We have 6 beautiful screenless lithographs by Carl Sesto on exhibit.
The prints are duotones, which Carl intentionally altered to achieve
maximum resonance of each image. $750 framed.

His photographs, prints, and books are included in the permanent collections of the George Eastman House; the Fogg Art Museum; Harvard University; the Museum of Modern Art; and the Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris.

Paintings, digital collages and photographs by Cameron Sesto. $85 – $1200.

Photographs by Ezra Sesto. $350 – $625.

Small art cards by Ezra Sesto, $18.00.

Silver Gelatin photographs & screenless lithograph, duotones by Carl Sesto. $650 – $750.

 


We are so pleased with the response to this show,
that we’ve decided to extend it through JUNE 11.
PLEASE NOTE – the gallery will close 2 hours early on June 10 at 3pm.
Paintings, digital collages and photographs by Cameron Sesto. $85 – $1200.
Photographs by Ezra Sesto. $350 – $625.
Small art cards by Ezra Sesto, $18.00
Silver Gelatin photographs & screenless lithograph, duotones by Carl Sesto. $650 – $750.

THE SESTOS

Just in time for Mother’s Day!

Small art cards by Ezra Sesto, $18.00.

 


On exhibit Now – May 21.

Paintings, digital collages and photographs by Cameron Sesto. $85 – $1200.

Photographs by Ezra Sesto. $350 – $625.

Silver Gelatin photographs and screenless lithograph, duotones by Carl Sesto.

$650 – $750.


SAVE THE DATE!

OPENING RECEPTION

April 22, 1 – 6 p.m. 

This show runs from April 19 – May 21

Sweethaven Gallery

25L Inn Street

Newburyport, MA

978-465-7656

Light refreshments will be served.


Cameron Sesto

Cameron is an artist and retired Montessori art teacher currently facilitating her meditation and visual expression workshops in her studio and at other venues on the North Shore of Massachusetts.

She lives near the ocean with her artist husband Carl Sesto, and has been involved in the fine arts all her adult life, teaching art to children, and meditation with visual expression to adults.

She holds a Photography degree from the Rochester Institute of Technology and enjoys working in a variety of media that include photography, oil painting, writing and design. Her paintings and digital collages have all originated from charcoal drawings drawn in her meditation and visual expression workshop, Drawing into Creative Wholeness, which she began in 1986.


Ezra Sesto

It all started when…

            she was a little girl. She knew that she was destined to be an artist. Growing up in a creative family (both her parents are artists), photography in particular came naturally to her. She feels comfortable behind the lens of a camera and is constantly finding subjects to photograph. She’s drawn to the dichotomy between ancient and modern and the exquisite decay that results. Being creative is a path towards meditation and peace leading her to her authentic self.

Ezra is a graduate of Rhode Island School of Design and lives in New Jersey with her three children.


Carl Sesto

Carl Sesto is a photographer who was educated at Rochester Institute of Technology (BFA), and the Visual Studies Workshop (MFA). He studied with Nathan Lyons while an apprentice at the Eastman House Museum, and Minor White in Arlington, MA. In 1973 he established Pentacle Press, which specialized in printing fine quality books and posters for photographers and publishers. Among the many books produced by Pentacle Press were Real Dreams, Duane Michaels, 1976; Places, Aaron Siskind, Light Gallery/Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1976; Dorchester Days, Eugene Richards, 1978; Paper Negative, Danny Lyon, 1980; and Merci Gonaives, Danny Lyon, 1988.

His photographs, prints, and books are included in the permanent collections of the George Eastman House; the Fogg Art Museum; Harvard University; the Museum of Modern Art; and the Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris.

In 2010 he retired from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston where he taught full time for 20 years.

  

CINDIA SANFORD

New Work

We have a beautiful new piece in the show!

Thanksgiving – Framed, $1500.00

THIS PIECE HAS SOLD

 


Sweethaven Gallery

25L Inn Street Newburyport, MA

Now – January 29


Cindia Sanford is known for her evocative and atmospheric paintings of landscapes both vast and intimate.

Happily, after an eight-year pause, Cindia is again producing new work. Because of respiratory problems resulting from decades of exposure to oil paints and mediums, she was forced to experiment with less toxic paints, but found them unsuitable for her personal style. Finally, at the beginning of 2016 she resumed working again with soft, waxy pencils. Cindia had used Prismacolor pencils throughout her career, primarily as studies for larger paintings. Their waxy consistency allows her to build layers of transparency on paper that is similar to the oil glazing technique that she had been forced to abandon.

