Recent Gifts: Honoring Our Donors
November 28 – January 11, 2015
Reception: December 4, 5:30 - 7 pm
The Cape Cod Museum of Art’s permanent collection is made up of over 2,000 exceptional works of art that relate to the history of artistic activity on Cape Cod and the Islands.
Because we are a relatively “young” museum with a limited endowment, we rely on the generosity of donors to provide us with gifts to expand and improve our collection.
This exhibition was organized to highlight some of the special gifts that have come to us in the last few years, and to honor all of those individuals who have recently entrusted us with important and valuable works of art. Although we cannot exhibit all of the donations over these recent years, we hope that this selection gives our visitors a sense of the generosity of the donors and the diversity of these gifts.
Image: Aiden Lassell Ripley, "Self Portrait"
Ann Guiliani: NATURE...an obsessive quest
November 13, 2014 - January 18, 2015
Reception: November 13, 5:30 - 7 pm
Gallery Talk: November 13, 4 pm
ARTIST’S STATEMENT by Ann Guiliani:
I travel constantly between two places (Cape Cod and Florida).
But wherever I am, there is the Natural Landscape.
I try to “Catch the Moment.”
In Florida, the Palms move in the wind and,( from my window,) there is a wonderous panorama of pine trees bordering a golf course.
On Cape Cod, the pine trees have a different and distinctive “feeling”.
In both environments, there are subtle variations in the effects of sun, water and wind. The Natural Landscape is forever in a state of Change and Transformation that I find awe inspiring.
Through drawing or painting, I have found that there is a deeper truth beneath the surface. It is not about Illustration but more about Discovering Nature on a more personal or poetic level. I believe that there are spiritual and emotional undertones that are Universally connected to Life Experiences.
This connection can be triggered by just the intricate overlaying of trees and branches that move in the wind or other times it is just the sky providing space between branches....the “Nothingness” that seems luminous, vibrant and significant. Through drawing, I obsessively try to find the “right and true” expression in the marks I make. I try to delve more deeply and find “myself.”
“Nature..the obsessive quest” is an attempt to show the many layers of experiencing Nature on a personal level. The quest of finding the importance of something invites exploration and experimentation. When I look back over the years, I have found that no matter how things have changed, they remain the same. So I have included two pieces from an earlier era that illustrate the continuity of thought and perhaps the growth and development of an obsessive engagement with Nature.
Image" "Reaching Out"
Printmakers of Cape Cod - Juried Members Show
Juror: Daniel Embree
November 6, 2014 - January 4, 2015
Reception: November 13, 5:30 - 7 pm
Gallery Talks at 2 pm:
November 20: Barbara Doyle, Jane Lincoln, Joyce Zavorskas
December 11: Liz Perry, Sarah Ringler, Alice Nicholson Galick
The Printmakers of Cape Cod was organized in 1976 by Marcia Howe, a printmaker living in Orleans, to encourage, assist and promote printmaking artists on Cape Cod as well as to provide educational opportunities for new printmakers, collectors and others interested in original prints. PCC sponsors workshops, exhibitions and other member events during the year. Recent workshops have included oil and water-based monotypes, woodcuts, etching, bookmaking and encaustic methods and large format prints. The PCC awards three art scholarships annually to high school seniors on the Cape and the Islands heading for a college art program. In 2013, three $1,000 scholarships were awarded.
Artists included in this exhibition: Jane Fay Baker, Joan W. Caefer, Evan Charney, Polly Cote, Christianne Courcelle, Mary Doering, Barbara Ford Doyle, Lisbeth Firmin, Alice Nicholson Galick, Marcia Goodwin, Ann Guiliani, Mary Ince, Leslie Kramer, Jane Lincoln, Pat McNab, Andrea Moore, Jerre Moriarity, Carol Odell, Rowena Perkins, Liz Perry, Sarah David Ringler, Cecilia Rossey, Robert Scott, Stephanie Walenski, Joyce Zavorskas.
Awards were given to Andrea Moore, Juror's First Choice Award; and Juror's Awards to Sara Ringler, Ann Guiliani, Lisbeth Firmin, Christianne Corcelle
Juror Daniel Embree completed an MFA in studio art from Tufts University and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston. He has also taught at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston and Vermont Studio School. He works in many mediums including printmaking, painting, and performance.
Image: Juror's First Choice Award, Andrea Moore, "Summer Pond"