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June in the Matz Gallery

Where is it?

You are invited to submit photographs for the 2017 “Where is It” exhibition in the Matz Gallery at the Sawyer Free Library. The exhibition is about places in Gloucester that are not hard to find – just sometimes overlooked.

All photos must be visible from public roadways or walkways. To enter send up to 3 photographs in JPEG format to: Please put Gloucester Exhibit on the subject line of your e-mail. Photographs selected for the show need to be framed and matted with sizes between 12″ x 12″ and 24″ X 20″.

If you cannot send digital images, please send an email to the Matz Gallery Committee at and ask to arrange a time to show your work to the committee.

The deadline for submission is April 28. Applicants will be notified by may 12 if their work has been selected. The photographs will be exhibited in the Matz Gallery during the month of June.


March in the Matz Gallery

Carol Dirga

The exhibition “I’ve Had Such Wild Hopes All Along” tells the personal story of a lifelong journey using travel photographs from India, Spain, Mexico

and Kenya as metaphors. Carol Dirga is a graphic designer who moved to Gloucester in 2000 and has served on the board of the Cape Ann Forum since 2004. She belongs to a writing group whose members met in classes at the Gloucester Writers Center.


“Carol Dirga ” runs from March 1st to March 31 at  the Matz Gallery at the Sawyer Free Library

Februrary in the Matz Gallery

Peter Herbert

Peter Herbert studied at the Brooklyn Museum, the Art Students League of New York and with Brooklyn realist painter Andrew Reiss and master painter David Levine, recently deceased.  In 1971, with his marriage to Geraldine Parkhurst, a native of Gloucester, he was introduced to watercolorist Erma Wheeler, who for more than 30 years was his teacher, mentor and close friend.  He is currently under the guidance of Gloucester artist Gordon Goetemann.

Peter has been a member of The Painting Group, a group of artists who for many years have been painting together in a Soho studio in New York City under the influence and guidance of artist David Levine.

Peter is a member of The North Shore Arts Association, East Gloucester, Massachusetts.

His work has been exhibited at The Crosby Gallery and The Century Association in New York City, The Wenniger Gallery, formerly of Rockport, Massachusetts and, more recently, at the North Shore Arts Association and in a solo exhibition at The Annisquam Village Art Gallery.

He lives with his wife Gerry in Annisquam. In addition to gallery exhibitions that will be announced on this site, Peter Herbert’s work may be seen in his home by private appointment. 

“Peter Herbert ” runs from February 1st to February 28thin the Matz Gallery at the Sawyer Free Library,2 Dale Ave. Gloucester.

November in the Matz Gallery


Miranda Updike will be exhibiting paintings from her crowd series for the month of November.  These paintings represent human bonding and interacting in a hi-tech era that tends to foster isolation: People joining together to share ideas, physical space and sentiments.



“Miranda Updike ” runs from November 1st to November 30th in the Matz Gallery at the Sawyer Free Library,2 Dale Ave. Gloucester.