This exhibit of landscapes and nature studies consists of painterly drawings completed within the past year—her first new work in eight years. This is Cindia’s second appearance at Sweethaven Gallery, following last year’s very successful showing of her older work. She has exhibited nationally in galleries for forty years.

CINDIA SANFORD

New Work

 

Parker River – CINDIA SANFORD


Sweethaven Gallery

25L Inn Street Newburyport, MA

January 4 – January 29


Cindia Sanford is known for her evocative and atmospheric paintings of landscapes both vast and intimate.

Happily, after an eight-year pause, Cindia is again producing new work. Because of respiratory problems resulting from decades of exposure to oil paints and mediums, she was forced to experiment with less toxic paints, but found them unsuitable for her personal style. Finally, at the beginning of 2016 she resumed working again with soft, waxy pencils. Cindia had used Prismacolor pencils throughout her career, primarily as studies for larger paintings. Their waxy consistency allows her to build layers of transparency on paper that is similar to the oil glazing technique that she had been forced to abandon.

This exhibit of landscapes and nature studies consists of painterly drawings completed within the past year—her first new work in eight years. This is Cindia’s second appearance at Sweethaven Gallery, following last year’s very successful showing of her older work. She has exhibited nationally in galleries for forty years.

CINDIA SANFORD

New Work

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Salt Pines – CINDIA SANFORD


Sweethaven Gallery

25L Inn Street Newburyport, MA

November 30 – December 30

OPENING RECEPTION — MEET THE ARTIST

Saturday, December 3 — 2:00–6:00 p.m.

Light refreshments will be served


Cindia Sanford is known for her evocative and atmospheric paintings of landscapes both vast and intimate.

Happily, after an eight-year pause, Cindia is again producing new work. Because of respiratory problems resulting from decades of exposure to oil paints and mediums, she was forced to experiment with less toxic paints, but found them unsuitable for her personal style. Finally, at the beginning of 2016 she resumed working again with soft, waxy pencils. Cindia had used Prismacolor pencils throughout her career, primarily as studies for larger paintings. Their waxy consistency allows her to build layers of transparency on paper that is similar to the oil glazing technique that she had been forced to abandon.

This exhibit of landscapes and nature studies consists of painterly drawings completed within the past year—her first new work in eight years. This is Cindia’s second appearance at Sweethaven Gallery, following last year’s very successful showing of her older work. She has exhibited nationally in galleries for forty years.

Oct 26, 2016

Ferriswheel

 

I was working on a personal project photographing goats which started in South Royalton, VT and ended in Topsfield, MA at the #TopsfieldFair. As I entered the turnstile to leave, I just happened to look up and saw the cotton ball clouds and knew I had to photograph them some how. As I looked around, I saw the ferriswheel in the distance and knew that was the shot. So I ran to the other side of the fairgrounds in hopes of getting there before the light changed. Of course, I didn’t have a tripod with me because it’s impossible to photograph fast moving goats and lug a tripod around at the same time. I put a 20mm on, braced myself as best I could, took a deep breath and shot wide open at an 8th of a second. I guess you could say I got lucky with this one as it is tack sharp! I shot it spinning too, but this version really spoke to me. 

“Ferris Wheel”, 24”x8.5” on a 26”x10.5″ sheet.

$200.00

Other sizes available.

Printed on Canson Etching Rag on an Epson 3880.

To see additional work, please click the link www.sweethavengallery.com
on our profile page.

#SweethavenGallery
#NewburyportMA
#blue
#photographygallery
#photography
#FerrisWheel
#sunset
#TopsfieldFair
#clouds

Oct 26, 2016

SOUTH JETTY, PLUM ISLAND

 

It was December, not much snow on the ground and the wind was a steady 15-20 mph. I don’t know what the actual temperature was, but even with every piece of cold weather gear I owned on, including 3 layers of gloves, an EMS mountain parka good to -5º below 0, and I was still cold. And that is saying a lot since I used to live in Alaska and thought I was used to the cold. But I was on Plum Island in Newburyport, MA an hour before sunrise. Who knew it could get that cold here! The jetty helps protect the mouth of the Merrimac River along with the North Jetty just across the mouth in Salisbury, MA. When I left the house there was a heavy overcast and I wondered why I was doing this, the sun will never show with this much cloud cover. My gear was ready to go so I didn’t have to expose my fingers to the cold too long. When I walked out on the beach it was very dark but I saw a very dim hint of light on the horizon so I decided to stay. I composed my shot and waited. As the clouds lifted, the light on the horizon turned a beautiful pink magenta. I was cold, couldn’t stop shaking, I’d lost most of the feeling in my fingers, but I was there and determined to get the shot. The wind was blowing hard and I had to unzip my parka to block my tripod and camera to help minimize camera shake. After a few frames, I couldn’t take the cold any longer and headed back to the warmth of my car. I love this photo and the memories of that morning.

