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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).

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June 2017 Event Highlights

by Pat Boyd-Robertson

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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!)

May 2017 Event Highlights

Blackburnian Warbler by Dennis Skillman

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April 2017 Event Highlights

Standing Guard by Tony Baldasaro

  • Tony Baldasaro is the Featured Artist for April; reception is Friday April 7th 4-7 PM.
  • SAA theme show New England Portals is on display through the end of April – reception is also Friday April 7th 4-7 PM.
  • Second Sunday demo Mixed Media is April 9th 1PM.
  • New classes in April: Learn to Draw; coming in May – Colored Pencil and Drawing the Human Head
  • Call for art – 2017 theme show calendar is available; the May show is Sky Images – drop off is Apr 29th.

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Eye of the Beholder

Come down to the SAA Gallery in Exeter to view the Eye of the Beholder theme exhibition through the end of March. This pairs a photographer with a painter who collaborate on a common image. Here’s the winners of this year’s show…

Best of Show: Roger Goun for his photograph “Smoke Screen” and Mary Jane Solomon for a watercolor interpretation, “Smoke Screen II”:

Smoke Screen (photograph) by Roger Goun

Smoke Screen II (watercolor) by Mary Jane Solomon


People’s Choice: Jason Meserve for his photograph “Shed at Lamson Farm” and Gwen Morgan for her watercolor interpretation, “Flowers at Lamson Farm”:

Jason Meserve (photograph) “Shed at Lamson Farm”

Flowers at Lamson Farm (watercolor) by Gwen Morgan

 

March 2017 Event Highlights

Barn Owl by Revelle Taillon

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February Event Highlights

Iris by Doris Rice

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