In celebration of the National Park Service's Centennial Anniversary, the Cape Cod National Seashore has partnered with the Addison Art Gallery for a calendar of events exploring the history of the artists that inspired the creation of the National Park Service and introducing contemporary artists documenting the Seashore for future generations. Paintings will be shown at the Addison Art Gallery throughout the year with select works comprising distinctive shows at other Cape locations.
Rebecca Bruyn | SaraJane Doberstein | Maryalice Eizenberg | Stephanie Foster | Peter Kalill | Steve Kennedy | Marc Kundmann | Sharon McGauley | Robby McQueeney | John Murphy | Susan Overstreet | Andrea Petitto | Amy Sanders | Paul Schulenburg | Fay Shutzer | Catherine Skowron | Cleber Stecei | James Wolford
Through iPhonography, an internationally recognized visual art form, Rebecca Bruyn uses her iPhone to fulfill the long-awaited desire to capture a fleeting emotion almost instantaneously.
An alternative photographer with more than fifteen years experience, Rebecca’s diverse work has shown in galleries and international competitions.
Sara Jane Doberstein
SaraJane Doberstein was born in 1976 in Ontario, Canada and has devoted herself to learning and growing as a full-time artist for over 15 years.
She is a signature member of Oil Painters of America and American Women Artists, who finds her inspiration along the American coastline. Her work has been included in and won awards in prominent juried exhibitions across North America. She has been featured in several publications, including Southwest Art, American Art Collector and International Artist Magazine.
Maryalice Eizenberg is an award-winning artist and Massachusetts native. She has studied with accomplished painters John Cosby, Donald Demers, Joseph Paquet and Charles Sovek. Her work has been featured in Cape Cod Life and Chatham magazines. Her work has been included in The Creative Spirit, Art in Chatham's Old Village and Contemporary Cape Cod Artists, People & Places. She teaches at the Creative Arts Center in Chatham and is a member of Oil Painters of America, American Women Artists, Cape Cod Plein Air Painters and 21 in Truro. Her work is held in private collections in the United States, Europe and Japan.
Nature lover Stephanie Foster has been a photographer for most of her adult life, starting as a fashion photographer in Boston. She finds the Cape her perfect home, surrounded by wildlife and natural beauty. Her first solo show at the Cape Cod Museum of Art featured fine art photographs taken in the National Seashore while she lived alone in a remote dune shack in the Provincelands. Her second solo show at the Museum focused on the farm life of Cape Cod — the people, the animals and the land. The photographs were chosen from her book, “Farms of Cape Cod.”
A graduate of Paier Collage of Art and professional artist, Steve Kennedy has been painting on Cape Cod for over thirty years. His work is widely collected nationally and internationally, and has been featured in galleries and museums across the New England/New York region. He calls his style as painterly realism, which he defines as a cross between impressionism and realism.
Marc Kundmann studied and workshopped with fine artists connected to the long tradition of painting on the Cape including Robert Henry, Jim Peters, Bert Yarborough and Richard Baker. He works with encaustic wax, one of the oldest forms of painting. The technique allows him to build and remove textured layers of color, transparency, and pigments. He focuses on the joy of creating, and also painting with honesty.
Sharon McGauley has earned multiple grants, studied art at Connecticut College, and continues to work with master painters. She paints plein air and in her studio and is especially inspired by dramatic weather, atmosphere and lighting.
Her work has shown in many solo and juried shows across the country, and can be found in prestigious collections in the US, Canada, Europe and Japan.
Robby McQueeney, The Dune Tramp, creates unique photographic images of outer Cape Cod that are imaginative and inspiring, from the dramatic to the comic, the iconic to the impressionistic. The magical dunes and mystical dune shacks, the entertaining wrack line on the Great Beach, and off-the-beaten-path destinations provide limitless opportunities for exciting photography, in all seasons, in all weather.
John studied at the Butera School of Art and attributes his ability to working with and learning from some of America’s most talented artists. John’s supportive family and talented peers have enabled him to gradually focus more time on his painting, even as he grew his restaurant, the Land Ho! John has shown successfully in Paris as well as in the United States. He is a member of the Copley Society of Art and his joyful work can be found in many prestigious collections throughout the Americans and Europe. His work has been positively reviewed in the Boston Globe, Cape Cod Life, Cape Cod Times, Cape Codder, A-Plus and Cape Cod View.
Devoted to a full-time art career on her beloved Cape Cod, Susan Overstreet's distinct expressionist brushwork and use of color captivates collectors who have followed her development as an artist.
Andrea has taught in New York and across the Cape. She has had solo shows in Canandaigua, at the Copley Society in Boston and the Addison Art Gallery. Having painted for decades, she has won many awards Rochester NY, the Copley Society in Boston, and on Cape Cod.
She often completes a work in one go, a la prima, to keep it fresh and lively. Brush or knife strokes are more important to the final work than representational detail. Her use of a palette knife results in crisp strokes and color patches.
Amy Sanders paints richly detailed paintings capturing the beauty of pine woods, peaceful landscapes, joyful beachgoers, and the ocean and weather of the Cape.
Pastel is her primary medium as its flexibility allows her to expressively capture the beauty and depth of the scenes that draw her. Amy is an award-winning artist, Signature Member of the Pastel Society of America, and respected art juror on the show circuit. Her work resides in collections throughout New England and abroad. She has been represented by the Addison Art Gallery since 1998.
Paul Schulenburg is an internationally collected artist whose work has shown at the Hopper House Museum, in solo shows at Cape Cod Museum of Art, at Provincetown Art Association and Museum and Cahoon Museum of American Art. He has appeared over dozens of times in respected national art publications including on the cover. Schulenburg is a first place Copley artist, member of Oil Painters of America and was commissioned by the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum to create a portrait of museum trustee Eliot Forbes.
Oil paint, the light, and the evocative quality of the Outer Cape are the ingredients that drew Fay Shutzer to paint. Her work has been exhibited in numerous juried national competitions. Her style of abstract realism, painting both plein air and in studio often involves palette knife and brush. She lives in New York and Truro.
Catherine Skowron has studied art in France, Italy, and on Cape Cod with Carol Whorf Westcott, Salvatore DelDeo and Elizabeth Pratt. Since 1969 she has exhibited in open and juried shows, and her works are in private collections through out the US, Canada and Europe.
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, has since excelled in landscape painting, and has been referred to as “A Master in the Making.” He was honored as the Arts Foundation 2016 Pops by the Sea artist where his painting sold at auction for $18,000.
James Wolford is an American landscape painter with a focus on marine and architectural subjects. A contemporary realist, he captures the subtleties and intensities of light, and often takes subjects considered mundane and transforms them by finding and pointing out their inherent beauty.
He is a member of the Copley Society of Artists and also a signature member of the American Association of Marine Artists.