The Addison Art Gallery is open year round with regularly changing shows. During the summer, we open at 10; to 6 Monday through Friday, to 7 on Saturday and to 5 on Sunday. Work may be reserved by calling 508.255.6200.

As events are scheduled, they are added to this page. To be added to our invitation list, please send your email address to We hope to see or hear from you soon.


For workshops and classes, please click here.

Now Showing

Paul Schulenburg, Cape cod artist
Paul Schulenburg One Man Show
Paul Schulenburg is an internationally collected artist whose work has shown in the Hopper House Museum, twice in solo shows at the Cape Cod Museum of Art, and in many group exhibitions at CCMA, Provincetown Art Association and Museum, and Cahoon Museum of American Art. He has appeared over a dozen times in respected national art publications including on the cover of American Art Collector. Schulenburg is a first place prize-winning Copley artist, a juried member of Oil Painters of America and was commissioned by the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum to create a portrait of museum trustee Eliot Forbes.

For 20 years, Paul created award-winning art for publication worldwide. His client list included: Digital Equipment Corporation, Cigna, Fidelity Investments, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Lucent Technologies, Sunoco, TIME, U.S. News and World Report, The Wall Street Journal, Columbia Journalism Review, Cahners, Prentice Hall, Houghton Mifflin, and Ziff-Davis.

Now Showing

Cleber Stecei, Cape Cod artist
Cleber Stecei One Man Show
Born in Brazil in 1976, Cleber Stecei began experimenting with abstract painting as a teenager. After arriving in the United States at the age of 19, he became inspired by the beautiful New England scenery and has since excelled in landscape painting.

Stecei is a member of the Cape Cod Art Association and his work has been awarded numerous times, including a Best in Show. Since showing at the Addison Art Gallery, his work has enthralled collectors as well as judges and has been featured in respected regional and national art publications.

"A Master in the Making..." —Mary Grauerholz, Cape Cod Life

Through Friday, August 1

Kim Kettler, Cape Cod artist
Capturing Wellfleet Exhibition
Featuring paintings by Rick Fleury, Paul Schulenburg and award-winning plein air artists

at the Wellfleet Public Library
55 West Main Street, Wellfleet
For more information, please call the
Addison Art Gallery at 508.255.6200.

Saturday, August 2
5:00 - 7:00

Robert Abele artist
Reception for The Best of Summer
An intriguing exhibition of works celebrating summer chosen by artists, gallery staff and art lovers.
Saturday, August 9
5:00 - 7:00

Robert Abele artist
New Works Open House

Thursday, August 14
3:00 to 5:00

Ann Self, American Women Artists, Addison Art Gallery, Cape Cod
Painting with a Palette Knife
AWA Signature member Ann Self will demonstrate capturing a scene en plein air using the palette knife technique.


August 15 through
September 15

American Women Artists at Addison Art Gallery

Olga Krimon, American Women Artists at Addison Art Gallery
American Women Artists
17th Annual National Juried Competition
and Member Show

As American Art Collector Magazine recently observed, American Women Artists members are "women of distinction," representing some of the very best painters and sculptors working today. The Addison Art Gallery is happy to have been chosen to present this important national show.

Friday, August 15
3:00 to 4:00

Grace Schlesier, American Women Artists
The Plein Air Painting Addiction
Grace Schlesier, award-winning oil painter, will give a short history of plein air painting and share some of her interesting experiences in the field. She feels summer has the power to evoke a variety of memories, especially those from the shore.

Friday, August 15

American Women Artists Award Ceremony

Saturday, August 16
9:30 to 11:00

Ann Larsen, American Women Artists at Addison Art Gallery
Dialogue from the Field: Two Artists Share Perspectives
AWA Master Signature members Bethanne Kinsella Cople and Ann Larsen will demonstrate the process of working from a small plein air study to create a larger painting. These entertaining women will discuss the value of peer critiques and share amusing stories about painting in the field.

Saturday, August 16
4:00 - 7:00

Fay Shutzer,  American Women Artists at Addison Art Gallery
American Women Artists
American Women Artists Opening Reception

As American Art Collector Magazine recently observed, American Women Artists members are "women of distinction," representing some of the very best painters and sculptors working today. The Addison Art Gallery is happy to have been chosen to present this important national show.

Sunday, August 17
3:00 to 5:00

Relax and let your Muse do the Work
Maybe you are like Leah Lopez and know what it feels like to take a painting too far or to wish you had an "undo" button because every salvage attempt takes it further from where you were when things were clicking. Well, you're not alone. Take a deep breath, relax and let your Muse take over. Leah will share her experiences and demonstrate what can be done when things aren't clicking and the paint isn't flowing, so you can get back into the work.

Wednesday, August 20
3:00 to 5:00

Susan French Overstreet, Cape Cod artist
Colorist Painting Demonstration
Susan Overstreet will paint plein air on the gallery's lawn, starting with abstract blocks of color and working to a finished piece capturing the afternoon Cape light. Susan is an Impressionist who works with acrylics using energetic and dramatic brushwork.

Friday, August 22
6:00 - 7:30

Marc Kundmann, Cape Cod artist
Marc Kundmann in Provincetown
Spend time with Marc Kundmann and view
his latest encaustics at

3Harbors Realty
135 Commercial Street, Provincetown

Marc Kundmann paints with encaustic wax, one of the oldest forms of painting. The technique allows for textured layers of color, transparency, and pigments. He focuses on the joy of creating, and also painting with honesty, creating intriguing and beautiful surfaces with emotional life given to the subjects, whether figures, structures, or boats, and hint at the mystery inside.

