Category Archives: Exhibits

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.

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’

Featured Artist: Dennis Skillman

Deep Woods Road by Dennis Skillman

Photographer Dennis Skillman is the Featured Artist May 2017. An exhibition of his works is on display at the Seacoast Artist Association Gallery now through the end of May. Meet the artist at his gallery reception on Friday May 12th 4:30 PM – 7:00 PM.

Why I get up in the Morning
An exhibit of outdoor photography by Dennis Skillman

I am always searching for beauty and inspiration in landscapes and living things. The images in this exhibit highlight some of those moments captured with my camera. Each one brings me back to a sight, a place in time where I felt inspired by what I saw. Capturing that fleeting moment and sharing it with others is what drives my photography. Whether it brings back a memory of a favorite place or brings the viewer close to something they have never seen, the photos strive to capture the special nature of the subject.
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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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Featured Artist Revelle Taillon

Revelle Taillon of Plaistow presents her work and those of participants in her classes

Daydreamer by Revelle Taillon

Attend the artist reception for Revelle Taillon, Plaistow, NH, on Sunday March 5th, from 3pm to 5pm at the Seacoast Artist Association gallery, 130 Water Street, Exeter. Refreshments will be served.

As the artist featured in March, Taillon will be displaying works with some of her students. The exhibit opens Saturday February 26th and runs through Friday March 31st.

Graphic designer, illustrator and artist, Taillon, has found a new niche. She has created beautiful artwork in several different mediums, but it is her work with colored pencils that has gotten the attention of local art associations and galleries alike. Over the last year and a half the artist has created over 50 new pieces in colored pencil, many focused on birds.

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Featured Artist Doris Rice and Friends

Doris Rice and Friends

A Touch Of Color! Doris Rice of North Hampton, NH presents : Watercolors by Doris Rice and Participants in her Classes

Attend the artist reception for Doris Rice and her students, on Sunday February 19th (rescheduled from Feb 12th due to weather) from 2 pm to 4 pm at the Seacoast Artist Association Gallery, 130 Water Street, Exeter.

As the artist featured in February Rice will be displaying a grouping of works in watercolor depicting Lovely Gardens and Individual Flowers to brighten your day! Refreshments will be served.
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Exhibit Wild with Color

Best of Show goes to “Sweet Sheep”, mixed media by Natalie Rotman Cote

Perhaps January is just about all the winter white you can take. Here’s your chance to make Old Man Winter do a little dance and show him your true colors. Visit the SAA Gallery in Exeter to view our local artists’ works in the Wild with Color theme show now January 29-February 24. We are holding a public reception for this lively exhibit Friday February 3rd from 4-7 PM.

People’s Choice to Julia Dugas for multi-media piece “Whiteness of a Different Color”

Debra Woodward: The Tuscan Laundry Series

by Debra Woodward

Debra Woodward, one of the SAA’s gallery artisans, presents a new series of photographs titled the “Tuscan Laundry” series in January. Meet her at the reception on Friday January 6th from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM.

Artist Statement

Now more than ever, with people in power who do not believe climate change is real, we have to take it upon ourselves to do what we can to protect our environment. Changes are already occurring to New England’s climate, including warmer winters, reduced snowfall, increased rainfall, rising sea level, and more severe weather events that increase the risk of flooding. This show depicts an example of the wonderful Italian culture and lifestyle which is so different for our own. 95% of homes in Italy do not use energy-sapping dryers where 85% of homes in the US do. I am using tree-friendly frames made from sustainable mocha bamboo. They are recyclable and have a Non-Toxic finish. All the elements are bio-degradable and the finish is water-based and free of harsh chemical solvents.

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