Welcome to the Experimental Group of the

Rockport Art Association & Museum


EG Education Program
Guest Speakers Announced

July 23, 2021

Loren Doucette, Paula Estey and Brian Rutenberg will give presentations to the Experimental Group in our upcoming Education Programs.

Loren will present on Aug. 18, Paula on Oct. 20, and Brian on Jan. 19. All presentations will begin at 7pm via Zoom.


Member News

Robin Colodzin & Pam Courtleigh
in “Sense & Sensibility” Show
at Cove Gallery

July 1, 2021

Robin and Pam are part of a 6 artist show opening today on Rocky Neck. “Sense and Sensibility” is underway at the Cove Gallery, formerly the Goetemann Gallery and now managed by Rocky Neck Art Colony. The exhibition explores themes of women, language, family and home, and also includes artists Anne Gilson, Leslie Lyman, Mary Rhinelander and Dawn Southworth. The artists will host two opening receptions, Thursday, July 1 from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, July 5 from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. Cove Gallery, 37 Rocky Neck Avenue, Gloucester. Gallery hours: noon to 5:00 p.m, Friday through Sunday, and noon to 8:00 p.m. on Thursdays. Sense and Sensibility through July 25, 2021. If you can’t make it to the gallery, the show is also online 24/7 here: https://www.senseandsensibilityart.com/

* Please send items for EG Member News to mattcegelis@gmail.com


Jacki Harrington: Free Eco Print Workshop Announcement

Autumn Leftovers by Jacqueline Harrington, Ecoprint, 16 x 16
Jacqueline Harrington, “Autumn Leftovers”, Ecoprint, 16 x 16

June 26, 2021

Several members have indicated an interest in trying eco printing. I would like to offer an eco printing on paper session at my house on Wednesday, July 14 from 10 AM to 3 PM (weather and your schedule permitting, the day is flexible!). Please email me if you are interested!
I have all the necessary supplies for this fun day!
Jacki Harrington
61 Fairview Ave.
Peabody, MA

* Please send items for EG Member News to mattcegelis@gmail.com


Lynda Goldberg at
2021 Newton Open Studios

June 23, 2021

This Saturday, June 26, 11am-5pm, Lynda will be outside her studio/gallery at 29 Vineyard Rd., Newton Centre, MA (rain date is Sunday June 27th). She will be exhibiting monotype/monoprint works on paper, oils on canvas, watercolors and mixed media, large and small. You may also browse inside her gallery/studio (masked) to see additional pieces. COVID restrictions observed. Her work can also be seen 24/7 at https://www.lyndagoldberg.com/.

* Please send items for EG Member News to mattcegelis@gmail.com


Mary Jane Mulholland Solo Show at GALA,
Galleries at Lynn Arts

June 21, 2021

Mary Jane’s solo show at GALA, Galleries at Lynn Arts, 25 Exchange Street in Lynn runs through June 27. The gallery is open to visit on Thursdays and Sundays, 10-3pm, and Saturdays from 11-5pm. You can also see the show online 24/7 here: https://www.galleriesatlynnarts.org/mary-jane-mulholland

* Please send items for EG Member News to mattcegelis@gmail.com


Sinikka Nogelo 

Open Studio, June 5 & 6

Cape Ann Artisans Studio Tour

June 2, 2021

Sinikka is a painter of colorful abstracts and maker of sculptures and wall pieces using found objects and recyclables. New for this tour are works made during Covid. Dementia is a motif as are metaphors for quarantine and prison reform.

Sinikka Nogelo, “Dementia”, Acrylic, 40 x 30

Sinikka’s studio is located at Cripple Cove, 97 East Main Street, Gloucester. Hours during the tour are 10:00am to 5:00pm. For additional tour details and videos visit capeannartisans.com.

* Please send items for EG Member News to mattcegelis@gmail.com


10 EG Artists in Spring Group Show at
Rockport Art Association & Museum

May 2, 2021

Dale Sherman Blodget, Judy Robinson-Cox, Lynda Goldberg, Law Hamilton, Otto Laske, Nella Lush, Steve Lush, David Piemonte, Karen Watson and Heidi Caswell Zander are exhibiting work in the 2021 RAA&M Spring Group Show.  The exhibition is open in the Pearson and Wengenroth Galleries through Sunday, May 9, 2021, and online at https://www.rockportartassn.org/spring-group-show.


Kat Masella Solo Show:

Up Close, a Rocky Neck Art Colony Virtual Exhibition

Kat Masella, “Love no. 10”, 26 x 18, oil/mixed

May 2, 2021

Kat Masella was born in Connecticut, spent time in London, studied at Harvard and has run her own art business. She’s now settled into making her own art and this solo show celebrates her work. It includes a three-minute video of Kat’s amazing technique. Click here to see the show.


Art by Kathy Roberts at
Santander Bank,

Art by Kathy Roberts

May 2, 2021

Kathy Roberts has a show at Santander Bank, Union St.,  Manchester-by-the-Sea. The show is open until Wednesday, May 5, during banking hours.


