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Live Model Drawing Sessions
May
15
7:30 PM19:30

Live Model Drawing Sessions

PORTSMOUTH – The New Hampshire Art Association is offering live model drawing sessions each month beginning Feb. 13, at its Robert Lincoln Levy Gallery at 136 State Street.

This is a two-hour drawing session with a clothed model. There will be timed poses and all levels of experience are welcome. There is no instruction or critique, but if artists wish to share their artwork at the end of the session, time can be allowed to do so.
Bring a sketchpad, graphite or Conte pencils, kneaded or gum erasers (no paint, ink or pastels.) These sessions are open to NHAA members and non-members and are coordinated by artist Joanna Novembrino.

No registration necessary. Just drop in and pay at the session. Fee is $10 for NHAA members and $15 for non-members.

Dates are Wednesday evenings: Feb. 13, March 20, April 17, May 15, June 19 and July 17 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.

For more information call the gallery 603-431-4230 or visit the

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Jun
1
8:00 AM08:00

2019 Plein Air Kick-Off at Piscataqua Riverfest

Participants of the New Hampshire Art Association’s Plein Air and Photography Special Interest Groups will be painting and photographing on Pierce Island, Four tree Island, Prescott Park and New Castle on June 1st. Observe the painters with brush in hand or see the photographers angling for the best shot as they capture the essence of the Piscataqua. 

The artist members will be selling these finished pieces and more at the Art Association’s Robert Lincoln Levy Gallery in, “Currents”, the summer exhibition, June 5th – 30th, 136 State Street, Portsmouth.  Opening Reception:  June 7th, 5-8:00pm.

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Jun
5
to Jun 30

"Currents"

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NHAA summer exhibit, titled “Currents” will be influenced by our collaboration with the Gundalow Company during their Piscataqua River Fest. Details will be available in the future.

Participants of the New Hampshire Art Association’s Plein Air and Photography Special Interest Groups will be painting and photographing on Pierce Island, Four tree Island, Prescott Park and New Castle on June 1st. Observe the painters with brush in hand or see the photographers angling for the best shot as they capture the essence of the Piscataqua. 

The artist members will be selling these finished pieces and more at the Art Association’s Robert Lincoln Levy Gallery in, “Currents”, the summer exhibition, June 5th – 30th, 136 State Street, Portsmouth.  Opening Reception:  June 7th, 5-8:00pm.

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Live Model Drawing Sessions
Jun
19
7:30 PM19:30

Live Model Drawing Sessions

PORTSMOUTH – The New Hampshire Art Association is offering live model drawing sessions each month beginning Feb. 13, at its Robert Lincoln Levy Gallery at 136 State Street.

This is a two-hour drawing session with a clothed model. There will be timed poses and all levels of experience are welcome. There is no instruction or critique, but if artists wish to share their artwork at the end of the session, time can be allowed to do so.
Bring a sketchpad, graphite or Conte pencils, kneaded or gum erasers (no paint, ink or pastels.) These sessions are open to NHAA members and non-members and are coordinated by artist Joanna Novembrino.

No registration necessary. Just drop in and pay at the session. Fee is $10 for NHAA members and $15 for non-members.

Dates are Wednesday evenings: Feb. 13, March 20, April 17, May 15, June 19 and July 17 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.

For more information call the gallery 603-431-4230 or visit the

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Jul
3
to Jul 28

Body of Work II

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During the month of July, Ty Meier, Bess French, Diane Boulet, Kevin Molloy, Jeffrey Wagner, Sheila Clough, Joe Flaherty, Claudia Rippee and William Townsend will exhibiting their art work at the New Hampshire Art Association. More details to follow.

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Live Model Drawing Sessions
Jul
17
7:30 PM19:30

Live Model Drawing Sessions

PORTSMOUTH – The New Hampshire Art Association is offering live model drawing sessions each month beginning Feb. 13, at its Robert Lincoln Levy Gallery at 136 State Street.

This is a two-hour drawing session with a clothed model. There will be timed poses and all levels of experience are welcome. There is no instruction or critique, but if artists wish to share their artwork at the end of the session, time can be allowed to do so.
Bring a sketchpad, graphite or Conte pencils, kneaded or gum erasers (no paint, ink or pastels.) These sessions are open to NHAA members and non-members and are coordinated by artist Joanna Novembrino.

No registration necessary. Just drop in and pay at the session. Fee is $10 for NHAA members and $15 for non-members.

Dates are Wednesday evenings: Feb. 13, March 20, April 17, May 15, June 19 and July 17 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.

For more information call the gallery 603-431-4230 or visit the

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Sep
4
to Sep 29

Body of Work III

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New Hampshire Art Association members Maryclare Heffernan, Debra Woodward, Sheryl Rivkind, Eileen Belanger, Sarah Cail, Sandra Keller, JoAnn Portalupi, Norm Ramsey and Shawn Pelech will be exhibiting their work at the Robert Lincoln Levy Gallery. More details to follow.

