Category Archives: NH

More January art, art events, shows (Part 1)

Once upon a time, I thought that the art “season” in this part of the country began on Memorial Day week-end, and ran through Columbus Day. As the art community up here “unearths” itself, I am finding more and more opportunities to show throughout the year.

And, I am busy.

The year kicked off with finding out at the end of December, 2013, that I was accepted into the present show at the Gallery at 100 Market Street in Portsmouth.

Only three of these are mine: Star Showers, My Dreams Are Too Loud, Furious. The happy little tree above my head is not my worrk

Only three of these are mine: Star Showers, My Dreams Are Too Loud, Furious. The happy little tree above my head is not my work.

This show occupies 4 floors of a prestigious office building in downtown Portsmouth that hosts 4-5 juried group exhibits annually. I am one of 30 in this show, and I have a total of five pieces here. These three are on the 3rd floor, 2 are on the 1st. This show will hang until the 12th of April.

Last week-end was all art for me, and I painted very little-though I did-stay tuned for the next post!! I was part of a BAA pop-up event at Dahlia on Saturday, and “The Sky’s the Limit” show opening reception was on Sunday .

The Dahlia pop-up in North Berwick was staged in the a smaller room behind the larger store space. Kerry, the shop’s owner, fully intends on using the space we filled as more retail space but turned it over to us for the day. And, what fun we had hanging the show the Wednesday before as well as hanging out (and selling) on Saturday.

Beth Wittenberg and Bob Farrell during the arranging of the pop-up

Beth Wittenberg and Bob Farrell during the arranging of the pop-up

 

Bad Moon Rising, Lemon, Forest Floor (near door) a Dahlia

Bad Moon Rising, Lemon, Forest Floor (near door) at Dahlia

 

 

 

 

 

Happy New Year!

new art, new art!!

Also, for those in the area or coming through for snow sports, I will have art up at 100 Market Street in Portsmouth, opening Friday, January 17!

Bad Moon Risin', with part of the studio, 2013. MM, 12" x 12"

Bad Moon Risin’, with part of the studio, 2013. MM, 12″ x 12″

The Holidays are behind us

2013 wasn’t horrible. I could have passed on the broken tibia-but otherwise, it could have been worse.

2014 is starting with the inclusion in the next Gallery at 100 Market Street, Portsmouth, NH show, which opens on January 17.

“My Dreams Are Too Loud” needs to be framed.

Mixed media, 12" x 12", 2013

Mixed media, 12″ x 12″, 2013

Come and see the show….

Diane-framedstairway w/ Elaine Menzela

14 of the 16 of this group-created this-an awesome piece

14 of the 16 of this group-created this-an awesome piece

The opening reception is this Sunday, at the Kittery Art Association, 4-6. Come and see the show!!

 

 

 

“Because”

This feels really pertinent, and I don’t think, with care it will crack.

"Because", 2013, (c) Daryl-Ann Hurst. OIl, acrylic,photo on canvas panel.

“Because”, 2013, (c) Daryl-Ann Hurst. OIl, acrylic,photo on canvas panel.

In progress. Tiny-11″x14″. An experiment, again.

Art Between the Eyes

Funny how the original intent of this post is actually catching up to me! And, finding me, as well. Win-win, as far as I am concerned.

For those that have read through the early posts, I was really trying to spotlight out-of-the way venues. But, I have 40 hr. gig and I am an artist, so the focus has evolved to be more me in these venues.

The Gatehouse Gallery actually contacted me in January of 2012. That initiated a fruitful relationship for both of us, professionally, as well as personally. (The most expensive piece Malynda has sold was mine).  New galleries in the North Country spring up all the time and are usually out-buildings restored and repurposed.  And, they need to be explored!!

Artists exist everywhere-and I keep getting knocked back by stuff I find in places where you would least expect it.  Many people with huge talent and major resumes move here to get away from New York, Boston, etc… There are some powerhouses like Bess Cutler at the Kittery Art Association.

I met George and Paula, from Art Between the Eyes Gallery  last month.  Genuinely warm and wonderful people, as most of the north country folk in NH are (I got lost today-and my faith in humanity is always refreshed in the north-I got directions from a stranger) on my way there. Paula and George and I talked for a fair length of time at the Gatehouse Gallery last month, but I was delighted to be asked to visit their little gallery with work. And, leave the work for them to sell.

Art between the Eyes

Art between the Eyes

 

 

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I passed on shooting Malynda Roy Forcier’s work -basically because of where it is placed. (bad light for that time of day). But, she is there, too.

