Art Beat with MWV Arts Association!

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July 2014
see, learn, and connect with the visual arts
With the MWV Arts Association!

Contact Us

P. O. Box 1603
North Conway, NH 03860

16 Norcross Place
(Lower Level)
North Conway Village, NH

Phone: 603.356.2787


 Office Hours:


Friday and Saturday

10 am – 3 pm 




Masonic Breakfast Fundraiser on Sunday, July 20, 8-11 a.m.

Please join us at the North Conway Masonic Lodge (upstairs from the old movie theater) for this event to support the MWVAA.


Welcome to Katie Landry and Debbie McDougall

The MWVAA welcomes our new bookkeeper, Katie Landry, and our new administrative assistant, Debbie McDougall. Debbie will be in the office on Thursdays from 10-3. Stop in and say hello!


Poster for Current Exhibit: “Red”

Click here for the poster for our current exhibit: “Red” Poster.

You can help us advertise this show by distributing the poster in your area and/or sending it to your contacts.


Madison Historic Barn Show and Sale

The Madison Historic Barn Show and Sale, which included several juried MWVAA artists and Friday painters, generated over $2800 in art sales and much interest in the barn lecture and tour.  The exhibit of remaining work continues at the Madison Library during regular hours through August 10.


Fall Classes Announced:


Pastels – Beginners Bootcamp

Len Austin

3 days (September 9, 10, 11)

9:00 to 2:00


This beginner’s Pastel class will cover the various materials and how to use them.  The importance of underpaintings and other techniques used by pastel artists will be explained.  Composition and values will be covered.  A step by step approach to painting with pastels will be demonstrated while primarily concentrating on landscapes.

Members $150; Non-Members $180


Watercolor for the Absolute Beginner – Part 1

Sharon Soule

6 weeks (September 17-October 22)

Wednesdays, 10am – noon

Class size 8


Do you have limited or no watercolor experience?  Come learn the basics of this expressive medium.  At the first class, we will discuss the materials you will need.  Then, students will learn and practice basic watercolor techniques and painting principles with a different project each week.  Materials list provided at opening class (Materials cost less than $100).

Members $120; Non-Members $145


Art in the Park

As of July 10th, there were still 2 spaces left for Art in the Park.


Affordable Art Show in November/December:

This year, the Affordable Art Show will be held for 2 months (November and December) at both the Downstairs Gallery and the Met. All work must be priced at $250 or less. Registration forms will be available later in the year.


New “Permanent 3-D and Fine Crafts Exhibit Program”

As announced last month, the MWVAA is offering juried member artists the opportunity to display 3-dimensional art and fine crafts on an ongoing basis. Click here for more information and a registration form: 3-D and Fine Crafts Registration


Update on Recent Shows:

Congratulations to Karen Brisbois and Sue Fortier who sold original artwork during the “Green” Show.


Congratulations to Peter Abate

Peter Abate was recognized at a celebratory party for hanging his 100th art show at the Gafney Library. Congratulations, Peter.


MWVAA Juried Member Artists Exhibiting Elsewhere:

Gafney Library: Peter Abate, Sarah Charles, Joyce Desmaris,

     J.P. Goodwin, Josef Keller, Elaine Klement,

     Heather MacLeod, Frank McLaughlin (June & July)

Madison Library: Various artists exhibiting during the Madison

     Barns event (thru August 10)

M&D Productions: Sue Fortier (July/August)

Sue Fortier: New Hampshire Art Association’s Open Juried

     Exhibition at the Sheafe Warehouse at Prescott Park,

     Portsmouth, NH (thru August 24)


Gallery Group Shows featuring MWVAA Juried Member Artists

Cassidy Art Gallery at Jackson Village, Jackson, NH 

Gallery 302, Bridgeton, ME 

Garvin Gallery five, Sanbornville, NH: Peter Abate (thru Dec.)

Group 8 Gallery, Jackson, NH

Sandwich Home Industries, Sandwich, NH


MWVAA Upcoming Events:

July 20 (Sunday):   Masonic Breakfast

August 9: Art in the Park

September/October Show: “Gold”

November/December Show: “6th Annual Affordable Art”

November 6: Bernerhof Exhibit Opening

November: Annual Meeting (date TBD)



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