Upcoming and Current Exhibitions
Cape Ann Museum and Copley Society Artist in Residence Talk by Ann Marie O’Dowd
Opening: 9/29/2018
Closing: 9/29/2018

Cape Ann Museum & Copley Society Artist in Residence Talk

Sat, September 29, 2018 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM EDT

A presentation by painter Ann Marie O’Dowd, member of the Copley Society of Art and recipient of the 2018 Charles Family Cape Ann Residency. The Residency was created by the Charles Family Foundation, in collaboration with the Cape Ann Museum and Boston's Copley Society of Art, as a dedication to and promotion of the North Shore and Boston art communities. Reception to follow at the Charles Fine Arts Gallery, 196 Main Street, Gloucester. Space is limited, reservations required. Free and open to the public.

Reservations may be made online at Eventbrite.

Questions? Please call (978) 283-0455 x10 or by email to email to info@capeannmuseum.org.


Past Exhibitions
Ship Sea and Sky II
Opening: 8/12/2018
Closing: 9/23/2018


 Ship Sea and Sky II


Sparkling Seas, Billowing Sails and Majestic Skies provide inspiration for our second annual Maritime Art Show.


Oh Exhibit Through September 23rd.


Charles Fine Arts is located at 196 Main Street, Gloucester MA 01930
The gallery is open Tuesday through Sunday, 1 to 6pm or by appointment.

  978–559–7762    http://charlesfinearts.com




Love that Local Scene
Opening: 6/9/2018
Closing: 7/28/2018

 Love that Local Scene 

Artists explore the local scene and the sprit of Cape Ann.

Love that Local Scene opens June 9th

Artist opening reception
June 9, 2018 — 5:00 –7:00 p.m.
on exhibit till July 28th


Feel free to visit our website where you may view the current show ‘Love that Local Scene’ on our online marketplace .





Spring Awakening
Opening: 5/1/2018
Closing: 5/27/2018

 Spring Awakening 


Artist explore spring landscapes, flowers, and the spirit of springtime.

Spring Awakening opens May 1st

Artist opening reception
May 5, 2018 — 4:00 –6:00 p.m.
on exhibit till May 27th



Unexpected number 8
Opening: 4/1/2018
Closing: 4/30/2018


 Unexpected number 8 


   April 1 st — April 30 th 2018


   Opening Reception:
   April 7 th 5 - 7 p.m.



Unexpected number 8
   Gallery Talk Sessions:

   Artist: Jeff Grassie

   April 12 th               
    7 - 9 p.m.

   Artist: Ilene Richard

   April 21 st               
    3 - 5 p.m.



Buoy Premiere Preview
Opening: 1/13/2018
Closing: 1/26/2018

Buoy Auction


Bidding for Art Haven’s Artist Buoy Auction is underway; beginning this past weekend at the Preview event at Charles Fine Arts, continuing until the 26th!


Place your bid by emailing the gallery at jcharles@charlesfinearts.com to take home one of these beautiful buoys! Own a piece by one of Cape Ann’s talented artists and help support Art Haven provide art education to the community in 2018.

To see buoys in person stop by the gallery at 196 Main Street (many more to see) OR attend the Art Haven auction and fundraiser on January 26th, find more information at arthaven.org



Small Works
Opening: 11/25/2017
Closing: 12/23/2017

Holiday: Small Works Show and Sale

  Opening Reception:
This Saturday, November 25th from 5–7pm

This year start a holiday tradition by giving the gift of fine art.

Stop by or shop online at our user friendly website marketplace.

Celebrate the holidays this year with the 44th Annual Ladies Night (12.7.17) as well as the 42nd Annual Men's Night (12.21.17).



Cape Ann Plein Air Review 2017 Exhibit
Opening: 10/28/2017
Closing: 11/19/2017

Join us this Saturday Evening from 5–7pm as we host an event exhibiting artwork from a curated selection of this years Cape Ann Plein Air Artists. 

