Alan Shulman, Kind of Blue, August 2014 in the Gerry Frazier Small Works Gallery.
Please join us this Friday, August 1st 5-8 pm for an opening reception!
The work in “Kind of Blue” is a mix of landscapes, some peopled, some not, where the color blue plays either a significant role or a dominant one. And yet its use is not intended to create any one mood; these paintings are not improvisations on “The Blues” or on any other stock meaning of blue. Its use here most likely stems from my fondness for the color in its many personalities; as sky, water, shade and shadow, shrub and flower, and in both natural and man-made materials.
Beyond the use of any specific color or painting technique, I intend for most of my work, not just in this exhibit but in general, to tell a story, or to suggest one if the story is not explicit. While it is not out of the question for me to paint a subject that will provoke the viewer, I would hope at a minimum that that viewer will be prompted to ask a question or two, to seek a meaning, and that the paintings go beyond description to narrative.
We are happy to announce Lennie Mullaney’s “Flag Iris,” oil on canvas won our People’s Choice Competition from this past month’s American Icon Exhibition!
Thank you to all who voted!
Come see more of Lennie’s artwork in her September solo exhibition, “Prescott Players” in the East Gallery Sept 3rd - 26th, with an opening reception Friday, Sept 5th from 5-8 pm.
Our HANGING OUT TO DRY exhibition showcasing the artwork created at the July 19 Paint Out event will be on exhibit through Friday, August 29.
Come see paintings created all in one day throughout the city of Portsmouth, with some photographs showcasing the event, courtesy of Michael Sterling Photography.
An opening reception will be held this Friday, August 1 from 5-8 pm. Congratulations to Michael Johnston who has been awarded BEST OF SHOW! An award presentation will be held on Friday at approximately 6 pm.
With August right around the corner, it’s time to get excited for our upcoming exhibits!
In the members gallery we will be featuring two shows. The first, Hanging Out to Dry, will feature work by artists who painted en plein air at last weekend’s paint out event. The second, By The Sea, will be members views and visions of the ocean. These two shows are fun themes as we enter the second half of summer!
The East Gallery will hold a show titled Small is Big, with works by Adeline Goldminc-Tronzo, Deb St. Germaine, and Anne Wemple Marks.
On the Gerry Frazier Wall and Small Works Gallery will be the work of member artist Alan Shulman.
Don’t miss out on opening night and stop by Art ‘Round Town, next Friday August 1st from 5-8pm!
What a wonderful day for our Paint Out!
Thank you to all of the artists who participated! Come see these works and others in our August “Hanging Out to Dry” exhibition opening Friday, August 1st with a reception from 5-8.
It is amazing to see to what these talented artists can accomplish in just a few hours!
Thank you to photographer Michael Sterling for capturing the day!
Photos courtesy of Michael Sterling Photography
Don’t miss out on our upcoming gallery talk with artist Brett X. Gamache!
The New Hampshire Art Association is looking to add new members!
Jurying will take place near the beginning of August. Share with artists who may be interested and have them contact the gallery at 603.431.4230 or email@example.com to recieve application information!