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Featured Artist: Anita Freeman

Anita Freeman is the Featured Artist at the SAA Gallery July 2017

Gull by Anita Freeman

Capturing the many moods of the sea has always been a focus of Anita Freeman’s art. A native New Yorker, she has spent her adult life in New England pursuing several careers now living in Durham with landscape designer Phillip Albright.  In her oil paintings, she is drawn to the continuing variations of light temperature and movement of the ocean, at the same time striving to unify the images in approach, palette, and content.  Her work tends to be bold with strong contrast and color filled. She looks to color to express form and emotional tone. Studies of movement are represented by subject matter weather conditions and brush strokes.

Summer Shore by Anita Freeman

She is particularly inspired by Winslow Homer’s treatment of the sea and rocks, John Singer Sargent’s landscape paintings and Edward Hopper’s color palette and approach.  She admires each of these artists for their adventurous use of brilliant light to capture and illustrate the image, the day, and the mood.  As they especially teach, “You must paint the day you are in”.

Rolling In by Anita Freeman

She is a member of North Shore Atelier studying with nationally recognized artist, Lully Schwartz.

Breaking Wave #102 by Anita Freeman

She has exhibited at Newburyport Art Association Regional Juried Shows, Lowell’s Boat Shop Museum, SeArts at Bass Rock Golf Club, Gloucester, Provident Savings Bank, St. John’s Episcopal Church in Beverly, Seacoast Artists Association in Exeter NH,. Exeter Arts Committee, Exeter City Offices, Centennial Gallery Peabody  as these venues support her interest in maritime subjects and New England coastal themes. Her works are hung at Ross Furniture Company in Dover NH.

June 2017 Event Highlights

by Pat Boyd-Robertson

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Featured Artist: Pat Boyd-Robertson

DIVERSITY
Photography and Digital Illusions by Patricia Boyd-Robertson of Exeter, NH
www.seacoastartist/patriciaboyd-robertson

Daffodils by Pat Boyd-Robertson

As the artist featured in June, Boyd-Robertson will displaying works in photography and digital illusions. On Friday, June 2nd, a reception will be held from 4 P.M. to 7 P.M. at the Seacoast Artist Association gallery, 130 Water Street, Exeter.

by Pat Boyd-Robertson

DIVERSITY is the correct name I use for the art that I create. I find a subject that moves or strikes me on a personal level. I will then take some of the pictures and manipulate them through my computer until the feeling the image inspired in me is complete. Throughout this process, I am driven more by the emotional response the picture ignited than the do’s and don’ts of photography. There are some photos that I feel need no manipulation by me as they illicit thoughts, feelings and beauty just as they are. Therein lies the diversity. I sincerely hope that my images touch others.

Soothing by Pat Boyd-Robertson

Theme Show: Sky Images

Fin d”Orage Tropical by Laurie Levesque

Forecast says the skies may open up a bit on Friday, but we’ll take that as tears of joy over the arrival of Spring!

Hope you can join us and dance in the rain at the Artists’ Reception for the “Sky Images Theme Show Challenge” on Friday May 5th from 4 – 7 PM.

Congratulations goes to Laurie Levesque for being aware ‘Best of Show’ for her pastel, “Fin d”Orage Tropical”. Nicely done!

Now it’s up to you to decide who wins ‘People’s Choice’

May Gallery Shop Sale

Gallery shop sale – 4/28/17 through Mother’s Day 5/14/17!

10% off sales for all items by the 4 artisans in the gallery shop
– Debra Woodward
– Karen Desrosiers
– Naz K Designs
– Natalie Rotman Cote

Sale signs are in the shop area, tags on item show the full price, not the sale price
– 10% off to be taken at the desk when sale occurs

With EACH ITEM purchased from the shop artisans, the customer gets a raffle ticket.
– Gallery sitter will fill out the PINK ticket with the name and phone# for the customer
– The 1/2 of the ticket with the name and phone# goes into the white basket that is on the
table with the basket.
– If one customer buys 3 items from the shop, that customer gets THREE tickets

Raffle winner to be selected on Saturday morning May 13th (in case the basket is a mother’s day present!)

May 2017 Event Highlights

Blackburnian Warbler by Dennis Skillman

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April 2017 Event Highlights

Standing Guard by Tony Baldasaro

  • Tony Baldasaro is the Featured Artist for April; reception is Friday April 7th 4-7 PM.
  • SAA theme show New England Portals is on display through the end of April – reception is also Friday April 7th 4-7 PM.
  • Second Sunday demo Mixed Media is April 9th 1PM.
  • New classes in April: Learn to Draw; coming in May – Colored Pencil and Drawing the Human Head
  • Call for art – 2017 theme show calendar is available; the May show is Sky Images – drop off is Apr 29th.

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Featured Artist: Tony Baldasaro

Vermont Sunset by Tony Baldasaro

Attend the artist reception for Tony Baldasaro, Stratham, NH on Friday April 7th at 4 – 7 PM at the Seacoast Artist Association gallery, 130 Water Street, Exeter.

As the artist featured in April, Baldasaro will be displaying New England works in Photography, with an emphasis on the Seacoast. Refreshments will be served.

Born and raised in New Hampshire, Tony has called the seacoast area of New Hampshire his home since 1997. He currently lives in Stratham, NH with his wife, three children, and two very excitable labs. In addition to photography, Tony has been an educator for most of his professional life. He has been a middle and high school teacher, and a school and district level administrator.
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Demo: Abstract Non-objective Mixed Media Painting on Canvas and Paper

by Gerry Willging

Sunday April 9th from 1-3 PM North Hampton artist Gerry Willging will be offering a demo in the SAA gallery on “Abstract Non-objective Mixed Media Painting on Canvas and Paper”. During this demonstration Gerry will show and explain her process of how to start an abstract painting with mixed media, including watercolor, collage, and acrylic, using the principals of design, composition, and values, which is one of the most important elements to hold a painting together.

Gerry will have examples of starts, middle, and finished paintings, explaining her layering process. She will also discuss juried shows and have a question and answer period. Visit her website at www.gerrywillgingdesigns.net. Gerry will begin offering classes.

2nd Sunday demos are offered free to SAA members. Donations from non-members are encouraged to aid our scholarship fund.