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.
The 2016 participating artists are listed below:
Website: Leslie Altman Art
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 in the shanties the weekend of May 13-15, 2016 and August 15th-21st, 2016.
Roberta Anslow is an award-winning photographer who specializes in original, natural light photography and digital art collages. Roberta offers original stretched canvas prints, framed canvas prints, matted prints, cards, calendars and tiles. Her work reflects her love of and fascination with the waterfront. Bold, vibrant color, larger than life prints on canvas or metal are her trademarks. She is member of the Cape Cod Art Association and her work is sold in stores and galleries throughout the Cape.
Roberta is at the shanties the weeks of September 26th-October 2nd and October 3rd-10th, 2016.
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 weekend of June 10-12th and August 22-28, 2016.
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 has taught art history at the County College of Morris in Randolph, NJ and has presented workshops on digital images for fine artists.
Rachel will be in the shanties the week of July 4th-10th, 2016.
Jane creates short-edition, hand painted woodcuts of local scenes and marine iconogrpahy.
Jane will be in the shanties the week of August 15th-21, 2016.
Kimberly A. Collins
Website: Artful Bead Works on Facebook
Additional Website: Artful Bead Works Website
Kim makes intricately woven jewelry using varoius bead sizes and shapes.
She will be in the shanties the week of July 11th-17th, 2016.
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 week of July 18-24th, 2016.
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 the weekend of May 13th-15th and the week of August 22nd-28th, and September 19th-25th, 2016.
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 11th-17th, 2016.
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 17-19th, 2016.
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 week of July 25th-July 31st, 2016.
Cape Cod CAN!
Cape Cod Can! (Cape Cod Collaborative Arts Network) provides opportunities for people with disabiltiies to actively participate in 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 3rd-5th, 2016..
"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 August 22nd-28th, 2016.
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 week of August 1st-7th, 2016.
"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 in the shanties the week of July 4th-10th, 2016.
Betsy Payne Cook
Additional Website: Betsy Payne Cook Face Book
Betsy is a pastel painter capturing both the daytime and nighttime aspects of village life on Cape Cod. She is an avid plein air painter and feels that her time painting outdoors increases her spontaneity when painting in her studio. In addition to original pastel paintings she has professional quality giclee prints, note cards and calendars. Betsy is a Signature Member of the Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod, a Master Artist of the Cape Cod Art Association and a juried member of the Pastel Society of America. She is an art instructor at Falmouth Arts Center and the Cultural Center of Cape Cape. Betsy recently retired from the Barnstable Public School System; her career included teaching all grade levels in both art education and special education in New York and Massachusetts.
Betsy will be in the shanties the week of July 25th-31st, 2016.
"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 17th-19th, 2016.
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 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 week of July 18th-24th, 2016.
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's work has been in numerous galleries throughout Cape Cod over the years and she is a member of the Sandwich Art Alliance, Falmouth Artists Guild and the Yarmouth Art Guild.
Currently Ann is teaching acrylic painting classes at the Sandwich Senior Center.
Ann has been juried in to the HyArt Shanty program, located in Bismore Park, Ocean Street, Hyannis near the HyLine Ferry dock. She will be displaying and selling her work the weeks of:
Ann will be in the artist shanties the weeks of Aug 29 th- Sept 4th, abd Oct 3rd-Oct 10 th, 2016
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 8th-August 14th, 2016.
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 avorite times are searching for and finding the perfect fabrics and leather hides with which to create. Their goal is to make everyone feel as special and inspired as they are when we develop each product.
Lauren and Gail will be in the shanties the weeks of July 11th-17th and August 29th-September 4th, 2016.
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 June 3rd-5th and the week of July 18th-24, 2016.
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 ofJuly 11th-17th, She is sharing the shanty with Jean Esperson-Goldin.
Christine is sharing a shanty with Robin Pierson the week of July 25th-31st, 2016.
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 11th-17th, 2016 . 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 will be in the shanties the week of July 18th-24th, 2016.
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 week of August 8th-14th and September 5th -11th, 2016.
Amy will be in the shanties the weekend of 6/17-6/19 and the week of August 22nd-28th, 2016.
Jennifer is passionate about her work and creates wooden cutting boards, serving trays and hand-poured 100% soy wax essential oil candles.
