, Gloucester, MA

February 19, 2013

Business briefcase

Gloucester Daily Times

---- — Feener earns

broker’s license

Mary-Ellen L. Feener, a sales associate in the Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage office in Manchester, has earned her real estate broker’s license by undergoing extensive real estate training, education and passing the state exam.

“Mary-Ellen has been affiliated with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage for five and half years” said Alyson O’Hara, sales manager of the Coldwell Banker office in Manchester, in a statement. “During that time, she has demonstrated the highest professional standards and a dedication to satisfying the needs of her clients.”

In addition to obtaining her broker’s license, Feener has earned the industry designation of certified home marketing specialist. She has been working in the real estate field for more than 10 years, first as an appraiser trainee and then as a sales agent.

A fourth generation and life-long resident of Gloucester, Feener serves real estate clients all over the North Shore.

Cutler joins Barrett’s Manchester office

Realtor Alle Cutler has joined J Barrett & Company in its Manchester office.

The Beverly resident has been a full-time Realtor since 2006. Prior to her career in real estate, Cutler worked for 15-plus years in sales, marketing and brand licensing in New York, Rhode Island and California for companies including Hasbro, Random House, and Harcourt Brace. Born in Mexico City, she spent her childhood in Miami, Fla., and Wolfeboro, N.H., and has lived on the North Shore for 10 years and is a passionate advocate of the area.

“We are very excited that Alle is now part of our team,” said Jon Gray, president, in a statement. “Her knowledge of the industry plus her skills and abilities are invaluable assets to our company and to all our clients.”

J Barrett, which has 98 agents in six offices, opened its downtown Marblehead office at 56 Atlantic Ave. earlier this month.

In her spare time, Cutler is an avid tennis player, and is a hobby gardener. She also attended “Bee” school. Cutler is a graduate of the Westover School in Middlebury, Conn., and the University of Colorado, Boulder.

Wenniger Cottage Gallery open house

Mary Ann and Mace Wenniger, artists and owners of The Wenniger Cottage Gallery, are celebrating their career as artists and gallery owners with a special “For the Love of Art” open house and sale, including special pricing for Cape Ann residents.

Residents of Manchester for 44 years, the Wennigers moved their home and gallery to Gloucester two years ago, after they sold their gallery in Rockport.

“We love our work as artists,” said Mary Ann in a statement. “And just as much we love to share our collection and our love of art with friends on Cape Ann.”

In the gallery visitors will find a compelling collection of figurative and abstract subjects ranging from New England forest scenes to Chinese scrolls. Many of the works for sale can be seen on the WennigerCottageGallery Facebook page.

The collection on sale includes watercolors, large and small aquatints and etchings, decorative silkscreens and lithographs, historic white line woodcuts, wood engravings and drypoints, a rare amount of richly colored mezzotints from Japan, Holland, Germany, Czechoslovakia, Poland and the U.S., as well as monoprints and handmade papers. Visitors will also find evocative collagraphs by Mary Ann, as well as Mace’s expressive and sensitive figure paintings.

The open house will be held Feb. 22 to 24, at the gallery, 70 Holly St. Hours are Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Cape Ann resident discounts will be held through February and March.

The gallery is open Fridays and Saturdays, or by appointment; call 978-281-1181 or

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