I want to say, “Who needs the New York art world?” A certain few artists, I guess??

 

David Sordi at the Gatehouse Gallery

I did a dreadful job with photographing the work up in the show, but I will provide a link to his website as well as one to the gallery so you, dear reader, can get your heart-full and head-full through their eyes and cameras.

Malynda Forcier does a lovely job of describing the show in her press release, as well:
“The Gatehouse Gallery is pleased to announce their latest show,”Nature’s Reflection” by award-winning local photographer Dave Sordi. This Month, Dave Sordi’s love for the White Mountains is on display in this exceptional body of works. Come see one of only two prints to ever be made of MWV Photo Contest Winner, “Mt. Washington Citadel”. Dave’s works capture, bottle up and preserve the essence of what it is like to really experience the region and it’s mystical natural places. Let Dave bring you to places that will enchant you, change you and leave you in awe.”

Attendance was light, but most people think of opening receptions at galleries as stuffy events in sometimes claustrophobia-producing environments. When the weather was the first really pleasant in almost a week, I can hardly blame the people who would have rather sat outside, drinking wine and having a casual gathering with a few friends. Since the Gatehouse Gallery is a secondary structure on the Forcier’s property, her opening receptions are designed to be more casual and they are more like the where some would have liked to have been than the standard.

Another great part of the set up, is they are not afraid to put work outside during the reception. Food and beverages are also outside, so viewers are encouraged to see all there is to offer.

http://naturesreflectionnh.smugmug.com/ for David’s portfolio
http://gatehousegallery.com/art/index.html for the gallery and art info

I did shoot a few pictures at the reception that turned out well.

The outdoor space at the Gatehouse Gallery with Malynda Forcier for David Sordi's opening reception

The outdoor space at the Gatehouse Gallery with Malynda Forcier for David Sordi’s opening reception

David Sordi talks about the printer and papers that he uses

David Sordi talks about the printer and papers that he uses

 

Dawn, Phillip and Amanda-Phillip is the featured artist at the Gatehouse Gallery in August

Dawn, Phillip and Amanda-Phillip is the featured artist at the Gatehouse Gallery in August

The full line-up for the season is not yet listed on the gallery website so…

August-Phillip Allard

September-Matt Wyatt

October-“Witches’ Brew”, Daryl-Ann Dartt Hurst (yes, me), Malynda Forcier and Misty Maybe. (Shameful self-promotion-oh well).

November and December are holiday group shows months.

Rochester Public Library show, Rochester, NH

The month of May has been somewhat of a blur, and I failed to post this earlier. What?!

http://www.rpl.lib.nh.us/programs/artexhibit/art201305/art201305.html

The show comes down Friday afternoon, and I will be at the library from 2:45ish-4:00, if you would like to ask me any questions. Some of this work will move to the Gatehouse Gallery in Tamworth, NH and some will be held in reserve for either a show at the Rice Library in Kittery, Maine or one of two upcoming group shows.

Peggy Trout at the Rochester Library extended another invitation and I will be doing a 4th show next May there.

Salisbury, MA after Nemo

As I said on Facebook, Salisbury has always delivered every image I have looked for, post storm:

"Carefree Arcade, (c) Daryl-Ann Dartt Hurst, 2013. The worst hit that I visited.

“Carefree Arcade, (c) Daryl-Ann Dartt Hurst, 2013. The worst hit that I visited.

"Salisbury Damage", (c) Daryl-Ann Dartt Hurst

“Salisbury Damage”, (c) Daryl-Ann Dartt Hurst

"Bottles and Cans Only", (c)Daryl-Ann Dartt Hurst

“Bottles and Cans Only”, (c)Daryl-Ann Dartt Hurst

"Ozzie's Fried Dough". (c)Daryl-Ann Dartt Hurst, 2013. Salisbury got snow and sand.

“Ozzie’s Fried Dough”. (c)Daryl-Ann Dartt Hurst, 2013. Salisbury got snow and sand.

Hampton after Nemo

I really feel like taking a dip-not.

“Welcome to Hampton Beach”. (c)2013.

"Hampton Beach seawall" (c)2013. The seawall is covered.

“Hampton Beach seawall” (c)2013. The seawall is covered.

"Hampton Beach  seawall" (c) Daryl-Ann Dartt Hurst, 2013.

“Hampton Beach seawall” (c) Daryl-Ann Dartt Hurst, 2013.

Hampton Beach 5A storm like this delivers extra love to beach communities in the form of storm surges. Where they didn’t seem to be brutal in Rye, the further south I went, the better (if you will), the display.