Jennifer Gibbs founded Liquid Harbor™ in August 2012 (in my parent's basement) and is based in Chatham, MA.
Each of her cutting boards are unique and feature semi-exotic woods from around the world.
The boards are entirely handmade and all the products used to make the boards are purchased in the United States.
Jenifer is in the shanties the week of July 25th-July 31st, 2016.
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.
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 20th-26th, July 25th-31st and August 8th-14th, 2016.
Anastassia is a local designer who creates whimsical, colorful, warm and cozy children's outerware and accessories using locally sourced materials.
Anastassia will be in the shanties the weekends of May 13th-15th, 20th-22nd and the weeks of July 11-17th, August 29th-September 4th and September 5th-11, 2016.
Joe is a digital photographer who processes, prints and mounts his own images taken on Cape Cod, with a focus on nautical, seaside and landscape settings.
Joe will be in the shanties the weekend of May 27th-30th and the week of August 15th-21st, 2016.
Isabel creates hand blown glass art, both sculptureal and functional.
Isabel will be in the shanties the week of August 15th-21, 2016.
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, in August at Drummer Boy Park, in Brewster.
Ann Hanson is sharing a shanty with Pat Kelly the week of August 1st-7th, 2016.
Tighe's work includes pen and ink drawings, acrylic painitngs and prints.
Tighe's work can be seen in the shanties the week of August 1sth-7th. He is sharing the shanty with Ann Hanson and Pat Kelly.
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, Fathers' Day weekend, June 17th-19th, 2016.
Additional Website: Beth Higgins Fine Art Photography Face Book page
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 week of July 4th-10th, 2016.
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.
Each piece according to Gillian, is handmade with love.
MEET GILLIAN, OWNER/DESIGNER:
Ever since I can remember I have worn and loved jewelry. I have pictures of myself at two years old, dripping in my mother’s long beads and clip-on earrings. Then while making jewelry as an adult, I began to wonder about the beautiful beads I was using… stones and crystals found in the earth- the colors, the swirls- the weight, characteristics. For years I have remained curious and open to this concept and do believe in potential in wearing and using certain stones and crystals for added health benefits. But just like astrology, I take it as another tool in my toolbox, not someone to depend on entirely for major decision making, but to enhance my sense of well-being and with the world and nature which surround me. I hope to educate you and peak your interest, and if nothing else, inspire you, to pick stones which call to you. ...and to wear more of the jewelry you love.
Custom orders or variances on current pieces are welcome! Just contact us to tell us more about your inspired idea.
You can find Gillian on FaceBook.
Gillian will be in the shanties the week of August 29th -September 4th, 2016.
A program for young adults with disabilities, many are talented artists who create and sell their work at a variety of venues, Cape wide.
Work varies and includes greeting cards, paintings, mosaics, and more.
In addition to the Independence Farm website visit http://www.tracyelizabethfiles.com
Participants from the program will be at the shanties the week of June 20th-26th and September 12th-18th, 2016.
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.
Additional Website: Liam Kelly on facebook
"As long as I can remember, art has been a large part of my life. However, about 2 years ago I began taking pictures for fun and I instantly fell in love! I began taking pictures all of the time. I appreciate all forms and types of photography, but I personally love taking pictures of landscapes, nature (animals, flowers, etc.), and structures (buildings and man made structures). My favorite thing to do is capture man made structures intertwined with nature such as a tree growing out of brick walkway. The goal of my photography is to bring light to the beauties of nature that seem to go unnoticed in our everyday lives. People often drive to and from work everyday without noticing the beautiful scenes that lie hidden to their left and right. Often I will spontaneously pull over to take pictures, or randomly wander around cape to see what beautiful scenes I may find. I also enjoy making seemingly uninteresting things incredibly intriguing by capturing it in a new light or a different perspective than we normally see it. For me photography is more than a passion, it’s an unsatisfiable urge to take pictures and show people the world in a way they couldn’t have imagined it." Liam Kelly
Liam will be in the shanties the weekend of May 20th-22nd, 2016.
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."
You can meet Pat and see her work the week of August 1- August 7th, 2016.
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 in the shanties the weekend of June 10th-12th and the weeks of September 12th-18th, 26th -October 2nd and October 3rd-10th, 2016.
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 August 1st-7th, 2016.
