The HYArts district nurtures and celebrates the creativity and talent of established and emerging Cape Cod artists.

HyArts Shanty Artists 2017

Below is a complete list of artists participating in the 2017 HyArts Artist Shanties. View their bio below to see when you can find them at the shanties and for contact information.  Or you can View Artists by Shanty Week

Leslie Altman

Website: Leslie Altman Art

Additional Website: Leslie Altman Art on facebook


Leslie began painting at the suggestion of a friend and fell in love with watercolor.  Her work focuses on landscapes of places she has enjoyed, both close to home and further abroad.  She tries to capture the feelings the landscapes evoke through color and light.  She has studied with Robert Mesrop and Vera Champlin.

She has exhibited at the Cape Cod Art Association, the Yarmouth Art Guild, the Cultural Center of Cape Cod and the Creative Arts Center in Chatham, as well as in local galleries.  She has won several first place awards at the Cape Cod Art Association  Her paintings can be found in homes from New York to California.  More recently Leslie has begun working also in photography.

Leslie is in the shanties the week of September 4-10, 2017.

Roberta Anslow



Phone: 978-549-5449

Roberta  Anslow's work in is a homage to the beauty of Cape Cod and the nature that surrounds her above and below the sea.  Photographing the water and beaches of Cape Cod is a study in rejuvenation. Each day, every beach is renewed, refreshed, and reborn.  As a self-taught photographer, she specializes in original, natural light photography and digital art collages. She favors large format photographs and to maintain complete control over the quality of her work, she does all her own canvas and fine art printing in her studio.

Roberta is at the shanties the weeks of September 25-October 1 and October 2-9, 2017.

Rachel Avenia



Phone: 774-269-0540

Rachel Avenia is an award-winning artist whose work has been collected and featured in exhibits nationally as well as in Europe.  She nurtures a lifelong love of Cape Cod and is very happy to call the Cape home. Her work explores light, texture, and color as well as the meditative qualities of where earth, sky, and water meet.

Rachel Avenia studied at the School of Visual Arts and the Art Students League in New York City.  She considers Tonalism and American Impressionism to be her stylistic influences.  Just as influential on her style is her time spent working in rustic shacks and remote villages in the Northeast.


Rachel will be sharing a shanty with Ann DesRoches the week of August 21-27, 2017.

Jennifer Baudanza



Jennifer left a career in the sciences to follow her heart and work with her hands as an artists.
Jennifer's work is hand drawn, cut from linoleum and printed on adult and children's apparel.


Jennifer will be in the shanties the weekends of May 12-14 and June 9-11 and the weeks of July 3-9 and August 14-20, 2017.

John Belfontaine



Belfontaine has been studying and painting his favorite subjects, CIRCUS LIFE” for 32 years. A self-taught photo-realist painter for 35 years, he has won numerous awards throughout New England, including Best of Show and People’s Choice, depicting life with the circus. “The circus inspires me. It has all the elements that challenge me artistically, color, movement and drama,” says Belfontaine.  Belfontaine works in many mediums such as oil, acrylics, watercolor, charcoal, clay and wood. 

John can be seen at the shanties the week of September 18-24, 2017

Kevin Bennett



Phone: 774-487-0261

Kevin is a native Cape Codder; however, he can't admit to living here his entire life.  After high school, Kevin attended Fordham University in NYC where he cultivated his love for photography, majoring in the visual arts.  His current photographic work consists of landscapes, seascapes, and architecture unique to Cape Cod and the Islands, where he explores the elements of line, texture, color and mood in order to create visually intriguing scenes.   

Visit Kevin during the Weekends of May 5-7, June 9-11 and May 12-14  and the week of August 7-13, 2017.

Laura Bergeron


Laura offers a line of jewelry made from antique and victorian era artifacts auch as antique buttons, victorian era cuff links, watch parts.  I also offer a line of collage and statement necklaces and earrings made from antique and vintage collectibles, such as brooches, shoe buckles, rhinestone parts and rescued jewelry parts from long ago.

Laura will be in the shanties the week of July 17-23, 2017.

Martine Bindler-Dosbiens


Martine will be showing her paper boxes, wreaths and cards.

Visit her at the shanty during the week of June 19-25, 2017.

Thomas Bollinger



Featuring Photo encaustic mixed media and photography.

Tom is in the shanties the week of August 28-September 3, 2017.


Alexandria (Sandy) Boudreau



Sandy is a native Cape Cod Marine Artist using watercolors, acrylics and oils.

The Cape is a place that naturally inspires Sandy's art. She truly believes being raised in such a wonderful area made her want to create even more.

She is inspired by the ocean and light that Cape Cod brings to all artists and trys to re-create the colors in and around the ocean in all of her art.
She has many items for sale including original artwork focusing on colorful boats and fish. 

Sandy is at the shanties July 10-16, 2017.

Rick Branscomb

Website: Http://

Rick is a Fine Arts Photographer and while he specializes in landscapes and seascapes, his one love is night photography, both urban and astrophotography.

Rick will be in the shanties the week of August 21-27, 2017.

Erin Bressler



Erin Bressler is a current resident of Cape Cod, Massachusetts.  At the age of 4, Erin was diagnosed with a brain tumor and throughout her recovery, arts and crafts have been her therapy.  Through Erin’s Super Beads, Erin makes unique beaded personal and gift items such as pens, silverware and fanpulls.  She donates a portion of all profits to charities that benefit children with brain tumors and other chronic illnesses. 

Erin will be at the shanties the weekend of June 2-4 and the week of September 18-24, 2017.