Over 40 artworks will be on display, including a selection of this years award winners, "Best use of Light" Essex Sunrise by Neil Hughes. "People's Choice Award," Bouncing Light by Natalia Andreeva. "Best Reinterpretation of Iconic Cape Ann Image" Heading Out For The Morning, Gloucester Harbor, Thomas Kitts – award also warrents an One Person Exhibit at Charles Fine Arts Gallery. "Paul Strisik, N.A. Award" Twilight Over Gloucester Harbor by Thomas Kitts. "Third Place" Caulking the Lynx, Lisa Egeli, along with "Best Beaches" Hold My Hand by Lisa Egeli.


Artists featured in the show include:


Natalia Andreeva Thomas Kitts
Mitch Baird Stephen LaPierre
Beth Bathe Marjet Lesk
Lon Brauer Joseph Lombardo
Lisa Egeli Anette Power
Mark Farina Robert J. Simone
Paul George Richard Sneary
Neal Hughes Janet Sutherland


Laureen Hylka - Artist in Residence
Opening: 10/1/2017
Closing: 10/10/2017


The Cape Ann Residency was created by the Charles Family Foundation, in collaboration with the Cape Ann Museum and Boston's Copley Society of Art, dedicated to promoting the art communities of the North Shore and Boston.

The residency offers to embrace the artistc aesthetic of the North Shore, the abundance of painters and beautiful plein air locations in Rockport, Annisquam, Gloucester, and Essex. Moreover, it also aids artists to explore new painting techniques, as well as to meet the North Shore's most recognized painters 

The Copley Society gives its artist members the oppurtunity to apply for residency. This September, Laureen Hylka was selected to be the artist in residence. 



ARTIST GALLERY TALK, Wednesday, October 4th from 6-7PM 

at the Cape Ann Museum


ARTIST OPENING RECEPTION, Saturday, October 6th from 5- 8pm 

at Charles Fine Arts 


SHIP SEA & SKY, A Maritime and Marine Art Exhibit
Opening: 8/5/2017
Closing: 9/30/2017

SHIP SEA & SKY, A Maritime and Marine Art Exhibit

  Opening Reception:
Join us this Sunday, August 6th from 4–7pm, as we celebrate the opening of our new exhibit, SHIP, SEA & SKY!

Sleek Racing Yachts, working harbors, rocky coastlines and beautiful beaches found throughout Cape Ann and New England, provide an ideal backdrop for the inspiration of over 30 exhibiting artists.

SHIP, SEA & SKY is on exhibit from August 5th through September 30th.

Opening: 7/5/2017
Closing: 7/30/2017




The National Association of Women Artists, Inc., Massachusetts Chapter, in partnership with Charles Fine Arts, is pleased to announce the juried exhibition "Women". This exhibition is a visual interpretation of Maya Angelou's poem titled "Phenomenal Woman". Its theme reflects on feminine nature - strong, beautiful, proud, and self-sufficient.

Featuring  26 contemporary works by 22 artists from the National Association of Women Artists, Massachusetts Chapter (www.nawama.org).

"Women" exhibiting artists are:

Lorrie Berry of Wenham, Dale Sherman-Blodget of Essex, August Burns, Donna Caselden of Gloucester, Nancy Colella of Norwell, Jennifer Costello of Boston, Rosalie Cuticchia of Newburyport, Terry DelPercio-Piemonte of Gloucester, Susan Denniston of Scituate, Cindy Journey of Manchester, Bonita LeFlore of Georgetown, Nella Lush of North Andover,  Kat Masella of Manchester, Candace Mitchell of Newburyport, Alice Mongeau of Brewster, Mary Alice Orito of New York, NY, Mimi Reilly of Chestnut Hill, Ellen Rolli of Melrose, Susan Scavo Gallagher of Scituate, Rosalie Sidoti of Ipswich, Robin Thornhill of Danville, NH, Christine Whalen-Waller of Marblehead.


NAWA is based in New York City and was founded in 1889 as a not-for-profit organization of professional women in Fine Art (www.thenawa.org). Its mission is to foster public awareness of visual art created by women. The Massachusetts Chapter was established in 2013, and continues to promote and empower women of vision through exhibition, education, and scholarship.

George Martin - The Vines
Opening: 6/17/2017
Closing: 6/30/2017

The Vines

    —By George Martin

Artist Reception: Saturday, the 17th of June 3 to 6pm.
Exhibit will be on display from June 30.

