October in the Matz Gallery: Cape Ann Art Collective


This month the Adolph Matz Gallery features the work of the Cape Ann Art Collective:

Jean Byrd, an artist from Rockport who works in oils and exhibited extensively in the area. She graduated from college with a minor in art and has continued to make her art studies a life long process. Her work can be viewed at http://www.jeanbyrd.com.

Jayn Gardner, silversmith and jewelry designer started smithing while still in high school and has a BFA from University of New Mexico and also studied lapidary arts at the college of Santa Fe. For information about her unique designs in gold and silver call 508-284-8663.

William Grillo has been drawing for most of his life and has inherited a talent and obsession for all things architectural. His home portraits evoke a particular sense of place. A painter in oils as a young man, in 2002 he began to work in watercolors and is a member of the Rockport Art Association. He can be contacted at williamgrillo@mindspring.com or calling 978-879-6595.


Kate Somers is a watercolor artist and lifelong resident of Cape Ann. As a plein air painter she has captured the changing light from season to season in the pink and orange light of sunset and the lavender light on a glassy sea. She has received numerous awards including the 2011 Peoples Choice Award seARTS Bass Rocks Show. Contact her at kate@somersbyart.com or http://www.somersbyart.com.

Christopher H. Wood is an abstract artist whose work is “organic, bold, gritty, sensual…” His painting style “and its looseness makes watercolor and latex optimal mediums.” He is also an arborist, a potter, and a wooden archery bow maker. Contact him at artbychw@gmail.com

Jane Tocco and Cathy Lake are also featured in the exhibit case with their fine silver and quartz jewelry.

The Cape Ann Art Collective is an informal group that meets bi-monthly. Both full and part time artists and craft people are welcome to join. You may contact them at gardner2468@hotmail.com or cathy@lakesinmagnolia.com.