Lynne Carreiro



"Collage is a creative activity requiring boundless imagination and the ability to juxtaposition papers in satisfying color combinations. I begin with a piece of foam board, canvas, wood, cardboard or any semi rigid surface. Then I tear or cut the papers, glue to the board and spray with endless coats of acrylic gloss for a hard, bright collage. My collages are meant to be viewed from afar for color and composition, but a closer inspection will reveal myriad inclusions of tiny faces, eyes, animals, flowers, words, stamps and even found objects such as broken mirrors, cloth, sea glass, pressed leaves and lichens.  The life and the beauty of this peninsula inspires my art."

Lynne will be at the shanties the week of July 3-9, 2017.

Robert Carter



Robert Carter is showing both original and reproduction American Impressionist oil paintings of Cape Cod and New England.  Robert is an artist member of the Cape Cod Art Association, the Provincetown Art Association, the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod and is a juried Associate Memeber of Oil Painters of America.  For more information about the artist and additional images of his work, please visit

Robert is at the shanties the week of July 31-August 6, 2017.

Anita Caruso


Author Anita A. Caruso takes young readers to the depths of a tropical land where adventure and excitement of the wild awaits! Brayden’s Magical Jungle is the first in a series of Brayden’s Magical Journey books with the promise of many more adventures to come.

Watch for the second book, Brayden’s Magical Carousel Horse, as Brayden rides on his playroom carousel horse and—with help from his magic glasses—finds himself on a real horse in the center of a three-ring circus!

Anita will be sharing a shanty with Barbara Struna the week of June 12-18, 2017.

Emma Charpentier



"Emma grew up on the Cape, and gained an interest and knowledge of photography while working for the Cape Cod Baseball League. Although she no longer pursues photography as a career, she is fascinated by the relationship between the natural world and man-made landscape. Her photography reflects that, and concentrates mostly on local tree and ocean life."

She will be sharing a shanty with John Flynn the week-ends of May 5-7, June 2-4 and the week of 9/4-10, 2017

Laverne Christopher


Although she had been painting most of her adult life, LaVerne began her art career in earnest in 1989 after years as a businesswoman in Orleans, MA. Since then her art talent and art works have been recognized and commemorated by twenty-one First Place awards plus numerous Best in Show awards in prestigious competitions such as those sponsored by the Pastel Society of America, the Leo Diehl Competitions, and the Copley Society of Boston where she is a Signature Member.

It is not often that one finds an artist so extraordinarily proficient in oil, pastel, watercolor, and acrylic. Her fine color sense, composition, simplicity, and loose style, which she consistently demonstrates in her art, are the very qualities jurors and judges alike clearly appreciate.

Her work will be seen in the shanties the weeks of July 17-23 and August 14-20, 2017

Neil S. Cohen


Neil Cohen of Yarmouthport, MA is retired Master Glazier with 48 yrs . experience and the former owner /founder of A.H.Glass &Mirror of Hyannis, Ma. . A Barnstable High grad.'67,attended Wentworth Institute, Boston, Cape Cod Community College, Imageworks School of Photography, Cambridge, Ma. , Harvard University and many glass trade craft seminars. From many years working with Architects,Designers, and Interior Decorators, developed his artistic phylosophy ," Imagine anything with mirror or glass as an intricate part of it's form or function ". Neil uses his skills to make beautiful mirrors and glass items.

He will be in the shanties the weeks of June 26-July 2, July 24-30 and September 25-October 1, 2017.

Kate (KR) Conway

K.R. Conway is an award-winning Young Adult novelist, seasoned journalist, and graphic designer. She is a professional member of the SCBWI and a faculty member for their conferences in New England. Her UNDERTOW series is a bestselling dark, Urban Fantasy YA set on Cape Cod. For more information (and a taste of her quirky humor) visit

Kate will be sharing the shanty with authors Katie O'Sullivan and Kathryn Knight.

Meet the authors who will be sharing a shanty  the weekend of June 9-11,2017

Melissa Crim


Additional Website:

Colorful one of a kind and limited edition eco friendly hand painted jewelry created with new, vintage, hand painted and upcycled lace and crochet items. Hand made in Cape Cod, Massachusetts.

Melissa will be sharing a shanty with Martine Bindler-Dosbiens the week of June 19-25, 2017.

Tessa D’Agostino


Additional Website: The Spiral Stone of Cape Cod Face Book page


Native to Cape Cod and graduate of the Museum School of Fine Arts Boston and Tufts University, Tessa utilizes many natural Cape Cod materials in creating sculpture, mixed media wall art, jewelry and more.  This allows her the gift of sharing many beautiful pieces of Cape Cod while artistically turning them into functional forms that can be appreciated as visual art or worn as jewelry.  Many visitors enjoy that they are able to literally "take home a piece of Cape Cod". 

Tessa will be at the shanties the week of July 17-23, 2017.

Lori Dawn




Lori is a science researcher by day, and an artist by night.  Having pursued a degree in Biochemistry, she returned to school to take art classes where ceramics captured her interests.  Her main focus is on hand built wall hangings and decorative ornaments.

Lori will be in the shanties the week of June 26 - July 2, 2017

Ann DesRoches



Ann Fishkind-DesRoches, the "Cape Cod Colorful Artist”, received her Associates of Fine Arts Degree from Greenfield Community College, in Greenfield Massachusetts. She continued her studies for two more years at Massachusetts College Of Art in Boston, Massachusetts.