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 weeks of July 4-10th and September 12th-18th, 2016.
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 June 27th-July 3rd, 2016.
Marrinan studied art in London in the 1980s and has lived in several countries since leaving England in 1991. His works have included recycled copper sea and landscapes, works on linen, as well as redefined furniture pieces made from discarded old doors. “I have tried to always keep my paintings as simple as possible as to allow the observer to connect and explore it through their own imagination and hence enjoy the experience more”
Michael will be in the shanties the week of July 18th-24th and August 8th-14th, 2016.
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 17th-19th, 2016.
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 several weekends including May 27th, June 3rd-5th, June 17th-19th and the weeks of June 20th-26th, June 27th-July 3rd and August 8th-14th, 2016.
Affordable and fun jewelry using natural gemstones, sea glass and leather.
Amanda will be in the shanties the weekend of May 13-15th and the week of July 4th-10th, 2016.
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 will be in a shanty the week of June 27th-July 3rd, 2016.
Website: Sandy Dog Studios
Sandy has been painting since elementary school, borrowing her mother’s oil paints and painting on used canvas boards. She will paint on anything now, from theatre sets to vintage furniture. Her love of the Cape provides inspiration for many of her coastal creations. She designs beachy notecards, perfect for you to pick up before leaving on a ferry ride to the Islands. Send them to friends or frame them when you get home for a sweet memory. Want a little painting of the shore or classic Cape marshlands? Enjoy viewing her Cape Cod Color Blocks which are mini paintings on wood that you can hang as a group or place solo on a shelf. She also makes burlap runners in a variety of seaside prints to bring that cottage feel to your home. If you’d like to see more images, check out her Facebook page and follow her on Instagram at Sandy Dog Studios. See you at the shanties!
Please stop by Sandy Dog Studios shanty Friday May 20 – Sunday May 22, 2016.
Donna creates jewelry inspired by her surroundings here on Cape Cod. She works in precious metal clay, sterling silver, bronze metal clay, pearls and semi-precious stones.
Donna will be in the shanties the weekend of June 17th-19th, 2016.
Jay is an award winning juried artist member of the Cape Cod Art Association. As an active member of the Yarmouth Art Guild and the Monday Painters in Dennis, she regularly exhibits in their art shows. Her paintings are in homes in Canada, New England and all along the east coast. Two of her works were chosen to be featured on menus at the Daniel Webster Inn in Sandwich.
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 27th-30th and June 3rd-5th, 2016.
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 weekends of June 3rd-5th and 10th-12th, and the week of September 12th-18th, 2016.
Don is a two-for-one in the shanties as he is a photographer as well as creates glass jewelry.
Additional Website: Sea Hag Sue on Face Book
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 20-22nd, weeks of June 20th-26th, September 12th-18th, 2016.
Robin creates coastal inspired mirrors and window art incorporating found objects such as shells, stones and glass.
Robin is in the shanties the week of July 25th-July 31st, 2016.
Born and raised in the Berkshires, Pat's love of nature inspired her art work at an early age. While her preferred medium is acrylic new works inlcude mixed medium pieces with a focus on magazine collage.
Additionally, Pat dabbles in pastel and watercolor and her old friends, lead pencils, are never far from reach. Pat's work has a playful style with bright colors. Subject matter is often drawn from her own photos of nature and landscapes.
The images shown, "You're number one"and "Rosie" are the latest magazine collage pieces by Pat Piscopo. She plans to demonstrate her technique at her shanty if 'the wind is on her side'.
Pat will be in the shanties the weekend of May 13th-15th, 2016.
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 share a shanty with Kathi Taylor the week of July 25th-31st and then on her own the week of August 1st-7th, 2016.
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 weekend of May 27th-30th and the weeks of July 18th-24th and September 19th -25th, 2016.
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 weekend of May 27th-30th, and the weeks of June 27th-July 3rd, July 4th-10th, September 12th-18th, September 19th-25th and Sept 26th-October 2, 2016.
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 visitors.
Donna will be in the shanties the week of June 20th-26th and for three weeks in September: 5th-25th, 2016.
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 currently teaches classes in the Community School Programs of Falmouth and Nauset, as well as private party lessons and shows. She will also be showing some of her work this season at the Samuel Day Gallery on route 6A.
