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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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
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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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