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, 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.
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.
“Local Colors” is the theme for this show of primarily watercolor paintings by Mary Jane Solomon being held at the Seacoast Artist Association Gallery, 130 Water St., Exeter From December 2nd through January 28th. Artist’s Reception will be held Friday December 2nd from 4-7. Refreshments will be served.
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.
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
As the artist featured in August and September, Dave will be displaying his photographs that capture the essence of water in his exhibition “H2O“…
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.
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.
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.