Dolls: Oneria (Dreamland) | Daniela Edstrom | Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce | Jul. 4 – Aug. 31
Sheafe Warehouse | Prescott Park, Portsmouth, NH | Jun. 23 – Aug. 27
League of NH Craftsmen Fair | Newbury, NH | Aug. 5 – 13
NHAA joins the 84th annual League of N.H. Craftsmen’s Fair
NEWBURY – Artists from the New Hampshire Art Association will be joining the 84th annual League of N.H. Craftsmen’s Fair
The Annual Fair for nine days in August.
The fair features the work of more than 350 craftspeople including 21 fine artists from the NHAA who will exhibit painting, printmaking and photography at Tent A.
Held August 5 to 13, from 1 – a.m.to 5 p.m. at the Mount Sunapee Resort in Newbury, the fair is named one of the Top 100 events in North America. It is one of the oldest craft fairs in the country.
During the event, the Mount Sunapee Resort is transformed into a fairground of white tents filled with fine crafts created master artisans. The scenic mountain view is the ideal backdrop for the creativity and beauty to be found at the fair.
The NHAA was a spinoff of the League of N.H Craftsmen. Since the League doesn’t jury in fine artists, the NHAA was formed to jury in fine artists to feature in its own separate tent on the grounds.
2 Pillsbury St. Concord, NH | Susan Clement, Elizabeth D’Amico & Dustan Knight | Jul. – Sept.
CONCORD – The New Hampshire Art Association is pleased to announce a new gallery location at 2 Pillsbury Street.
Artists Elizabeth D’Amico, Susan Clement and Dustan Knight will have work on exhibit in the lobby of the 6-story commercial building through September.
D’Amico of Springfield has an extensive teaching career in teaching art and, as a direct result of this experience, she continues to explore a variety of media enjoying mixed media collage, painting, printmaking, and sculpture most.
Before joining the faculty at Plymouth State University in 2002, D’Amico served as a mentor for PSU art education students. At the close of the 2013 spring semester, she became a full time artist and continues to teach occasionally at community venues.
D’Amico draws inspiration from nature and the beauty to be found there. Her focus is often climate change and humanity’s involvement with it. She is interested in reclaiming and recycling and sees her work as being part of that process.
“I have participated in the creative spirit of each medium as I was introducing it to students,” she said. “As a result, I feel very comfortable moving from one medium to another.”
D’Amico recently taught a class called “The Fine Art of Collage” and decided to create some new collages along with her students as I demonstrated collage techniques.
“I have since made a dedicated decision to recycle some of my previous hand pulled prints and other artwork into fresh mixed media collages,” she said. “Viewers will find a variety of recent collages of contrasting themes as well as some more traditional photographs and paintings.”
Clement, a New Hampshire native, loved venturing out into the forest as a child. It was her love of nature that inspired her to re-create the beauty she discovered in her childhood adventures. She received her fine art/elementary education training at Notre Dame College in Manchester, New Hampshire.
“As I went through my academic years, I found art class to be my favorite place to be as I had an undeniable need to express myself through painting and drawing,” Clement said.
Her medium of choice is oil on canvas with seascapes being the prime subject of her paintings in a style, which she said “encompasses a combination of Impressionistic and a touch of Realism.”
Knight grew up in New Castle and after years of teaching and traveling abroad, returned to the town to open a studio. She earned her master’s in fine art from Pratt Institute in New York City and her master’s degree in art history from Boston University.
She is a recipient of a N.H. State Fellowship for the Arts, a MacDowell Colony residency and a past Cummington Artist Colony resident. Her work is represented by galleries across the country.
For more information, please contact Suzanne Laurent, PR/Marketing Coordinator, New Hampshire Art Association at firstname.lastname@example.org or 603.475.0875