In 1989 she suffered a ruptured brain aneurysm just before she was due to be married. Undaunted, she married and went on to have three children, two of which are on the Autism Spectrum. During this time with so much “extra” time on her hands she only did drawings and paintings for family members, as well as teaching Art History in the area's Public schools for eight years. After her divorce in 2000, she set up a studio in her home and resumed her career. You will find on the following pages an Autism Series of paintings dedicated to her sons. Partial proceeds from the sale of any of this series will be donated to Community Autism Resources.

Ann will be sharing a shanty with Rachel Avenia the weekend of May 19-21, 2017.


Tony Donovan



Phone: 508-272-2045

From the banks of the river Seine in Paris, to the Arizona canyons of Sedona or the beaches and sights of Cape Cod, Tony Donovan loves to paint en plein air.

“Whether I am observing nature in my own back yard, the sandy dunes of Cape Cod or a busy market scene while on vacation, I have an urge to capture the moment that resonates with me and put it to canvas. I am especially excited about scenes which show strong contrast of light and color. Having been influenced by the Impressionists, I interpret these scenes of everyday life in a way which will bring back fond memories for me and, hopefully, the viewer. My paintings are about my experiences and how I want to remember them.”

You can meet Tony and visit him the week of August 28-September 3, 2017.

Lauren Elias


Additional Website: Anchor and Helm on facebook


Lauren and her mother Gail, have created Anchor & Helm, a new company featuring their inspiration from all things natucial.

This mother and daughter team  are driven by their need for creative energy and love of everything beach. Combining those passions they created Anchor & Helm, a line of nautically inspired handbags and goods for the home, made with love on Cape Cod, Massachusetts.

Lauren and Gail pride themselves on delivering a quality product that is completely handmade by them, from start to finish. Some of their favorite times are searching for and finding the perfect fabrics and leather hides with which to create. 

Lauren and Gail will be in the shanties the weeks of June 26-July 2, July 31-August 6 and August 28-September 3, 2017.


Linda Emerson



Linda Emerson can't make up her mind what medium she likes the most. She loves to paint in all of them.   

Linda Emerson started painting at an early age.  Encouraged by her mother, she pursued her passion by attending the Art Institute of Boston and taking classes in watercolor, oil and pastel.  Her artwork has helped her receive many awards over the years and has allowed her to spread her business internationally.  She is living with her husband and daughter on Cape Cod, where she is encouraged to keep painting.  Her work can be seen in a variety of outdoor shows and galleries throughout Cape Cod.  

Visit Linda at the shanties the weekend of July 24-30 and September 4-10, 2017.

Christine Esperson


Christine loves to travel and has been inspired by Mexican, Spanish, Italian, Central and South American pottery and jewelry.  "I like to experiment with different forms when making pottery.  My clay beads are combined with silver, natural stones, wood and handmade glass. I use beads collected on my travels and those that friends have brought me from all over the world."

Christine is at the shanties the weeks of June 26-July 2 and August 21-27, 2017.


Jean Esperson-Golden



Jean's love of sewing began for her at the age of 11.  She enjoys incorporating fine details and meticulous workmanship into her jewelry bags, pillows and "catch-all" bags.  

She creates jewelry as well, using a variety of metals and texturing hammers.  Some of the pieces include wire wrapping, utilizing contrasting wire metals.  

Jean is at the shanty July 10-16 and August 14-20, 2017.



Paula Fedele



Paula's journey as a jewelry maker began in 1996 with glass beads and precious stones but quickly turned to something different, seaglass!

Her designs are created with authentic ocean tumbled seaglass with sterling silver.  She also creates driftwood and sea glass wreaths, wine charm sets, frames and more. 

" The passion I feel towards the creations I make with seaglass and driftwood allow my creative artistic side to shine through.  It's a genuine feeling experiencing the entire process, from traveling and the challenges and enjoyment of collecting seaglass, that it gives me great pleasure to create these items using my imagination and have others appreciate them as well."

Paula will be in the shanties the week of July 31-August 6, 2017.

Carolyn Ferrell


Email: gracefulfireglass@gmailcom

Phone: 917-586-3366

Carolyn's study of jewelry and beads evolved from trunk shows, to stringing beads, to a desire to create the beads themselves. Since 2004, she studied under Stephanie Maddalena, Jennifer Geldard and Cynthia Saari, and  was totally hooked on melting glass. Using a combination of gravity, heat and chemistry, glass can be shaped into household objects, beautiful adornments or monumental sculptures. Using essentially the same techniques developed hundred of years ago, each bead is created by hand in the flame.

Now a full time artist located in the Historic District of Hyannis, Carolyn loves making, talking and teaching about glass. Everyone should be surrounded and adorned by objects of beauty.

Meet Carolyn and see her work in the shanties during the weeks of July 3-9 and September 25-October 1, 2017.

John Flynn


John makes wood bowls, plates and platters from salvaged wood from Cape Cod.  He also makes hand carved wood spoons and treen ware.  "I am interested in the entire process from “forest to finish”. Each species of tree and each piece of wood is unique and has been personally harvested, prepared, and crafted by me. It requires attentiveness and patience to see the entire process to completion. From the initial search to the application of the final coat of finish, each piece is handled with care. Once finished I aim to have a unique and sustainable piece for all to enjoy."

John will be sharing a shanty with Emma Charpenter the weekends of May 5-7, June 2-4 and the week of September 4-10, 2017.

Joyce Frederick


Joyce considers herself a modern impressionist. She paints realistic scenes of Cape Cod on canvas in acrylic and oil.  Joyce moved to Cape Cod where she renovated a 16th century home with studio into her dream space. Joyce paints on location as well as her studio in Centerville. She does commissioned work as well as painting her favorite subjects - her grandchildren, flowers from her garden, animals, and people and places she encounters in her world-wide travels.