Flowers and Elegant Objects
Opening: 5/20/2017
Closing: 6/16/2017


  Opening Reception May 20 from 3 to 7pm.
   Exhibit will be on display from June 16.

featuring:   Bobbi Angell,   Liz Ayer,   Stephen Bates,   David Bareford,   Lorrie Berry,   Eli Cedrone,   Geoffrey Teale Chalmers,   Anne Winthrop Cordin,   Traci Thayne Corbett,   Yhanna Coffin,   Fran Ellisor,   Bobbi Gibb,   Paul George,   Ellen Granter,   Marjorie Hicks,   Christine Molitor Johnson,   Bonita LeFlore,   Nella Lush,   Marija Pavlovich McCarthy,   Tracy Meola,   Carole Porter,   Judith Monteferrante,   Katherine Richmond,   Jan Roy,   Rosalie Sidoti,   Tony Schwartz,   Charles Shurcliff,   Deb Wolf  


Industry & the Machine
Opening: 4/22/2017
Closing: 5/14/2017

Industry & the Machine

Opening Reception April 22nd 4 to 7pm.
Exhibit will be in display from April 22 through May 14th.

Opening: 3/11/2017
Closing: 4/9/2017


March 18th — April 9th, 2017

Opening Reception
March 18th, 2017: 1 – 5

The human body is a source of wonder. Artists in the Form Face and Figure show have explored the beauty of the body at rest and in motion. The play of light and shadow over the body either on the skin or clothed makes for a universally evocative composition. Whether a portrait or a figure study the single body engages your interest with either a gesture or a gaze from the canvas. Figures cast in groups relate to their environment and each other in a canvas universe created by the artists just for you the viewer.

Live Portrait Sessions

Geoffrey Teale Chalmers at Charles Fine Arts
Saturday, March 18th 2017: 1 – 5

Eli Cedrone Live Portrait Session at Charles Fine Arts
Sunday, March 26th 2017: 3 – 5

Leon Doucette at Charles Fine Arts
Saturday, April 1st 2017: 2 – 5

Grand finally: Portrait Paint Out at Charles Fine Arts
Saturday, April 8th 2017: 2 – 5



Live portrait Session Demo : Leon Doucette
Opening: 4/1/2017
Closing: 4/1/2017

FORM FACE AND FIGURE — Live portrait Session Demo

Leon Doucette at Charles Fine Arts
Saturday, April 1st 2017: 2 – 5

Make sure to stop by Charles Fine Arts exhibit: Form Face and Figure | To view an exciting demonstration. Artist Leon Doucette, will be creating a self-portrait - using the Two Mirror Technique.

Come down to Charles Fine Arts | 196 Main Street Gloucester, MA 01930 | 978-559-7762 | http://charlesfinearts.com



Eli Cedrone, Live Painting Demo
Opening: 3/26/2017
Closing: 2/26/2017

Eli Cedrone Live Portrait Session at Charles Fine Arts
Sunday, March 26th 2017: 1 – 5


Commissioning a Portrait is an important undertaking for generations to come so it's crucial to make the distinction between merely copying a photo and creating an expressive work of art.

The untrained eye draws a mask, devoid of character and depth. A skilled artist brings the experience of working from life to improve on a photo and imparts the crucial element which the camera cannot express; the soul.

When photographs are used, developing a portrait from a number of references, vs. just copying a single photo is crucial. It’s beneficial to work from life but if not possible it is best to meet the subject in person to prepare preliminary sketches and schedule a photo session.

Give the Gift of Art, Commission your Legacy. Schedule and or arrange for your custom portrait by Eli Cedrone at Charles Fine Arts. To coordinate your commissioned portrait with Eli Cedrone, contact us here at Charles Fine Arts: 978.559.7762 or Send us an email.



I <3 Cape Ann
Opening: 1/29/2017
Closing: 2/20/2017

Celebrating the Season of Love
I <3 Cape Ann

January 29th — February 20th, 2017
Opening Reception
January 29th, 2017 4 – 6



INSPIRED Traditions
Opening: 11/5/2016
Closing: 1/14/2017

‘INSPIRED  Traditions’
a feature of select
Copley Society Members



Charles Fine Arts
196 Main Street
Gloucester, MA

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