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, glass, woodworking and more...you will find a wide variety of work at the artist shanties each week throughout the season!
Artists vary-some change each week; some every two weeks and some each month. You will find them in six of the shanties.
Chris Letsche (rope work) will take up residence in the green shanty for the entire season.
Come by each week to meet all the artists this season-listed alphabetically below.
Melanie Ahern was born and raised in Barnstable and studied art at Barnstable High School and Bridgewater State College.
Currently working as a Literacy Coach, Melanie uses as much free time as possible to enjoy her passion for painting. Using acrylics in thin layers, she builds color upon rich color to capture what inspires her most: human emotion.
Using warm, vibrant colors, Melanie will have both original acrylics on canvas as well as a variety of reproductions at the shanties, including unique prints on wooden tiles that create a shimmery, glossy effect, truly bringing the color to life.
This is Melanie's second shanty expereince and she looks forward to using nature, the ocean, and human interaction (you!) to inspire her work!
Find "A Piece of My Mind" on Facebook.
Melanie will be in the yellow shanty the week of July 28th through August 3, 2014.
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 will be in the white shanty the week of August 11th-17th, 2014. She will be sharing the shanty with Ellen Moran.
Swing Lane Studio
Donna creates lushly textured and colorful original mixed media jewelry with her own blown & wound lamp work glass beads; torch-fired enamels; earth friendly hand-dyed / hand made wool felt; silk & hand forged sterling.
Her work is simple, yet powerful; sophisticated yet fun.
She is a member of the Society of Cape Cod Craftsmen; Woods Hole Handworks; The Arts Foundation of Cape Cod; and can be located through the ArtsApp Cape Cod when she is not in her shanty.
Donna will be in the blue shanty the week of July 21st to July 27th, 2014.
Roberta Anslow is an award-winning photographer who specializes in original, natural light photography and digital art collages. 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 or the Cape Cod Art Association and her work is sold in stores and galleries throughout the Cape.
Roberta will be in the white shanty September 1st through 28th, 2014.
I am a folk artist whose paintings celebrate life's special moments. Sometimes I paint quaint New England villages scenes and sometimes I paint brides and grooms smiling happily on their wedding day. My objective and hope as an artist is for the viewer to connect emotionally with my work. Perhaps 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 will be in the yellow shanty August 25th-August 31st, 2014.
Alexandria (Sandy) Boudreau
Watercolor, acrylics and oils.
Native Cape Cod artist. Art Teacher in Dennis- Yarmouth Schools for over 30 years.
The Cape is a place that naturally inspires Sany'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.
Sandy will be in the yellow shanty, July 14th-20th, 2014.
Elisabethan Cards and Designs
It has been a dream of Elizabeth to have a card business of her own, so that she could share her sentiments and visual expressions with others. “My business is the height of my lifelong creative and artistic expressions. It is very gratifying for me. I hope it will inspire others in their journey of working toward their own creative goals.”
Elizabeth is sharing the yellow shanty with Erin Bressler the weekend of June 6th-June 8, 2014.
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, and donates a portion of all profits to charities that benefit children with brain tumors and other chronic illnesses.
Erin is sharing the yellow shanty with Elisabeth Bowman the weekend of June 6th-June 8, 2014.
Cape Cod CAN!
Cape Cod Collaborative Arts Network (CapeCodCAN! ) is an organization devoted to providing opportunities for people with disabilities on Cape Cod to be actively involved in the literary, visual and performing arts.
The Art is For Everyone, which was begun 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.
A number of the participating student artists will be available throughout the weekend at the Shanty to respond to questions and comments regarding their works.
Artists with the Cape Cod Can! program will be in the dark grey shanty, June 6th-8th, 2014
Cape Cod Writer’s Center
The mission of the Cape Cod Writers Center is to assist published and aspiring writers of all genres, abilities and ages to develop their writing skills and learn the business of editing, publishing and publicizing; to publicize authors and their works; to provide opportunities for writers to congregate for inspiration, education, and networking; and to introduce readers to authors and their work.
Meet several Cape Cod authors during the weekend o f5/30-6/1 in the yellow shanty!
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, and the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod. For more information about the artist and additional images of his work, please visit www.robertlcarterart.com.
Robert wil be in the yellow shanty August 4th-10th, 2014.
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 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. I have lived on the Cape my entire life and the beauty of this peninsula inspires my art.
Lynne will be in the dark grey shanty June 23rd-29th and the yellow shanty September 15th-21st, 2014.
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.
Throughout my life I have worked in a variety of media, including lacework by tatting, paint (I particularly love watercolor), photography and most recently glass. I discovered glass as a medium for self-expression in 2006, since then have experimented, and learnt the various disciplines of glass art. I live for art and anything creative is my food for sustenance.