“South Jetty”, Plum Island – 24”x8.5” on a 28”x10.5″ sheet.

$200.00.

Other sizes available.

Printed on Canson Etching Rag on an Epson 3880.

To see additional work, please click the link www.sweethavengallery.com
on our profile page.

#SweethavenGallery
#NewburyportMA
#blue
#photographygallery
#photography
#jetty
#sunrise
#PlumIsland
#clouds

 


Three Photographers  —  Three Journeys

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25L Inn Street

Newburyport, MA

November 2 – November 27

OPENING RECEPTION – MEET THE ARTISTS  •  Nov. 5, 1 – 6pm

Light refreshments will be served


George Disario, Bobby Schatz and Frank Siteman crossed paths over 30 years ago on a busman’s holiday up in Rockport Maine. At first there was curiosity between them, then respect, then friendship, and down the road, even love. They shared their dreams, philosophies and war stories about their take on the state of photography. Over the years there have been times where cares of the world have pulled them apart but not far enough to break the bond. If one of them drifted too far the other two always came together to pull the other back. Time and again they  came back together, side by side, as a kind of sanctuary to fill up their tanks. 

Three Photographers – Three Journeys is the first time in their 30+ year friendship that their work has hung side by side. It is an honor for all of us at Sweethaven Gallery to host this show.


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 Before he was six, Bob Schatz’s parents discovered that he had been    sneaking his father’s camera, and a neighbor came to the rescue with a gift of  a Brownie box camera for Schatz’s eighth birthday. Self-taught, he found the  magic of the darkroom when his high school yearbook advisor showed him  how to process film and print. In his senior year at Belmont University, he  won ‘Best in Show’ at the Nashville Art Directors Guild. Through out his  career, Bobby has been drawn to the simplicity of the Shakers and has striven to capture the simple statement, simple line, simple life. You find that same ethic and shape throughout New England. Andrew Wyeth was drawn to the clean lines and softness of light in the Olson house near the coast of Maine. It’s the reason Bobby was drawn to live in Vermont from the deep south.

His clientele includes Time magazine, McMillian Publishing, Honeywell International, HCA, and many others. His artworks have been exhibited around the country and are included in the permanent collections of museums, corporations, and private collectors.


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 Frank Siteman was raised in Saint Louis, Missouri, where his Uncle Sid gave  him a camera when he turned 14. Soon afterward, Siteman was making 50  cents each for shooting portraits of new hires for the school-district’s  newsletters. After High School, he enrolled at Tufts University and traded  portraits of the faculty for tuition payments, and a free-lance tradition was  born which continues today. He graduated with a B.A. in visual  communications and in his first year out of college, Siteman taught photography at Boston’s Roxbury Latin School, Simmons College The Orson Welles Film School and the Art Institute of Boston. During his first Christmas break from teaching high school, he unwittingly started shooting for stock during a last minute trip to Morocco. Future trips took him to Iceland shooting volcanoes, to Russia to document life at the transition to democracy, and to Costa Rica and the Galapagos Islands to photograph endangered ecosystems.

Over the years, Siteman has shot annual reports for companies as diverse as Thermo Electron, Altana Pharma, and City Year, and has done advertising photos for clients such as Canon, Pfizer, Fidelity Investments and Boston Whaler.


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 “My intent is always to connect a thread from my life’s experiences to my  work. It is the conversation that I have with the rest of the world.”

George Disario came to America from the U.K. when he was 8. He lived on    the third floor of a triple decker in East Boston and was an inner city kid. His   grandfather was a working artist and made George aware of composition   and taught him to see and recognize that light had characteristics beyond volume. It also had direction, color and quality. Eventually he was given a scholarship to the MFA Boston. He didn’t know it at the time but it changed his life.

For over forty years as a commercial photographer, he has been “chasing the light” his grandfather made him so aware of. He has photographed hundreds of campaigns and worked his way around the world several times on behalf of US businesses. One project took him to Nike, Mellon Bank, BMW, British Air and The Bank of China in China. His work is a blend of art and commerce and his job is to create strong, visually compelling photographs every time.