News

"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.

Go & Do

‘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.

GO & DO

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


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