Everything I create is original, unique, organic and nature inspired designs.
My belief : Nature provides inspiration you have to just keep your eyes open.
Mitali will be in the blue shanty August 4th-10th, 2014.
Jack hand crafts customizable decorative wood boxes. Using technology in unique, simple, intutitve way ,he allows individuals to create a highly –valued keepsake that merges their personal expression and creativity with high quality art and craftsmanship.
A unique, fun and engaging way to create a memorable piece of participative art.
Jack will be at the shanties July 14th-20th, 2014.
Native to Cape Cod and graduate of the Museum School of Fine Arts Boston and Tufts University, Tessa actively pursues a variety of art mediums as well as artistic outlets in the Cape Cod area. The foundation of her work is strongly based on the constant flow of interconnectedness and how that ongoing bond potentially affects everything. Her strong relationship with nature can be seen throughout her work. From large scale sculpture and installation, to jewelry, mixed media and more her work showcases nature's mysterious beauty and spiritual essence.
Tessa will be in the white shanty July 21st-27th, 2014.
Susan Boudreau Davis
Susan is primarily a realistic painter working with acrylics in the painting of landscapes, floral scenes and ocean views. She continually experiments with new techniques and themes to keep her passion for painting energized and challenging. In some of her recent work she has applied a more impressionistic style to her paintings.
Susan will be looking forward to meeting with visitors from July 14-20th at the Grey Shanty, where she will be displaying some of her recent work.
Marilyn DeMartino is from Albany NY and has spent most of her life coming to Cape Cod each summer. Marilyn creates one of a kind leather bound books using remnant leather pieces, archival paper and re-purposed antique or vintage hardware as decorative closures. The books are organic and unique, rugged and well-made and feature flexible old-world book binding. Look for Marilyn on Facebook .
Marilyn will be sharing the shanty with Marie Palcic the weekend of June 13th-15th, and the week of September 22nd-28th, 2014.
his is my seventh year creating jewelry. I have had an interest in making jewelry for many years. My inspiration comes from sea and sand of local beaches. I have more recently begun drilling sea glass that I have picked up on many Cape Cod shores in my work.
I create hand crafted one of a kind jewelry. Some metal work is also done to make clasps as well as hand drilling sea glass. Pieces include sterling silver, gold, Swarovski crystals, fresh water pearls, sea glass, semi-precious stones and leather. Pieces can be customized for the client and custom orders are accepted.
Susan will be in the light grey shanty June 23-26th, 2014.
I grew up spending summers in Wellfleet, Cape Cod. It is now home for most of the year. Walking the beaches of Cape Cod, collecting stone, has been a form of meditation for me. Nature has been my inspiration. I started making jewelry with the stones nine years ago, and have since added sea glass and shells to my collection. It is my way of keeping the beauty with me. Find information on her website as well as at etsy.com/shop/capestonejewelry
Donna wil be in the yellow shanty the weekend of June 13-15th and in the dark grey shanty the week of September 15th-21st, 2014.
After a career in advertising and marketing, Kathy Edmonston decided it was time to explore the call to art that she had always felt. After a few hit or miss art classes she discovered pastels in 2005. Her love of color had finally found its voice and she hasn’t stopped since.
“The tactile sense of laying rich pigment to paper, the layering of color upon color to create glow and sculpt shape, and the never ending play that pastels afford are what makes this medium so exciting.” she says.
This is Kathy’s fifth year at the shanties; she is an award winning artist who has been juried into many national exhibits.
Kathy will be in the white shanty the weekend of May 16th-18th, 2014. You can also find Kathy and her work year round at Gallery Artrio, on the HyArts Campus at 50 Pearl Street, Hyannis.
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 in the blue shanty the week of June 23-29, 2014, the yellow shanty the week of August 18th-24th and the light grey shanty the week of September 1st through 7th.
Christine loves to travel and have 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 friends have brought me from all over the world.
Christine will be in the dark grey shanty the weekend of June 13th-15th and in the white shanty the week of July 7th-13th, 2014. She is sharing the shanty with Jean Esperson-Goldin.
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 in the dark grey shanty the weekend of June 13th-15th and the white shanty the week of July 7th-13th, 2014. She is sharing the shanty with Christine Esperson.
Paula's journey as ajewelry 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.
Paula is in the blue shanty July 14th-20th, 2014. She is sharing the shanty with Patti Gallivan. They are known as the Sea Glass Sista's! :
Sea Glass Sista’s
Sea Glass Sista’s consist of two women who both grew up in Buffalo, NY and have become friends later in life resulting from their love for sea glass. Our fascination with colored glass began as a child for both of us. Paula became an avid collector of sea glass as an adult. Patti can remember collecting sea glass as early as 5 years old on the shores of Lake Erie.
