Member News | October 2018

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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.

GO & DO

“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.

GO & DO

“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

Member News | September 2018

Hello Members!
Please welcome our new staff member Lynn Krumholz.  She has a wonderful background in sales and marketing communications.  Lynn will be working the Friday-Saturday weekend shift, changeover days and filling in where needed.  We are happy to have her!

MEMBER NEWS

Congratulations to Michael Sterling!  The Copley Society of Art recently contacted him with the news that his work was selected from many submissions by juror, Robert Klein from the Robert Klein Gallery, for their National Photography Show:  Elevated.  He has been awarded FIRST PLACE for his work, "Period Piece".  The opening reception is Saturday, September 15th, at 5:30pm, 158 Newbury Street, Boston.

"The Mansard Roof" a watercolor by Diane Bragdon has been accepted into the New England Watercolor Society's 2018 Biennial North American Open Exhibition.  The juror was Iain Stewart.  The exhibit runs September 16, 2018 to January 13, 2019 at The Art Complex Museum, 189 Alden Street, Duxbury, MA.  The reception will be Sunday, September 16, 2 - 4pm.  

 

 

Images of Canterbury Press Release | September & October 2018

NHAA photographer’s work on display at Concord Chamber
CONCORD – New Hampshire Art Association member Michael Sterling will have a photography exhibit titled, “Images of Canterbury,” at the Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce from Sept 5. through October.

Sterling has been photographing for most of his adult life. Following his move to the New Hampshire Seacoast, and with the evolution of digital photography, his involvement with photographic art and with the artist community has grown significantly.

Sterling’s artistic interests include landscapes, cityscapes, architecture and old buildings. He also enjoys creating environmental portraits, capturing the subject in a setting or pose that displays their personality and lifestyle.

“About three years ago, I discovered Canterbury Shaker Village,” Sterling said. “I was impressed with the village buildings, both inside and out, and the grounds.”

Sterling said he was especially taken with the Shaker sense of style and simplicity in most everything they designed from chairs to brooms to wooden boxes.

“At that time, I had begun a project to photograph old mills, historic sites, and similar venues,” he said. “What drew me to this work was the sense of history in these places and the idea creating a photographic record for future generations.”

Sterling said he is still in the early phases of capturing Canterbury.

“I am not the first, nor will I be the last, to document this place,” he said. “The staff there has been wonderful and provided access during off-hours. Most of my work at the Village has been in black and white. However, for this exhibit, I chose to show some of the subtle colors of the buildings and interiors.”

Michael studied photography at The New School and International Center for Photography, both in New York City, and the New Hampshire Institute of Art in Manchester. He resides in Portsmouth.

Sterling is currently President of the New Hampshire Society of Photographic Artists. He is also a juried member of the New Hampshire Art Association and was on its board. He is a contributing photographer to “Portsmouth Magazine” and “The Sound Online,” and has been published I magazines, newspapers and travel catalogues.

Sterling’s work is represented in the permanent collections of Optima Bank and Trust and the Exeter Chamber of Commerce. His photographs were on display in Senator Jean Shaheen’s “Experience New Hampshire” exhibits in Washington, D.C., as well as the Washington, D.C. and the New Hampshire offices of U.S. Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter.

The Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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

“Shaker Simplicity”, a photograph by Michael Sterling

 

 

 

Finding Our Voices Press Release | September 2018

Exhibition at Levy Gallery by The Merrimac River Painters

PORTSMOUTH – The Merrimac River Painters will have an exhibit during the month of September featuring the artwork of twelve women who have been creating art together for 16 years. 
They meet every month to share goals, artistic adventures and just news about the current art scene. After all these years, they have come to know each other well and for this exhibition in the East Gallery of the Robert Lincoln Gallery, they are celebrating the maturity of their creative voices. 
Each artist contributes her own unique style, themes and meaning to the quality of the show. Exhibiting artists are Betsy Janeway, Jan Wittmer, Claudette Gammon, Ann Saunderson, Mary Ruedig, Kathy Tangney, Annie Lynch, Marilyn Eimon, Susan Levenson, Terry Heinzmann, Bonny Halsey and Dustan Knight.

Go & Do

“Finding Our Voices” – The Merrimac River Painters
Where: Robert Lincoln Levy Gallery, East Gallery, 136 State Street, Portsmouth
When: Sept. 5 – Sept. 30. Opening reception, Friday, Sept. 7, from 5 to 8 p.m.
Gallery hours: Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and Sundays from 12 to 5 p.m.

Artwork
“Queen Ann’s Lace”, acrylic on canvas by Dustan Knight
“Hot Rocks by a Cool Sea”, acrylic on canvas by Annie Lynch

 

 Hot Rocks by Cool Sea by Ann Lynch

Hot Rocks by Cool Sea by Ann Lynch

New Hampshire Essence Press Release | September 2018

PORTSMOUTH – Six artists from the New Hampshire Watercolorists group will have their work on display at the Robert Lincoln Levy Gallery during the month of September.
The body of work is titled, “New Hampshire Essence,” and it depicts images from around the state of the waterfront, wildlife and landscapes.

Exhibiting watercolorists are Roseann Meserve, Gwen Morgan, Lyudmyla Hoffman, Eunice Miller, Carol Poitras and Cate Poole.

Go & Do

“New Hampshire Essence” – NH Watercolorists
Where: Robert Lincoln Levy Gallery, South Gallery, 136 State Street, Portsmouth
When: Sept. 5 - Sept. 30. Opening reception, Friday, Sept. 7, from 5 to 8 p.m.
Gallery hours: Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and Sundays from 12 to 5 p.m.

