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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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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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Monotype Demonstration

A Monotype demonstration will be held on Saturday, Nov 4th, 10:00 to 2:00 pm at the SAA Gallery, 130 Water St., Exeter, NH.

What is a Monotype?

Monotype is an intriguing hybrid among printing techniques. It is neither a print nor a painting, but a unique combination of both. The method is named because it is one image (mono), painted or drawn with printer’s ink directly on a plate and then transferred to paper. The printing of an image from a clean, un-worked surface results in a quality that is open and free which easily allows innovation. The monotype is a singular image and cannot be replicated.

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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.

Valentine’s Sale

It is with love and gratitude towards our patrons and members, we at the Seacoast Artist Association Gallery will be holding a special Valentines Sale!

Beginning February 3rd at the
“Wild with Color” Reception
Through February 19th during
Doris Rice’s Students’ Show Reception
We are taking 10% off most hanging pieces throughout the gallery.

This is our gift to you for all the support and encouragement you’ve shown, allowing us to thrive in our new gallery.
Thank You and Happy Valentine’s Day
From all of us at SAA!!!

*note to those participating in the the Wild with Color Theme Show Challenge – This discount will apply to to those works as well, but will not affect your profit from a sale. The 10% is coming from the gallery’s commission. Thank you for participating in these wonderful shows!

NH Open Doors

Downtown Exeter by Nancy Morgan

Downtown Exeter by Nancy Morgan


To celebrate NH Open Doors, the SAA is sponsoring the following events on Saturday and Sunday Nov 5-6 2016:

  • Fabric artist Nancy Morgan will be at the Gallery on Saturday from 1:00 – 4:00 – she will bring small unframed examples of her art quilts and can explain the steps involved in creating them.
  • Artist Annick Bouvron-Gromek will be offering a informative and fun hands-on monotype demo Saturday 12:00 – 3:00 in the gallery.
  • Local photographer and NH native Debra Woodward, who is also one of our Seacoast Art Association Gallery Shop artisans, will be having a 25% off sale on all of her framed images that are IN STOCK during NH Open Doors weekend only! They include images of Santa Fe, Paris, and Tuscany. Buy that perfect holiday gift now or purchase something for your own wall! These photos are all custom framed. This sale will be that weekend ONLY. Debra will be stopping in at the gallery on Saturday at 3:00 so please come say hello!
  • Photographic artist Natalie Rotman Cote will be at the SAA Gallery Sunday 12:00 – 2:00 demonstrating photo effects using post-processing software such as Topaz Labs Glow, Texture, and Impressions.

All events are free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Saturday 10:00 – 5:00 and Sunday 12:00 – 4:00. The SAA also has an Awards show exhibition at the Exeter Town Hall Gallery next door – open 12:00 – 4:00 Saturday and Sunday.

Presentation: Kevin Talbot – Loons

by Kevin Talbot

by Kevin Talbot

NOVEMBER 13, 2:00 to 4:00: Nature Photographer Kevin Talbot will be showing his amazing loon photos upstairs in the old Exeter Town Hall, 9 Front Street, just around the corner from the SAA Gallery. Elevator available at the side entrance.

“Choosing just 20 or so to show from the thousands of photos I took over a four month period last summer and fall has been a daunting task, but I hope those who travel to Exeter to see this presentation will enjoy looking at them as much as I enjoyed taking them!”

After an informative slide show and talk about Loons and their behavior, Talbot will give a short presentation in which he shows 20 slides and talks about each slide for 20 seconds. This is known as Pecha-Kucha style, a Japanese word for “Chit-Chat”. This style was invented to keep presentations short and to the point and has become quite popular around the world. We hope you can join us for this reception!

This event is open to the public and free to SAA members. Donations appreciated by non-members.

Demo: Fabric Art by Nancy Morgan

Downtown Exeter by Nancy Morgan

Downtown Exeter by Nancy Morgan


Join award-winning fabric artist Nancy Morgan for a fabric art talk and demonstration. Nancy will bring her sewing machine, fabric and thread to demonstrate and explain the basic techniques of creating her Fabric Art pieces. Examples of her work will be available for viewing and there will also be plenty of time for questions and answers.

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Russian Iconography: 1,000 Years of Tradition

Mother of God of Vladimir

Mother of God of Vladimir – (wood, egg tempera, 23-k gold) – by Marina Forbes


Marina Forbes presents Russian Iconography: 1,000 Years of Tradition on Sunday, September 11, 2016 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm at the Seacoast Artist Association Gallery at 130 Water Street in Exeter, New Hampshire, as part of the SAA’s Second Sunday art demonstration/lecture series.

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