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More art from last night

On to the Kittery Art Association, since I had a meeting of the Seacoast Moderns to attend there.

A drastic difference from 100 Market, not so much in quality of execution, but in depth. “Color Palette” offers a great deal of eye-candy. And, much like the “candy food group” is to the body, there is real no nutritional value ┬áto the brain in this show.

This is another venue where I am a member and regularly show, as well. I joined this art association four years ago to have an outlet, and for many of us, it does provide that in a lovely two-story building on Kittery Point. I couldn’t make the drop-off for this show, since I was hanging the Berwick Art Association show at Sole City, at the same time. There are some very technically skillful members, which was also my “draw”. And, it is not nearly as expensive to be a member as the Ogunquit Art Association or the New Hampshire Art Association-though, they look better on the resume since you are juried into them. KAA has no jury process.

Here are a few of my “picks” from “Color Palette:

"Lost Claw" (c)Cleone Graham, oil on canvas

“Lost Claw” (c)Cleone Graham, oil on canvas

"Chip", (c) Max Johnson, MM

“Chip”, (c) Max Johnson, MM

"Kayax" (c)Jennifer Chamberlain, oil on canvas.

“Kayax” (c)Jennifer Chamberlain, oil on canvas.

As with the Gallery at 100 Market Street, the KAA shows are always very well-hung. Judith Bryant has a remarkable eye for making very diverse work, in medium, theme and quality, work together. And, she has no prior knowledge what she will have to work with until it arrives!

Not as challenging or thought-provoking as the Portsmouth show, but definitely worth the drive to Kittery Point his week-end.

The Kittery Art Association is located at 8 Coleman Avenue, Kittery Point, Maine. They are open from 12-6 on Saturdays and 12-5 on Sundays.



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!!




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.

More Nemo

"Lobster Trap Graveyard" (c) 2013. I didn't see a lot  of debris.

“Lobster Trap Graveyard” (c) 2013. I didn’t see a lot of debris.

Further down the coast, I found another place to shoot from. Finding parking was an issue. Fortunately, at 6:30 AM after a storm on a Sunday, everybody else is in bed!


I am always inspired and excited by storms. They are something I can’t control. I tend to not go out in the thick of them, but I have had photographs that I have taken the day after, published. Yesterday, I shot a few right outside, but the light was so flat, and fuzzy because of the storm, that I posted a few on Facebook, and called it “special”.
This morning, I left Rochester around 5:20 AM. I started shooting about an hour later, since my favorite starting place was not accessible.
In the next few posts, you will see photos from coastal New Hampshire and Massachusetts (very northern).

"Sunrise, with texture", (c) 2013. Water vs ice.

“Sunrise, with texture”, (c) 2013. Water vs ice.

long week-end

I had made no definite plans for the week-end aside from trying to get some R&R. My company gave us Friday off too, which gave me a jump on chores. So, that was most of yesterday, though I did get painting done, too. I’ll post those tomorrow.

Today, I went to the beach, hung out with Judy and Carl when I got home and sifted though some of my craft supplies.

I did shoot this earlier, and I think it’s viable: