The HYArts district nurtures and celebrates the creativity and talent of established and emerging Cape Cod artists.
From painting and photography, to glass, fiber arts, ceramics, jewelry, woodworking and more...you will find a wide variety of media at the artist shanties each week throughout the season.
Artists vary-some rotate weekly, others every two weeks and some each month. Be sure to come by each week to meet all the artists in the Hyannis HyArts Artist Shanty program each season.
Leslie Altman began painting about seven years ago, when a friend suggested she take a class to occupy her after having retired from teaching. She took the class and fell in love with watercolor. Recently she has also begun to work in photography.
Leslie likes to paint landscapes of places she has enjoyed. The paintings here represent both travel abroad and trips closer to home. Leslie tries to capture the feelings the landscapes evoke through color and light.
Leslie continues to study watercolor painting, both at the Cape Cod Art Association and at the Cape Cod Museum of Art.
Leslie is sharing a shanty with Ellen Moran the week of July 27-August 2, 2015. Leslie will have a second week at the shanties the week of September 7th-13th, 2015.
I am a folk artist whose paintings celebrate life's special moments using acrylics. I have many originals and prints of Cape Cod themed folk art featuring animals and mermaids. My painting will make the viewer smile or remind them of a pleasant memory. I live on CapeCod with my husband, John and elegant greyhound, Bella.
Joan is at the shanties the week of August 10-16, 2015.
Although Kristi has many talents, her main focus is her black and white photography. It is a new process....she uses organic materials exposed with electricity on photo sensitive paper and developed normally in a traditional darkroom. She is the only artist producing artwork with this process right now.
Kristi and her work can be seen during the week of June 29- July 5, 2015
Kevin, a native Cape Codder, received a BA in Visual Arts from Fordham University in NYC. In college, Kevin enjoyed shooting New York City scenes in black and white film. However, he now focuses on Cape Cod landscapes and seascapes that explore different colors, patterns, and textures. Kevin likes to use the peaceful, calm and serene Cape Cod surroundings as his canvas. His current work consists of original color digital prints that are mounted, matted and packaged ready to frame.
Visit Kevin during the weeks of July 6-19, 2015.
Alexandria (Sandy) Boudreau
Sandy is a native Cape Cod Marine Artist using watercolors, acrylics and oils.
Art Teacher in Dennis- Yarmouth Schools for over 30 years.
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 13th-19th, 2015.
Elisabethan Cards and Designs
It has been a dream of Elizabeth to have a card business of her own, so that she could share her sentiments and visual expressions with others. “My business is the height of my lifelong creative and artistic expressions. It is very gratifying for me. I hope it will inspire others in their journey of working toward their own creative goals.”
Elizabeth is sharing the green shanty with Erin Bressler the weekend of June 5-7, 2015.
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 is sharing a shanty with Elisabeth Bowman the weekend of June 5-7, 2015.
Brewster Tackle Co.
Susan Hancock and Shelly Thomas are local artists from Brewster, Massachusetts. They handcraft sterling silver bracelets and other crafts and items using fishing lures.
Follow them on Facebook at Brewster Tackle Co.
You can find Brewster Tackle Co. at the shanties the weeks of August 17-23, 2015 and August 24-30, 2015.
Kris works in various mediums primarily under his Copyrighted design. His work includes wall art, crabs made of sand, tiny pebbles and fabrics, small pieces of painted crab furniture, painted crab on rocks as well as logo on bags, coffee cups and t-shirts with catchy crab phrases. He has been doing decorative painting on walls, floors and furniture for about 18 years.
Catch Kris the weekend of 5/15-5/17, May 29-31st and from June 19-June 28, 2015.
Cape Cod CAN!
Cape Cod Collaborative Arts Network (CapeCodCAN! ) is an organization devoted to providing opportunities for people with disabilities on Cape Cod to be actively involved in the literary, visual and performing arts.
The Art is For Everyone, which began in the fall of 2013, has included over 100 participants meeting in 10 different locations throughout the Cape, working under the direction of local Cape Artists. The works developed in the fall session were exhibited and sold at the Atria Woodbriar Center in Falmouth in November. The response was terrific. Since that time new works including paintings, mobiles, sculptures, and jewelry have been created under our on-going program and will be available for sale at the Hyannis Art Shanties.
Participating student artists will be visiting throughout the weekend. Stop for a chance to meet and greet some of these talented individuals
Artists with the Cape Cod Can! program will at the shanties the weekend of June 5th-7th, 2015.
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 www.robertlcarterart.com.
Robert is at the shanties the weekend of June 5-7, 2015.
"I am a Cape Native and retired librarian. Although not formally a trained artist, I have, over the years, taken advantage of art classes at the Falmouth Artist Guild, Cape Cod Conservatory and the Eliot School in Jamaica Plains. I paint in watercolor, acrylics and oils as well as collage and other mixed media."
"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 June 29-July 5, 2015.
"My belief : Nature provides inspiration you have to just keep your eyes open."
As an artist, I especially value the experience of embodying perspective and emotion in a tactile, multidimensional object. I have always been able to see ordinary things in an extraordinary way.
I live for art and anything creative is my food for sustenance. All my pieces are original, unique and nature inspired. Apart from the outstanding handmade unique glass pieces, I paint, photograph, work with copper, make lacework by tatting and make creative innovative designs for home and office.
Mitali is sharing a shanty with Eileen Lipkind the week of July 6-12, 2015.
Chris has owned his photography business on Cape Cod since 2003. Two of his specialties are nightscapes and landscapes. The darker night skies of the Cape enable him to produce images of familiar locations under the glow of starlight and moonlight. His work is printed on both metallic and traditional photographic papers. Chris' award winning images have been published by National Geographic, NASA, Canon USA, Caltech, MIT and The New Yorker magazine to more local publications including Cape Cod Magazine, The Cape Cod Times and Cape Cod View. His nightscape work has also been selected by the Cape Cod Museum of Art for show as well as LIFE magazine's 'Alfred Eisenstaedt Awards for Magazine Photography'. Chris currently lives in Harwich with his wife and two children.
Visit Chris at the shanties the week of July 20th-26th, 2015.
"This is such a great opportunity to raise awareness about libraries in general, because so many people come into our shanty to chat with us about books, crafts and ebooks/ereaders." We also will have a petting zoo!
"When I got my library card, that is when my life began." Rita Mae Brown
Cotuit Library will be at the shanties during the weekends of June 12-14th and the 19-21, 2015.
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 also creates many conceptual art pieces that tell a story. These works engage and inspire viewers to consider alternate positive moments in their own existence and spirituality. "My shanty is often about creating a floor to ceiling experience allowing visitors to walk away with an uplifted sense of wonder in their own lives".
Tessa will be at the shanties the weeks of July 27- August 9, 2015.
Marilyn DeMartino is from Albany NY and has spent most of her life coming to Cape Cod each summer. Marilyn creates one of a kind leather bound books using remnant leather pieces, archival paper and re-purposed antique or vintage hardware as decorative closures. The books are organic and unique, rugged and well-made and feature flexible old-world book binding. Look for Marilyn on Facebook .
Marilyn will be sharing a shanty with Marie Palcic the week of September 14-20, 2015.
I grew up spending summers in Wellfleet, Cape Cod. It is now home for most of the year. Walking the beaches of Cape Cod, collecting stone, has been a form of meditation for me. Nature has been my inspiration. I started making jewelry with the stones nine years ago, and have since added sea glass and shells to my collection. It is my way of keeping the beauty with me. Find information on her website as well as at etsy.com/shop/capestonejewelry
Donna is at the shanties the week of September 7-13, 2015.
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 weeks of June 22-28, 2015; July 20-26, 2015; August 31-September 6, 2015.
Mischa's work features collages made of handmade paper and paint as well as hand painted contemporary and vintage glassware.
Mischa will be at the shanties the week of 8/10-8/16, 2015.
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 August 10-23, 2015. She is sharing the shanty with Jean Esperson-Goldin.
Christine is staying on the following week, August 24th-30th, 2015 and is sharing with Robin Pierson.
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 August 10-23, 2015 . She is sharing the shanty with Christine Esperson.
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 is in the shanties May 22-25,2015 and the week of July-20-26, 2015.
Gallery Artrio is an artist-owned and managed fine art gallery on the HyArts Campus in downtown Hyannis. Susan Carey, Kathy Edmonston and Colleen Vandeventer opened the gallery in 2013. They represent award-winning local artists and emerging artists of note who work in oil, pastel and watercolor. In addition, they carry blown glass from local glass artists and handwrought jewelry. The Gallery will have original paintings, and reproductions of their artists work on prints, tiles, cutting boards and notecards at the shanty. All three artists will be working at the shanties.
You can find us on Facebook.
Gallery Artrio artists will be at the shanties the week of August 17-23, 2015.
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.
Many other pieces reflect the joy she takes in family life. The characters she draws represent family in the broadest sense—they are big and little people together, parents and children hugging, sharing, protecting each other. Sometimes the little ones are straining away from the big ones, wanting to head out in the opposite direction. Sometimes the big ones aren’t quite paying as much attention as they should. But always, there should be a warm connection somewhere.
Laurie’s pottery has been exhibited at the Cape Cod Museum of Art in Dennis and the Cotuit Center for the Arts in Cotuit, Ma. Her work is currently for sale thoughout the year in the gift shop of the Cape Cod Museum of Art and available on line at her etsy shop, Mudlark Pottery.
Laurie is at the shanties the week of June 22-28, 2015 and August 3-9, 2015.
Meghan, whose passions lie in photography, has a Master's Degree in Art Therapy. Her unique combination of skills has allowed her to take fun and engaging photos from around the Cape. Her collection of work is made up of framed and/or matted photos of beautiful Cape Cod.
Visit Meghan during the week-end of June 12-14, 2015 and during the week of June 19-28, 2015.
Ann Hanson’s jewelry is handmade using mixed metals, a variety of gemstones and many different techniques learned over the years. She has lived on Cape Cod and worked at her craft full-time since 1994.
Ann studied Jewelry/Metalsmithing at The School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, and at the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth. You can find her jewelry seasonally at The Woods Hole Handworks Cooperative Gallery, in Woods Hole and at the summer fair held by members of The Society of Cape Cod Craftsmen, on August 11, 12 & 13, 2015 at Drummer Boy Park, in Brewster.
Ann Hanson is sharing a shanty with Pat Kelly the week of July 20-July 26, 2015.
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.
Once I moved to the Cape after vacationing here for many years, I took my first class in photography. Since that time, I walk the beautiful Cape Cod beaches to capture that sense of peace that I experience. I continue to educate myself with online classes, networking with other photographers, and just shooting whenever possible. I favor shooting in natural light and print, mat and frame my own work.
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 August 17-30, 2015.
Gretchen is a graduate of Rhode island School of Design (RISD) majoring in Apparel Design, and holds a Degree in Art Education.
Gretchen taught Art in Massachusetts Public Schools for 30 years, including Holyoke, Chicopee and East Longmeadow and also in Washington DC. She was Chairman of the East Longmeadow Art department for 25 years. Additionally she was Adjunct Professor at both Springfield College and Westfield State College.
Gretchen currently resides in Osterville and is a juried member of the Cape Cod Art Association, the Yarmouth Art Guild and the Cultural Center of Cape Cod. She has had exhibits in Western Massachusetts, New Hampshire and the Guyer Barn in Hyannis. Gretchen will say she never stops learning and continues to challenge herself in watercolor. She teaches art for children at her studio "Above and Beyond" in Osterville during the summer.
You can see Gretchen the weeks of June 29-July 5, 2015 and September 14-20, 2015.
There is something comforting about Hyannis based potter Pat Kelly. You first notice it in her southern Pennsylvania accent. As she invites you into her home to talk about work and art, you feel relaxed, as with a neighbor.
As you watch her work and see the finished product of her labors, it becomes clear that Pat is a devoted artist. Her ceramic work shows the care, precision of technique and quality of emotion that is missing in many other potters wares.
Ten years after graduation from high school she enrolled in college. Then she passionately pursued an undergraduate degree in fine arts from Seton Hill College, Pa.Then followed a Masters in fine arts from Indiana University. She studied painting, drawing and sculpture extensively in Lucca, Italy while a graduate student.
Today 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.
Aside from being a full time artist, Pat is on the board of the Barnstable Cultural Council, Vice-president of the Cape Cod Artisans' Guild, and a member of the Society of Cape Cod Craftsmen.
For the past twenty years Pat has exhibited her work throughout New England, Connecticut, New York, and Pennsylvania. She also has works in collections overseas.
"I intend to continue working in clay for at least another twenty years. I have only just begun to make a statement."
Pat will be at the shanties the week of July 20th-26th, 2015.
Kyle creates whimsical jewelry from heart-shaped stones found on the beaches of Cape Cod and New England. She uses the stones as she finds them, keeping the design simple so the natural beauty of the stones shines through. Her business started 6 years ago with just a simple necklace, and has expanded to include jewelry as well as garden stones, paperweights and ornaments. Custom orders are welcome. Her mermaids and fish art are customer favorites.
Kyle is the featured artist-in-residence at the shanties June 22-September 27, 2015.
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 weekend of June 5th-7th, and the weeks of July 6-19, 2015 and August 10-23, 2015 and September 14-27, 2015.
Sawyer Lily is a twenty year old artisit living on Cape Cod for the year as an AmeriCorps member soon to return to college to finish her bachelors degree in environmental policy.
Her passions are nature and art. The landscape scenes she paints in oil on canvas are all reflections of the places she has traveled to this year. These travels have centered upon using volunteer service to conserve the environemental resources that make Cape Cod so special. She's found that building and restoring hiking trails, chainsawing fallen trees, and removing invasive species from habitat is not so different from painting. To her, both involve seeing the world in an idealistic way, and doing what she can to make that idea a reality.
Sawyer has been painting since she could hold a brush, and wants to see how far her love for creating will take her. She is looking forward to her experience with HyArts this summer.
You can meet Sawyer at the shanties during the weekend of May 29th through 31st, 2015.
"As a glass artist, I create unique, one of a kind fused glass creations and lampwork jewelry designs. My lampwork beads are created by melting colorfull glass rods with a torch. My fun and funky fused glass dishes, bowls and fun gifts are designed and created with colorful glass, paints and glass chip. Some of my jewelry is created with silk threads or using a Japanese braiding technique called Kumihimo. I create each piece as if I were creating it for my best friend. I am dedicated to bringing you the highest quality jewelry and fused glass gifts." "My belief: Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and i am inspired by the beauty of Cape Cod.".
A donation is made to Dana Farber Cancer Research Center to help find a cure for cancer from every piece of jewelry and fused glass sold..
Eileen is sharing a shanty with Mitali Chakroborty the week of July 6-12, 2015.
Local Color Jewelry
Local Color Jewelry is a collaboration of the finest collections designed by Hanne Bernstein and Jennifer Yogel.
Hanne Bernstein, a Danish native, has experimented with a variety of art forms throughout her life. After moving to Boston she took her first metalsmithing class and found her creative niche in jewelry making.
She incorporates her previous experience with fiber art to create her unique jewelry pieces. Working with crochet and hand weaving using gold and silver wire her contemporary style is reminiscent of Scandinavian design.
Inspired by nature and geometrical shapes Hanne's pieces are timeless and effortlessly elegant.
Jennifer Yogel draws on her graphic design background to create simple and elegant jewelry. Her textural designs blend the techniques of weaving and wrapping gold and sterling silver wire. Inspired by color she is captivated by the endless combinations of gold and silver with precious and semi-precious gemstones and pearls.
Jennifer graduated with a BFA in Visual Design from Southeastern Massachusetts University, and continued her education in silversmithing at the DeCordova Museum School in Lincoln, MA.
Local Color Jewelry will be at the shanties the week of July 27-August 2, 2015.
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, and gallery wrapped canvas. Most recently she has created a collection of her art work that is framed in recycled painted or stained wooden window frames. Her work has also been published in the Cape Cod Magazine.
Linda is at the shanties May 22nd-May 25th, June 5th-7th and the week of August 10-16, 2015.
Jacquie McEvoy and her Cape Cod Natural Soap Works creations will be on display at the shanties several weekends and weeks including:
5/15-5/17, 5/29-5/21 and 6/5-6/7; the week of 6/22-6/28, 7/13-7/19 and 8/31-9/6 and 9/7-9/13.
Elizabeth Moisan, a native New Yorker, has worked professionally as an artist since graduating from Parsons School of Design in 1970. In addition to a forty-plus year career as a designer in the home-furnishings industry, she has done illustration, set design, and taken on watercolor and portrait commissions. She is an Arts and Letters member of the Cape Cod Branch of the National League of American Pen Women; the founding host of A Book in the Hand and Shelf Space, two literary programs; the facilitator of a writing group; and founder and member of Just Plain Folk, a folk music group that performs locally. She currently works as an illustrator and book designer.
Elizabeth is the author of Master of the Sweet Trade: A Story of the Pirate Samuel Bellamy, Mariah Hallett, and the Whydah, her debut novel. A 13th generation Mayflower descendant, she lives on Cape Cod, a short distance from the setting of her book.
We have been selling books for almost 6 years and enjoy engaging in lively banter.
Elizabeth will be sharing a shanty with Susan Santangelo the week of August 31-September 6, 2015.
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 lives in West Barnstable with her husband Rick, a talented furniture maker, her son, Adam, and her black lab, Shadow.
You can see her work on Facebook under watercolors and prints by Ellen Moran
Ellen is sharing a shanty with Leslie Altman the week of July 27, 2015-August 2, 2015.
Marie Grady Palcic
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. Find Marie on Facebook and check out her blog.
Marie will be at the shanties the weekend of May 15th-17th and sharing a shanty with Marilyn DeMartino the week of September 14-20, 2015.
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 June 12-14 and June 19-21, 2015.
I try to educate, those interested, about the history of spinning, the many sources of fiber and it's versatality in creating practical items as well as works of art.
Kathleen's grandmother taught her to knit when she was eight and it had always been a favorite hobby. As an adult she became intrigued with the idea of creating an article of clothing from scratch - from fiber in its raw form to finished piece. Several years ago her husband Steve surprised her with a gift of an antique spinning wheel. Not knowing how to spin or whether the wheel even worked, she sought help and advice from the Cape Cod Spinners Guild.
She joined the guild, learned to spin and found her passion!
As with most things in life, one road leads to another. As her interest in spinning grew, so did her knowledge of fiber and its many diverse uses. Kathleen began experimenting with needle felting which evolved into making felted soap. Unable to find a suitable soap for felting lead Kathleen to learn about the soap making process and she now makes her own line of handcrafted soaps (including several varieties of beer soap) as well.
Hence was born Woodside Woolies, a fiber arts business located in West Barnstable where Kathleen resides with her husband, children and their fiber producing Angora (mohair) goats and Angora rabbits. Their coats, sheared twice a year, are used to make much of the yarns she spins.
In addition to handspun, hand dyed yarns, Kathleen continues to create knitted items including unique knitted and crocheted jewelry, felted soaps and needle felted creations/animals including custom orders of beloved pets.
Kathleen will be at the shanties the week of August 3-August 9th, 2015.
Tara is a Cape Cod native who feels blessed to live amongst so much beauty. "I admire all artists because of the dedication and committment that goes into their work."
Tara creates custom painted 100% cotton canvas pillows, bags and wine bags.
Check out Tara on Facebook at facebook.com/designsbytararing
You can meet Tara during the weekends of May 15-17, May 22-25, and May 29-31st and June 12th-14th and the week of Septebnmer 21st through September 27th, 2015.
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."
• Sarong/wrap - 100% lightweight cotton hand dyed. Cool, colorful perfect for any occasion with many styling options.
• Infinity loop scarf - 100% crinkle cotton hand dyed, adds flair and style. Can be worn full length, multiple loops or over the shoulders.
• Headscarf/ belt - 100% cotton. Complements and highlights summer hairstyles and doubles as a belt or sash. It’s great for your sun hat or just to jazz up your tote.
Beverly will be at the shanties May 22-25, 2015 and also the weeks of June 29-July 5, July 20-26 and September 14-20, 2015.
Beverly is sharing a shanty with Kim Rumberger the weeks of July 6- July 19, 2015
Donna Robinson is an award winning artist who makes her home on Cape Cod since 2006.....her
inspiration comes from the beauty and light here on the Cape.
Taking a painting workshop in Provence became the catalyst that sparked
her latest artistic endeavors.
Being here full time has allowed Donna to become active in many art
organizations including the Cape Cod Art Association, the Creative Arts Center, the Cultural Center of Cape Cod and the Yarmouth Art Guild.
She has also become a juried member of the AIS and the OPA.
Most of the representational impressionistic art is in oil, which is her preference for the Plein Air work she loves.
Since she has been able to travel extensively, some of her work depicts those travels.
Prior to settling here Donna was a teacher, corporate executive, entrepreneur and interior designer..
She is also and avid gardener. but her favorite job is "Grammy"
During her time at the shanties you will find her painting where she welcomes visitor. Meet Donna the weekends of 6/5-6/7, 6/12-6/14, 6/19-6/21 and the week of 7/6-7/12, 2015.
Dawn Rosell Designs jewelry is all hand formed and hammered by the artist, so
that each and every piece is unique and one of a kind. "I work with new
stones, found shells and beach stones, recycled materials as well
as some artisan glass. I have recently added a new line called Style
without Sacrifice, these pieces are all made with recycled metals or
components. Come visit me and see pieces created right before your eyes and
feel free to ask about custom work."
Visit her website and see her blog and find out more
about her and her mission through her art.
Dawn currently teaches classes at The Cape Cod Art Bar in Mashpee and in through the Nauset adult education program.
Facebook under Dawn Rosell Designs Jewelry and Artwork on Facebook.
Dawn is at the shanties May 15th-17th, May 29-31 and June 19-28, 2015.
Jill’s “Word and Images” reflect an inquisitive mind, a playful spirit, a love of language, and a deep appreciation for Cape Cod and the natural world at large.
Much of her work is photography based, though sometimes the photograph is merely a way to capture some other artistic expression, and sometimes it’s just the beginning of a digital or mixed media piece - always with philosophical underpinnings. A sociologist with a camera and a small but growing box of art supplies, Jill repeatedly acknowledges and reminds us that position and perspective change everything, and that life is both wildly complex, and beautifully simple.
Under the business name JustJillToday, Jill has already created several image lines ( WhaleMaid, KaleyedCapes and Seaweed Washahores), and this summer introduces us to “Jane and Friends” – whimsical, simple sketches and watercolors paired with original commentary on everyday life.
Jill’s work appeals to the young and the old, to the silly and the serious, and is available in formats to fit every budget.
Jill will be at the shanties the week of June 29-July 5, 2015.
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 6/12-6/14 and 6/19-6/21 and the week of 9/7-9/13 2015.
Kim is a local jewelry artist and precious metal clay jewelry instructor at the Cape Cod Museum of Art in Dennis, as well as a member of the Cape Cod Bead Society and Cape Cod Makers.
She creates one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces from a wide variety of materials, such as silver, 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 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 demonstating beading techniques and precious metal clay production while on site.
Kim is sharing the Cotuit shanty with Beverley Roberts during the weeks of July 6-19, 2015 and will be in the West Barnstable shanty (dark blue) the week of September 14th-20th, 2015.
Cape Cod resident Susan Santangelo is the author of the best-selling Baby Boomer mysteries, a series of humorous cozy mysteries which follows the adventures of a typical boomer couple as they navigate their way along life’s rocky highway toward their twilight years. The titles include Retirement Can Be Murder (2009), Moving Can Be Murder (2011), Marriage Can Be Murder (2012), Class Reunions Can Be Murder (2013), and the latest book, Funerals Can Be Murder.
An early member of the Baby Boomer generation, Susan Santangelo has been a feature writer, drama critic and editor for daily and weekly newspapers in the New York metropolitan area, including a stint at Cosmopolitan magazine. A seasoned public relations and marketing professional, she has designed and managed not-for-profit events and programs for over 25 years, and was principal of her own public relations firm, Events Unlimited, in Princeton NJ for ten years. She also served as Director of Special Events and Volunteers for Carnegie Hall during the Hall's 1990-1991 Centennial season.
Susan is a member of Sisters in Crime and the Cape Cod Writers Center, and also reviews mysteries for Suspense magazine. She shares her life with her husband Joe and one very spoiled English cocker spaniel, Boomer, who also serves as the model for the books’ covers.
A portion of the sales from the Baby Boomer Mysteries is donated to the Breast Cancer Survival Center, a non-profit organization based in Connecticut which Susan founded in 1999 after being diagnosed with cancer herself.
Susan will be at the shanties the week of August 31-September 6, 2015.
Roberta Schneiderman, a 12-year resident of Cape Cod, is a retired special educator who worked primarily with learning disabled high school students.
She co-wrote her first book, HOMEWORK IMPROVEMENT: A PARENT'S GUIDE TO DEVELOPING SUCCESSFUL STUDY HABITS IN CHILDREN BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE which was published by Harper Collins and is in its second printing.
Roberta will be selling and signing copies of her newest book, CAPE COD - MURDER AT A GATED COMMUNITY. It is set in a fictitious community and explores a murder victim with a hidden past. She is currently working on a sequel which is set in the same fictitious community.
Roberta enjoys living on Cape Cod, painting, walking, playing tennis, kayaking, wintering in Siesta Key, FL, and traveling in the US and Europe.
Roberta will be at the shanties May 22-25, 2015
Wayne is a woodturner who uses local and exotic woods to make bowls, urns, lidded boxes, salt and pepper mills, lamps and other wood items.
" I have worked juried Arts and Crafts shows for over 20 years. I studied furniture design at the University of New Hampshire."
