Category Archives: Exhibits

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

Clement Park Sunset by Dave Thompsen

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.

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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Featured Artist Barbara Cowan

Moonlit Gosport Chapel - by Barbara Cowan

Moonlit Gosport Chapel – by Barbara Cowan

As the artist featured in October and November, Barbara Cowan will display her watercolor landscapes and seascapes. She has also worked with the monotype process and with pastels. She is a former student of Timothy Clark, a California and Maine painter. She was also a student of the late Valfred Thelin of Ogunquit Maine. She has studied the monotype process with printmaker Pam Lawson of Harvard, Massachusetts.

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Featured Artist: Dave Thompsen

Sailing off Rye

Dave Thompsen and The Seacoast Artist Association invite you to join us for our
Featured Artist Reception:

When: Friday, August 5th, 5:00 to 7:00
Where: SAA Gallery, 130 Water Street, Exeter, NH 03883
Gallery phone (603)778-8856
http://www.seacoastartist.org

As the artist featured in August and September, Dave will be displaying his photographs that capture the essence of water in his exhibition “H2O“…

Water. A precious resource. A playful medium. The stage for an infinite number of photographic possibilities. This series of photographs by artist Dave Thompsen celebrates water in every scene, whether it’s under two sailboats racing off Rye New Hampshire or pouring from a fountain at Fuller Gardens in North Hampton.

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Featured Artist: Renee Giffroy

Renee cropped_As the SAA Featured Artist for June/July, Renee Giffroy from Rye, New Hampshire will be displaying a unique photographic perspective of the images captured from the hulls of boats. “Boatscapes” is a colorful celebration of the beauty that can found in the mundane. Through her photographic eye, Giffroy takes what is often overlooked and transforms it into extraordinary pieces of art.

Attend the artist reception on Saturday June 11, 2016 from 1-3 pm at the SAA gallery. Refreshments will be served.
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Exhibit: Eye of the Beholder

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“Beachfront Berries” by Bill Moore (L) and “Through Space and Time” by Cheri Christenson

Yet another show that has exceeded expectations! “The Eye of the Beholder” boasts 35 pieces from painters and photographers who accepted this challenge and worked together to produce two interpretations of the same subject. (the odd number is the result of a fabulous three generation collaboration!) This was another extremely hard to judge show but chosen as “Best of Show” are Cheri Christenson and her watercolor “Through Space and Time” interpretation of Bill Moore’s photograph, “Beachfront Berries”. Congratulations!

The reception for this show is Friday May 6th from 4-7, which is also the kick-off to the summer’s First Friday Events in Exeter, so you will want to be in town for this. Hope to see you there.

Call for Art

Reminder to artists that drop off for next theme show, The Eye of the Beholder is April 30. Everyone is welcome to our reception Friday May 6th 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

The challenge is multi-level. It begins with pairing a photographer and a painter. The photographer captures an image. The painter uses this image as reference for a painted interpretation of what the photographer saw. Or, it could start with a painting that the photographer then has to try to recreate. Both works will be hung together. This was a powerful show last year and demanded a repeat. See the event entry for details.