Joyce will be seen in the shanties during the week of June 19-25, 2017.

Aimee Frigault



SewFrigault came together in 2013, when friends encouraged me to sell my work online. It started simply by creating bags and accessories that could be used in everyday life. I take pride in choosing quality fabrics and unique materials including; vintage and nautical prints, nautical bowline, cork and knots. All of my work is handmade in Centerville.

Amy will be in the shanties the weekend of June 9-11, 2017.

Laurie Goldman


Additional Website: Mudlark Pottery on facebook


Laurie creates functional and art pottery for everyday use. She likes whimsy and warmth and makes simple pieces that express solid feeling. Her pieces are thrown on the wheel, and many are hand painted or hand carved using a decorative technique called sgraffito. The images she creates are inextricably tied to the rich experience of living on Cape Cod for more than two decades. They express her love of the Bay and the marshes and dunes. They are intimately informed by the years she spent as a whale researcher and science and nature writer.

Laurie is at the shanties the week of July 17-23 and August 7-13, 2017.

Aimee Guthinger


Original Cape Cod sea shell design & home decor. Handmade mirrors, frames, furniture, lamps, window cornices and more.

Aimee can be seen in the shanties the week of August 7-13, 2017

Anne Heffernan


Phone: 508-362-7864

It is easy to see that Anne Heffernan loves watercolor.  And her paintings reflect her life of art.  From her college art beginnings, her Maine formal watercolor foundation, her colorful Florida and New Hampshire's Seacoast exposure, Anne has now expanded to Cape Cod.

Always wanting to challenge herself, she continues her education with classes at The Cape Cod Art Association, The Cultural Center of Cape Cod, workshops in Maine and online courses.  She has a genuine passion for plein air and can be seen painting at many of the Cape's harbors and beaches where she loves to capture the light, color and mood of coastal Cape Cod.

Anne, her husband Kent Kannenberg, and Maizy, their yellow lab puppy live in Barnstable.  She is grandmother of ten children who are the true "light of her life."
Come and view her work Fathers' Day Weekend at the Shanties on the harbor in Hyannis.

Come and view her work in the shanties the week of June 12-18, 2017.  


Beth Higgins


Additional Website: Beth Higgins Fine Art Photography Face Book page


Phone: 774-392-0907

Throughout my lifetime, whenever I needed time alone to think,  I would walk the beach.
Feeling the sand between my toes, the wind blowing through my hair and listening to the natural rythym of the waves seems to make all of my troubles disappear.

I offer giclees of my photographs on paper and gallery wrapped canvas, framed or unframed, small to larger than life. One of my favorite ways to present my work is to frame one of my photographs behind a reclaimed, recycled window.

You will find Beth at the shanties the weeks of June 12-18, July 3-9 and September 4-10, 2017.

Cape Cod CAN!



Cape Cod Collaborative Arts Network (CapeCodCAN!) Provides opportunities to improve the lives of people living with disabilities on Cape Cod. We do this by collaborating with a variety of agencies serving this population.  For last year's shanty we had approximately 14 different gencies and over 100 people involved and had over 200 items for sale at the Shanty. Our spring art program is already underway with classes at various locations throughout the Cape led by local Cape artists and we look forward to exhibiting and selling the resulting work at the Hyannis Art Shanties on June 9th through 11th.

Artists with the Cape Cod Can! program will at the shanties the weekend of June 9-11, 2017.

Gillian Hurrie


Additional Website: Gillian Hurrie Inspired Designs


Gillian Hurrie Inspired Designs, a Cape Cod based company, offers lovingly hand-crafted, health & wellness jewelry meant to make one feel unique, empowered and inspired.
Each piece can offer therapeutic benefits infused by the gemstones’ healing energies. Gillian's designs therefore, are highly influenced by nature and the modern yoga lifestyle.

She incorporates semi-precious gemstones, Swarovski Crystal, freshwater pearls, sterling silver, and chains of various metals.  When possible she finds great vintage jewelry pieces and repurposes them into new designs. 
The result is a fresh, creative take on everyday pieces that you can enjoy for a lifetime.

Gillian will be in the shanties the weeks of August 7-13 and September 11-17, 2017.

Liam Kelly



Artist statement:  

"Growing up locally Liam has found beauty in the multitude of inspiring landscapes offered by the Cape. Taking a minimalist approach he captures a mixture of landscapes and man-made structures in harmony"

Liam will be in the shanties the weekend of May 26-29 and the week of July 17-23, 2017.

Pat Kelly


Kelly hand builds in stoneware and hand casts in porcelin. She shapes unique forms by using common objects found in every day encounters. They take on new meaning through her careful use of design and her studied use of color. Her work is refreshing as it blends her rural innocence and honesty with an intellectual concept of form. Her pieces are both beautiful and functional. They celebrate the "simpler" things while taking artistic notions one step further.

Throught the years Kelly has developed all of her own clay and glaze formulas, hand mixing in the studio. She wants to be sure the pieces are safe for table use and artistically pleasing at the same time.

You can meet Pat and see her work the week of July 24-30, 2017.

Linda Keough



I make MapSacks which are custom bags, purses, totes and wallets made laminated vintage maps which have been sewn into one of a kind, unique creations. Available in all shapes, sizes and places around the globe! Remember your trip with a very special memento from Cape Cod. Pack your bags and travel the world with your own original MapSack.