We both started to create unique pieces with our jewels. Paula’s interest motivated her to pursue jewelry design and home decor. Her inventory includes jewelry, driftwood wreaths, centerpieces, candles, sea glass adorned frames and wine charms. And sea glass led Patti into sea glass adorned garden stakes made from re-purposed sterling flatware and mosaic like framed artwork consisting of interpretations of crabs, lobsters, mermaids, dragonflies, light houses, sail boats, Christmas trees and more. Paula’s jewelry is made with high quality silver. Patti’s frames are self designed and Amish made. All other artwork is made with natural high quality materials.
We spend endless hours combing the beaches; collecting our sea glass from both coasts of the US and also in the Caribbean. We sort our jewels by, color, size. Once again perfection for Paula and character and shape for Patti. We never use manufactured glass or alter the sea glass we find. Our connection as well as our customers’ is the nostalgia that sea glass elicits.
We invite you to come visit Sea Glass Sistas’ Shack at the Hyannis downtown boardwalk, and get lost in the moment with our sea glass treasures.
Susie Frost lives in West Barnstable with her husband Keith and their two dogs. A Cape Cod native, Susie is captivated by the beautiful landscape and draws inspiration from her surroundings. Susie attended college at the Swain School of Design in New Bedford, MA where she studied art.
She does her pottery in a small studio on Cape Cod. If Susie isn’t working she can be seen riding her cherry red motorcycle all over the Cape.
Suzie will be in the yellow shanty the weekend of 5/16-5/18 and the week of July 7th-July 13th, 2014.
Bev Gallerani, a juried member of the Society of Cape Cod Craftsmen, creates art jewelry crafted of silver, bronze, copper, lampworked and fused glass, vitreous enamels and bezel-set stones. With a primary concentration on sea themes, Bev's jewelry is especially relevant to the Cape.
Bev is sharing the light grey shanty with Robert Richard, July 7th-13th, 2014 and Bev will be in the light grey shanty the week of September 8th-14th.
The Sea Glass Sista’s consist of two women who both grew up in Buffalo, NY and have become friends later in life resulting from their love for sea glass. Their fascination with colored glass began as a child for both of us.
Paula Fedele became an avid collector of sea glass as an adult. Patti Gallivan can remember collecting sea glass as early as 5 years old on the shores of Lake Erie.
They both started to create unique pieces with our jewels. Paula’s interest motivated her to pursue jewelry design and home decor. She turns seaglass into wearable art! Her inventory includes jewelry, driftwood wreaths, centerpieces, candles, sea glass adorned frames and wine charms. And sea glass led Patti into sea glass adorned garden stakes made from re-purposed sterling flatware and mosaic like framed artwork consisting of interpretations of crabs, lobsters, mermaids, dragonflies, light houses, sail boats, Christmas trees and more.
Paula’s jewelry is made with high quality silver. Patti’s frames are self designed and Amish made. All other artwork is made with natural high quality materials.
The Sea Glass Sista's spend endless hours combing the beaches; collecting our sea glass from both coasts of the US and also in the Caribbean. We sort our jewels by, color, size. Once again perfection for Paula and character and shape for Patti. We never use manufactured glass or alter the sea glass we find. Our connection as well as our customers’ is the nostalgia that sea glass elicits. We invite you to come visit Sea Glass Sistas’ Shack at the Hyannis downtown boardwalk, and get lost in the moment with our sea glass treasures.
The Sea Glass Sista's are Patti Gallivan and Paula Fedele. They will be in the blue shanty July 14th, 20th, 2014.
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 each other, 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 in the dark grey shanty for the week of August 18th-24th, 2014.
Ann is a metalsmith who creates handmade jewelry in mixed metals.
Ann Hanson will be sharing the light grey shanty with Pat Kelly Ceramics the week of July 21-July 27th, 2014.
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 seemed 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. I call these my "Affordable Ocean Views".
You will find Beth in the red shanty July 7th-August 31, 2014.
Viola is mostly a self-taught juried artist with eclectic visual interests. Viola paints in oils, paints en plein air and creates mixed media compositions and imagery through her paintings and photography.
She earned her Communication & Journalism degree from Suffolk University.
The primary art educators for Viola are her own visual explorations, experiences or observations. Classes with local artists, art organizations and museums located on Cape Cod, in Central Massachusetts and in St. Augustine, Florida all have had a hand in her formal art education and in inspiring her artistic creations.
Viola has been a resident of Cape Cod for almost 20 years. She is First Vice President for the Yarmouth Art Guild and is a member of the Cultural Center of Cape Cod. She has sold and exhibited her art through many shows with the Yarmouth Art Guild, the Cultural Center of Cape Cod, local banks and area restaurants.
