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Theme Show: Small Works for Giving


The 2017 Small Works for Giving Show is hung and ready for the sales to begin!!! There were over 70 submissions, which should offer something to please almost everyone. Come shop early for your first choice, but return often, as sold items will be replaced with new pieces. Original art makes a perfect gift, pleasing both the receiver, and the creator. The Artists’ reception will be held Friday November 3rd from 4-7 and the show will remain up until after Christmas.

Enjoy these images as a teaser…
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November Event Highlights

Look Mom! I can fly! by Kevin Talbot

October Event Highlights

Snowy Owl Eyes by Charlene Yelle

August 2017 Event Highlights

by Joanne Ravgiala


SAA members exhibiting in the region:

  • Debra Woodward and Peggy Murray at the NHAA’s East Gallery on 136 State St. in Portsmouth 8/2-26 – reception Sat Aug 5th 5-8PM (live music 6-8).
  • Doris Rice at the Blue Moon in Exeter NH June through Aug – reception Sun Jul 23rd 3-5 pm
  • Laurie Levesque and Eunice Miller at Breaking New Grounds in Market Square Portsmouth NH through August

See our events calendar for more activities.

Eggplant by Gal Santos

July 2017 Theme Show Winners

Come see the latest theme show art exhibition “Marshes, Dunes, and Tide Pools” through the end of July at the SAA Gallery in Exeter, NH.

Best of Show Award

Sisters by Veronica Wolfe

People’s Choice Award

Marshlands by David Blomquist

July 2017 Event Highlights

  • July Featured Artist is Anita Freemanreception is Fri July 7th 4-7 PM.
  • SAA theme show Marshes, Dunes, & Tidepools is on display through the end of July- reception is Fri July 7th 4-7 PM.
  • Stop by the gallery on Sat July 15th to buy baked goods (proceeds go to SAA’s local art scholarship fund) during Exeter’s American Independence Day Festival
  • Call for art – 2017 theme show calendar is available; the August show is Explore Your Garden – drop off is Sat July 29th.
  • The June/July SAA Newsletter is available
  • SAA members exhibiting in the region:
    • Doris Rice at the Blue Moon in Exeter NH June through Aug – reception Sun Jul 23rd 3-5 pm
    • Gerry Bresnahan at Lane Memorial Library in Hampton NH during July – reception Tue Jul 18th 6:30-7:30 pm
    • Laurie Levesque and Eunice Miller at Breaking New Grounds in Market Square Portsmouth NH through August
    • Debra Woodward and Peggy Murray at the NHAA’s East Gallery on 136 State St. in Portsmouth 8/2-26 – reception Sat Aug 5th 5-8PM (live music 6-8).

See our events calendar for more activities.

June 2017 Event Highlights

by Pat Boyd-Robertson

See our events calendar for more activities.

New Dimensions Introduced to SAA Gallery

New Dimensions Introduced to the SAA Gallery!

Though our lovely Gallery Shop offers a wide variety of items in many mediums, we are quite thrilled to also now be showcasing some 3 Dimensional pieces created by two of our newest members. Here are brief bios to entice you to come see for yourself, if you haven’t already…

Large Floor Vase, Turned Wood and Semi-precious Stone

Donald Briere of Brentwood is a master of the craft of wood turning. Through this time intensive technique, Don creates heirloom quality vases, bowls, salt and pepper shakers, wine glasses and more and has been awarded “Best in Show” at the nationally renowned Sunapee Craftsmen’s’ Fair. Though mainly composed of various woods, he also incorporates semi-precious stones adding a touch of color to some of his pieces. He welcomes visits and enjoys designing custom pieces.


Henrietta

Colin Ware has been making art of one kind or another his whole life. In his day job he designs computer graphics to display scientific data – it’s like painting data with colored light. One of his pieces is a computer animation of ocean currents displayed on a 6 ft. sphere in the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History. He has also written two widely referenced books on perception and graphic design. A group of sculptures containing illusory contours was exhibited at the University of Toronto. Colin lives in Durham, paints in oils, and sculpts with a variety of materials. Recently, he has been making chickens, using chicken wire.

May Gallery Shop Sale

Gallery shop sale – 4/28/17 through Mother’s Day 5/14/17!

10% off sales for all items by the 4 artisans in the gallery shop
– Debra Woodward
– Karen Desrosiers
– Naz K Designs
– Natalie Rotman Cote

Sale signs are in the shop area, tags on item show the full price, not the sale price
– 10% off to be taken at the desk when sale occurs

With EACH ITEM purchased from the shop artisans, the customer gets a raffle ticket.
– Gallery sitter will fill out the PINK ticket with the name and phone# for the customer
– The 1/2 of the ticket with the name and phone# goes into the white basket that is on the
table with the basket.
– If one customer buys 3 items from the shop, that customer gets THREE tickets

Raffle winner to be selected on Saturday morning May 13th (in case the basket is a mother’s day present!)