Wayne and his work can be seen during the week of July 13-19, 2015.
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 weeks of June 29-July 5, 2015 and August 17-30, 2015 and September 21-27, 2015.
Katherine's love for baskets has covered the last two decades. She creates handwoven baskets, handcrafted shades for lamps and woven bracelets using cane and reed. Come meet Katherine and observe her craft and ask her about the art of basket weaving, while exploring the many possibilities of this craft.
Katherine will be at the shanties the week of July 20th -26, 2015.
Leslie is passionate about glass and silver. The natural beauty of the Cape is her inspiration for the creations that come out of her studio. She was trained at the Boston Museum School of Fine Arts. Leslie teaches at her studio in Cotuit, local schools and sells her work at various galleries on Cape Cod. Visitors may find her at the Skyfield bed and breakfast when she is not at the shanties! All may visit the studio and miniature horse farm by appointment.
Leslie will be in the white shanty the week of August 3-9, 2015.
Studio Brush Gallery
The Studio Brush Gallery features the works of four artists, Cris Reverdy, Tony Donovan, Kathi Taylor and John Whitmarsh.
Visitors to the Hyannis artist shanty will find unique, one of a kind photography, oil and acrylic paintings and a new item, Beach Circles.
The Studio Brush Gallery is located at 17 Jan Sebastian Drive, Unit #13 in Sandwich, Massachusetts and is not your average studio/art gallery. The relaxed atmosphere at Studio Brush has much to offer from original artwork, giclee prints, custom and commissioned work, and a variety of design services. Artists are busy at work in the Studio. Visitors are invited to meet the artists and browse the work. Callfor opening hours. (774) 836 -5514
The artists of Studio Brush will be at the shanties during the weeks of July 27-August 9, 2015.
Joyce Sullivan, a/k/a brownigirl, is a native of Massachusetts and has been handcrafting one of a kind creations since 2005. She is a talented artisan now living on beautiful Cape Cod. She incorporates her own hand lampwork glass beads and raku featured in many of her jewelry pieces. Joyce is also a painter of primitives. She finds inspiration from the ocean, hiking outdoors, spending time in her gardens on Cape Cod and her travels abroad.
She has been featured in local magazines and websites and can be found during the year at various art festivals, crafting fairs and artisan events. When she is not found in her studio, you can find her kayaking, shellfishing, crabbing and spending time with her family.
Joyce will be in the shanties the weekends of May 15-17, May 22-25, and May 29-31, 2015.
She will also be at the shanties the week of August 24-30, 2015.
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 week of July 27-August 2, 2015.
Muriel creates functional and sculptural ceramic pieces for the table or home enviornment. Porcelain, stoneware and earthenware.
"I enjoy interacting with the public. I have a passion for working with clay and I want to share the richness of this medium with others. I believe handmade objects are vital to our sense of well being."
Muriel is in the shanty the weekend of May 22-25, 2015.
Susannah weaves eco-friendly rugs and other products on her loom, using cotton fabric and repurposed materials such as woolen and cotton clothing, tablecloths and curtains, packaging materials, and bicycle tire inner tubes. Using Saori weaving techniques and inspirations from nature, she creates rugs, yoga mats, cat scratchers, wine bottle cozies, items for mom and baby, and other textiles.
Susannah is a certified yoga teacher, classroom educator and athletic coach. Susannah is also a knitter, spinner, avid cyclist and sailor.
Susannah will be at the shanties the week of August 10-16, 2015.
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 weekend of 6/12-6/14 as well as for the week of 9/7-9/13 and 9/21-9/27, 2015.
Richard is a woodcarver in the tradition of the classical European relief carvers. Influenced by medieval and renaissance carvers, he attempts to bring classical styles into contemporary work. Through the medium of wood he carves unique pieces of art, decorative pieces of home decor and custom creations to fit a particular need. He also combines wood carving with wood turning to create distinctive one of a kind pieces and make extensive use of gold leaf for visual enhancement and accent. Richard brings this approach to his treatment of traditional Cape Cod quarter-boards, name signs, and house number signs. Based on Cape Cod, Richard displays in local shops, and has done commissions for home, business and church environments. He looks forward to meeting new people at the Shanty, to discuss wood carving and its application to contemporary life.
Find Richard on facebook at Richard Wright-Woodcarver.
Richard will be in the green shanty the weeks of August 24-September 16, 2015.
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 7 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.
Visit Harriet the weekend of May 29-31, 2015.