Category Archives: Featured Artist

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

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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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