9 EG Artists in “BIG WORKS” Show at
Newburyport Art Association


April 9, 2021

BIG WORKS, co-presented by the NAA and the Firehouse Center for the Arts and sponsored by the Institution for Savings, features 32 large-scale artworks by NAA artists spread across two locations, the NAA Sargent Gallery and the Institution for Savings Gallery at the Firehouse Center for the Arts. EG Artists include Donna Caselden, Cheryl Dyment, Jeannette Steele Esposito, Kristine Fisher, Heather Karp, Carmela Martin, Sinikka Nogelo, Karen Rovner and Robin Thornhill.

Enjoy a short stroll through historic Newburyport in the beautiful spring weather and visit the full exhibition in both locations. BIG WORKS runs from April 2-April 24th, Tuesday through Sunday at the NAA, and Thursday through Sunday at the Firehouse.

* Please send items for EG Member News to mattcegelis@gmail.com


Loren Doucette Workshop Announcement


April 1, 2021

In this Rocky Neck Art Colony Zoom workshop, inspired by artist Joan Snyder, participants will be led by artist Loren Doucette in creating a three-part, (3 panel) project that will help them to find their personal symbols and imagery. This workshop will be broken up into two days. Starts April 10th, details and sign up here.


Leslie Heffron in 2 Artist Show

at Jane Deering Gallery

March 31, 2021

Leslie Heffron and Jacqueline Ganim-DeFalco are exhibiting new and recent work in “A Line in the Sand”, a two artist show at the Jane Deering Gallery 19 Pleasant St., Goucester, April 2-30.

Leslie Heffron, “Swimming”, Acrylic on panel, 10 1/4 x 10 1/2 inches
Jacqueline Ganim-DeFalco



12 EG Artists in “Thaw” Show at

Rockport Art Assoc. & Museum

March 24, 2021

“Thaw”, Rockport Art Association & Museum’s Winter Members Show, is up and running now through April 10. The exhibition is a hybrid of virtual online and private viewings by appointment.

EG Member Artists with work in the show: Cheryl Dyment, David Piemonte, Carmela Martin, Heidi Caswell Zander, Lynda Goldberg, Kat Masella, Karen Watson, Steve Lush, Nella Lush, Law Hamilton, Janice Charles and Judy Schmid. All work is for sale.

For more information, and to access the online exhibition now, click here.


12 EG Artists in Stop / Look

Rocky Neck Now 2021: Part 2

March 22, 2021

Rocky Neck Now 2021: STOP / LOOK (Part Two) is up and running online now through April 30.
Experimental Group artists exhibiting work in the show are: John Bassett, Elizabeth Bish, Janice Brand, Matt Cegelis, Yhanna Coffin, Terry Del Percio, Cheryl Dyment, Otto Laske, Nella Lush, Carmela Martin, Kat Masella, and Judy Robinson-Cox. Click here to see the show.


5 EG Artists in

OUTSIDE @ MANSHIP Virtual Exhibition

March 12, 2021

Donna Caselden, Sarah LL Milton, Nancy Muise, Judy Robinson-Cox, and Heidi Caswell Zander are among the 57 artists in the OUTSIDE @ MANSHIP Virtual Exhibition. The exhibition is free and open to the public.

From the exhibition website: “This virtual exhibition is a celebration of the work produced by artists who participated in Outside @ Manship. This program was created in response to the Covid pandemic, to provide a place for artists living and working on Cape Ann to be for a little while on the beautiful grounds of the Manship Artists Residency + Studios (MARS) in the summer and fall of 2020. Information about accompanying exhibition programming is accessible through this link


Donna Caselden & Heidi Zander in

Panel Discussion

March 1, 2021

Donna Caselden and Heidi Zander will participate in a Zoom panel discussion as part of the OUTSIDE @ MANSHIP ARTISTS SALON 2021 SERIES. The program, titled “I KNOW WHAT I LIKE!“, will be live on Zoom Thursday, April 22, from 7-8pm. Registration and sign-up in advance are required. Zoom space is limited, reserve your spot here: https://forms.gle/GmUtGC348cFdTyZ69

From the Manship website: “Artists give us an opportunity to see things differently, in ways that are engaging, unexpected and perplexing. Our view of the world can be turned upside down and inside out by looking at artwork of a place that we may recognize, but which is rendered in such a way as to invite us to look again. Join three Outside @ Manship artists as they talk about the way they see the world. With Heidi Caswell Zander, Andrew Fish and Donna Caselden.”

2-Caselden, Donna_ Manship Quarry_30x24x1.5_Oil on canvas
Donna Caselden, “Manship Quarry”, 30x24x1.5, Oil on canvas
Heidi Zander, “Dream Weaver”, Recycled lobster trap, oil paint, and embroidery thread on canvas. 18×24


* Please submit items for the Member News section to mattcegelis@gmail.com

Previous Member News items are archived on the News Archive page.

Feel free to contact us with any questions, comments, ideas or
suggestions you may have for the Experimental Art Group.
We’d love to hear from you!

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