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Sep
13
to Oct 15

Jaffrey Civic Center Exhibition

The Jaffrey Civic Center in Jaffrey, NH will be the venue for an all-media member’s exhibit. Located in the Monadnock Region, this little gem of a cultural Center will exhibit and sell our members artwork during the height of the autumn season. We will be included on the Art Tour on Columbus Day weekend. More details to follow

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Live Model Drawing Sessions
Mar
20
7:30 PM19:30

Live Model Drawing Sessions

PORTSMOUTH – The New Hampshire Art Association is offering live model drawing sessions each month beginning Feb. 13, at its Robert Lincoln Levy Gallery at 136 State Street.

This is a two-hour drawing session with a clothed model. There will be timed poses and all levels of experience are welcome. There is no instruction or critique, but if artists wish to share their artwork at the end of the session, time can be allowed to do so.
Bring a sketchpad, graphite or Conte pencils, kneaded or gum erasers (no paint, ink or pastels.) These sessions are open to NHAA members and non-members and are coordinated by artist Joanna Novembrino.

No registration necessary. Just drop in and pay at the session. Fee is $10 for NHAA members and $15 for non-members.

Dates are Wednesday evenings: Feb. 13, March 20, April 17, May 15, June 19 and July 17 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.

For more information call the gallery 603-431-4230 or visit the

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Feb
13
7:30 PM19:30

Live Model Drawing Sessions

PORTSMOUTH – The New Hampshire Art Association is offering live model drawing sessions each month beginning Feb. 13, at its Robert Lincoln Levy Gallery at 136 State Street.

This is a two-hour drawing session with a clothed model. There will be timed poses and all levels of experience are welcome. There is no instruction or critique, but if artists wish to share their artwork at the end of the session, time can be allowed to do so.
Bring a sketchpad, graphite or Conte pencils, kneaded or gum erasers (no paint, ink or pastels.) These sessions are open to NHAA members and non-members and are coordinated by artist Joanna Novembrino.

No registration necessary. Just drop in and pay at the session. Fee is $10 for NHAA members and $15 for non-members.

Dates are Wednesday evenings: Feb. 13, March 20, April 17, May 15, June 19 and July 17 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.

For more information call the gallery 603-431-4230 or visit the

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Aug
4
to Aug 12

85th Annual Sunapee Craftsmen's Fair

Twenty-seven New Hampshire Art Association juried artists including photographers, printmakers, painters and illustrators will be displaying and selling their work during the 85th annual League of New Hampshire Craftsmen's Fair.

One of the oldest craft fairs in the country, the fair takes place August 4 through the 13 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at Mount Sunapee Resort in Newbury, NH. 

The grounds will be transformed into a fairground of white tents filled with fine craft created by more than 200 master craftsmen plus fine artists from NHAA, based in Portsmouth. NHAA has had a long history with the League of NH Craftsmen having formed a partnership when the League no longer included a fine art category.

Located in Tent A, NHAA artists include Barbara Stevens Adams, Phil Bean, Eileen Belanger, Debbie Campbell, Davida Cook, Heather Crowley, Becky Darling, Sherie Dowsett, Holly Elkins, Steve Genatossio , Roger Goldenberg , Maryclare Heffernan, Marylou Ashooh Lazos, Luci Lesmerises, Kent Maxwell , Keri McAndrews , Judith Mckenna, Lisa McManus, Robin Oliver , Susan Peterson, Joshua Prince, Betty Quinn, Joe Reardon, Marilene Sawaf, Rosanne Stavola, David Zerba. 

NHAA is a non-profit art association founded in 1940, and as such is the oldest statewide art association in New Hampshire and one of the oldest in the country. There are approximately 300 juried artist members representing a wide variety of visual arts mediums including: painting, photography, printmaking, sculpting, textile art, and mixed media. NHAA talented artists all live and work regionally throughout New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Maine, and Vermont. NHAA is based out of the Robert Lincoln Levy, 136 State Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801. The Gallery is open year-round with new exhibits monthly. 

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Aug
3
5:00 PM17:00

Opening Reception | August 2018

39th Annual Jack Partiff Juried Photography Exhibition | Main Gallery
As She Sees It | East Gallery | Diane Bragdon and Tricia Mansfield
Earth Abides | South Gallery | Debra Tillar
Water’s Edge | Gerry Frazier | Barbara Alber
Small Works | Main Front Gallery | NHAA Members

Art ‘Round Town

The first Friday of every month, downtown Portsmouth celebrates its inspired, intimate urban community with big city style by presenting its Art 'Round Town gallery walk.

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