Monday, October 10, 2016

Mural Repairs

Repairs have been completed on the garage door murals on Litchfield Lane. Unfortunately the substrate keeps peeling. This is the second time our group has repaired these murals.

Our artists at work, Anthony Williams, Deb Funk and Deb Curtin.

Great job, guys! Now we need to find some indoor murals to do for the winter months. :)

Friday, September 30, 2016

Fall exhibits by our members

Portsmouth Contrasts in Black & White
Photo artist Thomas A. Wright offers two contrasting series of Portsmouth images as you
have never seen this historic city before. Showing October 5 - October 29. Join us for the
opening reception Friday Oct 7, 2016 5-8pm at the New Hampshire Art Association’s Robert
Lincoln Levy Gallery, 136 State Street, Portsmouth, NH. Visit us at for more details.
These paintings are on display through the end of December. The bank is located in the same plaza as the Whole Foods market in Bedford. You can go in and view the paintings any time the bank is open.
Joe Smiga will be exhibiting his photographs at various craft shows this fall. Linda Feinberg and Joe Smiga will be sharing a table at the Holiday Market downtown Manchester (1000 Elm Street) on Saturday, December 10th.
Artist of the Month award for September by the Manchester Artists Association was given to Linda Feinberg for her mixed media  painting "Follow Me" which is about the Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument.

This area memorializes the U.S. Army’s 7th Cavalry and the Sioux and Cheyenne in one of the Indian’s last armed efforts to preserve their way of life. Here on June 25 and 26 of 1876, 263 soldiers, including Lt. Col. George A. Custer and attached personnel of the U.S. Army, died fighting several thousand Lakota and Cheyenne warriors.
Various tribes banded together to win this battle, but lost the war. The memorial is very spiritual and explains more than can be said in this short writing. 
This mixed media painting is 9” X 12”, matted and framed under glass, 13” X 16”. $125

Next FOA meeting is the last Wednesday of October, Oct 26th, 7:00 p.m. Contact treasurer, Linda Feinberg if you would like more information.


Thursday, June 16, 2016

Monday, June 20th - free concert

This is a free concert at Victory Park (across from the City Library).  The organization is trying to buy or lease the building on Amherst Street to bring more art and music downtown.

The mission of Old Sol Music Hall is to establish, maintain, and operate a performance venue and community center aimed at leveraging the arts to create positive social and environmental impact. Old Sol Music Hall will provide a mid-size performance space and implement civic programming, including weekly pre-­show service projects, in-kind donation drives, and a More Than Music Fund, which takes a portion of every ticket sold to support the work of local non-profit organizations. Through these efforts, Old Sol Music Hall will reinvest a projected $35,000+ worth of social impact into the Greater Manchester community every year.

Old Sol Music Hall will be both a cultural and civic venue in the heart of Downtown Manchester. Led by its team of Concert Corps national service members, Old Sol Music Hall will provide opportunities for patrons to give back to the local community which, in turn, will build social capital and help New Hampshire attract and retain its Millennial workforce.

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Honorable Mention

Judy Gelinas, pastel, "Fresh Clams"
Several of our members received Honorable Mention certificates at the Elliot Senior Center Annual Art Show. Congratulations.

 Anthony Williams, watercolor, "Early Morning at the Beach"

Frank Moulin, watercolor, "Gull Island"

Linda Feinberg, acrylic, "November Day"


Thursday, May 26, 2016

Summer projects

Design awarded to our member and chief muralist Anthony Williams. Anthony will be painting this design on a utility box downtown. Congrats.

As a group we have submitted some proposals for summer murals, but we do not have any news yet. Our treasurer, Linda Feinberg, went to a Southern NH Planning Committee meeting on the millyard and did some networking.  Anthony and Linda will attend a meeting next week of Old Sol and try to get some interest in more public art downtown.

Member Joe Smiga received 30 copies of his new book "Blackest of Fridays".  This is his 8th book and is not available in stores yet. He already sold his first one to his chiropractor. Joe is a good salesman.  The novel is a thriller involving good police work and terrorism.
Please send in your news and summer updates to our blogger, Linda:
Thank you.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Next meeting and two calls for Art

Next meeting is Tuesday, May 17th at 7:00 p.m. at Deb's house. If you need more information, please feel free to contact me. We will discuss possibilities for a summer art project. Please bring your ideas.

Tina gave me some more Calls for Art.


Wanderlust: A Visual Symphony

Plymouth State University's KDAG Exhibitions Program, with exhibit partner, The New Hampshire Music Festival are seeking artwork, for 
the upcoming Summer 2016 exhibition in Silver Center for the Arts, Wanderlust: A Visual Symphony, which will be on view during the New Hampshire Music Festival.
NHMF's theme of wanderlust, will take audiences on a creative journey through countries and places around the world including Brazil, Germany, New York City, and Russia. The exhibit will celebrate the power of art to move and inspire us, connecting to music and travel themes.

Artists are invited to submit 1-3 images of artworks. Artwork is limited to work that can hang on walls.

Interested artists should go to the link below to submit a jpg of their artwork, accompanied by a brief artist's statement describing how the work relates to music themes, an artist biographical statement, and contact information.

The deadline for submissions is June 10, 2016.
Guest Co-Curator: Bradford Dumont, NH Music Festival Artistic Administrator

Exhibit Dates: July 1- August 15, 2016

Call for Printmakers!

Finding Place on Paper: 
Contemporary Poets and Printmakers Explore the White Mountains
Co curated by Elizabeth Ahl, Parker Potter, and Cynthia Robinson

Plymouth State University's Museum of the White Mountains is seeking a limited number of prints made recently, for the upcoming exhibit, Finding Place on Paper: Contemporary Poets and Printmakers Explore the White Mountains
Artists from (or connected to) New Hampshire and the New England region, for whom the White Mountains as a place is featured, played a role, or been an inspiration in their work are invited to submit 1-2 images.  Selected prints may be paired with contemporary poems for visual display and/or included in printed material associated with the show.  
Interested artists should go to the link below to submit a jpg of their print, accompanied by a brief artist's statement describing how the work relates to the White Mountains, an artist biographical statement, and contact information.

The deadline for submissions is August 15, 2016.
Exhibit dates: October 24-December 16, 2016.
To learn more about the Museum of the White Mountains, please visit

Click on the "Call for Artists" tab at the top for more exhibit information.