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December Event Highlights

Behind the Window by Annick Bouvron-Gromek

  • December Featured Artist is a collaboration of Annick Bouvron-Gromek and BJ Glanville – their show “Color Shapes & Textures” opens Nov 25th, reception Fri Dec 1st 4 -7 PM.
  • Extended gallery hours for the holidays include Mondays 10-5 and Friday nights until 7.
  • Holiday Raffle! – each purchase earns free raffle tickets – drawing Fri Dec 8th after 6PM.
  • Watch the video on the SAA gallery artisans by Exeter TV98.
  • Artisans’ reception Fri Dec 8th 4-7PM.
  • Artist Spotlight: find out more about SAA artist Debra Woodward.
  • Echo by BJ Glanville

  • SAA theme show Small Works for Giving is on display through the end of December – all works are under $100!
  • Pat E. Nickerson starts two new classes at the Exeter Town Hall Gallery classroom on Monday Dec 4thDrawing for the Painter and Oil Painting.
  • Revelle Taillon starts two new art classes Jan 2ndIntermediate Drawing and Colored Pencil.
  • Latest newsletter for Dec/Jan is available.
  • Call for art – next theme show is Black and White – drop off is Sat Dec 30th.

Artist Spotlight: Debra Woodward

‘I paint what cannot be photographed, that which comes from the imagination or from dreams, or from an unconscious drive. I photograph the things that I do not wish to paint, the things which already have an existence.”  ~Man Ray (1890-1976), American visual artist

A NH native, Debra Woodward has interested in fine art photography since she was a child.  In 2009 she began studying with Newburyport photographer Robert Chiller with a goal to master her SLR and also to learn what makes a good photograph as opposed to just a snapshot.  She began to understand the importance shadows and light and of working to get a good shot without depending on a lot of post manipulation.  On top of street shooting, Debra enjoys capturing musicians at work, café goers, horses jumping in the snow, even a couple weddings for close friends.  In the last few years Debra has been lucky to travel to France, Italy, Canada, and Santa Fe, and many of her recent photographs on display at the Seacoast Artist Association gallery were taken there as well as locally.

Peggy and Debra (artist photo for our “Café Life” show) by Jon Strymish

In 2017 Debra shared a successful exhibit entitled “Café Life” with NH oil painter Peg Murray at the NH Art Association; Debra’s dramatic black and white photography were a fine contrast and complement to Peggy’s colorful oil paintings.  Some of these photos are featured here:
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Featured Artists: Annick Bouvron-Gromek and BJ Glanville

Echo BJ Glanville

For the month of December the ‘Featured Artist’ is a collaboration of Annick Bouvron-Gromek and BJ Glanville. Showcasing Monotypes, their show “Color Shapes & Textures”, will be on display from November 25th to December 30th. The reception will be on Friday December 1st from 4 pm to 7 pm at the SAA Gallery, 130 Water Street, Exeter, NH.

Blues on Blues, Annick Bouvron-Gromek

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Artist Spotlight: Natalie Rotman Cote

Natalie’s space at the SAA Gallery and Shop includes a wide variety of art work in many mediums. All of her art is lively and colorful, with a few black and white exceptions. Animals, landscapes, nature and still life represented in both her photography and her paintings color the space. Her work is available in many formats including wall art on canvas, on metal, traditionally framed; mini-prints with easels; and prints that buyers can then frame in their own style. You will also find tote bags, makeup bags, elegant clutch style handbags, cutting boards and greeting cards all using her own wide variety of images. Her work can be customized in any of these formats upon request.

Horses by Natalie Rotman Cote

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Holiday Raffle

The Seacoast Artist Association Gallery and Shop at 130 Water Street in Exeter wishes to thank our early holiday customers and browsers by offering a Holiday Raffle Box filled to the brim with over $400 worth of creations donated by our artists and artisans. Each purchase earns free raffle tickets. The more you buy, the more tickets you get. Or, if you aren’t ready to purchase but maybe are there to create a wish list, tickets may be purchased for $5, with all proceeds going directly into out Scholarship Fund for local students furthering their education in the field of arts. It’s a win/win right there! Raffle winner will be drawn the last day of “Ring in the Season”, Friday, December 8th at the end of the artisans’ reception held 4-7PM. Happy Holidays!

Theme Show: Small Works for Giving

The 2017 Small Works for Giving Show is hung and ready for the sales to begin!!! There were over 70 submissions, which should offer something to please almost everyone. Come shop early for your first choice, but return often, as sold items will be replaced with new pieces. Original art makes a perfect gift, pleasing both the receiver, and the creator. The Artists’ reception will be held Friday November 3rd from 4-7 and the show will remain up until after Christmas.

Enjoy these images as a teaser…
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November Event Highlights

Look Mom! I can fly! by Kevin Talbot

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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NH Open Doors

The Seacoast Artist Association Gallery and Shop is participating in NH Open Doors, a New Hampshire touring and shopping event that is happening on Saturday, November 4th, and Sunday, November 5th. During this weekend, artists, craftspeople, farms, retail shops and other businesses in the seacoast and throughout the state are opening their doors and featuring special activities for all ages, including craft demonstrations, food samplings, special sales, and more. Fall is a great time of year to tour New Hampshire’s scenic highways and country roads, and to shop (tax-free) for New Hampshire-made gifts.

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