Viola says she is fortunate to live on Cape Cod and loves living there because her canvas is never empty.
Viola will be in the light grey shanty for two weekends: 5/30-6/1 and 6/20-6/22.
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 Public Schools for 30 years in Massachusetts schools including in 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. She currently participates in courses with Robert Messop in Watercolor at the Cape Cod Art Association.
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.
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 5 years ago with just a simple necklace, and has expanded to include earrings, paperweights and framed art made from shells, driftwood, birch bark, and recycled beach fencing. Her mermaids and fish art are customer favfavorites.
Kyle will be in the light grey shanty the week of July 14th-20th, July 28th -August 3rd and the week of September 22nd -28th, 2014.
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 techniques with modern materials and color to create useful, decorative and unique 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 in the green shanty for the season.
EML Designs (aka Eileen Lipkind) are hand crafted jewelry designs. My jewelry designs are wearable works of art. I create my hand crafted beads by melting colorful glass rods with a small torch to create one of a kind glass beads. I consider my jewelry to be delicate in designs with a touch of funk. I create each piece of jewelry as if I were creating it for my best friend.
A donation to help find a cure for cancer is made from all EML jewelry designs sales.
Eileen will be in the shanties the following times:
The white shanty for the 5/30-6/1 adn 6/6-6/8 weekends.
The light grey shanty for August 4th-10th and September 1st -7th, 2014.
Local Color Jewelry
Local Color Jewelry is a collaboration of the finest collections designed by Hanne Bernstein and Jennifer Yogel.
Hanne Bernstein, a Danish native, has experimented with a variety of art forms throughout her life. After moving to Boston she took her first metalsmithing class and found her creative niche in jewelry making.
She incorporates her previous experience with fiber art to create her unique jewelry pieces. Working with crochet and hand weaving using gold and silver wire her contemporary style is reminiscent of Scandinavian design.
Inspired by nature and geometrical shapes Hanne's pieces are timeless and effortlessly elegant.
Jennifer Yogel draws on her graphic design background to create simple and elegant jewelry. Her textural designs blend the techniques of weaving and wrapping gold and sterling silver wire. Inspired by color she is captivated by the endless combinations of gold and silver with precious and semi-precious gemstones and pearls.
Jennifer graduated with a BFA in Visual Design from Southeastern Massachusetts University, and continued her education in silversmithing at the DeCordova Museum School in Lincoln, MA.
Local Color Jewelry will be in the light grey shanty August 18th-24th, 2014.
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, and gallery wrapped canvas. Most recently she has created a collection of her art work that is framed in recycled painted or stained wooden window frames. Her work has also been published in the Cape Cod Magazine.
Linda will be in the dark grey shanty the week of August 11th-August 17th.
Having spent most of his business career in Hong Kong and Singapore, Alan returned to Massachusetts and started a hobby of building functional shutter frames with the concept of designing a ” window view effect” for rooms of residences and businesses where there are no views. In collaboration with a talented artist, Susan Boudreau Davis, they have created a series of “window views” with original scenic acrylic paintings by Susan. Some of the “window view” series will be on display from July 14-20th at the Grey Shanty along with other paintings by Susan. So come and take a peek at their “window views”.
I moved to Cape Cod in 1978 (for 2 years) from the beautiful town of Amherst, MA and have pretty much lived on "The Cape" ever since.
I have been involved with photography for as long as I can remember... way, way, way before "digital".
If my memory serves me correctly, my first camera was a Kodak Duaflex IV. I have always been the one taking pictures and "coaxing" friends and family to sit through slide shows.
Back in the late 1970's while attending Cape Cod Community College I was involved with managing the photography & darkroom club (where I spent hours upon hours).
I also served as the Photography Editor for the school's literary magazine, "Sea Change".
My lovely wife Jill and I spent the "winter season" of 92/93 in NH where Jill taught at her almamater, Plymouth State College for a professor on sabbatical and I worked for Sharpshooter Photography at Waterville Valley, NH, shooting ski races and on the mountain photographs of Waterville Valley guest enjoying their day of skiing. Don't tell Jill, but I think I might have gotten the better end of the deal!
Rob is sharing the dark grey shanty with Allen McCarter and Susan Davis of www.susanscreativeartwork.com the week of July 14th-July 20, 2014.
Elizabeth Moisan, a native New Yorker, has worked professionally as an artist since graduating from Parsons School of Design in 1970. In addition to a forty-plus year career as a designer in the home-furnishings industry, she has done illustration, set design, and taken on watercolor and portrait commissions. She is an Arts and Letters member of the Cape Cod Branch of the National League of American Pen Women; the founding host of A Book in the Hand and Shelf Space, two literary programs; the facilitator of a writing group; and founder and member of Just Plain Folk, a folk music group that performs locally. She currently works as an illustrator and book designer.
