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January Event Highlights


Featured Artist: Doris Rice & her students

Doris Rice & twenty + of her students

With the Seacoast Artists Association

Invite you to join us for our Featured Artist’s Reception

When: Friday, January 5th, 4:00 p.m.to 7 p.m.

Where: SAA Gallery
130 Water Street, Exeter, NH 03883
Phone (603)778-8856

Watercolor Brave and Dramatic

Watercolor paintings can be strong with bold vivid color.
The key is controlling the water and letting the medium and paper help with the color!
The Exhibit will feature art of various subjects, sunsets, florals, landscapes, still life…..all featuring the drama of intense colors.
Nothing pale about these works!

Doris Rice is a well-known watercolor painter, exhibiting throughout the Seacoast. Her joy is to work plein air, outdoors, looking to capture the light and feelings of movement in her paintings.
She is depicting the place at that moment in time.
Rice teaches all levels of development to painters looking for guidance in watercolor as a medium.
Involved would be techniques as well as learning the technical aspects of painting.
“One can get lost in the happenings of the paint, water, paper, “says Rice. “Escape and have some FUN! “D

Winter Photographs by Tony Baldasaro and Dennis Skillman

Winter on the Squamscott by Tony Baldasaro

Winter is on at the Blue Moon! Come and enjoy the local winter photographs of Tony Baldasaro & Dennis Skillman. At the Blue Moon Evolution Restaurant, 8 Clifford St. Exeter, NH 03833 (603)778-6850. A reception will be held on Sunday January 21st 3:00 to 5:00. The show will run from December 1st to February 28th.

Winter Pasture, Kingston, NH by Dennis Skillman

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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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: 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!