pollinators,” a collection of unique images by Cape Cod nature photographer and conservationist, Dr. Hans Rilling, from August 1 to August 31. View the exhibit free with the cost of museum admission; consider buzzing by the exhibit on Saturday, August 22—National Honey Bee Day. For more information, call the museum at 508-896-3867 ext. 133.


August 2

The Post Office Gallery displays what “Doesn’t Belong”

Choose for yourself what “Doesn’t Belong” at this unique—and uniquely titled—exhibit, the fourth installment of the gallery’s themed, juried exhibits, which take a look at the mind of the artist. An opening reception will be held Sunday, August 2, at 2 p.m., at The Post Office Gallery, 38 Shore Road in North Truro. For more information, call 508-487-3111, or visit PostOfficeGallery.com.


August 7 & 8

Sosebee Gallery hosts pastel artist Jeanne Rosier Smith

Celebrate the work of award-winning pastel artist Jeanne Rosier Smith on Nantucket. A reception will be held Friday, August 7, from 6 to 8 p.m., where Rosier Smith will be available to talk to visitors about the latest additions to her collection. The artist’s work captures the nature of the Cape and Islands through watercolor paintings, with a focus on Nantucket beaches and inspirations from her annual trip to France. On Saturday, August 8, Rosier Smith will give a painting demonstration from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. where guests can watch the artist go through her painting process and ask questions; the event is free, but registration is required. Sosebee Gallery is at 8 Washington Street, Nantucket. For more information and to register, call 508-228-0014, or visit sosebeestudio.com.


August 7

Take a glimpse of “Vintage and Contemporary Cape Cod”

In this exhibit at the Cortile Gallery, Cape Cod’s stunning scenery is depicted in works from 30 different artists who have attempted to capture both recognizable and more obscure scenes from across the peninsula. An opening reception will be held Friday, August 7, from 7 to 9 p.m., and the exhibit runs through September 1. The Cortile Gallery is at 230 Commercial Street, Provincetown. For more information, call 508-487-4200, or visit cortilegallery.com.


August 8

Tree’s Place Gallery to showcase “The Art of Patrick Kitson”

Artist Patrick Kitson brings his breathtaking paintings back to Tree’s Place Gallery this August. Come meet Kitson, who hails from Chester County, Pennsylvania, at the opening reception—Saturday, August 8, from 5 to 7 p.m.—and marvel at his remarkably realistic images of the sea. Kitson’s oil paintings will be on display from August 8-21. Tree’s Place Gallery is at 60 Route 6A in Orleans. For more information, call 508-255-1330, or visit treesplace.com.


August 8

Munn Fine Arts hosts Oil Painting Demonstration

Strengthen your painting skills with a lesson from acclaimed oil painter Mike Rooney on Saturday, August 8, from 4 to 6 p.m. An impressionist painter from North Carolina, Rooney has exhibited his work in Virginia, Colorado, New York, and Carolina, and helps aspiring artists imbue their personality and lifestyle into their work. The demonstration is free and open to the public, and participants will have the opportunity to win a free oil painting. Munn Fine Arts is at 84 Route 6A in Orleans. For more information, call 508-247-0444, or visit munnfinearts.com.


August 8

Enjoy the “Summer Salon” at Collins Galleries

Enjoy an opening reception for gallery artists featuring oil, landscape, still life and figure paintings. The Saturday, August 8 event runs from 5 to 7 p.m. and is free and open to the public. This group exhibit is on display from August 8-21. Collins Galleries is at 12 West Road, Orleans. Learn more at collinsgalleries.com.
or call 508-255-1266.


August 8

Celebrating the work of Olivier Suire Verley

The Addison Art Gallery, 43 South Orleans Road, Orleans, exhibits the work of French artist and solar painter, Olivier Suire Verley, who is known for his use of color and masterly craftsmanship. An opening reception is held Saturday, August 8, from 5 to 7 p.m. Learn more at addisonart.com.


