Manchester Artists Association
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Up Coming Shows

Next Meeting
October 2, 2017

The meeting will be held at the NH
Institute of Art,148 Concord Street, Manchester, in French Hall
The meeting will start at 7:00pm with the board meeting
at 6:00pm

Our Presenter for November is

Gary Samson

Gary Samson is a fine art photographer and photo educator who has received numerous awards, grants and fellowships for his work during the past forty years. Currently serving as the Chair of the Photography Department at the New Hampshire Institute of Art, Mr. Samson has taught photography courses and workshops regionally and internationally since 1981. His career in photography started in 1971 at the University of New Hampshire where he served as the University Filmmaker and Manager of Photography.

Gary has extensively utilized 19th and 20th century photographic collections in the production of films and exhibitions about New Hampshire's rich industrial history. His best known films, A World Within A World: The Amoskeag Manufacturing Company and Milltown, are sensitive portrayals of Manchester's textile mills and the immigrant people who labored in them.


Artist of the Year 2017

James O'Donnell Wins Artist of the Year

He will be displaying his work at E.W.Poore in Manchester from June 2017 to June 2018

Jim O'Donnell is a traditional landscape artist who paints in both oil and watercolor. Although he has always considered himself to be a creative person he did not start painting until much later in life. From his studio or en plein air, he loves painting the landscapes and seascapes of New England, from Maine to Cape Cod. His paintings strive to capture a moment in time through light, texture and color. Primarily self taught, he has been very fortunate to receive instruction from some talented local instructors from the New Hampshire Institute of Art, Kimball Jenkins School of Art and most recently at E. W. Poore Studios in Manchester, NH with artist, Randy Knowles. He is inspired by the works of several artists including Joseph Mcgurl, Mark Delessio, Dennis Sheehan, Kathleen Dunphy, Elizabeth Tolley and John Houglum. He has participated in many juried and non-juried shows at such venues as East Colony Gallery in Manchester, NH, the Audubon Center in Auburn, NH, the Bernerhof Inn in Glen, NH and the Fine Arts Exhibit, Sunapee Landing Trading Co., in Sunapee, NH. In July, 2017 he will be participating in an exhibit entitled "Beyond the Visible" at the Azure Rising Gallery in Wolfeboro, NH. The show will highlight environmental concerns that are not always visible.




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2017 Scholarship program
Winner of the MAA Scholarship Congratulations Natalie Rivera of Central High School

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