Category Archives: Exhibits

Featured Artist: Doris Rice

St Suliac, Brittany, France by Doris Rice

The SAA Featured Artist for February is SAA member Doris Rice. Her show Travel Adventures with Doris: Europe/Quebec is on display at the SAA gallery through the end of February. Opening reception on Friday Feb 2nd 4-7 PM.

Doris and her fellow travelers will give you a glimpse into the sights and scenes from the locations where they set up to paint. It might be a sketch on location or a painting done at the actual spot, all bringing immediacy, highlighting the moment. Every country has it’s beauty, every artist sees it differently. This is one of the joys of group painting! Absorbing the culture by being still and soaking in the sights and sounds, gives memories far richer than just a snapshot. It is an amazing way to see the world! Join us for a look! Locations include: Quebec City, Brittany France, Tuscany Italy, Greece, Sicily Italy.
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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

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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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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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