Elizabeth is the author of Master of the Sweet Trade: A Story of the Pirate Samuel Bellamy, Mariah Hallett, and the Whydah, her debut novel. A 13th generation Mayflower descendant, she lives on Cape Cod, a short distance from the setting of her book.
Elizabeth will be sharing the shanty with Susan Santangelo the weekend of June 13th-15th and September 1st through 7, 2014.
Phone: (508) 362-9589
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 or watercolors, 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.
Ellen will be in the white shanty the week of August 11th-17th, 2014. She will be sharing the shanty with Leslie Altman.
Sarah Colvin Nelson
Newswriter, reporter and anchor by day, photographer at heart. Sarah has been taking pictures since she was a young girl, and is inspired by the natural beauty of Cape Cod. Here work includes landscape/nature/Cape Cod/seascape photography with an eye for detail and interesting angles.
Sarah will be in the red shanty during the weekend of 6/20-6/22, 2014.
Donna started making jewelry about 2 years ago when she discovered Precious Metal Clay. She loves creating pendants and clasps to be used with hand knotted pearls and semi-precious stone beads. Living among Cape Cod’s beauty gives her great inspiration for my work. Her hope is for her love of sand and sea shows in the creations. My online shop is www.etsy.com/shop/DonnaNussdorfer.
Donna will be in the dark grey shanty the weekend of 6/20-6/22, 2014.
E. Paul Oberlander
E. Paul is a fine artists, illustrator and designer. He has been living and working on Cape Cod for the past thirty five years working for world renowned scientific institutions here on Cape Cod as well as world wide, including the Smithsonian in Washington, DC. His work has an aquatic theme-fish and marine mammals mostly and fantasy mermaids. He works in gouache, water colors, pastel and graphite.
E. Paul will be in the red shanty the weekend of June 13th-15th, 2014.
Joell is a third generation Native Cape Codder. She is an "Up-cycle Artist" who uses mostly recycled and found items! Her one of a kind glass on glass mosaics are inspired by her love of the ocean, nature and the mystery of the sea! Local beach sands, pebbles, shells and seaside treasures can be found on some of her mosaics, but because she recycles and reuses items shells and seaside treasures may come from afar.
Seaside Mosaics can be found on the Web@ seasidemosaicsbyjoell.com and facebook.com/seasidemosaicsbyjoell
Joell is a third generation Native Cape Codder. She is an "Up-cycle Artist" who uses mostly recycled and found items! Her one of a kind glass on glass mosaics are inspired by her love of the ocean, nature and the mystery of the sea! Local beach sands, pebbles, shells and seaside treasures can be found on some of her mosaics, but because she recycles and reuses items shells and seaside treasures may come from afar.
Joell is sharing a shanty with KayaAlexandria Worthington the following dates:
The white shanty, June 30th-July 6th; Light grey shanty.
O'Malley-Keyes - Art for All Mankind
Exceptional original oil paintings, fine art prints and art-inspired home accents. Julia O'Malley-Keyes has been involved in the arts for nearly half a century and has studied with noted master painters in Europe, on Cape Cod and in New York City. Painting since the age of eight Ms. O'Malley-Keyes is best known for her oil paintings of Cape Cod harbors and classic sailboats. As the name of her new venture suggests she has developed a line of extraordinary home accents that are available to a broader audience, All of these beautiful art-inspired home accents feature images of her original oil paintings. Determined to create beautiful, useful things that reflect attention to detail, the raw materials used are superior and long lasting. From Plush handmade pillows, to one of a kind tumbled marble objets d'art and her acclaimed oil paintings Ms. OMalley-Keyes continues to use her art as the engine that drives her dedication to charities. "In my opinion you get what you give to this life. Art, is for all mankind"
Julia will be in the shanties as follows:
The yellow shanty the week of July 21st-27th and the red shanty September 1st-28th, 2014.
Barry is an award winning Cape Cod artist who paints portraits and local maritime and village scenes in oil, pastel, and charcoal. He also creates colorful digital art from photographs. He is available for commission paintings of your favorite people and places and offers gicl√©e prints of his work.
Barry will be in the yellow shanty the weekend of 6/20-6/22 and the week of 6/23-6/29 and the dark grey shanty the week of 8/25-8/31, 2014.
Marie Grady Palcic
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. Find Marie on Facebook and check out her blog.
Marie will be sharing the shanty with Marilyn DeMartino the weekend of June 13-15th and the week of September 22nd-29th, 2014.
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 will be in the light grey shanty June 30th-July 6th and the blue shanty August 25th-31st, 2014.
