The Gosnold Cultural Council announces a new co-sponsorship with the Marion Art Center (the MAC) for the Cuttyhunk Plein Air Festival! For more details, please scroll down to Looking Ahead.
Join us June 17th for the 2023 Cuttyhunk Plein Air Festival
Registration is being done through the Marion Art Center website for 2023. Please follow the registration link to reserve your spot!
Anne Winthrop Cordin
Change of Plans
The Gosnold Cultural Council (GCC) and the Marion Art Center (the MAC) are pleased to announce a new partnership to present the 2023 Cuttyhunk Plein Air Festival. Festival founder Teri Bordenave welcomes this new partnership between the MAC and the GCC and looks forward to this year’s event scheduled to take place on Saturday, June 17. A foul weather date is reserved for Sunday, June 18. “I am delighted about this new collaboration and how this partnership will strengthen and sustain this popular regional cultural event.” said Teri Bordenave. “This is a great way forward for the Plein Air Festival.”
The MAC’s executive director, Jodi Stevens, has been a long time juror and day-of volunteer for the CPAF, and has been an integral part of the Festival since its inception. In keeping with the missions of the both the Marion Art Center and the Gosnold Cultural Council, the collaborators aim to broaden the scope of the annual event and engage a more diverse group of participants.
ABOUT CUTTYHUNK PLEIN AIR
We thank our generous business and award sponsors for the 2022 Festival - Molly and Jim Conway, Cuttyhunk Shellfish Farms, and Pete’s Place Rentals. We also acknowledge the Gosnold Cultural Council, Cuttyhunk Historical Society, and the Long-Range Planning Committee for the Town of Gosnold for returning yet again as our Island collaborators.
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Facebook sites for Cuttyhunk Café and Cuttyhunk Island Market have additional information.
Hope to see you on Cuttyhunk soon.
Jim Conway & Molly Conway
Pete's Place Rentals
Bob Smith, a lifelong Cuttyhunker, attended New York University Film School and produced and directed documentaries and commercials in New York.
As a partner in Tiverton 4 Corners art gallery, Bob collected and sold contemporary Chinese and Southeast Asian art and curated exhibits on Abstract Expressionism, the Art of Polaroid, as well as local artists working in various media.
Bob also served on the collections committee of the New Bedford Whaling Museum, championing contemporary artists.
An inaugural juror for the Cuttyhunk Plein Air Festival, Bob returns for the live festival in 2022.
Jodi Stevens serves as the Executive Director at the Marion Art Center, located in Marion, MA, a post she began in September 2018. This “small but mighty” nonprofit institution offers art exhibits, theater productions, and music concerts, as well as creative workshops, classes, and clubs for both children and adults. The MAC also sponsors community events including SouthCoast Spring Arts, Art in Bloom, Arts in the Park, and the local Halloween parade.
Stevens has nearly 15 years of management and administrative experience, with extensive work in the arts. Additionally, she is a professional textile artist who has shown work in Canada and across the U.S. and has served as a visiting artist in residence for various programs in Colorado and Massachusetts. She recently stepped down from her five-year post as the administrative manager for the Art Drive, a successful annual open art studio tour in Westport and Dartmouth. Previous roles include Operations Manager at the New Bedford Port Society, which maintains the historic Seamen’s Bethel and Mariner’s Home located in the New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park; Adjunct Faculty for the Continuing Education Department at Rhode Island School of Design; Curator at Dedee Shattuck Gallery in Westport, MA; and Studio Manager for a local professional artist.
Stevens has directed art workshops and participated in textile-based educational outreach programs through museum partnerships and commissions, including the Fuller Craft Museum in Brockton, and the Albany Institute of History and Art in Albany, N.Y. She received her bachelor of fine arts in textiles from East Carolina University in Greenville, N.C. and completed her MFA in fibers at the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth. She resides in New Bedford.
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