Linda wil be seen in the shanties the week-ends of May 5-7, May 12-14, June 2-4 and the weeks of July 24-30,  September 11-17, 2017


Kathryn Knight


Kathryn writes contemporary romance spiked with mysterious hauntings as well as YA paranormal romance filled with forbidden love.  Her novels are award-winning #1 Amazon Bestsellers and RomCon Reader Rated picks.  Two of her ghost story romances, Gull Harbor and Haunted Souls, are set on beautiful Cape Cod, where she lives with her husband, their two sons, and a number of rescued pets.  Please visit her at

She will be sharing the shanty with authors Katie O'Sullivan and Kate Conway.

Meet the authors who will be sharing a shanty  the weekend of June 9-11,2017

Kyle Kochiss



Kyle creates whimsical jewelry from heart-shaped stones found on the beaches of Cape Cod. She started her business in 2008 with just a few pieces of heart shaped jewelry.  Over the past 8 years it has grown to include mermaid and fish shell art, ornaments, paperweights, keychains and accessories.  She has a strong commitment to recycling, repurposing and using found objects.  Nature and the beaches of the Cape continue to inspire her.

Kyle is in the shanties the weeks of July 31-August 6 and September 18-24, 2017.

Chris Letsche



Chris has been fascinated by marlinespike art since college. Marlinespike art is the creation and embellishment of items with rope and twine, brought to its height during the age of sail. Chris combines traditional marinespike techniques with modern materials and color to create unique personal, home and boat related items.

Marlinspike art is multicultural just like the tall ship sailors who came from different nations, each one brought their culture to the art form.

You will find Chris at the shanties the week-end of May 5-7 and the weeks June 12-18 of June 19-25 August 14-20, August 28-September 3 and September 25-October 1, 2017.

Linda Marquette



Linda is a Freelance Photographer who spends much of her time photographing the beauty of Marthas Vineyard, Nantucket and Cape Cod. Her work is known for capturing the natural beauty and peacefulness of the landscape.  She explores all types of media for presentation of her photography including wood prints, various types of archival paper such as metallic finish paper, prints on metal and gallery wrapped canvas. Her most recent work has been photographing the night sky and capturing the "milky way" in locations such as Cape Cod, NH and Maine. Her work has also been published in the Cape Cod Magazine..

You can meet Linda and see her work the week of August 14-20, 2017.

Bett McCarthy



It was Bett's grandmother who inspired the joy of creating with her hands. Bett's passion has always been experimenting with color. Today, she expresses her love of color in many ways.  One example is her design of unique scarves and shawls made with the finest luxury yarns and ribbons. Another expression of her love of color is through watercolor painting. Her garden and the incredible vistas of Cape Cod inspire Bett to put these beautiful images on paper as original paintings, prints and greeting cards.

Bett's art work has been displayed at the Cape Cod Art Association and now with the Hyannis Artist Shanty Program.  Scarves are available at the Cape Symphony Guild Shoppe and at juried shows throughout the Cape. 

Bett is in the shanties the weekend of June 2-4 and the week of July 3-9, 2017.

Deborah McCarty


Deborah makes wheel thrown and hand built functional and decorative pottery such as wall hanging fish, plates, mugs and bowls.  Some of her work is hand painted as well.

Deborah will be at the shanties the weekend of June 9-11 and the week of July 10-16, 2017

Gina McCleary


Gina creates surface design including illustration, screen print, embroidery and dye techniques in the form of photography, accessories and wall art.   All products are Cape Cod inspired.

Gina can be see at the shanties with Anne Tochka during the weeks of July 10-16 and August 7-16, 2017

Jacquie McEvoy



Jacquie McEvoy shares her handmade artisan soaps.  She uses local beaches as inspiration to create designs.  Her soaps are made using oils and lye, all natural.

Jacquie will be at the shanties the weekends of May 5-7, May 12-14 and June 2-4 and the weeks of June 19-25, July 3-9, July 31-August 6 and August 21-27, 2017. 


Amanda McHugh


Additional Website: McHugh Creations on facebook


Amanda and her sister-in-laws started dabbling with jewelry making over 10 years ago. She began by creating jewelry for herself and discovered was it not only fun, but also very relaxing and rewarding. Friends and family started taking notice and encouraged her to  try some local craft venues. She signed on for many crafts fairs and after learning so much from doing local fairs and receiving great encouragement and feedback, she opened an Etsy store in 2013, and an in October 2015 an Amazon store on their new Handmade platform.  She takes great pride in the pieces designed and loves sharing them with others whom love and cherish them as well.

Amanda will be in the shanties the weekend of May 26-29 and the weeks of July 3-9 and October 2-10, 2017.

Mary McSweeney


Mary is an Irish born artist who now lives on Cape Cod and paints in oil on canvas of  scenes of Ireland.

She has her own gallery on Route 6A in Barnstable.

Mary will be at the shanties the week-end of May 12-14, 2017.

Elise Miller


Elise creates leather woven jewelry and incorporates semi-precious stones, glass and mixed metals into each piece.

She will be sharing a shanty with Shirley Quiroga the weekend of June 2-4, 2017.

Ellen Moran



Phone: (508) 524-5851

Ellen Moran, has made Cape Cod her home since 1973.  After graduating with a BFA in Art Education from UMass Amherst, she taught art in the Falmouth Public Schools for 32 years and has been selling her creations for an even longer time.
Her personal artistic expression, whether through calligraphy, watercolors or origami cranes has often been inspired by the simple things in life and her love of the natural beauty of the Cape’s landscapes and people.  
Her sayings and scenes warm every Cape lover’s heart.

