"New Hampshire Landscapes in Motion" | Concord Chamber of Commerce | January - March

The Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce will host an exhibition of oil landscapes by Daryl D. Johnson titled “New Hampshire Landscapes in Motion,” Jan. 3 through March, 2019.
Described by Art New England magazine as “…gestural realist landscapes with the overall effect of speeding through layers of lighted space,” Johnson's oil paintings of landscapes are inspired by her motorcycle travels. The original oil paintings are awash with the energy of movement and nature with shifting patterns of water and rising transient clouds.
“The views are familiar, but the subtext is the underlying chi, the sweeping momentum,” Johnson said describing her paintings. “The earth ‘breathes in and out’ with compositions of uplifting shapes. These oils on canvas celebrate the vibration of the planet.”
Johnson was born in Manhattan, grew up in NYC’s suburbs and moved to New Hampshire in 1988. Johnson has a BFA from Hope College in Holland, Michigan, and studied at the Vermont Studio School and The Art Students League of New York.
Johnson's paintings have won numerous awards and are in private and corporate collections throughout the world including Fidelity Investments, Delta Airlines and Pepsico. She is a juried member of the New Hampshire Art Association and maintains a studio in Amherst, New Hampshire

The Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The exhibit runs Jan. 3 through March 21. There will be an opening reception on Jan. 11, from 5 to 7 p.m. in conjunction with the New Hampshire Furniture Masters also on view at the Concord Chamber and the League of N.H. Craftsmen across the lobby.

The chamber is located at 49 South Main Street, Suite 104, Concord.

Artwork is for sale by contacting the New Hampshire Art Association at (603) 431-4230.

“Northeast Motion”, an oil painting by Daryl D. Johnson


Kenyon Collections | Jan-Mar | 2 Pillsbury Street

Artist Biography – John Kenyon
John is a businessman by day and a local portrait artist and illustrator by night. Although John has been painting portraits his entire life he seriously began painting after he was done raising his children. Whether painting a person or a beloved pet, John takes his inspiration from all that makes a living being an individual and captures that spirit on canvas. As a medium John prefers painting in oils because he loves the vibrant colors and sculptural qualities that oil paints have to offer. Most of his work is held in private collections and predominantly does commissioned portraits.
John recently completed an exhibit at the AVA Gallery entitled “Life Lessons” that included a series of portraits honoring individuals who inspire others on a personal level.  His work has recently been on display that the Quail Hollow Community Galleries in West Lebanon, NH.  You can also periodically find his pieces on display at the New Hampshire Artist Association Gallery in Portsmouth New Hampshire. 

John is a member of the New Hampshire Art Association, the Nashua Area Artists Association and is a patron member of the AVA Gallery in Lebanon New Hampshire.  When not in Lebanon, John spends much of his summer on the seacoast in Ogunquit Maine.

John takes portrait commissions, check out his website for additional samplings of his work:

www.kenyoncollection.com

You can also reach out to him directly at 603 867 0775.

john@kenyoncollection.com


"Lost Places" | Jan to Mar | 2 Pillsbury Street

Lost Places exhibit from Steve Genatossio

“My camera serves as a time machine. The subjects that intrigue me are man-made structures whose time here is limited. Most often when I return to a location the subjects have vanished or been altered in a significant way. The Old World has icons that have lasted thousands of years while the New World seems to tire easily of most things. I believe in preservation and my camera helps to preserve it's subjects in a time to which one cannot go back.”

In addition here is some updated info about me from my website.

Steve Genatossio is a fine art photographer based in the New Hampshire Seacoast area.

He is a graduate of the New England School of Photography and ran a successful commercial studio specializing in product photography during the eighties. Since the early nineties, Steve has concentrated on fine art photography. Known mostly for his black and white depictions of decrepit abandoned buildings shot with film, the more recent digital projects that he’s worked on seem to share the same common thread of time found in the earlier work.          

Steve’s philosophy is simple.