August 8, 9

Jozy Fine Art celebrates the work of Lynn Shaler

Throughout the summer, Jozy Fine Art celebrates the work of internationally collected artist, Lynn Shaler, who produces fine limited-edition etchings in Paris. Jozy Fine Art is Shaler’s exclusive representative on Cape Cod and the Islands. On Saturday, August 8, a reception will be held for the artist from 5-7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. On Sunday, August 9, from 2-3 p.m., Shaler will be on hand in the gallery to discuss her life in Paris and the techniques she uses to produce her exquisite work. The gallery is at 57 Route 6A in Orleans. For more information, call 508-348-9726, or visit jozyfineart.com.


August 8-28

Vistas—from Cornwall to the Cape

The Alice Mongeau Gallery & Studio, 12 West Road, Orleans, hosts “En Plein Air: Vistas,” a show featuring outdoor paintings the gallery owner completed of Cornwall, Tuscany, and Cape Cod. An American impressionist, Mongeau works on her nature paintings on site and has been doing so for more than three decades. Visit the exhibit on Saturdays in August, from 4 to 6 p.m., from August 1-29. For more information, call 508-246-7675, or visit alicemongeau.com.


August 14

Cape Cod Chat House Gallery to exhibit “Animal Spirits”

Jaime Elkins, an oil based artist, encapsulates the different moods and personalities of animals ranging from elephants to otters, and even dinosaurs in “Animal Spirits,” which runs from August 12 to September 12. An opening reception for the exhibit will be held Friday, August 14, from 5 to 7 p.m., at the Cape Cod Chat House, 593 Route 6A, Dennis. For more information, call 508-694-7187, or visit capecodchathouse.com.


August 15

Nickerson Art Gallery presents “As We See It”

View photographs and pastel works at this annual art show and reception for Nickerson Art Gallery owners Shareen Davis and Ginny Nickerson. This gallery is both traditional and contemporary, mirroring the partnership of Shareen Davis, a pastel painter, and Ginny Nickerson, a photographer. The exhibit runs from August 15-28, with an opening reception on Saturday, August 15, from 5 to 7 p.m. The gallery is at 618 Main Street, Chatham. For more information, call 508-945-0310, or visit nickersonartgallery.com.


August 15

“Meandering through Coastal New England and Ireland”

Cape Islands art gallery exhibits

Gallery Antonia hosts a solo exhibit for Millis oil painter Sue Gilkey, featuring the artist’s stunning scenes from around New England and Ireland. The exhibit “There & Back Again” runs from August 15 to September 10 and an opening reception will be held Saturday, August 15, from 5 to 7 p.m. Gallery Antonia is at 578 Main Street, Chatham. For more information, call 508-469-4020, or visit galleryantonia.com.


August 15

Cape Cod Museum of Art Auction Gala

Join staff and supporters of the Cape Cod Museum of Art for cocktails, dinner, and more at “Starry, Starry Night Art Auction Gala.” Held Saturday, August 15, from 5:30 to 7 p.m., the event features silent and live auctions including original paintings, sculptures, and glass works from acclaimed regional artists. The museum is at 60 Hope Lane in Dennis. For more information, call 508-385-4477, or visit ccmoa.org.


August 15

See the work of Brooks, Witbeck at The Cove Gallery

The Cove Gallery, 15 Commercial Street, Wellfleet, exhibits the work of David Witbeck and Rob Brooks this month, with an opening reception held Saturday, August 15, from 6 to 8 P.M. Brooks, who trained at the Art Institute of Boston, uses chromatic values and contrasting shadows to depict both rural and urban scenes. A watercolor painter from Providence, Witbeck specializes in well-designed and enjoyable representations of the sea. For more information, call (508) 349-2530, or visit covegallery.com.


August 18

Arts Foundation to host annual benefit auction

The Arts Foundation of Cape Cod hosts a benefit auction and reception at the Orleans Waterfront Inn & Restaurant to celebrate the 26th Annual Cape Cod Five Pops in the Park Concert. Held Tuesday, August 18, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., the event features a silent and live auction and all proceeds will benefit the Arts Foundation. The Orleans Inn is at 3 Old Country Road, Orleans. For more information, call 508-362-0066, or visit popsinthepark.org.