Visit her website and see her blog and find out more about her and her mission through her art at WWW.DawnRosell.com and under Dawn Rosell Designs Jewelry and Artwork on Facebook.
Dawn is at the shanties the weekends of June 3-5th and 10th-12th, 2016.
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 weekend of May 20th-22nd and the weeks of July 11th-17th, September 5th-11th, 2016.
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 in the shanties the weekend of June 3rd-5th and the weeks of August 22-28th and 9/19-9/25, 2016.
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.
Wayne is at the shanties the week of July 4th-10th, 2016.
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 of June 27th-July 3rd, August 1st-7th, and September 19th through October 10th, 2016.
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 18th-24th, 2016.
Website: Marcia Simpson
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 15th-21st, 2016.
Woodcarving, nautical americana. Local folklore presented in high relief on wood.
Dave and Val Small will be in the shanties the week of June 20th-26th and July 11th-17th, 2017.
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 22nd-28th, 2016.
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 27th-30th and the weeks of June 27th-July 3rd, and August 15th-21st, 2016
Joyce Sullivan a/k/a/ brownigir is a native of Massachusetts and has been handcrafting one of a kind jewelry creations since 2005. Now living on beautiful Cape Cod. I create my own hand lampwork glass, as well as raku pendants featured in many of my pieces. I find inspiration from the ocean, hiking outdoors, spending time in my gardens on Cape Cod and my travels abroad.
I have been featured in Cape Cod Life Magazine and the Barnstable Patriot Newspaper. My paintings are primitive interpretations of life on Cape Cod many years ago. They are painted on masonite using acrylic or oil paints. My paintings have found a place in many local and far off homes.
My letterpress work is done in conjunction with my daughter in CA. using old print blocks from the 1800’s that were formally the property of the Barnstable Patriot Newspaper. They are truly a treasure from days gone by.
Joyce will be in the shanties the weekend of May 20-22nd and the week of August 29th through September 4th, 2016.
Kathi loves rich color and joyful art. This influences everything she does from enhanced photos of inspirational places and things on Cape Cod and beyond, to the whimsical and colorful art she creates combining a variety of media, such as acrylic, watercolor, scratchboard, drawing, mosaics and digital techniques.
Kathi moved to Cape Cod in 2009. She has been a professional artist since living in Los Angeles in the 1980's and has a variety of skills in the art world, from curating art exhibits to running a gallery. She has also been playing drums professionally for over 30 years and performs regularly on Cape Cod with her partner in life and music, Bob Dunlap.
Kathi will share a shanty with Cris Reverdy the week of July 25th-31st.
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 August 1st-August 7th, 2016.
Anne Tochka is a soft sculpture artist and painter living and working on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. In 2007 she received a BFA from Pratt Institute in Communications Design. Prior to that, Anne studied painting for ten years at Excalibur Fine Arts Studio in New England. 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.
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.
Anne will be in the shanties the weekend of June 17th-19th, and the weeks of June 20th-26th and August 8th-14th, 2016.
My jewelry exemplifies the visual excitement I find in layering textures, colors, values and materials. I gather imagery and inspiration from the natural world around me; in particular the sea and forest. Moss greens, autumn coppers, silken leaves, woven shadows, luminescent waves, and polished stones appear and reappear throughout my work.
I exhibit and market my work throughout the United States via art shows, galleries and fine craft shops. My training as an artist and jeweler includes degrees from Skidmore College and Rochester Institute of Technology School for American Craftsmen. I have also taught at RIT, Roberts Wesleyan College, and numerous workshops across the country. I incorporate a variety of techniques in my jewelry to achieve the look I need including weaving, soutache, silk paper-making, ceramic bead-making and metal casting along with traditional jewelry processes. I strive to combine textures and unusual materials with a vibrant color palette. Visit Karen's etsy store on-line as well.
Karen will be at the shanties the weekend of May 20-22, 2016.
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 August 1st-7th, 2016 and sharing a shanty with Tony Donovan the week of August 8th-14th, 2016.
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 week of 9/5-9/11, 2016.
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 at the shanties the week of August 15th-21st and September 5th-11th, 2016.
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: http://www.art-izz.com
Visit Harriet the weekends of June 3rd-5th, June 10th-12th and the weeks of 8/15-8/2st and 9/19-9/25,2016.