"I photograph familiar objects and places with intent to spark feelings of nostalgia in the viewer”


'Here and There: Contours Real and Imagined' | Oct - Dec | 2 Pillsbury Street

‘Here and There: Contours Real and Imagined’

Two NH Art Association artists on display at 2 Pillsbury Street
CONCORD – Two New Hampshire Art Association artists have joined together to create an art exhibit, “Here and There: Contours Real and Imagined,” at 2 Pillsbury Street.
This exhibit features abstract painter Janet Tamulevich and realist painter Peggy Murray. 
“As an artist, I look at the world in a different and more intimate way,” Tamulevich said. “I see trees that are not green. They come in every shape, size and color. The sky is constantly changing, creating endless combinations of shapes and colors.” Tamulevich of Bedford said there is something magical about foggy evenings and misty mornings.
“It is nature’s kaleidoscope of patterns, textures and colors which inspire my abstract paintings,” she said. “The tactile properties of mixed media is my medium choice for my paintings. Each one of my paintings is unique.”
In addition to being a juried member of the NHAA, Tamulevich is a juried member of the League of NH craftsmen, and a member of the Manchester Artists Association, where she was named Artist of the Month in January 2017.
Originally from California, Murray has lived in New Hampshire for more than 30 years. She enjoys painting plein air with other artists she’s painted with for almost 20 years.
She is a long time member of New Hampshire Art Association and her work can viewed there as well as at Ceres Gallery in Portsmouth, NH.  She has lent her skills as artist and teacher to many nonprofit organizations around the Seacoast.
Light is the primary driver for Murray, but these days she is reaching for a resonance in the colors used to create the light and dark planes.  
“I think of the colors on my palette as the actors in a play,” Murray said. “Each color has a role to play, and every role, no matter how small, is important for creating a reality on the canvas. This process of learning about color is slowing me down, making me spend more time looking and exploring, and looking again. I find satisfaction more elusive, but I keep showing up ready to roll up my sleeves.”
Both artists said they are planning to configure their pieces to fit graciously within the exhibit spaces, enhancing each other’s work.

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‘Here and There: Contours Real and Imagined’

An exhibit by N.H. Art Association members Janet Tamulevich and Peggy Murray
2 Pillsbury Street, Concord NH
Oct. 2 through Dec. 28
Hours: Monday through Thursday, 5 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.; Fridays, 5 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Sunday, 7 a.m. to 11 a.m.
All work will be for sale by contacting the NHAA at 603-431-4230.


Thanks to Greece Press Release | November 2018

Two NHAA photographers portray the beauty of Greece, release of book ‘Athens Twice Seen’

PORTSMOUTH - It’s more than the art of photographers Richard Moore and Sarah Flause that go on exhibit in “Thanks To Greece,” for the month of November at the New Hampshire Art Association’ Robert Lincoln Levy Gallery.
“There’s quite a backstory,” Moore says. “We went to Greece with a group from the New Hampshire Institute of Art a couple of years ago. ... There was a refugee center just down from the little hotel we stayed in, and that was the beginning of our awakening. ... Greece opened our eyes to the worldwide issue of refugees.”
The photographers are donating 80 percent of the sale of each photograph to the International Rescue Committee, which they carefully researched. The remaining 20 percent will go to the NHAA.
“In Greece we saw how the Greeks themselves welcome refugees and share what they have when government and NGO (non-governmental organization) programs fail - and with the Greek economy itself in crisis,” Moore said. “Greece opened our eyes to the waves of humanity now homeless on our planet and the glimmers of hope for a humane response. We want to do what we can.” “Thanks To Greece” won’t include images of refugees, but rather the beauty of Greece. “My work is more cerebral,” Moore says. “Sarah’s is classic black and white – exquisite prints. “We’re selling them all for very modest prices. We want everything to move out the door.” Moore’s work is from his “Twice Seen” series. “Basically I followed in the ‘photo-steps’ of the earliest photographers in Athens, when they were photographing ancient sites being rediscovered,” he explained. “I then photographed the same scenes today and digitally merged the two so the past and present are intermingled.”

Many of the NHAA exhibit selections were exhibited this summer in the Nikos Hadjikyriakos- Ghikas Gallery of the Hellenic American Union in Athens, Greece.

Flause will exhibit her black and white works “including a variety of different areas.” “Landscape, crafts/trades/arts, religious elements, and classical and vernacular architecture – so if you prefer an alternative to landscapes,” she said.