Ellen will be in a shanty the week of August 28-September 3, 2017.

Jeanmarie O’Clair


Jeanmarie will display her pottery:  stoneware with sgraffito, functional tableware with ocean themes at the shanties during the weeks of

September 4-10 and 11-17, 2017.

Christine O’Dell-Ferguson



O'Dell-FergusonStudios is comprised of a mother and two daughters, Cailyn and Kelly Ferguson. We have been very active in the art community, and have shown locally, nationally and internationally. Weare currently represented by several galleries, and have our work in othernon-traditional venues. We have worked retail, and worked at and helpedmaintain several art galleries. We have also been recognized and published in several books, magazines, and online competitions. 

Chris can be seen at the shanties the weeks of June19-25 and September 11-17

Katie O’Sullivan


Katie, Kathryn, and Kate: award winning Cape Cod authors writing romance, YA and urban fantasy.

Katie O’Sullivan lives on Cape Cod, drinking way too much coffee and inventing new excuses not to dust. Living next to the Atlantic influences everything she writes, from her YA series about mermaids to her bestselling Cape Cod romances for The Wild Rose Press. A recovering English major, she earned her degree at Colgate University and now writes romance and adventure for young adults, and something steamier for the young at heart. For more information visit her website at

Katie will be sharing her shanty with Kathryn Knight and Kate Conway. 

Meet the authors who will be sharing a shanty  the weekend of June 9-11,2017.

Jay Pacunas



Jay's artistic expression began with fabric as her medium in clothing design and quilting.  She transferred her love of color to watercolor painting when she moved to Cape Cod.  Jay captures the beautiful light of the sand, sky and water with a gentle style that is calm and soothing.  She has studied with numerous artists and continues to experiment with capturing the essence of Cape Cod.

 Like most artists, she felt the need to expand into a different medium, hence her works in acrylics  - healthy for her and the environment.  Her acrylic paintings have similar qualities and are evolving as she learns.  Whatever the medium, she loves to paint. 

Jay will be at the shanties the weekends of May 19-21 and May 26-29, 2017.

Greg Palazzo



Phone: 6178945621

A young, up-and-coming artist, Greg Palazzo displays a unique style, using a variety of mediums. From pastels to spray paints to acrylics and many more, Greg channels inspiration from some of the art world's greats, both past and present. With a heavy influence of street art and graffiti, as well as classics, he strives to capture the minds and hearts of all audiences, and believes in the essential importance of all forms of art. Check him out on social platforms @artbypaw!

Greg will be in the shanties the week-ends of May 5-7 and June 2-4, 2017

Marie Grady Palcic


Additional Website: Marie Grady Palcic Photography on facebook


As a lifelong visitor to Cape Cod who now lives in West Yarmouth, Marie is a natural light photographer who finds inspiration in nature and the famous Cape Cod light. 

With her camera, she strives to capture what the eye can miss.   She believes that digital artistry can add even more emotional impact to a final image.  Many of Marie’s images are of ordinary items in natural light that are then purposefully enhanced to add a timeless quality, or painterly  feel.  

Marie will be at the shanties the weekend of June 2-4 and weeks of July 10-16 and September 11-17, 2017.

Sue Patev


Additional Website: Sea Hag Sue on Face Book


Phone: https:/

Sea Hag Sue is returning for another exciting shanty season. Sue will be featuring her original all Cape Cod seashell wreaths and mirrors, some which are suitable for outside display. She loves working with polymer clay which is transformed into interesting mermaid creations, one of a kind faces, and black and white designs. Sue is always experimenting and creating new items daily.

Everything is handmade by the Sea Hag.   Sue is always happy to see her returning visitors and can't wait to meet new ones this season!

Sue is in the shanties the weekend of May 19-21 and weeks of June 19-25 and September 18-24, 2017.

Kathleen Quinn Kortis



Kathleen creates needle felted sculptures using locally sourced sheep's wool as well as mohair and angora (from her own animals).  She spins yarn and makes soap, felted soap and unique fiber jewelry.

You will see Kathleen spinning away in the shanties the week of July 31-August 6, 2017.

Sylvia Quiroga


Sylvia is a new resident of Falmouth. She's creates original,whimsical art and also runs mixed media 'paint parties' in the area.

Check out her website and on facebook.  

Sylvia will be sharing a shanty with Elise Miller the week-end of June 2-4 and then alone the  weeks of July 24-30 and August 21-27, 2017.


Cris Reverdy



Cris's mural and faux painting experience combined with a passion for finding unique, creative and functional solutions to interior design challenges, has led to her recent passion for alternative surfaces. Whether she is imitating exotic marble surfaces or creating a custom look, the design possibilities are endless, limited only by ones imagination. 

Cris is a versatile painter working in acrylics and also resin sculpture and small clay sculpture.

Cris will be in the shanty the week of August 7-13, 2017.

Tara Ring

Website: Designs By Tara Ring


Tara Bassett Ring is an emerging local artist whose growing portfolio of work includes custom hand stencilled  pillows, totes, wine bags, and signs.  Largely self taught, her work reflects the inspiration she finds all over the Cape.  Tara hopes that her artwork might bring inspiration to others and dreams of one day growing her creative business into her own studio space for art and creativity workshops.

Tara works on her art at home in Sandwich which she shares with her husband and three children. She sells her goods at a few area stores, craft shows and online.

You can meet Tara  during the weekend  of May 26-29 and weeks of July 17-23 and August 14-20, 2017.  

