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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.

See our events calendar for more activities.

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

See our events calendar for more activities.

February Event Highlights

Iris by Doris Rice

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January Event Highlights

Little Busker by Ellen Ryder Griffin
Best of Show for Black and White

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SAA Awards Show

dsc06245Saturday November 19th is the last day to view the SAA Awards show at the Old Town Hall Gallery in Exeter, NH. Hours are Noon-4PM.

Congratulations to the winners:
Best of Show : Robert Steadman
1st: Maria Kay Simms
2nd: Barbara Clark
3rd: Charlene Yelle
Honorable Mention: Bill Childs, Pat Kennedy Corlin, Tony Baldasaro
People’s Choice: Sandra Chaisson

November Event Highlights

Annick demonstrating the monotype process

Annick demonstrating the monotype process

  • SAA member Doris Rice hosts an evening of wine, hors d’ouvres, and fine conversation featuring locations where she has painted recently – Friday Nov 18, 2016 5pm – 8pm at The Victoria Inn Bed & Breakfast in Hampton, NH – see flyer for more info.
  • SAA theme show Small Works for Giving is on display – reception is Friday Nov 4th 4-7 PM.
  • SAA Awards Show at the Town Hall Gallery – reception is also Friday Nov 4th 4-7PM
  • New Hampshire Open Doors event weekend of Nov 5th and 6th – see our list of demonstrations
  • Second Sunday – presentation by Kevin Talbot on Loons on Nov 13th 2-4 PM.
  • Barbara Cowan is the Featured Artist on exhibit October-November.
  • Mary Jane Solomon will be the the Featured Artist for December-January.
  • Register now for art classes: Revelle Taillon offers 3 new class sessions starting in November for pastels and drawing (see our calendar); Doris Rice holds on-going watercolor painting classes Wednesday afternoons and Thursday eves (see Doris’ calendar for details)

See our events page for a calendar of SAA activities.

October Event Highlights

Somes Sound - by Melanie Platt

Somes Sound – by Melanie Platt

See our events page for a calendar of SAA activities.

Mystery Kits 2016

Mystery Kits 2016

Mystery Kits 2016

Come over to the SAA Gallery to see this year’s Mystery Kits exhibition during the month of October. Viewers will be in awe of the creativity and enthusiasm the pursuers of this years’ Mystery Kits have shown! There simply cannot be one Best of Show given the effort put into each and every one. They are all prize winners!

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