The exhibit opening will also be the launch for Moore’s “Athens Twice Seen,” the second publication of his “Twice Seen” series, and the culmination of two years work. The title on the cover is in both English and Greek, although the text is entirely in English. This, Moore said, is out of his respect for the Greek language and people.
The book will be released Nov. 1, with a special reception and book signing on Saturday, Nov. 3, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the gallery.

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“Thanks to Greece” – NH Art Association photographers Richard Moore and Sarah Flause

Where: N.H. Art Association’s Robert Lincoln Levy Gallery, 136 State Street, Portsmouth

When: Oct. 31 through Dec. 2. Opening reception, Friday, Nov.2, from 5 to 8 p.m. Special reception and book signing of “Athens Twice Seen” by Richard Moore on Saturday, Nov. 3, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the gallery

Gallery hours: Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Sundays from 12 to 5 p.m.

Artwork:

“The Parthenon” a composite photograph with a stereoscopic slide from 1911 by Richard Moore

“The Parthenon”, a black and white photograph by Sarah Flause




Landscapes Near and Far Press Release | Concord Chamber November & December

NH Art Association landscape artist on exhibit at Concord Chamber

CONCORD – New Hampshire Art Association member Claudia Michael will be exhibiting her work at the Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce during the months of November and December. The title of the show is “Landscapes Near and Far.”
Michael is a landscape painter, living in southern New Hampshire. Her work is informed by the contrast in color, light and form found in nature. Painting “en plein air” keeps her work spontaneous and in communion with her inspiration.
Michael is an award winning artist and art educator. She is the recipient of three Fulbright fellowships and has painted in several countries including Canada, Greece, Italy, Turkey, Cyprus, Costa Rica, China, Morocco and the U.S.
“I paint interpretations of color and light using elemental structures as they relate to the landscape,” Michael said. “While I strive for honesty, I allow an emotional response to influence what I know about painting the natural world.”
Michael’s visual narrative reflects the transient qualities of nature and the perception of beauty. The portrayal of the natural world in art has been a metaphor for the temporal existence of humanity since the early Renaissance. “My paintings are place specific yet are realizations of personal time and space,” she said. “My goal as a painter is to capture an essence and mood within the natural world that is personal yet universal.”
A signature member of the New England Watercolor Society, Michael exhibits her work widely in New Hampshire and her paintings have won numerous awards. She was recently selected, as an Artist in Residence at Arte Studio Ginestrelle in Italy where her work was shown in Assisi and Florence Her paintings are included in several private and corporate collections.
Michael is a senior lecturer with Granite State College, on the faculty of the New Hampshire Institute of Art and a consultant in Advanced Placement Studio Art for the College Board.

The Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The exhibit runs Nov. 2 through Dec. 31.
The chamber is located at 49 South Main Street, Suite 104, Concord.

Artwork is for sale by contacting the New Hampshire Art Association at (603) 431-4230.

Attached artwork:

“July Calm, NH”, a watercolor painting by Claudia Michael

“Open Door, Morocco,” a watercolor painting by Claudia Michael



Oil Painting Demonstration by Todd Bonita | Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018

NHAA offers oil painting demo

PORTSMOUTH – The New Hampshire Art Association will be offering an oil painting demonstration by Todd Bonita on Nov. 13 at its Robert Lincoln Levy Gallery on State Street.
Bonita, the owner of Todd Bonita Art Gallery, will be demonstrating a layering and glazing process borrowed from the Renaissance. He will be talking about the seven elements of picture making and how participants can rewire their brains to think like an artist.
Bonita grew up in Winthrop, Massachusetts where he “fell in love with the ocean.” After studying at the Art Institute of Boston, he continued a post baccalaureate study of classical painting and drawing at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia. He currently maintains a small studio space at the Button Factory in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. He has galleries in Portsmouth and Ogunquit, Maine.
“This workshop will be great fun, packed with information and good company,” said Levy Gallery manager Carol Reynolds.

