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October Event Highlights

Snowy Owl Eyes by Charlene Yelle

Featured Artist: Kevin Talbot

Down the Hatch by Kevin Talbot

You are invited to attend the artist reception for Kevin Talbot on Friday November 3, 2017 from 4pm to 7pm from at the Seacoast Artist Association gallery, 130 Water Street, Exeter.

As November’s featured Artist Talbot will be displaying his photographs. These are printed on metal and have a clean, fresh look, and are ready for hanging without the extra expense of glass, matting and framing. Refreshments will be served.

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Featured Artist: John Baumann


As the artist featured in September, John W. Baumann of Exeter, NH will be displaying works in digital photography. Attend the artist reception for John on Sep 8th 2017, from 4-7 pm at the Seacoast Artist Association gallery, 130 Water Street, Exeter. John’s seascapes, landscapes and fine art photography expresses a sense of historical narrative, but with the strength of abstract compositions.
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August 2017 Event Highlights

by Joanne Ravgiala


SAA members exhibiting in the region:

  • Debra Woodward and Peggy Murray at the NHAA’s East Gallery on 136 State St. in Portsmouth 8/2-26 – reception Sat Aug 5th 5-8PM (live music 6-8).
  • Doris Rice at the Blue Moon in Exeter NH June through Aug – reception Sun Jul 23rd 3-5 pm
  • Laurie Levesque and Eunice Miller at Breaking New Grounds in Market Square Portsmouth NH through August

See our events calendar for more activities.

Eggplant by Gal Santos

Featured Artist: Joanne Ravgiala

As the artist featured in August, Ravgiala will be displaying works in Explore Your Garden. Attend the artist reception for Joanne Ravgiala in Exeter, N.H. on Aug.4 from 4-7 p.m. at the Seacoast Artist Association gallery, 130 Water Street, Exeter. Refreshments will be served.

by Joanne Ravgiala

Joanne, a resident of Portsmouth, NH, is primarily a plein air painter. She loves trying to capture a sense of the sights, sounds and smells of a location. “There is a wonderful story-telling quality to capturing a moment on canvas,” she says. She finds painting and drawing the beauty of the human figure a fascinating challenge. While she enjoys the magical transparency and fresh immediate quality of watercolors, she is drawn to the tactile sensory aspects of painting with oils. She particularly cherishes the mutual trust and friendships that have developed with art colleagues as she expanded her painting experience.
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Doris Rice Watercolor Exhibition at the Blue Moon

Summer is in full bloom at the Blue Moon

Doris Rice is showing some of her works

At the Blue Moon Evolution Restaurant,

8 Clifford St. Exeter, NH 03833 (603)778-6850

Summer is the theme

The show will run from June 1st to August 30th.

A reception will be held on Sunday July 23rd from 3 to 5

Please come and join us!

Doris B Rice: Watercolor Artist and Instructor

Doris’ studio is the great outdoors. Painting on location is her inspiration, staying in the moment to capture the world around her. It is an exciting challenge!

She is a graduate of Moore College of Art in Philadelphia. Early years were spent there as an illustrator for advertising and publishing. In 1979, relocating from Philly to North Hampton, NH, she changed her focus to plein air painting, travelling to study with various master painters and developing her teaching style to bring others to the joy of creating.

Doris is active with her New Hampshire art connections, Seacoast Artist Association and NHAA. Doris teaches:

Adult classes: Portsmouth, Exeter, NH and Kittery, Me Workshops in many locations across the USA and Europe

Artist in residence projects for schools, and mentoring for degree students.

For information on workshops, classes and paintings, look Doris up on the web: www.dorisrice.com

July 2017 Theme Show Winners

Come see the latest theme show art exhibition “Marshes, Dunes, and Tide Pools” through the end of July at the SAA Gallery in Exeter, NH.

Best of Show Award

Sisters by Veronica Wolfe

People’s Choice Award

Marshlands by David Blomquist

July 2017 Event Highlights

  • July Featured Artist is Anita Freemanreception is Fri July 7th 4-7 PM.
  • SAA theme show Marshes, Dunes, & Tidepools is on display through the end of July- reception is Fri July 7th 4-7 PM.
  • Stop by the gallery on Sat July 15th to buy baked goods (proceeds go to SAA’s local art scholarship fund) during Exeter’s American Independence Day Festival
  • Call for art – 2017 theme show calendar is available; the August show is Explore Your Garden – drop off is Sat July 29th.
  • The June/July SAA Newsletter is available
  • SAA members exhibiting in the region:
    • Doris Rice at the Blue Moon in Exeter NH June through Aug – reception Sun Jul 23rd 3-5 pm
    • Gerry Bresnahan at Lane Memorial Library in Hampton NH during July – reception Tue Jul 18th 6:30-7:30 pm
    • Laurie Levesque and Eunice Miller at Breaking New Grounds in Market Square Portsmouth NH through August
    • Debra Woodward and Peggy Murray at the NHAA’s East Gallery on 136 State St. in Portsmouth 8/2-26 – reception Sat Aug 5th 5-8PM (live music 6-8).

See our events calendar for more activities.