Small Works Holiday Exhibit 2015 will open November 21 and run through February 1, 2016. Please join us for an open house Friday, December 4 from 5–8 PM, the night of Home for Shop and Stroll Main Street 2015 in downtown South Berwick, Maine, a festive event. We have a number of artists new to the gallery for this exhibit.
This exhibit features artists in an array of mediums including tapestry of Janet Austin, East Greenwich, RI; etchings of Judith Heller-Cassell, Rochester, NH; mixed media of Neva Cole, Raymond, NH; oil paintings of Susan Brearey, Putney, VT; etchings of Susann Foster Brown, Milton, NH; tapestry of Suzanne Pretty, Farmington, NH; jewelry of Deborah Proulx, Portsmouth, NH; pottery of Robert Roux, Wells, ME; engravings of Scott Schnepf; South Berwick, ME drawings of Shi Yue, Dover, NH; prints of Pam Traver, Atkinson, NH plus many regional artist.
Pam Traver talks about her process "I find nature a continuous source of inspiration for my art and relish the intimate relationship with my subjects that the process of drawing and painting them provides. Exploring the color relationships and the interplay of form and space in nature is deeply satisfying to me. I enjoy working on a subject that interests me in a variety of media, usually doing a drawing of a subject before painting it; then, if the subject is compelling enough to me, I will explore it further by doing an etching, monotype or linocut of it."
Neva Cole spends her days as the communications director at the children's museum of New Hampshire, but is also a dedicated artist, currently creating these small mixed media pieces to help establish a memorial fund in honor of her beloved Mother, MaryAnna Austrew who passed away this past July. She creates art that she likes and would want in her own home. Neva also occasionally works as a freelance graphic designer and illustrator.
Sue Pretty states, "My grandmother was a lady’s tailor in London. The seeds of her influence were planted early with a gift of a toy sewing machine and fabrics of assorted patterns and textures. I fell in love with the textures and patterns of the material. My work evolved from the texture of thick oil paintings to dimensional pieces in resin and plaster then into quilted and stuffed paintings. With the gift of a small loom I started learning how to weave. I love the tactile qualities of the yarn and the textures of the weave. I am currently working tapestry, painting, multi media and stitching. The interactions of these mediums feed each other.
This small tapestry Outside the Box is an experimental piece expressing the frustrations of societies desire to package everyone into little compartments totally enclosed. Only by breaking free of this can we realize our creative."
Shi Yue states, "I come from China. Ceramic art is my major. I love drawing pictures to record my daily life with a little bit of my imagination. My art express the way I appreciate the world, I hope they will make you laugh and smile."The Steeples, Canadian Rockies(top right), Pam Traver, 3 block linocut
Jolie the Jellyfish (middle right), Neva Cole, mixed media.
Outside the Box (lower middle right) woven tapestry of wool, silk and cotton embellished with beads
Monkey Year is Coming (bottom right), Shi Yue, drawing.
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