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'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.


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