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Oil Painting Demonstration by Todd Bonita

When: Tuesday, Nov. 13, from 7 to 9 p.m
Where: Robert Lincoln Levy Gallery, 136 State Street, Portsmouth, NH
Cost: $15 for NHAA members; $20 for non-members

More: Register at www.nhartassociation.org

Artwork: Todd Bonita painting the surf on Monhegan Island, Maine


19th Annual Joan L. Dunfey Exhibit Press Release | November 2018

‘Unforgotten’
PORTMOUTH -  “Unforgotten” is the theme of the 19th annual Joan L. Dunfey open juried exhibition to be on view during the month of November at the New Hampshire Art Association's Robert Lincoln Levy Gallery.
Sixty-three artworks in all media were chosen from 137 entries for this prestigious NHAA show by juror Austen Barron Bailly. NHAA members and non-members were invited to compete in the jurying process. Bailly is the George Putnam Curator of American Art at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts.
Dunfey, a seacoast resident died in 1998. She was a steadfast patron of the arts, and her estate provided funding for the Joan L. Dunfey Fund for the Arts through the New Hampshire Charitable Fund that supports this annual exhibit. Winners will receive $800 for first place; $500 for second; and $300 for third place.

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“Unforgotten”

19th annual Joan L. Dunfey open juried exhibition

Where: N.H. Art Association’s Robert Lincoln Levy Gallery, 136 State Street, Portsmouth
When: Oct. 31 through Dec. 2. Opening reception, Friday, Nov. 2, from 5 to 8 p.m. Raleigh Wine Bar of Portsmouth is donating wine and hors d'oeurves for the opening reception.
Gallery hours: Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Sundays from 12 to 5 p.m.

Artwork: “Pressed for Time”, graphite and acrylic by Barbara Morse


‘Grateful for Art’ Silent Auction Press Release | November 2018

NHAA holds silent auction of members’ works

PORTSMOUTH – The New Hampshire Art Association is holding a silent auction from Oct. 31 through Nov. 16 at the Robert Lincoln Levy Gallery.
“Our silent auction is more than a fundraiser,” said Carol Reynolds, Levy Gallery manager. “It is a reciprocal appreciation between our patrons and our artists. We will be offering close to 40 of our best sellers’ artwork for bids and hope to generate enough funds to offer more exhibitions, workshops and programs for the community."
Bidding begins on Oct. 31 and ends Nov. 16 with a reception catered by Chill Catering from 6 to 8 p.m. Winning bids will be posted at the end of the evening.
“While this is a fundraiser for the NHAA, it is also chance to make art more accessible to the public,” said NHAA Board President Renee Giffroy. “That means the public will have the opportunity to bid on, and potentially take home, high quality artwork at very reasonable prices.” 
The pieces of art are by NHAA’s juried members and will be in all media

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“Grateful for Art” – Silent Art Auction

Where: N.H. Art Association’s Robert Lincoln Levy Gallery, 136 State Street, Portsmouth

When: Bidding begins on Oct. 31 and ends on Nov. 16 with a reception catered by Chill Catering from 6 to 8 p.m. Winning bids will be posted at the end of the reception.

Gallery hours: Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Sundays from 12 to 5 p.m.

Attached Artwork: “Great Rocks of Nature” an oil painting by Paul Noel


Member News | October 2018

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Wen Redmond’s Solace


Member News

Wen Redmond

Wen been so fortunate to have her work invited to 3 exhibits!
Corridor Gallery Solo Exhibit World of Threads Festival 2018 Canada   info
Invitation to exhibit 'The Nature of a Stitch' Sheehan Gallery, WA
Invitation to exhibit Wisconsin Museum of Quilts- 'Fiber Arts in the Digital Age'   info
She was juried into 3 invitational exhibits!
Things that Matter, Sandra Poteet curate   info
Explorations: Journeys in Creativity, MA/RI SAQA TBA
IQF, The Best of Dinner at 8, TX   http://quilts.com/quilt-festival-houston-special-exhibits.html
Her work has been accepted at
Quilt Visions, CA  info
ThreadWorks, Yonkers NY  info
Peters Valley School of Craft, NJ  info
Artist as QuiltMaker, OH  info
Fiber Options, MD  info
And icing on the top, she is a finalist in 3 categories’ Julia Margaret Cameron Award for Women Photographers!   https://www.thegalaawards.com/w-11th-julia-m-cameron-award-1/

Liz Sibley Fletcher
Liz’s work appears in two large sculpture exhibitions opening soon in beautiful outdoor venues -- artist receptions at Old Frog Pond Farm in Harvard MA on Sept 9th, and at Pingree School in South Hamilton MA on Sept 16th. These shows run until Oct 7 and November 5, respectively.

