NH Open Doors

Downtown Exeter by Nancy Morgan

Downtown Exeter by Nancy Morgan


To celebrate NH Open Doors, the SAA is sponsoring the following events on Saturday and Sunday Nov 5-6 2016:

  • Fabric artist Nancy Morgan will be at the Gallery on Saturday from 1:00 – 4:00 – she will bring small unframed examples of her art quilts and can explain the steps involved in creating them.
  • Artist Annick Bouvron-Gromek will be offering a informative and fun hands-on monotype demo Saturday 12:00 – 3:00 in the gallery.
  • Local photographer and NH native Debra Woodward, who is also one of our Seacoast Art Association Gallery Shop artisans, will be having a 25% off sale on all of her framed images that are IN STOCK during NH Open Doors weekend only! They include images of Santa Fe, Paris, and Tuscany. Buy that perfect holiday gift now or purchase something for your own wall! These photos are all custom framed. This sale will be that weekend ONLY. Debra will be stopping in at the gallery on Saturday at 3:00 so please come say hello!
  • Photographic artist Natalie Rotman Cote will be at the SAA Gallery Sunday 12:00 – 2:00 demonstrating photo effects using post-processing software such as Topaz Labs Glow, Texture, and Impressions.

All events are free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Saturday 10:00 – 5:00 and Sunday 12:00 – 4:00. The SAA also has an Awards show exhibition at the Exeter Town Hall Gallery next door – open 12:00 – 4:00 Saturday and Sunday.

Presentation: Kevin Talbot – Loons

by Kevin Talbot

by Kevin Talbot

NOVEMBER 13, 2:00 to 4:00: Nature Photographer Kevin Talbot will be showing his amazing loon photos upstairs in the old Exeter Town Hall, 9 Front Street, just around the corner from the SAA Gallery. Elevator available at the side entrance.

“Choosing just 20 or so to show from the thousands of photos I took over a four month period last summer and fall has been a daunting task, but I hope those who travel to Exeter to see this presentation will enjoy looking at them as much as I enjoyed taking them!”

After an informative slide show and talk about Loons and their behavior, Talbot will give a short presentation in which he shows 20 slides and talks about each slide for 20 seconds. This is known as Pecha-Kucha style, a Japanese word for “Chit-Chat”. This style was invented to keep presentations short and to the point and has become quite popular around the world. We hope you can join us for this reception!

This event is open to the public and free to SAA members. Donations appreciated by non-members.

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.

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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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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Demo: Fabric Art by Nancy Morgan

Downtown Exeter by Nancy Morgan

Downtown Exeter by Nancy Morgan


Join award-winning fabric artist Nancy Morgan for a fabric art talk and demonstration. Nancy will bring her sewing machine, fabric and thread to demonstrate and explain the basic techniques of creating her Fabric Art pieces. Examples of her work will be available for viewing and there will also be plenty of time for questions and answers.

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Russian Iconography: 1,000 Years of Tradition

Mother of God of Vladimir

Mother of God of Vladimir – (wood, egg tempera, 23-k gold) – by Marina Forbes


Marina Forbes presents Russian Iconography: 1,000 Years of Tradition on Sunday, September 11, 2016 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm at the Seacoast Artist Association Gallery at 130 Water Street in Exeter, New Hampshire, as part of the SAA’s Second Sunday art demonstration/lecture series.

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September Event Highlights

Far From Home - by Anita Freeman

Far From Home – by Anita Freeman

See our events page for a calendar of SAA activities.

August Event Highlights

Morning MIst -by Laura KIng

Morning Mist -by Laura King

  • SAA theme show Along the Coast is on display the month of August – opening reception is August 5th 4-7 PM. Congratulations to Laura King, a new SAA member from North Hampton, who was awarded ‘Best of Show’ for her oil painting, “Morning Mist”.
  • The Featured Artist is Dave Thompsen – his show “H2O” is on exhibit August & September – opening reception is August 5th 4-7 PM.
  • Mystery Kits are selling out fast! Stop by the gallery to buy your kit for the October theme show. Participants can attend our demo on how to use the kit August 14th 2:00 PM.
  • Art classes in pastel, drawing, and watercolor – see our Class and Workshop schedule.

See our events page for a calendar of SAA activities.