WELLFLEET, Mass. – What’s it like to have a national seashore in your backyard? If you’re an artist, it means limitless opportunities for inspiration! From November 2019 through February 2020, six local artists will share their works at Salt Pond Visitor Center in an exhibit titled, Living in a Postcard.
Works by Jody Shyllberg, Elaine Lobay, and Rebecca Gmucs are on exhibition in November and December. All are recent “washashores” who have spent a lifetime visiting and painting en plein air at the national seashore. Ms. Shyllberg had a graphic design business; Ms. Lobay is a graphic designer and was a high school art teacher; and Ms. Gmucs worked in textile design and had a landscape design business.
Works by Ron Edson, Pat Nickerson, and Meg Schmidt will be on display in January and February. Mr. Edson is an artist and educator who relocated to the Cape from New York in 2007. Ms. Nickerson has lived here for over 30 years and shows her work across the Cape. A watercolorist and oil painter, Ms. Schmidt has lived on the Cape for over three decades, and has entered many juried shows and won awards.
All of the artists are members of the Eastham Painters’ Guild. For the past several summers, guild painters have encouraged conversation and shared their inspiration with both visitors and neighbors during plein air painting sessions at seashore sites.
IF YOU GO: Salt Pond Visitor Center is located at 50 Nauset Road at the intersection of Route 6 in Eastham, and can be reached at 508-255-3421. The center is open daily from 9 am to 4:30 pm, with staff to assist with activity planning. Visit the museum, view the new park film, enjoy panoramic views of Salt Pond and Nauset Marsh, and shop in the gift and bookstore featuring national seashore-related items. For more information about the seashore’s programs, visit the www.nps.gov/capecod.