Saturday, August 23
3:00 to 5:00

Jenny Kelly, American Women Artists
Painting Flowers from Life in Oil
Jenny Kelley will demonstrate her process of painting from direct observation, which includes using a wet-on-wet technique to capture the beauty of the flowers quickly. Jenny received her BFA in Painting from the RSID, is amember of the Copley Society, a visual arts teacher and the illustrator of eight popular children’s books.

Saturday, September 13
3:00 - 5:00

Painting the Landscape
Valerie Craig will demonstrate her approach to painting a landscape, using sketches, small plein air studies and photographs. She will discuss how she uses reference materials in designing a piece as she works to complete a finished piece. Valerie's expressive brushwork and loose painterly style help to convey her emotional response to the landscape.

Celebrate our Waters 2014
Celebrate our Waters showcases our precious bays, ponds, lakes, marshes, creeks and beaches. Event include guided walks, bike rides, talks, tours, kayak trips, cat boat sailing, aquaculture events, a sand sculpture contest, plein air painting, art demonstrations, an artist's talk and reception, and a bonfire on Nauset Beach. Celebrate our Waters is an ideal weekend to put other things aside and join together in celebrating what brought many of us here in the first place – the wonderful waters all around us.

For more information, please visit

Saturday, September 20
Jenny Kelly, American Women Artists
Celebrating our Waters en Plein Air
Watch award-winning painters as they create work inspired by the shores of Orleans.
Saturday, September 20
4:00 to 6:00
Susan Overstreet, Cape Cod Artist
Celebrating our Waters Reception
Join artists and friends for a casual reception and exhibition of new paintings inspired by the shores and waters of Cape Cod.
Sunday, Spetember 21
11:00 to noon
Rick Fleury, Cape Cod artist
Natural Inspirations: An Artist's Journey
Cape landscape artist Rick Fleury will share his thoughts and views of how Cape Cod continues to be an endless inspiration for his work; and how he hopes to heighten awareness of the environment and the natural beauty of Cape Cod through his interpretations on canvas. The artist will Incorporate historical context through the landscape painters of the Hudson River School, and nature writers Thoreau and Emerson, and how they laid the foundation for conservation and preservation in America leading to the creation of our first national parks. The talk will include paintings, quoted text and an open discussion.

at the Orleans Historical Society Museum
3 River Road, Orleans

Sunday, Spetember 21
1:00 to 2:30

Elizabeth Pratt, Cape Cod watercolor artist
Elizabeth Pratt Watercolor Demonstration
Intriguing methods to build deeper color, dramatic light, interesting form and texture will be demonstrated by this popular teacher and acclaimed Copley Master.
Friday, September 26

Susan Overstreet Painting Demonstration
Part of the Snow Library Lifetime Learning Program

Saturday, October 11

Capture the Cape Photo Walk Around Orleans, starting at the Land Ho!
Orleans Camera will be offering a Free Photo Walk open to photographers of all skill levels. In cooperation with Addison Art Gallery and The Land Ho!, this event will provide an opportunity for participants to photograph downtown Orleans while dozens of artists paint plein air at numerous Orleans locations. Pre-registration is required and participation is limited to 36 photographers who call 508.240.1300. Everyone is free to watch the artists and photographers.
Saturday, October 11
8:00 to noon

Capture the Cape
Capture the Cape Painting Convergence Around Orleans
Renowned artists from Cape Cod and states away will be painting in Orleans. This is a great opportunity to watch paintings being created, meet award-winning artists and learn more about their inspirations and techniques.

For info on where the artists will be painting, please call the Addison Art Gallery at 508.255.6200 or email Works by these artists can be found in museums, corporations, U.S. Embassies, and in private collections throughout the Americas, Europe and in Asia. Adults and children alike are enthralled by seeing a painting move from a sketch to a finished piece, and it’s a great experience to spend time with the artists while they are painting (some collectors choose their paintings while they are still being painted) and at the Addison Art Gallery reception.

The wet paintings will be framed and hung for a reception starting at 5:00 and the gallery will be open all afternoon so art lovers can see the works as they arrive. Works by the participating artists can be found in museums, corporations, U.S. Embassies, and in private collections throughout the Americas, Capture the Cape is co-sponsored by the Land Ho! The Land Ho!, the region’s most popular restaurant, is widely respected for its support of the arts, and known for its great food, inviting charm and lively good times.

In the case of rain, the artists may be found painting inside. Artists wishing to participate can email for more information.

Saturday, October 11
5:00 - 7:00

Reception for Capture the Cape Addison Art Gallery
Featuring works created this weekend by dozens of renowned artists from Cape Cod and states away. This is a great opportunity to meet award-winning artists and learn more about their inspirations and techniques. Works by the participating artists can be found in museums, corporations, U.S. Embassies, and in private collections throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia.

Thursday, November 15
5:00 - 7:00

David Burns, Cape Cod artist
Annual Show of Gratitude
"Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend."
— Melody Beattie

Saturday, December 6
6:00 - 7:00 pm

Paul Schulenburg, Cape Cod artist
Collectors' Holiday Party

Saturday, August 8
Olivier Suire Verley, Addison Art Gallery, Cape Cod
Olivier Suire Verley

New pieces arrive continuously throughout the year. If you are interested in being notified as work arrives, please contact us. Shows are usually hung at least one day prior to the opening reception for collector previews. 

When at the Gallery, be sure to explore all the nooks and crannies of this classic half-Cape. With dozens of artists represented, you will want to be sure to see them all. Choose from oils, watercolors, pastels, egg temperas, sculpture, prints and art books.

We look forward to seeing you.
Helen Addison

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