Artist Studios at 196 Main Street
The Artists Studios at 196 Main Street has been attracting talented regional fine artists for the past three years. The studios are located adjacent to Charles Fine Arts Gallery and were developed to fulfill the need for artist workspace in Gloucester. The current artists include; Chloe Leigh, Jewelry Designer, Vanessa Michalak, Fine Artist/Painter, and Katherine Richmond, Photographer/ Fine Art Printing.
They are excited to have their studios located in the downtown Gloucester where they will continue to highlight a variety of media and work to ensure that the arts remain a cultural cornerstone in this historic artist community. The artist studios feature workspaces and a gallery, unveiling the unique processes behind their works.
About the Artists
Chloe Leigh is a fine jeweler who currently resides in Rockport, MA. She graduated from Massachusetts College of Art and Design with a BFA in Jewelry and Metalsmithing and sought additional training by attending Alchimia Contemporary Jewelry School in Florence, Italy; Davide Penso Glass Jewels classes in Murano, Italy; Marchutz College of Art and Design in Aix-en-Provence, France; and The Glass Furnace in Istanbul, Turkey. She has received several highly prestigious awards including, the Women’s Jewelry Association Award, the New England Chapter Award from the International Precious Metal Institute, Stephen D. Paine Award, and Paul Tsongas Award. Her work has been featured at several exhibitions including the 67 Facets Exhibition at the Society of North American Goldsmiths Exhibition and the Smithsonian.
Vanessa Michalak grew up in Maine before relocating to Boston, MA where she lived and worked for over a decade. She earned her MFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts with a concentration in painting in 2013. She was awarded the Massachusetts Cultural Council Fellowship in Painting in 2014 and her work was included in New American Paintings #110. She is currently represented by Portland Art Gallery, in Portland Maine and has various works on display at Charles Fine Arts in Gloucester, MA.
Katherine Richmond of Richmond Studios is a multi-disciplined artist who enjoys fine art, photography, sculpturing, oil painting, and drawing. Since 1993 her photographs have taken part in eight national juried exhibitions and have won fifteen awards, eleven are from international photographic competitions. Her photos have appeared in publications and are in many private collections across the country. Richmond Studios offers commercial photography, art reproduction and giclee and fine art printing services.