 

Cool Colors and Commentary Press Release | October 2018

‘Cool Colors and Commentary’

Work of NHAA artist Bob Thoresen

PORTSMOUTH – New Hampshire Art Association artist Bob Thoresen will be displaying artwork inspired by his recent travels to Iceland and the Baltic countries during the month of October in the South Gallery of the Robert Lincoln Levy Gallery on State Street
“In this series of pieces, I have experimented with a variety of techniques – some of which I have not used before – and compositions,” Thoresen said. “I have also done a few commentary pieces about political and social issues dividing our country at the present time.”
During his recent travels, Thoresen explored new media, such as resins, highly saturated colors, thick and varied textures/materials, and quick gestural impressions to create a fresh body of work.
“The Iceland work uses colors – grays, blacks, and greens –not often found in my other work,” he said. “One construction piece re-uses the pieces of packaging material found in recent deliveries to our home.”
The commentary pieces spring from a series Thoresen did when there was unusual turmoil in the country from the assassination of Martin Luther King and Robert Kennedy and the resulting riots, and the protests associated with the Vietnam War. “There may not be as much violence as 1968, but there are bitter divisions in the current political climate and serious questions about the political leadership and the direction of the country,” he explained.
Thoresen said he has been producing artwork in bursts over many decades when time and energy permitted. “I have been actively involved in many visual arts related activities in Portsmouth and elsewhere,” he said. “I organized and curated an international show featuring American and Japanese artists which toured in Japan and New Hampshire as part of the Portsmouth Peace Treaty celebration.”
Thoresen was also part of a team that created the Artist Advancement Grant for the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation and for many years served as a juror for the selection of the recipient for that award.
“Since retiring from my planning and development consulting career, I have been more engaged in producing art and having and participating in juried shows in Portsmouth and in Florida,” he said. “I appeared in the 2017 Discover Portsmouth show, ‘What Artists Look Like’.”
Thoresen served on the Board of Directors of the NHAA and as its President from 2005 to 2009.

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“Cool Colors and Commentary” Exhibition by NH Art Association artist Bob Thoresen

Where: Robert Lincoln Levy Gallery, South Gallery, 136 State Street, Portsmouth NH

When: Oct. 3 – Oct. 28. Opening reception, Friday, Oct. 5, from 5 to 8 p.m.

Gallery hours: Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 11 a.m.;
Fridays and Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Sundays from 12 to 5 p.m.

ARTWORK:
“Colors of Iceland”, by Bob Thoresen
“Textures of Iceland”, by Bob Thoresen

Weather or Not Plein Air Exhibition | October 2018

PORTSMOUTH – The New Hampshire Art Association will showcase its plein air members’ works and the winners of the annual Wet Paint-Out Weekend held in July, during the month of October in the main gallery of the Robert Lincoln Levy Gallery.

The annual Wet Paint-Out Weekend is open to NHAA members and non-members, and is organized by NHAA member Lennie Mullaney.

The event was generously sponsored by Mullaney, Ree Katrak and R.M. Davis. It is held rain or shine.

This year’s show was juried by Brett Gamache who teaches painting at the Cambridge Studio School, Montserrat College of Art and the Massachusetts College of Art. He exhibits at the George Marshall Store Gallery in York, Maine.

Winners of this year’s contest are Russel Whitten (first place), Todd Bonita (second place), and Nathan Mann (third place). Honorable mentions went to Ellen Hopkins Fountain, Monica Cote and Barbara Stevens Adams.

During the warmer months, the NHAA holds weekly plein air meet-ups happen on Tuesday mornings in New Hampshire or southern Maine, and this is a chance to see some of the work created this year.

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“Weather or Not” – Plein Air Exhibit
NH Art Association showcases plein air members and winners of Wet
Paint-Out Weekend contest
Where: Robert Lincoln Levy Gallery, Main Gallery, 136 State Street
Portsmouth NH
When: Oct. 3 – Oct. 28. Opening reception, Friday, Oct. 5, from 5 to 8 p.m.
Gallery hours: Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 11 a.m.;
Fridays and Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Sundays from 12 to 5 p.m.

Artwork:
Title: “East-Point Footpath Detour” a watercolor by Russel Whitten,
first-place winner of the Wet Paint-Out Weekend