Artwork:

"Eastern Bluebirds” by Lyudmyla Hoffman
“Lakeside Swing” by Cate Poole

Lakeside Swing by Cate Poole

Lakeside Swing by Cate Poole

BoW IV (Body of Work Series IV) Press Release | September 2018

‘Body of Work: Series IV’

PORTSMOUTH – The New Hampshire Art Association will be holding a “Body of Work: Series IV” exhibition during the month of September at the Robert Lincoln Levy Gallery on State Street.

NHAA holds several “Body of Work” shows throughout the year to give its members an opportunity to show a grouping of their works as opposed to having one piece getting lost hanging among many other artists’ works. Artists are chosen by a lottery for each of these series.

Artists included in this BOW show include Joe Flaherty, Shawn Pelech, Sandra Kavanaugh, Jane Davis Copp, Barbara Stevens Adams, Barbara Barclay, Kathy Ostrander-Roberts, Judith McKenna and Alan Shulman.  

Here is a snapshot of four of the exhibiting artists.

Flaherty has titled his portion of the show “Imagined Landscapes.”
“In this series of paintings, I continue to explore the relationship between color and shape, but I’ve tried suggesting a narrative in each painting by placing it in an imaginary setting—a landscape of the mind’s eye,” Flaherty said.
“A common theme of each landscape is a road or path where viewers are invited to situate themselves and complete their own stories,” he continued. “I hope to gladden the eye with color and shape, and I hope to stimulate the mind with story prompts that are limited only by the viewers’ imaginations.”

Shulman said both country and city find expression in his work. Cities are embedded in his consciousness having grown up in New York City and Chicago and spending more than 40 years in Boston.
“And since I have lived the last 21 years with a clear view of Mount Sunapee, nature in all its beauty and mystery is also an indelible part of me, and with particular concern for its degradation,” Shulman added.

Adams’ involvement with art began in 1987 at creative arts workshop in New Haven, Connecticut. She moved to New Hampshire in 1990 and pursued her art studies in Portsmouth.
The ensuing process has taken her to her current passion with pastels and oils.
The focus of Adams’ art is frequently themes from her “en plein air” painting excursions, her international travels, and her enjoyment of the history and many moods of the New England Coast and U.S. Virgin Islands.

The title of Kavanaugh’s body of work is "Sea Fever" from the poem by John Masefield.
“The beauty of New England continues to inspire me but I am particularly drawn to the ever changing coast,” Kavanaugh said.
“The Atlantic Ocean is my muse in all seasons and in all weather,” she continued. “Both in painting plein air or back in my studio, I use expressive mark making to convey the taste the salt spay, the feel of the wind and the warmth of the sun.”

Go & Do

Body of Work: Series IV – works by nine NHAA members

Where: Robert Lincoln Levy Gallery, Main Gallery, 136 State Street, Portsmouth

When: Sept. 5 to Sept. 30. Opening reception, Friday, Sept. 7, from 5 to 8 p.m.

Gallery hours: Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and Sundays from 12 to 5 p.m.

 On the Rocks no. 2 Sandra Kavanaugh pastel

On the Rocks no. 2 Sandra Kavanaugh pastel

19th Annual Joan L. Dunfey Open Juried Exhibition

  • Wed, Oct 31, 201811:00 AM Sun, Dec 2, 20185:00 PM

Dates: Wednesday, October 31, 2018 to Sunday, December 2, 2018 Now closed
* open to NHAA members and area artists
Submit Online: Entries accepted thought Sunday, September 23, by 5pm
email to callforart@nhartassociation.org
Exhibition Dates: Wednesday, October 31st to Sunday, December 2.
Take down art Monday, December 3rd 12-7pm

Click here for the prospectus and application 

Image Pressed for Time, Graphite and acrylic, by member Barbara Morse

19th Annual Joan L. Dunfey Open Juried Exhibition
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Member News | August 2018

Debbie Mueller's oil painting "Morning Geometry"

Debbie Mueller's painting “Morning Geometry” has been awarded First Place in the Landscape division of Artist’s Magazine Annual Art Competition for artists with less than six years of painting experience (Student Division). The painting will be featured in the December issue of Artist’s Magazine. 

NHAA Exhibit at Sunapee
  NHAA Takes Part in the 85th Annual Craftmen's Fair. Twenty-seven New Hampshire Art Association juired artist including photographers, printmakers, painters and illustrators, will be
displaying and selling their work during the 85th annual League of NH Craftsmen's Fair.
  One of the oldest craft fairs in the country, the fair takes place August 4 through 12 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Mount Sunapee Resort in Newbury.
  NHAA has had a long history with the League of NH Craftsmane 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, and David Zerba.
A note of thanks to the members that help make Craftmen's fair successful especially to Debbie Campbell, our lead coordinator. 
 

NHAA’s Summer Exhibit at Sheafe thru Aug. 26
The New Hampshire Art Association’s 2018 summer exhibit and sale at Sheafe Warehouse in Portsmouth’s historic waterfront Prescott Park continues through Aug. 26 Paintings, photographs, small sculpture and notecards created by 50 artist members of the NHAA will
be displayed in the historic building. Demonstrations of artistic techniques and all
media will be scheduled on Sunday afternoons and hands-on children’s art activities (print-making, clay and carved stone sculpture, batik, and weaving) will be offered free of charge on Saturdays.

Photographer Larry Elbroch is exhibiting Images of Asia at the Aryaloka Buddhist Center Gallery, 14 Heartwood Circle, Newmarket, NH. Now throught August 31st www.aryloka.org

Shawn Pelech and JoAnn Portalupi have a Side-by-Side painting exhibition at the Morgan Gallery. This exhibit runs through September 1st. Located at Kittery Community Center, 120
Rogers Rd., Kittery Maine  www.kitterycommunitycenter.org

 

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.