Tyler is a Cape Cod artisan who forges unique glass creations in the flame at his Low Tide Glass studio. Tyler's work is inspired by the natural beauty of Cape Cod, and focuses on functionality as well as aesthetic purpose. His thoughtful designs showcase his talents both as an artist, as well as a skilled craftsmen. What treasures will you find at Low Tide?
Tyler is sharing the dark grey shanty with artist Leo Seletsky the weekend of May 23-26th and the blue shanty the week of June 30th-July 6th, 2014.
Kathleen's grandmother taught her to knit when she was eight and it had always been a favorite hobby. As an adult she became intrigued with the idea of creating an article of clothing from scratch - from fiber in its raw form to finished piece. Several years ago her husband Steve surprised her with a gift of an antique spinning wheel. Not knowing how to spin or whether the wheel even worked, she sought help and advice from the Cape Cod Spinners Guild.
She joined the guild, learned to spin and found her passion!
As with most things in life, one road leads to another. As her interest in spinning grew, so did her knowledge of fiber and its many diverse uses. Kathleen began experimenting with needle felting which evolved into making felted soap. Unable to find a suitable soap for felting lead Kathleen to learn about the soap making process and she now makes her own line of handcrafted soaps (including several varieties of beer soap) as well.
Hence was born Woodside Woolies, a fiber arts business located in West Barnstable where Kathleen resides with her husband, children and their fiber producing Angora (mohair) goats and Angora rabbits. Their coats, sheared twice a year, are used to make much of the yarns she spins.
In addition to handspun, hand dyed yarns, Kathleen continues to create knitted items including unique knitted and crocheted jewelry, felted soaps and needle felted creations/animals including custom orders of beloved pets.
Kathleen will be in the dark grey shanty the weekend of May 16th-18th and in the light grey shanty, June 6th - 8th, 2014.
Mindy and Ronnie Reasonover
Mindy, known for her hydrangeas among other subjects (oil painting) and Ron Reasonover, known and recognized for his stylistic interpretations of Cape scenes and large scale wood carvings of sea creatures have resided in Falmouth since 2001. They hit the ground running with their art careers showing in galleries from Falmouth to Provincetown.
Their work can currently be seen in Nantucket Artworks, Nantucket; Bartholomew Gallery, Chatham; Chafin Fine Art, Falmouth as well as several galleries located in South Florida.
Mindy and Ronnie will be in the white shanty, August 25th-31st, 2014.
Bob Richard was introduced to woodworking and furniture making while studying Industrial Arts Education at Fitchburg State College. Upon graduation in 1970, he began to teach woodworking at Grafton Sr. High School in Grafton Mass. This association lasted over 14 years and provided valuable hands on experience with a variety of materials and techniques. "There was always an underlying theme of extremely high quality and longevity in the work we did." During his tenure at Grafton Bob spent 2 years studying furniture design and building at the Worcester Crafts Center under the guidance of Rhodes Scholar Tony LaRocco who previous worked at Sturbridge Village as a Master Craftsman. The two year program in furniture and cabinetry gave him the added skills to create high quality furniture using traditional, time tested methods. He is fascinated with lesser known historic styles of furniture and the circumstances and influences that make them so unique.
Bob is sharing the light grey shanty with artist Bev Gallerani July 7th through 13th, 2014.
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.
• Sarong/wrap - 100% lightweight cotton hand dyed. Cool, colorful perfect for any occasion with many styling options.
• Infinity loop scarf - 100% crinkle cotton hand dyed, adds flair and style. Can be worn full length, multiple loops or over the shoulders.
• Headscarf/ belt - 100% cotton. Complements and highlights summer hairstyles and doubles as a belt or sash. It’s great for your sun hat or just to jazz up your tote.
Beverly will be in the white shanty June 20th-22nd, the week of June 23rd-29th, the blue shanty August 18th-24th and the yellow shanty the week of September 1st-7th, 2014.
Dawn Rosell Designs jewelry is all hand formed and hammered by me, so
that each and every piece is unique and one of a kind. I work with new
stones, found shells and beach stones and recycled materials as well
as some artisan glass. I have recently added a new line called Style
without Sacrifice, these pieces are all made with recyceld metals or
components. Come visit me and see pieces right before your eyes and
feel free to ask about custom work.
Visit her website and see my blog and find out more
about her and my mission through her art.
Facebook under Dawn Rosell Designs Jewelry and Artwork on Facebook
Dawn will be in the blue shanty August 11-17th, 2014.
Jill’s photo imagery and products reflect an inquisitive mind, a playful spirit, a love of language, and a deep appreciation for Cape Cod and the natural world at large. Through her work she repeatedly acknowledges and reminds us that position and perspective change everything, and that life is both wildly complex, and beautifully simple.
