The Gallery at 100 Market

I’m very excited to share that I’m part of the current show at The Gallery at 100 Market (@ 1oo Market Street in downtown Portsmouth).  See below for additional info regarding the show! I will have several of my favorite pieces on display, in a series I call “Looking Up”.  Ascension: Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse is one of the pieces. Hope to see you there.
The Gallery at 100 Market is bringing a bit of bright to the winter months with “Sweet, Sentimental & Thoughtful Delights.” The exhibition features works selected for their lighter side: humor, inspiration, blitheness and nostalgic.
“Sweet, Sentimental & Thoughtful Delights,” a four-floor exhibition, opens with an artist’s reception on February 3, from 5 to 7 p.m., at the Gallery at 100 Market, 100 Market St., Portsmouth NH.
“We’ve learned over the years that seasons affect people’s taste in art,” says Michael Simchik, gallery patron and 100 Market owner. “This exhibition is like a full-spectrum bulb – something to chase away the winters blues and the short day’s grays.
Simchik says The Gallery at 100 Market was established with two things in mind. Foremost it was created to support the artist’s business of one. Second it would offer quality exhibitions as a community service that includes a broad variety of work, including less commercial forms that are less apt to find wall space in the downtown. 
“This show’s service is simply to maintain quality and lift spirits, and that’s definitely what it does; call it our wintertime community service,” says Simchik. “There’s deftly handled color and intriguing images. It’s an exhibit that will appeal to families as well.”
The show features the work of numerous children book illustrators with fantastical images from monsters to frogs, Anne Scheer’s delightful images of children’s toys and Jocelyn Toffic’s take on Mucha. Greg Kretschmar is exhibiting his photography for the first time. Anne Howland created working pieces that will delight children of all ages.
For the first time 100 Market will re-hang work from a previous exhibit. Philip Case Cohen’s large photo images were slated for the large main walls. But due to complications they arrived late and were put in a smaller area on an upper floor.
“These are beautiful pieces. They simply could not be seen properly given their size and the smaller space where they were first exhibited,” says Jean Hurlbut, McLane Law Firm’s gallery liaison, a show supporter. “We’re truly glad the jury saw fit to bring these pieces back and give them the space for proper viewing.”
“Sentimental” includes collage, mixed media, assemblage, photography and painting. The artists include: Scheer, Robert Squier, Nathan Walker, Kathy Morrissey, Russ Aharonian, Alan Ammann, Cori Caputo, Cohen, Shannon Connolly, Rosalind Fedeli, Tess Feltes, Marian Forbes, Kate Higley, Ann R. Howland, Aline Lotter, John Maciejowski, Elaine Mendzela, Darlene Furbush Ouellett, Susan Paradis, Jasmine Inglesmith, Rebecca Emberley, Jocelyn Toffic, and Kretschmar.

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