Community Outreach

NHAA artists reach out to communities throughout New Hampshire. In the past we have worked with the New Hampshire Association of the Blind, the Seacoast Mental Health Center, and the New Hampshire Children’s Museum, among others to bring artists together with non-traditional audiences, and to give these special audiences access to art and artists.

Please call the gallery at 603.431.4230 or send email to

Art of Recovery

NHAA collaborated with the Seacoast Mental Health Center for the 1st Annual Art of Recovery Celebration to honor creativity in the recovery process.

The Seacoast Mental Health Center’s Art of Recovery program seeks professional mentor artists.  For the past five years, up to twelve of its clients, with artistic abilities, have bene paired with a professional artist. Together, they  create two pieces of art to be sold in the Art Of Recovery silent auction. The professional artists, who donate their time and their talent, include members of the New Hampshire Art Association, the Kittery Art Association, the Seacoast Art Association and the NH Society of Photographic Artists. This year in addition, to the Art of Recovery Art Auction, these artists will be displaying their work at the NHAA during the month of April. Contact Libby Rust to sign up

Art Connects

Art Connects is an initiative formed with New Hampshire Art Association and New Hampshire Institute of Art. This is also part of a national organization.Their mission connects artists and donors to community service organizations through the placement of original artwork.

Art ‘Round Town collaboration with other galleries

The FIRST FRIDAY of every month, from 5 to 8pm (year round!) Downtown Portsmouth celebrates its inspired, intimate urban community with big city style by presenting its Art ‘Round Town gallery walk. The NHAA hosts an open reception for the community on these evenings.

Experience NH

At the invitation of Senator Jeanne Shaheen the NHAA participates in Experience NH at the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C.

Omer T. Lassonde Scholarship

The New Hampshire Art Association awards three (3)  $500 scholarship to New Hampshire high school seniors planning to pursue a college or art school degree in the visual arts.
These awards are determined on a competitive basis and require the submission of an art portfolio, artist’s statement, and letter of recommendation.   All students are encouraged to participate in this process.

Professional Artist Lecture Series

NHAA presents lectures at the Levy Gallery which are free and open to the public. The lecturers have included such artists as Michael StasiukProcess and InspirationRick Fox, Narrative to Shape; Julee Holcombe The Narrative Portrait; plus other notable artists from our area.