August 18, 22

View images of Barnstable—Then and Now

Cape Islands art gallery exhibits

An exhibit titled “Barnstable Then and Now” presented jointly by the Cape Cod Art Association and the Barnstable Historical Society will be on display during the Barnstable Village Summer Stroll Tuesday, August 18, from 4 to 6 p.m. The images can also be seen at the association’s headquarters at 3480 Main Street, Barnstable, from August 19 to 25. A reception for the exhibit will be held Saturday, August 22, from 6 to 8 p.m. To create the exhibit, local artists were invited to choose from various historical images of the village and interpret the scenes as they are today in the artists’ chosen medium. For more information, call (508) 362-2909, or visit capecodartassoc.org.


August 21

See the work of Sergio Roffo on Nantucket

Quidley & Company Fine Art will exhibit the work of Sergio Roffo from August 21 to 30, with an opening reception to be held Friday, August 21 from 6 to 8 p.m. Roffo’s traditional paintings of coastal landscapes are known to evoke a sense of calm. The gallery is at 26 Main Street on Nantucket. For more information, call 508-228-4300, or visit quidleyandco.com.


August 21

Rice Polak Gallery to exhibit the work of Robert Sherer

Robert Sherer is a well-known Cape Cod artist who crafts American Pyrographs, pieces of wood that are burned and stained to depict scenes; his work explores both male and female adolescence and sexuality. His exhibition at the Rice Polak Gallery, 430 Commercial Street, Provincetown, runs from August 20 to September 9. An opening reception will be held Friday, August 21 at 7 p.m. For more information, call 508-487-1052, or visit ricepolakgallery.com.


August 28

Steve Lyons Gallery to host “10 Under 30”

Discover new talent at this exhibit featuring the work of 10 emerging artists under the age of 30. Most of the painters are local and have been discovered by other young artists the gallery features. The one-day show is held Friday, August 28, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. The Steve Lyons Gallery is at 463 Main Street, Chatham. For more information, visit stevelyonsgallery.com.


September 4

Nantucket exhibit features the work of Ian Mood

Robert Foster Fine Art, 8 India Street, Nantucket, exhibits the work of Ian Mood from September 4 to 16. A native of England, Mood paints the boundless skies of Nantucket and is known for capturing a sense of vastness in his landscapes, seascapes, and urban paintings. An opening reception is held Friday, September 4, from 6 to 9 p.m. For more information, visit robertfosterfineart.com.


September 5

Photographs from a European sailing adventure

Meet photographers L. Robert Jasper and Lou Clark and hear the men discuss their adventures sailing down some of the most beautiful and storied rivers in Europe in “Fine Art Photography: Sailing the Danube, Main, and Rhine” at Jozy Fine Art, 57 Route 6A, Orleans. An opening reception is held Saturday, September 5, from 5 to 7 p.m. The exhibit runs through mid-September. For more information, call 508-348-9726, or visit jozyfineart.com.


September 5-7

Focus Gallery to showcase the work of Bryant Austin

Focus Gallery in Chatham is currently exhibiting the work of renowned photographer Bryant Austin this month. Austin is known throughout the world for his photographs of whales, and through his images he attempts to raise awareness of the dangers these massive animals are currently facing. A reception will be held Saturday, September 5, from 4 to 8 p.m. Austin will also be signing books in the gallery on September 6 and 7, from 12 to 6 p.m. Focus Gallery is at 595 Main Street, Chatham. For more information, call 508-348-1493, or visit thefocusgalleries.com.


September 19

Music, artwork, a bog walk and more!

Stroll through a beautiful property owned by the Harwich Conservation Trust and watch as members of the Guild of Harwich Artists paint the surroundings. The event—the Wildlands Music & Art Stroll—is held Saturday, September 19, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Bank Street Bog on Bank Street in Harwichport. During the event, local musicians perform a variety of music including jazz, classical, and folk. For more information, call 774-237-0667, or visit harwichconservationtrust.org.


September 19

PAAM’s Annual Consignment Auction

This annual event, held Saturday, September 19 at 7 p.m., features 101 works from deceased Provincetown and Cape Cod artists. The auction is held at the Provincetown Art Association and Museum (PAAM), at 460 Commercial Street, Provincetown, and is open to the public. For more information, call 508-487-1750, or visit paam.org.


