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.

The Gallery at 100 Market | The Climb to 1,000

The latest installation at The Gallery at 100 Market is now hanging through April 15th.  Do yourself a favor and go visit to see some incredible paintings, photographs, and of course – my series that I selected specifically for this show: “Above & Beyond”.  The shot above is a glimpse of the series hanging on the 3rd floor, which have been mounted in gorgeous custom cherry frames with some anti-glare glass and featuring a few of my favorite photos.

Also, as a thank you to all of my supporters over the past couple years, I would like to invite anyone to use this coupon code for 15% off any purchase (for the next 30 days).  If ordering through use the code “1000”.  If ordering through the “Buy Now” button on the website, use code “561B67”.  I hope to keep you coming back for more engaging images for a long time to come! code: “1000” (no comma) code: “561B67”

Memorial Bridge Sunrise | The Gallery at 100 Market: Summer Opening

Another treat from last weekend’s sunrise features the Memorial Bridge basking in the glow of the first rays of the morning sun.  I love the subtleness of the scene, highlighted by the orange light on the rusted bridge with the hovering orange clouds.

Part of this evening’s show at The Gallery at 100 Market will feature the Memorial Bridge.  I wanted to highlight the beauty and the fragility of the bridge given its seemingly doomed future.

Thanks to Mark Dearborn I have these awesome posters and some very cool post cards that I’ve signed to give away to folks who make the trek to downtown Portsmouth for tonight’s show!  Hope to see you all at 100 Market Street sometime between 5 and 7pm!

Thanks again to everyone who has continued to visit the site and share their wonderful feedback.

New Show at The Gallery at 100 Market

I am pleased and honored to be able to share with everyone the following info about an upcoming show right downtown!  I had a blast selecting images to be included in this show, with some unique perspectives from town that you’ve seen here on the site….and made a point to highlight the Memorial Bridge as we don’t know how much longer it will be around for us to enjoy.  The gallery is located at 100 Market Street, the same building that houses The 100 Club, Banana Republic, Springers Jewelers, and various office users.  I can’t wait to visit the building and see the gorgeous and vibrant prints hanging on the walls…and only hope that others enjoy them as much as I enjoyed putting them together.

What: 11th Annual Summer Juried Exhibit

When: Friday, August 13th from 5-7pm

Where: 100 Market Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801

Once again, Infinite Imaging did a fantastic job at delivering a high quality product in a very accelerated timeframe.   The following is an excerpt from the press release that went out this week!

“On August 13 The Gallery at 100 Market will open its eleventh “Summer Juried Exhibtion,” with an artist’s reception, from 5 to 7 p.m. The show features the work of two-dozen artists from throughout New England and will continue through November1.

“This is a theme-free show with a mix of mediums and subjects, a smorgasbord of visions and approaches,” says Michael Simchik, building owner and gallery sponsor. “And surprisingly enough, after more than a decade of exhibits, it’s the first time we’ll feature an artist whose work is focused on Portsmouth and its iconic images.”

Since it’s inception the alternative gallery has avoided all but the most unique images of the seacoast, giving preference to work less apt to find placement in commercial establishments. This time there will be nearly 20 Portsmouth images by Philip Case Cohen, who chronicles the seacoast for his popular blog The Daily Portsmouth. Each of his images will feature a unique path to and in honor of Portsmouth.”