Category Archives: Exhibits

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.