Jill has created several distinct photo lines (e.g., Whale MaidTM, KaleyedesCapesTM, Seaweed WashashoresTM), and presents her images in a large variety of formats (from key rings to clocks to matted and framed prints). Her work appeals to the young and the old, to the silly and the serious, and she makes it available to fit every budget.
Jill will be in the red shanty June 23rd through July 6th, 2014.
Cape Cod resident Susan Santangelo is the author of the best-selling Baby Boomer mysteries, a series of humorous cozy mysteries which follows the adventures of a typical boomer couple as they navigate their way along life’s rocky highway toward their twilight years. The titles include Retirement Can Be Murder (2009), Moving Can Be Murder (2011), Marriage Can Be Murder (2012), Class Reunions Can Be Murder (2013), and the soon-to-be-released Funerals Can Be Murder.
An early member of the Baby Boomer generation, Susan Santangelo has been a feature writer, drama critic and editor for daily and weekly newspapers in the New York metropolitan area, including a stint at Cosmopolitan magazine. A seasoned public relations and marketing professional, she has designed and managed not-for-profit events and programs for over 25 years, and was principal of her own public relations firm, Events Unlimited, in Princeton NJ for ten years. She also served as Director of Special Events and Volunteers for Carnegie Hall during the Hall's 1990-1991 Centennial season.
Susan is a member of Sisters in Crime and the Cape Cod Writers Center, and also reviews mysteries for Suspense magazine. She shares her life with her husband Joe and one very spoiled English cocker spaniel, Boomer, who also serves as the model for the books’ covers.
A portion of the sales from the Baby Boomer Mysteries is donated to the Breast Cancer Survival Center, a non-profit organization based in Connecticut which Susan founded in 1999 after being diagnosed with cancer herself.
Susan will be in the blue shanty the weekend of June 13th-15th and the dark grey shanty the week of September 1st to 7th, 2014.
Roberta Schneiderman, a 12-year resident of Cape Cod, is a retired special educator who worked primarily with learning disabled high school students.
She co-wrote her first book, HOMEWORK IMPROVEMENT: A PARENT'S GUIDE TO DEVELOPING SUCCESSFUL STUDY HABITS IN CHILDREN BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE which was published by Harper Collins and is in its second printing.
Roberta will be selling and signing copies of her newest book, CAPE COD - MURDER AT A GATED COMMUNITY, during Memorial Day weekend.
She is currently working on a sequel which is set in the same fictitious community.
Roberta enjoys living on Cape Cod, painting, walking, playing tennis, kayaking, wintering in Siesta Key, FL, and traveling in the US and Europe.
Roberta will be at the shanties Memorial Day weekend, Friday-Monday, May 23rd-26th, 2014.
Leo's interest in photography is in capturing a slice of time, not in creating computer generated images. It's amazing how different one's surroundings look with an extremely slow or fast exposure. Most of his photos have not been altered in any way beyond an occasional crop. Leo has lived on Cape Cod for 40 years and currently owns a garden and landscape design and build company.
Leo wil be in the dark grey shanty Friday-Monday, May 23-26 and the blue shanty the week of June 30th-July 6th, 2014. He is sharing the shanty with Tyler Piebes.
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 will be in the white shanty the week of August 4th-10th and August 11th-17th and the dark grey shanty September 22nd through 28th, 2014.
Katherine's love for baskets has covered the last two decades. She started weaving as a young girl and has never stopped!
Katherine will be in the blue shanty the week of July 28th through August 3, 2014.
Leslie is passionate about glass and silver and the natural beauty of the Cape is her inspiration for the creations that come out of her studio. She was trained at the Boston Museum School of Fine Art. Leslie teaches at her studio in Cotuit and local schools and sells at various galleries on Cape Cod. Visitors may find her at the skyfield bed and breakfast when she is not at the shanties! All may visit the studio and miniature horse farm by appointment.
Leslie will be in the white shanty the week of July 28th-August 3rd, 2014.
Inspired by her love of reading, a fondness of the sea and the world as seen through the eyes of her son, Elisa strives to shape sterling silver to create jewelry that stands apart. Her necklaces, earring and bracelets feature special quotes and phrases, hand-stamped in silver to create works of art with special meaning to those who wear it.
Each piece is handmade using smith forging techniques, meaning every piece evolves from plain sterling sheet metal.
She is on facebook at swirlsjewelry, etsy at https://www.etsy.com/shop/SwirlsByElisa and you can also find her work at the Giving Tree Gallery in Sandwich, MA.
Elisa will be in the light grey shanty for the 5/16-5/18 and 5/23-5/26 weekends, the white shanty for the week of June 23rd through June 29th, 2014 and the blue shanty September 15th through 21st and 22nd through 29th.