Beverly Roberts



Phone: 646-249-6123

Beverley Roberts has been working with fabrics for over 25 years, creating much sought after pieces, which incorporate her flair for design, and her photographer's eye for perspective.
Beverley weaves together her vibrant sense of color and textures with imaginative designs. She prefers to work with natural fibers and pigments.  She garners her inspiration from the beautiful vistas of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, where she makes her home.  "I have a background in fashion and fabric design and have been working with natural fabrics for over 25 years."

Beverly will be at the shanties the weekends of May 12-14 and 19-21 and 26-29 and the weeks of July 10-16 , September 4-10 and 11-17 and 18-24, 2017.


Donna Rockwell


Donna will  be showing her local landscapes and still life oil and pastel paintings (framed originals and prints) as well as handmade tiles and greeting cards from her original art.

She will be sharing a shanty with Kristen Sullivan during the week of August 14-20, 2017.

Dawn Rosell



    Dawn Rosell Designs jewelry is all hand formed and hammered by the artist, so that each and every piece is  truly unique.
    "I work with not only new materials and stone, but also found objects, shells, beach stones, recycled materials as well as some artisan glass. I have a  line made with all recycled metals and/or components called "Style Without Sacrifice" that is not only eco friendly, but also fun and stylish.  My favorite metal to work with is copper because of it's warmth and glow, but I do work in sterling silver and gold as well. Come visit me and see pieces created right before your eyes and feel free to ask about custom work."

Dawn is at the shanties the weekends of August 14-20, 2017. 

Adriana Rossi


Adriana Rossi is a Yarmouth based artist that has been a paper lover since she was a child living in Brazil. She started practicing the art of Origami  twenty years ago and has been selling her work and teaching this Japanese technique to people of all ages during the last fifteen. Recently, she developed a modern jewelry line incorporating cork as well as paper into unique collage pieces. Among her other works are cards, magnetics, still life and more; all featuring her paper creations.

Adriana will be in the shanties the weekends of May 5-7 and May 26-29 and weeks of July 24-30, September 25-October 1 and October 2-9.

Kim Rumberger


Additional Website: Metal and Beads on facebook


Kim creates one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces from a wide variety of materials, such as silver, base metals, crystal, bone, pewter, glass and Greek clay beads, semi-precious stones, leather and hand-poured resin.  Many of the clasps, charms and pendants are made from precious metal clay, which is fired to become 99.99% pure silver and is tarnish resistant. 

Kim's designs are inspired by the natural beauty and surroundings of Cape Cod, and incorporate the patterns and colors of our unique plants, animals, water and sunshine.  Kim will be demonstrating beading techniques and precious metal clay production at her Shanty.


Kim is in the shanties the weekend of June 9-11 and weeks of July 10-16 and September 4-10, 2017.

Linda Saunders


"I am a long time Cape resident residing here since 1968 and love my life here.  My inspiration is anything Cape Cod and Nantucket and all the beauty that surrounds me.  Cape Cod Photo Designs started after I lost my job as a paralegal in 2008.  At that time, I also did quilting as a hobby.  A friend asked if I could help her with a memory quilt and that is how my business started.  I learned more about photography and how to put photos on fabric.  From there I started making sachets with Cape Cod and Nantucket photos, pillows, cards, tiles, and matted photos.  I sell my items at several shops on Cape Cod and Nantucket."

  Linda will be sharing her shanty with Anca Vlasopolos.

Linda can be seen at the shanties the week of July 31-August 6, 2017.

Margo Sherman



Phone: 508-775-7076

Margo began Tapestries Unlimited in 2002, offering individually designed totes, shoulder bags, table runners, placemats, coasters, wine bottle bags, dream pillows, jackets and vests in both a Seaside and Vineyard Collection. Her choice of fabric gives her work a special creative uniqueness. Margo graduated from UMass with a BA degree in Fashion Merchandising.

Margo is at the shanties the week-ends of May 19-21 and 26-29 and the weeks of June 12-18, August 21-27 and September 25-October 1, 2017.

Marcia Simpson

Website: Marcia Simpson


Phone: 508-888-3238

Marcia has lived on Cape Cod since 1985; she has been an art teacher in Sandwich for 30 years. Her passion is teaching, but her creativity shows best through her work with the polymer jewelry, which she designs and sells.
Inspired by Cape Cod beaches, her imitative rocks look real but are light enough to wear. The colors, shapes and textures of her other jewelry are fun and playful, and always, one of a kind.

Marcia is a member of The Society of Cape Cod Craftsmen, and sells her work at The Spotted Cod in Sandwich, The Jewel Box in Sandwich, Whimsy in Harwich, and The Cove Gallery in Wellfleet.

Marcia will be in the shanties the week of August 21-27, 2017.


David Small



Woodcarving, nautical americana.  Local folklore presented in high relief on wood.

Dave and Val Small will be in the shanties the weekends of May 5-7 and 12-14 and the week of August 7-13, 2017.

Leslie Spencer



I offer unique, one of a kind jewelry.  My mediums are Sterling silver and Glass in every form.  Living on the cape for most of my life has inspired me to create unusual artistic objects such as blowing a hollow glass sphere filled with tiny sea shells and a bit of sand from the beaches of the cape.  Someone recently asked me how much time I spent in the studio and I actually thought for a minute and said "all of the time".

A popular bracelet came about when I was commissioned to make something for the Cranberry Festival and I came up with a cranberry bead bracelet with a stunning round magnetic clasp.

Visit Leslie in the shanties the week of August 28-September 3, 2017.