October 2

View “Land, Sea & Sky” at Miller White Fine Arts

This exhibit features landscapes and seascapes in different artistic mediums from local, national, and international artists. The exhibit runs October 2 to 30, with an opening reception held Friday, October 2, from 5 to 7 p.m. Miller White Fine Arts is at 708 Route 134 in South Dennis. For more information, call 508-385-6932, or visit millerwhitefinearts.com.


October 9

The Larkin Gallery exhibits the work of Ellen Leggett

A former resident of Provincetown, Ellen Leggett brings her colorful artwork back to town after a long absence. Leggett is known for her townscapes and landscapes painted with warm colors. An opening reception will be held Friday, October 9 at 7 p.m. The Larkin Gallery is at 405 Commercial Street, Provincetown. For more information, call 508-487-6111, or visit larkingallery.com.


October 10

Gallery Artrio unveils “Turn, Turn, Turn”

See the changing colors and scenery of fall reflected in artwork by a few local artists at Gallery Artrio. The exhibit runs from October 2 to 31, with an opening reception held Saturday, October 10 from 5 to 7 p.m. Gallery Artrio is at 50 Pearl Street in Hyannis. For more information, call 508-827-4909, or visit galleryartrio.com.


Through October 11

Gaa Gallery to host several upcoming exhibits

Cape Islands art gallery exhibits

Wellfleet’s Gaa Gallery, 230b Main Street, Wellfleet, hosts several exhibits in the coming weeks. From August 12 to 30, the gallery showcases “Between the Worlds,” the unique work of Martin Manning, an artist who lives and works in Germany. His work ranges from anime-inspired work to paintings of gnomes set in unexpected places. From September 5 to October 11, the gallery showcases the work of Yael Ben-Zion, a New York-based photographer raised in Israel. Many of her photo projects are inspired by her life, including themes such as intermarriage and normalcy. Also, Sophia Hamaan will display her artwork in a show titled “Studies,” from September 5 to October 11. Generated in a photo laboratory, her images are black and white and cover an array of topics, from honey to a boxing ring. For more information, call 508-214-0281, or visit gaa-gallery.com.


Through October 13

Nantucket’s Dane Gallery celebrates 20-year anniversary

See masterpieces from renowned glass artist William Morris and his talented team, at the Dane Gallery, 28 Centre Street, Nantucket. Born in California, Morris has developed his own style of glassblowing. His work, inspired by ancient civilizations around the world, can be deceiving as some of his pieces look like ancient wood or stone but are really blown glass. The exhibit runs through October 13. For more information, call 508-228-7779, or visit danegallery.com.


October 16

Falmouth Artist Guild presents “The Art of Conservation”

From Wednesday, September 30 to Monday, October 26, the Falmouth Artists Guild presents an exhibit celebrating The 300 Committee Land Trust’s 30th anniversary this year. Founded with the goal of purchasing 300 acres in Falmouth to be conserved for public open space to commemorate the town’s tercentennial in 1986, the committee has continued on and in the past three decades has bought, or helped the town of Falmouth buy, some 2,300 acres—all of which is open for public use today. An opening reception will be held Friday, October 16, from 4 to 6 p.m., at the Falmouth Artists Guild, 137 Gifford Street, Falmouth. For more information, call 508-540-1142, or visit falmouthart.org.


October 23

Yarmouth Art Guild to host fall juried art show & reception

The Yarmouth Art Guild hosts its Fall Juried Art Show (2015) & Reception Friday, October 23, from 4 to 7 p.m. The event is held at 307 Old Main Street, South Yarmouth. For more information, call 508-394-4500, or visit yarmouthartguild.org.


Through December

Struna Galleries exhibits “A Family Affair”

Enjoy new paintings, giclee reproductions and original copper plate engravings from Timothy Jon Struna at his daughter Heather’s Struna Galleries in Chatham. Also on display are a new series of Heather’s engravings and historical fiction novels written by her mother, Barbara Eppich Struna. Currently on display, the exhibit runs through December. Struna Galleries is at 458 Main Street in Chatham. For more information, call 508-945-5713, or visit strunagalleries.com.


Year-round

See scrimshaw work on Nantucket

The Scrimshander Gallery, 38 Centre Street, Nantucket, displays antique and contemporary scrimshaw, with scrimshaw work done in-house by artist/owner Michael J. Vienneau. Learn more at
scrimshandergallery.com.




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