Joyce Sullivan, a/k/a brownigirl, is a native of Massachusetts and has been handcrafting one of a kind creations since 2005. She is a talented artisan now living on beautiful Cape Cod. She incorporates her own hand lampwork glass beads and raku featured in many of her jewelry pieces and is also a painter of primitives. She find inspiration from the ocean, hiking outdoors, spending time in her gardens on Cape Cod and her travels abroad.
She has been featured in local magazines and websites and can be found during the year at various art festivals, crafting fairs and artisan events. When she is not found in her studio, you can find her kayaking, shellfishing, crabbing and spending time with her family.
Joyce will be in the yellow shanty the weekend of May 23-May 26th and the blue shanty the weekend of June 20th-22, 2014.
Mary is a natural light photographer specializing in a sense of place.
Mary will be in the dark grey shanty August 4th-10th, 2014.
Muriel creates functional and sculptural ceramic pieces for the table or home enviornment. Porcelain, stoneware and earthenware.
Muriel is sharing a shanty with Harriet Zabusky-Zand the week of July 28th-August 3rd, 2014.
Jen Villa is a photographer, collage artist and owner of The Little Beach Gallery in Hyannis.
She is inspired by the beauty of the ocean and tries to incorporate it's magical feel in the work she creates.
Along with photographs, Jen creates beach-inspired gifts and cards.
Jen will be in the light grey shanty the week of September 15th-21, 2014.
Kate Walls is a Cape native whose artwork reflects the beauty of her surroundings. She works in several mediums and styles. This versatility gives her the opportunity to switch from fine art to illustrations. Her more traditional pieces she exhibits in shows and galleries. Lately most of her energy has been going into illustrations.
In 2010 she illustrated Leslie Hatton's "Cape Cod ABCs". Her desire to write and illustrate her own book led her to creating "Cape Cod Bog Dog" in 2011, and "Bog Dog's Beach Adventure" in 2012. She also co-created "Cape Cod Bear" with Kathleen Ready Dayan in 2012.
Even though she does enjoy illustrating and painting, it is hard to limit herself to painting on paper and canvas. She also creates “functional art” by renovating old pieces of furniture or glassware. She will basically paint on anything that doesn’t move.
Kate is a juried artist member at Cape Cod Art Association and board member for the Yarmouth Art Guild. She also is a juried member of the Cape Cod Waterworks Fine Art and the Monday Painters. Her artwork has exhibited in many venues all over Cape Cod. She has participated in several community projects.
Kate will be sharing the yellow shanty with Susie Frost the week of July 7th -13th, 2014.
Susannah weaves eco-friendly rugs and other products on her loom, using cotton fabric and repurposed materials such as woolen and cotton clothing, tablecloths and curtains, packaging materials, and bicycle tire inner tubes. Using Saori weaving techniques and inspirations from nature, she creates rugs, yoga mats, cat scratchers, wine bottle cozies, items for mom and baby, and other textiles.
Susannah is a certified yoga teacher, classroom educator and athletic coach. Susannah is also a knitter and spinner, avid cyclist and sailor.
Susannah will be in the light grey shanty August 11th-17th and the dark grey shanty September 8-14th, 2014.
Kaya Alexandria Worthington
A Landlocked Mermaid turning Seaside Treasures into Wearable Art!
Genuine naturally ocean tumbled Sea Glass and Sea Pottery has been hand picked from the shores of Cape Cod and beautiful beaches all over the world.
All jewelry is hand forged right here on Cape Cod, by the artist, Kaya-Alexndria Worthington.
Each piece is a one of a kind treasure to be passed down as a family keepsake for generations to come.
Sea Glass may one day be no more as the excessive use of plastic is on the rise.
Every piece has a story and history behind them. Sea Glass has traveled and tumbled through decades and centuries, across many oceans to make it's way to you.
Known as Cape Cod Gypsea, Kaya handmakes original items from macreme, seed beads, native american jewelry made by a loom, sea glass jewelry and more.
Find her work on etsy at etsy.com/shop/CapeCodGypSea and on Facebook at Cape Cod Gypsea.
Kaya wil be in the white shanty, June 30th-July 6th; Light grey shanty, August 25-31st, 2014
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 which is applied to artistic, decorative and functional items. He also 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 in the wihite shanty August 18th -24th and the blue shanty September 1st through 7th, 2014.
Harriet has been a professional artist for more than 35 years, initially as a weaver, then as a painter, printmaker, sculptor and, most recently, as a potter working from her studio in Marstons Mills.
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.
Her love of color is expressed in her pottery. “What is important to me in my pottery are fluid forms and colorful glazes.”
Visit Harriet in the shanties the weekend of May 30th-June 1st and the week of July 28th-August 3rd.