Barbara Struna


Cape Cod author, Barbara Eppich Struna, moved with her family in the late 1980s from Ohio to an old 1880 house in Brewster. A storyteller at heart, Barbara's imagination took flight after she unearthed a mysterious pattern of red bricks under ten inches of soil behind her barn. She conjured up a connection to the Bellamy/Hallett legend, and her first historical novel, The Old Cape House, was born.

Barbara will be sharing a shanty with Anita Caruso the week of June 12-18, 2017.

Elisa Sullivan



Inspired by her love of reading, a fondness of the sea and the world seen by her son, Elisa strives to shape her materials to create jewelry that stands apart.  

Her necklaces, arrings and bracelets often feature special quotes or phrases, hand-stamped to create little works of art with special meanitng to those who wear it.

She incorporates hand crafted methods, sterling silver, copper, gold, one of a kind gemstones and vintage components to create an heirloom wearable every day.

Elisa is in the shanties the weekend of May 19-21 and the week of June 26-July 2, 2017.

Joyce Sullivan



Phone: 508-681-9176

As a Cape Cod artist I have been evolving with the ages.  I still produce jewelry but my main focus is now on painting and creating pieces involving my art.  Primitive art in the style of Cahoon and Grandma Moses and the wonderful vistas available on the Cape have inspired me to produce the pieces I have.  Letterpress is also a large part of my offerings featuring the print blocks from the old Barnstable Patriot presses of the 1800's.

Joyce will be in the shanties the week-end of May 12-14 and the weeks of June 12-18, July 17-23 and August 7-13, 2017.


Kristen Sullivan


Kristen creates nautical themed totes, wristlets and accessories using materials mostly sourced in the USA.

She will be sharing a shanty with Donna Rockwell during the week of August 14-20, 2017.

Mary Taylor



Mary is a natural light photographer specializing in a sense of place.  " Photography is a passion and showing everyday life in the form of photography is a privilage.  I love meeting people and having conversations about Cape Cod."

Mary will be in the shanty the weekend of May 19-21 and week of June 19-25, 2017.

Elena Tobin



Elena is a professional weaver who weaves scarves and shawls with bamboo or chenille fibers.  She also makes table mats and runners with bamboo and cotton.

You can meet Elena and see her work at the shanties the weeks of June 26 - July 2 and September 18-24.

Anne Tochka



As a soft sculpture artist, Anne designs and sews bears, birds and "gogolshoks" or friendly monsters from unique, vintage and upcycled fabrics.  Dogs, cats, birds, hamsters, mice, fish, toads, frogs, iguanas, and turtles were Anne’s housemates growing up, which established an early and strong love of animals.  Many of the designs for her gogolshoks come from memories of these feathered and furred family members.  This appreciation of all animals can also be seen in the likenesses and spirit achieved in Anne’s realistic formal pet portrait paintings.   Though her work is multi-faceted, she draws on her illustration background to tell stories to the viewer through both her paintings and 3D work.  This storytelling aims to evoke anything from an emotional response to a physical sense of place.

Anne will be in the shanties the weeks of July 10-16 and August 7-13, 2017.

Anca Vlasopolos


"For years a summer visitor to the Cape, I am now a year-round resident. I am a writer, and I try to express in clay the joy I feel when I look at nature. My glaze designs are inspired by Japanese art about nature. My pottery, while functional, also reflects my experiments with the medium, primarily porcelain. I call my modest studio Phoenix Pottery because the humble clay beneath our feet does resurrect through our hands’ labor and intense fire into soaring forms."  Anca

Anca will be sharing a shanty with Linda Saunders the week of July 31-August 6, 2017.

John Whitmarsh



Phone: 508-362-3127

New England landscape photographer known for contemporary coastal fine art digital photography. Specializes in pushing the creative envelope toward evocative, stylistic images of Cape Cod. Shunning literal depictions of the natural environment, he creates photographic interpretations of it with emotional density, mystery and mood. Matted and framed photographs from 8x10 (matted) to 18x24 (framed) plus panoramic and gallery-size prints.

John is at the shanties the week of June 26-July 2, 2017.

Betty Wiley


Betty is a photographer who will be displaying her prints (framed or matted) of the beautiful scenery on Cape Cod.  She will also show her canvas prints.

Betty will be in the shanties during the weeks of July 24-30 and September 18-24, 2017.

Kaya A. Worthington



Kaya-Alexandria Worthington, owner and designer of Cape Cod Gypsea is a self taught Silversmith. Preserving beauty and history through jewelry design. Growing up in the Bahamas, Mazatlan, Cape Cod and also living a third of her life aboard an 80ft Schooner in Key West, Florida. Her love of the Ocean and its treasures began with her seafaring relatives generations before. Favorite medium is genuine Sea Glass.  See Kaya's work on facebook at Cape Cod Gypsea.

Kaya will be at the shanties the weeks of June 12-18 and September 11-17, 2017. 



Harriett Zabusky-Zand



Harriet has been a professional artist for more than 35 years.  She was a painter and printmaker for over 30 years and for the last 8 years has been working in clay from her studio in Marstons Mills. 

Her love of color is expressed in her pottery.  “What is important to me in my pottery are fluid forms and colorful glazes.”     

Ms. Zabusky-Zand received a Diploma in Fine Arts from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and a Master of Fine Arts degree from Massachusetts College of Art.  She has exhibited widely in the United States and in England.

In addition to the website listed you can find Harriet's work on-line at:

Visit Harriet the week of August 28-September 3, 2017.